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Goblins Burn, Goblins Fight, Goblins Wish You Happy Holiday Night!

Monday, December 24, 2012

One of my favorite things about the Paizo community is seeing the creativity of our fans. This year we are particularly lucky because two of our fans sent in holiday gifts that they had made themselves.

Becky Barnes (Corvidimus) made this little dude with a variety of natural woods (no stains) to get the different colors (red=padouk, yellow=yellowheart, green=poplar, teeth=aspen, white=maple, pink=lyptas).

From Becky: "We have such a fun time with Pathfinder, we wanted to give a token of appreciation." You may recognize Becky's name from her amazing Goblin pumpkin, which we featured on the blog a couple months ago.

Seeing this package with such an amazing piece of art was a very nice little surprise, and I certainly didn't expect to get another package a few weeks later from another Pathfinder fan filled with more goblin ornaments! This time adorable little crocheted goblins from Amanda Mickelson.

Plastic skull ring gives this cuddly little goblin some fancy bling.

Along with the goblins, Amanda also sent a fuzzy wuzzy Old One.

And she even made something especially for Developer Adam Daigle!

Amanda has graciously provided a PDF of the pattern as well as a little bit of backstory she wrote to complement the goblin ornaments.

Download the PDF - (1.3 MB zip/PDF)

Of course, I wasn't surprised to see such fantastic work from Amanda. Back in July at PaizoCon 2012, she showed up with an adorable little goblin for Wayne Reynolds, which, upon seeing, Paizo Art Director Sarah Robinson knew she needed to acquire more of for a special little someone.

Sarah's niece shows off her new friends.

Photo courtesy of Wayne Reynolds and his goblin Toofpaste.

The Pathfinder community (that's all you fine folks reading this!) continues to astonish me. You all are some of the nicest, most wonderful customers, fans and friends a company could ever hope for. In recognition of your awesomeness, we'd like to give you something special for the holidays and that's why right now, on the Store Blog you can find a special Holiday Discount code to use with one order along with some great goblin holiday art from Tyler Walpole.

Happy Holidays!

Sara Marie
Customer Carebear

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Those little ornaments are awesome! The goblins, cthulhu, and flumph are so cute. I'd totally buy those if they were in the store!

That's really cool stuff.
I myself can't crochet. But I'll see if I can find someone who can make me some of those.

Too cute!

Shut up and take my money! ;-)

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My wife crocheted me a Goblin from this pattern for Christmas, he is living in my game bag as we speak. Complete with slingshot and bone necklace. If there is a way to post pictures here let me know and I will.

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My wife made me one for GenCon after seeing them at PaizoCon.

She added a dog slicer, and has since started to make a whole tribe of them for our fellow Pathfinders and friends.

She also made me a whole set of dice as a Christmas gift. She says they are so I can throw something at disruptive players at our PFS tables!

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I have a pattern for the wooden ornament (people were asking) - but I wanted to make sure it was ok with Paizo to distribute it...

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How disturbingly adorable!

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@ Corvidimus barring Paizo objections of course, I would love that pattern.

Is there any way to get the pattern for the goblins the little girl is holding?

Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

Heya, looking back at this it does not look like we have a pattern for this from Amanda. However, you may be able to utilize similar amigurumi patterns for the body in conjunction with the pattern for the head that is provided in the blog above.

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