Snowfall on a Winter’s Night by Theo Townend
I have to admit that I was … nervous? Jaded? Cynical? Some sort of combination? Yes, that was me, jaded/cynical/nervous, ready to be disappointed, and all regarding the Gnomes we are getting in DDO for update 30. I don’t know why I had such low expectations, but I did, expecting Gnomes that weren’t really Gnomes at all, just Halflings with a new face, in the way that Purple Dragon Knights are really Half-Orcs and Slaad are really Hezrou and … you understand. New skin on an old model. It seems to be cheaper and easier than creating all-new models.
But I was all a-fret for no reason. I have seen the Gnomes and they are uniquely Gnomic, unlike Halflings, unlike anything else at all as far as I can tell.