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Sleep schedule for goblins

I am looking for sources on goblins' sleep schedule in D&D 5e. Do they sleep at night? Do they sleep whenever? Does the GM resolve this kind of detail?
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Is the attack from Razortooth Goblin a separate action or can I add it to my normal attack?

The Razortooth Goblin Heritage give a jaws unarmed attack that deals 1d6 piercing damage. Can I add this to my normal attack or do I have to spend a separate action for it? E.g. First Action: Attack ...
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What is the relationship between Hobgoblins and Goblins?

I am nearly starting a new campaign. I want to have every race a cool backstory to build on it, and I am wondering, what is the relationship between Goblins and Hobgoblins? Is the Hobgoblin just an ...
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How do I swear in Goblin? Orcish? [closed]

I have a character who speaks Orcish and Goblin in addition to Common. He's got a poor Charisma score, so I want to play him as being rather uncouth, adding a liberal amount of coarse language to his ...
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Are goblins immune to opportunity attacks?

Last night at my table, my party faced a goblin village. We pretty well know the goblin stat block contains the Nimble Escape trait. But still our DM never ever showed us that any goblin disengaged ...
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Can a Druid Goblin use Nimble Escape while Wild Shaped into a non-agile animal form?

Can a Goblin Druid use its Nimble Escape ability while Wild Shaped? Nimble Escape. You can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of your turns. and, for Wild Shape: You ...
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How many times per round can I use the goblin racial feat Roll With It?

How many times per round of combat can I use the Goblin racial feat Roll With It? The feat itself does not specify once per turn; however, I have had it ruled both ways in the past, and am simply ...
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What is the non-homebrew goblin with the highest CR?

One player in my group has a character who absolutely hates goblins. He tracks them, and only want to find information about them. We want to know what is the strongest, most difficult to beat goblin ...
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Having goblins hide every turn in Lost Mine of Phandelver

The following contains minor spoilers for LMoP. I am preparing to DM my first-ever game, which is the published adventure Lost Mine of Phandelver. I'm looking at the very first encounter, the I ...
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Goblin PC Natural Attack

If a Goblin PC has the "Hard Head, Big Teeth" racial trait, do they modify their bite attack modifier to deal x1.5 damage or leave it at x1. Example: STR Mod=2 Bite +5. Deals 1d4 + 2 Or Bite +5 ...
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If the attack or spell that the goblin's Fury of the Small trait is applied to deals multiple types of damage, what type is the extra damage?

What is the damage type associated with the goblin playable race's Fury of the Small trait from Volo's Guide to Monsters (p. 119) if the associated attack or spell deals multiple types of damage, such ...
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Can a Goblin player character be possessed by a Nilbog spirit?

Volo's Guide to Monsters contains the following about Nilbog spirits: A goblin targeted by the spirit must succeed on a DC 15 Charisma saving throw or become possessed. While possessed by the ...
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How much bite damage does an Oversized Goblin Feral Gnasher Barbarian do?

Should "Hard Head, Big Teeth" for Oversized Goblins be 1d6 (1d8 with Savage Bite) or is the alternate racial trait 1d4 no matter the goblin's size? It's not obvious to me how these three things ...
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How has the relative combat prowess of Bugbears as opposed to Goblins changed over time?

Bugbears are the big bad goblinoids. A single average bugbear has always been more than a match for a single average goblin, in a straight up fight (which sort of fighting neither generally employs). ...
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