(A snotling taunting a dwarf. Obviously a bad idea…)
If goblinoids (with the exception of orcs) can be considered the bottom of the humanoid food chain, then snotlings are clearly at the bottom of the bottom. Pathetically small, frail, and weak these little pests are at the mercy of most other creatures. Their tiny and abnormally thick skulls are surprisingly durable when it comes to beatings, but leave little room for their diminutive specks of brain mass.
Although universally despised, and far from being feared by anyone, snotlings are legendary throughout the world for one thing: their utter insanity. Whether their mental instability is due to their given lot in life, the daily abuse of their bigger cousins (and occasionally other beings), or their puny brains is uncertain, but then again no credible scholar has ever taken the time to figure it out.
For the most part snotlings can be considered a slave race, for few live free lives, and they serve no other clear function in the natural world. Most snotling breeding populations reside within the territory of other goblinoid species, such as goblins, orcs, and most recently of the new orc subrace known as orks. However, occasionally small numbers of run away snotlings can be found in makeshift communities in the wild, and most big cities have a snotling infestation or two around their landfills. Snotlings can sometimes also be seen in the service of other savage races such as orges or trolls, and every-so-often will be recruited (aka enslaved) by very cheap (and most likely mad) BBEGs.
Snotlings resemble tiny, scrawny versions of their goblin cousins. Their ears are unusually elongated for their size, being roughly the same size as those of a full-grown goblin. Unless purposefully dressed by other creatures, most snotlings wear a lose fitting loincloth made out of whatever they can hind (animal hide, leaves, discarded rags, etc), if they choose to cover themselves at all.
They generally range from 1 ft.-2 ft. tall, and both genders weigh around 8 lb. when fully grown.
A snotling’s natural lifespan is of yet undocumented, for none has been witnessed to have survived that long.
Snotling Traits (Ex)
Snotling characters posses the following racial traits.
• -6 Strength, +8 Dexterity, -2 Intelligence, -2 Wisdom.
• Tiny size: +2 bonus to Armor Class, +2 bonus on attack rolls, +8 bonus on Hide
checks, -8 penalty on grapple checks, lifting and carrying limits ½ those of
• Horde Mentality: When snotlings are engaged in combat or otherwise working
together in a group of at least 10 they receive a +5 Misc. Modifier on Will Saves
against fear affects, and a +10 modifier against Intimidate checks.
• Odds in Numbers: When snotlings are engaged in combat or otherwise working
together in a group of at least 20 they receive a +1 Misc. Modifier on all attacks, a
+2 Misc. Modifier to AC, and a +1 Misc. Modifier to both Fort and Ref Saves.
• Snotlings receive a +4 Racial Modifier to both Move Silently and Sleight of Hands
• Automatic Languages: Common, Goblin. Bonus Languages: Giant, Gnoll, Orc.
• Favored Class: Rogue.