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Encounter Conditions

Christmas, 2011 Onwards

Initial Text

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? (If you have not yet asked this year)
  4. Sing about wassailing (With Classic Carols active)
  5. No thanks

And previously:

  1. Where are the trees? - Unlocks "Sing Along" choice.
  2. Sing along - Nothing?
  3. Sing about OmniMall (With OmniCarols active)

Choice Text and Results

Help out


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.

It seems like one of them dropped a soggy scrap of paper, but nobody claims it.

You found: snowy receipt

You've earned 2 XP in Strength

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Look at snowmen


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



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



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

Sing about wassailing

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

"I don't have much in the way of wassail… but I do have some hot cocoa. It'll keep you warm almost as well."

You found: holiday hot cocoa

No thanks

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

See Walk Away

Where are the trees? (From 2019 on)

"You know that crazy girl who's always on the Quad selling books? Turns out she convinced a bunch of donors to buy overpriced trees for the students, so we got a bunch of trees and a bunch of cred to pay for stuff like the giant projection on the dorms."

He adjusts his glasses in appreciation. "It's a pretty neat trick, I think she learned it on the Halloween committee. She even got some grant money from some art institute as long as part of it goes to art tools. Anyway, she used her dark magic to conjure up enough trees for everyone on the nice list."

Unlocks ability to get a fake Christmas tree from the Abominable Snowman Leaderboard if you have helped enough.


See below for a history of previous messages from previous years:

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