Goblins are the smallest, and by far the most numerous, of the goblinoid races. They tend to lair in caves, abandoned mines, despoiled dungeons and other dismal settings. Individually weak and often bullied by their larger and more powerful cousins, goblins can still pose a threat by gathering in large--and sometimes overwhelming--numbers. They crave power and regularly abuse whatever authority they obtain, but they are also undisciplined and lazy, making them poor servants, laborers, and guards.
Goblins are ruled by the strongest or smartest among them. A goblin boss might command a single lair, while a goblin king or queen rules hundreds of goblins across several lairs to ensure the tribe's survival. Goblin bosses are easily ousted, and many goblin tribes are taken over by hobgoblin warlords or bugbear chiefs.
Goblins have an affinity for rats and wolves, raising them to serve as companions and mounts, respectively. Like rats, goblins shun sunlight and sleep underground during the day. Like wolves, they are pack hunters, made bolder by their numbers. When they hunt from the backs of wolves, goblins use hit-and-run attacks.
Some few goblins master the mysterious arts of magic, rising to the dubious rank of tribal shaman. Goblin shamans often employ their magic to support other goblins in battle, but they are just as likely to use their strange powers to awe their fellows into submission.
Most goblins, given the chance, would rather stand at a distance and throw things at their enemies than get in close and risk grievous bodily harm. Often the right of ranged offense falls to those lucky ones who arrive at battle before all the sticks, stones, and other small thrown objects are taken.
Goblin cunning is legendary. Some goblins have mastered the art of creating potions, which they use to destroy their enemies and to keep their fellow goblins in line.
|Goblin||2||8 (-1)||15 (+2)||10 (0)||10 (0)||8 (-1)||8 (-1)||11||113||-||-|
|Goblin Shaman||2||8 (-1)||14 (+2)||10 (0)||10 (0)||8 (-1)||8 (-1)||11||75||-||-|
|Goblin Archer||2||8 (-1)||14 (+2)||10 (0)||10 (0)||8 (-1)||8 (-1)||11||94||-||-|
|Goblin Alchemist||2||8 (-1)||14 (+2)||10 (0)||10 (0)||8 (-1)||8 (-1)||10||57||-||-|