First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ Character Creation
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AD&D Character Race:  Half-orc
  Although it is suggested that orcs will breed with anything (except elves), the only crossbreeds of any interest to players is a half-human half-orc.  Although most of such creatures look very orcish, one in ten is superior, and these can pass for human.  Player characters are in this ten percent.  They can be clerics of a low level, fighters and thieves and thief-acrobats of moderate level, and are unlimited as assassins.  Also, they can combine these in any dual-class combination (although of course the thief, thief-acrobat, and assassin classes cannot be combined).

  Half-orcs speak common, their alignment, and orcish; they can learn no more than two additional languages.  They have 6" infravision.  They are bonused on strength and constitution, but take a penalty on charisma.  However, this penalty only applies relative to non-orcish characters.  The charisma as rolled applies to all dealings with orcs and half-orcs.

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