Standard Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits: Half-dwarf characters gain a +2 bonus to one ability score of their choice at creation to represent their varied nature.
Type: Half-dwarves are Humanoid creatures with both the human and the dwarf subtypes.
Size: Half-dwarves are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Base Speed: Half-dwarves have a base speed of 30 feet.
Languages: Half-dwarves begin play speaking Common and Dwarven. Half-dwarves with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except secret languages, such as Druidic).

Defense Racial Traits

Resistant: Half-dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting affects and poison.

Stability: Half-dwarves gain a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground. Though not as stocky as their dwarf parents, half-dwarves still have a lower center of gravity than humans.

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skilled: Half-dwarves have a +2 racial bonus on all Craft or Profession checks. Half-dwarves inherit the dwarf’s keen eye for craftsmanship, and their human heritage expands this to more than just stone and metal.

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision: Half-dwarves can see in the dark up to 60 feet.

Offense Racial Traits

Weapon Familiarity: Half-dwarves are proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and treat any weapon with the word “dwarven” in its name as a martial weapon.

Other Racial Traits

Dwarf Blood: Half-dwarves count as both dwarves and humans for any effect related to race.

About Trampas "Dragonhelm" Whiteman

Trampas “Dragonhelm” Whiteman is best known for co-creating and administering the Dragonlance Nexus fan site. He is co-author of three Dragonlance books – Holy Orders of the Stars, Knightly Orders of Ansalon, and Races of Ansalon. When not evangelizing Dragonlance and other settings, Trampas is a husband, father, podcaster, and web designer. Trampas also enjoys reading comics, reading fantasy and scifi novels, and playing D&D.
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