I am creating a human cleric. While doing so, I noticed that in the starting package for cleric (PHB I, p. 33), there is a "Bonus feat":

Feat: Scribe Scroll.

Bonus Feat: Alertness.

Deity/Domains: Pelor/Good and Healing.

Gear: Backpack with waterskin, one day's trail rations, bedroll, sack, and flint and steel. Case with 10 crossbow bolts. Wooden holy symbol (sun disc of Pelor). Three torches.

Gold: 1d4 gp.

Where does this bonus feat come from? I mean, the section on class feat only states the weapon focus feat relative to the deity chosen.

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    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 22:13
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The Player's Handbook cleric starting package does say it's for humans in the previous column on the same page (33). It says Human Cleric Starting Package immediately before the Armor and Weapons entries.

The bonus feat is the suggested human bonus feat as per Human Racial Traits (13).


As a human, you get an additional feat at first level.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I thought it could be that, but the sarter package doesn’t state that it has to be a human \$\endgroup\$
    – vicaba
    Commented Mar 23, 2019 at 22:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Variant humans are 5e. This question is about 3.5e. \$\endgroup\$
    – nick012000
    Commented Mar 25, 2019 at 11:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ @nick012000 Looks like that was an edit. I'll fix. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Mar 25, 2019 at 11:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Jadasc Completely my mistake, when I picked this up in the review queue my brain missed the edition tag. I owe you a beer. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 25, 2019 at 12:29

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