Friday, April 10, 2009


This is a race TSR stole from Tolkien... we're stealing it back!

In response to halflings being dragged all over creation in the many incarnations of fantasy role playing games, recast as kender, tallfellows, even cannibals in the Dark Sun world, it's time to take them back. We're giving them a new name that's an old name, and giving them back their proper identity.


* +2 Charisma, -2 Strength.
* Small: As a Small creature, a hobbit gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than humans use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
* Hobbit base land speed is 20 feet.
* +2 racial bonus on Disguise, Gather Information, Listen, and Perform checks.
* +1 racial bonus on all saving throws.
* +1 morale bonus on saving throws against fear: This bonus stacks with the hobbit's +1 bonus on saving throws in general.
* +1 racial bonus on attack rolls with thrown weapons, slings, and daggers.
* Automatic Languages: Common and two Hobbit languages. Bonus Languages: Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling.
* Favored Class: Bard. A multiclass hobbit's bard class does not count when determining whether she takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing.

Inspired by a justified rant of a blog post and of course the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

1 comment:

"Delcar" Shannon A. Ward said...

Good stuff; things got rather weird when the art made gnomes, elves and halflings impossible to tell apart (without something to set the scale).