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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...

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’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?

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Timothy Peter F June 25, 2022 1:44 pm UTC
The combination packs of PDF and either Softcover or Hardcover seemed to be marked up. If you buy them separately, the price would be cheaper. Is this intended?
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Abraham Z November 13, 2021 6:41 pm UTC
This looks like the perfect game for the holidays! If you are handing out review copies, I would love to feature it in my Youtube channel; is there an email where I can contact you?
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Jonathan G November 16, 2021 7:00 pm UTC
Hi Abraham
You can email me at
I shall look forward to hearing from you. :-)
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Sean D October 13, 2021 1:41 am UTC
Wish the publisher could have made the tiny effort to include a preview pdf so I could tell if it's something I'd want to buy. Oh well.
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Jonathan G October 15, 2021 10:10 am UTC
Thanks for your feedback. That oversight has now been corrected.
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Sean D October 18, 2021 2:48 am UTC
Thank you and thanks for being gracious about it despite me being a jerk about it. It looks awesome.
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Jonathan G November 16, 2021 7:01 pm UTC
Thank you, Sean. I'm still new to this self-publishing lark, and didn't realise you could post preview pages. So, thanks again for the heads up. :-)
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Eric R B December 16, 2022 5:46 pm UTC
For the record, the preview sold me on this game.
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