‘TWAS – The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a brand new interactive adventure in Jonathan Green’s ACE Gamebooks series. 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, ‘TWAS will also feature a storyline based on the legends of Krampus the Christmas Devil, a horrific, horned demon who punishes children who have misbehaved, swatting them with bundles of birch branches and carting them off within a basket strapped to his back.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…
And then the clock strikes thirteen and you wake to hear a thud downstairs. Investigating, you discover that your home has been invaded by two red-cloaked, and bearded, strangers.
Before you know what is happening, Krampus the Christmas Devil has abducted Santa Claus, and it’s up to you to save Saint Nick before Christmas Day dawns and the cruel, birch-wielding, goat-legged one usurps his position and takes his place forever.
He knows if you’ve been good or bad, so be good for goodness sake…
‘TWAS – The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a dark 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, until finally battling your way through Santa’s workshop – if you make it that far!
From sentient snowmen to lethal toys, ‘TWAS – The Krampus Night Before Christmas has it all, all wrapped up in Tony Hough’s fantastically dark artwork – the master illustrator of the nightmarish, the unusual, and the fantastic. To be published by Snowbooks in three different formats (eBook, paperback and a special limited edition collector’s hardback), rewards on offer to backers of the Kickstarter include signed hardbacks, ARU game rolls, custom dice and playing cards, and a Stuffed Stocking, limited to 100 backers, which includes rewards worth over £100 for only £80. Also, every backer’s name will appear in the Acknowledgements in every edition of the book!
The ‘TWAS – The Krampus Night Before Christmas Kickstarter is funding now and will conclude on January 31st.