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Background:

Giant Foundling (UA)

Source: Unearthed Arcana 85 - Wonders of the Multiverse


Though you aren’t a Giant, you grew up among giants. Maybe you were an orphan taken in by a sympathetic family of stone giants who raised you as one of their own. Or perhaps you lived in a lost prehistoric pocket of the world, surrounded by giants and fearsome behemoths or hulking dinosaurs.

Something about your environment—perhaps the food or water that sustained you through childhood, elemental magic inherent in the site of your home, or some verdant blessing of growth placed on you—ensured that you grew to a remarkable size. With the aid of this magic, you have learned how to embody the titanic might of giants. You are used to moving through a world much bigger than you, and that is reflected in your skills, attitude, and perspective on life.


Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Survival
Languages: Two of your choice
Equipment: A backpack, a set of traveler’s clothes, a small stone or sprig that reminds you of home, and a pouch containing 10 gp.

Origin Stories

How you came to live among colossal creatures is up to you to determine, but the Foundling Origin table suggests a variety of possibilities.


Gate Warden Trinkets

d6Trinket

1A tiny vial pendant, filled with a drip of honey that glows faintly

2A small lead ingot with a strange thumbprint pressed into it that whispers when held tightly

3Two lodestone spheres that chime when they attract each other

4A smoldering pebble of coal that, while always hot, doesn’t burn skin

5A white feather that sheds dim light in a 5-foot radius

6A ring made from a chain link that, once worn, won’t come off without pulling painfully hard


Strike of the Giants

You gain the Strike of the Giants feat.

Building a Giant Foundling Character

Your remarkable size and experience with titanic creatures has given you a unique perspective.

Suggested Characteristics. The Giant Foundling Personality Traits table suggests a variety of traits you might adopt for your character.


Giant Foundling Personality Traits

d6Personality Trait

1What I lack in stature, I make up for with sheer spite.

2Sometimes size does matter, okay? If I see a beast bigger than me, I’m immediately running away.

3Crowded spaces make me uncomfortable. I’d much rather be in a wide-open field than a bustling tavern.

4I like being small. It helps me stay unnoticed—and underestimated.

5Size is just half the story. Every avalanche begins as a single pebble.

6The world always feels too big, and I’m afraid I’ll never find my place in it.

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