Gnomes of Empyrea

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Gnomes of Empyrea

Post by Havard » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:21 pm

Does anyone know if Frank has posted any details on Gnomes? I wonder how they feel about Tek, given the traditional fascination gnomes have for technological devices on other settings.

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Re: Gnomes of Empyrea

Post by Big Mac » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:54 pm

Havard wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Does anyone know if Frank has posted any details on Gnomes? I wonder how they feel about Tek, given the traditional fascination gnomes have for technological devices on other settings.
I think the technological thing with gnomes is mostly down to designers seeing how popular the tinker gnomes of Dragonlance were.

I think that R1-R4 predate Dragonlance, so Frank probably did any design (or outlining) of gnomes back in the days when gnomes were more seen as nature-loving creatures.

I think he said something about Aquaria being the point of origin of some of the races on Oerth. I'm not sure if that included gnomes, but if it did, it would mean that gnomes in Empyrea would have some things in common with gnomes in the Flanaess,
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