I just ran my first round of this, and what an absolute delight. Describing the goblin-eye view of events led to utter madness (the goblins eventually determined that a banana wasn't a fruit at all, because fruits are round and juicy, and instead it must be a kind of soft cheese), and looking for places to inject kindness and humor into the proceedings made for such a warm experience.
A downloadable game
Goblin Errands is a no-prep RPG for 2 to 4 goblins and one Tall Person. Together you'll go on comical (mis)adventures trying to complete seemingly mundane tasks as you struggle with a world not designed for you.
You've just joined a new family of goblins and you are determined to prove yourself useful. Clearly, the best way to do so is by running errands for the community: Buying vegetables at the market or procuring the services of a local wizard to get your wise leader unstuck from his chamber pot.
Unfortunately as a goblin you live in a world made for folk much bigger and stronger than you. And on top of that you have only a single Braincell to work with - and one that you have to share with your fellow goblins. Even otherwise ordinary everyday tasks turn into hilarious challenges.
What's in the Book
- 52 page rulebook
- Random generator for your goblin community
- Random generator for quick errands
- 8 different goblin playbooks
Included digital extras
- GM rules reference sheet
- Goblin community sheet
- Goblin generator sheet
- Playbook layout files
The successful Goblin Errands Kickstarter has made a physical print edition a reality! If you are interested you might want to head over to the Goblin Errands press kit to take a look at some of the online retailers that stock it!
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Final Digital Files Released!May 30, 2022
- Playtest Preview: Stretchgoals added!Apr 03, 2022
- Playtest Preview update!Mar 02, 2022
- Kickstarter Completed!Feb 24, 2022
- Kickstarter incomingJan 31, 2022
- Some sketchy goblins!Dec 12, 2021
- Small update: Language tweaksDec 03, 2021
- Yes! YES! The goblins are out!Dec 01, 2021
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I would very much like to try this in my home writing experiment with my students this year. Would it be possible to get a community copy? Thanks!
If so my email is Sharyna at gmail dot com … if not, I understand!
In the extras, the feats are not named
I know. It's just a copy of a playbook so the feats are not the point of it. The point is to provide people with a playbook layout so they can make their own. The idea is to replace the feats with ones you come up with. It's not an extra playbook.
I haven't playtested this one yet, but the whole idea is so adorable. I fell in love with it on first sight. For me these goblins feel a bit like clowns in a good way (in their heart - like really trying to accomplish things but living in a difficult world that's not made for them).
If you were wondering about ableism: I found a note in the book about that, and the whole game isn't meant to be ableistic. It's not only but also about loving people as they are, as I see it. I hope I'll be able to play this soon!
Me and my friends are really excited to try this out! Plus, I love my shoddy goblin sketch, so I recommend the service.
That seems to be a very fun and original role playing game! Can't wait to read the rules and give it a try! Cheers guys.