Roleplaying a Goblin and Goblin terminology.


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I wanted to play a Goblin without being an annoying little b#~&!, and I realized the most effective way is language. The only goblin word I know of is "longshank" for the bigger races. What are other common goblin words?


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I think he’s more after Golarion than Eberron.
I personally started playing a Goblin and for me the key was culture difference. As a newly integrated (well, mostly integrated) goblin, I occasionally pipe up suggestions or questions that might sound bizarre or slightly-evilish (but mean well), trying to inject some of the scavenger / ambusher / tribal lifestyle in it.
It works, and I don’t need too much of a vocabulary.

...longshanks do speak weird however. They silly.

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Ed-weird understand. Longshanks is silly and stoopid. They thinks writing down words is not evil. They's be losing them's souls all the time to nasty letters.


Ediwir wrote:
I think he’s more after Golarion than Eberron.

Fair, but sometimes you go with what you CAN find.


Draco18s wrote:
Enjoy!

Steve is speaking to longshanks! Not other goblins! Longshanks no understand steve when talks to other goblins!

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Longshanks = mediums sized humanoids
Stompydeath = angry horse
Snarltooth = dog/wolf

just take basic descriptors of objects or people and slap them together

I.E. a barn would be described as big wooden walls with red paint, so perhaps something along the lines of "Big wood. full of stompydeath. nasty place"


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Personally I look forward to roleplaying an Int 18 goblin wizard who speaks fluent Common and finds the rest of his people hopelessly backwards... but still gets a little jumpy around horses and dogs. :)


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MaxAstro wrote:
Personally I look forward to roleplaying an Int 18 goblin wizard who speaks fluent Common and finds the rest of his people hopelessly backwards... but still gets a little jumpy around horses and dogs. :)

One of my players brought along a high int blatantly CE blackfingers-worshipping goblin alchemist, who still speaks in gibberish and is somehow a functional and likeable party member.

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