We shall start with a cute gnome. Let's say you wanted to show something that a mage would use to keep track of time. You'd probably end up with Metrognome!
Now, back in 1998, you had to bring out beads or face-down lands or something to represent your gnomes. But now we have tokens! And we have a computer that is happy to put them out for you. So we commissioned art to go on the gnome tokens. And you know what that means: new adorable gnomes!
This piece was assigned to Ron Spencer with the note that it should look like a gnome from the same workbench that Metrognome is sitting on. Behold!
Urza's Saga Gnome Token | Art by Ron Spencer