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Shapeshifter

In their natural form, a shapeshifter has gray skin and indistinct, muted features, pupil-free gray eyes, white hair, and can choose to appear as any gender.

Ancestral Traits

Your shapeshifter character has several distinctive traits, thanks to your unique ancestry.

Age. Shapeshifters mature at the same rate as humans and live for about as long.

Size. Shapeshifters are about the same size as humans, though they tend to be more slender in the natural form. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Natural Performer. Due to your ability to mold your body and voice at will, you have proficiency in the Performance skill.

Shapechanger. You can use your action to polymorph into a Medium humanoid you have seen, or back into your true form. You can become 1 foot shorter or taller and can change your weight accordingly. You can’t change your body type, so you must adopt a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Your statistics are the same in each form.

Any equipment you are wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. You revert to your true form if you die.

Cultural Traits

Shapeshifters do not always form their own communities, sometimes joining those of other ancestries. Even so, shapeshifter communities exist. Such places are defined by personal freedom and expression, where one’s very appearance is a profound performance of the self. Such communities welcome peoples of any ancestry, appearance, sexuality, and gender.

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

Alignment. Shapeshifter culture leans strongly away from law, adopting a truly open and tolerant attitude.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Self-Expression. You are proficient in the Deception and Persuasion skills.

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