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Newbiespud 25th Oct 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Story time x2 combo! Tell a story about a custom-made holiday/cultural event (not based on an already existing holiday) in one of your games.

We've also got Fallout is Dragons, and it's a doozy. Reportedly one of the most fun sessions we've had in a while, but I'll let you be the judge.
Session 27: Libsyn YouTube

72 Comments:

Aegis Steadfast 25th Oct 2014, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Wow, new page and nobody's here. Helloooo? It's so dark in here.
Digo 25th Oct 2014, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Was busy playing Fallout 3. XD

So made up holidays? Okay, there was "First Contact Day" in a space campaign I ran, which celebrated Earth's first contact with an alien race. And the nice thing was that it didn't end badly like Hollywood movies nor,ally depict. In fact, the worst part was a bit of an unintentional exchange of diseases, but that was managed well enough.

So... yeah, FCD was a holiday celebrated by acknowledging the inventions that came about thanks to the two alien species working together, like the Hyperdrive and Cold Fusion. Oh and taking your alien bud drinking. All the PCs liked that part, though I didn't remember it being in my notes...

Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I love fallout 3. Not so much new Vegas, though. The chinese stealth suit is my best friend.
Mykin 25th Oct 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Funny, I'm the opposite. Though it's probably because Fallout 3 keeps crashing on me every 5 minutes while New Vegas doesn't. And stealth has never been my friend, not when you have lasers by your side.
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Stealth suit and the strongest shotgun/melee weapon. I like to get right up to them and hit them with a shotgun blast to the back of the head.
Mykin 25th Oct 2014, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
I never got into melee weapons. Mostly because things tend to kill me quickly when I let them get close to me, stealth or otherwise. I usually see them first from afar though so I just kick up VATS and go for the head.
Aegis Steadfast 25th Oct 2014, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
The metal blaster from the pitt and the stealth suit, manually aimed headshot will instagib anything, reavers and overlords included. Albino scorpions I snuck up with an axe and made thier legs explode.
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
The most powerful shotgun in the game. Even with a huge spread, all you have to do is get that sneak attack. Even deathclaws fall to that combo in short order.
Digo 27th Oct 2014, 4:44 AM edit delete reply
I haven't played New Vegas yet, but I do love me some Stealth+Shotgun combo in the Capitol wasteland. One-shoting a high-level mirelurk without VATS is magic.
Nixitur 25th Oct 2014, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Nixitur
In my opinion, New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 because New Vegas doesn't have Little Lamplight.
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 5:18 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
In any bethesda game, I grab mods to make children killable. Bethesda seems to take great pleasure in making children insufferable assholes. Little lamplight is no more, my friends. Rejoice, for little lamplight is no more!
Destrustor 26th Oct 2014, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Destrustor
I misread "killable" as "likeable" for a moment there.
Thinking the modding community could perform miracles was kinda scary for a second.
Eyepoppee 26th Oct 2014, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
There's a difference between "killable" and "likable"?
Disloyal Subject 26th Oct 2014, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
An 'l' and some arrangement. Minor difference.
Jannard 25th Oct 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Well, there was that music festival in which the bard almost got us all kiled by performing poorly in front of the king, and then going on and performing superbly in front of a neighbouring kingdom's queen.

Then there's the day of Full Blossoms, a sort of spring celebration, only more focused on celebrating the resurrection of a nature god. It's also tradition for the goddess of decay to try and kill said god (again) during that time, so the day of Full Blossoms usually ends up in epic battles for druids and cultists all over the world.
Gavinfoxx 27th Oct 2014, 5:31 AM edit delete reply
Was it in a D20 system? Taking 10 is a thing, people!
Zuche 25th Oct 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Why doesn't anyone expect to find teddy bears in the woods any more? :(
Super_Big_Mac 25th Oct 2014, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Super_Big_Mac
I always expect to find teddy bears everywhere! But usually only three or five, and I usually have to touch them or shoot them, and then it'll open the army door, and I can get to the PaP machine and continue the fight against the zombie horde!
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
They're not in the forest because they're too busy partying in the monster's belly!
you know that guy 25th Oct 2014, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
The bears went home at 6pm.
Mykin 25th Oct 2014, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
The raptors didn't.
Disloyal Subject 26th Oct 2014, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
That's what they want you to think.
Guerilla bears, man. They mess with your head.
Syth 28th Oct 2014, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Per union regulations.
Digo 27th Oct 2014, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
That reminds me of a comment an NPC makes in the Critters book for Shadowrun 4e. They asked why can't any of these mutated animals become fluffier instead of monstrously evil. XD
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Oh! I have a story about that! I gots a dragon holiday! The month of paths. It is a ceremony once every five years, when young dragons are given names, and, consequently, honorary adulthood. The males will leave their broods, and take females to mate with and start broods of their own.

