The holiday season may be over, but don't you often hear people talking about wanting it to be Christmas all year 'round? Also, for Christmas products to be out in time for Christmas, that means they've gotta get funded early. And that's where we have 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas, a new adventure book that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a brand new adventure gamebook (a multi-path book, very much in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure or Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks), inspired by the poem A Visit From Saint Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore, as well as other winter- or festive-themed classics, such as Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, and John Masefield's The Box of Delights. It will be the fifth title in the ongoing ACE Gamebooks series.
'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a darkly festive fantasy adventure in which YOU, the reader, must battle the anti-Santa Krampus to save Father Christmas, and the festive season itself. Along the way you will take part in a dramatic sleigh ride and encounter various mythological Yuletide entities, before finally battling your way through Santa's workshop at the North Pole - if you make it that far!
From sentient snowmen to lethal toys, this gamebook has it all, and the icing on the cake is Tony Hough's fantastically dark artwork. Rewards on offer to backers include signed hardbacks, ARU game rolls, custom dice and playing cards, and a Stuffed Stocking reward, limited to 100 backers, which includes rewards worth over £100 for only £80.
The book will be written by me, Jonathan Green, an experienced gamebook author with more than 70 published books to my name, along with various short stories, comics strips, and magazine articles.
The campaign's about 5/8 of the way to its goal with still 27 days left to go.