Male Names: Cordon, Corxim, Davver, Gaston, Sinwor, Wiltor.
Female Names: Besh, Fijit, Lini, Majet, Neji, Pai, Queck, Trig.
Surnames: Pick parent’s name of same gender, and add -son for father or -sin for mother.
Standard Racial Traits
- Ability Score Racial Traits: Gnomes are physically weak but surprisingly hardy, and their attitude makes them naturally agreeable. They gain +2 Constitution, +2 Charisma, and –2 Strength.
- Type: Gnomes are Humanoid creatures with the gnome subtype.
- Size: Gnomes are Small creatures and thus gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty to their Combat Maneuver Bonus and Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
- Base Speed: (Slow Speed) Gnomes have a base speed of 20 feet.
- Languages: Gnomes begin play speaking Common and Gnome. Gnomes with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Orc and Sylvan. See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages.
Feat and Skill Racial Traits
- Dabblers: Select two of the following skills: Deception, History, Insight, Linguistics, Perform, Persuasion, Stealth, Streetwise, Survival, Thievery, Use Magic Device, Void Sailor or Warcraft. The selected skills are always class skills for the character.
- Keen Senses: Gnomes receive a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks.
- Magical Talent: Gnomes receive a +2 racial bonus on Arcana and Craft (alchemy) checks. When creating alchemical items, they need to pay 50% less for materials.
- Obsessive: Gnomes receive a +2 racial bonus on a Craft or Profession skill of their choice.
Magical Racial Traits
- Magical Linguist: Gnomes study languages in both their mundane and supernatural manifestations. Gnomes with this racial trait add +1 to the DC of spells they cast with the language-dependent descriptor or those that create glyphs, symbols, or other magical writings. They gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against such spells. Gnomes with Charisma scores of 11 or higher also gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—arcane mark, comprehend languages, message, read magic. The caster level for these effects is equal to the gnome’s level.
Senses Racial Traits
- Low-Light Vision: Gnomes can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.