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Forgotten Realms Race and Adolescence Table

Copyright Christopher Adams ©2002

Edited by Nicholas HM Caldwell for The Guild Companion

Editor's Note

Forgotten Realms is a copyright and trademark property of Wizards of the Coast. No challenge is intended by this article to Wizards' copyrights or trademarks. We have deliberately removed all descriptive text from this article, leaving only the bare statistics. For details on the races below, you should consult the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, published by Wizards of the Coast.

List of Tables

  1. Human Racial Table
  2. Gold Dwarf Racial Table
  3. Gray Dwarf Racial Table
  4. Shield Dwarf Racial Table
  5. Drow Elf Racial Table
  6. Moon Elf Racial Table
  7. Sun Elf Racial Table
  8. Wild Elf Racial Table
  9. Wood Elf Racial Table
  10. Deep Gnome Racial Table
  11. Rock Gnome Racial Table
  12. Half Elf Racial Table
  13. Half Orc Racial Table
  14. Ghostwise Halfling Racial Table
  15. Lightfoot Halfling Racial Table
  16. Strongheart Halfling Racial Table
  17. Combined Adolescence Table (PDF)


Human Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+0

Em

+0

Co

+0

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

+0

Re

+0

Qu

+0

SD

+0

St

+0

Body Development Progression

0-6-4-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Mentalism PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Languages

Starting Languages:

Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Any regional race (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Skills.

Special Abilities

Character gains +10% development points each level.

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Gold Dwarf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

-3

Em

-2

Co

+6

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

+0

Re

+0

Qu

-3

SD

+4

St

+2

Body Development Progression

0-7-4-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-4-3-2-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-3-2-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Dwarvish (S8/S6), Common (S5/W5)

Adolescence Development:

Dwarvish (S10/W10), Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Giant (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Undercommon (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Caving, Leather-crafts, Metal-crafts, Mining, Stone-crafts, Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

Swimming

Hobby Skills

Any Armor skill, Body Development, Caving, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Survival (Underground), Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 60'

Poison RR: +50

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB against orcs and goblinoids

+20 DB against giants

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Gray Dwarf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

-2

Em

-2

Co

+6

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

-6

Re

+0

Qu

-2

SD

+4

St

+2

Body Development Progression

0-7-4-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-3-2-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-3-2-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Dwarvish (S8/S6), Common (S5/W5)

Adolescence Development:

Dwarvish (S10/W10), Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Giant (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Undercommon (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Caving, Leather-crafts, Metal-crafts, Mining, Stone-crafts, Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

Swimming

Hobby Skills

Any Armor skill, Body Development, Caving, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Survival (Underground), Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 120'

Poison RR: +50

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB against orcs and goblinoids

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Shield Dwarf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

-2

Em

-4

Co

+6

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

-4

Re

+0

Qu

-2

SD

+4

St

+2

Body Development Progression

0-7-4-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-3-2-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-3-2-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Dwarvish (S8/S6), Common (S5/W5)

Adolescence Development:

Dwarvish (S10/W10), Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Giant (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Undercommon (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Caving, Leather-crafts, Metal-crafts, Mining, Stone-crafts, Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

Swimming

Hobby Skills

Any Armor skill, Body Development, Caving, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Survival (Underground), Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 60'

Poison RR: +50

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB against orcs and goblinoids

+20 DB against giants

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Drow Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+2

Em

+2

Co

-2

In

+3

Me

+2

Pr

+5

Re

+2

Qu

+5

SD

+0

St

+0

Body Development Progression

0-7-3-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10),

Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10),

Undercommon(S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Any Crafts skill,

Sense Ambush,

Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 120'

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB with 1-H Edged weapons

Awareness · Perceptions +10

Awareness · Searching +10

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Moon Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+2

Em

+2

Co

-2

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

+4

Re

+0

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

+0

Body Development Progression

0-6-3-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Any Crafts skill

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB with 1-H Edged weapons

+5 OB with any Bow

Awareness · Perceptions +10

Awareness · Searching +10

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Sun Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+1

Em

+2

Co

-2

In

+0

Me

+2

Pr

+6

Re

+2

Qu

+3

SD

+0

St

+0

Body Development Progression

0-7-3-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Any Crafts skill

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB with 1-H Edged weapons

+5 OB with any Bow

Awareness · Perceptions +10

Awareness · Searching +10

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Wild Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+4

