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Warmer in the Winter is a roleplaying game where the players recreate the general tone of heartwarming Christmas and Holiday romance movies such as those often seen on the Hallmark or Lifetime networks. It also works well for light hearted dramadeys such as The Good Witch or Gilmore Girls.

Huge thanks go out to Vincent and Meguey Baker for Apocalypse World and the Powered by the Apocalypse game system. Additionally, a huge thanks goes out to Avery Alder for Simple World and Monsterhearts, both based on Apocalypse World themselves. Some text from Simple Worlds is reproduced here. Monsterhearts was a huge inspiration and much of this game is effectively just a hack of Monsterhearts, hence my tongue in cheek note that Warmer in the Winter is “Powered by the Heart.”

Additionally, we’re playing around a bit with some ideas inspired by Kids on Bikes by Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski.

This game is a work in progress that I’m frantically trying to kick out the door before Christmas. It’s pretty rough around the edges, but I think there are some fun stories to be told with it. I look forward to refining this in future.

Finally, I’d love to give a huge thanks to my wife, Kristen, whose love of Christmas movies knows no bounds and did a lot of work helping me nail down the roles as well as Zachary Gourley and Evan Perlman for helping me work out some of the altered terminology.

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John L May 21, 2020 8:11 pm UTC
Have you guys worked on this any further? I would love to use this as a basis to get people into RPGs that normally aren't interested. A few example settings would be great as well.
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William L June 06, 2020 3:36 pm UTC
We haven't recently, but that is a great idea. Maybe we could get something together for a "Christmas in July."
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John L June 20, 2020 12:21 am UTC
I would be interested in that. I have some ideas.
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