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Halfling

Note

In order to make the existing 5e ancestries balanced with the ones presented in these rules, we’ve made adjustments to the existing 5e ancestries. You can play with the original ancestries as originally presented, but if you want to utilize the Major/Minor Feature system, we’ve redesigned them here.

These ancestries replace the official 5e races. Some have been rolled up into larger categories, like the reptilian category capturing kobolds, lizardfolk, and snakefolk.

Halfling Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. You gain a +2 and +1 bonus to two different ability scores of your choice, or +1 to three different ones.
  • Age. Halflings reach adulthood in their 20s and can live up to 250 years.
  • Size. Halflings are shorter than humans, standing at 3 feet on average. Your size is Small.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Halfling.

Major Features

Choose two of the following major features. You can exchange one major feature for two additional minor features.

  • Lucky. When you roll a 1 on the d20 for an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, you can reroll the die and must use the new roll.
  • Natural Stealth. You can attempt to hide when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you.
  • Resilience. You have advantage on saving throws against poison, and you have resistance against poison damage.
  • Second Chance. When a creature you can see hits you with an attack roll, you can use your reaction to force them to reroll. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Minor Features

Choose two of the following minor features, or four if you only chose one major feature.

  • Brave. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
  • Evasive Movement. Opportunity attacks against you have disadvantage.
  • Fluent. You can speak, read, and write two additional languages of your choice.
  • Nimble. You can move through the space of any creature that is of a size larger than yours.
  • Quick. Your base walking speed increases by 5 feet.
  • Stealthy. You have proficiency in the Stealth skill.
  • Trained Tools. You have proficiency in two tools of your choice.
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