Size: Medium. Bugbears have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Ability Modifiers: +4 Strength, +2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution, –2 Charisma.
Extra Starting Hit Dice: A bugbear gains 3 Hit Dice (3d8 hit points). The bugbears’s Constitution modifier applies to each Hit Die when determining hit points.
Base Speed: 30 feet.
Natural Armor Bonus: Bugbears have tough hides and gain a +3 natural armor bonus to Defense.
Attack Bonus: Bugbears gain a +2 species bonus on attack rolls.
Darkvision: Bugbears can see in the dark up to 60 feet. Darkvision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and bugbears can function with no light at all.
Scent: Bugbears may use their keen sense of smell to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.
Allegiance: Bugbears must begin play with an allegiance to chaos, evil, or both.
Skill Bonus: Bugbears gain a +4 species bonus on Move Silently checks.
Bonus Feat: Bugbears gain the bonus feat Simple Weapons Proficiency.
Free Language Skills: Read/Write Goblin (or local language), Speak Goblin (or local language).
Other Languages: Giant, Gnoll, Orc, Undertongue.
Level Adjustment: +2.