Character Races

  • Drow
  • Dracon
  • Sidhe
  • Fey
  • Halfling
  • Dwarf
  • Gnome
  • Elf
  • Half-Elf
  • Human
  • Ogre
  • Minotaur
  • Sahuagin

Halfling

Halfling

Halflings are the most diminutive humanoid race, averaging about four feet in height. Like the elves, they tend to live in secluded communities, and are very much in tune with nature. While Halflings lack physical strength and stamina, they are quite dexterous and intelligent, relying on their wits and skill to survive. They are also one of the hairiest races of all, sprouting tufts all over their bodies.

Because they are so small and agile, Halflings can move much faster than most of the larger races, often getting in two attacks before an opponent can make one. They also have the ability to avoid detection, and can easily find creatures that are attempting to hide. Because of their strong connection with the natural world, Halflings are resistant to all magical attacks.

Roleplaying a Halfling

Normally, Halflings stick to communities comprised of mostly Halflings. Chumly, on the other hand, liked the excitement and adventure that could only be found in a diverse and immense city. While much smaller than most other creatures, Chumly usually got a few free drinks out of some unsuspecting barflies through simple tricks and bets. It was one such occasion when he overheard a human and an ogre at a different table. Apparently they were heading to the library to steal an old spell book. Useful because of his magical training, Chumly knew he would have to act fast if he wanted this book that mysteriously appeared.

Paying his tab and leaving quickly, Chumly made his way to the library, searching in the dark corner the two thugs in the bar were talking about it. After a little bit of rummaging through old, dusty books, Chumly found what he was looking for. The short, hairy adventurer almost bumped into the thugs as he was exiting the library, but ducked into a closet at the last second. Unfortunately, the librarian inadvertently alerted the thugs to his presence when she caught him trying to steal the book, rather than properly check it out.

Unlike Dwarves and Ogres, Halflings are quite intelligent. They have a keen mind and are quite agile, which can help make up for their lack of size. As far as roleplay is concerned, Halflings can be almost every class - but a Halfling barbarian could be a quite comical site. Some of those axes are almost as big as the actual Halfling - so it's possible that they, like the Ogres, would be the focus of attention in any populated area. This could be welcome attention or something your Halfling loathes - it just depends on how you wanted to carry it.

Even non-barbarian Halflings have ample opportunities for stories, due to their flexibility in classes - and their actual flexibility. They're mental and physical quickness could provide them with ammunition to fight back against those that may tease them for their size, letting them get the upper hand despite being waist-high.