I am actually surprised I missed The Witcher when it first came out, considering it’s the first new product from venerable and beloved publisher R. Talsorian Games in a very, very long time. They’ve been pretty heads-down with the Cyberpunk 2077 computer game project, but here at last is this well-received adaptation of the fantasy digital game (itself based on a series of short stories and novels). A most excellent addition to New and Fantastic Week.
The best part for me is that it’s co-written by Lisa Pondsmith and Cody Pondsmith, the latter who I remember meeting as a baby! And now he’s a fellow game designer! This is one dynasty I am thrilled to see develop!
In the midst of the 3rd Nilfgaardian War Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf, scours the Continent for traces of his lost love! But this is not the only tale. A million other stories play out across the vast continent and you are right in the middle of one of them!
The Witcher Pen & Paper RPG allows you to tell your own story in the world of The Witcher! Adventure across the Continent, interacting with living legends and influencing the politics of the land! Fight in the brutal and horrific Third Nilfgaardian War. Or play out your own adventure as you avoid death and dismemberment!
- 9 Unique Classes: Play as Bards, Craftsmen, Criminals, Doctors, Mages, Men Art Arms, Merchants. Priests, & Witchers.
- A Bestiary of Vicious Monsters: Traverse the wild and hunt everything from the troublesome nekker to the hulking, hypnotic fiend.
- Numerous Spells & Invocations: Call upon the chaotic magic of the Witcher world to summon tornadoes, leave hidden messages, and more.
- A Visceral Combat System: Skill & tactics rule the day and a wrong move can mean ruptured organs or more.
Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
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