1) Because this is a “first impressions” review, I’m not going to go too in depth about anything. I’m going to try to only bring up what I feel are the most important changes, so I might not mention all of them as there are just so many that I’d be better off writing a list.
2) General spoiler warning. It’s not like we’re discussing Game of Thrones or something where the plot is crucial, but for anyone who was waiting to read the new things for themselves, you’ve been warned.
Ok, here we go:
Moving on to other races, we see a layout similar to what we’ve had in previous editions: a summary of the race’s appearance, culture, relations, some sample names, then their statistics and special traits; nothing we haven’t seen before. Something to worth noting about races is that some of the more common races have sub-races to choose from. You pick your sub-race and its’ traits get added to the race’s baseline traits. For example you choose dwarf, which gives you a +2 to your constitution score, then you choose Mountain dwarf, which gives you an additional +2 to Strength. Not all races have sub-races.