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Ode to Thanksgiving Day Gaming

Well, here we are at Thanksgiving, and the start of the Holiday Season.

I had been planning to come up with a holiday entry for Dungeon’s new Design a Holiday Dungeon Contest, and had a great idea for a Thanksgiving Day themed adventure.  I was going to base it upon a group of colonists fighting off the indigenous natives, whose territory they had recently invaded for the King. But something has gone terribly wrong and they have to call upon a Band of Adventurers to save them.  For the natives have called upon their elder demon god, Turkedor the Gobbler, who was decimating the hapless colonists, by tearing their legs off and eating them like drumsticks! 

Well, nice thought, but that might be a bit too tongue-in-cheek.

Ok, so how about creating a mini-adventure in which a Necromancer creates an undead horror from the middens of a castle after a massive feast.  The Midden Beast would be a delicious smelling, but dire foe, made from the mostly devoured carcasses of roasted turkeys and armored in oyster shells, leaving trails of greasy gravy wherever it stalked its prey.  It would kill by hurling scalding sugared yams, that would stick like napalm to burn its prey to death.  It would have plenty of ammo, because seriously, who eats yams? 

Perhaps a that might be a bit too nauseating after we all stuff ourselves on Turkey Day.

Of course, I could still develop the primeval adventure, in a Lost World setting, fraught with dinosaurs and erupting volcanoes. In order to escape this terrible place, the Adventurers would be forced to help a village of cave men hunt down a pack of their most feared enemies – the dreaded Veloci-turkeys!

Hmmm… probably already been done on the Syfy Channel.

Honestly, I really look forward to reading the entries for the Holiday Themed Adventure Contest by Dungeon’s, and just wanted to give it a “thumbs up” and a plug here at the start of the Season.  And by the way, if anyone wants to use my ideas as a springboard, I’d be flattered… and possibly a little scared.

So to all my fellow Gamers out there, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day.  And if you’re from some place that doesn’t celebrate the holiday, I hope you have a great Thursday too!

And now I have to get back to cooking my own Holiday Feast, before it ends up turning into a Midden Beast!

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!

About The Author

Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.


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