Winning Races: Dwarves
Favored of the All-Father
By Matt Sernett
Dwarves honor their creator through prayer, but also through proud traditions. Knowledge and customs passed down through the generations— almost unchanged from the Dawn Age—guide dwarves through the uncertain present and into the unknowable future with the confidence that what has been will be. This article presents dwarven feats that are compatible with the new Dungeons & Dragons Essentials products. Feats are grouped into categories so that you can make decisions about which ones to take based on your character’s personality, background, and goals. Although you can take feats from any category, sticking with one or two presents you with a clear path and reinforces the themes of your character as you gain levels.
The titans, sons and daughters of the mighty primordials of old, bound to their service the race of dwarves. Enslaved by these powerful masters and their lesser kin—the still massive and mighty giants— dwarves lived in chains for untold centuries. Giant feet trod stones mortared with dwarf blood, and giant hearths blazed with fires stoked by dwarf bones.
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About the Author
Matt Sernett is a writer and game designer for Wizards of the Coast who splits his time between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Recent credits include Player’s Handbook Races: Tieflings, The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea, and Magic the Gathering: Zendikar. When he’s not making monsters or building worlds, he’s watching bad fantasy movies you don’t realize exist and shouldn’t bother to learn about.