Critterfolk (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Critterfolk are small fuzzy humanoids with visual traits of wild animals, except for the fact that they can easily rest on the palm of a humans hand

History[edit]

critterfolk have lived in the forests for as long as they can remember, but some scholars believe critterfolk may descend from tiny faerie.

Society[edit]

critterfolk can be found deep in the wilderness living in small tribes, often overlooked by larger people who are unfamiliar with their existence. while rare it's not unheard of for a critterfolk to live within a city, where they survive by stealing food and supplies from the big folk

<Race Name> Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Charisma increases by 1.
Age. critterfolk age like a human, but due to their small size most dont live to old age.
Alignment. critterfolk can be of any alignment but tend to favor good
Size. Critterfolk stand at just a few inches tall, your size is tiny.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 20 feet. critterfolk are adept at climbing, they gain a climb speed of 15 feet
Small target. as critterfolk are tiny hard to hit people you gain a +1 to ac
Sneaky. you gain proficiency in stealth, and gain advantage on all stealth checks against a creature who is medium or larger
Fast and weak. you gain advantage on dexterity saving throws, but gain disadvantage to all strength saving throws
From above and below. a critterfolk can avoid attacks of opportunity when traveling through tiles occupied by allies who are medium or larger
Fragile. a critterfolk is a small and delicate being who can't take much abuse, reduce hp gained per level by 1
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a <race name> character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d8 Personality Trait
1 Theres a whole world for me to explore!
2 People are people no matter how tall
3 Everyone has a mountain to climb, mine just happens to be much taller
4 Being so small puts a lot of stress on me
5 There is so much i can get away with at this size.
6 Meet new people? yes please!
7 I love eating lots of food!
8 Gold and jewels are so pretty!
d6 Ideal
1 I believe the big folk can make nice friends (good)
2 Humans have plenty of things, they wont mind me taking some (chaotic)
3 I will protect my family from the dangers outside and within our forests (lawful)
4 the big folk are monsters who should be hunted. (evil)
5 i will protect my forests (good)
6 there is a world out there for me to discover(neutral)
d6 Bond
1 i want to be like the adventurers who i sometimes see in the forest
2 i want to hunt the largest prey!
3 i want to learn more about the big folk
4 i want to make a temple of solid gold coins!
5 the big folk make really tasty food, i want some
6 there is only so much i can learn from the forests
d6 Flaw
1 curse those humans and their viscious "pets"
2 i dont like talking to people bigger than me
3 i am a bit of a kleptomaniac, i cant help but steal
4 Ive been told im reckless and too much of a thrillseeker
5 i am a bit of a prankster
6 i often get myself in trouble when dealing with big folk

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