|David knott 242|
You understand that the hobgoblin is the offspring of the goblin and the hob (ancestor species to the elf). So we can stat the hob by knowing what the stats of the goblin(other parent) and hobgoblin(offspring) are.
Size: goblin is small, hobgoblin is medium(human sized), and hob is therefor large(ogre/troll country).
The problem is we dont seem to have a physical size for goblin and hobgoblin. The monster manuals are notorious for statting one but not the other. In the d&d rules cyclopedia the goblin is 3&1/2' - 4&1/2' tall and hobgoblins are the 'larger relative' of the goblin. If we are to know the hob we must know the hobgoblin.
Advanced race guide:Goblin,Male:2'8 30 lb's Goblin,Female:2'6 25 lb'sHobgoblin,Male:4'2 165 lb's Hobgoblin,Female:4 ft 145 lb's
I personally think that pathfinder has short races,But I may be wrong.
You left out the dice rolls -- what you gave are the numbers that the dice rolls are added to.
Goblins add 2d4 inches to the base height and 1 lb. times that dice roll to the base weight in pounds.
Hobgoblins add 2d8 inches to the base height and 5 lbs. times that diee roll to the base weight in pounds.
So if we assume that a hobgoblin is the offspring of a Hob and a Goblin and extrapolate the stats of a Hob from there, we get the following:
Male: Height 5'8" + 4d8 (average height 7'2"), Weight 300 lbs. + (18 x 9 lbs.) = 462 lbs. on average.
Female: 2 inches shorter, so average height 7' even. Base weight is 265 lbs. with the same additions, so average weight is 427 lbs.
With these height figures, the Hob is actually at the tall end of size Medium.