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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Pinocchio (Candyland)

A Candyland resident brought in to act as replacement children. Normally these reside with human or elf residents, acting as a servant and helping in mundane tasks. They often go out at night-time looking for some fun, this is when they get into trouble or find mates to adventure with.

Pinocchio  CR 3
N (G) Medium construct
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +2


AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
HP 36 (3d10+20)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +0
Construct traits, hardness 1; Resist electricity 5, Cold 5
Weaknesses vulnerable to critical hits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 1 Hammer +6 (1d6)
Range 1 Slingshot +6 (1d4)


Str 11, Dex 17, Con 10*, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 13
Base Atk +6; CMB +3; CMD 16
Feats Weapon Finesse, Improved Initiative, Iron Will - B
Skills  Climb +3, Disguise +3 (+11 to appear human), Disable device +3, Perception +2, Profession (Farming, Fishing, Carving, etc) +5
Languages Common
Advancement: Above 3 HD they gain class levels, most tend to gain rogue levels.


Spell Affinity: Unlike most constructs, human spells (charm, healing, etc) work normally on a Pinochio. They are healed by construct spells as well.

Human Appearance (Ex) Designed to fit the role of a human child, a pinocchio appears identical to one when 30 feet or more away. They gain +8 bonus on Disguise checks to appear human (but not to impersonate a specific human).

Vulnerable to critical hits - Despite being constructs, they are vulnerable to critical hits, although they cannot bleed

These were originally made by an famous wood-carver for parents who lost their children due to a curse. Most were loved and cared for for many years, but they were eventually put-aside as a new generation of human children were being born and they were no loner needed. A fey bard cast a spell to bring these marionettes to Candyland, and in doing so the magic of the realm brought them to life. Since this point, many have been adopted both to help in doing chores and care for children or other simple tasks. They are unaging but prone to being broken due to injury - this is how many become so brittle they are unable to continue in their tasks.

Most Pinocchios are happy to live their lives in a semi-human, existence. A few try to become more, to become fully human or to lose their humanity and to fully embrace their construct nature. Some skip out at night to go on fun adventures, and a few become embroiled in wild adventurers, on either side of the conflict - they generally don't care as long as they are having fun.

Individual Pinocchios are of any alignment, most tend towards good, but with the wrong influences, some will head in an evil direction, looking for wealth or to inflict cruelty for their own self above all else.

*Constructs on Nyssa gain 10 on their constitution scores. they do not gain benefits or hindrances from this ability score. As a general rule, this is a fixed number that does not change and they cannot lose hit points or be drained.