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Warmer In The Winter


Warmer in the Winter is a tabletop roleplaying game about finding love in a cozy winter world. It is inspired by Hallmark and Lifetime style holiday romances such as The Spirit of Christmas, Let It Snow, and A Royal Christmas but the system works equally well for romantic dramedies in the vein of Gilmore Girls and Good Witch.

Here you will follow the denizens of a nosy small town, a tight knit group of urban friends, outsiders, and more as they mature, fall in love, strengthen their bonds with each other, and learn the meaning of the season. Enjoy the smell of espresso in the corner coffee shop, revel in the warmth of the fire at the inn down the lane, defend the community park against the plans to pave it over, and stumble over your words in front of the stranger with the sparkling eyes.

The game is Powered by the Apocalypse, using the same engine for many popular games and zines like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Girl Underground. With some inspiration drawn from teen drama Monsterhearts but filtered through a rosy, cozy lens, it might even be fun to say that Warmer in the Winter is Powered by the Heart. 

Warmer in the Winter is geared toward brief stories of a few sessions or even oneshots. The game contains a variety of sample side characters, locations, and scheme prompts that players can use to quickly tailor their experience or even get the creative juices flowing to craft their own cozy world with a minimum of prep time.


Art by Megan Rhoden. Graphic Design by Matthew Kimbrough.

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Michael D September 03, 2021 9:30 am UTC
Can this game be run with two people total? (This is a dealbreaker for me.)
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William L September 21, 2021 4:27 am UTC
I would say that it's made with 4-6 in mind to offer more personality interplay and competing goals, but I think it would be doable with just two. That would require the Matchmaker to upgrade a few of the NPCs that they are handling to more of a "main character" status or to allow the other player to play multiple characters, though that's not a scenario spelled out in the rules.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 28, 2021.
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