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Character Backstory Cards, For Use With 5E Ampersand Campaigns

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Welcome, heroes! Designed for use with the classic ampersand roleplaying game, Character Backstory Cards provide each new adventurer with a slight bit of background to aid you in developing their life before the start of the campaign.

Each of the 50 cards in this deck details an event that helped shape your character (and a minor game benefit inspired by that event).

The gamemaster may remove some cards from the deck, using their position as GM to eliminate events and abilities they wish to keep out of their campaign.

Also available as a book!

Using the Deck

When creating a new character, shuffle the deck and draw three cards.
You may then choose to:

Keep one of the cards, shuffling the others back into the deck.

Return all three cards to the deck and draw another one, keeping it without getting any other choices.

Return all three cards to the deck and increase any two ability scores of your choosing by 1 each, to a maximum of 20.

Share this deck with the other players in the campaign. Keep your card for the duration of the campaign. No two characters may have the same backstory card.



Copyright © 2024 Philip Reed, all rights reserved. Edited by Lex Morgan.

Artwork © Evgeny Maloshenkov, Emmanuel Bou Roldan, and Dennis Saputra (, used under license.

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