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December 21st, 2008

It's the Christmas/Hannukah/Winter Solstice/Kwanza/etc Season! @ 07:56 pm

saadiira:
So, in keeping with that, I'm going to ask: Ever work that sort of thing into your gaming? Ever see it done? Was it an holiday similar to ours, or unique to your game world? What sort of problems/issues may have come with it?

If you've not done it/seen it done, might you consider doing so? What might happen if you did?

(And sorry for the long absence. RL and my bad, as was chasing shinies...)

-Dira-

PS: Hope you are all having a wonderful, fun, and safe holiday season, online and IRL both!
 
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From:eruditeviking
Date:December 22nd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
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Most of the religious style festivals I incorporate into games are either memorials of events (battles, martyrdoms, etc), or more traditionally agrarian in nature (plantings, harvests, etc). These appear more akin to Oktoberfest than Christmas. There are some occasions where things, depending on the deity in question, do mirror things for Chanukah specifically festivals of lights.

What we know of as Christmas is an amalgamation of no less than four major religious groups including limited Nordic, Roman, Christian, Jewish, and probably several Celtic festivals rather rolled up into one big shindig.

Happy Solstice.