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Augury Bugbear

Bugbears’ individualistic spirit makes them well suited for adventuring life, provided they do not allow themselves to be ruled too fully by their superstitious nature. A bugbear might find themselves on this path after leaving their tribe to earn coin as a mercenary, or may have sacrificed their totem, sworn themselves to a cause and left their tribe behind them.

Bugbears tend to keep themselves to themselves, and feel uncomfortable if ever made the center of attention, or even if met with sustained eye contact. When uncomfortable, it is not uncommon for them to lash out.

Augury Bugbear Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Age. Bugbears age slightly more rapidly than humans and reach adulthood by the age of 12. They can live to the age of 70.

Alignment. A sense of calm self-sufficiency lends bugbears towards neither law or chaos. It is rare for one to care enough about the welfare of others to be considered good.

Size. Bugbears average around six-and-a-half to seven feet tall, and are bulkier than humans, weighing just over 200 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. Accustomed to the shadows of dark forests, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Brutish. Once per turn, you can add your proficiency bonus to a damage roll with a melee weapon you are proficient with.

Hidden Mysticism. You gain proficiency in the Stealth skill, and in your choice of the Medicine, Nature, or Religion skills.

Hunting Trick. You can throw your voice, making any vocal sound you can ordinarily produce appear to emanate from a space of your choosing within 30 feet.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Goblin and one other language of your choice. The bugbear dialect of goblin is softer, emphasizing and drawing out the vowel sounds.

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