Burn the Witch! A Salem Kingdom
For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken … we shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us…
–John Winthrop’s sermon to the Puritan colonists, sixty years before the witch trials
Evil lurks in the heart of Salem. But is it witchcraft, the Devil, or just the bitterness and envy of your friends and neighbors?
This is the first Kingdom seed release from the Kickstarter campaign. It’s inspired by Peter Adkison’s new short film The Devil Walks In Salem, which was itself based on the fantastic Salem Fiasco game I played with Caroline Hobbs, Jerome Virnich and Pat Kemp.
Could you really ask for a juicier Kingdom than Salem Village? A community striving to be a model of righteousness but torn apart by fear and superstition?
Truth to be told: in the original game, our Salem didn’t turn out too happily. Bad stuff happened to good people. When you watch the movie, you’ll see what I mean (no spoilers!). Can your Salem turn out differently? Play and find out.