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Dwarves

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 21 (Amazon)
Dwarves are a stoic but stern race, ensconced in cities carved from the hearts of mountains and fiercely determined to repel the depredations of savage races like orcs and goblins. More than any other race, dwarves have acquired a reputation as dour and humorless artisans of the earth. It could be said that their history shapes the dark disposition of many dwarves, for they reside in high mountains and dangerous realms below the earth, constantly at war with giants, goblins, and other such horrors.

Dwarves are lovers of history and tradition, and their long lifespan leads to far less in the way of generational shifts in attitudes, styles, fashions, and trends than shorter-lived races exhibit. If a thing is not broken, they do not fix it or change it; and if it is broken, they fix it rather than replace it. Thrifty as a rule, dwarves are loath to discard anything unless it is truly ruined and unable to be fixed. At the same time, dwarves' meticulous, near-obsessive attention to detail and durability in their craftsmanship makes that a rare occurrence, as the things they make are built to last. As a result, buildings, artwork, tools, housewares, garments, weapons, and virtually everything else made by dwarves still sees regular use at an age when such items would be relegated to museum pieces, dusty antique shelves, or junkyard fodder by other races. Taken together, these traits create the impression that dwarves are a race frozen in time.

Nothing could be further from the truth, however, as dwarves are both thoughtful and imaginative, willing to experiment, if always keen to refine and perfect a new technique or product before moving on to the next one. Dwarves have achieved feats of metallurgy, stonework, and engineering that have consistently outpaced the technological advances of other races, though some non-dwarven races have used magic to supplement and perfect their own creations to achieve the same ends through mystical rather than mundane means. They are also a race typified by stubborn courage and dedication to seeing tasks through to completion, whatever the risks. These traits have led dwarves to explore and settle in extreme environments that would cause other races to quail and retreat. From the darkest depths of the underworld to the highest mountain peaks, from rusting iron citadels along desolate rocky coasts to squat jungle ziggurats, dwarves have established their enclaves and redoubts, holding them against all comers or perishing to the last and leaving only their enduring monuments to stand as their legacy.

While it is said that dwarves are not venturesome or inventive, it would be more accurate to say that they maintain a focus on and dedication to each task they undertake and every change they adopt, vetting such changes thoroughly before adopting them wholeheartedly. When faced with new circumstances and new needs, they react by applying tried and true tools and techniques systematically, using existing methods whenever possible rather than trying to invent novel solutions for every situation. If necessity requires, however, they throw themselves with equal vigor into developing the next perfect procedure for demolishing the obstacles that get in their way. Once their desired goal is obtained, they focus on consolidating each new piece of territory or conceptual advance. Dwarves thus rarely overextend themselves, but they also may miss opportunities to seize the initiative and maximize the advantages they create.

Physical Description: Dwarves are a short and stocky race, and stand about a foot shorter than most humans, with wide, compact bodies that account for their burly appearance. Male and female dwarves pride themselves on the long length of their hair, and men often decorate their beards with a variety of clasps and intricate braids. Clean-shavenness on a male dwarf is a sure sign of madness, or worse—no one familiar with their race trusts a beardless dwarven man.

Society: The great distances between dwarves' mountain citadels account for many of the cultural differences that exist within their society. Despite these schisms, dwarves throughout the world are characterized by their love of stonework, their passion for stone- and metal-based craftsmanship and architecture, and their fierce hatred of giants, orcs, and goblinoids. In some remote enclaves, such as those areas where these races are uncommon or unheard of, dwarves' fixation on security and safety combined with their rather pugnacious nature leads them to find enemies or at least rivals wherever they settle. While they are not precisely militaristic, they learned long ago that those without axes can be hewn apart by them, and thus dwarves everywhere are schooled to be ready to enforce their rights and claims by force of arms. When their patience with diplomacy is exhausted, dwarves do not hesitate to adopt what they call "aggressive negotiations."

Relations: Dwarves and orcs have long dwelt in proximity to one another, and share a history of violence as old as both races. Dwarves generally distrust and shun half-orcs. They find elves, gnomes, and halflings to be too frail, flighty, or "pretty" to be worthy of proper respect. It is with humans that dwarves share the strongest link, for humans' industrious nature and hearty appetites come closest to matching those of the dwarven ideal.

