Tsuchigumo (5e Race)

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Tsuchigumo are humanoid spiders, not to be confused with similar races such as Driders which are former humanoids given the lower body of a spider. Instead, Tsuchigumo are descended directly from spiders, and made more humanoid through evolution.

Physical Description[edit]

A Tsuchigumo spellcaster (by Varkarrus)

Tsuchigumo are quadrupeds with four arms, but their torsos are fairly humanoid and their legs are much closer together than a centaur. They are covered in a slightly furry carapace, albeit one that doesn't provide significant durability. They have two large mandibles on their cheeks, and have four eyes. Their legs spread out, giving them a wide stance.


Tsuchigumo society prides itself as collectors of knowledge. The largest encampments of Tsuchigumo in the world are far smaller than even an average city of humans, with very low population density, but absolute multitudes of libraries, with knowledge spanning from every civilization in the world. Many of the more religious Tsuchigumo worship not a deity, but a non-sentient force that they call the "Web of Knowledge," and the absolute most zealous seek to fuse with it altogether. Tsuchigumo live very communal lives, often raising each other's children, but many are known to leave home and integrate with other cultures, so as to raise the sum total of all knowledge Tsuchigumo have.

Tsuchigumo Traits[edit]

Twice the arms, twice the legs! Imagine!
Ability Score Increase. You have +1 Constitution, and +1 Dexterity
Age. Tsuchigumo live slightly longer than humans, but not notably. You reach maturity at 20, and live to an average age of 90.
Alignment. Tsuchigumo raised alongside a mainstream Tsuchigumo society strongly lean towards lawful.
Size. You are not significantly taller than a human, but your additional limbs cause you to take up slightly more space and become heavier as a result. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You can also climb at this speed, as the Spider Legs trait.
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.
Poison Adaptation. When receiving poison damage, you can use a reaction to reduce the damage taken as if you were resistant to it, or nullify it if you were already resistant to it. Alternatively, you can use an action to end the poisoned condition on yourself. You can only use this feature once, regaining its use after a long rest.
Multilimb. You have four arms. You do not gain any additional attacks per round, but are eligible for the Multi Wielder prestige class. You can wield a single Oversized weapon with all four arms.
Spider Legs. You have four legs. You can scale walls and ceilings at a speed equal to your walk speed, and you have advantages on rolls to avoid being knocked prone. You wear two pairs of pants.
Languages. Common, one exotic language

Half Tsuchigumo[edit]

Mixed Race. Instead of having the Spider Legs trait, you have traits of your choice from any one other race whose point value totals no higher than 1.5, as of the Musicus Meter. Alternatively, these can total 2.5 points instead, at the cost of your increased constitution.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 11″ +2d8-2 145 lb. × (2.5) lb.

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

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