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Monster Blizzard Heading for Northeast U.S.

Midgard Legends coverThe National Weather Service is reporting that a blizzard of unusual size and ferocity might be heading for the Northeastern United States. According to Bloomberg the storm has the potential to dump two feet of snow on Boston and eastern Massachusetts, potentially causing power outages and leaving 10 inches in New York City.

Curled up in our cozy warrens with mugs of gourd juice, the kobolds hope that lights remain continual for everyone in the big storm. And hey, careful with those torches and lanterns if your warren is flammable.

What gaming do we all recommend to the snowbound?

14 Replies to "Monster Blizzard Heading for Northeast U.S."


February 7, 2013 at 11:46am

I recommend The Frostfur Captives, a Pathfinder Society module. Great single-session fun with a wintry theme. :)


Todd the Bladesmith

February 7, 2013 at 11:48am

Extra firewood split and stacked up. Hot cocoa ready to go. Snow blower gassed and test fired. It’ll be movies and board games for us this time.


February 7, 2013 at 12:17pm

Something in a tropical-flavor board game might be good. Puerto Rico, maybe, or Tikal.

James Wylie

February 7, 2013 at 1:42pm

Jacob’s Well, a survival horror adventurer that takes place while waiting out a blizzard at a small trading post/hunting lodge. Published in Dungeon Magazine several years ago. The early nineties maybe?

Todd the Bladesmith

February 7, 2013 at 2:29pm

@Wolfgang – Tropical? No way! You must embrace the north wind, laugh in it’s face!

Marc Radle

February 7, 2013 at 9:21pm

I’m one of those folks in the north east and I am not looking forward to this! Luckily I have plenty of work to keep me busy … unless we lose power … then I’m hosed! :)

Steven Hammond

February 8, 2013 at 5:26am

I’m right at ground zero for this in Massachusetts. I’m hoping the power stays on long enough for me to finish editing my next “Treasure by the Pound” article. Then maybe a session of “Wyrm Rhyme Saga” (http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrm-rhyme-saga) the Viking/Dragon Hunt campaign I’m currently running. If the weather is too bad to get the crew together for that, then Small World or Last Night on Earth with family seems likely.

Frank "Grayhawk" Huminski

February 8, 2013 at 7:12am

Arkham Horror is appropriate, especially if trying to defeat Ithaqua.
Carcassone Winter Edition?


February 8, 2013 at 10:04am

Snowball fights… lol. Any cold themed game is perfect, provided there are plenty of hot toddies to go around!


February 8, 2013 at 11:09am

Wyrm Rhyme sounds good to me: Vikings AND a Dragon Hunt? Perfect

And oddly enough, I was one of the editors on “Jacob’s Well” back in the early 90s. I’m glad it is remembered: I thought that was one of the standout adventures from that period.

Seems like people are prepared to laugh at Boreas for sure. Good luck!


February 8, 2013 at 12:37pm



February 8, 2013 at 4:15pm

Pah! My Canadian viking blood laughs at your feet of snow! and then huddles for warmth when the power dies and my precious photoshop won’t run.


February 9, 2013 at 3:22pm

The radio just said 1/2 a million people without power out thataway so far, and overnight windchill will take the temp below 0 in some places tonight. Good luck, any kobolds out there!

Todd the Bladesmith

February 9, 2013 at 3:42pm

Well, it’s done here. It ended up being a little windy, but nowhere near what was predicted. We got about 14″ of pretty heavy snow.

Finished cleanup around noon.

We wound up playing Icewind Dale. :)