I had a choice between Drac and GG (in dungeon). I decided to go Drac bevause GG would let me cast cydstepp, and what's the fun in that? And well, I prepped drac so going after gg would let me evade the penalty, get piety for mana potions and debuffs, and let me kill undead - way too easy. And the parched Drac Halfling intial piety burs is much more fun. I also mistakenly took one level of lifesteal (and -resists with it) too much on a complete unintentional blunder, and made several other mistakes. Notice the tower shield? I had almost capped out resists at one point (after the first lifesteal brought the cap to 25).
Parched halflings (non-purist) is some of the weirdest s**t out there. Quite possibly the most powerful and easiest parched race or at least the most interesting.