Monday, February 20, 2012

Sabrina the Witch

Oddly enough one witch I almost never talk about is Sabrina The Teen Aged witch.

Not because I don't like her, I just don't know all that much about her.  I knew of the Archie comic, but never read it.  I watched the old Filmation Saturday Morning Cartoon and enjoyed that.  I never watched the TV series though with Melissa Joan Hart or the cartoon spun off from it.

Truthfully I never gave her much thought other than starting up a sheet for her in Buffy with a note to watch some of the episodes.  My idea then (2001-2002) was to have the MJH version meet up with the Cast.  That never happened since I went full on into another series.  She never even guest stared in my next series about witches, which is kind of a shame really.

It probably would have stayed that way until fellow Eden writer Thom Marrion hadn't included her in his "Swinging 70's" character write-ups.  Course there she was "Sabrinia, the Late-20 to Early-30s Witch".

But I liked the idea so much that I thought I'd update that version of her.  I always wanted an older matriarch sorta witch character in my game.  Someone that was not active in the normal affairs, but had history.  Plus I also wanted someone that pretty much had the entire supernatural world owing her favors.
And of course I was dying to use Stevie Nicks as casting in something.  Given my history with her, it had to be something special.  Sabrina as a character might not have been my first choice, but I am happy how it all worked out.

Sabrina the Late Middle Aged Witch
(based on Thoms original)

Note: All respect to Thom Marrion for this. This is an idea I had kicking around in my head for a while. Plus I have ALWAYS wanted to use Stevie Nicks as the Queen of Witches in my games. I was listing to the "Wild Heart" today and decided to do this.

Sabrina Spelman-Krinkle
Age: 63, played by Stevie Nicks
Very Experienced Investigator (Semi-Retired)

Name: Sabrina Spelman-Krinkle
Motivation: Not much motivates her now
Creature Type: Human
Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Constitution 2, Intelligence 4, Perception 4, Willpower 5
Ability Scores: Muscle 10, Combat 12, Brains 16
Life Points: 26
Drama Points: 20
Special Abilities: Attractiveness +2, Contacts (Supernatural) 5, Emotional Problems (Depression, -2), Love (Tragic), Magic Family, Occult Investigator, Occult Library(Amazing), Secret (She's a witch who belongs to a powerful magical family), Magic 8, Supernatural Senses (Basic and the Sight)

Name;Score;Damage Notes
Dodge;12;;Defense Action
Grapple;14;;Resisted by Dodge
Magic;21;Special;Varies by spell

Thom gives us an idea of what Sabrina was doing in the 70s since that time Sabrina married her long time love Harvey Krinkle which was no end of controversy, a Spelman marring a mortal (though it had been done before) and eventually she rose up in ranks in the Witches Council. After the death of Samantha Spelman-Stephens, Sabrina was the logical choice as the successor to the Queen of Witches. Logical to everyone except to Sabrina herself and maybe Harvey (but not like the Council cared for his opinion), it was in fact their mistreatment of her husband and their non-magical daughter (though their other children were magical) that she finally took on the role. She had hoped to change the Council from the top down. The trouble was the Witches Council is an old organization and moves slow. It took her months to even get them to install a computer in her office.
After years of fighting the system Sabrina is now tired of fighting. Her reason to fight, Harvey, died a couple of years ago and now she is not much more than a figurehead with the true operations of the Witches Council being run by Tabitha Stephens.
However dont let her apathy fool you, Sabrina saw more of the supernatural before age 17 than most teams of occult investigators see their entire lives. Like the previous Queen of Witches, her (great) Aunt Samantha, Sabrina has the full might and power of the Council at her disposal. Though it would take something considerable to get her attention.

In your games: Sabrina looks over her life and sees the wasted years fighting the council, working to keep the council and her family both happy and she has ended up here, older, alone and pleasing no one. Her stats have not changed much to reflect this stagnancy of her life. Think Queen Victoria after Albert died. I even have her wearing black.

Also I like the idea that if you bring her into the game it needs to be for a really good reason.


Tim Knight said...

Where's Salem Saberhagen (the cat)?

Johanna Garth said...

Sabrina is a character I know a LOT about since my kiddo is heavy into a Betty & Veronica phase (or B&V) as she calls it. Not sure if teenage Sabrina would approve of her middle age reincarnation...but then would any of our teenage selves approve of our middle age? Probably not.

Susan Fields said...

Stevie Nicks looks perfect for that role!

Tallgeese said...

I chuckled when I saw your post, because I live in the Minneapolis house where stayed when in town (rock stat boyfriend's former house).

Tallgeese said...

I chuckled when I saw your post, because I live in the Minneapolis house where stayed when in town (rock stat boyfriend's former house).

Scoobyfan1 said...

Stevie Nicks as Sabrina? That's an... well, interesting choice to say the least.

Although I have noticed you haven't posted much about her on here, which I guess is understandable.

By the way, on Sabrina, did you see that Sony Pictures(I think it was them) wants to do a movie version of Sabrina, but using her as a superhero?

It's an interesting idea i'll have to admit.

Although, with some of the failures of superhero movies in the past few years, I'm wondering if this thing will even get made.

Scoobyfan1 said...

Oh, I forgot to mention something on my last post:

During a chat with some Scooby fans a while back, the subject of Sabrina(because of the movie I mentioned) came up.

I mentioned in a previous post(I think) that I am a Scooby Doo fan, and I'm not sure if you're familiar with this movie, but in the 80s there was a Scooby movie called Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School.

In the movie, Scooby, Scrappy Doo and Shaggy went to teach at a school for monster girls, whose name was Grimwood Finishing School for Ghouls.

Anyway, I had the idea a while back to do a fan fic(like my other ones, I don't know when they'll get done) where Sabrina and Salem go to Grimwood to teach at the school.

This would be a seperate story from the Scooby movie, as basically i'm replacing Scooby and company with Sabrina and Salem.

What do you think?