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The Starfinder Roleplaying Game is about more than just meeting aliens—it’s also about playing alien characters. In Starfinder, the word “race” usually refers to an intelligent, selfaware species whose members can be considered characters rather than simple monsters. While not all races are appropriate for player characters, many of them are; any creature with a racial traits entry is a member of a potentially playable race, provided that your GM approves it.


Source Starfinder Alien Character Deck pg. 0
Kobolds are small, reptilian humanoids who claim descent from true dragons, which gives them a self-confidence that belies their size. Kobolds thrive in close quarters and have spread throughout the galaxy, where they are known as ingenious engineers

Ability Modifiers +2 Dex, +2 Cha, –2 Con
Hit Points 2

Size and Type

Kobolds are Small Humanoids with the Kobold subtype

Armored Scales

Kobolds gain a +1 racial bonus to AC.


Kobolds gain a +2 racial bonus to Engineering, Perception, and Physical Science checks.


Kobolds have darkvision with a range of 60 feet.


Kobolds gain energy resistance based on the color of their scales and the dragons they resemble. Black-scaled kobolds, copper-scaled kobolds, and green-scaled kobolds gain acid resistance 5. Blue-scaled kobolds and bronze-scaled kobolds gain electricity resistance 5. Red-scaled kobolds, brass-scaled kobolds, and gold-scaled kobolds gain fire resistance 5. White-scaled kobolds and silver-scaled kobolds gain cold resistance 5. A kobold can stack this natural resistance with one other form of energy resistance.