Em

+0

Co

-2

In

+2

Me

-1

Pr

+2

Re

-1

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

+0

Body Development Progression

0-6-3-1-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Any Crafts skill

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB with 1-H Edged weapons

+5 OB with any Bow

Awareness · Perceptions +10

Awareness · Searching +10

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Wood Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+2

Em

+2

Co

-2

In

+0

Me

-1

Pr

+2

Re

-1

Qu

+2

SD

+0

St

+2

Body Development Progression

0-6-4-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-7-6-5-4

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Any Crafts skill

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Essence RR: +10

+5 OB with 1-H Edged weapons

+5 OB with any Bow

Awareness · Perceptions +10

Awareness · Searching +10

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Deep Gnome Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+3

Em

+0

Co

+0

In

+2

Me

+1

Pr

-1

Re

+1

Qu

+3

SD

+2

St

-3

Body Development Progression

0-6-2-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Gnomish (S10/W10), Common (S5/W5)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Dwarvish (S10/W10), Elvish (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Giant (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Undercommon (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Camouflage, Hiding, Stalking, Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

Swimming

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Science/Analytic skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 120'

Essence RR: +10

Channeling RR: +10

Mentalism RR: +10

Alertness: +10

+5 OB against kobolds and goblinoids

+10 DB against all attacks

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Rock Gnome Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+2

Em

+0

Co

+2

In

+0

Me

+2

Pr

+3

Re

+2

Qu

+2

SD

+0

St

-4

Body Development Progression

0-6-2-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Gnomish (S10/W10), Common (S5/W5)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Dwarvish (S10/W10), Elvish (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Giant (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

Camouflage, Hiding, Stalking, Survival (Underground)

Restricted:

Swimming

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Science/Analytic skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Illusion spells RR: +10

Alertness: +10

+5 OB against kobolds and goblinoids

+20 DB against Giants

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Half-Elf Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+2

Em

+2

Co

-1

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

+2

Re

+0

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

+2

Body Development Progression

0-7-5-3-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-6-6-4-3

Mentalism PP Development

0-7-5-4-3

Languages

Starting Languages:

Elvish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Low-light Vision 60'

Essence RR: +5

Awareness · Perceptions +5

Awareness · Searching +5

Immunity to Sleep spells

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Half-Orc Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

-1

Em

+0

Co

+3

In

+0

Me

-1

Pr

+0

Re

-1

Qu

-1

SD

+0

St

+4

Body Development Progression

0-7-5-3-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-6-4-3-2

Mentalism PP Development

0-6-4-3-2

Languages

Starting Languages:

Orcish (S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Athletic skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Darkvision 60'

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Ghostwise Halfling Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+6

Em

-2

Co

+2

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

-6

Re

+0

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

-8

Body Development Progression

0-6-2-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Halfling(S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Dwarven (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

+10 RR against Fear

+5 OB with Thrown Weapons

Alertness +10

Stalking +10

Jumping +10

Climbing +10

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Lightfoot Halfling Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+6

Em

-2

Co

+2

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

-6

Re

+0

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

-8

Body Development Progression

0-6-2-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Halfling(S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Dwarven (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

Essence RR: +5

Channeling RR: +5

Mentalism RR: +5

+10 RR against Fear

+5 OB with Thrown Weapons

Alertness +10

Stalking +10

Jumping +10

Climbing +10

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Strongheart Halfling Racial Table

Stat Bonuses

Ag

+6

Em

-2

Co

+2

In

+0

Me

+0

Pr

-6

Re

+0

Qu

+4

SD

+0

St

-8

Body Development Progression

0-6-2-2-1

Channeling PP Development

0-6-5-4-3

Essence PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Mentalism PP Development

0-2-1-1-1

Languages

Starting Languages:

Halfling(S10/W10), Common (S8/W6)

Adolescence Development:

Common (S10/W10),

Dwarven (S10/W10),

Orc (S10/W10),

Draconic (S10/W10),

Gnome (S10/W10),

Goblin (S10/W10),

Gnoll (S10/W10)

Special Skills

Everyman:

None

Restricted:

None

Hobby Skills

Any Awareness skill, Body Development, Any Crafts skill, Any Lore skill, Any Outdoor skill, Any Subterfuge skill, Any Technical/Trade skill, Any Weapon skill

Special Abilities

+10 RR against Fear

+5 OB with Thrown Weapons

Alertness +10

Stalking +10

Jumping +10

Climbing +10

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