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Reaper Bones review #208: Hellakin Goregutter, Halfling Thief

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Hellakin Goregutter, Halfling Thief

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It's not very fashionable to be a halfling these days. Although Lord of the Rings worked mightily to make hobbits seem more than pudgy fat guys who liked to smoke tobacco, few halflings have managed to seem particularly threatening. Sculptor Werner Klocke is out to change that with Hellakin Goregutter.

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Sir Darius explains the plight of the halfling in the escalating world of violence that is Dungeons & Dragons:

Halflings, for those of you who don't know, are demi-humans standing approximately three feet tall with general human features, aside from an occasionally pointed ear. They are very much home-bodies, as in they like to stay at home and enjoy the simple things in life. However, there are times when the younger of the race feel a driving wanderlust and have to get out and explore the world. This can lead to death for some, but more often than not it leads to adventuring. Then, as the desire to see the world dies, settling down and founding new villages. Is it me, or does this sound like it reads right out of Tolkien?

Mind you, with a name like that, it's pretty clear good ole Goregutter is trying a little too hard. Despite his cute oversize fuzzy feet, he wields a dagger like he knows how to use it. A dashing cloak swirls around his shoulders, and he has a haircut that says "please ask me about my hair so I can pick your pocket!" It's not easy making halflings look dangerous, but Klocke manages it. My favorite thief halfling sculpt. You can purchase this miniature Amazon.

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