(Spreading the net a little wider.)
Dragon 198 has Wolfgang Baur's (Kobold Press and Open Design) Dark Arabia setting. Basically, it is Ravenloft in Al-Qadim. It has the sungazer mage kit, open to goblins and humans. See City of Delights boxed set for goblin mages.
Now editorial oversight, and maybe house rules, but CoD doesn't have goblin mages, not even AQ's sha'ir kit. Nor does Complete Book of Humanoids. Hobgoblins can be sha'irs of 7th level, so they're covered. But if you want the mad mage goblin-proper, what to do?
Comparing hobgoblins and goblins, CoD has hobs with higher levels in fighter, but gobs with higher levels in ranger and thief. Priest is limited to 9 for both.
I'm thinking level 7 for goblin sungazers. While a hobgoblin is more disciplined, goblins are crazypants. so I think it evens out.
Thoughts, arguments, alternatives?
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