While you’re welcome to bring your own character ideas, we’ve got many wonderful pre-written characters that you can play as well. If you’ve bought a ticket to our event, you’ll eventually receive an email that includes a link to our player form. In this form we’ll ask you if you wish to play a pre-written character or not. If you’ve check “yes”, we’ll send you one a few months before the game.
Yes, our characters are written in a gender neutral way and you can interpret them in any way you want. At the game we use HE/HER/THEM pronouns.
I requested a pre-written character when I filled out the player form but I don’t like the one I got. Can I change it?
Yes, pre-written characters are just a guideline. You’re welcome to change them. The only thing that can’t be changed is their year, path and house. Drop us a line at [email protected], and we’ll see what we can do to help.
Yes, but there’s a 10% surcharge, because of processing costs.
Czocha College of Wizardry
Yes, there’s a parking lot near the castle.
Yes, it is possible to book an extra night before the game. Look in the Extras category, and find Early Arrivals for the event you are attending.
No, day to day the castle operates as a hotel and things such as towels, pillows, blankets, sheets etc. will be provided.
We organize a bus from Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport in Berlin that brings people to the castle and back again (bus tickets can be bought on our website). However, you’re very welcome to come by your own means. The castle is only accessible by car. There’s no nearby public transport.
The tavern only accepts cash (either Euros or Polish Zloty).
Unfortunately the game takes place in a 12th century castle. As such, there are no elevators. We would not recommend people with mobility issues attend, due to the lack of elevators and the castles at times very steep stairs.
The castle is a an actual 12th century castle, and while there is heating in the rooms, a lot of the common areas are maintained in their historical state. Pack scarves, sweaters and woolen socks. Those clothes will fit right in anyway.
Castle Czocha is a medieval castle but it’s also a hotel. Most rooms have a 2 star hotel standard. Some are more luxurious, some a bit less so. The most comfortable rooms are reserved for people with specific (health) needs.
Rooms will be occupied by 2-5 people. Some rooms have a shared bathroom and toilet.
We recommend you bring:
- warm clothing (the weather in Poland can be unpredictable)
- comfortable shoes
- a ball outfit
- your own wand
- a notebook and pen (ink is not allowed)
- a cool hat (Witchards love hats)
- a sports outfit if you’d like to play Fireball (a popular Witchard game similar to dodge ball)
- any other specific costumes you’d like to wear
- cash (Euros or Polish Zloty), if you’d like to buy something from the tavern
- you’re allowed to bring your own alcohol if you do not wish to buy this from our tavern (we sell beers and cocktails at low local prices)
College of Wizardry takes place at Castle Czocha, Sucha, Lesna, southern Poland.
Yes, all meals from Thursday afternoon snacks till Sunday morning breakfast are included. Drinks such as coffee, tea and orange juice are also included. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are not included.
Yes, everyone at a Witchards event will speak English. You do not have to have a high level in spoken or written English to enjoy the game though. An intermediate level is largely enough.
Yes, we aim to cater to all food preferences and allergies.
Yes, we’ve had many players who’ve come on their own and had an amazing time. They even made many new friends along the way!
Our game is designed to be as inclusive as possible and our staff is always there to help.
Not at this time.
Yes, Witchards events are designed to be inclusive, easy to play, and has very few rules that you have to remember. While you’re welcome to read up on as much in-game material and lore as you want, you are in no way expected to know it all.
The pre-game workshops are there to help you understand the game, meet other players and feel at ease with the concept of immersive role-playing.
The pre-game workshops are there to help you understand the game, meet other players and feel at ease with the concept of immersive role-playing. They touch upon subjects such as castle safety, player safety (emotional and physical), consent, game mechanics, how to play magic, study paths and classes, House values, and practical details.
There can be a couple of reasons why you are not getting our emails.
First of all, if you didn’t buy your ticket we do not have consent to email you.
You’ll have to get in touch with us via [email protected] to give that consent. We value your privacy and your right to choose who contacts you, and as such we follow European regulations stating that consent cannot be granted through a third party.
Secondly, even if you did buy your tickets yourself, there can be a number of reasons why you are not receiving them.
Often we find that people have anti-spam software that “helpfully” unsubscribes them from mailing lists automatically.
Thirdly, even with all of the above in place, the system we use (Mailchimp) can at times create a false negative report on whether or not we’re allowed to send email to a given address. In such scenarios, we always err on the side of caution.
We understand that all of this is very inconvenient, but we prefer to err on the side of caution, rather than annoy people with unwanted communications.
We are always working on a better and more integrated solution, and any and all feedback is very welcome at [email protected].