Quote from Rat Terrier »Please share what you come up with! I like hobgoblins in D&D and have always wanted more from those hints we got in Eventide.
Well, I didn’t have much luck with MtG Hobgoblins, if they are mentioned in the books I couldn’t find anyone who’d read them. But i looked into the real world folklore and pieced together a (rudimentary) understanding:
Hobgoblins are kinda lame tbh :’D they appear in old stories and poems as domestic helpers, who help/do chores in exchange for stuff like bowls of cream (lol). Occasionally mischievous, they are mostly harmless. If they turn bad they become Boggarts. A few examples came up, with cutesy old English Names (Robin Roundcap, Blue Burches, Lubbar Fend).
I took these concepts combined with the Lorwyn storyline and what I could see from the cards, and concocted a basic story in my head where Oona has expanded into Hobgoblin territory enough to cause an uprising, and who else to lead this than the infamous Lubbar Fend :’D
The card itself I can’t decide on. I wanted it to be Tokens commander for Boros in an EDH Cube, so took the ETB from Rise of the Hobgoblins added a combat buff and gave it 3 cmc. Any suggestions are very welcome though as the card has not tested well!