dwarf-athas.jpgThe dwarves of Athas have the stature of their kindred in other worlds short, sturdy, and thickly muscled. Most dwarves have deep tans from lives spent toiling in the hot sun, with wide, callused hands and feet. They usually have little or no hair; the flowing beards that are the pride of male dwarves on other worlds are never seen on the Athasian variety.
Dwarves are known for their stoicism and single mindedness. They fix their minds on the task at hand, whether it is a challenging feat of engineering, an intricate work of craft, a struggle for survival, or a quest for revenge. It’s just not in their nature to abandon a task or leave work half done; dwarves set aside the object of their focus only after much grumbling and coercion.

Use all the dwarf traits as described in the PHB® with the following changes:

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1.
  • Age. Dwarves mature at the same rate as humans but are considered young until they reach 50 years. On average, they live about 250 years.
  • Size. Dwarves stand between 4 and 5 feet tall and average about 200 pounds. Your size is Medium.
  • Dwarven Combat Training. You have proficiency with the carrikal, battleaxe, handaxe and maul.
  • Tool Proficiency. You don’t have this trait.
  • Stonecunning. You don’t have this trait.
  • Languages. You can speak Commun and Dwarvish. You cannot read these languages unless a background gives you this trait.
  • Subrace. You can’t choose a subrace.
  • Dwarven Focus. When you set yourself to a task, and define it as your focus, you get 3 focus dice, these dice are d8.
    While acting to fulfill your focus, you can spend and roll one focus die to add the number rolled to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw you make. You can wait until after you roll the d20 before deciding to use the focus die, but must decide before the DM says whether the roll succeeds or fails.
    Once you expend all your focus die, you regain them after finishing a short or long rest, as long as you are still in the pursue of your focus.
    Your focus cannot be just any task, it must be a feat requiring at least a week to complete. You cannot choose a new focus until you have fulfilled your last one.
    Dwarves commitment to this task is so strong, that if they die before finishing it, they return as banshees in the wastes, haunting their unfinished works!



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