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Gnomes are a vivacious people who have adapted to their tumultuous heritage in curious ways, and evolved significantly from accounts found in records.

Most gnomes stand between 3 and 3-1/2 feet tall and weigh around 40 pounds. They’re considered adults at 40 and naturally live up to 500 years.

Racial Traits

Ability Adjustments +2 Con, –2 Str (see below)

Hit Points 4

Size and Type

Gnomes are Small humanoids with the gnome subtype.


Gnomes receive a +2 racial bonus to Culture checks.


A feychild gnome gains +2 Charisma, while a bleachling receives +2 Intelligence.

Eternal Hope

Gnomes receive a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against fear and despair effects. Once per day, after rolling a 1 on a d20, the gnome can reroll and use the second result.

Gnome Magic

Gnomes gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—dancing lights, ghost sound, and token spell. The caster level for these effects is equal to the gnome’s character level. In addition, gnomes get a +2 racial saving throw bonus against illusion spells and effects.

Low-Light Vision

Gnomes can see in dim light as if it were normal light. See Vision and Light.