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The Variant Human optional rule includes the following text (Player's Handbook pg. 31): Skills. You gain proficiency in one skill of your choice. It is a skill of your choice, it can be any skill from the skills list regardless of what you have chosen as your class.


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With the Variant Human Traits option, you get to choose one skill of your choice, period. The D&D 5e PHB on p. 31 states: Skills. You gain proficiency in one skill of your choice. That is the end of the description of this option. If there were meant to be a restriction to your character's class list of skills, it would say so. But the text mentions ...


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