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Customized Classes Revisited
In the May Nineteen-Eighty-Six issue of Dragon Magazine Paul Montgomery Crabaugh offered us the ability to generate an assortment of new and awesome classes for our D&D. No longer would we have to settle for a Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, Thief, Cleric, Magic-user, or Fighter.

Cynidicean Gnome

by Sean Meaney

HITDICE: D3 +0%
HD LIMIT: 9HD +10%
ARMOUR: None +0%
WEAPONS: Axe, Dagger, Club +20%
SAVE AS: Dwarf +40%
HIT PROGRESSION: 5 Levels +10%
ABILITIES:  
Infravision 60 +20%
Damage Magic +50%
Hide in Wilderness (90%) +90%
+1Initiative +10%
Hear Noise +10%
Climb Sheer Surfaces +10%
Move Silently +10%
Detect Slope +10%
-2AC v Large Foes:  
L1 +10% (+300%)
L5 +10% (+310%)
L9 +10% (+320%)
L13 +10% (+330%)
L17 +10% (+340%)
L21 +10% (+350%)
L25 +10% (+360%)
L29 +10% (+370%)
L33 +10% (+380%)

CYNIDICEAN GNOME EXPERIENCE TABLE

EXP LEVEL HD AC v LARGE
0 1 1d3 7 (Human)
1200 2 2d3 7
2400 3 3d3 7
4800 4 4d3 7
9920 5 5d3 5
19840 6 6d3 5
37200 7 7d3 5
77500 8 8d3 5
160000 9 9d3 3 (Elf)
240000 10 9d3 3
320000 11 9d3 3
400000 12 9d3 3
       
+82500 L13-16   1
+85000 L17-20   -1 (Dwarf)
+87500 L21-24   -3
+90000 L25-28   -5
+92500 L29-32   -7
+95000 L33-36   -9(Halfling)

Description: The Cynidecean Gnome has some Resistance to Magic, Camoflague 90% when in a natural Cave, +1 Initiative bonus, detect the slope of a Cave tunnel, Infravision 60', and the Thief skills Hear Noise, Move Silent, and Climb Sheer Surfaces.
The Cynidecean Gnome also decreases in size (Initial 3' - 4"/4 levels) every four levels improving their AC bonus vs large opponents.

Their weapons are Stone Daggers, Stone Axes and Stone Clubs.