There are three primary types of goblinoids:
- Bugbear: Also known as Guul'dar or "strong people" in the Dar language. Largest of all the goblinoids, bugbears tend to be more physical and aggressive than their smaller kin.
- Goblin: Also known as Golin'dar, or "quick people" in the Dar language, they are the smallest and most numerous goblinoids, for which the subtype is named due to human misunderstanding.
- Hobgoblin: Also known as Ghaal'dar, or "mighty people" in the Dar language, hobgoblins are a race of lawful (a rarity amongst goblinoids) yet aggressive goblinoids who are larger than goblins yet smaller than bugbears, standing roughly the same height as most humans. Hobgoblins were once the rulers of the great Dhakaani Empire that fell several ages ago.
Other goblinoids found on Eberron include:
- Barghest: Shapechanging goblinoids that dwell on Mabar and feast on the flesh of mortals.
- Bhuka: Desert-dwelling survivors with a kind nature that dwell in the Menechtarun desert of Xen'drik.
- Blue: A sub-race of blue-skinned, naturally psionic goblins.
- Varag: These lupine goblinoids are supposedly the result of crossbreeding between hobgoblins and worgs during the Age of Dhakaan. They are said to dwell in the Khraal rainforest of Darguun.
Keith Baker has suggested on his website that the various subraces of goblinoids of the Dhakaani Empire were more harmonious in cooperating across the the three races than those of the current age. This is attributed to the influence of the daelkyr shattering their eusocial bond, which allowed cooperation among the three primary subraces (bugbears, goblins, and hobgoblins).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Monster Manual. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook (July 2003). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Eberron Campaign Setting. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eberron Campaign Guide. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
- ↑ Secrets of Xen'drik. Keith Baker, Jason Bulmahn, & Amber Scott (2006). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3916-8.
- ↑ Sandstorm, p. 39-41. Bruce R. Cordell, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, and JD Wiker (2005). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3655-X.
- ↑ Expanded Psionics Handbook, p. ?. Bruce R. Cordell (April 2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3301-1.
- ↑ Monster Manual IV. (July 2006). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3920-6.
- ↑ Keith Baker (07/27/2017). Dragonmarks: Goblins. Archived from the original on 04/12/2018. Retrieved on 02/12/2019.
- ↑ Keith Baker (11/06/2017). Q&A: Player Races, Goblins and Overlords. Retrieved on 02/12/2019.