Does the Fade Away gnome racial feat require concentration?

Does the invisibility that the Fade Away racial feat (for gnomes) grants require concentration or would using it drop any spells the user is currently concentrating on?

The wording doesn’t specifically say that (you become invisible, you don’t cast the invisibility spell). I am unsure of how it works, and can’t find the answer online. How does Fade Away work?

What does a Deep Gnome home look like?


Are there any descriptions of Deep Gnome (Svirfneblin) homes?

I am making some research notes for how my magnificent mansion might look, and have searched for descriptions of a Deep Gnome home, but haven’t managed to find any.

Ideally I would like a wizard tower or upper class home, but really any house or architecture of any type would be useful. A picture would be very helpful too.

I only really have 5e sourcebooks, but have read the Blindgenstone section of Out of the Abyss, and it is very sparse on physical descriptions of the entire are, there is even a residential area but the only useful information is that deep gnome hovels have no doors. There is also a grand hall that has no description whatsoever!

I am happy for answers from any edition, including literature, video games and any other official source. If setting matters I would say Forgotten Realms, but I don’t know if it matters or not as I haven’t found any information about deep gnomes at all in what little of other settings I have read. I would probably be interested in anything, though Eberron is likely less useful.

If there are no home descriptions, general architecture would be a close second best.

How can I get a medium-size goat for my gnome?

I am looking to get a goat as a permanent mount. Nothing fancy, I want to ride her, use it as mule, and be able to do basic tricks with her. I don’t plan to use it in combat. If it matters, I am looking for a female to drink her milk and bake cheese. I am fine with a look-alike animal that we can adapt to be flavorful.

Warcraft goat

My character is a gnome buffer bard. I will buff as far as I can from the battle. I am fine with investing one feat if needed, but I don’t want to dip.

What are my options?

Getting bus error (core dumped) whenever I start Nautilus or any gnome specific file manager [closed]

For about a year I am having trouble with my computer it just happen to crash and after a restart it render useless and I then have to install a new os, the problem persists but now I have new problem (For which this post is actually about)

I was downloading php docs from Firefox and suddenly it hanged and I had to kill it and after that to see if anything downloaded or not I started Nautilus but it didn’t opened and when I looked into the error it says:

Bus error (core dumped)

And now no file manager is starting.

I am kinda frustrated now and really looking for some help, I’ll be really gratefull for any help.

Os: Linux fedora

Why can a Gnome grapple a Goliath?

Both races have the same limits on their strength, and athletics, but it’s hard to imagine why. A Goliath could feasibly lift and throw a gnome, yet the Gnome, following rules as written, can pin down a Goliath, fairly easily, if statted correctly.

Is there an in-universe explanation as to why such dramatically different sized creatures can wrestle on an even playing field?

How might a DM explain a scenario in which a gnome beats a goliath in any kind of test of strength?

How can I drop hints that a seemingly innoucous gnome village is secretly evil?

In the D&D 4e game I run, I am planning on soon having my players go to the Feywild on an adventure. Something I’d like to try to pull off during this is to have a subversion of expectations. Basically, I’d like to have the players come across a very peaceful-seeming village of gnomes. However, after spending a little bit in the village, the players will realize that the gnomes are actually evil and vicious: they are canibals and demon-worshippers who lure travelers in to kill them.

My question is, how can I pull this off effectively? I’d like to drop subtle hints about the gonme’s true nature, and I’d like to have the realization come about gradually and naturally, rather than hamfistedly.

How can I hint that a seemingly peaceful group is secretly murderous? How can I hint at their true nature, and make the dramatic reveal effectively?

Can a gnome (Bard) disguise as an Orc?

My group has previously joked about my gnome Bard disguising himself as an Orc and broadly suggested that wouldn’t work because of the height difference.

However, my interpretation (based on understanding of disguise kits and deception) is that accounting for the height difference (i.e. stilts) is implied in the disguise/deception process.

If I put myself in the shoes of the GM, the only limiting factor I can see is the availability of the materials to make the disguise.

