Character Race Templates

Character Race Templates: Note that the only mandatory parts of each template are the physical traits (including Complications, if any). Some typical skills are listed, but you needn’t take them if you don’t want to. If you wish to adopt the stereotypical abilities or attitudes of the various races, feel free. But elves, dwarves and the other races are as free-willed and variable as humans.

Elf Template (23 Points)
+2 DEX
+2 INT
+1 OCV
+1 DCV
Running +4m
+1 Sight Perception
Ultraviolet Vision
Life Support (1600 years)
Lightsleep
Striking Appearance +1 +1d6 (minimum)

A typical elf will have +2 OCV with Bows, +2 with Swords, Spears, and Lances, and 6 CP of Professional Skills related to art). None of these is mandatory.

Dwarf Template (20 points)
+2 STR
+3 CON
+2 PD
+2 ED
+5 END
+2 BODY,
Ultraviolet Vision
Resistance +3
Running -2m

A typical dwarf will have Professional Skills (various crafts), Trading, WF: Axes/Maces/Hammers/Picks, KS: Stonework. None of these is mandatory.

Halfling Template (12 points)
-4 STR
+2 DEX
-2 PRE
+1 OCV
+2 DCV
+2 Stealth
Running -4m

-10 Physical Complication: Small (Infrequent, Severe)

A typical Halfling will have 4 CP of Professional Skills related to brewing, cooking, farming, gardening, inn-keeping and the like.

Goblin Template (5 points)
-2 STR
-2 INT
-2 EGO
-2 PRE
Fangs: HKA 1 Point
Ultraviolet Vision
+1 PER
Running -2m

-10 Physical Complication: Small (Infrequent, Severe)

Hobgoblin Template (16 points)
+1 DEX
+2 CON
-2 INT
-2 EGO
+1 BODY
Ultraviolet Vision
Fangs: HKA 1/2d6

Orc Template (24 points)
+2 STR
+3 CON
-2 INT
-2 EGO
+1 BODY
Ultraviolet Vision
Fangs: HKA 1/2d6

A typical Goblin/Hobgoblin/Orc will have Survival, Stealth, WF: Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons. Hobgoblins typically also have Riding, possibly Animal Handling and Tracking.

There are other races—centaurs, lizard-men, and giants, for instance—but they are not available as player character races. That might change eventually, but not right now.

Character Race Templates

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