Rag Doll (5e Race)

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Construct Doll[edit]

The mage walked into the room. The brown walls were covered in drawers and unfinished projects. But the only thing he was looking at was the ramshackle human sized doll in front of him. He touched the doll's head and muttered words of a strange, otherworldly language and a purple lightning spread across the doll's body. It looked up and said:"Why, Jonathan, it's been a long time." Jonathan looked at it and smiled. "We've got some work to do."

Physical Description[edit]

Construct dolls are human-sized dolls that vary largely from one to the other. They can be ogre-sized, and can have any modification, such as wings, extra arms, or extra legs, depending on their creator's will. They can cast spells, and they are always hard to kill, as they are made of metal and rags for the most part. They often have a power source such as an electrical line or a magical engine. These power sources in which the doll draws life from can be damaged and/or destroyed, either killing the doll or leaving it vulnerable if damaged.


Construct dolls are constructs created by powerful artificers or wizards that are created for any purpose. They could have broken free of their slavery in your world, or perhaps they are secret operatives for an organization. Some are like golems, while others resemble modrons. However, they are always an interesting and eccentric race in any d&d world.


Being a servant race, construct dolls don't have much of a society, but in world where they are free they operate in an organized, everyone-has-their-purpose manner. They interact with other races to study them or to immerse themselves in their society, as they are often very curious.

Construct Doll Names[edit]

Construct Dolls have varying names, but most are simple and to the point. They have no genders, so they only use one type of name.

Construct Doll Ash, Cabe, Axel, Bit, Ranger, Geno, Scrappie, Cyd, Qwerty,Talus, Tinker, Oro...

Construct Doll Traits[edit]

Construct dolls are constructs with immense variation.
Ability Score Increase. Any ability score of your choice increases by 1 and your Constitution score increases by 2.
Age. As a construct, you are created fully mature and you do not age.
Alignment. You are very often lawful, but otherwise tend to follow your creator's alignment. Alone, you are often lawful neutral.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You can gain other speeds as described later.
Tool Proficiency. You have proficiency in one set of artisan's tools.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Special Engineering. You have resistance to one of the following damage types: acid, cold, fire, lightning or thunder.
Living Construct. Even though you were constructed, you are a living creature. You are immune to disease. You do not need to breathe, but you must replenish the energy of your power source, preferably by eating and drinking.

Instead of sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 4 hours each day. You do not dream in this state; you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.
Inserted Mechanism. You have a light weapon or tool kit inside of you that you can snap in or out as a bonus action.
Armor Mechanism. You have a +1 bonus to Armor Class.
Languages. You speak Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

This random height and weight table is for a random size (tiny, small, medium or large.) Use other races' height and weight tables for a construct doll with a fixed weight and height.

1′ 8″ +14d6 40 lbs lb. × (10d20) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a Construct Doll character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I don't understand the motivations of others around me.
2 I have to remain perfectly orderly, even when I am in a dangerous situation.
3 I feel at ease when alone.
4 I believe that I can be accepted into the community, even if I am different.
5 I feel more intelligent and powerful than anyone else I have met.
6 I am the pinnacle of my kind, and no natural creation shall surpass me.
7 When people treat my like a slave or oddity, I do not believe that they should.
8 My craft is the only thing that really matters to me.
d6 Ideal
1 Power. The people around me are weak, and the only creatures worthy to walk the earth are constructs. (Evil)
2 Logic. I must use my greater comprehension of the world to my advantage. (Lawful)
3 Serenity. When I am separated from the rest of the world, I can finally unleash my potential. (Neutral)
4 Respect. All beings deserve to be treated like equals, even if they are constructs. (Good)
5 Community. A functioning community is like a machine, all of its parts must work together in harmony. (Lawful)
6 Self-Improvement.I must make myself the most powerful of my kind, and I will not let others stop me. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I must defend my creator to my last breath. He/she gave me life, so I must preserve theirs.
2 My people are just as kind-hearted as others, and I will do anything to prove it.
3 I lived as a slave, and now that I am free I will do anything to prevent this happening to others.
4 My enslavement sets boundaries, and i can use these boundaries to my advantage.
5 I was attacked because I was different, and I will fight back against those who do that.
6 The tools of my craft are all I have, and I will put them to good use.
d6 Flaw
1 I hate myself for my man-forged form, and envy the natural beings who are so real.
2 I overlook obvious solutions in place of more complicated ones.
3 I secretly believe that everyone is beneath me.
4 I was but a worker, and I did not have enough time to train myself mentally.
5 I say what I think, and sometimes what I think insults others.
6 I do not understand the workings of by body, and this leads to my huge self-doubt.

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