100+ D&D Backstory Curses You Can Use

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Coming up with unique and interesting D&D backstory curses doesn’t need to be difficult. I’ve got a list of a hundred below and some information on how you can create your own unique RPG content at LitRPG Adventures, a powerful RPG generator and content library powered by GPT-3 from OpenAI. First, though, I hope you find this list of 100 curses you can use for your character backstory useful.

  • 1) You are cursed to never die. You will never die of old age, and can only be killed by diety level foes.
  • 2) You suffer from a curse that makes you smell like pancakes. Everyone who gets within 10′ of you has to make a DC 15 constitution check or become hungry.
  • 3) You have a curse that makes everyone you know and love hate you.
  • 4) You have a curse that makes you run around in circles for no reason every day when you’re in a stressful situation.
  • 5) You have a curse that makes you forget your own name. You must go by the name “I Forget My Name”
  • 6) You have a curse that makes it so you can never have sex with someone who doesn’t hate you.
  • 8) You have a curse that makes you run around on all fours and bark like a dog.
  • 9) You have a curse that makes it so that whenever you see a dog, you try to chase it.
  • 10) You have a curse that gives you a permanent erection.
  • 11) You have a curse that makes it so you must eat one pound of food every day. Or else.
  • 12) You have a curse that makes it so you must paint everything black.
  • 13) You have a curse that makes it so you can never look at the sun. And you’re always so angry, it burns everyone you try to talk to.
  • 14) You have a curse that makes it so you can never look at the moon. And you’re always so sad, it makes everyone you try to talk to cry.
  • 15) You have a curse that makes it so you have to travel everywhere by foot.
  • 16) You have a curse that makes it so you can never look at a goat without tripping.
  • 17) You have a curse that makes it so you’re magnetized to glass. And when you walk past a glass object, you get stuck to it for 5 minutes.
  • 18) You have a curse that makes it so you only have one head. But you have multiple bodies that you switch between every minute.
  • 19) You have a curse that makes it so you have to engage in a staring contest with everyone you meet.
  • 20) You have a curse that makes it so you can only wear things on your head.
  • 21) You are cursed to always be hungry. You can never have full belly.
  • 22) You are cursed to only speak in geometric shapes.
  • 23) You can only walk in a straight line.
  • 24) You have a curse that makes you so cold, you turn everyone into an ice sculpture. You die if you get warm.
  • 25) The curse that afflicts you is that you have a million identical copies of yourself, all of which are the same person, and all of which have their own identity, and all of which hate each other. They are spread throughout the world.
  • 26) Your curse is that you can only talk in dirty limericks, and it’s impossible for you to say a sentence that doesn’t rhyme.
  • 27) Your curse is that you can only say the word “no.” When you try to say anything else, you instead say “no.”
  • 28) Your curse is that you must always take off your shirt in public.
  • 29) Your curse is that you must always tell the truth.
  • 30) Your curse is that you can see the auras of living things.
  • 31) Your curse is that you can see the future, but you can’t do anything to change it.
  • 32) You have been cursed. At dawn each day, you are compelled to tell a random person in the wilderness what you are most afraid of. Before sunset you must murder the person you told, and consume their heart. The curse will pass to the next person you talk to.
  • 33) You have been cursed. At dawn and dusk each day, you must shed a tear for someone you’ve loved and lost in your life, and then slash your wrist with the weapon of their murderers.
  • 34) You have been cursed. Whenever you are surprised, you drop your backpack and vomit a pile of 2d20 copper pieces. It’s painful but a little profitable.
  • 35) You have been cursed. Whenever you are surprised, you poop in your pants.
  • 36) You have been cursed. Whenever you make a deal with a diety, you will be asked to sacrifice something you love on the spot.
  • 37) You have been cursed. Whenever you enter a building, the front door swings shut and locks itself.
  • 38) You have been cursed. Whenever you encounter a new creature, it must attack you.
  • 39) You have been cursed. Whenever you encounter a new creature, it must attack you. And when it destroys your body, it will reform your body in front of you, and you have to go through the whole thing again.
  • 40) The curse of your character is that no matter what happens, no matter what chaos or evil follows you, at the end, everything will return to normal, and everything will be fine again. Your curse is boredom.
  • 41) Your curse is that you can’t die.
  • 42) Your curse is that you can’t sleep.
  • 43) Your curse is that you can’t feel pain.
  • 44) Your curse is that you can’t feel anything.
  • 45) Your curse is that you can’t speak.
  • 46) Your curse is that you can’t stand still.
  • 47) Your curse is that you can’t stay awake.
  • 48) Your curse is that you can’t keep your hands to yourself.
  • 49) Your curse is that you can’t look at someone without flirting with them.
  • 50) Your curse is that you can’t not fight things.
  • 51) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and to always be cold and wet.
  • 52) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, but never suffer any ill effects from the cold or wet.
  • 53) No matter how much you try, you can never be polite.
  • 54) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and to become stronger and tougher the longer you stay out.
  • 55) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and the wilderness itself will always be out to get you.
