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Witchburner

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Witchburner is a novella-length rpg adventure. It's an intimate, tragic adventure of witch hunting in a town huddled between rivers and mountains and forests one wet and cold October.
Over 64 pages it delivers a mostly system-neutral adventure with:
  • A brief description of the town with an ill-labelled map. Scrawl on it.
  • A detailed breakdown of how to run the social investigation adventure.
  • Simple rules for time, alcohol, love, fear, the mob, and, yes, torture (I mean, it's witchburner, after all).
  • A breakdown on how to adapt OSR stats for play on the fly.
  • A few random encounters.
  • Some "inexplicable witchcraft related phenoma".
  • A tracker for 30 key NPCs.
  • A massive, watch-by-watch breakdown of a whole 30-day month (October, if you're asking. The 31st is not included).
  • An even more massive breakdown of the aforementioned 30 townspeople (NPCs), their houses, treasures, secret lore, and household, giving you about 100 different NPCs.
  • An appendix with some stuff, including suggested music.
  • And a little art.

What people have said:
"Everything has this sense of horror ... these are people who survived [war] and can easily wind up burned to death by the party." —an editor.

"This is amazing. I started to read it over my morning coffee and couldn't put it down. I've never been so immersed by an RPG module before. The detail of the villagers, the town, the history, the weird, all awesome ... I would totally read a novel in this setting." —a patron.

This work was made possible with the gracious support of the Heroes of the Stratometaship, Luka's Patreon (WizardThiefFighter).
 
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Jens R June 11, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hi Luka,
thanks a lot... now I have to have it printed again - lol. Great stuff.
Does it say Erpanded on the cover or am I blind?
Cheers
Jens

PS. Would you like to see pix of the first edition I had printed? Send me a pm.
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Luka R June 11, 2019 10:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Haha, it's an odd "x" in that font :D - I agree, looks very r-ish.
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Luka R June 11, 2019 10:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
PS - I'd love to see that. How do I send a pm, tho?
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Jens R June 12, 2019 10:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hey Luka,
I am not sure about the pm... I'll figure it out.
About the x/r-gag, I have the font too and it is quite odd.
cheers
Jens
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Jens R June 12, 2019 10:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Can I contact you via your Webpage?
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Jens R June 12, 2019 10:20 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Message sent... Hope to hear from you
Cheers...
Jens
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Luka R June 13, 2019 5:28 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Yep! Arrived! :D
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Jens R March 18, 2019 5:02 am UTC
PURCHASER
Hi Luka,
is it okay if I take the PDF of Witchburner I bought to a copyshop and have it made into a booklet?
Cheers
Jens
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Luka R March 18, 2019 2:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Oh, totally, Jens :) so long as you don't sell it, the .pdf is yours to print, ring-bind, and game with :)
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Jens R March 19, 2019 11:43 am UTC
PURCHASER
Great!
I just took the PDF apart - extracted the images and retouched/edited (affinity Photo) the missing bleed for print. Reassembled (affinity Publisher Beta) the text with the images (4c) and sent it to my copyshop for digital printing. Will be done coming Monday. I can not wait to see it. The artwork is worth printing. Wenn you get the pod version ready I will buy a copy - should look better than my version. I hope it will be hardcover.
Cheers
Jens
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Luka R March 19, 2019 10:30 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sounds cool! And yeah, for future versions might boost up the margins a wee bit.
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Daniel Enoch T March 12, 2019 9:31 pm UTC
I am also waiting for PoD and you got my business once that happens. PS everyone, there is a very cool kickstarter with Lika contributing currently going on as of the date of this post. I funded.
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Luka R March 13, 2019 12:15 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll try to set it up for a test run, and then publish it soon!
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Daniel Enoch T March 13, 2019 5:26 am UTC
Edit: "LUKA" - sorry for the typo all...
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Luka R March 18, 2019 2:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
It's ok.

-Lucas
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Jens R March 09, 2019 6:50 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Will there be a print version. I like me something to leaf through...
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Jens R March 11, 2019 3:31 am UTC
PURCHASER
My bad. POD means "print on demand", I presume. This answers my question.
I'll wait on that - looking forward to it!
Cheers
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Luka R March 13, 2019 12:15 am UTC
PUBLISHER
it's good :) yes, there will be a print-on-demand version.
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Thilo G March 05, 2019 1:48 am UTC
FEATURED REVIEWER
Is there a difference, content-wise, between this and the print Funeral Edition? Just asking, since I managed to get my hand on the Funeral Edition.
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Luka R March 06, 2019 1:40 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, there is a little bit of difference. The Funeral Edition has more art, for one thing, and several worksheets too.

I'll be updating this edition with the extra content at some point.
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David H November 04, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Is there going to be a stapled POD edition either here or on Lulu?
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Colin C November 30, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
I'm also wondering this.
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Luka R December 01, 2018 2:38 am UTC
PUBLISHER
So, I'm in talks to do a limited edition zine run. After that, I will set up a POD, too.
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Michael N December 24, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Sounds awesome. How will people learn about it if it goes through?
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Luka R December 25, 2018 2:42 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Every .pdf buyer will get a notification with a discount coupon and there'll be public announcements by the regular suspects: Hydra, XXX, etc.
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Michael N February 05, 2019 5:54 am UTC
PURCHASER
Luka, is there an estimated date of release for the POD codes? Thanks.
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Luka R February 08, 2019 12:20 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll order the proofs for a POD in March. I've got my plate full right now with a little something for the UVG ... ;)
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Michael N May 16, 2019 5:19 am UTC
PURCHASER
Luka, backed UVG at a high level so I know you’re busy. Any updates on the PoD for this book? I hate to be a pain in the rear but I’m still excited to get a print copy. Thanks for the cool products and keep up the good work.
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Luka R May 28, 2019 2:54 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll sort it out after the UVG book is finished, promise! :)
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