The Goblins Mod for Minecraft introduces a new variety of these evil green creatures. The goblin will, without any hesitation, choke the player to death when they come into the goblin's sights. They can be defeated in combat, however, and once dead, they drop a totem (among other magic-esque items) that can be crafted into weapons and utilities.
The goblin villages are located in swamps and forests, and as mentioned before, the goblins living in these villages come in a variety. The original goblins are only good with numbers, while the goblins warrior is basically a goblin with armor. The goblin rider catches rides on wolves while the goblin miner is a miner – who will pick a player up if spotted. The goblin ranger will pick up dropped bows, and a goblin bomber is more or less a suicide bomber in goblin form. The Goblin Lord is a very hard goblin to find, and you really don’t want to, because he acts as a boss and is difficult to defeat.