Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

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Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Muzzafar » Tue May 05, 2009 5:47 am

I have a question that has been bugging me for quite a while.
While re-reading OotS books I have noticed that hobgoblins are depicted as yellow/orange-skinned in OotS and as yellow-skinned in Erfworld.
I am only remotely familiar with AD&D, but I made a small research and found out that hobgoblins are supposed to have red-brown or gray skin and red or orange faces.
So my question is: is hobgobwin depiction in Erfworld considered traditional or is it a reference to OotS's hobgoblins?
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Welf von Ehrwald » Tue May 05, 2009 6:25 am

I'd say yes. But the term hobgobwin was never used in the strip, it's just a fanname, based on the fact that they look like the hobgoblins in OotS.
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Muzzafar » Tue May 05, 2009 7:49 am

As was pointed out by some anonymous user on the Wiki, they were mentioned by name. Probably only once.
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby SteveMB » Tue May 05, 2009 9:01 am

Muzzafar wrote:As was pointed out by some anonymous user on the Wiki, they were mentioned by name. Probably only once.


That doesn't specifically establish that the units that look like Mung and the KISS are "hobgobwins", but it's an obvious inference.
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Hobgobwin » Tue May 05, 2009 11:49 am

Muzzafar wrote:As was pointed out by some anonymous user on the Wiki, they were mentioned by name. Probably only once.


Also in one of the klogs.
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Welf von Ehrwald » Tue May 05, 2009 1:33 pm

Well, I guess I should counter check next time my declarations. But that has become meanwhile quite difficult with 160+ pages.
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Re: Hobgobwin appearance: OotS influence on Erfworld?

Postby Erk » Tue May 05, 2009 2:52 pm

SteveMB wrote:
Muzzafar wrote:As was pointed out by some anonymous user on the Wiki, they were mentioned by name. Probably only once.


That doesn't specifically establish that the units that look like Mung and the KISS are "hobgobwins", but it's an obvious inference.

I am pretty sure they are, though. By now we've seen everything GK has to offer, and nothing else remotely fit the hobgobwin name.
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