Monday, October 31, 2016

David Pumpkins [D&D 5th Edition]

David Pumpkins is a capricious fey troublemaker, a servant of the Harvest King dedicated to bringing a bit of spooky levity to the mortal world. Typically, he and his skeletal minions choose group of mortal adventurers to follow around, appearing and disappearing at their whim to sow mischief and discord.

David S. Pumpkins
Medium Fey, Chaotic Neutral
“Any questions?”

AC: 17 (natural armor)
HP: 65 (10d8+20)
Speed: 30’

STR: 12 (+1), DEX: 14 (+2), CON: 14 (+2), INT: 10 (-), WIS: 14 (+2), CHA: 16 (+3)

Saves: Charisma +5
Skills: Insight +4, Performance +5
Damage Resistances: Bludgeoning, Slashing, Piercing from non-magical weapons
Condition Immunities: Charm, Frightened
Senses: Darkvision 120 ft., Passive Perception: 12
Languages: Common, Sylvan
Challenge: 2 (450xp)

Innate Spellcasting: David Pumpkins’ innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC: 13). He can cast the following spells, requiring no material components.

At Will: Invisibility, Prestidigitation
3/day: Hold Monster, Teleport

Magic Resistance. David Pumpkins has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Multiattack. David Pumpkins makes two Buttslap attacks.

Butt Slap. Melee weapon attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 feet, one target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) bludgeoning damage. On a successful hit, the target must make a Charisma saving throw (DC: 13). On a failure the target begins to comically dance in place for 1 minute: shuffling, capering, and busting mad moves. A dancing creature must use all its movement to dance without leaving its space and has disadvantage on Dexterity saving throws and attack rolls. While the target is dancing, other creatures have advantage on attack rolls against it. As an action, a dancing creature makes a Wisdom saving throw to regain control of itself. On a successful save, the effect ends.

B-Boy Skeletons
Medium Undead, Neutral

AC: 13
HP: 26 (4d8+8)
Speed: 30’

STR: 10 (-), DEX: 16 (+3), CON: 14 (+2), INT: 10 (-), WIS: 10 (-), CHA: 14 (+2)

Skills: Performance +4
Damage Vulnerabilities: Bludgeoning
Damage Immunities: Poison
Condition Immunities: Frightened, Poisoned
Senses: Darkvision 120 ft., Passive Perception: 10
Languages: Common, Sylvan
Challenge: ⅛ (25 xp)

Innate Spellcasting: The B-Boy Skeleton’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC: 12). He can cast the following spells, requiring no material components.

At Will: Invisibility
3/day: Teleport

Turn Immunity. While within 30’ of David Pumpkins, the B-Boy Skeleton cannot be turned.

Here we dance? The B-Boy Skeleton begins an eldritch dance accompanied by alien music. Any creature within 60’ that sees this dance must make a Wisdom saving throw (DC: 12). If the saving throw fails, affected creature falls into a state of deep confusion for 1 minute.
An affected target can’t take reactions and must roll a d10 at the start of each of its turns to determine its behavior for that turn.
  • 1: The creature uses all its movement to move in a random direction. To determine the direction, roll a d8 and assign a direction to each die face. The creature doesn’t take an action this turn.
  • 2-6: The creature doesn’t move or take actions this turn.
  • 7-8: The creature uses its action to make a melee attack against a randomly determined creature within its reach. If there is no creature within its reach, the creature does nothing this turn.
  • 9-10: The creature can act and move normally.

At the end of each of its turns, an affected target can make a Wisdom saving throw (DC: 12). If it succeeds, this effect ends for that target.
Hip Check. Melee weapon attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 feet, one target. Hit: 2 (1d4) bludgeoning damage.


  1. I feel you missed a great opportunity by not putting "Any Questions?" at end of the article. (nods sagely)

  2. I love this, but my players are too high-level for this to be challenging enough for them. As such, I took your basic framework and added two recharge powers:

    'Any Questions?' (Recharge 5-6)
    David S. Pumpkins chooses a creature he can see with 60 feet and asks 'Any questions?' The target creature must succeed on a Charisma saving throw (DC 13) or be so baffled by the mystery of David Pumpkins that they can neither move nor act on their turn for 1 minute, during which time attacks against the target have advantage. The target may use an action to make a Wisdom saving throw to end the effect.

    'What's My Name?' (Recharge 6)
    David S. Pumpkins summons two Dancing Skeletons to his aid. They act independently and take their turn at the end of the initiative order.