Goblin Quest - A tabletop RPG of fatal ineptitude

A project in Sydney, AU by Grant Howitt

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Goblin Quest is a tabletop roleplaying game about slapstick violence, fatal ineptitude, and the greatest adventure of your life.
Backers: 1117
Average Pledge Per Backer: £19

Funded: £20,711 of £2,000
Dates: Aug 18th -> Sep 17th (30 days)
Project By: Grant Howitt
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Latest News


September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
FINAL STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!We're now fast approaching 1000% funding as we hit the final stages of this thing. You guys have been absolutely amazing, in that I am absolutely amazed with how many of you there are, and you've unlocked the final stretch... (Read More)


September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Winter is coming.There comes a time in every games designer's life when they have to step up to the plate and design a game about Sean Bean; nay, multiple Sean Beans, all simultaneously trying to survive to the end of a film, helping and hindering... (Read More)

Twine unlocked, and hello Reddit

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Choose your own misadventure.Having streaked past the £13,000 goal overnight, we're going to put together a choose-your-own-adventure style game using Twine, and release it for free online once Goblin Quest is all laid out and sent off to the... (Read More)


September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got 'em!Thanks to you, we've got Rob Heinsoo, Meguey Baker, Robin D Laws, James Wallis, and Ken Hite CONFIRMED FOR BRAWL. This is tremendously exciting. These are people whose games I've been playing for years, and whose work - especially Meg's... (Read More)

More DRAW MY GOBLIN, and Hardback upgrades!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Jon's gonna draw your goblin.If you want to get your favourite goblin in the book, we've managed to get 4 more art slots for Jon Morris to fill. Check out the pledge levels for more details. Hardback updates.If you've backed at the DRAW MY GOBLIN,... (Read More)

Artists and Writers, oh my!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
I got some more awesome people involved.On the art side of things, we have Tabby on board to illustrate Redshirts: Badass brawler from Tabby And Joel Priddy, a man who is actually indirectly responsible for this campaign coming together, to... (Read More)

Goblin Quest exhibition game - today!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Lights, camera, GOBLINIt's time to put on make up, it's time to dress up right, it's time to raise the curtain on the GOBLIN SHOW TONIGHT. Here's a link - we kick off at about half-seven, Eastern Australia time - go to the hangout to find what that... (Read More)


September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Remove your shoes - this is gonna knock your socks off.I wrote some emails, pulled some strings, hustled and schemed, and now, thrillingly, have secured the support of some awesome people to write Adventure Seeds for Goblin Quest as two separate... (Read More)

Here's a video of about 50 of you screaming "GOBLIN"

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Subject line says it all, really.  It also contains brief insight on my design processes! (But mainly, you know, mainly the "Goblin!" thing, it's mostly that.) Very exciting news brewing with regards to Famous Guest Writers as some kind of stretch... (Read More)

Custom Art, Playtest, "Super" "Heroes"

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
CUSTOM ART.Big news first - Iguanamouth, who's doing a few illustrations for the book, is willing to DRAW your GOBLINS and then we'll SHOVE THEM in the BOOK. Because so many of you were keen to get your dream goblins in print, we're putting in a... (Read More)

Dungeoncrawl Storify

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's what happened.I put out a call to arms on Twitter at 9pm last night. An hour, and some 400 tweets later, the crawl was over. Here's a Storify of most of it that I spent this morning painstakingly creating. Take a look! - Grant  (Read More)


August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
MAKE READY, ADVENTURERS.Some of you will probably be aware that I used to run Twitter Dungeoncrawls - I would take on the role of a text-based old-school adventure game, and anyone who fancied it could turn up and play. Here is the archived story of... (Read More)

Weeing, Kobolds

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
WIZARD WEEING AHOYA short update today, on account of Weekend. Last week we cut together this video - a playtest report, if you will - in which my nieces and nephews discuss their experiences with Goblin Quest. I ran a game for them last time I was... (Read More)

Rachel Kahn illustrations!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
This is Rachel's cover for Worlds Without Master. Really excited about this update - I've managed to get Rachel Kahn on board to illustrate The Cthulhu Files. This is mainly exciting because Rachel's done art for the ACTUAL Call of Cthulhu game,... (Read More)


August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
HARDBACKS.  We asked, you answered, we did the maths and... hardback editions of Goblin Quest are now available.  We're trying to make these as nice as physically possible - basically ticking all the "yes please luxury mm yes" options on the print... (Read More)

CTHULHU RISES! Also, send me your goblin voices

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
CTHULHU HAS RISEN.Or has he?* Find out as investigators in The Cthulhu Files, a newly-unlocked Goblin Quest hack that rewires the system from slapstick comedy violence to investigative horror. Instead of losing goblins, you'll lose your sanity. (Also... (Read More)


August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
That's wonderful. Here's what you've unlocked: My Name is Inigo Montoya Jr, a rules-hack where you play avenging swordsmen. Art from Tim "Yes Hive Overlord" Wilkinson Lewis, who illustrated Havoc Brigade (which is very much Goblin Quest turned up to... (Read More)


August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Listen - this is getting out of hand.I set up the KS yesterday and dearly hoped that we'd clear £2,000 in a month. I wake up this morning, and we've broken £3,000, and therefore, two stretch goals. One of those is more art which means we're gonna... (Read More)


August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, that was fast! That was... faster than I expected. That was less than a day. That was a handful of hours. Three things: 1) Thanks! Seriously, thanks so much. 2) We have stretch goals! We have a load of 'em - if you've not seen them, and... (Read More)

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