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Halfling appearance

    • 32 posts
    December 16, 2017 12:29 AM PST

    I like the AD&D DARKSUN halflings...  Feral, vicious, and capable.  Not malicious or evil, but definitely not the roley-poley, over-fed, jovial, ruddy-faced, Tolkien-based standard.

    • 67 posts
    February 12, 2018 8:55 AM PST

    Bazgrim said:

    Lol yeah I agree. Keep in mind, this is what Istuulamae said:

    "While I'm pleased with the female Halfling we have depicted, know that she is but one member of the race. Not all of them will be running around with fluorescent plumes in their hair, in fact most will not. We've already settled on a more subtle color palette for Wild's End and the Halfling coloration will account for that. So while the art we’re all referencing is accurate to a type of Halfling, it is not indicative of all Halflings. But you guys have one image to analyze, and I don’t fault you for constructing a broader picture from it."

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    Well, people assume when they only release one image it would be as archtypal as possible. Why put an outlier as your first image? That being said, I like that they put this out there. I loved the look of the colorful Halfling, it brought to mind the sort of playfulness one would expect from a culture of perpetual youth, but a long-lasting society with only them running it? I think we may have just seen the adventuring halfling, the one who leaves Wild's End and is representative of Halflings to outsiders, not the standard.

    • 99 posts
    February 22, 2018 9:53 AM PST

    Hhhhmmmm.  I wonder if the explanation means appearance is *somewhat* based on which ideology the halfling follows (Esqaps, Maidyns and Nothi)?  Perhaps Maidyns are more colorful and exhuberant, the Nothi wearing darker tones simpler trappings and the Esqaps leaning a *little* more towards a "civilized" appearance?  Of course all keeping the basic fashion trend of Wild's End.