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According to Treantmonk's guide, shorty races (dwarves, gnomes, and halflings) make suboptimal wizards, and I think I agree with his arguments, especially the part about how wrong it is that orcs make better wizards than gnomes. What kind of mess up world is this? Don't answer that, that's not the point of this thread.
Regardless of the consequences, I'm going to make a shorty wizard (conjurer/loremaster field controller role) anyway. Damn the consequences. I was dabbling with a gnome for a while, but I'm wondering if it's the best of the suboptimal choices. None of the shorty races really have any significant bonuses to help a wizard, as far as I can tell.
What do you think? Which shorty do you think would make the best wizard and why? I'd like to get advice from someone more reasonable than myself because right now I'm thinking of running with a Strength 5 gnome whose familiar is a (helper) monkey because he's too weak to even lift his own spellbook. That can't end well. :D
Hafling Wizard.... because Larry Elmore drew one so well.