Tonight All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and compared to last year there has been a complete dearth of Witch Hunter material. Especially compared with last year! There are a lot of excuses I could throw out there, chef among them being that my group really hasn’t played since August! But most of it comes down to just being a bit tapped out this year. I’ve had to focus on a lot of other things, which hasn’t meant much time scratching notes in the old notebook.
But I’m not going to let a Halloween go by without something for fellow fans of the Witch Hunter rpg. This has been a strange year for us. No official releases, very little ink spilled about the direction of the game. The property has changed hands, and while there have been some promises, for the most part it’s been quiet as the grave.
Those of you who visit this site regularly know that since my group started play four years ago, we’ve incorporated a lot of “fixes” in our game. Most of them I’ve posted here in various blog posts spread out over three years. But if you are one of the two or three people who wish you could get all of our House Rules in one document, well today is your lucky day. Now you can download the Malleus Maleficarum (the Hammer of Witches) for Witch Hunter: The Invisible World 2nd edition. This is a compendium of all the house rules and tweaks we use in our game. I’m adding a link to the Downloads page as well. I’m understandably biased, but I feel these changes have really fine tuned the Witch Hunter experience for our group. And until we get an official errata document, this may be the closest thing you are going to find for the game. I claim no official position here, and obviously none of this is sanctioned by the Witch Hunter: Revelations campaign. But I really hope this is useful for those of you who have been following this site for your home games.
(Yes, this is a not-so-clever play on the real Malleus Maleficarum, an actual 17th century account of witch hunting and the Invisible World. Beyond the title, there is no relation between the two documents.)
Happy Halloween, everyone!