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The Former Gladiator background appeared in Dragon #366 as part of a collection of backgrounds meant to support characters in the Scales of War campaign.

The Former Gladiator represents someone with a history of fighting for the amusement of a crowd. Whether they were born into this life, forced into it, or drawn to it for the glory and wealth it offered, they picked up a few skills to help them survive and curry favor with the audience.

This background is especially good for fighters.

Benefit: It takes four failed death saves to kill you (rather than the usual 3)

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