What this is
This is a Story Game Replay
A story game is game wherein the players collaborate to create a new story together. Much like long-form theatre improvisation, the players come up with the story as they go along using the premise and structure provided by the individual game. Different games encourage the creation of different types of story. A ‘replay’ is a transcript of a session of play.
This game is called Witch: the Road to Lindisfarne
Witch is set in England in 1350, during the height of the Black Death. A young woman, Elouise, has confessed to using witchcraft, which has brought the plague upon the country. The Church has decreed that she will be taken to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and there be burnt to cleanse the land of the plague. A game of Witch is the story of that journey.
This is a game for 4-6 players. One player represents Elouise and the others take the role of her escort: Brother Armond, a monk in service to the Church; Sir Hayden, an old and just knight untested in battle, Berrick, a young squire in the service of Sir Hayden; ‘Sir’ Thorne, a knight and a deserter from the Crusades; and Ham, a guide of dubious character. This particular group had only 5 players and so didn’t include Berrick.
The story proceeds through a series of scenes, much like a theatre play or film. Witch provides a specific Four Act structure to follow and specifies which player is responsible for beginning each scene.
Read the Replay here (note, this replay is no longer available)
Watch the intro video here http://youtu.be/0_cG7nVBL_o
To find out more about Witch: the Road to Lindisfarne, or to buy to game, see www.ukroleplayers.com/witch