Friday, August 05, 2011

New Hero - The Halfling!

"You are the Halfling, a diminutive but hearty hero.  You are resistant to magic, roll one Combat dice when a spell is cast on you.  If you roll a shield ignore the effects of the spell.  You ignore wandering monster cards when searching for treasure."

Attack, throw 2 Combat dice
Defend, throw 2 Combat dice
Move, throw 2 Standard dice

Mind 4 Points
Body 6 Points

(The Battle Axe, Broad Sword and Plate Armour may not be used by Halfling)
The suggested model is the Mordheim: Halfling Thief

Notes: Figuring out how to make the thief and halfling distinct from one another was a bit of a headache as they both fulfil similar roles.  In the end, I decided that the halfling's diminutive size and resistance to magic were the better traits to focus on.  He's unique in having two special abilities, which is my absolute limit on heroes, but both are simple to use.  Overall, I doubt the halfling is terribly impressive, but he is quietly survivable.  Given a magical treasure weapon he'll pack a bit more punch, but until then he's probably best off with the spear and the crossbow.


  1. I don't know, magic resistance and the ability to not get stomped on by wandering monsters whilst searching for treasure is a good dual ability since early on the treasure will be better than most, and then the magic resistance would be quite useful at latter stages. It doesn't sound too shabby.

  2. The thief has to be careful though, helpful spells are just as tough to get through his defences, and he is prohibited from most of the top-end mundane gear. With two special abilities, he is a good choice, but perhaps more of an "expert" hero choice.