Goblin Errands Press Kit

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Game Infos

Genre
Tabletop role-playing game

Subgenre
Fantasy, Humor, Light-hearted

Release Date
1.12.2021 (itch), 2.2.2022 (Kickstarter)

ISBN
978-3-910359-01-7 (print)
978-3-910359-02-4 (PDF)
978-3-910359-03-1 (epub)

Internal Inventory Code
SB GOB 101

Regular Price
10€/$12 (PDF)
15€/$18 (Print)

Contact Email
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Short Description

Goblin Errands is a zany, no-prep tabletop RPG about a band of goblins going on errands and ending up embroiled in comical (mis)adventures.

Quotes

Goblin Errands is a sweet, light-hearted game about sweet, light-hearted creatures making a mess and having a great time. Martin's made a clever, thematic game with a lot of mechanical depth and, incidentally, a beautiful, innovative layout.

Dora Dee Rogers (deecity)

I wish I had written it.

Josh (Rise Up Comus)

Full Description

Goblin Errands is a no-prep RPG for 2 to 4 goblins and one Tall Person. Together you'll struggle to complete seemingly mundane tasks for your community.

Buying vegetables at the market or procuring the services of a local wizard to get your wise leader unstuck from his chamber pot become tricky if you live in a world made for folk much bigger and stronger than you.

And on top of that you have only a single Braincell to work with and one that you have to share with your fellow goblins. Even otherwise ordinary, everyday tasks turn into hilarious misadventures.

Key Features

  • 52 full-color pages
  • 8 different goblin playbooks:
    The Rowdy, the Rascal, the Whiz-Wart, the Rambler, the Ratter, the High-Speaker, the Square and the Nibbler
  • 6 goblin body stats: Hands, Legs, Eyes, Mouth, Frame, and Heart
  • D6 based complication-friendly resolution system
  • Single, shared Braincell mechanic to reward silly and funny ideas
  • Errand generator to enable no-prep play

Target Audience

Goblin Errands is a zany and family-friendly role-playing game. It doesn't need a lot of lore knowledge or features complex rules. Instead it focuses on telling fun and funny stories. This makes it perfectly suited for younger players or families.

But even experienced RPG-players can enjoy it. They can make fun of the tropes and cliches of fantasy gaming and it's no-prep nature makes it easy to pick up and run in-between other sessions.

Physical Edition

  • A5 staple-bound zine
  • 52 interior pages (80g)
  • 4 cover pages (170g)
  • About 80g total weight
  • Full-color print
  • Printed on FSC-certified, recycled paper

Digital files and extras available as incentive through Bits and Mortar.

Media

Video

Pages

Artwork

Logos

Development Info

The Team

Goblin Errands was designed & layouted by Martin Nerurkar under the label Sharkbomb Studios. He also created the artwork for the initial version. As part of the kickstarter he has recruited freelance game artist Agata Bednorz to provide additional artwork as part of the stretch goals.

  • Martin Nerurkar
    Design, layout and artwork
  • Agata Bednorz
    Cover & artwork

Development History

It started as a random, shitpost tweet in April 2021. The spur-of-the-moment idea was inspired by both the wholesome TTRPG Under Hill, By Water and the video game Untitled Goose Game.

From there the idea rested until #NaGaDeMon 2021, when the game was designed, written and playtested in the single month of Novemeber 2021. The final game turned out a lot less mischeivous and lot more wholesome as I rediscovered by love for goblins and combined it with my life-long interested in community.

It was released to itch and DrivethruRPG in December 2021 as a digital-only, early version.

A kickstarter for the game ran in Februrary 2022 as part of ZIMO. Its goal was a zine print run and more content for the game. Considering this was my first crowdfunding campaign, I consider it wildly successful because the 500€ target was funded in 4 hours and the final result was a funding total of over 1.500% funded.

CURRENTLY: The zine is printed and currently shipping!

Goblin Errands Third Party License

This license allows anyone to make new stuff for Goblin Errands and either publish it for free or sell it, without us taking a cut. New playbooks, fun errands, new tables, rules hacks, anything goes. However, there are a few basic rules:

Content

  1. If you adhere to these terms you are allowed to publish free or commercial material based upon and/or declaring compatibility with Goblin Errands without express permission from Sharkbomb Studios.
  2. Art and text from our books may not be reused or translated unless you have our explicit permission but you can use the names of locations and entities of the game world.
  3. The mechanics and game rules of Goblin Errands may be reused and referenced freely.
  4. You are expressly forbidden from creating NFTs, cryptocurrency, or other blockchain-related content using this license.

Branding

  1. Your product cannot use the Goblin Errands or Sharkbomb Studios logo unless you have our explicit permission.
  2. You are allowed and encouraged (but not required) to use the Goblin Errands compatibility logo.
  3. You’re not allowed to give the impression that this is an official Goblin Errands product or that we endorse or sponsor you in any way unless we’ve made special arrangements with you.

Legal

  1. Sharkbomb Studios and Martin Nerurkar take no responsibility for any legal claims against your product.
  2. Any legal disputes, controversies, or claims related to this license shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany and be settled by a German court.
  3. The following text must be included in the legal text, somewhere visible in the publication, and on the website or storefront where you promote the product:
    [Product name] is an independent production by [Author or Publisher] and is not affiliated with Sharkbomb Studios or Martin Nerurkar. It is published under the Goblin Errands Third Party License.
  4. This copyright text must be legibly included somewhere in the product and on the storefront:
    Goblin Errands is copyright Martin Nerurkar.

Closing Notes

Remember: Goblin Errands is wholesome and inviting. Be sure to avoid any sort of exclusionary or bigoted tropes and themes in your content. That includes, but is not limited to sexist, racist, fascist, ableist, antisemitic, homophobic, transphobic, and xenophobic material.

Goblin Errands was designed to be suitable for people of all ages. If you want your content to deviate from that, then that is fine. However please make it explicitly clear in your presentation that your material is not suitable for a younger audience.

Special thanks to Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell from Mörk Borg fame for allowing me to use their license as a template.

Logos and Brand

Under the Goblin Errands Third-Party License some of our logos are freely usable in conjunction with your publication while others are not.

Forbidden Logos: The Sharkbomb Studios and Goblin Errands logos are off limits.

Allowed Logos: Use of the Compatible with Goblin Errands logo is encouraged.

Streaming Agreement

In short: Yes, you can stream Goblin Errands!

You're allowed to stream and create videos of Goblin Errands gameplay for your own channel. And if you do, please let me know! You may make content with or without commentary. You are allowed to monetize these streams and videos with ads. And you're allowed the use of Goblin Errands artwork and logos in conjuction with these streams and videos.

Your content does not need to be positive or flattering - I mean I'd love it it was - but you are allowed to be negative or critical as long as you keep it civil. No personal attacks please. And if you do create content of Goblin Errands, please let me know via mail or twitter!

But: You are NOT allowed to use Goblin Errands, its artwork and video-material of its gameplay outside the context of the game or for any hateful, illegal or pornographic purposes. And you are not allowed to reproduce significant sections of it. You may also not use any of its materials for NFTs or other blockchain related bullshit (yes, that's ALL of it).

Links

Sharkbomb Studios Presskit
press.sharkbombs.com

Contact Email
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Social Media
Twitter: @sharkbombs
Instagram: sharkbombs
Facebook: sharkbombs
Discord: discord.sharkbombs.com