Hi All!

Hi All!

Hi All! GeekSpaceTV is running an actual play of Night Witches Saturdays, 3pm PST/6pm EST on Twitch (twitch.tv/geekspacetv). And I’m the GM! Episode one has already aired and you can listen to a podcast version of it here if you like: https://soundcloud.com/geek-space-328086415/welcome-to-the-aerodrome

We’ve got a great cast, and if you are interested in watching another AP of the game…then you’d be very welcome!

https://soundcloud.com/geek-space-328086415/welcome-to-the-aerodrome

Sorry for asking here (I wasn鈥檛 sure where), but where is the best place to buy Juggernaut in hard copy (including…

Sorry for asking here (I wasn鈥檛 sure where), but where is the best place to buy Juggernaut in hard copy (including…

Sorry for asking here (I wasn鈥檛 sure where), but where is the best place to buy Juggernaut in hard copy (including cards) to be sent to Japan?

A Russian witch will mess you up.

A Russian witch will mess you up.

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 just want to clarify about failed Wayfinding and Attack Rolls in advance of eventually running this awesome game.

I just want to clarify about failed Wayfinding and Attack Rolls in advance of eventually running this awesome game.

I just want to clarify about failed Wayfinding and Attack Rolls in advance of eventually running this awesome game. I just want to make sure I understand this right.

So, let’s say we have four players.

Plane 1: Anya (Lead Pilot), Borislava (Lead Navigator)

Plane 2: Katya (Pilot), and Darya (Navigator)

Borislava fails her Wayfinding Roll.

Her choices now are: scrub the mission or attack late and alone. Planes relying on Borislava’s navigation must also choose to either scrub the mission or attack late and alone.

So let’s say she chooses to Attack Late and Alone. What does this mean? She is in the same plane as the Lead Pilot, they were going to have to make an attack roll anyway. Is there any downside to attacking late and alone?

Now there is plane 2. If they are relying on Borislava’s Navigation, they choose to either scrub the mission or attack late and alone. But what would the consequences of Attacking Late and alone be? It seems nothing.

As long as the Lead Navigator and Lead Pilot are in the same plane, a miss seems like less of a bad roll than a 7-9. Because the 7-9 will trigger Enemy Fire and the like while the miss just means they have to attack…which they were going to do anyway.

What am I missing there?

With the failed Attack roll, you have to Temp Fate if you want to attack so there is a negative consequence…but the Wayfinding Roll?

Photos from our local gaming con, Kaijucon.

Photos from our local gaming con, Kaijucon.

Photos from our local gaming con, Kaijucon. I ran 3 sessions of Night Witches for a total of 12 people, and everybody had a blast. As seen elsewhere, everybody gets into the spirit of things once they start reciting the oath (badly) while attempting Russian accents (badly).

First session was a good mix of night mission snowballing into multiple lost planes and crew as well as “entertain the visiting general” shenanigans. One of the players was so inspired that he wrote up a lengthy session report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPGMalaysia/permalink/1274768472654929/

Second session was a massive night mission that rapidly snowballed into crashed pilots Tempting Fate by skirmishing with German patrols in a swamp, and a great deal of flying in the most insubordinate way possible (to benefit from Suka move). Many medals were won that night.

Third session had almost trouble-free night missions, and most of the time was spent on interpersonal drama, love triangles and flirting with various men and women during the general’s visit. The players referred to the game as “Desperate Airwomen” and they all became extremely attached to the clueless and incompetent NPC crewmember Miska for some reason.

“The layout of a modern combat reconnaissance aircraft”, illustrating a Polikarpov RZ I think, mid-thirties.

“The layout of a modern combat reconnaissance aircraft”, illustrating a Polikarpov RZ I think, mid-thirties.

“The layout of a modern combat reconnaissance aircraft”, illustrating a Polikarpov RZ I think, mid-thirties. Obsolete when it entered service, but not as obsolete as the Po-2/U-2 our women fly.

My review of Night Witches, after about two years of owning it. ;)

My review of Night Witches, after about two years of owning it. 馃槈

My review of Night Witches, after about two years of owning it. 馃槈

http://roleoverplaydead.com/rpg-review-night-witches-2015/

http://roleoverplaydead.com/rpg-review-night-witches-2015/