Alignment and Religion: Dwarves are driven by honor and tradition. While they are often stereotyped as standoffish, they have a strong sense of friendship and justice, and those who win their trust understand that while they work hard, they play even harder—especially when good ale is involved. Most dwarves are lawful good.

Adventurers: Although dwarven adventurers are rare compared to humans, they can be found in most regions of the world. Dwarves often leave the confines of their redoubts to seek glory for their clans, to find wealth with which to enrich the fortress-homes of their birth, or to reclaim fallen dwarven citadels from racial enemies. Dwarven warfare is often characterized by tunnel fighting and melee combat, and as such most dwarves tend toward classes such as fighters and barbarians.

Males Names: Dolgrin, Grunyar, Harsk, Kazmuk, Morgrym, Rogar.

Female Names: Agna, Bodill, Ingra, Kotri, Rusilka, Yangrit.

Dwarf Racial Traits

+2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, –2 Charisma: Dwarves are both tough and wise, but also a bit gruff.
Medium: Dwarves are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Slow and Steady: Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance.
Darkvision: Dwarves can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Defensive Training: Dwarves gain a +4 dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the giant subtype.
Greed: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks made to determine the price of nonmagical goods that contain precious metals or gemstones.
Hatred: Dwarves gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the orc and goblinoid subtypes because of their special training against these hated foes.
Hardy: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities.
Stability: Dwarves gain a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground.
Stonecunning: Dwarves gain a +2 bonus on Perception checks to notice unusual stonework, such as traps and hidden doors located in stone walls or floors. They receive a check to notice such features whenever they pass within 10 feet of them, whether or not they are actively looking.
Weapon Familiarity: Dwarves are proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and treat any weapon with the word "dwarven" in its name as a martial weapon.
Languages: Dwarves begin play speaking Common and Dwarven. Dwarves with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, Terran, and Undercommon.

Subraces

Deep Delver

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves living far below the earth have the minesight and deep warrior racial traits. Deep delver spellcasters may exchange stonecunning for the stonesinger trait.

Elder Dwarf

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Traditionalist dwarves of ancient lineage have the ancient enmity, lorekeeper, and either the magic resistant or stubborn racial traits.

Exiled Dwarf

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves who have lost their homelands usually have the relentless and stubborn racial traits, and often have wyrmscourged as well.

Mountain Dwarf

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves living atop high peaks have the mountaineer racial trait and often surface survivalist as well. Mountain dwarves are also trained to defend their homes, and may take the sky sentinel and xenophobic traits instead.

Dwarf Alternate Racial Trait

Replaces Darkvision

Low-Light Vision
Source Heroes of the Wild pg. 5 (Amazon)
Many feyborn have low-light vision. Races that normally have darkvision (such as dwarves and half-orcs) can take low-light vision in place of darkvision. In the case of humans, this trait replaces the skilled trait (and the human also gains fey magic and fey thoughts, as detailed in Fey Magic, above).

Minesight
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves with this racial trait increase the range of their darkvision to 90 feet; however, they are automatically dazzled in bright light and take a –2 penalty on saving throws against effects with the light descriptor. This racial trait replaces darkvision.

Surface Survivalist
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Some dwarves have dwelt so long aboveground they have lost their ability to see at night. However, their adaptation to extreme environments allows them to treat wind conditions (when determining whether or not they are checked or blown away) and either hot or cold climates (choose one) as one step less severe. This racial trait replaces darkvision.

Replaces Darkvision, Hatred

Dusksight
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 4
Characters who operate below canopies or fight in dimly lit caves and shadowy planes of existence learn to use their low-light vision to deduce a foe’s position from the flickers of shadows around a target. When making ranged attacks, characters with this trait can reroll the miss chance granted by cover to any target in dim light, and take the better of the two rolls. The miss chance for total concealment applies normally.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of hatred and darkvision, also gaining low-light vision. Elves, gnomes, half-elves, and halflings can take this trait in place of keen senses. Half-orcs can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity, also gaining low-light vision.

