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Goblins Eat Pickles???

TarionzCousin

Second Most Angelic Devil Ever
The upcoming September set of miniatures from Paizo has as its special extra a goblin village. Among the things found in a goblin village is apparently... a barrel of pickles!

The digitally rendered image below is from the unreleased "Legendary Adventures" set.

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Since when are pickles and goblins a thing? Is this supported in previous literature? Is it Paizo-unique?
 

Leatherhead

Possibly a Idiot.
This reminds me of a campaign we recently finished. We had a porter known as "The Box Goblin" who ran around wearing an extra-dimensional wooden box of holding, and who had a fondness for pickled foods.
 

gargoyleking

Explorer
Actually, there's a game on Paizo's 2nd ed youtube channel in which one of the characters is a goblin celestoal sorcerer who runs around healing wound with a variety of 'pickle' remedies.


Check out Oblivion Oath.
 

ccs

39th lv DM
Since when are pickles and goblins a thing? Is this supported in previous literature? Is it Paizo-unique?
At least since sometime in early PF1e. Back in 2013 I was a player in a game where my friend was running a Goblin alchemist. He kept trying to capture & pickle the Wizards parrot familiar. Eventually he succeeded.

I'm not sure what he'd been reading (probably whatever accessory book expanded details of goblins - you know, they have them for Tieflings, Vampires, Lycanthropes, etc), but he had to have gotten it from there. I say this because he's simply not creative enough to come up with the pickling thing on his own as a character quirk.
 

digitalelf

Explorer
The very first Paizo AP, in the first book (Rise of the Rune Lords: Burnt Offerings - book 1 of 6), it had an encounter where the goblins were eating pickles stolen from the pantry within their lair. Back then, Paizo products were written for 3.5 D&D.
 

Paul Farquhar

Adventurer
Yup, this is a point where Pathfinder goblins and 5e D&D goblins diverge.

Pathfinder goblins are comic relief with huge round heads that eat anything, especially any human food that they can steal.
 

mach1.9pants

Adventurer
Yup, this is a point where Pathfinder goblins and 5e D&D goblins diverge.

Pathfinder goblins are comic relief with huge round heads that eat anything, especially any human food that they can steal.
They're also a core book race. From evil horse & human murdering evil pyromaniacs to cute pickle eating PCs in one edition change
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Pathfinder goblins are comic relief with huge round heads that eat anything, especially any human food that they can steal.
Well, they're partly comic relief. Burnt Offerings did an awesome job of making goblins a go-to race in Paizo products. They were vibrant, they were funny, but they were also a bit dark as one of the follow-up encounters to the original Sandpoint Swallowtail Festival raid illustrated.
 

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