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Dystopian entertainment. Expendable reality stars. Convicted criminals who will stop at nothing to survive. Now broadcast live 24/7 from the Fearsome Wilderness! 

Con Air meets Lost? Or is this roleplaying game more The Running Man meets the Revenant? 

Survive the wilderness, wrangle North American cryptids, uncover its mysteries, and let your miserable adventures entertain the galaxy.

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The night is at its darkest, and you can hear every leaf that crunches under your hastily mended boots.

Even after adjusting to the darkness, your eyes struggle to make out shapes in the forest. The woods go silent for a moment as the wind stops and you stand perfectly still to listen. 

Impossible creatures of the night are watching. You feel a hot breath on your neck and then fur brushing across your back. Hesitation sets in as it starts to rain…

In Fearsome Wilderness, your characters begin the game as prisoners aboard a transport spaceship who have recently awoken from long-term hibernation. In the prologue scenario, the prison transport ship crashes on a densely wooded planet inhabited by unnatural fearsome critters of American lumberjack folklore. The horror is compounded by the fact that waking up from such an extended period of hibernation can do strange things to the mind.

The free preview version of Fearsome Wilderness: The Roleplaying Game includes:

• Story driven, player-centric rules based off the Year Zero Engine OGL 
• Everything you need to play a one shot session or a full campaign, for free!
• Easy character creation guides and pre-made characters for 6 of the 16 Archetypes
• A gamemaster section with everything the GM needs to know to run the trial
• The Wilderness Map with hexagons designating Sectors to explore
• A prologue scenario which introduces players to the characters and setting
• 3 wilderness location scenarios to investigate, one of which hold clues that lead to the game’s plot twists and endings
• 11 of the 25 fearsome critters that players may encounter in the wilderness, each with their own unique stats, descriptions, weaknesses, and attack styles
• 11 of the 36 interaction nightmares for players to experience, along with the full rules associated to all 8 Nightmare Levels in the game.
• Over 50 potential projects to upgrade the character’s shelter
• Quick reference charts that can randomly generate wilderness Sectors offering unlimted possibilities



Choose your archetype, decide why you were imprisoned, pick a dark secret, settle on a name and begin your adventure. You begin with no gear. You are stranded in the wilderness and night approaches.


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robert N June 29, 2023 9:13 pm UTC
Really fun rpg, the setting, theme, and critters are so unique and every interaction has you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out the best way to move forward or how to deal with a terrifying monster flying overhead
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Michael B April 02, 2022 3:36 pm UTC
I love the board game by the same creators (except their secret twist endings that utterly ruined the theme, of course. But they were inconsequential to the game, so it was merely an exasperating disappointment and easily just left out), so I was excited to see them develop the idea into a roleplay game. Unfortunately, they decided to lean heavily on their slapped-on sci-fi "secret agenda" ideas instead of letting the turn-of-the-century lumberjack theme shine. These critters were invented and shared by lumberjacks facing an untamed wilderness in an unforgiving environment. Why isn't that enough for these designers?
It will take a lot of work for a GM to reskin all the sci-fi to better fit the fearsome critter theme, but it might be worth the effort to bring these fantastic critters to your gaming table. I hope to give it a try myself. Otherwise, this looks like a good bit of work toward making a survival-themed game featuring some historical, fantastical creatures. And that is always worth...See more
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