Two weeks ago, Bartoneus asked about how frequently you visit your friendly (or not so friendly) local game store. 26% of you said several times a year, indicating many of you who just pop in when you need to (perhaps around the holiday season for gifts) but aren’t regulars. However, 19% of you go several times a month (and presumably buying something at least some of those times.) I really have to salute the 2 of you that go every day to your game store: either you work there, or it’s an awesome place to hang out.
Wizards of the Coast is running a contest to design a winter Holiday-themed encounter. Without giving away what I did (I’ll share when it’s done), I ran a playtest of it on Saturday as a session of my campaign. The bad guys were fought on a wintery map, complete with thin ice to slide on and fall through. I’ve run a few adventures in wintery climes (they go hand in hand with frost giants, after all) and it does add an extra flavor above and beyond the normal temperate adventures. Heck, they even did a whole book about it.
That’s my way of using gaming to introduce this real world question:
Justify away. And if you want to say which is your favorite to run a game in… you can do that too.
Here’s some previous winter questions, should it strike your fancy: