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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2008-11-21 04:15 PM
This is brilliant! I've seen goblins used in this fashion in several computer games. And I love it! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2004-08-16 05:30 AM
I love it. 5/5

But why would goblins move into a city? A _human_ city? Perhaps Knocker worked as a spy for someone a time ago, and could not only easily sneak into, but also survive in the poor quarters (where no one cares about you...). This could be a secret Knocker is smart enough to keep for himself.

(See my "Time to move on", that could be another inspiration for a low goblin to improve his life.)

What if someone starts to sneak into the city in the same way, perhaps using the info Knocker gained as a spy, for some dark purpose? Perhaps the employer was not defeated, and wants his services again? But he is used to this fine life... the goblin has to speak carefully now, while locals have adopted the stupid tendency to grin, if he speaks of something "dirty". Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2004-08-16 07:32 AM
You are changing the quirk of a single city into society-wide phenomenon.

But exactly this development could happen over time. We humans love so much to be seen as tolerant and generous...

I like the post because it is a _beginning_. Many things both good and evil can come from it. Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-08-15 06:51 PM
"Him reachers inta' pot, getsa cleans! Makers you smell no messy good good!"

5/5! Go to Comment
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2005-11-18 09:01 PM
I forgot how brilliant this is. :) Go to Comment
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-08-15 08:01 PM
Grrrrrrrr, that Knocker! He's lucky I don't turn him into a skunk for that! Well... all the same, he deserves a

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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-08-16 06:26 AM
Why would goblins move into a human city? I can think of one very good reason for that, assuming humans can deal with other races living in their cities.

The goblins would be given a status like immigrant workers, they would pick up the lowest jobs. They would haul away waste, dig the graves, and run the hard manual labor jobs. They would also live in the most cramped, and least sanitary portions of the city. Compared to their normal lives (IE in service to evil overlords) this is a huge improvement as no one will be spontaneously killed because the boss had a bad day. Cramped and unsanitary conditions are better than huge communal warrens and holes in the ground. Living in a human city also means that the goblins benefit from shared defence.

Humans relegate the jobs they dont want to the goblins, who are not physically imposing, and easy to accept, especailly in a menail role. The goblins become part of the city, not particulary trusted, and there will certainly be discrimination, and segregation against the goblins. The goblins would still pay taxes, and be held to the same law as everyone else, if a much more strict version.

Every large human city could have a Goblin Quarter where the goblins live and work, and have their own inner community. Goblin markets, goblin restaurants, goblin homes, and merchants who peddle goblin wares.

Depending on the society of the human city, the goblins could be treated like property, or animals, or they could be afforded the full rights and privelages of a full citizen (unlikely in my opinion) Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-09-06 02:37 PM
I remember this idea being spawned in the old chatroom with Shadoweagle and several other Citadellians, hence the strangness of the last paragraph. As for computer games, the last game I bought for my computer was some Command and Conquer multi-game set. I dont play too many games on the computer, and those I do tend to be RTS games.

My thought? Goblins just sorta fit into the cleaners job. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-09-07 02:22 AM
Woot! I got the dibs on laundry-mat goblins! Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2006-02-05 05:37 PM
Surprise bump!

I have not seen this post before, I have no idea how I missed it all this time.
Splendid work Scrasamax, worthy of a pure 5 and a HoH as well. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2007-09-06 01:02 PM
I've seen goblins used in this fashion in several computer games. I remember thinking "hey, they ripped off Scras' idea". Dunno if you were first, or if there was some other source that beat you to it, but this thing has been done several times in recent years. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2007-09-06 03:33 PM
This type of goblin appeared here before in any computer game AFAIK.

And I know a lot about fantasy CRPGs Go to Comment
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Grendel's comment on 2004-08-18 10:30 AM
I like this, even as I type it is being woven into my next gaming session
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2007-09-05 06:08 AM
Whow - a Chinese laundry in a fantasy setting - with goblins running the show

Love it - 5/5 and a HoH as well

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Dozus's comment on 2013-03-04 10:13 AM
One of my favorite goblin subs. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-24 01:11 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-05 11:05 PM
Well executed, amusing, and to the point. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2013-03-04 09:28 AM
I like this location - your races can be so much more useful if you don't pigeonhole them.
Having races not be typecast as various sized pyschos adds richness and interest to your world.

Nicely done! Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-20 06:11 PM


A nice place for some lighthearted adventures, and likely to make most characters (and players) rethink their views on goblins being "little better then rats and other vermin."



Good plot hooks as well, and quite a memorable main character, I can see his accent and mannerisms sticking with the party for a long time after the visit.



 

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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-20 06:14 PM


More Plot Hooks



One of the more prominent merchants in town accidentally left his wedding ring (or other bit of precious given by his wife) in his clothes when turning them in for a wash; and now he's desperate to get it back.



The hunt is on for the halflings and rogues within the party to sneak in and find the ring before it gets tossed out in the wash water and before the merchants wife notices it's missing.



 



 


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