There was a night bomber regiment in World War Two composed entirely of women. These 200 women and girls, flying outdated biplanes, attacked the invading German forces every night for 1,100 consecutive nights.
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.
Night Witches can be played for a single two-hour session or expanded into a literal campaign following the Regiment across the entire Second World War.
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.
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?
System: Modified Powered by the Apocalypse
Mechanic: GM & Dice
Number of Players: 3 - 5
Themes: Wartime, Camaraderie, Gender Roles