House Rules - Languages

Language Rules

 These are carried over from Josh's Forgotten Realms campaign. As an established adventurer residing in Waterdeep the assumption is that you have learned additional languages.

  • Your standard languages follow standard 5th Edition rules (bonus languages based on race/class/background).
  • You ALSO automatically get racial and regional automatic languages from the table below.
  • The automatic languages are, well, automatic. The number of bonus languages you get are equal to 1 + int mod (minimum 1) - You choose these from the bonus list.
  • You choose which languages from your known languages that you want to be literate in


Region Automatic Languages Bonus Languages
Aglarond Aglarondan Chessentan, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, Mulhorandi, Orc, Sylvan
Amn Chondathan Alzhedo, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Nexalan, Shaaran
Anauroch Midani (or Netherese—shade only) Chondathan, Damaran, Draconic, Gnoll, Netherese, Orc
Calimshan Alzhedo Auran, Chondathan, Chultan, Draconic, Ignan, Shaaran, Tashalan
Chessenta Chessentan Aglarondan, Chondathan, Draconic, Mulhorandi, Turmic, Untheric
Chondalwood Shaaran Chessentan, Chondathan, Elven, Halfling, Gnoll, Shaaran, Sylvan, Untheric
Chult Chultan Alzhedo, Draconic, Dwarven, Goblin, Shaaran, Sylvan, Tashalan
Cormyr Chondathan Elven, Damaran, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, Turmic
Dalelands Chondathan Elven, Damaran, Giant, Gnome, Orc, Sylvan
Damara Damaran Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Uluik
Dragon Coast Chondathan Aglarondan, Chessantan, Damaran, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, Turmic
Dwarf, gold Dwarven Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Shaaran, Terran, Untheric
Dwarf, gray Dwarven, Undercommon Common, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Terran
Dwarf, shield Dwarven Chondathan, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Orc
Elf, drow Elven, Undercommon Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Drow Sign, Goblin, Illuskan
Elf, moon Elven Auran, Chondathan, Gnoll, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan
Elf, sun Elven Auran, Celestial, Chondathan, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan
Elf, wild Elven Gnoll, Illuskan, Orc, Sylvan, Tashalan
Elf, wood Elven Chondathan, Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Sylvan
Evermeet Elven Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Chondathan, Illuskan, Sylvan
Gnome, deep Gnome, Undercommon Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Illuskan, Terran
Gnome, rock Gnome Chondathan, Draconic, Dwarven, Goblin, Illuskan, Sylvan, Terran
Great Dale Damaran Giant, Goblin, Rashemi, Mulhorandi
Half -elf Elven, home region Any (except secret ones)
Half-orc Orc, home region Damaran, Giant, Gnoll, Goblin, Illuskan, Undercommon
Halfling, ghostwise Halfling Chondathan, Elven, Gnoll, Shaaran, Sylvan
Halfling, lightfoot Halfling Chessentan, Chondathan, Damaran, Dwarven, Elven, Illuskan, Goblin
Halfling, strongheart Halfling Dwarven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halruaan, Shaaran
Halruaa Halruaan Dambrathan Elven, Goblin, Halfling, Shaaran, Tashalan
High Forest Chondathan Elven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan
Hordelands Tuigan Damaran, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Rashemi, Shou
Human Home region Any (except secret ones)
Impiltur Damaran Aglarondan, Chessentan, Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Turmic
Lake of Steam Shaaran Alzhedo, Chondathan, Dwarven, Goblin, Tashalan
Lantan Lantanese Alzhedo, Chondathan, Dwarven, Gnome, Ignail, Illuskan, Shaaran
Luiren Halfling, Shaaran Dwarven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halruaan, Shaaran, Untheric
Moonsea Damaran Chondathan, Chessantan, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Midani, Orc
Moonshae Isles Illuskan Aquan, Chondathan, Elven, Giant, Orc, Sylvan
Mulhorand Mulhorandi Aglarondan, Chessentan, Draconic, Durpari, Goblin, Tuigan, Untheric
Narfell Damaran Goblin, Orc, Rashemi, Tuigan, Uluik
Nelanther Isles Chondathan Alzhedo, Goblin, Illuskan, Lantanese, Orc, Shaaran
The North Chondathan, Illuskan Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Midani, Orc
Orc Orc Damaran, Giant, Gnoll, Goblin, Illuskan, Undercommon
Rashemen Rashemi Aglarondan, Damaran, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Tuigan
Sembia Chondathan Chessentan, Damaran, Gnome, Halfling, Mulhorandi, Shaaran, Turmic
The Shaar Shaaran Alzhedo, Dambrathan, Durpari, Dwarven, Gnoll, Halruaan, Mulhorandi, Tashalan, Untheric
Silverymoon Chondathan, Illuskan Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Illuskan, Midani, Orc, Sylvan
Tashalar Tashalan Alzhedo, Chultan, Draconic, Illuskan, Orc, Shaaran, Sylvan
Tethyr Chandathan Elven, Goblin, Illuskan, Lantanese, Shaaran, Sylvan
Thay Mulhorandi Chessentan, Damaran, Infernal, Rashemi, Tuigan, Untheric
Thesk Damaran Aglarondan, Chondathan, Giant, Gnoll, Mulhorandi, Rashemi, Tuigan, Turmic, Shou
Unther Untheric Chessentan, Draconic, Mulhorandi, Orc, Shaaran
Vaasa Damaran Abyssal, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Uluik
The Vast Damaran Aglarondan, Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Orc, Rashemi, Tuigan, Turmic, Shou
Vilhon Reach Chandathan, Shaaran (speech only), Turmic (speech only) Chessentan, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Shaaran, Turmic
Waterdeep Chondathan Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Orc
Western Heartlands Chondathan Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Midani, Orc

House Rules - Languages

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