The Grinch Who Stole Festivus

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EX3 – The Grinch Who Stole Festivus

A combo of Festivus and the Grinch Who Stole Xmas.

  • The Airing of Grievances – PC should look to each other’s hindrances
  • Feats of Strength – must defeat host family in combat (all non-lethal – just run as normal). But they do have to pin Frank at the end of the combat.
    • Need to play up the annoying Castanza family – special powers
  • The Festivus Pole was stolen by the Grinch – a nasty-ass troll with his killer reindeer

Plot (if you can call it that)

  • Notice check in a random level of CG reveals a secret door to a small alcove. There is a pedestal with a small crystal dome. Looking inside the crystal reveals a small village – the people in the village move about and a light snow falls.
  • There is no trap – the snow globe itself is the “trap” – touching it in any way, even with an object, triggers a blinding flash that brings people into the village.
  • The village is preparing for Festivus.
  • After the first two events, the pole is discovered missing. This is important as no holiday wish will be granted. This is key for the PCs – they will be trapped here forever!
  • They track the thief to a nearby cave
  • Battle the troll, put up the pole!

Key NPCs

  • Frank Stanza
    • “I was born in Ytali. I has always irked me that I could not become Mayor because if it”
    • “Tranquility Now!” Spirit check or sit down and rest for a round
    • Phobia – mice
  • George Stanza
    • Works in Import/Export
    • Affinity for bathrooms
    • Was to be married, but his wife die during wedding preparations.
    • Brilliant, in a weaselly way (gets a free attempt Trick each round)
  • Estelle Stanza
    • Sleeps in separate beds due to her “jimmy-arms” – during combat, auto hit nearest person with a jimmy arm – str + d4 damage + normal action
  • Grinch
    • Steals Festivus pole (and all the town’s present’s/decorations) during the festivities
    • His main power is the ability to summon other Christmas Villains once per round plus a tough old bird (basically a Troll).
      • Bumble – Henchman with 3 wounds (no wild die)
      • Heat Miser – Henchman – wild die only – fire trappings
      • Forst Miser – Henchman – wild die only – cold trappings
      • Summon as needed to make the encounter challenging.
    • Be sure to recite a stanza of “Your a Mean One, Mr Grinch” after the Grinch’s action


  • The Bro
  • Festivus Pole – acts as Rope Trick – but must do Airing of Grievances to enter, Test of Strength to get out.

The Grinch Who Stole Festivus

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