[RPG] What’s a good background for a treasure hunter?


I'm making a character for my friend's campaign. I want to make him a treasure hunter. I was looking at the backgrounds to see which one would be good for a profession like that, but I didn't see any.

What character background most closely fits treasure hunter?

Best Answer

I think that the closest you'll get are the Archaeologist and Anthropologist from Tomb of Annihilation.

An Archaeologist learns about ancient cultures by studying their remains, ruins, masterworks, and tombs. That could easily be re-flavoured as a treasure hunter if you wanted.

The Anthropologist is a bit of of a stretch, focusing more on a particular culture's customs, but you could make it work.