As enjoyable as it’s to declare one thing “a practice” and blithely repeat it yr after yr to entertain myself, it has been fairly magic to see different folks anticipate and undertake the issues I’ve declared RPS Christmas traditions. That’s all you could type custom: individuals who wish to expertise one thing collectively. No matter how slight or daft the factor is, what actually issues is that we do it collectively. So please, reader pricey, be a part of me for an annual play of Skeal, a beautiful (and free) festive single-joke game.
Skeal is a downhill snowboarding game. The moon is massive and brilliant, snow is falling, and the slopes are calling. It’s brief, it is enjoyable, and it is free. The downloadable model of Skeal is now not accessible (neither is its VR model, Virtual Skeality) however you possibly can nonetheless play the browser model without spending a dime on Itch.io.
Half the enjoyable is within the shock, so let’s each go play it proper now and we’ll meet again in right here in 5 minutes. And you agree to not preserve studying downwards, since you belief me? Alright, good.
Time to play.
Oh, I didn’t anticipate to be crying by the top of that. This is new to me with Skeal. It’s been a tough few years, actually. And sure, I’ve been listening to Christmas Pain In Christmas Town after waking up crying in the future. But Skeal too? Well, merry Christmas, everybody.
But that is a benefit of traditions: they’re secure. After 5 Christmasses of Skeal at RPS, it has change into a mirror I can look into and see my altering feelings mirrored again. My energy, my pleasure, my ache. So that is the place I’m this yr, huh? Alrighty. So it goes. Let’s see about subsequent Christmas.
Here’s one other benefit of traditions: you are not doing them alone. Everyone enjoying this foolish game over this foolish vacation which few of us have any non secular attachment to, we’re all right here, collectively, on that slope, and falling by way of these rose petals. I’ve been very glad to obtain messages and e-mails from a lot of you looking forward to these little RPS Christmas traditions. We are right here collectively, and we have nonetheless a number of wee traditions to go.