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Also, make sure you give the PCs some way to heal themselves. Super Duper Egg Nog of Healing.

And after you run it, give us a super duper long post letting us know how it went.

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1 hour ago, Konas said:

Also, make sure you give the PCs some way to heal themselves. Super Duper Egg Nog of Healing.

And after you run it, give us a super duper long post letting us know how it went.

Egg Nog of healing.  I really like that.

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5 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Egg Nog of healing.  I really like that.

You could have a lot of fun with the treasure in this. Sleigh Bells of Deafening. Flying Sleigh. Big red bag of holding.

Oh, maybe there is a tree with a bunch of presents around it. When they open the boxes, some may explode. Some grant them buffs. Some have treasure. Could be a fun little game for the PCs to play. It could be like a Deck of Many Things but in wrapped presents. 

https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Deck_of_Many_Things

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7 minutes ago, Konas said:

You could have a lot of fun with the treasure in this. Sleigh Bells of Deafening. Flying Sleigh. Big red bag of holding.

Oh, maybe there is a tree with a bunch of presents around it. When they open the boxes, some may explode. Some grant them buffs. Some have treasure. Could be a fun little game for the PCs to play. It could be like a Deck of Many Things but in wrapped presents. 

https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Deck_of_Many_Things

Awesome!  I love all those things.  

Cards are done!  I wanted to give you a peek at Rudolph before people bailed for the weekend.  He's not done, but the body is.

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17 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Awesome!  I love all those things.  

Cards are done!  I wanted to give you a peek at Rudolph before people bailed for the weekend.  He's not done, but the body is.

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That's disgusting....and truly AWESOME! The green bile is the best part. I saw somewhere one time that a painter used ripped up cotton balls on the bases to look like snow. Could be cool to try in a minimal way.

Nice work on the antlers, too.

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4 minutes ago, Konas said:

That's disgusting....and truly AWESOME! The green bile is the best part. I saw somewhere one time that a painter used ripped up cotton balls on the bases to look like snow. Could be cool to try in a minimal way.

Nice work on the antlers, too.

I'm just trying to finish off the minis I'll be using.  But definitely will try that for next year.  PLEASE fund gingerbread gang!

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Is it too late @Barb Bliss to comment because I finally have a window of time where I can throw some things your way.

With all the ideas you've had though I don't want to slow your progress.

If you want me to zero in on a specific thing let me know.  If I'm too late, I'll just eat my humble pie and make it up to you.

Again, I'm sorry this week kicked my ass.  I've barely had a chance to be on here.  

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10 minutes ago, tgpumpkin said:

Is it too late @Barb Bliss to comment because I finally have a window of time where I can throw some things your way.

With all the ideas you've had though I don't want to slow your progress.

If you want me to zero in on a specific thing let me know.  If I'm too late, I'll just eat my humble pie and make it up to you.

Again, I'm sorry this week kicked my ass.  I've barely had a chance to be on here.  

Still time.  I'll be done with minis tonight.  Tomorrow is working on the story and cleaning house.

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13 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Still time.  I'll be done with minis tonight.  Tomorrow is working on the story and cleaning house.

Ok, well since the bulk of the work is done I'll start with light details that could be manageable to change IF you want to do it.

To start, I think everything looks fantastic @Barb Bliss.  Your minis are wonderful and reading the script and your comments it feels like it will be a lot of fun.

One idea I'd like to throw out that I think you do a little but might be more fun is giving some more of your enemies some unique methods of defeating them.  I wonder if you can some more fun with that.  I always liked in RPGs I played (that were video game admittedly) the enemies that had unique and creative ways of winning.  Have you also considered giving your players some unique Christmas themed weaknesses as well?

If you mentioned doing that I apologize.  I am trying to catch up.  So far I think everything looks great.

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7 minutes ago, tgpumpkin said:

Have you settled on a puzzle that you mentioned earlier?

I was thinking the 2nd one.  The first one was too easy.

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11 minutes ago, tgpumpkin said:

Have you settled on a puzzle that you mentioned earlier?

What I was thinking was telling them that the numbers were written in a dark ruddy color.  So they have to solve the puzzle, and then think to write the answer in blood.  If  they just write it in ink, a creepy voice will say that they are pretty smart, but not as smart as they think.  Then the number they wrote will fade away until it has vanished.

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2 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

I was thinking the 2nd one.  The first one was too easy.

 

If you want it to be a number puzzle you could always find a sudoku.  They have them in all difficulty levels.

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

What I was thinking was telling them that the numbers were written in a dark ruddy color.  So the have to solve the puzzle, and then think to write the answer in blood.  If  they just write it in ink, a creepy voice will say that they are pretty smart, but not as smart as they think.  Then the number they wrote will fade away until it has vanished.

That sounds very cool.  I like that.  

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

 

If you want it to be a number puzzle you could always find a sudoku.  They have them in all difficulty levels.

I want them to puzzle for less than 5 minutes.

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

Here's another question.  How much "Roll Player" are you doing in this?  

They will create their characters.  They know they will be going on an adventure with the characters, but they'll also want to win as I will have a prize for the winner.  What they don't know is that they will want some spells, and a high constitution is as important as a low constitution is bad.

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I'm asking because I'm wondering if you've considered to be thematic to the night you're planning if you want to change the the alignment cards to something a bit more thematic.  If you're doing that already then great.  Just seeing if there are neat little ways you can tweak Roll Player so you're still playing the game but it has themed elements.  

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

They will create their characters.  They know they will be going on an adventure with the characters, but they'll also want to win as I will have a prize for the winner.  What they don't know is that they will want some spells, and a high constitution is as important as a low constitution is bad.

So is Roll Player just making the characters then and then they adventure with them?  Is everything in the game being played the traditional way otherwise?

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

I'm asking because I'm wondering if you've considered to be thematic to the night you're planning if you want to change the the alignment cards to something a bit more thematic.  If you're doing that already then great.  Just seeing if there are neat little ways you can tweak Roll Player so you're still playing the game but it has themed elements.  

Can you expand on this?

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

So is Roll Player just making the characters then and then they adventure with them?  Is everything in the game being played the traditional way otherwise?

That's what I was thinking.  The best character to win the game may not be the best character to take on an adventure.  So I want them to keep that in their minds and make a decision.

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

Can you expand on this?

Yes.  So from what I THINK I understand is they are playing Roll Player the standard way...and then they go out on their adventure yes?

If that is the case, I'm just wondering do you maybe either create your own alignment cards with fun Christmas themed titles instead of "Protector" ... "Maniac" etc.  Looking at little things like the titles or alignments and coming up with Christmas themed goofy ones.

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4 minutes ago, tgpumpkin said:

I'm asking because I'm wondering if you've considered to be thematic to the night you're planning if you want to change the the alignment cards to something a bit more thematic.  If you're doing that already then great.  Just seeing if there are neat little ways you can tweak Roll Player so you're still playing the game but it has themed elements.  

 

2 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Can you expand on this?

Are you saying take the evil out?

 

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

Yes.  So from what I THINK I understand is they are playing Roll Player the standard way...and then they go out on their adventure yes?

If that is the case, I'm just wondering do you maybe either create your own alignment cards with fun Christmas themed titles instead of "Protector" ... "Maniac" etc.  Looking at little things like the titles or alignments and coming up with Christmas themed goofy ones.

That's a good idea.  Maybe I can come up with some special things in the market.  Egg Nog healing potion.  It will help in the adventure, but not in Roll Player.

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