Useless Drivel – Red Vine Leather

twizzlersIt’s a new week and we’re back at our same old shenanigans.  It’s back to the same old awkward conversations and misrepresentation of facts that you’ve come to cringe at and love!  From candies good and old to cross-cultural phenomenons, it’s about to get all sorts of random in your ear canals!  Sit back, relax, and prepare to be mildly entertained as you tune into a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Why Halflings Aren’t Hobbits

Bilbo Baggins

For decades, the image of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin were the sole representations of what a hobbit/halfling was.  Naturally, this characterization became the standard for the original run of Dungeons & Dragons canon.  From the player character race and art to the wealth of literature (R.A. Salvatore’s Regis in particular), the traditional, simple, furry-footed eating machine gamers had grown to love remained the standard.  The early nineties saw a slight shift in the characterization, but it was in the year 2000 that gamers saw one of the greatest shifts in demi-human representations, courtesy of D&D 3rd Edition.  The world survived the Y2K scare, but forever after, Hobbits and Halflings were no longer synonymous.

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