Roll the die to decide your fate (Just click it)
I made this DnD 5e backstory generator as a resource to help players get inspiration for a new character and to help DMs quickly generate NPCs with interesting backstories. I purposely kept the backgrounds somewhat generic so they can be used for any race or class. Still, some backstories definitely lend themselves to certain classes or groups of classes.
In the future, I hope to add functionality to allow users to only show backstory suitable for a certain class or group of classes. But for now, let the dice fly — if you don’t like the backstory that pops up, just click the die to roll again for a brand new Dungeons and Dragons character.
If you’d like a smaller starting point for your character’s background, check out my personality traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws generators. They each contain completely unique character traits — I didn’t just recycle the bits and pieces of the backstories from above.
Also, if you’re looking for a character name to go with your new backstory, check out my DnD name generator.