Saturday, July 7, 2018

COSMIC SEAS: WIDGETS (Space Gremlins)


Widget
Art: Disney Artists and Writers Guild
“In this most beautiful green wood there lived a tribe of funny little people who were quite different from the rest. They had funny horns growing out of their funny heads and funny boots on their funny feet, and with these boots – and this was funniest of all – they could walk upside down under the branches of the trees. Oh, it was a happy and peaceful life that these little men led – until the humans came.” -Roald Dahl
Widgets (females are called Fidgets) are a species of Gremlin that are commonly found working in industrialized cities or in many spelljamming vessels. They appear as tiny, wizened men and women with small horns and overlarge hands and feet. They typically wear clothing scrounged from cast-off scraps and fashioned as coveralls reminiscent of some gnome clothing.
Widgets will often be found living in spelljamming vessels. When the crew is sleeping or otherwise engaged, they perform a variety of helpful tasks; refilling lanterns, making minor repairs, cleaning air ducts and other shipboard tasks. If a thief creeps silently onto the ship, they will make enough noise to awaken the crew or if need be, defend the ship to the best of their abilities. All widgets ask in exchange for their labor is a little tobacco, some ships biscuit, airmail stamps (which they eat) and an occasional drop of rum or other drink. An abused or insulted widget is a terrible thing, as they will engage in sabotage and play murderous “tricks” on their offenders.
Tiny fey, neutral
Armor Class 15 (Leather Armor)
Hit Points 2 (1d4)
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
STR
DEX
CON
INT
WIS
CHA
3 (-4) 
18(+4) 
10(+0) 
14(+2) 
13(+1) 
15(+2)
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +8
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Gnome, Gremlin 
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

Magic Resistance. Widgets have advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Art: Disney Artists and Writers Guild
Innate Spellcasting. The widget’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring only its spanner as a component:
At will: prestidigitation, spider climb
1/day each: animate object, blink, dimension door, mage hand, mending, detect magic, dispel magic, fly, gaseous form, grease, knock, stinking cloud.

Actions
Spanner. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: (1d1) bludgeoning damage.

Superior Invisibility. The widget magically turns invisible until its concentration ends (as if concentrating on a spell). Any equipment the widget wears or carries is invisible with it.


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