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Build Your Goblin!

"All goblins are special!"
-- Towwp the extra-extra-loves cats goblin

Build Your Goblins Step 1Step 1: Name your Goblins and create their Stats
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  1. Give your goblin team a name!
  2. Name each goblin. (Each player has one goblin!)
  3. Share an image or drawing of each goblin.
  4. Create stats for each goblin by filling out the goblin stats for each goblin with a 13-point buy system per goblin. All goblins start off with a 5 points in each of the first four traits, and no trait can have more than 12 points. (The last trait, Goblin Fabs, does not require any points--goblins more or less simply succeed at the tasks associated with their Fabs trait.)

(Note: This is a d13 low roll system. Many challenges will be determined with a d13 roll against a particular goblin trait. For example, if a goblin has to lift a heavy stone that is blocking the entrance to a burrow of The Wise Mole of the Forest, then the goblin rolls a d13 and hopes for the roll to be equal or less than its Goblin Abs score. Warning! Some challenges will require that 2 or even all goblins in your group succeed at a challenge to advance--so be careful about dumping multiple trait scores. )

The 5 Core Goblin Stats
Goblin Abs! (Goblin lift! Goblin throw! Goblin strike a heroic blow!)
Goblin Smarts! (Goblin compute! Goblin remember! Goblin recall how many days in September!)
Goblin Sneaks! (Goblin creep! Goblin crawl! Goblin quick on the draw!)
Goblin Farts! (Goblin flirt! Goblin charm! Goblin assure them of no harm!)
Goblin Fabs! (Goblin does this one thing bestest of all the restest!)

Remember, this is a d13, roll low system. You want to roll at or lower than the corresponding goblin ability for any task.



Build Your Goblins Step 2
If you are playing the scavenger hunt non-competitively, then you can choose any type of feat or skill for your "Goblin Fabs!" ability. Make it whatever you think fits into the tone of the game you want to play. Is the goblin an expert in Cooks Fine Pastries? Go for it! Is the goblin an expert in Constructing an Atomic Bomb from Straw and Mud? Hey, it's your world to detonate.

If you are playing the scavenger hunt competitively, then you should choose one unique Goblin Fabs skill for each goblin from the list of skills below.

1) Swimming
2) Pole-vaulting over things (and you always find a stick or suitable gob for a pole)
3) Taking things that didn't belong to you, but now do
4) Yodeling
5) Croaking (like a frog, not like a dead gob)
6) Reading
7) Seeing pictures in clouds
8) Mud baths (for fun and wellness)
9) Pretending to be a moss-covered, medium-sized rock
10) Goblin Lore
11) Day dreaming
12) Snoring (like, very, extra loud snoring)
13) Sartorial adventuring



Example Goblin Stat Block
Example Goblin Stat Block
Prince PimplePop
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Goblin Abs: (5+2) 7
Goblin Smarts: (5+5) 10
Goblin Sneaks: (5+6) 11
Goblin Farts: (5+0) 5

Goblin Fabs: Spoiled Prince [special ability]

Goblin Lives: 5/5

(Note: You don't have to show the math on your build, but I have included here for clarity to show how the 13 buy points were divided.)
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"Goblins and cats have 9 lives!"
-- Towwp the extra-extra-loves cats goblin

Well, that's just silly and wrong. Goblins don't have 9 lives. And most gob-scholars suspect cats don't either.

Everyone knows goblins have 5 lives.

And most gob-scholars have long suspected that cats have 12 lives.

But, the point is ... goblins have a few extra lives because, well, things just seem to happen to goblins.

Your goblins will start out the game with their full set of 5 lives. It's no big deal if they die a little along the way ... that's what the extra lives are for.

BUT ... if they die 4 times and have only one life to live, they should be very careful! Or, spend that last life in a really cool way!
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