In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, hobgoblins are a larger, stronger, smarter and more menacing form of goblins. They are smaller and weaker than bugbears, but better organized. Hobgoblins are humanoids that stand nearly 6’6″ tall on average, a little taller than orcs. Smarter than other goblinoid races, they are renowned for their brutality and military skill.