Charlatan

You traveled from place to place, peddling false fortunes and snake oil in one town, pretending to be royalty in exile to seduce a wealthy heir in the next. Becoming an adventurer might be your next big scam or an attempt to put your talents to use for a greater cause. Perhaps it’s a bit of both, as you realize that after pretending to be a hero, you’ve become the mask.

Career

Other Benefits

Intelligence

Underworld Lore

Charisma

Deception

  • Charming Liar
    Charming Liar Skill Feat 1, General Feat 1
    TRAIT

    Requirements Trained in Deception
    Description Your charm allows you to win over those you lie to. 
    Applications When you get a critical success using the Lie action, the target’s attitude toward you improves by one step, as though you’d succeeded at using Diplomacy to Make an Impression. This works only once per conversation, and if you critically succeed against multiple targets using the same result, you choose one creature’s attitude to improve. You must be lying to impart seemingly important information, inflate your status, or ingratiate yourself, which trivial or irrelevant lies can’t achieve.
Type
Illicit
Human
Charlatan Criminal 3
NEUTRAL EVILMEDIUMHUMANOIDHUMAN

Charlatans use pretense and misdirection to swindle money and other valuables from the credulous and confused. Selling snake oil (literally or figuratively), distracting marks to pick their pockets, or faking mediumship are classic grifts.
Perception Trained
Languages Common
Skills Acrobatics Trained , Deception Trained , Diplomacy Trained , Occultism Trained , Performance Expert , Society Trained , Stealth Trained Thievery Trained , Underworld Lore Expert

DEX +3 , INT +2 , WIS +1 , CHA +4

Items Items lute, disguise kit, sap, shortsword, thieves' tools
AC 18
Saving Throws Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +10
HP40
Speed 25 ft
Melee
  • shortsword Expert +6 / +2 , agile, versatile Slashing Piercing
  • Sap Expert +3 / -1 , agile, Nonlethal Blugeoning
Special Abilities
  • Versatile Performance The charlatan can use Performance instead of Diplomacy to Make an Impression and instead of Intimidation to Demoralize. They can also use an acting Performance instead of Deception to Impersonate.
  • Sneak Attack The charlatan deals an extra precision damage to flat-footed creatures.
   
Spells
  • Occult Spontaneous Spells DC 20, attack Trained ; 2nd charm, illusory disguise, invisibility (2 slots 1st illusory disguise, magic aura, unseen servant, ventriloquism (3 slots Cantrips (2nd) daze, ghost sound, mage hand, message, prestidigitation
  • Bard Composition Spells DC 19, 1 Focus Point; 1st counter-performance; Cantrips (1st) inspire courage
Charlatan Background
TRAIT

Description You traveled from place to place, peddling false fortunes and snake oil in one town, pretending to be royalty in exile to seduce a wealthy heir in the next. Becoming an adventurer might be your next big scam or an attempt to put your talents to use for a greater cause. Perhaps it’s a bit of both, as you realize that after pretending to be a hero, you’ve become the mask.
Applications Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Intelligence or Charisma, and one is a free ability boost. You’re trained in the Deception skill and the Underworld Lore skill. You gain the Charming Liar skill feat.

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