I really love this game as a journaling experience with a bit more structure that builds in the concept of a year passing (similar to Cozy Town). The prompts are highly flexible, and every season is as brief or as long as you want it to be. You can move where your steading is as well to environments with great variation (I'm glad I chose to be a desert witch for my first run). The game captures very well the feeling of, say, being a new witch on Discworld for an afternoon.
Village Witch is a solo journaling game about a witch finding a home.
You’ve completed your training and are ready to become a village witch. You’ve been sent by the order to find a village to work in and have a year to find the place you want to make your life.
To play, you need one 6-sided die, a standard deck of cards or a deck of tarot cards, and a way to record your story. Answer questions and use the given prompts corresponding with the cards to craft your story.
Now includes a two player option, as well as separate files of the card tables if you would prefer to use those instead of scrolling up and down in the document.
As a supplement, check out the postcard game Village Witch Post! Write a letter from your character to a friend (real or fictional) telling them about your experience, using the prompts on the front to craft your letter. It can be a standalone mini game or a supplement to this one. If you use it in conjunction with your Village Witch experience, you can write letters for each season as you progress through your year, sharing your journey with your friend, or once you’ve settled into your more permanent village home.
Thanks to a request in the comments, I created a Dreamwidth community for people to share their stories and playthroughs of Village Witch! I'm so excited to get to read people's stories and it's amazing to see all your creations. Feel free to join and share!
For every copy bought, a community copy will be added. If you enjoy this game, I would love to hear about it! You can drop a review or tag me on Twitter @itseliotkate.
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Is there any kind of community for this game? I'd love to set up a community on, say, Dreamwidth, where people can share their journals with each other and follow each others' stories.
I purchased Village Witch as part of the Solo But Not Alone bundle, and am ecstatic with the results so far. I had a group of friends help me answer the character building questions & now I'm writing my game sessions and sharing them at https://nsfwords.wordpress.com/village-witch-edwina/
I'm using the game as part of my foray back into creative writing after 4+ years of being unable to write due to depression.
I can't thank you enough for how inspiring I've found the game so far!
thank you!! It means so much to hear that! I can't wait to read through it and love that you're doing this.
Got it as part of the Solo But Not Alone bundle, and it was the first game I tried – I'm so happy this is where I started. Village Witch is a really moving, well-honed, introspective and imaginative game. I enjoyed it deeply and moved through some profound emotions over the course of the changing seasons.
This is a wonderful game that can be as brief or as long as you'd like – and I highly recommend it!
Hey, I just want to say how cool it is that you have a "community copies" section. I think that is so awesome and generous!