There’s all sorts of build-up to Halloween. Weeks of decorations at the store, parties in the schools, and whole neighborhoods taken over by the symbols of the season: vampire faces, witch ornaments, ghostly drapings over barren trees, and several patches’ worth of carved-up pumpkins on stoops and sidewalks. As with any holiday though, once the day comes and goes, it’s over. Especially Halloween in the States with Thanksgiving in a month and Christmas wrapping the last two months of the year in its brightly-colored bows.
So Halloween is left in the past. Every year. And every year there’s something that doesn’t wish to go so quietly into that goodnight. A spirit of the season that isn’t too keen on slipping into the bygones so some other celebration can steal its thunder. Oh no. There’s something left behind on All Souls Day that wants to live. And it can do just that if it finds enough victims, enough spirits to suck from the living so it doesn’t dry up and blow away.
And that something is called Punkngutz.
PUNKNGUTZ is a Regular Monster
Punkngutz happens whenever jack-o-lanterns are left to rot, lawn ornaments break and fall, and discarded candy wrappers are neglected after the Halloween festivities are over. This can be after a large office party or in the dumpster behind a fly-by-night outlet store but most often Punkngutz appears in neighborhoods the day after Halloween.
Punkngutz has no human-like form. It’s a mass of discarded junk held together by the rotten remains of jack-o-lanterns. It can form rudimentary hands and feet but is weak at fighting. It has the consistency of breakfast syrup studded with random bits and clings to victims. It’s not fast and it’s not tough but it latches on and doesn’t let go—giving it enough time to suck your soul from your body.
It is scary when it starts sticking all over you. It wants to never die.
It is a mass of slime, pumpkin parts, and Halloween decorations.
It can form anywhere.
It cannot get close to freezing cold.
Slime Body ØØØ
Icky Sticky (Grab +2)
Soulsucker (Spirit -1)
Mish-Mash Parts ØØ
Sharp Bits (+2 Damage)
Bad Smell ØØ
Makes You Gag (-2 Think)