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The worlds of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS feature a rich tapestry of cultures and societies, kingdoms and empires, lands populated by beings both strange and familiar. Although humans are the most common peoples in the game's worlds, they exist alongside many other humanoid races. The most common are dwarves, elves, and halflings; your Dungeon Master might allow other races as well. Your character belongs to one of these peoples.
Your choice of race affects many different aspects of your character, from ability scores to class, backgrounds to specialties. It establishes fundamental qualities that exist throughout your character's adventuring career. You cannot change your race as you can a class or even a specialty, so choose carefully. When making this decision, keep in mind the kind of character you want to play. For example, a halfling could be a good choice for a sneaky rogue, a dwarf makes for a stout warrior, and an elf can be a master of arcane magic.
Each race's description below includes information to help you roleplay a character of that race, including personality, physical appearance, and features of society. These details are only suggestions to help you think about your character; adventurers can and do deviate widely from the norm for their race
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