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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 (see the Random Starting Ages tables). Alternatively, roll the dice indicated for your class on the appropriate table and add the result to the minimum age of adulthood for your race to determine your character's age.

With age, a character's physical ability scores decrease and his mental ability scores increase (see the Aging Effects tables). 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 (on the appropriate Aging Effects table) 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.

Core Race Random Starting Ages
RaceAdulthoodIntuitive1Self-Taught2Trained3
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
Human15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Uncommon Race Random Starting Ages
RaceAdulthoodIntuitive1Self-Taught2Trained3
Changeling15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Duergar40 years+3d6+5d6+7d6
Gillman20 years+1d6+2d6+3d6
Grippli12 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Kitsune15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Merfolk15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Nagaji20 years+1d6+2d6+3d6
Samsaran60 years+4d6+6d6+8d6
Strix12 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Suli15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Svirfneblin40 years+4d6+6d6+9d6
Vanara14 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Vishkanya15 years+1d4+1d6+2d6
Wayang40 years+4d6+5d6+6d6

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.


Core Race Aging Effects
RaceMiddle Age1Old2Venerable3Maximum Age
Dwarf125 years188 years250 years250 + 2d% years
Elf175 years263 years350 years350 + 4d% years
Gnome100 years150 years200 years200 + 3d% years
Half-elf62 years93 years125 years125 + 3d20 years
Half-orc30 years45 years60 years60 + 2d10 years
Halfling50 years75 years100 years100 + 5d20 years
Human35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Uncommon Race Aging Effects
RaceMiddle Age1Old2Venerable3Maximum Age
Changeling 35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Duergar125 years188 years250 years250 + 2d% years
Gillman62 years93 years125 years125 + 3d20 years
Grippli20 years30 years40 years40 + 1d20 years
Kitsune32 year50 years65 years65 + 3d12 years
Merfolk35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Nagaji60 years90 years120 years120 + 3d20 years
Samsaran150 years200 years250 years250 + 6d% years
Strix20 years30 years40 years40 +1d20 years
Suli35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Svirfneblin100 years150 years200 years200 + 3d% years
Vanara30 years45 years60 years60 + 2d10 years
Vishkanya35 years53 years70 years70 + 2d20 years
Wayang100 years150 years200 years200 + 1d% years

1 At middle age, –1 to Str, Dex, and Con and +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.

2 At old age, –2 to Str, Dex, and Con and +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.

3 At venerable age, –3 to Str, Dex, and Con and +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.

Appendix 2: Height and Weight

To determine a character's height, roll the modifier dice indicated on the appropriate Random Height & Weight table 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.

Core Race Random Height & Weight
RaceBase HeightBase WeightModifierWeight Modifier
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.
Human, male4 ft. 10 in.120 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Human, female4 ft. 5 in.85 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Uncommon Race Random Height & Weight
RaceBase HeightBase WeightModifierWeight Modifier
Changeling, female4 ft. 2 in.85 lbs.2d4×5 lbs.
Duergar, male3 ft. 9 in.150 lbs.2d4×7 lbs.
Duergar, female3 ft. 7 in.120 lbs.2d4×7 lbs.
Gillman, male4 ft. 10 in.120 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Gillman, female4 ft. 5 in.85 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Grippli, male1 ft. 7 in.25 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Grippli, female1 ft. 5 in.20 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Kitsune, male4 ft. 10 in.100 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Kitsune, female4 ft. 5 in.85 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Merfolk, male5 ft. 10 in.145 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Merfolk, female5 ft. 8 in.135 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Nagaji, male5 ft. 9 in.180 lbs.2d10×7 lbs.
Nagaji, female5 ft. 6 in.160 lbs. 2d10×7 lbs.
Samsaran, male5 ft. 4 in.110 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Samsaran, female5 ft. 6 in.110 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Strix, male5 ft. 4 in.125 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Strix, female5 ft. 2 in.115 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Suli, male4 ft. 10 in.120 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Suli, female4 ft. 5 in.85 lbs.2d10×5 lbs.
Svirfneblin, male3 ft. 0 in.35 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Svirfneblin, female2 ft. 10 in.30 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Vanara, male4 ft. 8 in.105 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Vanara, female4 ft. 2 in.90 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Vishkanya, male5 ft. 3 in.85 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Vishkanya, female5 ft. 1 in.75 lbs.2d8×5 lbs.
Wayang, male3 ft. 0 in. 35 lbs.2d4×1 lb.
Wayang, female2 ft. 10 in.30 lbs.2d4×1 lb.