SlowQuest and Bodie H have launched a 5e adventure that’s got to a flying start on Kickstarter. That’s not easily done as it is not as if the community is starved of D&D experiences to pick from.
In The Goblings, you play as a child goblin on a mission to find a good gift for your queen. It’s not your standard D&D adventure, and it’s also unusual to see dangly bits but no harm done. The target for the campaign has been thrashed, and you can see the latest total or join in from the project page.
The Goblings is more than a quick PDF delivery. It’s an impressive physical box with handout maps, art, tokens and booklets. That said, the adventure itself is a little over 25 pages long.
The adventure isn’t a one-shot, and the estimate is that it’ll take about 3 sessions, each about 4 hours long, although the game can be sped up.
Without a doubt, the art is part of the attraction, and you can see more of Bodie’s work on Instagram.
It might be your birthday, but don’t expect any cake. In The Goblings, you’ll take on the role of freshly spawned, mostly formed goblins, known in the nest as goblings. Together with 2–4 other gobling friends, you’ll be given your first assignment: Explore the nearby forest and bring back a gift to delight the Goblin Queen by sunrise. Good luck with that, little gobling. You’re gonna need it.
A digital copy is given to backers who step in with an €8 pledge, and that’s about £7. The PDF reward includes both the Gobling Lore Flyer and the adventure.
Increasing the pledge of €14 means two more adventures, both one-shots and soundtrack are added to the rewards.
The physical adventure box with a Gobling Lore flyer joins the core PDF deliverables for backers at the €20 tier.
The highest pledge, €35, adds the one-shots in physical form, tokens, Goblin GM screen and puts back the soundtrack.
April 2022 is the estimated delivery date.