Humans are more physically diverse than other common races. Individuals can stand from 5 feet to over 6 feet tall and weigh from 100 to 250 pounds. Human skin shades, hair colors and physical characteristics will change wildly between regions and ethnicity. An Ahn' Kalin from the desert wasteland will have differing facial features, speak with a different dialect and have differing views on clothing, architecture and cuisine compared to a Caelian tribe in the Frozen Lands or Hanoi from the Iron Cage Summit.
Civilization and Culture
Having so much more variety than other cultures, humans as a whole have no typical naming tradition. Some human parents give their children names from other languages, such as Dwarf or Elves, but most parents give names that are linked to their region’s culture or to the naming traditions of their ancestors.
Culture and Cultural Heritage
Despite the constant war between bordering kingdoms, humans are the most social and tolerant race, accepting the company of all if they abide by society standards. Many attribute this to a human’s ability to thrive in almost any climate and terrain, resulting in their societies constantly meeting new neighbors and trading partners. Human civilization often mimic neighboring cultures and begin to follow traditions they consider interesting. For example, human’s living close to a Dwarf stronghold may adopt more stone craft architecture or dwarven cuisine. Living close to an Elves grove could result in human homesteads owning beautiful paintings or mixing elf slang into their day to day conversations.
Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals
Varies based on the ethnicity and region.
Human TraitsYour human character has a variety of natural abilities common with your race. You may also pick an ethnicity below to help expand your character's backstory.
Human 5E Racial Traits
AdaptabilityGain proficiency in one skill or tool of your choice.
Proud AmbitionYour next attack roll, ability check, or saving throw is made with advantage. You must announce using Proud Ambition before you roll. After you use Proud Ambition, you can't use it again until you complete a short or long rest.
Languages. Common and one extra language of your choice.