Replaces Defensive Training

Deep Warrior
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 11 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Dwarves with this racial trait grew up facing the abominations that live deep beneath the surface. They receive a +2 dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the aberration type and a +2 racial bonus on combat maneuver checks made to grapple such creatures (or to continue a grapple). This racial trait replaces defensive training.

Replaces Defensive Training, Hardy

Poison Minion
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 5
Drow sometimes augment their slaves and frontline warriors by making them toxic, causing their bodies to internally produce mawbane poison (see below). The resulting poisonous creature makes a potent weapon in the effort to discourage neighboring monsters. Any creature that hits such a character with a bite attack is immediately exposed to its poison. The save DC for this poison is equal to 10 + 1/2 the character’s Hit Dice + the character’s Constitution modifier.

Mawbane Poison—ingested; save Fortitude as above; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Constitution damage; cure 1 save.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of defensive training and hardy. Elves can take this trait in place of elven magic and weapon familiarity. Gnomes can take this trait in place of defensive training, gnome magic, and illusion resistance. Half-elves can take this trait in place of elven immunities and keen senses. Half-orcs can take this trait in place of orc ferocity and weapon familiarity. Humans can take this trait in place of skilled. Halfling physiology prevents them from taking this trait. Drow can take this trait in place of drow immunities, light blindness, spell resistance, and weapon familiarity. Wayangs can take this trait in place of light and dark, lurker, and shadow resistance.

Replaces Defensive Training, Hatred

Barrow Warden
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls and a +1 dodge bonus to their AC against undead. This racial trait replaces defensive training and hatred.

Lasting Grudge
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Dwarves are notorious for their long-lasting grudges. Those who live up to this racial reputation gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against any individual creature that has attacked them 1 day ago or longer. This racial trait replaces defensive training and hatred.

Slag Child
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Dwarves from dishonored families must append “-slag,” “-slagsun,” or “-slagdam” to their surnames to indicate their shameful status. These dwarves are commonly banished or ostracized; they are forced to eke out a living at the fringes of dwarven settlements or in bleak wilderness areas such as the Kodar Mountains. They gain a +2 racial bonus on Stealth and Survival checks. This racial trait replaces defensive training and hatred.

Spell Smasher
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Dwarven families who are threatened by hostile magic-users, especially those who face duergar foes, train intently to thwart spellcasting. They gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against creatures in the process of casting spells or spell-like abilities. This racial trait replaces defensive training and hatred.

Replaces Defensive Training, Hatred, Stonecunning

Saltbeard
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves occasionally found iron cities along rugged seacoasts, and natives of such cities gain a +2 bonus on Profession (sailor) and Survival checks while at sea. They gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls and a +2 dodge bonus to AC against creatures with the aquatic or water subtype. Their greed racial trait applies only to treasure found in or under the water, but applies to all such treasure regardless of whether or not it contains metal or gemstones. This racial trait replaces defensive training, hatred, and stonecunning.

Sky Sentinel
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
As creatures with a deep affinity for the ground, dwarves are wary of attacks from above. Enemies on higher ground gain no attack roll bonus against dwarves with this racial trait, and they gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls, a +2 dodge bonus to AC, and a +2 bonus on Perception checks against flying creatures. This racial trait replaces defensive training, hatred, and stonecunning.

Stoic Negotiator
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Some dwarves, especially those who hail from the town of Peddlegate in Druma, use their unwavering stubbornness to get what they want in negotiations and other business matters. They gain a +2 racial bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Profession (merchant) checks. This racial trait replaces defensive training, hatred, and stonecunning.

Wyrmscourged
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls and a +2 dodge bonus to AC and on saving throws against the exceptional, supernatural, and spell-like abilities of dragons. They also gain a +2 racial bonus on Knowledge (arcana) checks to identify dragons and can make such checks untrained. This racial trait replaces defensive training, hatred, and stonecunning.

Replaces Greed

Craftsman
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 11 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Dwarves are known for their superior craftsmanship when it comes to metallurgy and stonework. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +2 racial bonus on all Craft or Profession checks related to metal or stone. This racial trait replaces greed.

Lorekeeper
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Dwarves keep extensive records about their history and the world around them. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +2 racial bonus on Knowledge (history) checks that pertain to dwarves or their enemies. They can make such skill checks untrained. This racial trait replaces greed.

