A character can be of any race (at the referee's discretion). Most characters will normally be human, however.
Certain races have special racial talents or disabilities. This means that every member of that race must have those talents and/or disabilities.
Different races also have different physical and mental profiles. When calculating a character's characteristic scores, a player should start with the "normal" scores for an adult of that race, and then modify them for other aspects of the character's description.
|Normal racial talents and disabilities||"Normal" adult CS|
|Elf||Distinctive looks, Night vision, Light sleep, Does not age, Slow learning, Attuned to magic (latent), Talent for Stealth, Vulnerable to cold iron, Affinity with nature, Perfect pitch.||-1/2||+1||+1||+1/2||0||+1/2|
|Dwarf||Distinctive looks, Talent for Mining, Limitation on Pole-arm, Long life-span.||+1||-1/2||+1/2||-1/2||0||+1|
|Goblin||Distinctive looks, Night vision, Eyes sensitive to bright light, Short life-span, Tough skin (1, 2, 3 or 4 points).||-1/2||0||+1/2||-1||-1/2||-1/2|