Publication:The Five Shires

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[  The Five Shires]
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System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: –  
Author: Ed Greenwood 
Publisher: TSR 
Publication Date: 1988 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 72
Product Blurb
Humans (and other races) call them "halflings," and tend not to take the little folk too seriously. They look like children, so they get treated like children?distrusted, underestimated, or just plain ignored.

But there's much more toe the hin (as the halflings call themselves) than petty thievery and childish pranks. They are a tough, mature people, proud of their legacy of centuries of survival in the face of indifference and outright persecution from other races. The Five Shires, the latest Gazetteer for the Dungeon & Dragons game system, gives you a total, in-depth look at the hin and their world, including:

A new halfling character class Everything you need to know about halfling magic Exciting adventures in the Five Shires A large full color map of the Five Shires, and its towns A secret about halfling pirates Separate DM and player's booklets — 96 pages in all! The secret of the Blackflame

This text is quoted from promotion material. Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher.

Plot Summary[edit]

The book describes the land of the halflings, or Hin, as they call themselves. The 24-page "Player's Booklet" gives an overview of the Shires and their inhabitants, with rules for high-level halflings and new spells. The 72-page "Dungeon Masters Booklet" gives a more detailed description of the Shire's history, climate, geography, government, defenses, religion, and "The Pirate Life". The gazetteer also includes a section on "Campaigning in the Five Shires", encounter tables and suggestions for adventure scenarios, and rules for adaptation to AD&D.

Publication History[edit]

GAZ8 The Five Shires was written by Ed Greenwood, with a cover by Clyde Caldwell, and was published in 1988 by TSR as a 72-page book and a 24-page book, with a large color map and an outer folder.

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Facts about "The Five Shires"
AuthorEd Greenwood +
Media TypePaperback +
Module CodeGAZ8 +
Page Count72 +
Publication Date1988 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleThe Five Shires +