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You are a magical woodland creature, and your beautiful witch mistress has been killed, and you are about to set out on a murder-revenge adventure in the human lands. Comes with a spell list, a means of generating plots and adversaries, and a drawing of a cute fox that's just mauled someone.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(58 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsAnimals, Magic, One-page, Tabletop


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Played last evening using "Roll for Shoes" system. Ended up with a spider specialised in cleaning up anything : magic scrolls, magic shop, weapons handles, dog's nose, forest,... Great fun. 

My main game was cancelled today so I decided to run this with some of the players who were around.  We had a great time! I'll definitely be wanting to run this again!

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I am getting this game because @Rosiello wrote an excellent review of it!


to the developer: I love the idea of this game, but my RP group likes something with a few more crunchy rules, so I've made a pathfinder module based on it. Fun to play, and I'd like to release it into the wild under a CC sharealike noncommercial license - is that ok? Will reference your game in the obligatory copyright section with a link here. :)

Did you follow up on that?

I've had no reply and have had a busy couple've months, haven't followed up yet. The adventure is written but not yet playtested, got sidetracked playtesting griffons :)


I'm very inexperienced as a GM and as a player in general, but me and my friends still had an absolute blast running a session with this game. Thanks so much for releasing this!


I love the game, but the pdf seems to be clipped at the sides meaning some of the text is lost from the last section. Is this an issue for anyone else, or just my pdf reader (the firefox browser).

it’s cut off on iPhone too. 

here’s a pic without the edges cut off. Posted by the author to Reddit. https://imgur.com/a/d8QZe

Awesome - thank you!

it's fine when printed. Not sure why it's clipped on the phone.

This was my first time running a game and it went amazing, thankyou! 

I love this game so much! Thank you :D

What kind of animal is number 7. Magre?


is this dnd kathulu or pathfinders


none, all the rules are right on the page :)


There is another person already asking this 3 years ago with no answer but lets try again. Can you please add a text version? The handwritten version is not that great for legibility.

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Thank you for the kind offer but I don't think it would fit or format well within the comments section given the character limit. Accessibility is key though so I do hope the creator uploads a print version so my dyslexic friends can join me in a game.

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I have (unofficially) transcribed the rules:

oh my lord i got zero notifications for this or i would have thanked you far earlier. i very much appreciate this. thank you. its a shame the creator has put zero effort into this or any other request for accessibility on their other games

In case it's useful to someone else in the future, there's a small but relevant bit missing (as far as I can tell) in this transcript, namely what DANGER does mechanically: if you ever roll equal to or under your DANGER, you're in serious trouble (dead/trapped/lost/captured). 

Thanks for doing the work of making the transcript in the first place!

Thank you lilint, I made my own revision of the transcribed version, and added the DANGER mechanic, plus a couple other minor things that sebosborn's version skipped. You can find it in Markdown format now, here: https://github.com/ToddBradley/the_witch_is_dead/

Hilarious one shot that left us rolling in laughter.  However, be prepared for things to get dark

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Fun little game for two people. Dark themes.

Actual play here! - http://sasgeek.com/podcasts/42-the-witch-is-dead/


Can you add a text version?

There are now text versions here...


and here