Hello, all. Concerning the use of hobbits in DR: The word 'hoppit' may be unusable, but what about halfling. Don't several RPG's use that term already, making it public domain? About the Converse with animals chart: Why are dogs at level four, but rodents at levels 2 and 3? I always thought dogs were easiar to communitcate with than rabbits and squirrels. You go up to a bunny or squirrel and they run away. You go up to a dog and he sniffs you for a little bit, and if he likes you, you can pet him. Unless of course we are talking wild dogs here, i.e. wolves and coyotes. - steve brown S.D.G.