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Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide Storm King's Thunder takes place in the Sword Coast and the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide describes all the places in the Sword Coast. From what I can recall from reading it, it doesn't make any references to any of the published adventures, so it should allow you to read through without spoiling the plot, or at least with ...


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No, it's actually pretty common! Characters with amnesia can be really fun and mysterious to be around (from a player perspective) depending on how they're done. A well-rounded amnesiac who's able to role play well is great in my opinion, but I do have a little advice if you choose to go down that route! Something one of my friends did that I didn't find ...


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This is strictly dependent on the GM/Player pair It's a bad idea if either the player or the GM are not interested. It can be a great idea if both are interested. I have done this, but as a GM rather than a player. I had designed a setting where it would be highly beneficial to have at least one character with directly-plot-related amnesia. I could, in ...


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Giving your PC amnesia is an amazing idea1 (1) and so are most ideas as long as both the player and the GM like them. So, is giving your character amnesia about their backstory a bad thing to do to your DM? Amnesia has been used as a narrative tool countless times in movies, books, TV shows, etc. for excellent reasons: They introduce mystery and (most ...


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"Who does that?" Uh... practically everyone? Amnesia and the search for who you used to be is a very common background for a heroic character in literature, movies, and games. It's literally the main plot conceit of Knights of the Old Republic, Planescape Torment, The Bourne Identity, and Dark City, among many others, and it shows up all the time in ...


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It is OK if you and your DM are okay with it Backstories are personal. Heck, roleplaying is personal. What's allowable, workable, usable, and/or fun is going be 100% up to the player and the DM to agree on. We can't tell you if it's good or bad for you or your table, but if your DM has an issue with it, then there's an issue with it. It doesn't mean they'...


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If you don't work with your DM on your back story ... ... anything you do with your background and backstory can create difficulty at the table, since a PC needs to fit into the game world. If you work with your DM on your back story .... ... and the two of you together come up with amnesia as part of why your character is adventuring / questing, then it'...


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You can use a D&D Beyond search (this one is filtered by PHB) to obtain all the available backgrounds there, or modify it for other sources as well. The available features (and corresponding backgrounds) from the PHB are: Shelter of the Faithful (Acolyte) False Identity (Charlatan) Criminal Contact (Criminal / Spy) By Popular Demand (Entertainer / ...


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