The Diabolical Compact Trail
Once a player reaches 21 on the Diabolical Compact trail, they are condemned to be hanged for witchcraft! The image below represents where Sarah Good (red), Sarah Osborne (green), Rebecca Nurse (yellow), George Burroughs (pink), Tituba (orange), and Martha Corey (blue) stand as of the most recent episode of the podcast.
Meet the Accused Witches
Keegan is a cancer, pisces rising, an artist, actor, sorcerer, playwright, and teacher. He has been writing about witches for years for National Novel Writing Month. He enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, communing with the nearly dead, and wargaming.
Rita Feinstein is a poet, fiction writer, and creative writing teacher, and this podcast is the first thing she’s ever done that doesn’t have “workshop” in the title. She’s currently working on a young adult novel-in-verse about a self-proclaimed witch who has a crisis of faith when her apocalyptic prediction doesn’t come true. When Rita isn’t writing, revising, editing, or submitting, she can be found shouting “Go, Gary, go!” while playing The Witcher 3.
Robin Cedar is a writer and teacher. Any claims she’s a witch are pure speculation so please don’t pay any attention to her collection of tarot cards and a disproportionate number of crystals in her apartment. Or that she lives in a Salem (but not the Salem). She is a professor of writing and so spends most of her time teaching others how to write rather than doing her own writing, although glimmers of her poems might exist online and she’s editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Random Sample Review. She also likes whales. If you want her to cry, ask her about orca.
Taylor Garcia van Biljon is a graphic designer and resident space bear on the comedy sci-fi podcast Backwater Bastards, and she currently resides in Iceland a mere 34 minutes away from the local witch drowning pool, which is currently not in use. At least she thinks it’s not.
Ren Matley is a mom, farmer, and history nerd. She’s also a podcaster with Will of the Dice. Her tendency to talk with animals has resulted in her being accused of being a witch more than once. She’s absolutely not though. Just ask the goats.
Pegwina is the youngest of five sisters whom are often perceived as witches. The sisters Quinn embrace the craft in various traditional manners such as gardening, cooking, storytelling, and the occasional wearing of the costume. Pegwina has an especially spectacular pair of red glittering slippers. There is also historical precedent of Quinn women at trial (1884) based on my Great Great Grandmother Ann Nerney Quinn who was accused of poisoning her husband to death, but was ultimately set free.