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What is the scope of the Charlatan background?

Read the "Customizing a Background" rule. This is not listed as an optional rule; in a sense, it is closer to the core rules of 5e than feats are (which are optional) and multiclassing. ...
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What is the scope of the Charlatan background?

It's A Good Enough Fit What your player is describing seems to me more like a 'fixer' than a 'charlatan' but despite that, I'd allow it with barely a second thought. If he wants his fixer character ...
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What is the scope of the Charlatan background?

So, I went to check the wording for the Charlatan background in the PHB: You have always had a way with people. You know what makes them tick, you can tease out their hearts’ desires after a few ...
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What is the scope of the Charlatan background?

The background system is supposed assist character creation, not control it. If you read through chapter 4 "Personality and Background", you should observe that the guidance given is very ...
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What is the scope of the Charlatan background?

Why not? I'm not sure I see a real problem here. Your player has developed a backstory and suggested that the Charlatan fits within it. There is nothing wrong with any of that! The problems are ...
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How to add negative healing to a character temporarily?

Pierce the Veil does exactly what you're looking for. It's not exactly easy to get though- it's a Major Gift, so you'll need a Death Aspect Relic to gain it, as well as being at least level 10 ...
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How to add negative healing to a character temporarily?

Slim pickings You could try wish. Not even that is clear, as there is no spell currently granting temporary undead status or negative healing, but it seems not out of range, power wise, if your GM ...
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