  • 56) Whenever you walk through a door, it slams shut behind you.
  • 57) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and to lead the wildlife on hunts against civilisation.
  • 58) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and your shadow is malevolent and wants to kill you.
  • 59) Whenever you talk to a new person, you must greet them by calling them “mother” or “father” if you dare.
  • 60) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, now and forever.
  • 61) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and your family has been cursed as well.
  • 62) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, but you and your family are being hunted by the wilderness itself.
  • 63) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, but you and your family are being hunted by the wilderness itself, and it’s even more powerful than you are.
  • 64) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, and the wilderness itself is being hunted by an even mightier power.
  • 65) You have been cursed to forever wander the wilderness, but you and your family are the powers that be, and you must hunt the wilderness.
  • 66) You are cursed and will turn into a wolfman every fullmoon.
  • 67) You are cursed and will turn into a wolfman every fullmoon, and it’s hereditary.
  • 68) You are cursed and will turn into a wolfman every fullmoon, and it’s hereditary, but you and your family are the only lycanthropes in existence.
  • 69) Your family is cursed to always be lycanthropes, but you are the first one in your history not to be a werewolf.
  • 70) Your family is cursed to always be lycanthropes, and the only way to break the curse is to kill all the heirs.
  • 71) You are cursed to sing at loud volumes in battle, even if it will give you and your allies away.
  • 72) You are cursed to sing at loud volumes in battle, and if you ever sing in peace, you’ll go mad.
  • 73) You are cursed to sing at loud volumes in battle, and the reason you fight is to be free of the curse.The curse will be broken if you can kill a thousand creatures in a single battle.
  • 74) Your family was cursed to suffer from oddities, including but not limited to having an urge to laugh uncontrollably, uncontrollable sobbing, the need to lick everything, the urge to sing at loud volumes in battle, and the urge to run away from home every fullmoon.
  • 75) You are cursed to be joined on your adventure by the spirit of your dead grandfather, but he is a loud, obnoxious, and generally unlikable person.
  • 76) The curse you’re afflicted with is that you learn slow. You lose 10% of xp every time you get experience points.
  • 77) The curse you’re afflicted with is that you forget fast. Your short-term memory is shot.
  • 78) You are cursed to forever wander the wilderness, but you can only die at the hands of a human.
  • 79) Your curse is that you must always do the opposite of what you want.
  • 80) Your curse is that you must always do the opposite of what your friends want.
  • 81) The curse you’ve been afflicted with is to always be hungry, but you can never be full.
  • 82) The curse you’ve been afflicted with is to always be thirsty, but you can never be hydrated.
  • 83) Your curse is that you can’t find any place you can call a peaceful home.
  • 84) You are cursed to become violently ill when you drink ale, beer, or any alcoholic drink. Because of this, you’re often very irritable.
  • 85) You are cursed and unable to eat any type of fresh fruit. If you do, you’ll be violently ill for a day and a half.
  • 86) You are cursed and unable to eat any type of fresh vegetable. If you do, you’ll be violently ill for a day and a half.
  • 87) You are cursed and unable to eat any type of fresh meat. If you do, you’ll be violently ill for a day and a half.
  • 88) You are cursed and unable to eat any type of saltwater fish. If you do, you’ll be violently ill for a day and a half.
  • 89) You are cursed and unable to eat any type of freshwater fish. If you do, you’ll be violently ill for a day and a half.
  • 90) You are cursed and unable to walk on any surface that isn’t made of wood.
  • 91) You are cursed that whatever you do with your magic will end up hurting yourself.
  • 92) A year and a half ago, a witch cursed you. Now, you cannot help but seek out (and crave) food. This curse makes you unable to hold your hunger for more than a few hours, and it also makes you unable to resist any food.
  • 93) Your curse is to become addicted to any substance you put into your mouth on the third day of using it.
  • 94) A year and a half ago, a witch cursed you. Now, you cannot help but seek out (and crave) water. This curse makes you unable to hold your thirst for more than a few hours, and it also makes you unable to resist any beverage.
  • 95) Your curse is to become addicted to any substance you put into your mouth on the third day of using it.
  • 96) A year and a half ago, a vampire cursed you. Now, you must only drink the blood of the living. This curse makes you unable to hold your blood-thirst for more than a few hours, and it also makes you unable to resist any vampire’s commands.
  • 97) As a young person, you were cursed by a mad wizard named Zan. He cursed you to suffer from spells of amnesia. Every night, between the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM, you are afflicted with complete amnesia. As a result, you have trouble remembering things and you have a very hard time dealing with problems that require quick thinking.
  • 98) You are cursed to suffer from memory loss. Every time you sleep, you forget everything that happened that day.
  • 99) You were cursed by your parents when you were a child. This curse makes you more and more stupid each year that you age.
  • 100) Your curse is that you are addicted to any substance you put into your mouth on the third day of using it. If you don’t use the substance, you suffer from withdrawal.
  • 101) You are cursed to become more and more impatient over time.

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