Questions tagged [gnomes]

For questions about the gnome race/species that appears in various RPGs, notably in editions of Dungeons & Dragons.

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Can Forest Gnomes secretly converse (like Thieves' Cant) with other Forest Gnomes/Firbolgs/Speak with Animals users via Speak with Small Beasts?

My party has two Forest Gnomes and a Firbolg and they want to use their racial features to secretly communicate. Forest Gnomes have Speak with Small Beasts: Through sound and gestures, you may ...
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How long does it take for a gnome to “bleach”?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don't exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don't regularly experience new and exciting things undergo "The Bleaching", ...
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How does a Gnome Battle Smith artificer (UA) riding his iron defender control it?

I don't see any reason a gnome Battle Smith artificer (from the May 2019 UA) couldn't ride his iron defender RAW--it's got the appropriate anatomy and is one size larger. But how is it "Controlled"? ...
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Does the Rock Gnome trait Artificer's Lore apply when you aren't proficient in History?

Rock Gnomes have the following racial trait (PHB, p. 37): Artificer’s Lore Whenever you make an Intelligence (History) check related to magic items, alchemical objects, or technological ...
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Does repairing the gnome's clockwork device require no materials and make it functional for another 24 hours?

I am thinking about roleplaying a Rock Gnome, and was wondering whether my interpretation of the Tinker trait was correct. The rock gnome's tinker Trait (PHB pg. 37) says: Using those [tinker's] ...
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Does the Fade Away gnome racial feat require concentration?

Does the invisibility that the Fade Away racial feat (for gnomes) grants require concentration or would using it drop any spells the user is currently concentrating on? The wording doesn't ...
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What does the Gnomish Wizard Favored Class Bonus mean by “+1/2” uses per day?

I'm working on creating a character for Pathfinder, he is a gnomish wizard and the "Alternate Favored Class Bonus" says: Select one arcane school power at 1st level that is normally usable a number ...
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Is this “Rabbit Reload” system broken? [closed]

One of my players is playing a Forest Gnome Artificer and is intending on being a bit of an inventor, comes up with crazy solutions on the fly, kind of character. But he just came up with an idea that ...
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Where does the D&D concept of a Gnome come from?

Outside of D&D, whenever anyone thinks of a gnome, they are more likely to think of a "garden gnome" or (something along the lines of "David the Gnome"), not how they are presented in D&D. ...
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Can a Gnome Ranger use his Animal Companion as a Mount?

We have a new player in our group playing a forest gnome ranger. Now that he has hit 3rd level, he is wondering if his character is small enough / light enough to ride a panther animal companion as a ...
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How do you pronounce “svirfneblin”?

In a campaign I'm writing, an aged sage sends my party to the Underdark to aid Deep Gnomes against a Drow takeover. The group that will be playing this has read R.A Salvatore's books and knows both ...