DRAFT RACE: Gnome

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Ability Score Caps: Gnomes cannot exceed +3 in any ability except for Intelligence where they can have up to a +4. Gnomes cannot exceed Zero in Constitution AND Strength.

Ability Score Max: Gnomes have a max total combined ability total of 5

Size: 3-4 foot tall, 60 – 120 lbs

Speed: 20 feet

Languages: Common and Gnome

Special Racial Abilities:

  • +2 bonus to Armor Class due to small size
  • +3 bonus to Combat Initiative for their small quickness
  • +3 to all rolls identifying or defending against magical effects
  • Gnome are difficult to spot, and gain the following bonuses to hiding, in addition to their wisdom bonuses: Normal Light +3, Low Light +7 and Outdoors +11.
  • Magical Spell: 1x per day per level a gnome can use the Ghost Sound Spell.

Class Restrictions: Gnome may only choose from Wizard, Thief, or Barbarian.

Limitations or Restrictions: 

  • A Gnome may wear any kind of armor, and may use a shield. However, their armor and shields must be specially made for their small size (doubling the list price). Even dwarf-sized armor is too large for them.
  • A Gnome may only use weapon weighing 2lbs or less (such as a dagger, short sword, or shortbow), and may not use two-handed swords, longbows, battle axes, pole-arms, or other large weapons.
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