Ancestry, Heritage, and Background: An Overview

I posted a new video at the Classic_DM You Tube page. Embedded below as well.

Pathfinder 2E - Ancestry, Heritage, and Background: An Overview

6 Ancestries with 5 Heritages each opens the door for a lot of cool character customization!

6 Ancestries with 5 Heritages each opens the door for a lot of cool character customization!

Ancestry, Heritage, and Backgrounds are a creative, intriguing, and powerful part of character creation in Pathfinder 2nd Edition. This video is an overview of how these three elements interconnect, affect ability scores with ability boosts, and prompt innovative and memorable characters that leap off the table. This early part of character creation is a perfect blend of building your theme while tinkering with synergies.  

Most ancestries provide ability boosts to two specified ability scores, plus free ability boost that you can apply to any other score of your choice. For more about ability boosts, see page 20.

Most ancestries provide ability boosts to two specified ability scores, plus an additional free ability boost that you can apply to any other score of your choice.

 For example, the dwarf Ancestry gets an Ability Boosts to Constitution & Wisdom AND 1 Free Ability Boost you can put anywhere, but in this case, not Constitution & Wisdom again. You could, however, cancel out the Ability Flaw of Charisma or place it in another ability score such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and so on.

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