CV Race: Humans


HumansHumans are the most populous of all the races, and account for the vast majority of the world’s population. They vary greatly in build, and have many possible hair and eye colours. They are an adaptable bunch and have managed to insert themselves in every class in every country across the world. While humans are often considered to be ‘the race of man’ and women may be socially bound in many lands, there is no difference in their attributes. Women are certainly as capable as men, even if society refuses to grant them the same opportunities.

With their penchant for migration and conquest, humans are more physically diverse than other common races. There is no typical human. An individual can stand from 5 feet to a little over 6 feet tall and weigh from 125 to 250 pounds. Human skin shades range from nearly black to very pale, and hair colors from black to blond (curly, kinky, or straight); males might sport facial hair that is sparse or thick. A lot of humans have a dash of nonhuman blood, revealing hints of elf, orc, or other lineages. Humans reach adulthood in their late teens and rarely live even a single century.

Human Traits

The stat block listed in the PH is for a typical human, for a PC use the following stat block.

All PCs are exceptional  Humans still +1 to all stats.
Age Humans reach adulthood in their late teens and live less than a century.
Alignment Humans tend toward no particular alignment. The best and worst are found among them.
Size Humans vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Regardless of your position in that range, your size is Medium.
Speed Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Humans are Adaptable Humans get a bonus feat.
Diverse Background  Humans come from a diverse background and should specify an extra background or personality trait from which to base their experiences off of. [this replaces their bonus skill from the skill system]
Language You can speak, read, and write Common and one extra language of your choice based on your background. Humans typically learn the languages of other peoples they deal with, including obscure dialects. They are fond of sprinkling their speech with words borrowed from other tongues: Orc curses, Elvish musical expressions, Dwarvish military phrases, and so on.