[SPRINGFIELD, MO, December 2021] — After receiving over 300% funding through Kickstarter, the Zinequest 3 project Warmer in the Winter is ready for wide release. The role playing game about finding love in a cozy winter world has been sent to backers and is now available on DriveThruRPG and Itch.io for all fans of Hallmark or Lifetime style holiday romance movies.
The game is Powered by the Apocalypse, using the same engine for many popular games and zines like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Girl Underground. It is inspired by Hallmark and Lifetime style holiday romances such as The Spirit of Christmas, Let It Snow, and A Royal Christmas but the system works equally well for romantic dramedies in the vein of Gilmore Girls and Good Witch.
Warmer in the Winter is geared toward brief stories of a few sessions or even oneshots. The game contains a variety of sample side characters, locations, and scheme prompts that players can use to quickly tailor their experience and sixteen different playbooks offering a different angle for everyone.
Gamenomicon is an indie game publisher focusing primarily on roleplaying games. Founded by Will Lentz, it has run the successful Kickstarter campaign for Warmer in the Winter as well as publishing the popular one page game “One White Eye” and the associated Second Guess System. Its premier product is the alt history 1980s game, “Party First.”