I want to play an aasimar and was wondering why they always look like a human. An aasimar or a tiefling can also be a halfing or a gnome or whatever. My question is, are there any rules how to create an e.g. Aasimar Halfling? And if not, how do you solve this?
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The standard Aasimar is a human-celestial hybrid, but there is a sidebar on the SRD that describes non-human Aasimar. In short:
Effectively, you use all of the racial rules for an Aasimar and just change your size to match your mortal half. This means that you get a +1 size bonus to your AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to your CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks. Your speed doesn't change.
One important thing to note:
So, while you can have Small Halfling Aasimars or Gargantuan Rune Giant Aasimars, you can't have Dog Aasimars. A partially-celestial non-humanoid born on the Material Plane is likely a Half-Celestial. I would guess that the designer who wrote that any humanoid race can be an Aasimar with a different size wasn't aware that giants are humanoid in Pathfinder.