Shadowplay
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 5
Some illusionists are experts in manipulating light and darkness. Characters with this trait cast spells with the darkness, light, or shadowUM descriptor at +1 caster level.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of greed. Elves can take this trait in place of elven magic, also gaining the fetchling’s spell-like abilitiesARG racial trait. Gnomes can take this trait in place of gnome magic. Halflings can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity. Half-orcs can take this trait in place of intimidating, also gaining the gnome’s illusion resistance racial trait.

Replaces Greed, Hardy

Spiritual Support
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Dwarves greatly value loyalty in faith, and their gods readily reward them for it. They gain a +1 racial bonus to their caster levels when casting conjuration (healing) spells upon allies. This racial trait replaces greed and hardy.

Replaces Greed, Hardy, Hatred

Siege Survivor
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Dwarves who make their homes in the Sky Citadels are trained to outlast sieges and serve as vigilant guards. They gain Endurance as a bonus feat. In addition, during rounds in which they have not moved, they gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against foes who also did not move since their last turn. This racial trait replaces greed, hardy, and hatred.

Replaces Greed, Stonecunning

Dimdweller
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 4
Characters with this trait are at home in gloomy conditions. Whenever these characters benefit from concealment or full concealment due to darkness or dim light, they gain a +2 racial bonus on Intimidate, Perception, and Stealth checks.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of the greed and stonecunning traits. Elves, gnomes, halflings, and half-orcs can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity. Half-elves can take this trait in place of adaptability. Humans can take this trait in place of the skilled trait, also gaining darkvision to a range of 60 feet.

Fey Magic
Source Heroes of the Wild pg. 5 (Amazon)
The character has a mystic connection to one terrain type, selected from the ranger’s favored terrain list. The character selects three 0-level druid spells and one 1st-level druid spell. If the character has a Charisma score of 11 or higher, when in the selected terrain, she gains these spells as spell-like abilities that can be cast once per day. The caster level for these effects is equal to the user’s character level. The DC for the spelllike abilities is equal to 10 + the spell’s level + the user’s Charisma modifier. These spells are treated as being from a fey source for the purposes of the druid’s resist nature’s lure class feature and similar abilities.

A dwarf can take this trait in place of greed and stonecunning. An elf, half-elf, or half ling can take this trait in place of keen senses. A gnome can take this trait in place of obsessive. A half-orc can take it in place of orc ferocity. A human can take it in place of skilled. A human who replaces skilled with fey magic also gains fey thoughts and low-light vision.

Replaces Hardy

Healthy
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +2 racial bonus on saves against disease and poison, and they need one fewer consecutive successful save (minimum 1) to be cured of diseases and poisons. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Magic Resistant
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Some of the older dwarven clans are particularly resistant to magic. Dwarves with this racial trait gain spell resistance equal to 5 + their character level. This resistance can be lowered for 1 round as a standard action. Dwarves with this racial trait take a –2 penalty on all concentration checks made in relation to arcane spells. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Stubborn
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Dwarves are renowned for their stubbornness. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +2 racial bonus on Will saves to resist spells and spell-like abilities of the enchantment (charm) and enchantment (compulsion) schools. In addition, if they fail such a save, they receive another save 1 round later to prematurely end the effect (assuming it has a duration greater than 1 round). This second save is made at the same DC as the first. If the dwarf has a similar ability from another source (such as a rogue’s slippery mind), he can only use one of these abilities per round, but he can try the other on the second round if the first reroll ability fails. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Unstoppable
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 210
Some dwarves train from a young age to outlast orcs on the battlefield. They gain Toughness as a bonus feat and a +1 racial bonus on Fortitude saves. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Viscous Blood
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this trait takes 1 less point of hit point damage, ability damage, or ability drain (minimum 1) from bleed and blood drain. They can attempt Heal checks to staunch their own bleeding as a swift action each round. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Wanderer
Source Legacy of the First World pg. 4
Freed from the confines of duty, certain fey-touched dwarves are stricken with wanderlust. These dwarves are often considered untrustworthy vagabonds by other dwarves but excel at the rigors of traveling. They gain Endurance as a bonus feat, and Climb and Swim are class skills for them. This racial trait replaces hardy.

