Is there a physical printing of this i can purchase?
Climbing the Witch's Tower
A downloadable game
At the top of the Tower lives the Witch. They have knowledge, power, wealth, beauty, and respect... and that's exactly what YOU want. Join a company of companions, each seeking something different from the Witch, each convinced that they're the one who will safely navigate the Tower as others fall by the wayside. Each of you has your own relationship with the Witch, and will be compelled by their Tower in unique ways.
Climbing the Witch’s Tower is heavily inspired by fairy tales like Kate Crackernuts, musicals like Into the Woods, and games like Bluebeard’s Bride. It is rife with tarot imagery and a dark fairytale aesthetic.
The Witch is Waiting.
If you are interested in playing this game online, we have a custom character keeper here. Please make a copy before editing for that session's players.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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We finished the game yesterday and it was so much fun! The idea is simple and easy to follow, the GM don't need almost any preparation (in my case it was literally a one hour while my players were cleaning the kitchen).
I liked how much work the storybook does for you - it gives players specific archetypes, it gives you hint for how to push the characters into moments of vulnerability, the descriptions are clear so 50% of the time you just read aloud what was prepared in the book and just imagine the rest or let the players create the world on their own using hints and questions.
My players really liked the questions, the feeling that they control the world and the myth around the witch. They liked the archetypes, there were enough place for creativity to make your own character but at the same time your options are limited so you don't get paralyzed by choices.
I would like to have just a single page more of the rules. It was difficult to decide how to do the opposing checks. Especially at the end I had to improvise the rules just to give my players the feeling of fairness when they were stabbing each other backs.
I also want to stress how good are the options that the game offers your players for making their companions suffer. I always worry when games give my players options for antagonistic interactions, but here they were creative, interesting and perfectly suited the overall theme of the game. As this is a one-shot adventure, players were able to hurt each other characters without worrying that this will affect their relationships negatively in a long run.
8/10, It was completely blind run (especially for the GM) and everyone were having fun :3
So I started a series of videos on my YouTube channel in which I give a first look to an indie game that caught my eye.
I'd love to do it with Climbing the Witch's Tower, so I'd like to ask your permission to show the game in the video.
You 100% have my permission to share this game! Visual screenshots, any art, etc - all on the table.
This looks fantastic. Is this a solo game or one that needs to be played with a group?