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TONIGHT WE FLY

There was a night bomber regiment in World War Two composed entirely of women. Natural-born Soviet airwomen.

These 200 women and girls, flying outdated biplanes from open fields near the front lines, attacked the invading German forces every night for 1,100 consecutive nights. When they ran out of bombs they dropped railroad ties.

To each other they were sisters, with bonds forged in blood and terror. To the Red Army Air Force they were an infuriating feminist sideshow. To the Germans they were simply Nachthexen—Night Witches.

Night Witches is a tabletop role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland in her darkest hour. Can you do your duty and strike blow after blow against the Fascists? Can you overcome discrimination and outright sabotage and rise above your sexist comrades? Are there limits to patriotism—or endurance? Play Night Witches and find out!

Night Witches requires 3-5 players, who will take turns in the role of game master during the game. It can be played for a single two-hour session or expanded into a literal campaign following the Regiment across the entire Second World War. Either way, you’ll tell an epic tale of heroism and sacrifice that honors the women who did it for real.

The game is based on Vincent Baker’s brilliant Apocalypse World and is heavily modified from that core to meet the demands of Night Witches. We also took inspiration from the many offshoots already on tables everywhere—Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Sagas of the Icelanders, and others.

In play you will alternate between day and night, with unique moves for each. Days are about renewal and interpersonal conflict, and nights are about hair-raising bombing missions on historically accurate targets across the Soviet Union, Poland, and, in the end, Germany. Missions are crazy dangerous and you have to make hard choices constantly. And when they end, a whole new kind of danger is waiting back at the airbase—paranoid secret police, sexist Red Army officials who want you to fail, and chronic supply shortages are just the beginning of your troubles!

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Joshua H March 29, 2015 10:57 am UTC
Will you eventually offer this on a Print On Demand basis here?
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Steve S March 30, 2015 5:13 am UTC
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Hi Joshua,

We're looking into having a POD option here at Drivethru, but at the moment the print book is available at Indie Press Revolution and through distirbutors and game stores in the US and abroad. Feel free to contact us directly if you need help finding a store that sells our games!
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Georgina D March 22, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
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I've been looking forward to this! Can't wait to try it out on my gaming group.
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March 22, 2015 7:48 am UTC
Can we get a preview pdf of this one to get an idea of quality before purchase?
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Steve S March 25, 2015 3:54 am UTC
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Hi Jenette! Thanks for asking. We put a preview PDF, along with the handout files, up on our site for download. You can find them here: http://www.bullypulpitgames.com/downloads/index.php?cat=12
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184
ISBN
978-0-9883909-2-8
Publisher Stock #
BPG014
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47.23 MB
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File Last Updated:
March 18, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on March 15, 2015.