Posts in: Monster of the Week



by Delos

Goblin Heroes

So we’ve talked about all the horrible things goblins can be, but what about the goblin that wants to turn a new leaf? Here are a few ideas for playing a goblin hero. Dungeon World Bard-Gain “A Bestiary of Creatures Unusual” in addition to what ever else you pick. This can only apply to creatures…

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Goblin Enemies

Many an adventurer has faced off against the hordes of goblins that lurk in the depths. The great thing about goblins is that you can make them so different from each other. Each tribe can have a different shtick to harass the players. One can be all about fire and the next could be all…

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Goblins in Modern Media

Yesterday we covered briefly some of the origins of the goblin and today let’s talk about how goblins have changed and been presented in modern times. JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” books were probably the biggest thing to happen to the fantasy world since the myths themselves were created. It was…

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Goblin Folklore

It’s amazing how many common ancestors goblins have. Looking into Wikipedia turns out the idea of goblins have been around for a long while and were related to kobolds and elves. Some of the common traits they all shared was they were small (could be between a few inches to about four feet tall), evil…

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Monster of the Week: Goblins

So here at Ramblings we’re going to try something for the summer. Every week for the rest of the summer I’m going to look into an iconic monster. I’ll cover history in folk lore, history in more modern media, famous monsters, and some ideas on how to make these monsters shine in different systems. This…

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