Goblins are mischievous little humans that are just a step above vermin in the eyes of most humanoids, and a step below for some. While many goblins are the servants and minions of their larger kin such as hobgoblins and bugbears, some form into "tribes" which are usually made of two or three extended families of goblins that have grown accustomed to cooperative mischief. Many of them are easily amused or fascinated by new things, giving them the appearance of having an inability to pay attention to things for long periods of time, which lead other races to generally assume that they are scatterbrained idiots. This is far from the truth however, as they are quite cunning and many a village has fallen when goblins snuck in under the cover of night and sabotaged the village defenses before their larger kin attacked the following day.

Goblin Racial Traits

  • Size and Type: Goblins are small humanoids with the [Goblinoid] subtype.
    • As small creatures, goblins gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty to their Combat Maneuver Bonus and Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
  • Ability Scores: +4 Dexterity, -2 Strength
  • Speed: Goblins have a 30 ft. base speed.
  • Darkvision: Goblins have darkvision 60 ft.
  • Toothy: Goblins have sharp teeth, granting them a bite attack that deals 1d2 damage plus their Strength modifier.
  • Big Ears: Goblins have a +2 bonus to Perception checks and Perception is always a class skill for goblins.
  • Worg Rider: Goblins get a +4 racial bonus on Ride and Stealth checks, and both are always class skills for goblins.
  • Shhhhhhh!: Goblins reduce the penalty for using Stealth while moving by 5 and can make Stealth checks while running at a –20 penalty (this number includes the penalty reduction from this trait).
  • Languages: Goblins begin play speaking Common and Goblin. Goblins with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Draconic, Dwarven, Giant, Gnoll, Gnome, Halfling, and Orc. See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages.
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