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# Vital Statistics

The following section determines a character’s starting age, height, and weight. However, not every race is described here.

The character’s race and class influence these statistics. Consult your GM before making a character that does not conform to these statistics.

## Age

You can choose or randomly generate your character’s age. If you choose it, it must be at least the minimum age for the character’s race and class. Alternatively, roll the dice indicated for your class on Table: Random Starting Ages and add the result to the minimum age of adulthood for your race to determine how old your character is.

With age, a character’s physical ability scores decrease and his mental ability scores increase (see Table: Aging Effects). The effects of each aging step are cumulative. However, none of a character’s ability scores can be reduced below 1 in this way.

When a character reaches venerable age, secretly roll his maximum age and record the result, which the player does not know. A character who reaches his maximum age dies of old age sometime during the following year.

The maximum ages are for player characters. Most people in the world at large die from pestilence, accidents, infections, or violence before getting to venerable age.

## Height and Weight

To determine a character’s height, roll the modifier dice indicated on Table: Random Height and Weight and add the result, in inches, to the base height for your character’s race and gender. To determine a character’s weight, multiply the result of the modifier dice by the weight multiplier and add the result to the base weight for your character’s race and gender.

Table: Random Starting Ages
Human15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Dwarf40 years+3d6+5d6+7d6
Elf110 years+4d6+6d6+10d6
Gnome40 years+4d6+6d6+9d6
Half-elf20 years+1d6+2d6+3d6
Half-orc14 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Halfling20 years+2d4+3d6+4d6

1 This category includes barbarians, oracles, rogues, and sorcerers.
2 This category includes bards, cavaliers, fighters, gunslingers, paladins, rangers, summoners, and witches.
3 This category includes alchemists, clerics, druids, inquisitors, magi, monks, and wizards.

Table: Aging Effects
RaceMiddle AgeOldVenerableMaximum Age
Cumulative Effects–1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha–2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha–3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and ChaGM secretly determines Maximum
Aasimar150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Catfolk35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Changelings35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Dhampir175 years263 years350 years350 + 4d% years
Drow175 years263 years350 years350 + 4d% years
Duergar125 years188 years250 years250 + 2d% years
Dwarf125 years188 years250 years250 + 2d% years
Elf175 years263 years350 years350 + 4d% years
Fetchling62 years93 years125 years125 + 3d20 years
Gillmen62 years93 years125 years125 + 3d20 years
Gnome100 years150 years200 years200 + 3d% years
Goblin20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Grippli20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Half-elf62 years93 years125 years125 + 3d20 years
Half-orc30 years45 years60 years60 + 2d10 years
Halfling50 years75 years100 years100 + 5d20 years
Hobgoblin30 years45 years60 years60 + 2d10 years
Human35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Ifrit150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Kitsune32 year50 years65 years65 + 3d12 years
Kobold20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Merfolk35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Nagaji60 years90 years120 years120 + 3d20 years
Orc20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Oread150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Ratfolk20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Samsarans150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Strix20 years30 years40 years40 +1d20 years
Suli35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Svirfneblin100 years150 years200 years200 + 3d% years
Sylph150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Tengu35 year53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Tiefling150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Undine150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Vanara30 years45 years60 years60 + 2d10 years
Vishkanya35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Wayangs100 years150 years200 years200 + 1d% years
Table: Random Height and Weight
RaceBase HeightBase WeightModifierWeight Multiplier
Human, male4 ft. 10 in.120 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Human, female4 ft. 5 in.85 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Dwarf, male3 ft. 9 in.150 lbs.2d4×7 lbs.
Dwarf, female3 ft. 7 in.120 lbs.2d4×7 lbs.
Elf, male5 ft. 4 in.100 lbs.2d8×3 lbs.
Elf, female5 ft. 4 in.90 lbs.2d6×3 lbs.
Gnome, male3 ft. 0 in.35 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Gnome, female2 ft. 10 in.30 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Half-elf, male5 ft. 2 in.110 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Half-elf, female5 ft. 0 in.90 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Half-orc, male4 ft. 10 in.150 lbs.2d12×7 lbs.
Half-orc, female4 ft. 5 in.110 lbs.2d12×7 lbs.
Halfling, male2 ft. 8 in.30 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Halfling, female2 ft. 6 in.25 lbs.2d4×1 lb.