Tracing ultimately back to technological ruins, androids are not born as are most other races, but nor are they made, as are construct races such as the geppettoians or other construct races. Perhaps best thought of as “ensouled machines,” a living android is the result of a mortal soul inhabiting an effectively-immortal android body, which may have housed many souls over the centuries. Consequently, androids occupy a strange gray area between that of most humanoid races, who have bodies that deteriorate, and constructs such as golems, which lack souls altogether.
Androids have the following racial traits.
Ability Score Increase. Androids are highly intelligent and can figure out most anything. Your Intelligence score increases by 2.
Age. Androids possess bodies that age not unlike those of humans, with new androids resembling 16 year olds. They grow old at roughly the same rate as humans and can reach 100 years of age.
Alignment. Most androids are lawful, since they function according to the laws of magic or science. They tend towards neutrality over good or evil, seeing both as illogical.
Size. Androids are solidly built, standing between 5 and 6 feet tall. You are Medium size.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Android Combat Training. You have proficiency with any one weapon of your choice.
Exceptional Senses. Androids can see well no matter the circumstances. Within 60 feet of you, treat dim light as if it were bright light and darkness as dim light. When in darkness, you see only shades of gray without any color. Also, you are proficient in the Perception skill.
Constructed. Androids do not take damage as easily as humans. You have advantage on saving throws against poison and enchantment spells.
Languages. You can read, write, and speak Common.
Subrace. The two most common types of androids are the alchemical and technological-powered. Choose one of these subraces.
Alchemical androids function by having various reagents coursing through their human-like veins. You are an arcano-technological marvel.
Ability Score Increase. Alchemical androids move at incredible speed. Increase your Dexterity score by 1.
Magical Speed. Your base walking speed increases to 35 feet.
Eldritch Tools. You gain proficiency with the artisan’s tools of your choice from the following: alchemist’s supplies, cartographer’s tools, glassblower’s tools, tinker’s tools.
Technological androids are still humanoid, even if they have wires that transmit electricity instead of veins that send blood through their bodies.
Ability Score Increase. Technological androids have bodies made from high tech materials. You increase your Constitution by 1.
Electrical Defense. The electricity powering your body repels electrical damage. You have advantage on saving throws against lightning and you have resistance against lightning damage.
Extra Language. You can speak, read, and write one extra language of your choice.
Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 2. © 2015, Jon Brazer Enterprises