There are big ritualized fights to determine which male has the right to first choice of the newly culturally adult females. The females have the right to refuse, but generally, they want to be with the strongest, so the females also fight to entice potential mates. It's all about who is the strongest and cleverest.
Seanpony Renaud 25th Oct 2014, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Wakes up early to post before that Raxon fellow. FAILS.

I too have a dragon holiday and might steal yours. Mine is basically the Olympics.he winners get to go hunt in one region compete, the winners get to go hunt a magic beast and feed it to a dragon. Most people only kinda sorta believe in the dragon since only the winners get to see the dragon, and she grants them a wish.

Originally it was a pact so she would defend them against the giants in the region but the giants got kinda exterminated and she liked the arrangement and so did the locals so now it's just a holiday.
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
In my setting, dragons like in harem broods. They're born at a 10:1 female to male ratio. Males have harems of around eight to ten females, and can have broods of a few hundred, given that adulthood is declared at or soon after fifty years of age.

I made a whole society for them, with an actual, complex social structure and stuff. No reason, other than world building.
Summoned Singer 25th Oct 2014, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Summoned Singer
Man Raxon, your stuff is the shiznip, please e-mail me the full deets of your dragon culture at chaorexblau[at]gmail.com, I want my dad to use it in our setting.
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Will do!

EDIT: It is sent. Important thing to note is that rank has little to do with social standing. The biggest and strongest have the highest social standing. Their rank is just their duties. Social standing determines who's in charge.
Fury of the Tempest 25th Oct 2014, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
dolphin_scout[at]hotmail.co.uk.

If you'll be so kind and do the same for me?
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Sent to you, as well. Some of the stuff there is purely worldbuilding, such as the different ranks. Ranks, for the most part, aren't exactly rank, but considered more like assigned duties.
Specter 25th Oct 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Dragon holidays? Those seem nice and all, but remind me to move one closes in (never had a encounter with dragons before that wasn't me).

I DMed a game once where a civil war had taken place over trivial matters (the players never bothered to find out why, they were simply hired blades, and could care less). It was getting pretty dark in the beginning of the game, because the amount of refugees that were coming in was simply too much for the camps and neutral third party kingdoms to handle.

Food was the number one concern obviously, but without any treaties or spare hunting grounds nearby, a lot of places went hungry... except where the players were currently stationed. They went ahead and made a pact with a group of elder dragons for food in exchange for a VERY handsome sum, which went down a lot when a few players meta-ed in a few modern day foods (which could be made during those times) such as sandwiches, cake, and what the dragons greatly loved to learn, bacon.

As the game went on, the players noticed (sort of) a number of people who were eating those foods from time to time (the dragons got a lot of money for their knowledge of the food, time after time again). By the end of the war, those foods became so popular, that legend says the food (from origins unknown) was the only reason the war stopped.

So three holidays were made: Holiday of Bacon; day of the Dragons. Holiday of Cake; day of truth and peace. and Holiday of Sandwich; day of Hero's and Adventure.

Little to be said, the "production" of those foods (bacon in particular) was in very high demand.
Draxynnic 25th Oct 2014, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
Unless they're polymorphing beforehand, I'm not sure how much benefit adult dragons would get out of bacon. A typical bacon strip would be like an alfalfa shoot to a dragon, particularly since they don't really have the tooth structure to chew like we do, and I don't think you'd be able to get slices big enough for a dragon to really notice to crisp up. Could be used as a kind of seasoning, I guess - we sprinkle salt and pepper on our food, they sprinkle bacon...
Raxon 25th Oct 2014, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Well, you could get the bacon from mountain giant boars. breed them for gigantism, and they're huge size. Invent enlarge monster, and you have gigantic boars with enough meat to feed whole cities.
Philadelphus 25th Oct 2014, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
A lot of people use bacon as a seasoning. Bacon bits on salad, anyone? Not to mention all the "bacon-flavored salt" and other stuff.
Specter 25th Oct 2014, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Actually, after the campaign and everything was done, we kind of decided to mess with the ending a bit with straight up d20 rolls vs. percent dice. Our luckiest player rolled for a massive increase of bacon production, and Nat. 20ed it. In the end, we were herding pigs in the millions and some of them were as big as cottages. The bacon production got a little out of hand and made so much that we had to start sending the bacon in-mass to every dragon home as charity and hoped for the best. It was really silly of course, but the player who was next on the DM roster decided to continue that game a few generations later with a pig revolt.

