Half-Dwarf (3.5e Race)

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Half-Dwarves[edit]

Though rare, there are times that a human may breed with a dwarf. Whether out of love, or out of a crazy drunken night at a tavern these situations lead to the outcast race known as the Half-Dwarf.

Personality[edit]

The Half-Dwarf is a proud but confused race. They are unsure why they exist. It is a common feature of being a crossbreed race. They can share the dwarves gruff personality or have the human tendency to be of any personality. They also have a grudging understanding of Half-Elves who they see as prissy and spoiled. But if raised among dwarves they become much like that parent race.

Physical Description[edit]

Because they are Half-Dwarf/Half-Human, they tend to be stout but have a sort of stretched out look to their limbs. They have a very Dwarven-shaped head, and the beard to boast about. They generally do not reach over 5 1/2 feet tall but are stout making them weigh about as much as a taller human. Their skin is very different from either parent race, however, their skin tends to be more of earth tones. Some can even have Rust Red skin.

Relations[edit]

Half-Dwarves get along with all the races that Dwarves do. They also share the same enemies. They can get along well with Half-Elves because they understand where they're coming from. Some do lose the Dwarven attitude though, if they are raised by humans.

Alignment[edit]

Although their dwarven heritage does make them tend toward good more than evil and law rather than chaos, half-dwarfs have a lot of variety among them, much like humans.

Lands[edit]

As a crossbreed race, Half-Dwarves do not have lands of their own.

Religion[edit]

Half-Dwarves tend to worship Dwarven gods. This may be because they are trying to connect themselves with their parent race or because they were raised to worship them.

Language[edit]

Half-Dwarves speak the language of the Dwarves and most other languages they can come in contact with. They are as versatile as humans with their tongues.

Names[edit]

Like Dwarves, Half-Dwarves put a lot of emphasis on their family names. If from a Dwarven father they will continue the pride of the clan. If from a human father they will start their own clan with a name that suits them.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma: Half-Dwarves are sturdy but also tend to be gruff and be somewhat bizarre in appearance.
  • Humanoid (Dwarf).
  • Medium size: Half-Dwarves have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Half-Dwarves base land speed is 30 feet. Half-Dwarves do not lose speed due to carrying a medium or heavy load.
  • Exceptional Craftsmen: Half-Dwarves make great craftmen. At first level, they get to pick one Craft skill. They gain a +4 racial bonus to skill checks with their chosen Craft.
  • Darkvision: Half-Dwarves gain Darkvision out to 60 feet.
  • Stability: This functions exactly the same as the Dwarf ability of the same name.
  • +1 racial bonus on saving throws against poison. Half-Dwarves are resistant to poison, but not as much as full dwarves.
  • +1 racial bonus on saving throws against spells and spell-like effects. Half-Dwarves are resistant to magic, but not as much as full dwarves.
  • Dwarven Blood: For all effects related to race, a Half-Dwarf is considered a Dwarf. Half-Dwarves, for example, are just as vulnerable to special effects that affect dwarves as their dwarf ancestors are, and they can use magic items that are only usable by dwarves.
  • Automatic Languages: Dwarven and Common. Bonus Languages: Any. Though they tend to learn the languages of their enemies.
  • Favored Class: Any.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Half-Dwarf Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
28 years +2d6 +3d6 +5d6
Table: Half-Dwarves Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
80 years 121 years 160 years +6d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Half-Dwarves Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4' 4" +2d6 125 lb. × ½(4d10) lb.
Female 4' 0" +2d6 90 lb. × ½(4d10) lb.



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