Here is a list of holidays and festivals to add a little realism to your campaign world. The parts of this text that are both bold and italicized should be customized to your campaign setting.
For your convenience, here is a quick and easy cut and paste template for festivals:
Festival Name: The name of the festival or Holiday.
Description: A one or two sentence description of what the holiday is about.
Events: The manner in which the holiday is observed.
Game Effects: The effects, if any, the holiday has upon the greater campaign world. While effects such as those caused by hunger will always occur, the other more magical effects are entirely optional for the GM; the holiday can be purely symbolic, or it can have profound effects upon the campaign world as the GM sees fit.
Variations: Suggestions on other forms that the general holiday can take. In some cases there might be variations on a variation. These will be indented.
Hooks: List any adventure hooks that you might be able to come up with.
Notes: If the festival if it has a real world origin list it here or possible maybe just a few words on what inspired this particular festival.
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A Dozen Festivals and Holidays copyright © 2004 Michael Hammes. Published by Ronin Arts www.roninarts.com.
© 2015 Phillip Riley