The PHB gives stats for determining height of each race, but I'm particularly interested in the size categories (Small, Medium, Large, etc). Monster stat blocks list their size category, but I couldn't find anything for player characters. This is particularly important for the halfling, since some of their race features reference creatures that are a size class larger than them, but I don't know whether the halfling itself is considered small or medium. Likewise for their fellow party members.


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Their size can be found under their Traits. Specifically the bold text below their Alignment that says Size.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, I figured it had to be somewhere. Based on the downvotes, I must be the only one that missed it. \$\endgroup\$
    – bwarner
    Jan 11, 2016 at 20:32

Ditto what Purple Monkey said...
Here's the list to save a few page flips:
Dwarf = Medium
Elf = Medium
Halfling = Small
Human = Medium
Dragonborn = Medium
Gnome = Small
Half-Elf = Medium
Hal-Orc = Medium
Tiefling = Medium


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