Replaces Hatred

Ancient Enmity
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 11 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)
Dwarves have long been in conflict with elves, especially the hated drow. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the elf subtype. This racial trait replaces hatred.

Fey Thoughts
Source Heroes of the Wild pg. 5 (Amazon)
The character sees the world more like a native of the First World. Select two of the following skills: Acrobatics, Bluff, Climb, Diplomacy, Disguise, Escape Artist, Fly, Knowledge (nature), Perception, Perform, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, Swim, or Use Magic Device. The selected skills are always class skills for the character.

A dwarf can take this trait in place of hatred. An elf, gnome, or half-orc can take this trait in place of racial weapon familiarity. A half-elf can take this trait in place of multitalented. A half ling can take it in place of fearless. In the case of humans, this trait replaces the skilled trait (and the human also gains fey magic and low-light vision, as detailed in Fey Magic, above).

Giant Hunter
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoids with the giant subtype. Furthermore, they gain a +2 bonus on Survival checks to find and follow tracks made by humanoids with the giant subtype. This racial trait replaces the hatred racial trait.

Giant Hunter (Kneecapper Training)
Source Rival Guide pg. 35 (Amazon)
Kneecapper dwarves gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoids with the giant subtype. Furthermore, they gain a +2 bonus on Survival checks to find and follow tracks made by humanoids with the giant subtype. This racial trait replaces the hatred racial trait.

Industrious Urbanite
Source Heroes of the Streets pg. 8
Dwarves who have adapted to the expectations of their host cities make double the normal progress on Craft checks to create nonmagical items and gain a +4 bonus on Profession checks to earn money. This racial trait replaces hatred.

Replaces Languages

Xenophobic
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Isolationist dwarves despise non-dwarven humanoids. They speak only Dwarven and do not gain any bonus languages from possessing a high Intelligence score. In addition, they learn only one language per 2 ranks of Linguistics they possess. However, their untrusting nature gives them a +1 bonus against mind-affecting effects, except for fear affects. This racial trait replaces a dwarf’s normal languages.

Replaces Stability

Mountaineer
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Mountain dwarves are skilled at climbing and navigating narrow ledges. Dwarves with this racial trait are immune to altitude sickness and do not lose their Dexterity bonus to AC when making Climb or Acrobatics checks to cross narrow or slippery surfaces. This racial trait replaces stability.

Relentless
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Dwarves are skilled at pushing their way through a battlefield, tossing aside lesser foes with ease. Dwarves with this racial trait receive a +2 bonus on combat maneuver checks made to bull rush or overrun an opponent. This bonus only applies while both the dwarf and his opponent are standing on the ground. This racial trait replaces stability.

Replaces Stability, Stonecunning

Tightfisted
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +4 racial bonus to their CMD against disarm and stealAPG combat maneuvers and a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks to notice Sleight of Hand attempts. If a dwarf with this trait notices a Sleight of Hand attempt to steal from him and the dwarf is not flat-footed or has Combat Reflexes, the attempt triggers an attack of opportunity from that dwarf. This racial trait replaces stability and stonecunning.

Treasure Sense
Source Legacy of Dragons pg. 10
Some dwarves have learned to sense the presence of material wealth with dragonlike precision. This ability functions as scent, except it can detect only precious metals (copper, silver, and gold) and creatures primarily made of such materials. This trait replaces stability and stonecutting

Replaces Stonecunning

Barrow Scholar
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this racial trait gain a +2 racial bonus on Knowledge (religion) checks to identify undead and can attempt them untrained. This racial trait replaces stonecunning.

Behind the Veil
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 4
Characters with this trait slyly cover their body language and movements by acting in a shadowed or partitioned areas. These characters gain a +2 bonus on Bluff and Sleight of Hand checks while benefiting from concealment or cover.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of stonecunning. Elves, gnomes, and half-elves can take this trait in place of low-light vision. Half-orcs can take this trait in place of intimidating, also gaining the shadow blendingARG fetchling racial trait. Halflings can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity.

Conservative Diplomacy
Source Heroes of the High Court pg. 14
A dwarf can embrace predictable traditions to avoid social missteps. A dwarf with this racial trait can rely upon conservative tactics when attempting a Diplomacy check; this choice must be made before the Diplomacy check is attempted. The dwarf treats any roll of less than 5 on such a Diplomacy check as though she had rolled a 5, but she treats any roll higher than 15 on such a check as though she rolled a 15. This racial trait replaces stonecunning.

