The Krampus Night Before Christmas
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Tony Hough
First published by Snowbooks in 2019
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...
And then the clock strikes thirteen and you wake to hear a thud downstairs. Investigating, you discover that your home has been invaded by two red-cloaked, and bearded, strangers. Before you know what is happening, Krampus the Christmas Devil has abducted Santa Claus, and it's up to you to save Saint Nick before Christmas Day dawns and the cruel, birch-wielding, goat-leggéd one usurps the generous gift-giver's position, taking his place forever.
He knows if you've been good or bad, so be good for goodness sake...
Throughout the course of the adventure, YOU decide which path to take, which risks to brave, and even which of the strange creatures you will meet along the way to engage in battle. Success is by no means certain and you may well fail to complete the adventure at your first attempt. However, with experience, skill, and maybe even a little luck, each new attempt should bring you closer to your ultimate goal. But whether you succeed in your quest will be down to the choices YOU make.
'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a darkly festive fantasy adventure in which YOU, the reader, must battle the anti-Santa Krampus to save Father Christmas, and the festive season itself. Along the way you will take part in a dramatic sleigh ride and encounter various mythological Yuletide entities, before finally battling your way through Santa's workshop at the North Pole - if YOU make it that far!
Also available: 'TWAS - The Roleplaying Game Before Christmas.
Foreign language editions: Hungarian.
Resources: 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas Adventure Sheet.