[Ennead Games] Creature Description Generator Volume 5: Goblin

By on 2 May 2016
[Ennead Games] Creature Description Generator Volume 5: Goblin Ennead Games

A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous grotesque dwarf-like daemon or monster that appeared in European stories and accounts during the Middle Ages. Sometimes green, grey or various shades, they are often thought to be a smaller version of the Orc.

Having a description ready or being able to come up with one can be handy. This is what the Creature Description Generator is for and covers 10 aspects to help flesh out and bring to life your description.

The aspects covered by the Creature Description Generator are –

  • Armour type and style – What type and style of armour do they wear?
  • Body Details – What about their eyes and teeth and other features?
  • Personality – Are they brash and loud or scheming & greedy?
  • Position/Rank/Job – What is their job or role within the tribe?
  • Size/Build – Are they fat? Long limbed? Or even really short for a goblin?
  • Tattoo – What markings do they have on themselves?
  • Symbol – What sign or symbol is associated with this goblin or their tribe?
  • Voice – How do they speak? Is their voice creepy or high pitched?
  • Weapon – What is their weapon of choice in combat?
  • Quirk/Feature – A d100 table of weird and odd things to personalise your gobbo

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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