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This is a template to create a new article about a race in Dungeons & Dragons. This category should be used for species of people typically selectable as player characters in a Dungeons & Dragons canon work.
To create a new article for a race using this template, enter the name below. Use the singular, rather than the plural. Use the description below to advise you in filling in each section, and follow the general editing guidelines.

The Forest Gnome is a race in Dungeons & Dragons. Give a brief description of the race. '


Describe how the race looks. '

Personality and alignment[]


The typical alignment of members of this race. '

Attitude and psychology[]

Their personality. '


How they interact with other races and groups. '

Abilities and traits[]

The racial abilities and unique traits of this race. Create subheadings as necessary. '


Life cycle[]

How this race is born, matures, and lives.

Life expectancy[]

How long a member of this race lives. '


Any unusual details of their physical form. '


What they eat. '


Where this race lives. Not all races have a specific environment if it is assumed that they live in the same kind of places humans do, but many races are subterranean, live on a particular plane, and so on. '



How this race organizes. '


Which deities this race worships and in what manner. '


Art made by this race. '


How members of this species become adventurers. '


How the wage war and fight. '


Which language or languages this race speaks. '

Equipment and clothing[]

Special equipment used by this race, and how they dress. '


Typical names for this race. '

Notable Forest Gnomes[]

For a full list, see Category:Forest Gnomes.

A list here. Example:

  • Dydd, the legendary halfling who fought the red dragon Ashardalon
  • Lidda, the iconic female halfling rogue in Dungeons & Dragons third edition


Variants and related species[]

Variants, subtypes, or relatives of this race. '

Publication history[]

A list of the sourcebooks of each edition of D&D in which this appears. Omit editions where this race does not appear. '

Original D&D[]

Refers to the original White Box and supplements. '

Basic D&D[]

Refers to the D&D product line called Dungeons & Dragons which ran at the same time as Advanced Dungeons & Dragons from 1977 to 1999 (i.e. Holmes, Moldvay, Mentzer, Allston, etc). '

AD&D 1st edition[]

AD&D 2nd edition[]

D&D 3rd edition[]

D&D 4th edition[]

D&D 5th edition[]

Creative origins[]

What originally inspired this. '

Reception and influence[]

What reviewers thought about this after it was published, and what later works took inspiration from this. '