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Old 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #371
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seriously,wtf? This is like reading an article from Greyhawk 2000.
Well, it is Zimbabwe.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #372
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It might (or might not) be helpful to GMs to know that in this context, the goblin is possibly a sort of spirit possessed fetish doll which may (or may not) be made with body parts stolen from human graves (especially targeted are albinos, who may be murdered expressly for making magic items out of them). If you've got a practitioner who's using human body parts, the magic will be more powerful but pretty dangerous.

IIRC the goblin doll thing is supposed to be a prison for the spirit, and is given to the client. Very much an example of a charm from Path/Book magic or RPM. I would not be surprised to find out that you have to keep bribing them to keep the spirit working for you, though.

I have NEVER heard of them exploding when angered.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #373
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It might (or might not) be helpful to GMs to know that in this context, the goblin is possibly a sort of spirit possessed fetish doll which may (or may not) be made with body parts stolen from human graves (especially targeted are albinos, who may be murdered expressly for making magic items out of them). If you've got a practitioner who's using human body parts, the magic will be more powerful but pretty dangerous.

IIRC the goblin doll thing is supposed to be a prison for the spirit, and is given to the client. Very much an example of a charm from Path/Book magic or RPM. I would not be surprised to find out that you have to keep bribing them to keep the spirit working for you, though.

I have NEVER heard of them exploding when angered.


Zimbabwean goblins are obviously a lot more volatile than Canadian goblins. It may be related to diet.

Too much poutine makes for a plump, slow-moving, non-explosive goblin.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #374
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I'm kind of curious how the guy who bought the goblin thought he heard about its increasingly difficult demands.

(I'm guessing that the guy who made the doll was asking for larger and larger amounts of money or valuables to be "sacrificed" or sent somewhere.)
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #375
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I'm kind of curious how the guy who bought the goblin thought he heard about its increasingly difficult demands.

(I'm guessing that the guy who made the doll was asking for larger and larger amounts of money or valuables to be "sacrificed" or sent somewhere.)
I'm sure it was a scam that got out of hand. I just hope it wasn't a lethal distraction to "get out of Dodge" before they were discovered.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #376
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I'm sure it was a scam that got out of hand. I just hope it wasn't a lethal distraction to "get out of Dodge" before they were discovered.
http://nehandaradio.com/2013/01/29/c...ce-report-out/

so looks like a get rich fast scheme involving explosives and lies.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:21 AM   #377
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An abandoned, derelict, rat-infested Russian cruise ship is floating adrift around the North Atlantic. --Linky dink--
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #378
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An abandoned, derelict, rat-infested Russian cruise ship is floating adrift around the North Atlantic. --Linky dink--
Canadian officials board the derelict and discover it actually is occupied, by seven sailors who think the year is 1872.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #379
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Canadian officials board the derelict and discover it actually is occupied, by seven sailors who think the year is 1872.
... but think this ship has real potential if they can get some sail on her.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #380
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http://translate.googleusercontent.c...THLmfQAZjucWZg

Russians are training their military priests to deploy a mobile temple by parachute.

Apparently Warhammer 2,000 is here, in real life.
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