Racial Traits are characteristics of given races that reflect the most innate strengths of members of those races. Racial Traits come in three typical varieties:
- A +2 bonus to a predefined Ability Score. Most races have one such bonus.
- A +2 bonus to a choice of Ability Score. For most races, it is a choice between two options, but Humans can apply this to any Ability Score.
- Named Racial Traits with a specific effect. Most of these effects are always active, but some may trigger on random chance or specific conditions.