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Fearsome Wilderness: The Roleplaying Game - Trial Version

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Marooned on an overgrown planet choked with forest and wildlife, you’re forced to hack out your existence by the sharpness of your axe. No people live here, no civilization. Only you, woodland animals, and other things lurking just outside the edges of your perception. Creatures of legend and folklore, their shapes dart between the darkened trees. You can’t help but tremble as their unwholesome howls fill the night.

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.

This is a trial version of the game meant as a preview. It only includes a portion of what will be available in the full version.

The trial version of Fearsome Wilderness: The Roleplaying Game includes:

• Story driven, player-centric rules based off the Year Zero Engine OGL 
• Easy character creation guides for 6 of the 16 Archetypes
• 6 pre-made character sheets
• 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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Michael B April 02, 2022 3:36 pm UTC
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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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