The Witcher Pen and Paper RPG

  • Has anyone played it? I've flipped through the book and it's absolutely gorgeous but before I spend money on it I just wanted to know what people thought about it.

  • Pitcrew

    @zombiegenesis Haven't looked through it yet, but it's from R. Talsorian, so it's probably going to use either their Fuzion or Interlock (Cyberpunk) game system. Both are decent, easy to learn systems.

  • @runescryer


    It’s by Mike’s son, so...who knows! Well, rather, I don’t.

  • Looks more like CP2020 than Fuzion.

  • Pitcrew

    IT uses the Cyberpunk systems pretty cleanly, I've looked through it and made a few characters.

    Some of the design decisions are.. questionable. Especially the incredible emphasis on crafting which takes up well over twenty to thirty pages it feels like- to make the same exact limited selection of gear you could usually just buy for coin or be handed as rare loot by the game master... Like why bother spending your incredibly limited space and resources on something that clearly would be a good expansion, but is unnecessary to play the game. Especially when there is so much different and better content that should be focused on. More Monsters (NO VAMPIRES, nekkers, foglets... and if an monster has a 'clone or similar to' version of itself? Thats not in there, even as a seperate stat block.), More varied equipment, any sort of feat or trait system to allow for even greater character diversity... yah..)

    Or the fact that there is no class for Dwarves and Elves that actually work and make sense and take advantage of their skills. You know.. like a squirrel class? There is just a lot of mismatchs for things. Like why does this group of things for randomly geneated backgrounds give stat bonuses, but this doesn't? What exactly is this free family heirloom do that I'm getting? Why does this class not have this skill? Why bother having talent trees if you can eventually just take everything? Why not just have feats instead? Why does the witcher class get a penalty to empathy, when the game even admits that is a lie made up by organizations to ostracize them? Literally Geralt uses it as a fuck you type joke excuse when he's messing with people.. Blah blah blah, bitch bitch, moan moan.

    It's a fun read though, and gameplay wise, I'm sure it's pretty good.

  • @misadventure said in The Witcher Pen and Paper RPG:

    Looks more like CP2020 than Fuzion.

    That's Interlok, by the way.

    Yes I'm a R.Tal fan.

  • In case anyone is interested, there's a brand new Cyberpunk bundle at Bundle of Holding.

  • @rnmissionrun said in The Witcher Pen and Paper RPG:

    In case anyone is interested, there's a brand new Cyberpunk bundle at Bundle of Holding.

    +1, but CP2020 is the better sourcebook.

    And wouldn't you know it, they're having a Bundle of Holding for that, too!

    There's good stuff in both.

  • @thenomain Oh, I didn't notice that one! I ended up buying both, even though I already own the entire set of CP2020 books in printed form. Thanks for the heads up.

Log in to reply