All The Witches LIVE on Kickstarter!
A deckbuilding game for you to enjoy
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From the Project Lead Emmapanada about the game:
“Our goal as a team is not to create an entire world in All the Witches. Instead, our plan is to feature 3 regions of the world and flesh them each out with rich detail. Groups that play All the Witches can start off in one of these regions and have entire adventures there, they can go and travel to the other regions to explore, or they can collectively imagine what the rest of this world might look like and build things together to make their stories truly theirs.”
The three regions that All the Witches will feature are:
Tane: A dense forest region that once thrived with life and beauty. Long ago, some adventurers slew a great spirit that resided in Tane, and its death sent the entire region into a spiral of corruption and Discordance. Not many live there now because the region is extremely toxic and dangerous, but those that do rely heavily on Witches to keep their towns free of corruption, poison, and dangerous creatures. Groups that start here will often find themselves fighting against the very nature around them in order to survive.
The Golden Islands: A large chain of islands that house two civilizations that couldn't be more opposite to one another. The United Islands of Sunder are a free people that use magic to sail the seas, explore the unknown, and keep the treasures they find. Darkhammer on the other hand is a society with strict rules that uses magic to strengthen and protect their ships and trading routes. These two come into conflict often, and groups that start here will find themselves fighting people from either civilization in order to survive.
Cyllynys: A verdant gem in the northern seas, Cyllynys is a small nation with a big impact on the world at large. Settled long ago by a diverse array of peoples, its earliest history is shrouded in myth and legend; ancient monuments of mysterious origin dot the landscape. The people of Cyllynys have, since their earliest days, put tremendous value upon knowledge and wisdom, and this led to their development of steam technology. Now, that same technology threatens to take over the traditions and ancient monuments that once meant so much. Groups that start here will face a changing nation, and the tensions that arise because of that change.
All the Witches was first created to give people who loved and were influenced by magical stories a place to come and explore a fully fleshed out magical game system and create their own stories with it so they didn't have to worry about the creator of those stories being hateful and problematic. The system itself is influenced by the magical systems found in various Roleplaying Video Games and fantasy stories and movies.
A lot of the game mechanics found in All the Witches are unique, but made to be simple and cohesive enough to be understood quickly and explored deeply. The creature of All the Witches is me, Emmapanada (Emma for short). A trans non-binary asexual person who gained the spark to create a system like this from seeing the pain coming from the Queer community at a beloved IP turning against them. I've been GMing and playing various TTRPGs for a little over 10 years now, and while I've created private rulesets in the past, this is my first foray into designing a system that will be available to anyone to play. As this is my first time creating a system with the intention of bringing it to crowdfunding, I've hired a number of industry professionals to help me navigate system creation to ensure that we create something truly special.
Currently, our team is made up of (the following is their Twitter usernames):
@Sailorsctaustin - Worldbuilder for Tane
@That_DeAngelo - Worldbuilder for The Golden Islands
@Lynne_M_Meyer - Worldbuilder for Cyllynys
@theladymea - Video Editor and Consultant
@NalaWu - Art Director
@Br00taldan - Game Designer
@byFrancita - Layout Designer
@IlanaNight13 - Project Manager
@Softasvulvet - Graphic Designer
@Ninawolverina - Concept Artist
@Maruchimaa - Character Artist
@Beekakkeart - Character Artist