Looking for contributions for the Dungeon World section! Any little bit helps. :)

Looking for contributions for the Dungeon World section! Any little bit helps. 🙂

Looking for contributions for the Dungeon World section! Any little bit helps. 🙂

Originally shared by Phillip Wessels

Happenings in Christmas Village Day 9 #HiCV

A 25 day community collaboration of magical holiday joy for queer gamers

HiCV will be fully released on a Christmas Day, Sunday December 25th, as an online zine filled with content for games like Dungeon World and Monsterhearts. During Christmas weekend I will be running sessions using its content and I welcome anyone & everyone to participate!

The roleplaying community is fantastic and supportive. We have an opportunity to shine and bring some of that goodness to our fellow gamers who are queer and may not have high hopes for an enjoyable Christmas this year. As you may or may not know, being queer around the holidays can be a rough experience, as many queer folks do not have relationships with their families. The reality for a lot of queer people is that if they do not have holiday plans with friends, they do not have holiday plans. Let’s fill any voids out there with some roleplaying magic! The aim is to provide content for a light, warm, playful experience. As a note, queer people don’t necessarily want play that is heavy with queer issues.

If you have any questions, please ask.


Each day I will post an element (see below), simply to help give inspiration. These are not binding; please submit what you want. There will be several forms for submitting different content for the different games. You can also post contributions in the comments. Please assume I will be curating, editing and cutting content, although I aim to be as inclusive as possible.


Take inspiration from any of these in making your submissions.

The first day of Christmas gave: SNOW

The second day of Christmas gave: BELLS

The third day of Christmas gave: HOLLY

The fourth day of Christmas gave: TINSEL

The fifth day of Christmas gave: HEARTHS

The sixth day of Christmas gave: MISTLETOE

The seventh day of Christmas gave: ELVES

The eighth day of Christmas gave: CANDIES

The ninth day of Christmas gave: SPIRITS

See the submissions so far: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wILOZp94yZWAUHoTgjImcSmW3GEJdwAW98a8aPGcgVk/edit?usp=sharing


Submit an impression – An impression is a short colorful detail. Think: senses, cultural indicators, background going-ons. https://goo.gl/forms/wOYPUgEFhxXUdvFq1

Submit a set piece – A set piece is a trap, obstacle or machination within a scene. https://goo.gl/forms/lJ6srt6J5ZSboGyN2

Submit a microfront – A microfront is a present danger that can escalate within a single scene or session. https://goo.gl/forms/inAMjJ5sPBMaiL6J2

Submit a compendium class – A compendium class is a collection of moves a player gains access to after something special happens to them. After taking the first move, they may take the other moves as improvements. https://goo.gl/forms/bf7vNHzqI4CW59W53

Submit an ally/hireling/follower – These characters will help the player, upon a condition, a favor or simple payment. https://goo.gl/forms/vPzXz7RFIhKvExDj1

Submit an item – Items can be any object, but if you submit one it should be something special or magical. https://goo.gl/forms/lOjgU1DcY9g1M6J33

Submit a monster/enemy – Monsters and enemies are NPC adversaries usually facing the players as an immediate danger. https://goo.gl/forms/aWGPZpOX0g7p6xzM2


Bellhome Village, an old, quaint, snowy town ramping up its Christmas festivities and forcing its youth into traditions they neither need nor want. It’s the 12 day countdown clock of holiday hell.

Submit a scene location – School’s out for the holidays. What are the good haunts around Bellhome? https://goo.gl/forms/BldWH5JudeYmatIn2

Submit a skin to include – Suggested skins to use while using Bellhome. List a skin, the in-story context, and a leading question. https://goo.gl/forms/cuM3bm0x3ShH0Pen1

Submit a festivity – Every day of the 12 days will be a different festivity. A couple are already decided: the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, and the Christmas Play. https://goo.gl/forms/Zwnhnn4HhyxUkMbt2

Submit a stringy Secret Santa gift – You give a gift. Maybe it’s a hate-gift, maybe it’s a love gift, maybe you just don’t give a damn. It’s the thought that counts, so what exactly are you thinking? https://goo.gl/forms/vWlREInURh4cCnw53

Submit a role for the Christmas Play – A mishmash of scenes and musical numbers from secular stories. Plus the birth of Baby Jesus. Each role comes with 2 special micromoves, one of which gets you a string on another performer, while the other gets you a string on the entire town. For example: Mary – Step in front of someone else into the spotlight; Santa – Say “ho ho ho!” https://goo.gl/forms/SAVIXggdsjxT5rXt2

Pitch in on Krampus, a new skinhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1NjZ8i_WU5MpcemM8sG4pa9pIaV0JpRMoNmEpp018xTs/edit?usp=sharing (comments are enabled)

You can also submit feedback anonymously: https://goo.gl/forms/F3YYB2ydrUJUjOGq1