A character’s Race refers to both his physical and cultural traits. Elves and Dwarves are obviously different in appearance, but that’s not the only thing that sets them apart from each other. Elves tend to be nimble and smart, but often frail when compared to the wise, hardy and somewhat abrasive Dwarves. Most races possess skills and abilities like resistances to certain types of magic or poisons.
Below is a list of acceptable races with links to their abilities and weaknesses. If you are unsure about which race to choose, consider their ability scores and how they relate to your character’s Class.
Highly adaptable and ambitious, they are the most common race in Golarion.
Short and stocky, these hard working laborers are often master craftsmen.
Nimble and graceful, their long lifespan often discourages forming deep friendships.
Also called hobbits, these three-foot-tall people are cheerful and curious.
These small people are known for their fascination with magic and engineering.
Slender humans that possess many of the abilities of their Elven parent.
Brawny people with tusk-like teeth and green-gray skin like their Orcish parent.
Short green menace with sharp teeth and a hunger for destruction and chaos.
Beautiful people with the blood of angels possessing some celestial features.
Demon-blooded people with hellish features and fiend-like abilities.
Feline people with nimble movements and a natural hunting prowess.
Nimble frog people with great survival skills and natural swimmers and climbers.
Passionate people with the blood of fire elementals and a gift with fire magic.
Graceful people with the blood of water elementals and a gift with water magic.
Stone-skinned people with the blood of fire elementals and a gift with earth magic.
Wispy people with the blood of air elementals and a gift with lightning magic.