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:

Labor Day
over 1 year ago – Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:35:20 PM

Today we’re pre-packing dice and miniature sets! 

I was never satisfied with the photo of the cool Familiars we’re offering. But this new photo does the trick!

If we’re pre-packing orders, this means the pledge manager is closing very soon! 

We’re on track to ship your first wave of minis, dice, starter sets, expansion maps, and T-shirts starting in September. The PDF version of War Mage Diary will likely follow late October and some of the other digital Stretch Goals will be peppered throughout the coming months as your tomes are being produced.

There are just a few folks who haven’t completed their surveys yet. Please take a minute to complete yours (the pledge manager closes Monday). And check out the Familiars. The Half-Frost Jotunn kicks butt!


The Next Stretch Goal Is Almost Here!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 07:20:59 PM

This summer has been a muddle for me.

Don’t get me wrong! it has been exciting and great without a chance to take a breath. On the heels of the Kickstarter closing, we had a fantastic Origins Game Fair, my wonderful daughter Zoe got married, I gained a great son, and then we followed up with a spectacular Gen Con. Where has the summer gone!?

On a side note: You may already know Zoe as the young Elf featured on the Enter Perdition box cover. 

We are just 12 days from finishing the surveys for the Kickstarter! 

Of 138, 98 are complete. That’s 40 folks to raise the the remaining $15 and push us past the $22.5k Stretch Goal! So far we have unlocked:

  • Mystic Dice
  • The Iron Golem mini
  • The Manticore miniature
  • The PDF Rules for War Mage Diary 
  • The leather-bound edition of War Mage Diary
  • The Creators Guide to tell your own WitchBorn adventures…

…And we are just $15 away from the Spell Cards

These five full-size sheets will be printed individually on heavier stock so you can review spells by school at a glance. We’ll add shorthand descriptions on the back. The picture below is the first layout for the school of Sky & Water.

Once the survey closes, I’ll be pulling together all the items that can ship right away (including a majority of the minis) and begin sending these in September. The PDF book should be out before winter sets in as well. I can’t wait!

I’ll be hitting you with reminders—but why wait?! Please complete your survey today if you haven’t already.



The Manticores Are Here!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 11:38:43 AM

We’re back from the Origins show in Ohio. What a great time! Thanks to friends old and new who attended. 

Now, it’s time to refocus on War Mage Diary!

We have 62% of surveys completed. Together you have already unlocked the leather-bound Stretch Goal and the Creators Guide. As you can see from the video, 150 manticores have arrived to fulfill Stretch Goal 3. 

Getting your survey completed means we can order all the necessary minis, hand-pack games, and get the T-shirts printed so we can start sending the first wave in September. If you already completed your survey,  thank you! If not, please take a few minutes. There are a lot of goodies coming your way.



Stretch Goals Keep Unlocking!
over 1 year ago – Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 05:14:33 PM

With 52% of the BackerKit surveys in, War Mage Diary will be Leather-Bound! And now your contributions have just unlocked the free Creators Guide for writing your own adventures for The WitchBorn®. That’s six Stretch Goals unlocked!

There’s still time to reach Stretch Goal number seven! If add-on sales raise another $2500 or more, I will add the free Spell Index Cards to your War Mage Diary pledges. These full size sheets will be redesigned to fit the theme of WMD and printed individually on heavier stock so you can review spells by school at a glance.

Thanks to everyone who has already completed their survey! If you haven’t made time yet, please give yours a look. There are some great deals like the reduced Golems and Unreal Beasts sets that are hard to pass up!


Leather-Bound Cover Unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 02:00:59 PM

You are an amazing group! With just 37% of surveys answered, we have unlocked the next Stretch Goal and War Mage Diary will be leather-bound! Thank you to everyone who bent their budget to make this happen.

Now is the best time to order additional copies at your discounted rate! The price per copy will go up once published, so take advantage of the Kickstarter pricing now. You also get one extra set of Stretch Goals with each copy! If friends missed out, they can piggyback on your survey or visit the Preorder Store.

Want to unlock another Stretch Goal? I want to reward you if we raise another $2500 by unlocking the $20k Creators Guide Stretch Goal too! This PDF guide shares tips for developing effective encounters and makes it easy to create your own discovery cards. Write story options for existing maps or build around your own terrain. Bring your monsters to life and explore your own little corner of Perdition. 

The Creators Guide will be ready when War Mage Diary publishes. I also plan to launch a contest where the best submissions will be professionally produced to share with the WitchBorn community!

I truly appreciate every pledge and the enthusiasm everyone has shown for The WitchBorn® game. As a small independent publisher, your pledges make it possible to continue delivering great new content. Thank you again! Best,


P.S. I you haven’t started your survey, please push us toward that next goal!