I Just Discovered Poppets


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


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Oh my goodness Paizo the amount of love and adorableness that was poured into this ancestry is just too much. There's a feat for stitching yourself up! There's a feat for being hard to sneak attack because you are just fluff on the inside! There's a variant of poppet that is brought to life by a child's earnest wish and I'm not crying you're crying. <3

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Yesssssss


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Poppets have a special place in my heart.


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I love that polishing a poppets adorable little button eyes gives it darkvision

edit: I want to play a poppet druid who wild shapes into stuffed animal versions of animals


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I'd love to run a one shot of a poppet adventure where the PCs are brought to life to protect "their child" from some sort of monstrous threat.


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Ruzza wrote:
I'd love to run a one shot of a poppet adventure where the PCs are brought to life to protect "their child" from some sort of monstrous threat.

That sounds like a great idea. Might I suggest this guy as the possible threat? They're part of a monster family now as well, so it's easier to suit different levels.


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Perpdepog wrote:
Ruzza wrote:
I'd love to run a one shot of a poppet adventure where the PCs are brought to life to protect "their child" from some sort of monstrous threat.
That sounds like a great idea. Might I suggest this guy as the possible threat? They're part of a monster family now as well, so it's easier to suit different levels.

Aaaaaand that's going in!


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The picture with the lower-level one seems more fitting.


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If I have time I.migjt convert the Stuffed Fables boardgame into a short PF2 Adventure. We didn't like the games mechanics, but the models and maps are nice.


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Ruzza wrote:
I'd love to run a one shot of a poppet adventure where the PCs are brought to life to protect "their child" from some sort of monstrous threat.

The Cathartic Mage archetype with the Devotion focus feels like it could be appropriate to have on one or more of the spell casters.


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I have a sudden and irrational desire to play a Wishborn Poppet Paladin of Erastil, bravely protecting its beloved owner. It's not like me. It's not any kind of optimal. At the same time...

"Oh, the kid's not anything special... but if you bring harm to that small child in any way, then Sir Fluffington will mess you up."

It's also a great place for a shared backstory between two PCs. Like, there was a small child who earnestly wished their poppet to life... and then that child grew up and decided to be an adventurer! Welp. Looks like it's time for Sir Fluffington to step up.

Though... the Poppet in particular really makes me wish there was some way to get multiple heritages. (Maybe by spending general feats or something?) I mean, I really kind of want to make a stuffed bear who was wished to life by a child, and that's three.

On the flip side, Adopted Ancestry writes itself into the backstory almost trivially, so... maybe it would work out reasonably well after all?


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Sanityfaerie wrote:

I have a sudden and irrational desire to play a Wishborn Poppet Paladin of Erastil, bravely protecting its beloved owner. It's not like me. It's not any kind of optimal. At the same time...

"Oh, the kid's not anything special... but if you bring harm to that small child in any way, then Sir Fluffington will mess you up."

It's also a great place for a shared backstory between two PCs. Like, there was a small child who earnestly wished their poppet to life... and then that child grew up and decided to be an adventurer! Welp. Looks like it's time for Sir Fluffington to step up.

Though... the Poppet in particular really makes me wish there was some way to get multiple heritages. (Maybe by spending general feats or something?) I mean, I really kind of want to make a stuffed bear who was wished to life by a child, and that's three.

On the flip side, Adopted Ancestry writes itself into the backstory almost trivially, so... maybe it would work out reasonably well after all?

You could do Stuffed Heritage with Wished Alive background.


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I made Geno from Mario right 7bstars with a poppet and a beast gun.


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Thanks guys! Now I'm totally stoked to do something like this!

Lost Innocence - Campaign Intro

The few remaining undamaged playthings awaken from their foreversleep to the echo of a distant scream for help. The child's mother? As their little button eyes begin to focus for the first time, they see a fading light flying off into the night sky through the open window of their child's bedroom--the glow of its life-giving warmth leaving the room once again in a cold dark gloom. The room, normally only a slightly disheveled mess with the child's various playthings strewn about, now appears completely ransacked, as though it had endured a great storm, or perhaps a battle. The child's small bed has been upturned onto one side, the candle whose light once made sleep possible for the child each night lay snuffed and broken, the toy chest once full of love and memories now lay shattered with much of its contents trampled underfoot, and the door--normally locked at night--has clearly been forced open. The unmoving body of the child's father lay in the yawning portal.

The child is gone. She has been taken.