Pigs to world population was 55:1.
Raxon 26th Oct 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
You are describing the plot to Black Sheep, except with pigs.
Specter 27th Oct 2014, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I have even heard of that movie until now.
Digo 27th Oct 2014, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Hee hee, I like the relationship of the two sides for each holiday. :3 Nice word play.
Elacular 25th Oct 2014, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
I gotta admit, I really like Pinkie Pie showing off her people prowess. She really is more than just a silly goofy bard, in and out of character, and it's good to see that. I wouldn't be surprised if she's one of those rare psyche/socio majors that actually changes the goddamn world. While playing a pink pony.
FanOfMostEverything 25th Oct 2014, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Agreed. Pinkie Pies with hidden depths are always fun ones. And it's always nice a player can sympathize with the DM.
ZhonLord 25th Oct 2014, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
One of my DM's loved to do "sneaky not-so-good-guys" campaigns. So for one of our sessions he had a holiday called Purloinapalooza, which had grown up around a competition for thieves around the world to gather and show off their skills. Everything was thief-themed: cakes shaped like padlocks, games where kids tried to pick a pocket stitched with bells without setting them off, they even had chopsticks shaped like lockpicks for the occasion.

But of course the main event was the tournament. It took place at a coliseum roughly as large as the Roman, with several structures in the middle that looked like houses or small castles. Each one was laden with locks, traps, and goodies, and whoever could infiltrate the most buildings and come out with the most loot won. But anyone who triggered a trap was marked in ways that couldn't be removed without the tournament host's aid, so the tally of failures stayed with them for the whole contest. The winner got a huge diamond enchanted with daily invisibility/silence uses to enhance their already-impressive skills.

Our party's thief won the contest that game, and the celebration afterward left everyone but the sorcerer passed out from drinking too much. We woke up in the morning to discover the diamond had been stolen from him, and the next five sessions were dedicated to finding the thief and getting payback.
Specter 25th Oct 2014, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Specter
It was the sorcerer, wasn't it.
ZhonLord 25th Oct 2014, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Actually, it was the guy who got third place. He slit the second place guy's throat for sabotaging him, then stole the diamond from our thief because he believed he would have won otherwise.
Toric 25th Oct 2014, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
In the circus homebrew I recently finished, the whole campaign was about the party trying to arrive at a nation's capital city in time for the king's 100th birthday. The circus was called "Baffle's Splendiferous Circus, Centennial Edition" despite the fact that no one knew how old Baffle was or how long the circus had been in business.

They had to enter a competition to perform in front of the king, except the king was a little bonkers. His idea of a preliminary was pitting several circuses against each other on a death race of an obstacle course, complete with pits, flamethrowers, spike traps, and a prismatic wall. Only the PC's even made it through the race alive; all the other teams either died on the course or were killed by the players.
Lyntermas 25th Oct 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Heh, thought that leading the children into the woods would go over poorly.

Alt-script time!
DM: Silhouetted in the moonlight, you see a chariot drawn by two pegasi in dark armor and bat wings. The chariot sets down on the ground, and the hooded figure reveals herself to be...Princess Luna!
AJ: Ooh, ooh, this is it! A 20th level Alicorn sorceress, wishing to reconnect with her subjects...or will she turn back to her evil ways? Heh, that would be a laugh.
Rarity: ...
AJ: W-why are you smiling? WHY ARE YOU SMILING!?
kriss1989 25th Oct 2014, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
And the deal is she got neared back to Lvl 1 by the EoH, so she is level appropriate.
Mykin 27th Oct 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
I can hear Rarity in the background: "NOOO!!! Don't tell them that I'm level 1 now!!! I was going to have some fun with this!!!"
CrowMagnon 25th Oct 2014, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Don't know how much it counts, but my Pony Tales campaign is set in an alternate Equestria (which is also the setting of a series of fanfics I write) where, before Luna had a chance to become Nightmare Moon, she was temporarily possessed by a body-snatching entity, and the attempt to drive it out of her body ended up leaving her in a thousand-year coma instead.

As a result, instead of Nightmare Night, Equestria has "Waking Night". It still follows many of the same conventions, but instead of being based around ponies' fear of Nightmare Moon, they dress up as things out of dreams and nightmares and hold a night-long festival in the hopes that their revelry will catch Luna's attention in the realm of dreams and guide her back to the waking world.
Mykin 25th Oct 2014, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
The campaigns I've participated in have never really been that big on world building and such, so no stories about holidays or cultural events. But if your willing to indulge me, I do have something that fits with the theme that probably won't see the light of day. It's a small tale that serves as an explanation as to why my current cleric is the way he is and I doubt I'll ever get the chance to actually role play it out in a session. It isn't a tabletop story and thus not eligible for the double points effect (forever ruining my chances of catching up to Raxon score wise,) but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

The community of Gold's Field never really followed the traditions and holidays of the world it was a part of. Why should it? It was out of the way and pretty much ignored by the world save for the trading that ensured it's survival. Yet there is one event that made them stand out and was uniquely their own: The founding of Gold's Field.

