Favored Class

A character’s favored class doesn’t count against him or her when determining experience point penalties for multiclassing.

Race and Languages

All player characters know how to speak Common. Many races also have their own language, which player characters of those races speak, as appropriate. A character who has an Intelligence bonus at 1st level speaks other languages as well. See the Speak Language skill for a detailed explanation of learning languages.

Class-Related Languages: Clerics, druids, and wizards can choose certain languages as bonus languages even if they’re not on the lists found in the race descriptions. These class-related languages are as follows:

  • Cleric: Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal.
  • Druid: Sylvan.
  • Wizard: Draconic.

Small Characters

A Small character gets a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks. A Small character’s carrying capacity is three-quarters of that of a Medium character.

A Small character generally moves about two-thirds as fast as a Medium character.

A Small character must use smaller weapons than a Medium character.

Playable Races

Common Player Races

Uncommon Player Races

Rare Player Races