My punctuality remains as dismal as it has always been, but I am determined to release this particular Christmas-Related Product before Christmas.
Some readers may be aware of my "Steel Pigeon Projector", which has been sitting outside my shop practically forever. The Pudding Cauldron is a slightly festive relation of said device, projecting Aerial Plum Puddings from one of four doors, which can be Shot Down if one is Hungry and also is able to overcome assorted Collision Bugs.
Puddings do have a number of different behaviours; at the lowest level of awareness they merely bimble about and are not terribly nutritious. Certain more advanced puddings have developed the ability to use Raisins as Eyes, and can flee from nearby Hunters - and some are Aggressively Figgy and have decided that, if they are to be cooked and expelled into Caledon for the entertainment of folk, they might as well take their revenge on the nearest person by gad.
Unlike the previous Pigeon Thing, scoring is much more comprehensive and handled by a Mysterious Otherworldly Entity - a tamed spirit that sits there and painstakingly records every Pudding Death that occurs in a stained, capacious ledger.
In any case, the Cauldron is present outside my shop at the moment and I would appreciate any comments. Touch it to release a Pudding, of random Variety. I shall release the thing fairly shortly for General Sale in any case; otherwise, I will just be attempting to sell Christmas Leftovers. Though puddings do keep pretty much indefinitely.