Now, I've done holidays inside of RPGs before. My favorite has usually been Halloween in D&D. That's no-brainer right there, especially if you use zombies.
I don't think I've ever done Christmas in Space before, though, and definitely not in Stars Without Number. I'm not exactly sure what I should do. Something horrific, of course. Cthulhu Claus. Yeah. I like the sound of that. Well, maybe that wouldn't the the best Christmas present for the players, but it would be one heck of a present for me. Ho ho ho.
I supposed, at the very least, the characters should exchange gifts. I'll let them mull that over in their minds. Great - not only do they need to really go shopping, they have to go virtually shopping as well! ;)
So has anyone else put Christmas into their games? Anything good come out of it? Anything horrible?
Here is the timeline, for what it is worth:
|2/2/3200||The Reprieve blasts out of Perimeter Station Nine.|
|2/7/3200||Arrival at Three Sisters system.|
|2/9/3200||Exploration of the Biotonics Ark 3 begins.|
|2/15/3200||Arrival at Ukraine system.|
|2/19/3200||Alpha Team captures a Ukrainian Patrol Boat.|
|2/25/3200||Escape to Three Sisters system.|
|2/28/3200||Beginning of the construction of Beachhead Base.|
|6/11/3200||Completion of Beachhead Base.|
|6/28/3200||Arrival at Banyan system.|
|7/1/3200||Alpha Team delivers gun printer to the Brambles.|
|7/2/3200||Lifter pyramid explored.|
|8/2/3200||Arrival at Tunguska system.|
|8/3/3200||Submerged Jump Portal discovered in ocean.|
|9/4/3200||Ship building activities complete.|
|10/3/3200||Arrival at Thomas Jefferson.|
|10/4/3200||Alpha Team encounters Warchou and Berserkers.|
|10/24/3200||The court-martial and execution of Lt. O'Brien.|
|11/21/3200||Arrival at Levant system.|
|11/24/3200||Alpha Team acquires the Molten Rain.|
|12/8/3200||Refueling stop at Tunguska reveals mystery ship.|
|12/9/3200||Alpha Team meets Charles Shuttleworth.|
|12/24/3200||Arrival at Beachhead Base on Christmas Eve.|
Ho ho ho!