Goblins Cut and Goblins Fight!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ever since we published Ranzak as the first promo character, goblin fever has surrounded the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. And now that we are almost ready to release two full goblin decks into the wild, we can take a moment to peel back the (literal) veil on Goblins Fight!

The cast of characters include two faces familiar to fans of the We Be Goblins Pathfinder Modules: Reta, the female goblin commando with her stolen wedding veil; and Chuffy, the male goblin knifer covered in exploding pustules. Rounding out the triumvirate of fighting goblins is Ak, who comes to us from the fifth issue of Dynamite's Pathfinder Goblins! comic. Ak is a male goblin runt with the most wretched expression ever worn by a goblin—this stems from his being average at fighting and incompetent with magic, compared to his compatriots. Fortunately, he is blessed by the goblin gods and can bring some well-timed assistance to the table.

And what would the Licktoad goblins be without their tribe's namesake? Each goblin has a pet frog ally that helps cause mayhem in the most civilized setting. Chuffy carries Fat Frog, who is springy and sprongy like our favorite sneaky goblin. Spotol accompanies Reta, strengthening her Constitution. (Reta likes Spotol so much that she even gave him his own white veil!) Ak's favorite toad, Redbutt, confers Strength on his owner. Everything is easier to face with your pet at your side.


Illustration by Marko Horvatin

Goblins Fight! expands the choice of blessings. Many of the new blessings feature cool stained-glass art, including Blessing of the Boss, Blessing of Lady Lastbreath, and Blessing of Bark Breaker. Of course, what would a goblin deck be without a blessing just for them? Blessing of the Gobs is all you would expect: helpful to goblins; painful and chaotic for others.

The deck includes a good smattering of weapons, spells, armors, and items to help the goblins on their path to world domination. Well, maybe not enough to take over the world, or even the county, but enough to put them at the top of the goblin heap. And in case they get hungry on the way, we offer up some pickles!

So come try out the new Goblins Fight! Deck, releasing at Gen Con 2016 and at game stores on August 4. Inject some serious mayhem into the Season of the Runelords with Chuffy, Reta, and Ak in Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild play or send them to the Shackles in Skull & Shackles, to the Worldwound in Wrath of the Righteous, or home to Sandpoint in Rise of the Runelords. And in October, you can try out their tomb-raiding skills in Mummy's Mask!

Check back next week when we preview the Goblins Burn! deck!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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Tags: Class Decks Goblins Marko Horvatin Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

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Ak basically wins by invoking pity, doesn't he?

Silver Crusade

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OMG HE'S SO CUUUUUUUUTE!!!! <3 <3 <3

And his second ability looks quite strong. I like the concept.


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I like it.
Dibs. I called dibs.

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Nohwear wrote:
Ak basically wins by invoking pity, doesn't he?

Pity and the ability to be killed slightly slower than everyone else.


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Just started a Runelords campaign with Ranzak. Ak looks like good fun for the inevitable Skull & Shackles follow-up!


Blessing of the Gobs...

Hahaha! :)

Dark Archive

Poisonous goblin pickles, eh? I'm liking this set already!


So, any news on the season of the goblins and what set will be necessary to play it?

Grand Lodge

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Doppelschwert wrote:
So, any news on the season of the goblins and what set will be necessary to play it?

Given the way goblins fight with one another, I'd guess RotR.

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Wow, Ak is going to be really, really hard to kill. If you fail a combat check you can recharge your whole hand before taking damage(and possibly make the check from the recharging) - and if you do take damage, from BYA stuff or direct deck damage, you can reduce your hand size down to possibly 1 to prevent drawing out.

Pathfinder ACG Developer

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There's a reason he's known as "Ak the Survivor" :)

Things tend to get messy around him, but he makes it through. Maybe not anyone else, but that's less important.

P.S. Everyone should check out his comic. It's great.

Dark Archive

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Master has given Dobby a pickle.

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Doppelschwert wrote:
So, any news on the season of the goblins and what set will be necessary to play it?

Rise of the Runelords base set :)

Grand Lodge

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Tonya Woldridge wrote:
Doppelschwert wrote:
So, any news on the season of the goblins and what set will be necessary to play it?
Rise of the Runelords base set :)

Nailed it!

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