Thursday, September 22, 2022

100 Days of Halloween: Witches & Spellcraft

Witches & Spellcraft
Another little departure tonight, another story game, and this one looks like fun.

As always I will be following my rules for these reviews.

Witches & Spellcraft

PDF. 15 Pages. PWYW. Full-color art.

Ok, to start off I have to say I really love the art in this. It is not a lot and it is mostly character art, but since characters are the focus of this game that is 100% fine with me. And the art is good. You can see the cover and those might be my least favorite, but I still like them a lot.

The game is designed for one Head Witch and four other witches, but that number is variable. You fill out your school sheet and witch sheet as a group.  The Head Witch then helps guide the story along as a game master/GMPC.

Rolls are simple, largely a 2d8 plus or minus various modifiers. Rolls of 10 or greater are a success and you can get even better success with higher rolls. There are also failures. 

The game covers spell creation and there are worksheets for your witch and school.

I think it is lacking a good example of play BUT I also see how such an example could also be limiting to new players. They might end up just following the example. 

While you could use this game to say make your own school of witchcraft in the Scottish Highlands, it feels better suited to properties like Sabrina or the Magicians or even something like the mobile game Switchcraft or a new take on The Craft. 

There is an actual play video. It is 4 hours long, but gives you some ideas how the game can be played. 

If I were the developers here I would do this but break it up into chunks for new players to digest. 

In any case, this is another fun game. I am so pleased I found it.

The Other Side - 100 Days of Halloween

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