Gnome experts are able, through the use of Fantasy Physics (a skill available almost exclusively to gnomes), to craft wondrous items. Gnomes are known throughout Mystara for their abilities to engineer items from the basic to the impossibly advanced, all without having any spellcasting ability. They are also known for the tendency of some of their wondrous inventions to go horribly awry.
At lower levels, gnomes tend to create items that are simple in scope and are often used to accomplish everyday tasks, but with more efficiency and flair. Gnomish communities are often overrun with gadgets designed to do everything from shining shoes, to taking out the trash to cooking pet food. At more advanced skill levels, gnomes are able to design amazing things such as the air ships and gigantic, steam-driven mechanoids. On major projects, gnomes of various skill levels will often work together under a master engineer who oversees the process.
Gnomes with fighting ability in Karameikos often make up a significant part of Highforge's defense force, fighting alongside of their dwarven cousins. Still using their natural engineering prowess, these gnomes focus their time on creating inventions for use in combat. While they leave much of the design of martial weapons such as hammers and axes up to dwarven craftsmen, fighter gnomes will take it upon themselves to come up with inventive ways to use the dwarves metal-working talents in their own inventions. In times of war, gnome craftsmen are very valuable, as they are oftentimes the only ones with sufficient knowledge to man the technologically advanced, and occasionally unstable, gnomish war machines.
When playing a gnome expert,/fighter consult your DM for specific race, class, skill and feat ability rules.
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