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Sunday, December 20, 2015

The third annual Krampus Game!


(Third annul Krampus Game , Quick Run down, inaccuracies due to foul memory)

This years Krampus game was run under the cypher system, specifically “The Strange” subset of rules.

Our team who work for a investigative unit reminiscent of the TV show Warehouse 13 have been tasked to find out why a recursion known as “Halloween land,” (which comes in the form of a Jumanji like board game) was suddenly plunging into winter. Such things just don't happen and could be a threat to reality as we know it so off we went.

This was not our groups first encounter with Halloween Land as back in October we were sucked into the board game and had to find our way out. Naturally this lead to none of our character really wanting to have anything to do with that place again. in the end ALL OF reality is a big place and it was up to us to save it.

In we went, and indeed the seasons were changing in a recursion that was supposed to be all Halloween all the time. The trick or' treaters huddling for warmth in the local pub drinking their dank drinks and eating soft candy. 

We started asking questions. Well sort of, one of our number Dr. Phoenix came though the transition in the form of a half dressed goblin, a thing that does not even raise eyebrows in ole' Halloween town. And Douglas Trent set about getting himself a costume by druggie a patron and stripping them in the bathroom.

Jenny and Shamus both investigative types, Shemus because that's what he is good at, and Jenny because she looks for trouble, started 
digging around for info.

The characters found information concerning the big top near the center of town so we left the bar.
(Much to the parties delight we did discover that a witches broom if thrown returns the the thrower a bit like Thor's hammer.)

During our trip we were ambushed in an alleyway  by a troop of  Gingerbread Ninjas or  "Ninja-bread men".
No light weights these guys were stale and hard as stone.
Sheamus noted that there were softened by exposure to milk, but who the hell has that much milk?
We fought them and were beginning to wipe the royal icing of the  bastards when another problem reared it's ugly head.

It woudl seem that while we were fighting the Ninja-breadmen a large jack-o-lantern headed scarecrow golem had snuck up on us from the other side!

Surrounded we had no choice but fight on and in time the group dispatched the Ninja Crackers and turned our full attention to the golem. Luckily Douglass Trent was smart enough to set the thing flame, and Jenny extinguished the monsters own internal candles, all in all it took the whole team to take the beast down.


Also along the way we stopped by the tent of the “man with Five heads” this cryptic beast had a sign outside his door that read “do not enter alone” so naturally we went in as group. The creature was a man with one central head and four smaller sub-head around its mid rift, each of these sub heads was gagged and unable to speak.

We asked the creature if it knew what was going on , and it said, “Yes but it was a secret it could only tell one of us.”
remember that don't go in alone sign? Jenny was having none of this proposed alone time, but Shamus though it might be worth the risk. The party discussed the decision for a few moments and kind of decided Shamus is a grown ass man and can do what he wants so we left him alone with the five headed creepy guy.
A few seconds latter Shamus was ejected from the tent, beat up and dazed with no memory of what kind of abuse he had just endured. Naturally he was pissed so he went back in looking for his attacker and the five headed man was gone. We only hope Shamus can get over it.

After a few more minutes we arrived at the big top only to find a meeting of village elders in progress. It seems that the elders were all pointing fingers at each other and placing blame for the on set of winter, talking about rules and tenants of Halloween land. The party interrupted and explained we were here to help, then because our own round of blaming people, particularly the witch that made the jack-o-lantern golem that tried to kill us.

In the middle of all this craziness, the KRAMPUS appeared in a puff of smoke, and claimed gingerbread dragon which once summoned breathed sticky frosting all over us, which while delicious did some serious damage.

We were all prepared to meet our gum drop button doom, when Douglass Trent came up with a masterful idea, he challenged the dragon not to a fight but to a battle of riddles!
The riddels flew and Douglass came out on top banishing the Krampus's Champion, with this blow to his power and his plan in tatters the Krampus said a few threatening words and also retreated back to his own recursion. Halloween land was saved!
dominion of the land , or at least the desire to challenge for it. The Krampus picked as his champion a giant

There was much rejoicing in the big top but our party had had enough of this in sane land that was stuck in the world of costumes and candy. We shifted back to our own recusion of Earth and reported what we had found.

And so ended the third edition of Krampus .
While defeated the demon was not destroyed so he lives to harass us for another year!



-Mark