How does the game handle this attempt?

How far can I drop-kick a Gnome?

I’m just beginning to DM my first campaign, and one of my players asked this of me.

She plays an Orc with 20 strength, so theoretically I think she probably could drop-kick a Gnome, but I have no idea how to calculate it, or what kind of number I’d require her to roll on a check for it.

Forgive me if this is somewhere in the DM’s Guide, I haven’t been able to find anything.

Why try to hide the sleep button in GNOME?

Background: Where is the suspend/hibernate button in GNOME Shell?

I think this design looks clean and is convenient to use but practically impossible to discover without the help of google. It feels like the developers are deliberately discouraging the use of sleep.

  1. There are plenty of space in the drop down menu, so why not add another button for sleep?
  2. After pressing the power-off button, a prompt pops and lets user select between reboot and power-off, which is a classic design dating back to Windows 9x, so why not add a sleep or hibernate option there?

Is there a email thread that can explain for the rationale of the current design?

Is this Forest Gnome Warlock character build legal?

I’m playing a DnD-5e campaign with some co-workers; it’s my first role-playing in, oh, decades and something like my 4th character ever. I know when to ask for help. Help!

I’m instructed to create a 4th-level character to join an existing party, and I had in mind to create a very, very old female Forest Gnome Warlock; something akin to a wizened medicine woman. I’m using the PHB as a reference, as well as roll20 and other online resources.

I feel this character is quite powerful for its level, so please tell me all the mistakes I did in interpreting the build rules.


Looking at cantrips, a forest gnome gets two right out of the gate; Minor Illusion and Speak with Small Beasts (which refers to Beast Speech, which refers to Speak with Animals — if accurate, I’m still going to limit it to tiny creatures). As for the warlock, at 4th level she’d have 3 cantrip slots; adding Pact of the Tome is said to yield three additional cantrip slots. The total comes to 2+3+3 = 8 cantrips for a 4th-level forest gnome warlock. Really?

Looking at spells, at 4th level a warlock would have two 2nd-level spell slots and five slots for “known spells” (which, I gather, can only be swapped out when you gain a level).

Looking at invocations, at 4th level a warlock would have two invocation slots. I’m not quite sure about the difference between invocations and cantrips; for my character I have chosen Agonizing Blast (which functions as a permanent booster for a separate cantrip) and Mask of Many Faces (which, it seems, might as well be a cantrip?).

Then, stats. My base stats are:

STR: 8 DEX: 10 CON: 12 INT: 14 WIS: 13 CHA: 15 

but then I can add:

  • +1 DEX from Forest Gnome race,
  • +2 INT from Gnome race,
  • +2 from Warlock Level 4, which I have split between CON and CHA,

so my final stat block becomes:

STR: 8 DEX: 10+1 = 11 CON: 12+1 = 13 INT: 14+2 = 16 WIS: 13 CHA: 15+1 = 16 

and for Hit Points that should give me 8 (base) +2 (CON modifier) + 3×5 (fixed increase from each level above 1st) = 25 HP.

Does this all seem reasonable, or am I way off base here? I really don’t intend to be a munchkin; I had this person in mind before I looked into its construction.


That is the core of my question. For additional information, here are the spells I thought I could be choosing:

  • Cantrips:
    • Blade Ward
    • Eldritch Blast (with Agonizing Blast)
    • Mage Hand
    • Minor Illusion (comes with Forest Gnome)
    • Speak with Small Animals (comes with Forest Gnome)
    • Message (free with Tome)
    • Cure Wounds (free with Tome)
    • Spare the Dying (free with Tome)
  • Spells:
    • Hellish Rebuke (as 2nd level, would gain an additional 1d10)
    • Misty Step
  • Spells known:
    • Eldritch Blast
    • Hellish Rebuke
    • Unseen Servant
    • Misty Step
    • Spider Climb
  • Invocations:
    • Agonizing Blast
    • Mask of Many Faces

I extend to you most humble and sincere thanks.