I was excited to spend the first two Wednesdays of November 2022 with Geoff and Don of Damn Good Games livestreaming an actual play of Hexingtide (using its current Playtest 2 rules; Playtest 3 coming soon). These two nights were first broadcast on their Twitch stream, but have since been moved to their YouTube.
If you’ve been curious about the rules, I think you’ll enjoy these Hexingtide actual play videos:
Part 1: Hexingtide Character Creation
The first session was some introductory content, a bit of an interview, and most of the evening talking through character creation.
Hexingtide is a minimalist TTRPG system, most certainly. But as it uses open-ended descriptors, character creation isn’t as quick as some OSR-style games. It requires characters to bring their creative thinking to the table first.
Part 2: Hexingtide Adventure Actual Play
The second session was the meat and potatoes of the adventure itself. Our three PCs have been called out to a country roadhouse aside a country road in search of missing farmers. What strange fate awaits them deeper into the wood?