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[Taladas] Angry Gnomes/Sinister Walking Sharks (Dragon #315)

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:31 am
by Big Mac
Dragon Magazine issue 315 had an article on Taladas called Angry Dead Gnomes and Sinister Walking Sharks by James Jacobs.

I remember a bunch of gnomes that left their families, said that they were dead and painted skulls on their face. But what on Earth what on Krynn is a Walking Shark?

How does this article compare to the style of 3e conversion that MWP was putting out? Would this work alongside things like the Yaggol from Bestiary of Krynn or is it written differently?

Is there anything new/innovative in the article that would be useful for 2e/1e players or is it just a conversion of existing stuff?

Did James Jacobs make any other Dragonlance material (either for Paizo, MWP/SP or TSR)?

Re: [Taladas] Angry Gnomes/Sinister Walking Sharks

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:03 pm
by rabindranath72
It describes the shark cult which was first defined in the Taladas boxed set, a 2e product. So nothing new, really, and nothing to back-port. The format looks similar to other 3e stuff, and I believe it's 3.5 format.

The gnomes describe the Company of the Dead, which is a sort of gnomish "shock troops." It's a quite effective concept which clashes with the usually humorous way in which Krynnish gnomes are portrayed.

Re: [Taladas] Angry Gnomes/Sinister Walking Sharks

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:56 am
by Big Mac
rabindranath72 wrote:It describes the shark cult which was first defined in the Taladas boxed set, a 2e product. So nothing new, really, and nothing to back-port. The format looks similar to other 3e stuff, and I believe it's 3.5 format.
I don't remember the shark cult. I'll have to go find that in the boxed set.
rabindranath72 wrote:The gnomes describe the Company of the Dead, which is a sort of gnomish "shock troops." It's a quite effective concept which clashes with the usually humorous way in which Krynnish gnomes are portrayed.
That is the one I remembered (although I could not place the name). Those guys are cool. I'd love to see a few Krynnspace gnomes that were a bit more like that.

Re: [Taladas] Angry Gnomes/Sinister Walking Sharks (Dragon #

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:14 am
by dulsi
Company of the Dead served as inspiration for my Kulan pbp character Gralf. I don't know that Knightfall would allow the prestige class nor if we will get to a high enough level to take it. I should really read up more on the Taladas material.