Our gaming group often goes on pause during the holiday season to focus on family, but if we were meeting, we’d likely be playing some kind of Christmas or holiday-themed adventure. (We may even play “Journey to the North Pole,” an adventure we created and featured here last week.)
But your gaming group may like to play something a little more substantial. We combed available adventures for something to keep your RPGing holiday flavored
♦ First off, Santa needs stats. Get em here. D&D put together full 3.5 stats for Santa (or Nicholas the Gift Giver, as they called him), a multiclassed druid/wizard/rogue. He even has magic items and a sleigh team. It seems it would be decently adaptable to whatever D&D-style RPG you might play. To go along with those stats, they also made Nicholas the Gift-Giver’s Northern Palace adventure and its sequel, the Chest of Misfit Items.
♦ Wizards of the Coast released “Factory of Misfit Omega Tech,” a free adventure for Gamma World, the sci-fi setting based on D&D’s 4th edition. The idea is a sci-fi take on the Island of Misfit Toys.
♦ It’s not official, but Gabe from Penny Arcade wrote out his rather expansive D&D adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” which he ran for his wife and friends a few years back. It has exciting adventure as well as the emotional payoff of the original story.
♦ If superheroes are your thing, you’ve probably played Mutants & Masterminds. Back in 2005, the RPG released a free adventure called “Crisis on Christmas.” Because superheroes never get the day off, not even on holidays.
♦ Pulp action is always fun, and Spirit of the Century is a blast. I mean, there’s a gorilla flying a biplane on the cover of the rulebook. The rules are designed to be easy to pick up, so you can grab those and then get the ENnie-nominated supplement Spirit of the Season to fight Doctor Scrooge and Jacques Frost with Secret Santa and his Reindeer Men. Where to we sign up?