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Halflings have been neglected...
« on: May 26, 2008, 10:55:58 PM »
I'm an AD&D veteran of many years and campaigns and in my opinion no party is complete without at least one halfling. I would love to see some race-exclusive kits for them(some light magery would be really cool) but a joinable "Halfling Whistler" from the Complete Bards' Handbook would be worthy of any fireside taletellers' fancy. I've begun to learn the absolute basics of modding and intend to carry my involvement forward but this will take some time. I'm certain there are those who might execute such a project much more quickly than myself.
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 08:09:16 AM »
You are most certainly correct. Halflings have been neglected. There's halfling-specific kits, halfling specific items (c'mon, wouldn't it be cool to find a sword or a bow or something that was specificially designed with halflings in mind?), and halfling NPCs! Heck, I'd even settle for mods that allowed halfling PCs to romance the NPCs. The last was one of the main reasons I don't put racial restrictions on my romances, btw. Halflings (and gnomes and dwarves and half-orcs) don't get enough love.

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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 11:19:16 PM »
I thought there was a Halfling Slinger kit (maybe in TDD kit pack?) but I've never played it.  And although not halfling-specific, the Burglar kit from Song & Silence is great for a halfling (it's what they called Bilbo in The Hobbit after all).

I made some gnomish boots that I think were halfling-wearable also (if your halfling chooses to wear footgear... most don't).
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 05:50:52 AM »
Halfling NPCs, there are some. Dark Side of the Coast has a joinable NPC named Bardo. Dark Horizons, another BG1 mod, will have a halfling as well. He even has his own specific items. BG2 has Alora.

People seem to stick with humans and elf be it NPCs or other mod related things. Me, I'm an elf lover.  ;)
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 09:24:53 AM »
Yeah, halflings are pretty neglected, but I think a more neglected group are gnomes and half-orcs. Are there any mods of these two races?
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 11:11:39 AM »
Yeah, halflings are pretty neglected, but I think a more neglected group are gnomes and half-orcs. Are there any mods of these two races?
I did a mini-mod called "Gnomes" that got merged into BG1 NPC. In BG1, the gnomes got shafted on things like saving throws, so this corrected that. That included for the joinable NPCs Quayle and Tiax, and of course BG1 NPC adds dialogue for those two (and maybe a quest or two, though I forget whether they were ever finished). You also have Montaron (a halfling) in BG1.

There was a semifinished half-orc NPC called Mulgore for Tutu/BGT that had some minor "finishing" done recently. DSotSC has Skeezer Lumpkin IV, a tinker gnome from Krynn.

There must be more for BG2, what with all the mods out there for it.  We have a couple of gnome (svirfneblin, actually) shopkeepers in Aurora's Shoes, and some other gnome-related content I referred to already (such as gogondy, the deep gnome wine that'll knock you out if you're not careful...).
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 01:51:25 PM »
I'd make a half-orc mod if I had the motivation to learn how to. Although I'm not doing anything in my life right now, I SHOULD be, and that's why I won't start :P Well, not ruling it out though. As for halflings, I like them but I really don't understand them too well,
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 12:28:22 AM »
Well, not ruling it out though. As for halflings, I like them but I really don't understand them too well,
They have hairy feet. :P
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 01:55:16 AM »
So do I  :ermm:
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 03:19:21 PM »
My next NPC is a halfling, but she may be a while away.

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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 05:58:15 PM »
As is mine.  Do I sense a resurgence of halflings?   ;D
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 07:51:01 PM »
Halflings are ok, which is why I brought Alora into BG2.
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008, 02:14:14 PM »
 :)   I'm glad to see some interest concerning hobbits... I've always enjoyed the Burglar/Thief/Fighter archetypes but after completing BG etc. some obcene number of times (Besides years of P&P) I'd really enjoy some subtle (and some not so subtle) deviations from the typical. I really love the "Whistler Kit" but I've been considering perhaps, a sorcerer's assistant + specialist thief or assassin hybrid. Restrictions to include say, limit spellcasting to a single school, limit spell progression, five or ten fewer points for thieving abilities, etc. And since we're on the subject, the aforementioned "Whistler" has some druid-like abilities, so it isn't to much of a stretch to envision an extremely rustic halfling druid equivalent. The Truesword of Arvoreen Kit for Mazzy is pretty cool. Halflings are usually associated with farms and isolated villages so why not say a Halfling Drover with beastmaster abilities? I could see a Ranger/Scout type (Bounder?) But really, just something a little different would go a long way with me.
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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2008, 08:51:28 AM »
I love the Whistler kit. I reasearched it some time ago, and loved everything about it.

I love the image. I love the abilities. I love the idea. And I'd love to be able to play as it  :)

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Re: Halflings have been neglected...
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008, 06:21:04 PM »
I don't recall this Whistler kit, sounds interesting.
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