A Russian witch will mess you up. I’m working on a supplement! It will first appear as a stretch goal for the Gauntlet Kickstarter (happening now)…it is all about religion and folk magic, two things no self-respecting Soviet airwoman has any time for. I think it will make the game awful in a totally new way.
I’m reading Svetlana Alexievich’s astonishing oral history of Soviet women who fought in the Great Patriotic War and…
I’m reading Svetlana Alexievich’s astonishing oral history of Soviet women who fought in the Great Patriotic War and it is making me reconsider so many things about Night Witches. Here’s a sort of coda move for you:
The first time someone denies your lived experience after the war, roll minus medals.
On a 10+ you smile and nod your head and everything is fine.
On a 7-9 everything is fine, but choose one:
You minimize your accomplishments.
You play up the accomplishments of a male relative.
You change the subject to something other than the War.
On a miss you let them have it with the full force of a natural-born Soviet airwoman. Choose one and the GM chooses one:
You’ll never work in aviation again.
You’ll never have a position of authority again.
Your friends and family freeze you out.
Your neighbors view you with pity or suspicion or both.
Whatever the outcome, that’s how it is going to be for the next thirty years.