Taxonomic Quandary

Gnomes are messed up.

What the average non-gamer thinks of when they hear “gnome” is very different than what a fantasy fan or thinks of, especially a gamer be it video or tabletop. Even then, gnomes might be scientific engineers or magical trickster illusionists; they might live in hollowed mountains, underground burrows, or forest glades; gnomes might be small dwarves or small elves. There’s no consistent portrayal of what a gnome is or even looks like.