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Some hungry ghosts are pathetic, some are scornful, all feel they are owed something—by their living descendants or by others who failed to acknowledge them properly in life.
Hungry Ghosts are ugly fiends and come creeping on their bellies, smiling, eating junk food and trash. They want to make the living join them in hell by committing suicide, and so do awful things. They will molest anyone until they cry.
Hell makes them so bad they can never be satisfied. They can be exorcised through complex chants in a chalked circle while burning special contracts that send them back to their homes.
Demon City Stats
Typical Hungry Ghost
Toughness: 4 (can only be hurt by cold things)
Calm Check: 7
Cards: King/Queen of Cups (10)
Ectoplasmic form: Hungry ghosts can touch their victims but neither their victims nor any other natural physical force can touch them. The only exception is ice and things chilled below freezing.
Climbing: All hungry ghosts can move across walls and ceilings at normal speed.
Infinite mutilation: If a hungry ghost slices or bites off a part of a creature, the victim will never bleed out—simply remain alive and maimed at 0 Toughness.
Devouring: A hungry ghost can chew through any substance as if it were meat.
Mutant physiognomy: Hungry ghosts come in many shapes—spheres with bloated faces, serpent-centaurs, bizarre concatenations of limbs and heads, massive eyes for heads on distended necks with teeth down either side. If a ghost has a strange shape, it may add some minor extra ability. They are never flying creatures, however.
Ice and things chilled below freezing can hurt a hungry ghost as can sorcery.
Hungry ghosts cannot kill a living being, only torment it until it wants to kill itself.
Hungry ghosts are greedy but cannot tell the difference between real and fake food or money.
Hungry ghosts are also confused by patterns, and patterned wallpaper or carpets will disorient them.
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If you have one, there's still time to enter the Bad Take Contest if you want.
If you don't, get on it before they are gone.