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Combat_Kyle wrote:
The thing is a gnome who you can't trust as is a little eerie is much more fun to roleplay that a lawn gnome. If you ever put a lawn gnome npc in a campaign, the players would never take it serously. Plus in greek mythology gnomes were earth elementals who had more in common with the furies (goddesses of vengence) than cutsie little animals. And in German folklore they were vile tricksters who played tricks on miners (or worse). SO the mythological background for PBs gnomes are there. In contrast lawn gnomes did not appear till the mid 19th century.

Which is what I based my drawing around and what Colin Chapmain based his write up of the gnome on. ^_~`

Tom Bosley gnomes, sheesh...gimme a break.
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WIth all that siad, a CK should use the type of gnomes that work best with thier style of play. I like gritty, dark fanatsy i.e. Inzae (hurry up Davis!) which the PB gnomes work perfectly for. Now if you like the more light hearted, tounge-in-cheek style (like miller6's Killer modules) then a Travelocity lawn gnome is they way to go. It is all a matter of style, the bottom line is to have fun, and to keep the evil gnomes from carrying you away in your sleep.
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I have had shadowy gnomes in my Palladium Fantasy game for several years (although I don't play that system anymore) that are fairly close to the Fiend Folio's dark creepers. They are sinister, mean and vindictive and different from the nordic style gnome from mythology. A Greek style gnome would be closer to the lesser elementals from the Atlantean System, not really small, nor appropriate for a player race.

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So, we're all agreed then that gnomes are a twisted halfling/goblin hybrid brewed up in the goblin pits of Ulgakur? Good.

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Bowbe wrote:
So, we're all agreed then that gnomes are a twisted halfling/goblin hybrid brewed up in the goblin pits of Ulgakur? Good.

And they taste just like chicken. 8)
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gideon_thorne wrote:
And they taste just like chicken. 8)

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gideon_thorne wrote:
And they taste just like chicken. 8)

Gnomes...is there anything they can't do? Besides ride the grown-up rides at Disneyland, that is.

mmm...delicous fuzzy, bulbous chickens!

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gideon_thorne wrote:
And they taste just like chicken. 8)

Hehe, now that's funny. If I had a nickel (make it a dollar) for every weird animal that "tastes like chicken" . . . hmm, lessee:

froglegs

pheasant

halfling/goblin hybrid (does this mean half halfling - half goblin?)

snake

alligator

baby manticores

etc.

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Either way, it is really rather hard to take a creature the size of a gnome very seriously. Short bipeds are not overly frightening, unless they are really out there, like those things in the Phantasm movies, or those creepy little wraiths in Ghost.

The factor of being taken seriously lies in the delivery, not in the appearance.

(Odd how this turned from Combat Kyle thinking he was the one who was different to it being me)
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eibon wrote:
Either way, it is really rather hard to take a creature the size of a gnome very seriously. Short bipeds are not overly frightening, unless they are really out there, like those things in the Phantasm movies, or those creepy little wraiths in Ghost.

The factor of being taken seriously lies in the delivery, not in the appearance.

(Odd how this turned from Combat Kyle thinking he was the one who was different to it being me)

Sorry bout that, I seem to do that alot, my familty thinks I would make a lawyer. And yes it is hard to take anything you can kick a field goal with seriously.
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No problem, I am used to being the the one who is against the current, it seems we have fulfilled our roles here.
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I definately liked the gnome portrayed in the PB. Like those who posted before, it does have that Henson feel to it.

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