Goblins are a hot topic of conversation in our house right now. Dire Rugrat Publishing is hard at work on a product that features these mischievous little creatures, and our little ones don’t miss a beat. We’ve been talking about goblins in general, but also sharing some of the tales and legends of these usually evil little creatures.
Rugrat #1 was particularly interested in the story of the Benevolent goblin whose magical drinking horn was stolen by a traveller, and was eventually gifted to a king.
The other day I found Rugrat #1 hard at work on a picture. He loves to colour and is always drawing things: the solar system, pokemon, dinosaurs, whatever is on his mind. This particular day it was goblins.
When he was done, he presented it to me.
All the goblins are fighting. Whoever wins get to take over the town hall.
It was quickly evident Rugrat #1 hadn’t drawn typical goblins, so we talked about them. Turns out his love of pokemon (and their various types and attacks) coupled with his new interest in goblins merged for something pretty cool.
The goblins you see are different types. There’s “Stoney” the stone type goblin, “Electry” the electric type, “Icey” the ice type, “Grasser” the grass type, “Flarey” the fire type, and finally… “Klanger” the king type. You can see their various “attacks” as they fire electricity, fire, etc at each other.
I asked for a bit of clarification. Are they teams? Are they all fighting? Who is in charge now? (I was not naive enough to assume it was the king.)
Some work together. The king and fire type work together. The grass and ice work together. All of the others work by themselves. The king types don’t always take over the place. Right now the stone type is in charge.
I think he’s got the start of a pretty fun sounding adventure, but I think my favorite part to learn was this:
The ones that win usually have a team
He understands how important team work is.
Have you had any fun goblin encounters? Ever used any goblin variations?
If you love goblins, or are hoping to give them a bit of a make-over in an upcoming game, keep an eye out in March. Dire Rugrat Publishing has just the thing!