A Savage Kids' Tale
On Christmas Eve, a foolish living snowman named Harald takes the magical Hourglass of Eons and sneaks away from Santa’s Castle to deliver it to Imp of Winter, Jack Frost. Now several young animals must track Harald through the snow and forests of the Land Beyond the North Wind before Harald hands over the hourglass – and Jack Frost makes it winter forever.
The Christmas Morning That Almost Wasn’t is a holiday-themed scenario for younger players inspired by L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Rankin/Bass Productions’ animated specials, Rene Cardona’s Santa Claus, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Father Christmas Letters and (ever so slightly) Grant Morrison and Dan Mora’s Klaus.
The adventure tones down Savage Worlds’ pulp action atmosphere to emphasize nonviolence (even on the part of the villains) and diplomacy. The pre-generated character sheets in the back are formatted in a non-standard way to improve comprehension for younger readers.