Have you ever read someone's writing and instantly realized that they are far smarter than you, and that is a good thing? Jared's essay A Quick Primer In Goblin Cosmology For Non-Goblins did that to me right away. This is the most intricately wild bit of academic fiction that I have ever seen. I don't want to spoil it for you, but the essay gets into the mathematics, numerology, and religious symbolism of a goblin society. It's inspired by the thoughts of Epidiah Ravachol, so you know it is good.
A Quick Primer In Goblin Cosmology For Non-Goblins
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A Quick Primer In Goblin Cosmology For Non-Goblins is exactly that: a short world-building exercise, for use with your fantasy tabletop RPG of choice. It could be used as an in-game document, written by some wizard-scholar or similar. Mostly it's a lot of weird backstory for one strangely un-useful random table. Hopefully you get a kick out of it.
This is a first draft, and has all the warts that go along with being a first draft. I'm unlikely to do a second draft.
Inspired by a twitter thread by Epidiah Ravachol.
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I still don't understand this. Which is probably proper regardless of whether I am or aren't a goblin.
OHOH!!!! I See the kabbalah references. I, too, like goblins, work best in 3s.
"3. Ask a question of the universe. Be sure to use a voice suitable for conversing with the universe: expansive, important, confident." MADE ME LAUGH SO MUCH. I kinda like prompting authoritative voices when stepping into divinatory or higher-order states in- or out of games. Oh i like this so much. You're making me want to do this for i-ching