Halflings are clever, capable, and resourceful survivors. They are notoriously curious, and show a daring that many larger people can't match. They can be lured by wealth, but tend to spend rather than hoard. Halflings have ruddy skin, hair that is black and straight, and brown or black eyes. Halfling men often grow long sideburns, but rarely beards or moustaches. They prefer practical clothing, and would rather wear a comfortable shirt than jewelry. Halflings stand about 3 feet tall, and commonly live to see 150.

Halfling ability adjustments: +2 Dex, -2 Str

Favored class (Rogue): A multiclass halfling's rogue class does not count when determining whether he suffers an XP penalty for multiclassing.

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PC default biography[]

"You may be short, but you're quick and full of spirit. You've recently wandered into human settlements, eager to see what you can learn from the tall-folk."


  • The bonus to dexterity and affinity for moving silently allow halflings to edge out gnomes (the other small playable race) as the stealthiest of the playable races.
  • Often stereotyped as jolly thieves and pranksters.
  • In the Forgotten Realms, the proper word for the race is "hin", while "halfling" is slang used by humans.

Builder notes[]

  • Good aim is technically split in a way that can be seen when using the dm_enablecombatdebugging console command. The bonus for slings is listed as "Halfling Sling Bonus", while that for the other throwing weapons is listed as "Good Aim".