Thursday, August 7, 2014

Classic 5ed - Halflings

Classic 5ed in style of 70's and 80's D&D. Gritty, dark, "swords and sorcery", when elves were fighter/wizards and dwarves didn't dabble in the dark arts. A few changes and restrictions to 5th Edition Basic Rules to instill a particular flavor and style on the game I run. Demonstration of how easy it is to and encouraging others to make 5ed their own.

Classes and multi-classing are limited by race. Standard Ability requirements (15+ in Ability) for multi-classing remain. Humans, Dwarves Elves, Halflings and 1/2 Orcs are playable races. Fighters, Clerics, Wizards, Rogues with Rangers and Druids for Wood Elves only after PHB is released.

I don't really like halflings. Cause, not on Middle Earth. And shouldn't even include them. But it seems that every group has that guy who has to play Bilbo the Halfling Rogue. So, standard PHB with class restrictions and fixed starting equipment.


 - Re-roll 1's
 - Advantage on saves against fear.
 - Move through space of any bigger creature.
 - +2 Dex

Halfling Starting Equipment
  • (a) Leather armor or (b) Ring mail
  • (a) 2 weapons for which you are proficient or (b) 1 weapon and shield
  • Sling and stones
  • Pick two; Holy Symbol, Thieves' Tools, Bell, Cask of beer, Fishing Tackle, Iron Pot, Soap, Signal Whistle
  • backpack, bedroll, mess kit, 10 torches, tinderbox, 10 days of rations, waterskin, 50 feet hemp rope.


 - Only Cleric, Fighter, Rogue or Fighter/Rogue multi-class (must alternate levels)
 - +1 Cha
 - hide behind big'uns


 - Only Cleric, Fighter, Rogue or Fighter/Rogue multi-class (must alternate levels)
 - +1 Con
 - Advantage on saving throws against poison and resistance against poison damage.

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