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Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest - Playtest Preview

Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest - Playtest Preview

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Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest is a family-friendly, storytelling adventure game about modern kids exploring an enchanted wood, helping the Fae folk they find there, and earning lots of badges.

Players assume the role of Scouts, whose families have been blessed by the magical inhabitants of the Wyrdwood. They might be connected to the graceful Aelfar, the dirt-dwelling Gruvkin, the ancient Giants, the tiny Pixies, the nimble Fauns, the mysterious Dryads, the watery Naiads, or the playful Puka. This ancestry gives them cool special abilities to use inside the forest, and they can gain more abilities as they master their badges.

One person (usually an adult) will take on the role of Story Guide and serve as the narrator/facilitator for the Scout's adventures. They are responsible for weaving the story, teaching the rules, and keeping the game flowing. 

When playing with kids, other adults will assume the role of a Troop Mascot, a magical animal that can guide and help the Scouts, but won't solve problems directly for them.

Scouts are forbidden from shedding blood in the Wyrdwood, so they must find other solutions to the challenges that arise there. While Scouts can be harmed, they are not at risk of being killed in their story. Setbacks will happen, as all great tales need some tension, but nobody has to worry about the loss of their beloved character.

We have created our own, original dice system for use in Scouts of the Wyrdwood Forest and our future RPG releases. It is narrative-focused and uses ten-sided dice for all action resolutions. Only the players will ever need to roll the dice, as they are the ones central to the story.

A dice pool is created for any risky actions based on the Virtue used (Bravery, Charm, Cleverness, or Helpfulness) and the relevant Badge. Players are encouraged to assist their troop-mates by lending them additional dice in situations where their character could lend a hand.

This Playtest Preview document includes:

  • A basic overview of the setting and theme
  • The character creation process
  • The basic dice rolling rules
  • A blank character sheet
  • A pre-generated animal familiar

This is NOT the full game, but it is enough to make a character, run some adventures, and try the basics for FREE. The full game will be returning to Kickstarter in the fall of 2019.

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Robert T May 16, 2019 1:30 am UTC
I apologize for the download issues! Somehow the files vanished from the site and we don't know why. It should all be fixed now.
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Mab M May 15, 2019 4:55 pm UTC
I was able to download. thanks for fixing that!
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Jonathan G May 14, 2019 3:07 am UTC
How do I download this?
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Michael T May 12, 2019 10:49 pm UTC
For some reason this won't download??
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Sam H May 12, 2019 11:12 pm UTC
Having the same problem myself
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