From Crumbling Keep
Deep Dark Wood is a tiny hex crawl zine. There are seven locations you can add into any game you’re running with a narrative that runs throughout.
“Be he boar or be he man, he has a single knife. And if you come upon his mind, he’ll end your too short life.”
There was a time that your ancestors knew the forest was to be feared. It was deep and dark. No sun touched the heart of these woods and those that went in were often not seen again. The beasts that ranged there were strange and if any religion was practiced within, it was old, odd, and evil. At least, that’s what the peasants would say, banded together in their small towns for safety or the illusion there of.
This is a tiny hex crawl. There are seven locations you can add into any game you’re running with a narrative that runs throughout. Throw them into the center of the forest in your game world, run it as a simple one shot. or use it for inspiration. Marginally, it is designed for 5E, but the mechanics are light. It’d be easy to tear out the warm bleeding heart of it and use whatever fantasy game system you love most.