Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Favorite Halfling Pic

I was playing my first game of 4e yesterday with friends (it's a pretty good tactical game) and we were discussing 4e halflings.  Apparently, they are not the rotund halflings of yore, but instead miniature, proportional, heroic little people.  Kinda like my favorite pic below (from page X6 of the Cook Expert Rules).

Yesterday, I thought the pic was drawn by Willingham, but it's obvious it's Jeff Dee.  Sorry Ryan and Dave.  My bad.


Jayson said...

Utterly classic picture, that. It has always been one of my very favorites.

The proportionally smaller human look for halflings dates to 3rd Edition. However, there's also a David S. LaForce drawing in the Moldvay Basic book that presages this concept--a trim & grim little fellow in the character class group pic.

Trey said...

My favorite as well, though I could do without the hairy feet.

Aaron E. Steele said...

The hair is just so eighties. This is a favorite of mine as well.

Will Mistretta said...

Keep in mind, that's a halfling adventurer. You should see the other 99.9% of the roly-poly little s***s. :)