Review – True Halflings

29 January, 2012

True Halflings is a resource for an alternate type of halflings, one perhaps more true to their original literary roots.  If more humble and homebody sort of halflings are welcome in your campaign, this is the supplement for you.

True Halflings
is a 12-page PDF (10-pages if you remove the cover and OGL page) for the Pathfinder RPG written by Chris A. Fields and published by Otherverse Games.

True Halflings has mostly a traditional two columns layout and is easily readable, though one of the tables is in an odd font.  The art is full color cover and a several color interior pieces.

True Halflings is about the other halflings, the original halflings, yes, the hobbits (though that terms is never used).  Those stay at home, sturdy farmers who do not really like to adventure but when they do, they are brave and loyal companions.

The True Halflings are detailed as a full Pathfinder race with a brief sketch of their society, full rules including racial traits (and how they map to standard Pathfinder halfling traits), alternate racial traits and new talents.  These play to the idea of True Halflings as homebodies trust into adventuring where they bear up with good grace and some are quite clever.  The Untapped Potential ability is an excellent way to represent an adaptable hero.

To finish off fleshing out the True Halflings are three example settlements dominated by them (with settlement rules that tie into another Otherverse game product).

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

One comment

  1. Interesting. In some ways, it’s surprising it took decades of gaming to get to someone doing this.

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