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Villain Backgrounds Volume I

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Last year, I released my first Dungeons & Dragons supplement: Villain Backgrounds Volume I , a small book all about creating compelling villains for your D&D campaigns and adventures. About twenty minutes ago, I realized I'd never written an independent article about it on my site. Now's better than never! What is it? Well... In D&D, player characters are the protagonists of the campaign or adventure. They roam the world, explore dungeons, slay monsters, and interact with diverse and interesting characters. Driving the PC's forward and instigating reactions from them are villains, the antagonists of the story. Most PC's are well-thought out and have compelling personalities. Their menacing mirrors should be the same. Villain Backgrounds Volume I is a supplement for D&D 5e and other RPGs designed to assist Dungeon Masters in building villains who are as layered as the PC's. Like the backgrounds initially included in the Player's Handbook and bui