Blobgoblin (5e Race)

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Blobgoblin[edit]

"I have seen some gross stuff, but those things are straight out of my nightmares."-A normal goblin

Physical Description[edit]

Being descended from ordinary goblins who had to adapt to the ocean depths, blobgoblins share many of their physical traits with the blob fish. To call this a disgusting visual is an understatement; each one has a high muscle to bone ratio, just barely having the skeletal strength to stand on land. While on land, a blobgoblin has the body type of a fleshy gumdrop, muscles always drooping with gravity. In the water, these mucles contract to show a much more typical looking goblin, albeit with pink skin and piranha-like eyes. There are no easily visible distinctions between gender.

History[edit]

The history of blobgoblins is cloaked in mystery. There was a large flood and some believe the leader of a renegade group of goblins made a deal with the demon lord Juiblex, sacrificing their solid form for the sake of survival. Others believe they are simply a result of rapid evolution. Either way, this information is lost to time and not even the oldest blobgoblins know the answer.

Society[edit]

Blobgoblins have a culture with a large focus on lethality. Most blobgoblin camps take place in underwater caves and the ocean floor, choosing a home based on how dangerous they can make it to other aquatic creatures of the deep. Blobgoblins, similarly to their land-based kin, trap their home base heavily and often have hunting animals such as piranhas and smaller sharks. As far as hierarchy, blobgoblins choose a leader based on the most dangerous among them and generally do their bidding. This is the only determining factor for them role-wise. More than anything, blobgoblins are ruthless creatures, with the only exceptions being those who adventure or go on land. When a blobgoblin goes on land, they are seen as a traitor and coward to all other blobgoblins and generally struggle to understand the ways of land-folk.

Blobgoblin Names[edit]

Blobgoblins only have names when they come onto land, otherwise simply being referred to via specific wave patterns in the water only recognizable to each other and some fish. When coming on land, they might receive a name from another creature or create one themselves. It may reflect the culture of the name-giver, but it tends to just be a criticism of their gross appearance.

Male: Blobby, Lard Boy, Fatty, Eww

Female: Flabatha, Big Berta, Gross

Blobgoblin Traits[edit]

Your blobgoblin has natural abilities based on your goblinoid heritage and gross fleshy body.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Age. Blobgoblins reach adulthood at age 8 and most would be lucky to live past the age of 30.
Alignment. Blobgoblins are almost always evil, those within settlements generally being lawful. However, those who go on land or are adventurers might tend towards a more chaotic or neutral nature.
Size. Blobgoblins are between 3 and 4 feet tall and weigh between 50 and 90 pounds. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet, and you have a base swimming speed of 40 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You cannot discern color in darkness, only shades of grey.
Limited Amphibiousnes. You can breathe air or water, but you need to be submerged in water at least once every 4 hours to avoid suffocating.
Minor Amorphism. Due to your thin bones and blubbery nature, you can squeeze into an area half your size and can move through this area treating it as difficult terrain. You cannot take the Attack, Dodge, or Dash action while squeezing in this way.
Blubbery Resistance. As a reaction to being hit with an attack, you can choose to gain resistance to non magical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage until the start of your next turn. You can use this ability once per short or long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Goblin. In addition, when submerged in water, you can also communicate simple ideas with aquatic creatures within 120 feet of you via subtle waves in the water.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
3′ 0″ +2d6 48 lb. × (1d4) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)


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