Monstrous Physique — Jack, the Pumpkin King (PF2E)

With All Hallows Eve ever near, it’s time for another monster here. I once statted up the Pumpkin King, Jack, and I thought it would be good to bring him back. As such, I’ve made it my mission, to bring him back to Second Edition. So, enjoy now please this latest release of a 1st Edition Jack converted with ease.

With the holidays coming soon, ever do they loom, I bring to life a man from that beloved cartoon. The Nightmare Before Christmas from Mr. Tim Burton, a movie you’ve heard of, I’m ever so certain. It’s a movie filled with plenty of holiday cheer, but also lots of sights that fill hearts with fear. From the film comes a skeleton, no other is kinder, and now he’s come to life to play in Pathfinder. The great Pumpkin King, you know him as Jack, has all of his stats, including 2 claw attacks. I hope that you like him as it took lots of work, to stat up to life that most wondrous smirk. Now follow me as we go into this post, dear reader, and we will take a look at this great Halloween leader.

Jack, the Pumpkin King                            Creature 11
CG, Medium, Undead
Perception +21
Languages Common
Skills Athletics +19, Crafting +19, Deception +23, Intimidation +23, Performance +26, Stealth +23
Str +4, Dex +7, Con +0, Int +2, Wis +1, Cha +6

AC 30; Fort +18, Ref +24, Will +21
HP 200

Speed 30 feet
Melee [one-action] jaws +24, Damage 2d12+15 slashing
Melee [one-action] claw +22 (agile, finesse), Damage 2d10+12 slashing
Occult Innate Spells DC 30, attack +22; 5th cone of cold, fireball, lightning bolt; 3rd burning handsfearshocking graspCantrips (5th) ray of frost
Living Limbs Jack can remove or reattach his head or limbs with an Interact action and continue using them while unattached. If he removes his head, he loses access to his jaws Strike. If he removes both of his arms, he loses access to his claw Strike. If he removes a leg, his Speed is reduced by half. His Speed becomes 0 if he removes both legs. Jack can use an action, which has the concentrate trait, to animate any unattached limbs to move or Strike. His limbs Stride with a Speed of 10 feet and have precise blindsight out to 5 feet. His head retains all of its senses and can Stride with a Speed of 5 feet.

Hailing from the town of Halloween
Is this skeleton who is not so mean
Jack is his name, a man of delight
Who loves a good song as much as a fright
And always at his side, what appears to be fog
Is just his companion, Zero, his dog
Jack bears great power, completely unrivaled
Which helps the theatrics of his yearly arrival
At the time of horror and scares, he makes himself known
As the night fills with shrieks, howls, and moans
Once a year, it’s his holiday that rules
As the world fills with monsters and ghouls
The creeps get together, happy to sing
Of the return of the great Pumpkin King!

That’s it for this week! Please let me know if you would like to see some more childhood icons statted up. There’s a deep well of lots characters from shows and movies to draw from. If Jack visits your game world, or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at