Gnomes are quite short beings, often bearded. They are a very intelligent people and extremely skilled with their hands. This, in combination with their inventiveness, makes them the foremost craftsmen of all races. Gnomes are also interested in sciences, such as alchemy, astrology and magic.
Command: boobytrap <object>
Gnomes have the explosives knowledge required to boobytrap items by placing small bombs under them. The bombs explode when the items are picked up. The explosion is rather small and does 1-40 damage. Up to three items in a room may be boobytrapped.
Improve magic item
Command: improve <object>
With their profound knowledge of magic, gnomes can sometimes identify how a magic item was created. With this knowledge, they can improve the efficiency of the item, adding extra charges to it. This can only be done to magic items that contain combat spells, since non-combat spells are usually more complex, and can only be fully understood by their creators. Even so, this effort requires a lot of thinking and tinkering, and the gnome must therefore rest four minutes before he can repeat this feat.