I was thinking about doing a WITCH card game for myself and would love your opinion.
I love to come up with new stuff and I'm a big fan of those Storycubes that some of you may or may not know.
And I totally adored the old card sets of WITCH that you could use for divination and stuff.
This is a first version of the original back of the Transfiguration Cards.
I tried to get as close to the original from the comics as possible.
I also started studying other symbols reappearing in the comics over time and did make some interesting discoveries
So I'm currently thinking about creating a storytelling card game
for myself of WITCH
The idea for the game is something like this: There are three types of cards:
World cards, guardian/character cards and action cards.
Before each round one of the world cards
is being drawn and determines the setting of the following adventure.
World cards will be for example: Kandrakar, Earth, Arkhanta, Basiliade, Meridian, etc.
Then every player picks a guardian card
The guardian cards will symbolize the 6 aurameres for water, fire, earth, air, energy and spirit (Orube)
I was thinking about adding light and dark but for now stuck to these 6.
If you pick the fire card for example you can play Taranee or a made-up character who has the power of fire.
Theoretically you could also just play a human character who had some traumatic experience with fire or has firy-red hair.
The only limit is your imagination!
Now the players are set and the game can begin!
Let's say player A starts the first round. Player A picks up 5 action cards
and has to at least use 3 of them to start the adventure. After player A is finished, he/she draws new action cards until there are 5 on hi/her hand again. Then it's player B's turn. Player B also uses up 3-5 of his/her action cards to continue the story AND at some point has to introduce his/her own character into the story. This whole process continues until one of the players finishes the story, you decide to halt or stop the story at a point or you draw the "Sudden Death" card.
Once every player has had a turn, player A starts the next round by drawing action cards until he/she's got 5 on the hand again and continues the story.
Should you draw "useless" cards you can exchange 3 of your cards on the hand for one new of the stack before you start your story. The action cards can be of two kinds:Danger cards: Imprisoned (you or someone else is imprisoned); Broken Spell (Your magic is broken and can't cast any "spells"); Eyes in the dark (something lurks in the shadows, watching, attacking?); Nature's caprices (sudden weather change - storm/rain/snow/heat/etc.); Sudden Light! (You're blinded by a sudden light); Curse of the Divine (your next moves against your enemy will be forseen), etc.Luck cards: Gift of a nymph (you get a new power!); spiritual guide (you get assistance from your spiritual guide in animal form); Unison (you're super united with... your teammates/your inner self/ your element/etc.); Good Equipment (you're prepared for everything!); Mighty maps (Thanks to good maps you know exactly where you're going!), etc.
The above are just examples of what I was thinking about. There might be smaller things like quick sand or someone knocking over a table or spilling drinks or losing an object or finding a rope or whatever. So there would be quite some action cards. Some more powerful and others rather "lame" and not so very powerful. Though it always depends on what you use it for. So it's up to your creativity. Sudden Death
Just a fun idea I had: If this card is being drawn by any of the players it will be placed in the middle for everyone to see and the players have to finish the story or at least their character's part in it within the round. So if there are three players (A, B and C) and C picks the card he has to finish the story or at least somehow drop his character out of it. Maybe through death, maybe through a "I don't want to be part of this". Maybe through obduction or sudden disappearance, an accident making it impossible to continue in the adventure; having to return home to another planet, etc.
Okay! So much for my idea.
I just wanted to ask you guys what you think of that and if you have some ideas to share what kinds of actions or twists, characters or worlds etc YOU would put in there.