Yanzas are goblin-sized amphibianfolk with large floppy “fin ears.” They are highly intelligent and devoted to the study of various scientific fields.

Yanzas enjoy eating food of all types, though they are particularly obsessed with chicken wings and human-flavored snacks. They can be accident-prone but make great adventuring partners.


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

Age. A yanza becomes an adult in 10 years. Yanzas live to be no more than 50.

Alignment. Yanzas desire scientific progress over all things, though they will not harm others in the pursuit of this knowledge. Yanzas are mostly neutral good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Yanzas have similar height and weight to gnomes.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You also have a swimming speed of 30 feet.

Amphibious. You can breathe air and water.

Scientific Training. You have proficiency in one skill from among Arcana, Investigation, Medicine, or Nature. Also, you have proficiency with one tool from among alchemist’s supplies, herbalism kit, navigator’s tools, poisoner’s kit, or tinker’s tools.

Tinker’s Lore. You add your proficiency bonus to any Intelligence (History and Investigation) and Wisdom (Perception) check when spotting or identifying alchemical items, magic items, technology, and unusual devices, including traps. If you have proficiency in the aforementioned skills, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Yanza Intuition. Whenever you roll a 1 using the skill or tool you gained proficiency with from scientific training, or using Tinker’s Lore, you can reroll the die and must use the new result.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common. Choose one other language in which you have similar fluency.

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