That's because that image comes from my Core Races gallery, whereas most of the others come from the Oddballs gallery (odd race/class combos). I draw gnomes as described, with dark skin and light hair, and I tend to give them large ears, slanted green eyes and largeish noses. Halflings, OTOH, I portray as 3'-4' tall humanoids with the proportions of a human 10-year-old (so their heads are smaller than a gnome's.Beckett said:Cool art. However, only the one I quoted really says "gnome" to me. The rest, if you had told me they were halflings, I'd never have known different.
I would posrep you if I could.
Rechan said:Because internal polls on Enworld are so reliable.
Crazy Jerome said:I was reading every post, and the answer came to me about two posts before I got to this one, which I now highlight, because it didn't get the attention it deserved:
Bingo! That's what I'm doing IMC. Of course, that hits all the right buttons for me, in ways that might not work for other people:
1. Gets rid of a name "eladrin" and puts a solid race that my players will actually want to play with the "gnome" name.
Mustrum_Ridcully said:I tend to assume that the designers (maybe due to market research?) decided that ...
No, that are Dwarves to me. (In German, they are called "Gartenzwerge", which directly translated would say "Garden Dwarf") So, they even don't have that meaning to me.Lurker37 said:Uh, wha?
If you'd mentioned the north pole and presents, that'd make some sense, but cookies??
And I sadly must agree that most newcomers would think of garden ornaments when they think of gnomes.
But would this really change how you feel about leaving out Gnomes? If you like them and they are gone, that sucks for you, regardless whether Scott Rouse has a personal hatred for Gnomes and wanted to remove any trace of them from the game, or Mike Mearls loved them but market research just showed that the majority of players care more for Elves then Gnomes.Driddle said:I would love to see some reference to actual market research, even a token attempt. My gut feeling is that the designers made changes entirely on personal observation sans bias confirmation.