Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Add to Wishlist. Hobgoblin. By: John Coyne Scott plunges deeper and deeper into the dreamlike allure of Hobgoblin until more than. Hobgoblin is just a game. Ballycastle is just a house. Scott is just a lonely teenage boy. Until one Hallowe’en, a Hobgoblin kills everyone he loves. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin by John Coyne. Published July by Berkley Books. pages. So last night I finished my long-overdue reread of.

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Sure, Valerie acts affronted immediately afterwards, but within a couple of pages, she’s always back to trailing after him like a homesick puppy. Aug 02, John Ulrich rated it liked it.

Jan 10, Tom Byron added it. Paperback John Grisham Books. He made Scott real; a little emotional, high-strung, awkward as a teen his age would be, angry over the loss of a parent, but also intelligent and capable of nobility.

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I’m not a big fan of those hobglblin of games, but I understand them and I understand the appeal some people have with them. Hobgoblin is an awesome book!!! The main character is the standard cliche for this genre: During all this, he meets girl named Val who becomes his only friend.


After all, Samhain is not too far away! Never did I do anything as ambitious as attempting a screenplay. Martin Paperback, Hobgoblin John Coyne Snippet view – How he didn’t use a stereotypical gamer template for Scott weirdo, social outcast, etc.

We’ve already covered Val, and her complete lack of a sense of self-preservation, but in the interests of space, believe me when I say most of the other characters are no better. He thinks he sees Hobgoblins at the castle coynw his mother works.


This was around or ‘ And I can always find time to come back to Hobgoblin. Financing it has always been high on my “If I ever win the Powerball” fantasy list. Anonymous February 2, at The writing was also better this time, it actually had a bit of genuine creep factor. There was a problem adding your email address.

Along with the better known Mazes and Monsters, this was one of the books written to cash in on jonh hysterical backlash against fantasy role playing games in the early ’80s.

They might never feel that same exhilaration we did so long ago, when it felt like a book custom-made for us. The characters were real people yobgoblin. Gamers who’ve run out of Chick tracts.


I was just on a journey to find a Kindle version of it when I ran across this site. John Coyne born is an American writer. The demonizing of tabletop RPGs was certainly there, but not quite as overwhelming as I’d expected mohn to be–and I almost think the book would have been more entertaining if Coyne had gone the full-on, Bible-thumping, “We have to protect the children! Definitely this book stands up well with rereads, and is a great recommendation for friends Flash forward thirty five years.

I will dig up my copy of the old edition of Hobgoblin as soon as I can.

Hobgoblin by John Coyne (1982, Paperback)

No trivia or quizzes yet. The perfect beach book for anyone who wouldn’t be caught dead on a beach or in direct sunlight at all! There were a few parts that qualified as hilariously bad.

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