I know I have discussed this before but this is an updated look at a background career coming in the Blades & Black Magic supplement. There will be random tables to determine background or you can just read through and choose one.
Attributes provided are a basic line or quick stat up for Players/Referee, but not mandatory.
Each Background will have an "Ability" which can be used or just ignored as the Referee decides for his campaign.
Skills for the background are listed and its not mandatory to take all 5, just 3. For a Player wanting an instant character, background concept, or a Referee needing an NPC on the fly, this should be a good resource I think. Not sure how many backgrounds I'll end up with but I am gunning for 100+. Then there will be tables for random rolling one such as by Environment (Urban, Wilds, etc.) or by Class (Adventurer v Wizard). Anyway here is a sample of the Abbot.
most wise and the oldest of religious scholars become abbots and thus
the leader of a monastery or religious order. An Abbot tends to be
older than your standard starting adventurer, but may be on a journey
to right a wrong, seek a religious artifact or sacred truth, or for
some reason take to the road for penance for misdeeds or spiritual
awakening. An Abbot will be in their later mid-life (think 50's in
terms of human age) and is a scholar and teacher, not necessarily a
fighter-although anything is possible.
IQ15 DX9 EN7 MV4; AR-1 (Robes); DM1d6 (Staff)
Literacy+1; Physicker+1; Lore+1; Staff+1
Oratory: When giving a formal speech/sermon you can influence others
to see your point of view, a listener requires a 4/IQ test to resist
walking staff, robes, large sack, walking boots, religious symbol,
parchment, quill, ink, religious text/scrolls, wineskin 3 days food.
quiet but fulfilling life was interrupted. Weather by fate or
fortune a dark spirit entered your quiet life and corrupted members
of your flock. There were deaths and factions created which lead to
you leaving. Now whether seeking redemption, a solution, or a new
start you have started a journey you never expected.