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As you travel through the snow for the third day, huddled and barely paying attention to your surroundings...

... No, we're keeping watch! I want to roll Perception! What do I see?

Let me roll on the encounter table, I had it somewhere... Uh, you see 1d6 goblins hiding behind that tree.

Now, imagine you don't have to do that.

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.

Wayfarer's Deck: The Scorched Expanse

Welcome to the Scorched Expanse

The Scorched Expanse deck takes you on the adventure into the sun-soaked desert. Expect a ton of sand, strong winds, rocky landscapes, fiery encounters, memorable dates, caravans passing you by, cold nights, refreshing visits to an oasis, some hallucinations, cacti, stars, and the general feeling of dread. The desert is an unforgiving and remarkable place.

Wayfarer's Deck: The Scorched Expanse


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Paolo M November 18, 2020 1:04 pm UTC
I am intrigued by the idea... do you plan a similar deck for maritime travel?
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Matthew C November 15, 2021 11:35 pm UTC
The maritime travel deck you were inquiring about now exists. It's called The High Seas (link below):

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Christopher L October 21, 2020 8:21 pm UTC
Do you have the cards as jpegs for VTT?
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Anna B October 22, 2020 3:46 pm UTC
You can export them straight from the PDF - they're all in high resolution and look rather great on VTT!
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