Though they know not who or what has awakened them to their purpose, the child's fluff-filled friends instinctively know that they must now leave the world of imagination and dreams to go out into the world of harsh realities to find out what has happened. Only together can they can find her, stand against the fell forces that have taken her, and bring her back home safely to her family.


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Ruzza wrote:
I'd love to run a one shot of a poppet adventure where the PCs are brought to life to protect "their child" from some sort of monstrous threat.

Check out the RPG 'Little Fears' for ideas.


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OMG this sounds so precious!!

time to completely miss the point and make a vicious little button-eyed berserker-witch with a drinking problem


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It's haunted doll watch! A haunted witch doll is ready to ruin anyone's day.


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As a total fanboy of Rozen Maiden, I admit I was on a total SQUEEE mode when I first saw them. And an even greater SQUEEEE when I arrived to the Wind Up heritage. Kashira ^^


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

OMG this sounds so precious!!

time to completely miss the point and make a vicious little button-eyed berserker-witch with a drinking problem

"Does that... even do anything for you?"

"Not anymore."


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It's, like, pink lemonade, too. It's all about the placebo sugar rush.


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MaxAstro wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:

OMG this sounds so precious!!

time to completely miss the point and make a vicious little button-eyed berserker-witch with a drinking problem

"Does that... even do anything for you?"

"Not anymore."

"Hey, it's only a problem when I run out!"


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Alaryth wrote:
As a total fanboy of Rozen Maiden, I admit I was on a total SQUEEE mode when I first saw them. And an even greater SQUEEEE when I arrived to the Wind Up heritage. Kashira ^^

A Rozen Maiden fan. Wow.


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I was talking with a friend the other day and we're just waiting for the first awakened Mosquito Witch doll to show up in Society Play.


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My first thought for a poppet character was a girl and her dog themed ghost poppet summoner, but the save the child adventure concept really makes me want to play a stuffed poppet pirate of some sort with embroidered magical tattoos. It's too bad poppets are terrible swashbucklers, because that would be perfect.


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Alaryth wrote:
As a total fanboy of Rozen Maiden, I admit I was on a total SQUEEE mode when I first saw them. And an even greater SQUEEEE when I arrived to the Wind Up heritage. Kashira ^^

Desu~

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I wanna use it to play a Soulbound Doll


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DomHeroEllis wrote:
I wanna use it to play a Soulbound Doll

One of my players immediately had this idea and I'm totally on board with it.


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Per Astra wrote:
My first thought for a poppet character was a girl and her dog themed ghost poppet summoner, but the save the child adventure concept really makes me want to play a stuffed poppet pirate of some sort with embroidered magical tattoos. It's too bad poppets are terrible swashbucklers, because that would be perfect.

Doable with the optional flaw rule, but finding the stats to slap the penalties on is gonna hurt a bit, for sure.


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MaxAstro wrote:
Oh my goodness Paizo the amount of love and adorableness that was poured into this ancestry is just too much. There's a feat for stitching yourself up! There's a feat for being hard to sneak attack because you are just fluff on the inside! There's a variant of poppet that is brought to life by a child's earnest wish and I'm not crying you're crying. <3

Yes I've been really impressed. Poppet addds as much to the number of character concepts as Leshy did. I can play a teddy bear, a toy dragon, a princess riding a unicorn. The abilites are cool rather than powerful. You can pretty much play any sort of toy as a character.


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I'm thinking of playing a Clockwork Poppet Inventor who just so very much wants to make a friend just like him.


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My brother and I just finished watching Moana, and now we're eager to make some poppet and/or leshy barbarians, fighters, rangers, and rogues based off of the Kakamora.

Also, a great many poppets (such as teddy bears) don't have digits that can manipulate objects, such as an opposable thumb. How on earth do they hold things?


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Ravingdork wrote:
Also, a great many poppets (such as teddy bears) don't have digits that can manipulate objects, such as an opposable thumb. How on earth do they hold things?

They don't know either. One of life's great mysteries.


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Ravingdork wrote:

My brother and I just finished watching Moana, and now we're eager to make some poppet and/or leshy barbarians, fighters, rangers, and rogues based off of the Kakamora.

Also, a great many poppets (such as teddy bears) don't have digits that can manipulate objects, such as an opposable thumb. How on earth do they hold things?

The same way that Strong Bad can type with boxing gloves on.


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Given how you like poppets, if you have a pc or a console you should definitely try "it takes 2".

I just finished it with a friend of mine and we had a lot of fun ( note that some scenes are quite grave, so I would recommend not to play it with children ).

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