Gingersnap Man

Gingersnap Man CR 1/2

XP 200
N Tiny construct
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 6 (1d10)
Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +0
Immune construct traits, fire
Weaknesses vulnerability to water


Speed 40 ft.
Melee dagger +0/+0 (1d2 – 1/19-20)
Space 2½ ft.; Reach 0 ft.


Str 8, Dex 15, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 3
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 10
Feats Two-weapon Fighting Skills Acrobatics +2 (+6 to jump)
SQ candy curse
Gear candy cane dagger (2)

Special Abilities

Candy Curse (DC 13) (Su)

Gingersnap men can be eaten but doing so could cost a creature its life. A creature that eats a gingersnap man is healed for 1d3 hit points but must make a Fortitude saving throw. The DC is equal to 13 minus the number of hit points recovered. On a failed save, the creature gains a candy curse:

Candy Curses
d6 Candy Curse
1 The character’s hair transforms into red and white taffy that smells like strawberries.
2 Shards of candy canes sprout from the character’s shoulders, elbows, and knees.
3 Hot fudge oozes from the victim’s eyes, ears, and nose, but it does not inhibit their ability to see, hear, or smell.
4 The character’s flesh turns into soft cookie dough and has a warm and inviting smell. Chunks of the victim’s flesh can be eaten, and the smell has an 80% chance of attracting wandering monsters.
5 The character’s flesh secretes a sticky, sugary resin that makes it difficult for the victim to let go of items. The character must make a DC 18 Reflex saving throw to let go of weapons, doors, tankards of mead, or anything else. A DC 20 Strength check is also required to pull a weapon free if it is used to strike the character.
6 The character begins vomiting chocolate for 2d3 rounds. A character cannot take any other actions once it begins vomiting.

Candy curses can be cured with remove curse. If a creature gains four or more active candy curses at the same time, it dies from candy overload. When rolling for a new candy curse, reroll if the victim is already afflicted by that specific curse.

Gingersnap men stand 2–1/2 feet tall and are only six inches thick. They emerge from the hellfire oven already decorated with icing that defines their face and clothing. When a gingersnap man dies, it bleeds icing.

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Orcus on 34th Level © 2020, Frog God Games; Author: Jon Hook; Pathfinder Conversion: Michael “Mars” Russell.

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