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For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

Goblin Beach Day

It's been a hard spring, harassing the farmers as they've plowed and seeded their fields, and picking off the newborns of their livestock. We plant our own seeds, of a sort - seeds of chaos that flower in the fall, as the humans succumb to panic and fear of a harsh winter.

But today is the first day of summer - and so, we celebrate! It's Goblin Beach Day! And the beach is not just about swimming. It's a day for games, a day for good roasted foods, a day for fishing, and a day for enjoying the sizzle of one's flesh under the heat of the sun.

Pick some aspect of the Goblin Beach Day celebration, and design it. Sure, you can go with goblin swimwear if you're looking to explore some character work, but there's much more than that. Design a goblin beach sport, or an impromptu grilling setup. Design an improvised parasail, or even some scuba-gear. Just remember - things that goblins make are usually makeshift and haphazard. So no name-brand goods!

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