* '''Published:''' September 1988 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' Ed Greenwood * '''Format:''' 96 page folio * '''Rules:''' Classic D&D * '''Product:''' * [[http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/gaz.html|Acaeum: GAZ-Series]] * [[http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/47943/the-five-shires|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=5125|RPG Net]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/gz/gaz8.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[wp>The Five Shires|Wikipedia]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://ageofravens.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/five-shires-rpg-items-i-like.html|Age of Ravens]] * '''Other:''' * [[https://markustay.deviantart.com/art/Five-Shires-FR-Conversion-653017761|Markustay: Five Shires Forgotten Realms Conversion]] (map) * [[http://pandius.com/five.html|Vaults of Pandius]]
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 to the hin (as the halflings call themselves) than petty thievery and childish pranks. They are a tough, mature people, proud of theit legacy of centuries of survival in the face of indifference and outright persecution from other races. The Five Shires, the latest Gazetteer for the DUNGEONS & 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 * Seperate DM and Players' Booklets - 96 pages in all! * The Secret of the Blackflame
Already published in this series:
* ''[[GAZ1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos]]'' * ''[[GAZ2 The Emirates of Ylaruam]]'' * ''[[GAZ3 The Principalities of Glantri]]'' * ''[[GAZ4 The Kingdom of Ierendi]]'' * ''[[GAZ5 The Elves of Alfheim]]'' * ''[[GAZ6 The Dwarves of Rockhome]]'' * ''[[GAZ7 The Northern Reaches]]''
Now adaptable to the AD&D game! Nominated for the 1988 Origns Awards! Adventures included!