Promptober Day 13: Masks/Masked

Jason has his hockey mask. Michael Myers has his thing. What’s next?

Brief campaign villain idea for Monster of the Week RPG.

I think slasher flicks need a female villain. Just because she’s wearing a Kabuki mask, doesn’t mean she has to be Japanese. The idea is not to villainize Asian culture or women.

It would be interesting if a cursed Kabuki mask made it out into the open. Any woman wearing it would be possessed. It starts with a college acting troupe getting slaughtered during a rehearsal, but one actress was missing.

As the mystery progresses, the slashings escalate. Whoever she is seems rather determined to get at one guy in particular. It’s the boyfriend of the actress who jilted her and left her broken hearted. His fraternity and family are in danger if she is not stopped.

Of course, we all know someone else will find the mask after it’s all said and done. Or the body gets up and walks out of the morgue with the mask on. Or maybe a police woman, who is actually the actress’ older sister, picks up the mask and is then cursed.

Author: Jeff Craigmile

I'm a tabletop role-playing game writer and designer from Des Moines, Iowa. I'm the father of four boys and human to three cats.

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