Published by Bully Pulpit Games
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro
Tonight We Fly
There was a night bomber regiment in World War Two composed entirely of women. These 200 women and girls, flying outdated biplanes from open fields near the front lines, attacked the invading German forces every night for 1,100 consecutive nights.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!
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.
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.
Components and Details
- Soft cover, full-color book. 188 pages.
- Includes PDF with purchase.
Number of players: 3-5
Style: Modified Powered by the Apocalypse. GM & Dice.
Creator: Jason Morningstar
- Night Witches Preview – 23 page extensive preview (PDF)
- Hand Outs – Playbooks, reference sheets, scenarios (PDF)
- The Unwomanly Face of War – Supplement for multi-table simultaneous play (PDF)