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Source Interstellar Species pg. 182
Survivalists are defined by independence and self-sufficiency. They often expertly navigate specific types of hostile or dangerous terrain: forests, deserts, or more remote locales such as dead space or post-apocalyptic cityscapes. Survivalists generally don’t rely on others and commonly live and work alone. However, the following statistics can represent hunters and warriors within a community as well as hermits. A survivalist might have some kind of sentient companion or a creature companion, such as a beast of burden or a hunting beast. A survivalist might arrive at a critical moment to help PCs as they travel through a barren wasteland. Alternatively, a survivalist makes an excellent antagonist in a wilderness setting since they’re capable of using every aspect of the environment against their foes.

Aliens in the "Survivalists" Family

Career Ranger3
Mysterious Hermit14
Trophy Hunter9

Survivalists, Career Ranger

Source Interstellar Species pg. 182

Career Ranger CR 3

XP 800
LN Small humanoid (kobold)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13


HP 35
EAC 14; KAC 15
Fort +2; Ref +4; Will +6
Resistances acid 5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee basic handaxe +7 (1d4+4 S)
Ranged frost subduer +9 (1d3+3 C nonlethal; critical staggered) or dual focus rifle +9 (2d4+3 F; critical burn 1d4)
Offensive Abilities expert sniper


STR +1; DEX +4; CON -1; INT +0; WIS +2; CHA +1
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +8, Engineering +13, Physical Science +8, Stealth +8, Survival +13
Languages Common, Draconic
Gear graphite carbon skin, basic handaxe, dual focus rifle with 2 batteries (20 charges each), frost subduer with 2 batteries (20 charges each), trapsmith’s tools

Special Abilities

Expert Sniper (Ex) As long as a career ranger has cover or concealment against their target, they don’t take the normal –20 penalty for attempting to hide after sniping.


Career rangers are self-sufficient and at home in the wilderness. They excel at guerrilla tactics, such as crafting traps and setting ambushes for prey or enemies. A career ranger might be an isolated loner in the middle of nowhere or a vital member of a rural community. Career rangers in smaller communities are often responsible for scouting and hunting to keep their communities safe and fed.