A downloadable solo journaling RPG

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You are a hedge witch. You live in a little cottage in the woods and spend your days looking after the forest. Sometimes you have to do tough things the old-fashioned way. There’s a lot of work to be done, and you only have a little bit of magic. 

Scrape your knees and get back up again in this cozy little game about the value of a hard-learned lesson and failing forward. 

Hedge Witch can be played alone or with a friend. You will need two six-sided dice and a standard deck of playing cards including two Jokers.
Your downloads include a 20-page illustrated player's handbook and the postcard sized minigame "Flycatcher". Everything is available in both full colour and b/w printer friendly versions.

Thanks to the labours of Kurt, from A Smouldering Lighthouse, an audiobook version of this game is available for download. Kurt separated the game into easy-to-navigate chapters to make it more accessible. Thank you so much, Kurt!

Hedge Witch, Sorcière des haies, est maintenant disponible en français !

This game was translated into French by the incredibly talented Erell who works with Axolotl Press. If you would like a French-language physical copy, please check out their shop. Thank you, Erell. You do amazing work.

Dedicated to my absolutely magical niece Erica.
A big thank-you to my brother Lawrence, who always catches my typos.

Updated 5 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(51 total ratings)
AuthorShouting Crow
TagsCozy, Cute, journaling, Solo RPG, Tabletop role-playing game, witch


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this solo journaling RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

flycatcher.pdf 65 kB
flycatcherprintfriendly.pdf 65 kB
alternatecharactersheet.pdf 26 kB
charactersheet.pdf 26 kB
hedgewitch.pdf 228 kB
hedgewitchprintfriendly.pdf 229 kB
editionfrancais 239 kB
Hedge Witch Audiobook 1.1.zip 31 MB


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Community Copy

If you cannot purchase a copy right now, please enjoy a Community Copy.

  • New copies will be added to the pool for every purchase of $6 or more and for every 5-star review.
  • If you take a community copy but end up buying the game later, let me know! I'll add a new community copy to the pool.

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Looks absolutely lovely! From the art to the page layout to even font choice, it forms a cohesive cosy little game i look forward to playing with my little one ("solo"-ing together)

Hello there! I was curious if you'd be interested in me translating this game from English to Polish? I'd like to contact you somewhere more private to discuss details, if you're interested that is!

Hello! I’m an educator looking to use journaling RPGs to get my struggling readers excited about writing.  Will you have community copies available soon?  Thanks!

Added some just for you, Hedge Witch is very school-age appropriate.

Thank you so much! It looked from the description like it was but I definitely can’t afford to buy things just to check them. I got one of the community copies and will be back with a review after I get to start these with my students. 


Will there be more community copies anytime soon? I'm looking to get into journaling RPGs, and I think this might be the one! (Love the Gameboy-esque color schemes!!!!)

Done! I hope you have fun with it. <3


When will be more community copies available?

I just added some just for you! <3

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart <3

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I just found this game and read it entirely, top to bottom. I claimed the community copy, but as soon as I get the money I'm buying this game twice and also giving it a five star review!

I can't properly express how I felt good with this game. so cozy, so respectful, so kind. respecting pronouns, being so wholesome. this conquered a very special place in my heart. thank you guys who made this!

ps: I would love to translate it to Brazilian Portuguese (or perhaps Spanish too!) my contact email is on my website/portfolio: https://mikumikudice.github.io/miko.html

Hi, Miko! I sent you an email but never heard back. This whole comment really made my month, thank you so much. 

replying right now! I've been away from emails, my fault


This looks so cute!! <3 I'll make sure to save it, it seems perfect for a birthday gift ^^


Easy 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 + 🌟 for pronouns!


You seriously include a pronouns spot on the character sheet for a SOLO game?  Come on.  There is zero reason for that other than to advertise how progressive and hip you are.  


As written in the description for the game, Hedgewitch can be played alone or with a friend but I guess you saw the word pronoun and shut down.



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Why include names on a SOLO game?? It's not like anyone will have to call you by your name /sarcastic


When you think everyone is wrong but you, you always end up posting nonsense to prove how virtuous you are. Your comment is a good example of that.

And that's a problem, because...?