Rock Stepper
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon)
Dwarves with this racial trait can skillfully negotiate rocky terrain. They can ignore difficult terrain created by rubble, broken ground, or steep stairs when they take a 5-foot step. This racial trait replaces stonecunning.

Rock Stepper (Kneecapper Training)
Source Rival Guide pg. 35 (Amazon)
Kneecapper dwarves can skillfully negotiate rocky terrain. They can ignore difficult terrain created by rubble, broken ground, or steep stairs when they take a 5-foot step. This racial trait replaces stonecunning.

Sense Aberration
Source Horror Adventures pg. 38
Dwarves with this trait gain a +2 racial bonus on Knowledge (dungeoneering) checks and on Perception checks to notice disguised or hidden aberrations. This racial trait replaced stonecunning.

Stonesinger
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 12 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
Some dwarves’ affinity for the earth grants them greater powers. Dwarves with this racial trait are treated as one level higher when casting spells with the earth descriptor or using granted powers of the Earth domain, the bloodline powers of the deep earth bloodline or earth elemental bloodline, and revelations of the oracle’s stone mystery. This ability does not give them early access to level-based powers; it only affects the powers they could use without this ability. This racial trait replaces stonecunning.

Voice in the Darkness
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 5
Prerequisite: Charisma 13+. Characters who practice coercion and intimidation in the Darklands or on the Shadow Plane learn to do so in dim light or no light at all. As long as they are in dim light or darker conditions, characters with this trait gain a +2 bonus on Intimidate and Stealth checks.

Dwarves can take this trait in place of stonecunning. Drow and elves can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity. Half-elves can take this trait in place of adaptability. Half-orcs can take this trait in place of intimidating.

Replaces Weapon Familiarity

Shadowhunter
Source Blood of Shadows pg. 5
Those who understand the connection between shadows and the Negative Energy Plane know how to fight the spirits of darkness. Characters with this trait deal 50% weapon damage to incorporeal creatures when using nonmagical weapons (including natural and unarmed attacks), as if using magic weapons. They also gain a +2 bonus on saving throws to remove negative levels, and recover physical ability damage from attacks by undead creatures at a rate of 2 points per ability score per day (rather than the normal 1 point per ability score per day).

Dwarves, elves, gnomes, half-orcs, and halflings can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity. Half-elves can take this trait in place of elven immunities. Humans can take this trait in place of their bonus feat, also gaining Iron Will as a bonus feat.

Dwarf Favored Class Options

Instead of receiving an additional skill rank or hit point whenever they gain a level in a favored class, Dwarves have the option of choosing from a number of other bonuses, depending upon their favored class.

The following options are available to all Dwarves who have the listed favored class.

