Manlet (5e Race Variant)

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Human Variant[edit]

Any human with a height shorter than 5'10 (if male) or 5'4 (if female) can be a (wo)manlet. Not every short person is a manlet as it is a state of mind as much as it is the result of poor genes. Manlets often have self-esteem and anger issues due to their small size which make them the butt of many jokes. The following traits replace the normal Ability Score Increase from the human race.

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity and Intelligence scores both increase by 2. Manlets are nimble and often spend much of their time plotting revenge schemes against anyone taller than them, resulting in a sharper intellect.

Not-so-powerful Build. You count as one size category smaller for the purpose of determining how much you can carry, push, lift, or drag.

Fragile. You have 1 fewer maximum hit point. Whenever you gain a level, you subtract another hit point from your hit point maximum.

Stealthy. You gain proficiency in the Stealth skill.

MANLET UPRISING STARTS NOW! On your turn, you can enter a rage as a bonus action. While raging, you gain the following benefits:

  • You have advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws.
  • When you make a melee weapon attack using Strength, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll.
  • You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.

If you are able to cast spells, you can't cast them or concentrate on them while raging.

Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a hostile creature since your last turn or taken damage since then. You can also end your rage on your turn as a bonus action.

Once you have raged, you must finish a long rest before you can rage again. If you are a barbarian, or you otherwise already possess the ability to enter a rage, the number of times you may rage before a long rest increases by one.

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