The tale was short and odd, much like it's founder. A group of explorers wandered into the area that became the future town's square and their leader, a dwarf who was horribly drunk from the drinking the night before, immediately plunged his shovel into the ground and declared "There be gold here! Dig it up!" His followers, being equally drunk, immediately followed and soon the plains were covered in holes. While there was no gold to be had, the ground was good and the farming community was created, it's name as much a tribute to it's founder as it was to the fields of wheat they grow.

Thus, the festival reflects it's bizarre creation: Villagers gather around to share drinks and laugh away the seriousness and hardships of life while children are given shovels to go out and find the poorly hidden "gold" (cleverly represented as yellow stones) around town. The best of beer was judged, young men and women attempt to woo each other while intoxicated, and storytellers attempted to one up each other as they tried to make up the most outlandish gold finding tales while making it as believable as they could. On the eve of the event, a lucky gold coin was buried in the middle of town in hopes that it's luck would bless the land and bring forth a bountiful harvest in the following year. Preferably better luck than their poor founder and his attempt to mine gold in the middle of a field. No stranger was ever turned away and all in their charge was expected to take part regardless of how they felt about it. It wasn't wholly unique and was rather silly but it was theirs and everyone religiously celebrated it. It was their way of shouting to the world "We are still here! And we do matter!"

And it was heard. During the eve of the festival, as all the villagers gather around to bury the coin, a dragon's roar was heard and its flame promptly consumes all. Be it building, field, animal, man, woman, or child, nothing was spared and everything was reduced to ash. Everything...except one soul.

So sits alone the sole inheritor of it's legacy: A half elven cleric of Helm, his life spared from the aftermath of the massacre by the followers of his god. A grievous wound over the heart, something that should of killed him that day, now serves as a reminder of when a day of merriment and laughter turned into a nightmare, of the kindness of strangers, and of a simple vow made that day. Not of vengeance, for it is cold and refuses to restore that which was lost. Not of hatred, for it blinds and consumes the soul. But one that he reaffirmed with a stout dwarven ale and an attempt to lift the spirits of those around him with outlandish tales of a drunken dwarf's quest for gold: That no stranger be turned away from his aid and that all in his charge would be uplifted in their darkest times and their lives protected from the fate that befell his childhood home. And so the last villager of Gold's Field, celebrating both the day of it's creation as well as it's destruction year after year, continued to shout to the world in his own way: "I am still here. And they still matter."
Euric 25th Oct 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
That's... probably the most touching RP story I've ever heard. Maybe I'm just sleep-drunk, but... wow.
Mykin 27th Oct 2014, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Thanks. 5E has a background system that gives you a few one liners to help encourage roleplay. That wasn't quite enough for me so, after an hour or so, I took those few lines and came up with the above story. Again, I don't expect to ever refer to it in the campaign I'm currently in but I'm glad someone got to enjoy it anyway.
kriss1989 25th Oct 2014, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Words! Exclamations! Punctuated! Singular! Dramatic!
Mykin 26th Oct 2014, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Crap! Kriss has gone insane! Quick, get the tranquilizer gun!
kriss1989 26th Oct 2014, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
No, not tranquilizer! I'm allergic, it makes me hyperactive!
Mykin 26th Oct 2014, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Oh...umm...yea, that was a close call....

...

Now what am I going to do with this thing?
Raxon 26th Oct 2014, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Hey jackass! if you're not gonna use the tranqs, hand em over! Ohh, is this horse tranq? That's some good stuff, man.
Mykin 26th Oct 2014, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
No, it's elephant tranq and I really think it's a bad idea to use this on him. I'd rather he not get more hyperactive than he is now.

...And who are you calling a ******* anyway? It's perfectly normal for a gentleman to over-react to something like this! Hmph!
Raxon 27th Oct 2014, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Elephant tranqs!? Uncut? The pure stuff? I will pay you fifty internet points per hit!
Mykin 27th Oct 2014, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
After what you called me, it'll have to be a 100 internet points per hit. But yea, after you pay, you can go knock yourself out.

