I hesitate to post this, given the never-ending shitstorm that seems to surround Goblins, but we haven't had a thread in a while, and something big is (supposedly) coming down the pipe.
Thunt has created a rough animatic as proof-of-concept for a Goblins animated series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km9RAIeccBQ
), and has created a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369986283/goblins-animated/
) to fund it.
Professional voice acting.
Minmax - Billy West
Forgath - Maurice LaMarche
Thaco - Jim Cummings
Kore - Steve Blum
Complains - Phil LaMarr
Kin - Jennifer Hale
The animatic is surprisingly smooth, despite the rough linework.
Thunt claims to have learned his lesson after the clusterfuck that was his last fundraiser, and says he actually has legal representation to keep things running smoothly.
Each episode is short, at ten minutes long.
Each episode is fucking expensive. The initial campaign goal is nearly half a million dollars, with stretch goals for subsequent episodes at $150-200K each.
As a result, backer tiers are very costly (ranging from $15 for a digital download key to $10,000 for tons of shit), and almost all of them promise loads of rewards, which begs the question of whether or not they'll actually be fulfilled.
We're all familiar with Thunt's problems, both personal and financial.
The campaign is using a dumb "quest system" to unlock campaign information; i.e., it took 1,000 Facebook likes to reveal that Jennifer Hale would play Kin.
After nearly a week, the campaign has raised less than $70,000, which seems low for Goblins, given how inexplicably popular it's always been.