System Mastery 39 – Witch Girls Adventures
Witches! Rustics! Technomancers! The Ugly One! It’s Witch Girls Adventures, and it’s your chance to step into the stylish shoes of a 13-year old witch and go on way cool adventures, maybe even at the mall. Shopping! This game is aimed a little young, so we try to puzzle out what makes a good game for kids while we’re at it.
Editor’s note: Don’t forget to send in questions for the new show, Afterthought. Let us know anything you want us to talk about at firstname.lastname@example.org! Also, is this actually a fetish game? Have we been fooled? A lot of the internet seems to think so.
Saying “Hey look, boobies!” would be an EXTREMELY effective way to win Roger Ebert over.
Interesting, especiallly how you mentioned the non-sexualised and empowerment thing. There’s a rolling claim that this game was written by, and for, people with transformation/domination fetishes. Did you find that?
Not really. I mean it’s got a lot of transformation spells in it, but that seems like it’s just in-theme for teenage witches. That’s like 3/4s of what they do in cartoons, with the other quarter given over to delivering wicked burns to each other in malls.
That said, I certainly don’t think it’s impossible, because it is the internet.
Punch Witch… So basically a witch version of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star.
I’m imagining the actor playing Toph in the theater-recap episode of Avatar.
WGA is clearly aimed at children, but I don’t think I would ever let an actual child read it. The gleeful, casual cruelty exhibited by the protagonists in the comic sections (which double as examples-of-play) genuinely disturbed me. This is a game where the normal – encouraged, even – response to being mildly inconvenienced is some hellish Old Testament style worse-than-death punishment, and while I do realize all children are bloodthirsty little devils inside and any RPG session run by kids for kids is likely to devolve into a mass murder simulation of some sort, I still don’t think that outright sadism needs to be actively encouraged.
It’s mostly just the one character that does it, though. Which we have discovered is apparently part of the author’s transformation fetish thing. Every other example character uses magic in more of a Sabrina the Teenage Witch fashion than a Tween Murderhobo fashion. It’s like if you just removed anything having to do with Lucinda and her penchant for murder, you’d have a game that I would actually recommend to kids.
That one character is definitely the Draco Malfoy of the book. It’s a shame they never call her out as a bad guy and sort of just glorify her instead.
Witch girl adventures
Sabrina the teenage harry potter knockoff? Just going by the font and picture im getting so many knockoff cash in vibes
Its like when i see knockoff disney movies like genie man and king of lions