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Goblin, Hobgoblin, Bugbear, and Dakani

Goblinoids are a species of savage humanoids that share a common lineage and traits. Fecund, brutal, and selfish, the goblinoids are a plague on civilized lands. They are known to be savagely cunning, dexterous, and agile.

Goblinoid Monsters[]

The following creatures are considered "goblinoids":

  • Goblins, the iconic goblinoid: nasty, brutish, and short, but sneaky.
  • Hobgoblins, a militaristic goblinoid that organizes armies and fights exceptionally well.
  • Bugbears, a hulking, predatory goblinoid that delights in causing terror and fear in the beings they kill.

Past Relatives[]

Throughout D&D history, many creatures have been related to goblins, at some point. Kobolds and orcs were considered relatives of goblins, originally in the White Box set for OD&D.