Written by Jon Hodgson, this standalone RPG is illustrated in conversation with the Midjourney AI. Rather than using Midjourney as some cheap artist replacement or page filler, Maskwitches explores what this strange tool can do in partnership with an artist. The artist prompts, and then responds to the results, and gradually a whole world unfolds.
We have created hundreds of evocative and unusual art pieces giving us a glimpse through the keyhole of time into a distant past imagined by a piece of very 21st century technology. The process of creating Maskwitches was an art piece in and of itself.
In The Silver Road each character has two things they’re good at and two things they are bad at. In Maskwitches of Forgotten Doggerland, these take the form of the masks the witches wear, and amulets they carry. Witches are able to trade and change their masks, making their characters’ identities extremely fluid.
Players take the role of witches who respond to the problems of the hunter gatherer communities of Forgotten Doggerland. Problems which frequently manifest into strange and horrific creatures which much be defeated in ritualised magical warfare.