Vital Statistics

The details of your character’s age, gender, height,
weight, and appearance are up to you. However, if you
prefer some rough guidelines in determining those
details, refer to Tables 1–2, 1–3, and 1–4.

Character Age
Your character’s age is determined by your choice or
race and class, as summed up on Table 1–2: Random
Starting Ages.
As your character ages, his or her physical abilities
scores change, as described on page 109 of the Player’s
Handbook.

Table 1–3: Aging Effects
Race
Middle
Age1 Old2 Venerable3
Maximum
Age
Human 35 yrs. 53 yrs. 70 yrs. +2d20 yrs.
Aarakocra — — 36 yrs.4 +1d10 yrs.
Dwarf 100 yrs. 150 yrs. 200 yrs. +4d20 yrs.
Elf 50 yrs. 75 yrs. 100 yrs. +3d20 yrs.
Half-Elf 45 yrs. 60 yrs. 90 yrs. +2d20 yrs.
Half-Giant 60 yrs. 90 yrs. 120 yrs. +1d100 yrs.
Halfling 50 yrs. 75 yrs. 100 yrs. +5d10 yrs.
Mul 30 yrs. 45 yrs. 60 yrs. +2d10 yrs.
Pterran — — 40 yrs. 4 +1d10 yrs.
Thri-kreen — — 25 yrs. 4 +1d10 yrs.

1 –1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
2 –2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
3 –3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
4 Aarakocra, pterrans and thri-kreen do not suffer aging
penalties or gain aging bonuses until they reach venerable age,
at which point all cumulative effects apply.
Height and Weight
Choose your character’s height and weight from the
ranges mentioned on the racial description, or roll
randomly on Table: 1–4 Random Height and Weight. The
information given here replaces those on page 109 of the
Player’s Handbook.

Table 1–4: Random Height and Weight
Race
Base
Height
Height
Modifier
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier
Human, male 4’10” +2d10 120 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Human, female 4’5” +2d10 85 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Aarakocra, male 6’4” +2d8 70 lb. x(1d4) lb.
Aarakocra,
female
6’2” +2d8 60 lb. x(1d4) lb.
Dwarf, male 4’3” +2d4 130 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Dwarf, female 4’1” +2d4 100 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Elf, male 6’8” +2d6 130 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Elf, female 6’5” +2d6 110 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Half-Elf, male 5’ +2d10 130 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Half-Elf, female 4’10” +2d10 90 lb. x(2d4) lb.
Half-Giant, male 10’ +2d12 1400 lb. x(3d4) lb.
Half-Giant,
female
10’ +2d12 1000 lb. x(3d4) lb.
Halfling, male 2’8” +2d4 30 lb. x1 lb.
Halfling, female 2’6” +2d4 25 lb. x1 lb.
Mul, male 4’10” +2d10 130 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Mul, female 4’6” +2d10 100 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Pterran, male 4’10” +2d10 130 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Pterran, female 4’7” +2d10 110 lb. x(2d6) lb.
Thri-kreen1 6’10” +1d6 450 lb. x(1d4) lb.
1 Thri-kreen are 48 inches longer than they are tall.

Table 1–2: Random Starting Ages
Race Adulthood
Barbarian,
Rogue
Bard, Fighter, Gladiator, Psychic
Warrior, Ranger
Cleric, Druid, Psion,
Templar, Wizard
Human 15 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Aarakocra 8 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d4
Dwarf 30 years +2d6 +4d6 +6d6
Elf 20 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Half-Elf 15 years +1d6 +2d6 +3d6
Half-Giant 25 years +1d6 +2d6 +4d6
Halfling 20 years +3d6 +3d6 +4d6
Mul 14 years +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Pterran 10 years +1d6 +1d6 +1d6
Thri-kreen 4 years +1d4 +1d4 +1d4

Vital Statistics

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