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Racial Ability Bonuses
Options For Everyone
By R&D Staff

Player’s Handbook 3 introduced a new option to player character races. Instead of receiving a +2 bonus to two ability scores, each race was given one constant ability bonus and a choice between two alternatives for the second bonus. That approach has been standard in all books published since then. Most of the races from previous books were updated in Heroes of the Fallen Lands and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, leaving just a handful untouched—until now. This article extends the option to the remaining six player character races. Now all characters can adopt those racial archetypes that are thematically fitting but which previously were less attractive choices.

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