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Being a witch isn't as fun as it sounds. Sure, there’s flying around on a broomstick, talking to spirits, learning dangerous secrets man was not meant to know, dancing naked under a full moon (if you’re into that sort of thing)… but then, there are also people. And they always seem to need your help.

If you can fly a broomstick, someone wants you to get their kid's kite down from a tree. If you're on a first-name basis with _one_ malevolent spirit, everyone thinks you can exorcise their creaking floorboards. And then there are the constant requests for love potions and messages for dead relatives. And requests to turn their enemies into frogs.

Worse: You're not the only one with magical powers, and the others range from terrifying creatures from other planes to your fellow witches, who have no idea what they’re doing. Who knows what trouble they could cause, fiddling with the balance of power?

Worst of all: Sometimes, once in a blue moon, you might need their help.

Game info

Wool of Bat is a No Dice, No Masters hack where you play a fractious not-coven of witches, and elements of the world they live in. It's inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and Tiffany Aching books, about a million different fairy tales, and a dash of Appalachian folklore.

Version 0.1

This is an early playtest version. If you find problems, please let me know! This version is Pay What You Want, but paying any amount gets you all future updates, including the final digital version. If you find a problem or have questions or comments, you can fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wfDh6m7KRH9VfKBq8. I'll send you a code for free future versions as thanks for (non-trolling) feedback.

Credits

© 2021 by Bethany Harvey. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Cover art by Sara Bean

Game mechanics based on the "No Dice, No Masters" system created by Avery Alder.

Playtesters

Jesse A., Terry Batley, Owen Brush, Elizabeth H, Amber Logsdon, Maria M, Puckett, Mander Zander, Adam O, Mark V

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Character Keeper (Google Sheet)

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