The Witcher fans across the globe can once again cheer, as our favorite White Wolf returns to us. This iteration of his adventures, though, will not take place on the screen of your TVs or monitors, oh no. This time the Witcher comes as pen & paper RPG. Developed by R. Talsorian Games, who has also created Cyberpunk 2020, Castle Falkenstain and gag-anime theme RPG Teenagers from Outer Space, it has finally arrived at August 2nd.
Story and timetable
The game itself takes place during the 3rd Nilfgaardian War, while Gerald is travelling all across the Continent, slaying monsters and charming witches. Anyone of the opposite gender, really. And during that turbulent time myriads of stories are playing out, yours is but one among them. Will your adventure take you in the midst of the brutal war with Nilfgaard, cross your path with legendary characters of the Witcher universe, or will you make your own way? All of it is possible.
Races, classes and mechanics
In The Witcher Role-Playing Game, you can play as one of the 4 races: humans, elves, dwarves or witchers. Each race grants your character 3 unique skills and comes with its own social standing. You may not be welcome in human cities as an elf, but Scoia’tael will be much more amenable. And nobody really likes witchers, just tolerating them.
After choosing your race, you will need to choose your class. There are 9 of those: Bard, Craftsman, Criminal, Mage, Doctor, Mercenary, etc. Each one comes with their own abilities, skill trees, merits and flaws. That wide array of available classes allows for more flexible roleplaying of you character and its backstory. Of course, The Witcher game simply can’t exist without monsters to hunt, so there is a bestiary with a variety of unique beasts that you can hunt and, with luck and skill, kill.
Have fun, and stay tuned for more gaming news!