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Encounter Conditions

Christmas 2011

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A student waves you over. "Hey, it's our annual Abominable Snowman contest! Wanna help out? Or just look at the snowmen?"

"It's a good time either way, promise." He grins at you, seeming honestly happy.

Summary of Choices

  1. Help out
  2. Look at snowmen
  3. Where are the trees? - Unlocks "Sing Along" choice.
  4. Sing along - Nothing?
  5. Sing about OmniMall (With OmniCarols active)
  6. Sing about wassailing (With Classic Carols active)
  7. No thanks

Choice Text and Results

Help out

evilsnowman.jpg

You help one of the teams roll up some monstrous snowmen. It's good exercise and you're able to creep them out with your excess of inspiration.

You've earned 2 XP in Strength

You've earned 2 XP in Will

or

You help one of the teams roll up some teeny tiny little snowmen. It's delicate work, but it goes quickly when you work with a team.

You've earned 2 XP in Reflexes

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Look at snowmen

evilsnowman.jpg

You wander through the display, taking a look at the arrayed snowmen. Most of them are pretty bland, but a couple are actually kind of scary.

You've earned 2 XP in Perception

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Or

snowparty.jpg

You wander through the display, taking a look at the arrayed snowmen. There are some scary ones, but the vast majority are adorable little ones.

They make it pretty hard to feel threatened.

You've earned 2 XP in Perception

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Or

Field-of-Snowmen.jpg

Deep in the throng of snowmen, you find a rather nice top hat. It's fallen to the ground and powdered with snow, but it's hard to say which snowman it came from.

You found: silk top hat

Where are the trees?

"Oh, yeah, OmniTech really screwed things up last year. Some crazy thing with one of their viral marketing gimmicks being an actual computer virus and being weaponized by some subversive group. It all started here, as it turns out. The chancellor was pissed. The whole thing was pretty crazy, sorry if you missed it." He takes a breath.

"Oh, right, trees. Um, yeah, so they decided to help make it up for us by giving us a bunch of Christmas trees. Pretty nice, huh?"

"We're giving them away for a song." He gives you an exaggerated wink.

Sing along

He scratches his head. "I think you're a little confused about the concept of caroling. I mean, that's not even really ironic caroling… maybe it's post-ironic caroling."

He wanders off, muttering something to himself about node poems.

Sing about OmniMall

First time only:

ChristmasTree.jpg

He chuckles drily. "Oh man, that's great. Really ironic."

He suddenly looks around shiftily and motions for you to follow. Between two of the campus buildings, you find a small stash of christmas trees.

He hands one of them to you. "Merry Christmas!"

You found: fake christmas tree

Subsequent times:
He hums along. "That's pretty good, but don't think you're getting another tree out of it. I'm on to you and your caroling ways."

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Sing about wassailing

First time only:

ChristmasTree.jpg

He claps excitedly. "Oh man, the real classics."

He suddenly looks around shiftily and motions for you to follow. Between two of the campus buildings, you find a small stash of christmas trees.

He hands one of them to you. "Merry Christmas!"

You found: fake christmas tree

No thanks

The student nods. "Alright, well, come back anytime, I guess. We're only here 'til Christmas, so not too long."

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