Dig-Widget

Dig-Widget Creature5

N Small Construct Mindless

Senses Perception +9; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 30 feet

Skills Acrobatics +12, Athletics +9 (+12 to Leap or Climb), Stealth +14, Thievery +15

Str +2, Dex +5, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -5

Infiltration Tools A dig-widget’s face consists of a set of infiltrator thieves’ tools. They can be salvaged from a destroyed dig-widget with a successful DC 20 Crafting check. On a failed check, the tools are destroyed.


AC 23; Fort +10, Ref +14, Will +7

HP 65; Immunities bleed, death effects, disease, doomed, drained, fatigued, healing, mental, necromancy, nonlethal attacks, paralyzed, poison, sickened, unconscious

Mechanical Vulnerability A creature with expert proficiency in Thievery can attempt a check to Disable a Device to damage a dig-widget. The DC is 22, and each success deals 20 damage.


Speed 30 feet, burrow 15 feet

Melee [one-action] drill +14 (fatal d10, finesse), Damage 2d6+4 piercing plus 1d6 persistent bleed

Melee [one-action] corkscrew +14 (finesse), Damage 2d8+4 piercing

Fastening Leap [one-action] The dig-widget Leaps up 20 feet onto a creature or object and attempts a corkscrew Strike against it. If the Strike damages the target, the dig-widget attaches to the target (typically to the back of a creature). This is similar to Grabbing the creature, but the dig-widget moves with that creature rather than holding it in place. While attached, the dig-widget can’t use its corkscrew. The dig-widget can be Shoved off, or it can detach itself with an Interact action.

Sneak Attack A dig-widget’s Strikes deal an additional 1d6 precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

About

Thieves covet dig-widgets, specialized constructs built for infiltration. Each dig-widget contains numerous simple tools, including a set of mechanical devices that function as thieves’ tools, two arms with drills, and two arms with corkscrews for attaching to and climbing surfaces. Once activated, these devices propel themselves forward. Though they have the full faculties typical of a construct, they usually follow a simple routine: avoid notice, pick any lock barring the path, dig past obstacles, and attack if caught. They’re rarely left unattended, as a thief needs to be nearby to follow after-both to steal goods and to stop the dig-widget from engaging in further larceny once it’s achieved its goal.

The first dig-widget came from the workshops of a dwarven thieves’ guild, which used more advanced magical clockwork theories as a springboard for these simpler but no less effective contraptions. With their dig-widgets, the Grifters plagued the authorities of several dwarven settlements over the years. Their travels spread dig-widget technology, and numerous improvements have since led to faster and more reliable versions. Though upstanding dwarven mechanics have observed dig-widgets and recognized the complexity of the technology, they’ve steadfastly refused to adapt something with such an unscrupulous origin.

The source of a dig-widget’s power is as much mechanical as it is magical. The gears and springs that provide a dig-widget mobility are an improvement over more primitive true clockwork creations (whose functions require constant winding to remain mobile), but at the cost of security, for a dig-widget’s moving parts can be dismantled quickly by thieves and others with the proper training.

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