Dungeons and Dragons Homebrew: The Bucket of Puppies

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Sorry for the lack of updates lately, life has been pretty hectic for me. I got a bit discouraged on my Kaiju for Dungeons and Dragons series because of the recent release of the Kaiju Codex for 5th edition by Rite Publishing. I got some inspiration recently for a different kind of D&D creation this week though: a magical item known as the Bucket of Puppies. This seemingly mundane bucket simply spawns some adorable puppies that can be used for gifts, distractions, or even food in some very dark circumstances. Get creative with this adorable item!

Bucket of Puppies

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Wondrous item, uncommon, rare, very rare


This unassuming wooden bucket seems mundane at first, but it can produce an adorable surprise. Once per day, it can be used to spawn 1d10 puppies of a random type inside the bucket. The puppies are friendly towards the bucket’s user.

The Wisdom saving throw DC of the puppies’ Adorable feature is determined by the bucket’s rarity: DC 10 for uncommon, DC 12 for rare, and DC 15 for very rare.

Type of Puppy
d20 Breed
1 No puppies appear. 1d6 dire wolves appear and attack the user.
2 Labrador
3 Pit Bull
4 Shih Tzu
5 Corgi
6 Shiba Inu
7 Spaniel
8 Dachshund
9 Chow Chow
10 Chihuahua
11 Pug
12 Poodle
13 Beagle
14 Basset Hound
15 Golden Retriever
16 Bulldog
17 Collie
18 Husky
19 Pyrenees
20 Roll the d20 again to select a breed and add an additional 1d10 puppies.

And here are the stats for the puppies themselves!

Puppy

Tiny beast, unaligned


  • Armour Class 10 (natural armor)
  • Hit Points 1 (1d4-1)
  • Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
2 (-4) 10 (+0) 9 (-1) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)

  • Senses Darkvision 20 ft., passive Perception 10
  • Languages –
  • Challenge 0 (10 XP)

Adorable. The first time an enemy creature attempts to attack the puppy, it must make a Wisdom saving throw or be Charmed for 1d6 turns. The creature does not have to make the saving throw on subsequent attacks against the puppy. The DC for this feature is determined by the rarity of the Bucket of Puppies.

Keen Smell. The puppy has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Actions

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.


Homebrewery link

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Questions? Comments? Formatting or mechanics suggestions? Let me know! Just leave a comment or contact me. Stay tuned for more homebrew content.

Thanks to /r/UnearthedArcana and /r/MonsterADay for formatting and mechanic suggestions.

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