Musician

Music flows inside of you and out, through instruments or even through your voice. You love to make music and talk music, and you spend a significant amount of time practicing, performing, and listening to songs.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Performance
Tool Proficiency: Select any two Musical Instruments
Languages: None
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (including outfits appropriate to your performance style), a smartphone, a tablet, any 2 musical instruments, three completed acts.

Feature: Gigs


You can always find a place to perform, whether in a bar, a theater, at a carnival, on the internet, or on a busy street corner. You've built up an amount of celebrity and even a fanbase. People who've seen you perform usually like you. Fans will help you with information or services, and might even put you up for a few nights. When you perform at a location away from home, the venue might also set you up with meals and rooms of a standard appropriate to the locale.

Suggested Characteristics


Musicians are passionate about practicing and performing music.

d8 Personality Trait
1 There's a song in my heart and it's usually coming out of my mouth or hands.
2 I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my music, and I'll practice day and night until I nail it.
3 I love to explore new styles and sounds and collect songs whenever I'm exploring a new culture.
4 I know a song for every occasion.
5 I'm constantly falling in love and getting my heart broken. It's a hard life, but it produces some good music.
6 I'm a huge fan of a musical legend and quote them as often as possible.
7 I'm a musician, so I always look that part.
8 There's good music and there's bad music, and I like to help people distinguish the difference.
d6 Ideal
1 Catharsis. I make music to help others feel what they need to feel. Sometimes it's good to have a cry, but I'd rather help them smile. (Good)
2 Remembrance. The old songs are the encapsulated lives of those who've moved on. We need to remember them. (Lawful)
3 Innovator. A hundred years ago, there was no rock and roll. I'm gonna be the vanguard of what comes next. (Chaotic)
4 Acclaim. My journey is all about me. I don't care if others get hurt because they're in my way and no one will ride my coattails. (Evil)
5 Patrons. I love knowing that my songs connect and speak to the lives of others. That's why I play. (Neutral)
6 Expression. Music is the sound of the soul. It's the purest expression of who we are. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I love my band. We're all in this together.
2 I love my fans. They've supported me through thick and thin.
3 My mother always wanted me to be a successful musician, and now she's gone.
4 My family didn't believe in me, but I'll show them that I can make it on my own.
5 My muse has inspired my best songs, but hasn't spoken to me in years.
6 My mentor is an old, blind musician and I want to make him proud, even though he already is.
d6 Flaw
1 I'm easily manipulated by people who flatter my music.
2 I complicate everything in my life because I'm not really ground in reality.
3 I go through bouts of depression and anxiety brought on my extreme doubt in my abilities.
4 I get upset with people who interrupt my creative time, even when it's important.
5 I need music in my ears to focus.
6 I wrote an amazing song once, then heard it on the radio several months later. I'm not sure who stole it, but bitterness has consumed me and I rage about this injustice often.
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