Wayfarer's Deck: The Dark Forest
A downloadable deck
What is Wayfarer's Deck?
This series of 50-card decks with encounters, wonders, mysteries, puzzles, and findings provides a convenient way of creating engaging situations for the players. Instead of rolling for random encounters, pick a card (or draw one at random, or roll a d100 and divide the result by two - whatever sounds like fun for you) and let yourself be inspired.
The cards introduce a variety of encounters and don't dictate the solutions. You're never forced to fight whatever you've found, and the player have a full agency to do whatever they wish. There are no stat blocks and no answers to the mysteries - you're free to take the situation wherever the inspiration takes you.
The cards are setting-agnostic and compatible with any fantasy game, solo or in a party play, with or without a game master.
Choose Your Path Carefully
Just a short hike through the forest, they said. But now, the sun is setting, the sky is ablaze, and the mushrooms are looking at you weirdly. Did you take a wrong turn somewhere? Have you seen this place before?
Are you... Lost?
There's a pale light shining between the trees, and as you carefully consider your choices... A deck of cards appears in front of you. You draw one. Hopefully not your last.
The Dark Forest deck takes you on a trip through eerie, mysterious woods, where the laws of time and physics find themselves otherwise occupied. Fey creatures, mysterious lights, suspicious villagers, wolfseekers, white rabbits, paths leading you astray... The adventurers will get lost in the Dark Forest - perhaps for the last time.
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