After becoming disillusioned with a previous game set in the world of Rowling's novels I was pleased to find this one. It's setting is creative and refreshing and allows you as a player to delve into a world before even the parents of The Boy Who Lived were born.
While it was relatively small when I started it has certainly grown. Like all game still in its infancy there have been a few teething problems, this has been mainly down to the way some players have found it difficult to interpret the fantastically creative setting the staff have placed everyone in.
There can be challenges in playing a game in a modern historical setting. People can struggle to place their own minds in the past; use the wrong slang, dress or behave inappropriately or find it difficult to understand why the world in the 1930s was a crueler, darker place where we did not know the horrors happening across the world and if we did we were maybe not as bothered about them as we are now.
That is where the staff come in. Though there are just two staff; a husband and wife duo, they work tirelessly to help orient new players and also older ones like myself. They are polite and firm, consistent as possible in their work and what is more they admit they make mistakes.
Unlike a lot of games this one practices transparency. You know who staff are. There are set hours when you can approach them, but they also are willing to deal with smaller matters anytime. You know which players play which characters. You know that you are playing a game which is populated by mature adult players who behave accordingly.
In my period playing this game I have taken on a more difficult job, become seriously ill and been hospitalized and throughout it all the staff and the players have been supportive of me. It is not often you find a game which is as welcoming as it claims. This one is. But don't come to Witchcraft and Wizardry and expect everything to be done for you, this is, as I said, a game for mature players who push their own plots and find their own roleplay. It is a place for you to be independent and most of all to have fun otherwise none of us would be there.
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