Alchemist (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/4 to the alchemist's natural armor bonus when using his mutagen.
Arcanist (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Add 1/4 to the arcanist’s effective class level when determining the effects of the arcane barrier and arcane weapon arcanist exploits.
Barbarian (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Add +1 to the barbarian's total number of rage rounds per day.
Bard (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Reduce arcane spell failure chance for casting bard spells when wearing medium armor by +1%. Once the total reaches 10%, the bard also receives Medium Armor Proficiency, if he does not already possess it.
Bloodrager (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Increase the bloodrager’s total number of bloodrage rounds per day by 1.
Brawler (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Reduce the hardness of any object made from clay, stone, or metal by 1 whenever the object is struck by the brawler’s unarmed strike (minimum 0).
Cavalier (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to the cavalier's bonus to damage against targets of his challenge.
Cleric (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Select one domain power granted at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the cleric's Wisdom modifier. The cleric adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that domain power.
Druid (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one domain power granted at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the druid's Wisdom modifier. The druid adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that domain power.
Fighter (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Add +1 to the fighter's CMD when resisting a bull rush or trip.
Gunslinger (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Reduce the misfire chance for one type of firearm by 1/4. You cannot reduce the misfire chance of a firearm below 1.
Hunter (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Gain a +1/2 bonus on wild empathy checks the hunter makes to inf luence animals and magical beasts that live underground.
Inquisitor (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to the inquisitor's level for the purpose of determining the effects of one type of judgment.
Investigator (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Gain a +1/4 bonus on Perception checks when underground and +1/2 bonus to the investigator’s trap sense ability regarding stone traps.
Kineticist (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): Add 1/3 point of damage to earth element blasts that deal damage.
Magus (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one known magus arcana usable only once per day. The magus adds +1/6 to the number of times it can be used per day. Once that magus arcana is usable twice per day, the magus must select a different magus arcana.
Medium (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): Gain a +1/2 bonus on saving throws against possession and a +1/2 bonus on saving throws to end haunt channeler, location channel, and spacious soul.
Mesmerist (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): Increase painful stare’s damage by 1/4 point.
Monk (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Reduce the Hardness of any object made of clay, stone, or metal by 1 whenever the object is struck by the monk's unarmed strike (minimum of 0).
Occultist (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): Gain a +1/3 bonus on Appraise and Use Magic Device checks involving stone and metal objects.
Oracle (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Reduce the penalty for not being proficient with one weapon by 1. When the nonproficiency penalty for a weapon becomes 0 because of this ability, the oracle is treated as having the appropriate Martial or Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat with that weapon.
Paladin (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Add a +1 bonus on concentration checks when casting paladin spells.
Paladin (Horror Adventures pg. 38): Choose a creature type (and subtype, if necessary) from the ranger’s favored enemies list. Add a +1/2 bonus on Knowledge checks to identify creatures of that type. You can choose the same creature type up to six times; if you choose the same creature type six times, add 1 point of damage when smiting creatures of that type.
Psychic (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): When casting psychic abjuration spells, add 1/2 level to the effective caster level of the spell, but only to determine the spell’s duration.
Ranger (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Add a +1/2 bonus on wild empathy checks to influence animals and magical beasts that live underground.
Rogue (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 11 (Amazon)): Add a +1/2 bonus on Disable Device checks regarding stone traps and a +1/2 bonus to trap sense regarding stone traps.
Shaman (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Add 1/4 to the natural armor bonus of the shaman’s spirit animal.
Skald (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Reduce the arcane spell failure chance for casting skald spells when wearing heavy armor by 1%. Once the total reduction reaches 10%, the skald also receives Heavy Armor Proficiency (if the skald does not already possess it).
Slayer (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Gain a +1/3 bonus on Knowledge (dungeoneering) checks and on Survival checks when underground. If the slayer has a +1 bonus on Knowledge (dungeoneering) checks from this ability, he is also considered trained in that skill.
Sorcerer (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to acid and earth spell or spell-like ability damage.
Spiritualist (Occult Adventures pg. 84 (Amazon)): Add 1/6 to the shield bonus granted by the 3rd-level ectoplasmic bonded manifestation ability.
Spiritualist (Horror Adventures pg. 38): Add a +1/4 bonus on weapon damage rolls with the slam attacks from ectoplasmic bonded manifestation.
Summoner (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add a +1/4 natural armor bonus to the AC of the summoner's eidolon.
Swashbuckler (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Add 1/4 to the swashbuckler’s effective class level to determine the extra damage she deals because of the precise strike deed when wielding a light pick or a heavy pick. If the swashbuckler has the Slashing Grace feat or another similar effect, she can treat the battleaxe or handaxe as a one-handed piercing melee weapon, and she gains this benefit when wielding the appropriate weapon for the feat as well.
Vigilante (Ultimate Intrigue pg. 17): Increase the bonus from social grace on Craft skills by +1/2.
Warpriest (Advanced Class Guide pg. 69 (Amazon)): Add 1/3 to the number of times per day the warpriest can use blessings, but he can only use these additional uses on blessings that affect weapons or armor.
Witch (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/4 natural armor bonus to the AC of the witch's familiar.
Wizard (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one item creation feat known by the wizard. Whenever he crafts an item using that feat, the amount of progress he makes in an 8-hour period increases by 200 gp (50 gp if crafting while adventuring). This does not reduce the cost of the item; it just increases the rate at which the item is crafted.
Wizard (Horror Adventures pg. 38): Add 1/3 to the effective caster level of wizard abjuration spells, but only to determine duration.