Vital 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 (see Table: Random Starting Ages). Your character’s minimum starting age is the adulthood age of his or her race plus the number of dice indicated in the entry corresponding to the character’s race and class on Table: Random Starting Ages.

Alternatively, refer to Table: Random Starting Ages and roll dice to determine how old your character is.

With age, a character’s physical ability scores decrease and his or her 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 or her maximum age, which is the number from the Venerable column on Table: Aging Effects plus the result of the dice roll indicated on the Maximum Age column on that table, and records the result, which the player does not know. A character who reaches his or her maximum age dies of old age at some time 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.

Table: Random Starting Ages
Race Adulthood Barbarian, Rogue,
Sorcerer
Bard, Fighter,
Paladin, Ranger
Cleric, Druid,
Monk, Wizard
Human 15 +1d4 +1d6 +2d6
Dragonborn 13 years +1d8 +1d10 +1d12
Dwarf 40 +3d6 +5d6 +7d6
Eladrin 110 +4d6 +6d6 +10d6
Elf 110 +4d6 +6d6 +10d6
Gnome 40 +4d6 +6d6 +9d6
Half-elf 20 +1d6 +2d6 +3d6
Halfling 20 +2d4 +3d6 +4d6
Kamik cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Phoelarch cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Shifter 20 +1d6 +1d8 +2d8
Svirfneblin 20 +2d4 +3d6 +4d6
Tibbit cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Tiefling cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Table: Aging Effects
Race Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum 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 Cha
GM secretly determines Maximum
Human 35 years 53 years 70 years 70 + 2d20 years
Dragonborn 40 years 60 years 80 years 80 + 1d10 years
Dwarf 125 years 188 years 250 years 250 + 2d% years
Eladrin 210 years 315 years 420 years 420 + 6d% years
Elf 175 years 263 years 350 years 350 + 4d% years
Gnome 100 years 150 years 200 years 200 + 3d% years
Half-elf 62 years 93 years 125 years 125 + 3d20 years
Halfling 50 years 75 years 100 years 100 + 5d20 years
Kamik cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Phoelarch cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Shifter 40 years 60 years 80 years 80 + 2d20 years
Svirfneblin 80 years 120 years 160 years 160 + 2d% years
Tibbit cell-content cell-content cell-content cell-content
Tiefling 50 years 67 years 100 years 100 + 1d% years
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