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Children of Midnight: Coven Quickstart is a gender inclusive urban horror Forged in the Dark table-top game.

Players take the roles of Wyld Witches and their Familiars who form a Coven for mutual support in a dark and harsh modern world.


It's the not-too-distant future and you live on the cusp of the old world and the new world. Your magical powers are wyld and unregistered. You can't rely on the electronic infrastructure of the world economy or interact with bots on the street because of the dangerous reactions electronics have to your unbound abilities. Your family may have even cut ties with you to prevent retribution from The Order or its private witch-hunting army, The Redwatch.

Wyld witches must also contend with the fae who play some mysterious role in their powers.

Despite the challenges, you have a familiar who is always looking out for you and a coven of other wyld witches you can always turn to. With your coven's abilities and a powerful patron spirit you fight to take back power from the elites; make the world better for yourself and your covenmates, and for the next generation of witches.


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Children of Midnight: Coven Quickstart is developed by Gavin Moore, written by Gavin & Aine Moore. cover and creative Direction by Aine Moore, art by Vilina Ardashirova (@nemesis_forsa_art), logo by Francita Soto (byfrancita.com).

Children of Midnight: Coven is based on Blades in the Dark, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license


Children of Midnight: Coven was inspired by Jonathan Brazell and hundreds of our witchy friends from all over the world in various circles and walks of life. We set out to in early 2021 to make a game that celebrates witches rather than tacking them on as an afterthought. Children of Midnight: Coven may appear dystopian, but we intend to show that diverse witches have the tools to better their coven's lives and reshape society.


If you find an error, misspelling, inconsistency or rules that need some additional finessing please let us know at: support@balsamicmoongames.com.

Updated 9 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorBalsamic Moon Games Collective
TagsDark, fae, Forged in the Dark, Magic, morningstar, Narrative, quickstart, supernatural, urban-fantasy, witch


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Children of Midnight: Coven Quickstart v1.3 8 MB
Consequences Chart 10 MB
Quickstart Consent Form 90 kB
Children of Midnight: Coven Grimoire Printable Color 958 kB
Children of Midnight: Coven Grimoire Printable B&W 938 kB
Quickstart GM Cheat Sheet 40 kB
Quickstart Game Flow Cheat Sheet 6 MB
Children of Midnight Grimoire Auto-Fill 6 MB
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Review posted here: https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2022/08/100-days-of-halloween-children-of.html


Thank you!


I helped playtest this game, it was a blast!  The character splats are creative and fun to play. The system has a two stage experience process,  one for the player and one for the coven that made it feel like we were all growing as a group.