Episode Eighty Four – A Big Red Christmas

Big Red Christmas

Indiana Jones and Santa’s Workshop.

Krampus isn’t just about beating people with sticks; It’s about sending a message.

The maintenance crew of a hibernating colony deal with a heist in the dead of winter.

What happens when you come out of stasis to discover that the wintering-over crew have gone a bit … odd?

Wood Green, London
Alexandra Palace
Crystal Palace
The Idiot’s Lantern (Doctor Who Episode)

Hyde Park

SALLAH: Indy, why does the floor move?
INDIANA: Give me your torch.
[INDIANA takes the torch and drops it in. A chorus of high pitched voices complaining about catching fire echo up]
INDIANA: Elves. Why’d it have to be elves?
SALLAH: Santa’s Elves… very dangerous. You go first.

∼ ∼ ∼ ∼ ∼

BRODY: A lump of coal is the least of your worries right now, believe me, Indy … Well, I mean, for nearly three thousand years, man has been searching for the Workshop. That’s not something to be taken lightly. No one knows its secrets. It’s like nothing you’ve ever gone after before.
INDIANA: Oh, Marcus, what are you trying to do? Scare me? You sound like my mother. We’ve known each other for a long time. I don’t believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus-pocus. I’m going after a find of incredible historical significance. You’re talking about the boogie-man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.
[INDIANA throws his gun into his packed belongings just in case.]

∼ ∼ ∼ ∼ ∼

SALLAH: Indy, there is something that troubles me.
INDIANA: What is it?
SALLAH: The Workshop. If it is there, at the North Pole, then it is something that man was not meant to disturb. Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this earth.

∼ ∼ ∼ ∼ ∼

BELLOQ: All your life has been spent in pursuit of archaeological relics. Inside the Workshop are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Indiana, we are simply passing through history. This, this is history.

∼ ∼ ∼ ∼ ∼

SALLAH: [catches sugar plum and points to dead monkey] Bad plums.

Santa Claus as Odin/Wodan

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Indiana Jones
Captain America

Mike Mignola

Hydra (Marvelverse)

Tiger II Tank
Messerschmitt (Link to the company, as there was more than one Messerschmitt aircraft, something Craig pretty clearly didn’t know when talking about the subject ~ T. Jones)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

League of Nations (1920-1946)

The Cutty Sark, preparing to cast off and catch the outgoing Yuletide

The Cutty Sark, preparing to cast off and catch the outgoing Yuletide

Cutty Sark

Rigging looms over the buildings in this strange port between the real and the fabled

Rigging looms over the buildings in this strange port between the real and the fabled


Dresden Files Accelerated
The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher


Krampus – a yuletide tale (musical)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (tv)

Wall Street (movie)

Lucifer (tv)

Winter Wonderland, by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
Jingle Bells, by James Lord Pierpont

Ten Candles (RPG)

Sixteen Candles (movie)

Warhammer 40,000 (Games Workshop)
Warhammer 40,000 (wikipedia link)

Dan Abnett (almost certainly the writer of the story Craig mentioned ~ T. Jones)

The Damned Christmas Song
The Damned (band)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (movie)

Cinema Supercollider (podcast)
Two Front Teeth (movie)

Monkeys Took My Jetpack (podcast)


Your Name (movie)

Timewatch RPG
Pelgrane Press
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Rifts Ultimate Edition (Palladium Books)
Rifts (wikipedia link)
Mutants and Masterminds

Night Witches
Apocalypse World
Savage Worlds

“The President’s Earth Chakra Is Missing” – Big Red Couch Episode Thirteen
One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (movie)

Fear the Con

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2 thoughts on “Episode Eighty Four – A Big Red Christmas

  1. John Reiher says:

    Oy the puns! Another great episode folks. And here’s a link to the Fear The Boot thread that started the “Indiana Jones and Santa’s Workshop” idea: https://www.feartheboot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=19333&start=330

    And not to toot our horn, (OK, Toot! Toot!) on the Tri Tac Games Podcast we started our own Christmas show.


    • Craig Craig says:

      Glad you were able to weather the pun-storm.

      And please, toot away!
      The Tri Tac Christmas episode(s) are looming in my podcatcher feed

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