Sapient Cat (5e Race)

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Sapinent Cat[edit]

Among more mundane felines some cats have gained full sapience.

Cats by Any Other Name[edit]

Most sapient cats look mostly indistinguishable from regular cats, they share size, shape and color with their more beastly counterparts. Their sharp claws and piercing teeth acts as natural weapons. The biggest physical difference between a sapient and a normal cat is the sapients' higher pawal dexterity, their thumbs being larger and opposable, giving the sapients the ability to gain proficiency with humanoid tools with only slight modifications. Cats can use any tiny barding (same prize as humanoid armor, 1/8th weight) that they have the armor proficiency.

Cats of a Mystic Origin[edit]

Sapient cats are usually the offspring of a normal cat mother and more mystical father. While other are the offspring of sapients themselves. The sapience breeds true with normal cats.

Some of them gather in small groups at the fringes of humanoid society, but most are content living with humanoids.

Sapient Cat Names[edit]

Cats often have descriptive names, with little distinction between male and female. Or they might have a name from the humanoid culture they grew up.

Male: Tom, Ginger, Tiger, Mister, Felix

Female: Tabby, Kitty, Princess, Missy, Sassy,

Neutral: Smokie, Shadow, Snow, Stripes, Midnight, Fluffy, Rusty, Peaches, Mittens,

Sentient Cat Traits[edit]

Design Note: See Tiny Player Characters (5e Variant Rule)

Intelligent, self-aware cats as a player rase.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom, Intelligence, or Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. They reach maturity between 3 and 5 years of age and can live well into their second century.
Alignment. Cats are almost always chaotic and tend to be neither good nor evil.
Size. Cats vary from 6 inches to a foot in height, weighing between 2 and 24lb. Your size is Tiny.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 40 feet, but 10 feet while walking on hind legs, and you have a climbing speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Speak With Felines. As a cat, you have the ability to communicate with other felines.
Naturally Alert. You gain proficiency in the Perception skill. You can’t be surprised while you are conscious, or napping. You gain a +5 bonus to initiative. Other creatures don’t gain advantage on attack rolls against you as a result of being unseen by you.
Cat Stealth. You gain proficiency in the Stealth skill. You can attempt to hide even when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you.
Cat-naps. Cats don't sleep, they nap. They remain contious while napping, but need at least 10 hours of napping a day. Cats always nap during rests.
Claws. Your claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. You deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Dexterity modifier.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

0′ 4″ +2d4 0 lb. × (1d3) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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