Sneaky Goblins tells the story of Dank, a rogue-in-training who is rather lacking in experience and practical skills. After being expelled from the first year of assassin school, he checks out a shady-looking job listing out of sheer desperation. With a nigh-impossible task before him, and murder by employer looming if he gives up, Dank has to play the whole adventure by the seat of his pants, and hope he's good enough—and lucky enough—to survive.
Sneaky Goblins is written and drawn by Rene Pfitzner, a former animator for Disney and contributor to multiple comics and websites. It was begun in 2015, and has been completed. Its universe is set as a hybrid of Middle-earth and Azeroth.
Sneaky Goblins contains examples of:
- Chekhov's Gun: The bones of Murdock the wizard, which Sonya takes for use as spell components, and Bog later reanimates to attempt escape from Elvish jail.
- Retirony: Allan the town guard tells his friend about how he planned to quit his job to settle down, marry his girlfriend, and raise a family. Alas, we hardly knew thee.