ACE Gamebooks Roleplay publishes rules-lite roleplaying games that are suitable both for beginners and established gaming groups. Many have been developed from Jonathan Green's ACE Gamebooks.
The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Tony Hough
First published by ACE Gamebooks Roleplay in 2020
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...
That is until Krampus the Christmas Devil turns up and abducts Santa Claus, even as he is delivering presents to the sleeping household. But as the old goat is trussing him up in a sack, Saint Nick draws upon the magic of Christmas to bring a group of Toys to life.
Charged with rescuing the jolly old elf, the party sets out to save Santa before Christmas Day dawns and the cruel, birch-wielding demon usurps his position – taking his place forever!
What follows is an epic quest, as the Toys battle their way through first the house, and then a wintry wilderness, before finally facing off against Krampus and his minions at the heart of Father Christmas’s weaponised polar workshop.
He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake...
’TWAS – The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas is a rules-lite RPG for 2-7 Players, inspired by the legends and literature of Christmas.
Designed to be picked up and played with minimal preparation, it nonetheless includes a well-developed character creation system, as well as rules for combat and magic. It is ideal for a festive gaming session with an established group, or as an alternative to the games usually played on Christmas Day.
Do you have what it takes to save Santa and avert a Christmas catastrophe?