Fortune-Hunter

You crawl through ancient temples and explore lost ruins. You know many of the secrets held by the past, but you're always looking to uncover more.

Skill Proficiencies: History, Investigation
Tool Proficiency: Select one of the following: Thieves Tools or Vehicles (any)
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (with sturdy clothes, boots, a leather jacket and a hat), two explorer's outfits, a trekking backpack, an adventuring backpack, a smartphone, a tablet, a compass, a pair of binoculars, a metal detector, a shovel, a 50-foot rope, a canteen, 5 days of rations.

Feature: Ancient Lore


You know legends of lost cultures and rumors about artifacts that are not found in textbooks. And when you don't have a missing piece of information, you know where to find it. Usually, this information comes from an eclectic library or an outcast professor. The GM might rule that the knowledge you seek simply cannot be found.

Suggested Characteristics


Fortune-Hunters are tomb-raiders and relic seekers who know the past and want to know it better.

d8 Personality Trait
1 As long as I survive, I will never give up.
2 I love solving puzzles, answering riddles, and bypassing traps.
3 I've spent years reading dusty books and have little practical experience in the field.
4 I don't find much enjoyment among the living, but the dead have told me many interesting stories.
5 The dead deserve their rest, so I try not to disturb them.
6 The dead have no need of things, but I do.
7 Someday someone will dig up my bones and my things and try to understand my life. I want to provide them with an interesting mystery.
8 I have a collection of artifacts and curios that are very precious to me. Please don't touch them.
d6 Ideal
1 Conservation. That belongs in a museum! (Good)
2 Collector. I risk my life in order to amass a fortune for my own enjoyment. (Evil)
3 Death-Defier. I crave the thrill of narrowly escaping death. (Chaotic)
4 Validator. Every turn of the spade offers evidence of the maligned truth. (Lawful)
5 Ambitious. There are relics which offer great power to those who can find them. (Any)
6 Revelation. I seek to discover something long forgotten by time. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I do this to bring notoriety to the university that I work for.
2 I find many trinkets along the way, but if something is of true historical value, it belongs in a museum.
3 I have a bitter rivalry with a fellow fortune hunter who was once very close to me before showing their true colors.
4 In my exploration I've made many friends from many cultures who I would risk my life for.
5 I want to make my curmudgeony mentor admit that he's proud of me.
6 When I was young I heard legends about an important and, some say, dangerous artifact. I spend much of my research and exploration time searching for that artifact.
d6 Flaw
1 I believe that I'm intellectually superior to others and it is my duty to teach them.
2 If left unsupervised in a new room I'll search it for interesting items and secret doors.
3 I hate snakes (or some other creature).
4 I neglect my family unless I'm talking to them about a previous or future expedition or enlightening them about historical facts.
5 When I'm not risking life and limb on some delving I get bored and grumpy.
6 I'll go anywhere to uncover the past… but not in an airplane.
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