A couple weeks ago, my daughter (age 7) uttered words pulled directly from every GM Parents worst nightmare:
“Daddy, I don’t want to play your game anymore.”
After some conversation she said: “the goblins are too scary looking for me.”
At that point I laughed in relief: “if I can find some different goblins, would you still want to play?” “Yes”
And thus began my quest to find non-scary goblin minis.
Not sure if any other GM Parents here have had a similar problem, but figured I’d share my solution anyways.
The guy who does the webcomic Order of the Stick also has some reasonably priced paper-mini packs in the same art style.
I printed the black & white version and had my kids color the goblins. So far there have been no more complaints about monsters looking too scary!
As a bonus, it’s the best coloring book I’ve ever bought. I’ve printed sooooo many pages for them just to color & make their own stories with. Definitely money well spent!