Kriss, you can go back to your chanting, I just got reintroduced to what insanity actually is. If anyone needs me, I'm going back to my Tardis-like closet and prepare for the inevitable.
Raxon 27th Oct 2014, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Deal. Gimme the stuff, man. Gimme the stuff.
Boris Carlot 26th Oct 2014, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
One of the less friendly kingdoms in campaign I run has the Festival of Light. It's a day where families and friends gather together in homage to the sun deity they worship and to celebrate the year where they forcibly purged every non-human race from the kingdom. They make nice, big fires and burn effigies of elves on top of them in thanks for their purified homeland. The player didn't really explore the festival much; he was here to rescue an actual elf that had literally fallen into the kingdom and was now going to be taking the place of one of those effigies.

I pretty much made it a nastier version of Bonfire Night, I suppose.
Boris Carlot 26th Oct 2014, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
Which I suppose means it doesn't qualify but fuck the police! Posted it anyway!
Disloyal Subject 26th Oct 2014, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
If you must. Be sure to use condoms.
Steeeve 26th Oct 2014, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
party stopped at a small town during travel, and by sheer luck, they were having a festival of sorts.

It would seem that in the 'old days' the town used to have a vermin problem.. until someone found a ... interesting solution. Giant mallets.

it was like Whacking Day mixed with Weasel Stomping Day But with rats and mallets. and more squishy them smacky.
I'd never seen the druid puke so much.
StoneCliff 26th Oct 2014, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
StoneCliff
In a mlp campaign I was running, I had the Festival of the Prism Trees. In short, there were these trees with translucent leaves on the coast of a town called Valley Peak. Once every decade, the setting sun would hit the trees just right so that the leaves looked like rainbows, and the light that shined through them covered everything in town with a multitude of colors.
Specter 26th Oct 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Going into the forest with the children alone, AND your a convicted criminal... sounds reasonable. Anyway, this was my best find for what was to come.

Lack of something I don't know does that. Enjoy.
Mykin 26th Oct 2014, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
"Going into the forest with the children alone, AND your a convicted criminal... sounds reasonable."

Especially with a holiday like this. People won't realize until it's way too late that all those dismembered limbs and blood splats decorating the forest weren't fake. Completely reasonable.

...Yea, Twilight, you better start running now before things get worse.
Disloyal Subject 26th Oct 2014, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
My desire to find my setting notes is reinforced. I didn't spend enough time fleshing out holidays to recall them off the top of my head... I know there were a few, though. Knowing me, a generic spring festival of growth and life, a fiery summer festival commemorating a notable military event, and... I dunno, wild card. Maybe the defeat or advent of a particularly deadly outbreak of an undeath plague?
I haven't seen those papers since I wrote & filed them in highschool, and I've changed my filing system 3 times since then.
Grey 27th Oct 2014, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
I actually thought this was entirely reasonable, but a downright clever idea on Celestia's part, since I'm sure she would have played a part in encouraging how this holiday developed. Just look at today's society now; Vampires and zombies and the like are getting remade into movies where they are adored and merely "misunderstood" (and sparkle!)
Effectively, Celestia would be encouraging the same thing. Instead of Nightmare Moon being a literal walking apocalypse of darkness, she just wants to gobble up candy. Instead of ponies heralding her as the signal of endtimes and shunning her, they'll see throwing candy at her as the solution.
Running in fear from me? That's disheartening. Running in fear AND throwing candy at me? Disheartening maybe, but definitely worth sticking around to see what's going on.
Curb 27th Oct 2014, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
I do have a few holidays I'm working on for Tales of Equestria.

One is the Traveler's Holiday of The Naming, celebrating Luna's gifting of the name Travelers upon them. It's a Traveler Only Holiday filled with Storytelling to the young and much drinking and merrymaking in general.

Another is for the Garden of Shadows, Luna's city in the Black Stone Mountains. Well, there are two. One if Founding Day, the day Luna discovered the ancient city and brought the first orphans to live with her there. The other is The Returning, Celebrating Luna's return to the city. Both are large festivals that Luna attends.
Abel DuSable 1st Nov 2014, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Once upon a time I found out about a real-world Sumerian goddess of beer named Ninkasi (look her up) and so in the next game I got my GM to allow my character to play a mostly self-styled Dwarven Brewer/priest of Ninkasi.

It was fun, he wound up monstrously strong (in-game we said he got that way hefting beer kegs around) and all in all was a decent guy. One stipulation was presented by the G.M. and that was most religious concepts I came up with had to be cleared by him before put into the game.

And so came many little celebratory holidays and festivals such as the Hour of Happiness, the Celebration of the Two-Four and the Feast of Maximum Occupancy.

Had lots of fun with him, especially with his favorite defensive spell... Smite with hangover.