Dwarves are a stoic but stern race, ensconced in cities carved from the hearts of mountains and fiercely determined to repel the depredations of savage races like orcs and goblins. More than any other race, dwarves have acquired a reputation as dour and humorless artisans of the earth. It could be said that their history shapes the dark disposition of many dwarves, for they reside in high mountains and dangerous realms below the earth, constantly at war with giants, goblins, and other such horrors.
Ability Score Caps: Dwarves cannot exceed +3 in any ability except for Constitution where they can have up to a +4.
Ability Score Max: Dwarves have a max total combined ability total of 5
Size: 4 – 5 foot tall, 120 – 250 lbs
Speed: 25 feet
Languages: Common, Dwarfish and choose one from: Halfling, Goblin, Kobold
Special Racial Abilities:
- Darkvision: 60 feet
- Know direction underground
- Construction Expert: +3 bonus to Notice for hidden doors, sliding walls, sloping corridors, and new constructions.
- Sturdy: +1 hit point per level.
- Magic Resistant: +4 when saving against any magical effects
Limitations or Restrictions: Dwarves may not use two-handed swords or longbows (short bows and crossbows are permitted). They prefer axes or hammers.