The Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game will be launched in February 2022, according to Yen Press. Goblin Slayer began as a light novel book before being translated into successful manga and anime series, resulting in the creation of a multi-platform franchise.
The titular fighter, Goblin Slayer, dwells in a fantasy realm populated by monsters and demihuman races. Goblins are low-level fodder in most scenarios, simply existing to be slain for experience points. The goblins in Goblin Slayer are smart and resourceful, making them a formidable menace.
Most adventurers in Goblin Slayer are focused on battling greater creatures and collecting the most amazing loot, but Goblin Slayer and his friends are out to eliminate the goblins and those who govern them in order to protect the populace.
The light novels in Goblin Slayer are highly influenced by tabletop games, with the light novels demonstrating how the gods themselves may utilize dice rolls to determine the destiny of adventurers.
Goblin Slayer is a fantasy universe full of allusions to Dungeons & Dragons and The Lord of the Rings, with plenty of potential for the plot to grow. Those interested in playing the Goblin Slayer universe as a tabletop game will be able to do so next year. According to the official Yen Press Twitter account, Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game will be launched in February 2022. The poster indicates that goblin slaying is a component of the game, but the environment offers other adventures.
NEW TTRPG ANNOUNCEMENT: Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game
Prepare to set out on all sorts of adventures of your own, from exterminating giant rats in the sewers to uncovering legendary hidden treasures—and of course, goblin slaying!
Coming February 2022! pic.twitter.com/QhgAAK0Dlb
— Yen Press (@yenpress) August 20, 2021
The artwork in the announcement is identical to that of the Japanese Goblin Slayer TRPG, implying that it is an English translation of that game. It’s unknown whether the Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game will be packaged like the Japanese version, which featured character sheets, a combat map, and mini-figures in addition to the guidebook. It’s conceivable that the English localization is simply a book translation.
Goblin Slayer is a contentious series despite its attractions, and it’s unclear whether the book addresses any of the story’s darker themes. Over the past few years, there has been a big push for inclusivity in tabletop RPGs, which includes laying out the groundwork for topics that players are comfortable or uncomfortable seeing in the game. If Goblin Slayer Tabletop Roleplaying Game is anything like the series it’s based on, then that discussion will be even more important going in, as there are few series as dark as Goblin Slayer.