Bugbear

Post-Volo’s Guide to Monsters

+2 Str, +1 Dex
30ft Base Movement Speed.
Darkvision 60ft
Long-Limbed. When you make a melee attack on your turn, your reach for it is 5 feet greater than normal.
Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Hardy. You have resistance against poison damage and advantage on saving throws against disease and the poisoned condition.
Sneaky. You gain Proficiency with Stealth.
Languages. Goblin.

Homebrew Reasoning. This variant removes the Surprise Attack feature and the homebrew Ambush feature and replaces it with Hardy for poison resistance. I don’t find the flavor of Ambush or Surprise Attack to be well fitting for a racial trait—such a thing is better suited as an ability for training. This version also removes the Constitution bonus that had been homebrewed into place. Furthermore, the race now only receives Stealth as a skill proficiency rather than Stealth and Intimidate.


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+2 Str, +1 Dex, +1 Con
30ft Base Movement Speed.
Darkvision 60ft
Ambush. If the Bugbear hits a surprised creature with a weapon, it deals 1d8 bonus damage.
Hardy. You have resistance against poison damage and advantage on saving throws against disease and the poisoned condition.
Terror. You gain Proficiency with Intimidate and Stealth.
Languages: Goblin.[/details]