M-Type
 member, 122 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 21:36
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
quote:
There was a night bomber regiment in World War Two composed entirely of women. Natural-born Soviet airwomen. These 200 women and girls, flying outdated biplanes from open fields near the front lines, attacked the invading German forces every night for 1,100 consecutive nights. When they ran out of bombs they dropped railroad ties.

To each other they were sisters, with bonds forged in blood and terror. To the Red Army Air Force they were an infuriating feminist sideshow. To the Germans they were simply Nachthexen - Night Witches.


Night Witches is a tabletop role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland in her darkest hour. Can you do your duty and strike blow after blow against the Fascists? Can you overcome discrimination and outright sabotage and rise above your sexist comrades? Are there limits to patriotism—or endurance? Play Night Witches and find out!

The game is based on Vincent Baker’s brilliant Apocalypse World and is heavily modified from that core to meet the demands of Night Witches. We also took inspiration from the many offshoots already on tables everywhere—Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Sagas of the Icelanders, and others.

In play you will alternate between day and night, with unique moves for each. Days are about renewal and interpersonal conflict, and nights are about hair-raising bombing missions on historically accurate targets across the Soviet Union, Poland, and, in the end, Germany. Missions are crazy dangerous and you have to make hard choices constantly. And when they end, a whole new kind of danger is waiting back at the airbase: paranoid secret police, sexist Red Army officials who want you to fail, and chronic supply shortages are just the beginning of your troubles.

I'd be looking for a few players so we can fill out a small aviation wing and take a crack at playing through the campaign. Will anyone survive the war? Will those that do find they are the unlucky ones?
Alyse
 member, 544 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
 (married since 2011!)
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 21:41
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
You know I'm in. ^_^
icosahedron152
 member, 710 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:14
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
Potentially interested. Depending on pace, length, etc.
I saw this somewhere, is it a Bully Pulpit game?
M-Type
 member, 123 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:18
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
In reply to icosahedron152 (msg # 3):

The way the game is played, with its Nights/Day cycles, the Day would be much more 'easy' on pace as everyone goes about their business, be it engaging with their sister fliers, trying to get some sleep, fix their planes, etc.

The Night missions, when things get tense and really chaotic, might be better off with a little more higher-pace to really get the feel of the harrowing missions behind enemy lines.

And of course, this would be adjusted with however the players feel they can make it work.

You are correct by the way, it is a Bully Pulpit game!
Dgorjones
 member, 22 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:22
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
I'm interested.  I need to pick up the rules.  I've been planning to, but haven't had an excuse to git er done until now.
Briel
 member, 21 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:22
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
Potentially interested, depending on system (if any - I know it's a Fiasco scenario but haven't play/read it, nor would I to avoid spoilers).
Dgorjones
 member, 23 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:23
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
In reply to Briel (msg # 6):

It isn't a Fiasco scenario.  It's a Powered by the Apocalypse game.
Briel
 member, 22 posts
Thu 5 Jan 2017
at 22:27
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
Ah, thought it was the Fiasco scenario version - didn't know it had it's own system too.

Found a copy of it, will look it over.
Dgorjones
 member, 24 posts
Sun 8 Jan 2017
at 17:54
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
I ordered the rulebook last night and have the PDF now.
M-Type
 member, 126 posts
Tue 10 Jan 2017
at 23:42
[IC] Night Witches - WWII Soviet Union Aviation Roleplay
Here you go everyone! Been trying to put it all together. It's a bit rough around the edges but should get us started! Fly true!

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