Note: Gnomes are quite different in pathfinder. There are also certain traits which we have neglected previously. Read the core entry.
Gnomes are imaginative and creative, though often seen as eccentric. Their mind is often on the ideal instead of the practical. Gnomes grow bored quickly of repetition and are always looking for new things to work on. For this reason, gnome technology is a widely diversified field of prototypes. This bizarre outlook often makes gnomes appear quite strange and alien to other races, and to the gnomes other races may appear droll and slow.
As core, except
+2 Charisma, -2 Strength, +2 Intelligence