War Mage Diary

Created by Cory at The WitchBorn

Perdition is overrun by WitchBorn returned from the dead. Battle this grave threat with magic and artifacts from this all-new tome.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Wanderers Steal Their Way Into War Mage Diary
9 days ago – Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 08:25:09 AM

With the release of Curse of the Wanderers, folks on Talk WitchBorn have been asking if these pesky Halfling sneak thieves will impact War Mage Diary.

The answer is an undeniable “YES!”

I am going back and reevaluating spells like Alpha, Entwine, Pox, and more to see how our Surefooted and sticky-fingered friends fit in. Should a Wanderer ride a dragon? Should the Fortune-Teller’s unusual brand of magic be explored further in this tome? 

To be honest, I don’t have all the answers yet. After thinking about little but WMD for a year, Curse was an unexpected creation. This leaves some loose ends to tie up! Overall, integration should be simple, like the small update to the Flare spell pictured. (Let’s keep these little boogers honest!)

Rather than piecemeal these updates out, I’ll wait until the book is in a near-finished form and get you a newer PDF. And please keep questions on the beta version coming. They are a huge help!


P.S. If you haven’t checked out Curse of the Wanderers™ yet, you can get the newest PDF rules here.

New Halflings! Now Half-Off!
29 days ago – Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 01:53:51 PM

The newest and most doomed war clan is available NOW!

There are a lot of misconceptions about Wanderers. Yes, they’re short. About the perfect height to lay a crushing elbow into an Orc’s privates. Wanderers have big flippers for feet. Enormous really, with a big twisted mat of hair on top. They were cursed ages ago over a little property dispute with a goddess. Her Curse is real. Bad stuff happens all the time.

(Warped people find this funny for some reason).


  • Get the 24-page PDF rulebook, the Wanderers roster, and templates
  • Build the strangest war clan of Gluttons ever
  • Earn the oddest skills from Ape to Wild Strike
  • Find out why your Wanderer has an uncontrollable urge to Snatch everything (and why everyone hates them!)

Curse of the Wanderers is normally priced at $13.13

Add the Wanderers and if your cart totals $25 or more, you’ll get $6.66 refunded. (Give me a few hours since this is done manually). This makes Curse of the Wanderers FREE!


P.S. Curse of the Wanderers was unplanned—just a fun side-project I had discussed with friends and family over the holidays. The tiny and newly detailed war clan is going to have a big impact on Perdition that you will begin to see soon through all the adventure apps. An even bigger impact will come from how Wanderers fit into War Mage Diary as I finish final edits and design!


Get the full overview on YouTube.

about 2 months ago – Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 11:52:40 AM

One of the most unusual spells in the new War Mage Diary is Sin Eater. The idea grew out of a need for Paladins to restore their honor after a fall from grace but it’s also helpful to Daughters of Twilight and others like Ogres who don’t want to face negative repercussions from prejudice.

If you backed this Kickstarter, you should have received a message on how to download a copy. And for players with a previous digital version of the book, be sure to download the newest copy in your account at WitchBorn.com. The PDF has got some amazing stuff I’m sure you’ll enjoy. And if you’re newer to The WitchBorn, preorder the book or get in on the beta test now at: https://www.witchborn.com/index.cfm/rules/warmage


Stretch Goal 4 is here!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 08:23:36 PM

Once again, thank you for bringing magic to Perdition! 

Backers please watch for a message with a link to a beta version of the new War Mage Diary. While this beta has more to come, I’m excited to share it because this is so far beyond anything already released. 

Below you can check out some sample spreads from the book and a snippet from my last photo shoot. Little did I know there would be a snowstorm in late October to wipe out all our fall colors—so glad I went out when I did!

Please have a happy holiday and enjoy!


P.S. If you were a late backer, shoot an email to Cory@WitchBorn.com and I’ll get your link out also!

2 months ago – Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 04:58:30 PM

After a couple of intense weeks of work, now the Dark Pact spell is finished for War Mage Diary. This lets your mage summon demons. The first few pages cover casting the thoroughly evil Dark Pact spell, followed by pages of stats, unique traits, weapons, and unique attacks. Check out the first two pages above!

Demons are another classification of creature—a bit of a mix between Faerie and WitchBorn—and they earn levels! Of course, demons expect a tribute to remain in your war clan—perhaps even your mage’s soul!

UPDATE. This tome has expanded greatly from the original 180 planned pages to 224…so far! The extra work is well worth it but I realize I have fallen behind in delivering the PDF version of the book. I have decided to release an early PDF including rules on casting spells, the spells, mage skills, new equipment (at least where it is now), and templates. 

Some sections won’t be included in the PDF but there will be plenty of meat to get set playtesting. And that’s the goal. If many of you get playing sooner, you’ll find questions, flaws, and loopholes that we can address before the final version arrives.  

My goal is to deliver a book before I take a Christmas break. That’s not far off—I’ll keep you posted if things change. I can’t wait to share this stuff!