Thursday, December 11, 2014

Behold the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The giant googly eye moves!
The ugly Christmas sweater has become a whimsical gag of the holiday season for years now. What was once something you were forced to wear as a child is now a fun badge of honor with family and friends. Every year I see pictures all over social media of hilarious and tacky sweaters. It really is amazing how much steam the trend has gained and it provides everyone with a good laugh.

Amongst my immediate circle of 30+ gamers we are having an ugly Christmas sweater contest this year. The prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place is a full set of new 1985 opaque Gamescience dice. Tanya Logan decided to up the ante and crafted her own ugly Christmas sweater complete with an amazing beholder! I was so impressed I wanted to share it with the gaming community. I love the little Santa hats on the eyestalks and the critical showing on the d20. Tanya worked on this epic sweater for six hours and it shows! 

Many people spend a good portion of their year worrying about their appearance. The great thing about an ugly Christmas sweater party is for one night you can just look ridiculous. The possible themes a gaming group could come up with are just endless. I’m already thinking I need to now host a game night where everyone comes in an ugly Christmas sweater. Who knows maybe the most on target sweater gets a big XP bonus! This holiday season don’t be afraid to get your ugly on! After all with ugly Christmas sweaters, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Ho Ho Ho...roll initiative!