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Nocturnal (CR +0)[3pp]

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Nocturnal creatures spend their days sleeping and awaken at night to go about the tasks that diurnal creatures would do during the day. They have larger eyes and ears than their diurnal cousins, and they detest bright light.

Creating a Nocturnal Creature

Nocturnal” is an inherited template that can be added to any living, corporeal creature that is normally active during the day (referred to hereafter as the base creature). A nocturnal creature uses all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Senses: A nocturnal creature gains low-light vision. If the base creature already has low-light vision, it instead gains darkvision 60 ft.

Weaknesses: A nocturnal creature gains the light sensitivity weakness.

Skills: A nocturnal creature benefits from a +4 racial bonus on Perception and Stealth checks and takes a -4 circumstance penalty on Perception checks when in areas of bright light.

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