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Characters of War
by David Noonan

The Scales of War Adventure Path kicked off last month in Dungeon #156. This month, we offer you a chance to customize your character uniquely to Scales of War with these character background concepts. Although intended for use with Scales of War (future adventures might incorporate some of these background elements as plot devices), they’re eminently suitable for any D&D campaign.

The setting of the Scales of War Adventure Path is more implied than actual. That’s intentional on our part. We want you to make the world your own rather than define it for you (beyond the degree of definition required to place future adventures).

But from "Rescue at Rivenroar" onward, the characters at your table will come to life and develop their own backstories, goals, and agendas. As a launching pad for those backstories, we offer this slate of character backgrounds.

About the Author

David Noonan is a game designer for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. He contributed to the 4th edition core rules and co-wrote the Scepter Tower of Spellgard adventure. He lives in Washington state with his wife and two children.