Wednesday, August 5, 2020

#RPGaDAY 2020: Day 5 Tribute

This is not the Greatest RPG in the World.  This is just a Tribute.

I have gone on record many, many times on how I feel that CJ Carella's WitchCraft is one of the, if not the, greatest RPGs I have ever played.  Yes. Even better than D&D.

I have also gone on record stating that my Ghosts of Albion game is really nothing more than an extended love letter to WitchCraft in Victorian prose.

Really, I would love to see an update to WitchCraft from Eden, but I am not holding my breath for it.

Another tribute is NIGHT SHIFT.

Night Shift is a tribute to the types of games Jason and I have been fond of playing over the years we have known each other.  So there are tributes here to Old-school D&D, to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Chill, to Call of Cthulhu and of course to WitchCraft. 

As much as I love Ghosts of Albion and Night Shift they can't take the place that WitchCraft has in my heart.  There are some things that both games can do better than WitchCraft, I did have the advantage of playing many games to add to my experiences, but still, WitchCraft remains.

Maybe one day some designer will write their tribute to Ghosts of Albion or to Night Shift!

And since we are talking tributes.

Which is, of course, a tribute to this, 


Dick McGee said...

"Really, I would love to see an update to WitchCraft from Eden, but I am not holding my breath for it."

My FLGS is owned by one of the people who founded Eden Studios, and I think he may be the main decision maker there these days. Last time I was in he was talking about how he was finally running out of print products and debating whether there was any point in doing another print run or just relying on pdf sales. I'll try to remember to ask him what the status is on Witchcraft and whether there's any likelihood of an updated edition or new product for it next time I'm at the shop.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

@Dick McGee. Yeah I know George and Zombie Planet very well.
I would love to see more from Eden. I would love to work for Eden again. But I am not seeing it happen anytime soon.

minitrue said...

Right now, I'd be happy if we could get the pdfs for the unreleased Witchcraft books. But more from Eden would be great.

Brian I said...

Nice to see that Night Shift copy, and it's a great tribute to Witchcraft! :)