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In Don't Starve, does Krampus only appear when it is winter? Or can he appear in any season?

From what I've read about it, he appears to punish you for naughtiness. I assume this is a nod to the Krampus of Northern European folklore . . . So, I wonder if he only appears during the winter?

I have yet to encounter him in the game, but perhaps I've just not gone on enough murderous rampages of innocent little bunnies. (Mmmmmmm ... innocent little bunnies!)

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Krampus can appear in any season, provided the player's "naughtiness" is high enough.

Naughtiness is increased by killing innocent, i.e., non-aggressive animals. The amount of naughtiness received depends on the animal- killing baby animals and larger animals is naughtier than killing butterflies.

Naughtiness decreases by a small amount every minute if the player doesn't kill anything innocent.


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Mmmmmmmmmm . . . innocent, non-aggressive animals. – David M Jan 13 '14 at 19:05

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