|Sebastian Bella Sara Charter Superscriber|
|2 people marked this as a favorite.|
The steampunkification of gnomes is the least of the crimes of the Dragonlance novels.
*cough* kender *cough*
"You know the problem with halfings? Bilbo, Samwise, Merry and Pippin* made them seem heroic despite their childlike size and appearance. What we really need is something that's like a halfing, but more annoying than an 8 year old with ADD and red bull for blood. Something so awful that everyone else at the table will hate the character, but that people will nonetheless defend as only needing to be played correctly."
"Okay, but is one comic-relief race really enough? What about dwarves - everyone thinks they're stoic and honorable. Let's have a race of dwarves that live in trash heaps, are stupider than goblins, and compete with the kender for being our most annoying creation."
"Brilliant. Can we do anything to ruin gnomes? I really don't understand why all these races that are the size of children shouldn't be more like children."
"Hmmm...well, we were going to make the elves like Santa's elves, but what if we turned up the craziness..."
"Don't forget the annoyingness!"
"...and the annoyingness and make those gnomes instead."
"Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever."
*Frodo intentionally omitted.