For a long time, our monstrous home was occupied by invading humans. Now, finally, we’ve driven them off, and we’re left with this: a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to dismantle their settlements and reclaim our lands. Come Winter, a band of heroes will arrive and we might not survive the encounter. This is when the game will end. But we don’t know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this moment, we monsters have an opportunity for healing and self-discovery in our deep forest, away from human eyes.
The Deep Forest is a map game of post-colonial weird fantasy. It’s a re-imagining of The Quiet Year, one that centers upon monstrosity and decolonization.
So far, our players are:
Me (@MinuteWalt, “facilitator,” but all that means is I have no power over anyone, I just get to do the paperwork. This is the essence of a co-op game)
We have room for one, or maybe two more, but more than that gets really confusing, it’s recommended for 2-5. EDIT 10/15 We have maxed out our players. It’s PBF, though, allowances can be made for stretching rules if someone needs to drop out or if someone really really really wants to play.
We’d just appreciate comments from the peanut gallery be done there, opposed to in-line with the actual game, it’s jarring. (We won’t be mad if you post it here by mistake, but it will be moved or removed appropriately to keep it easier to read, which, believe me, if you’re not playing this at a table, you’re going to have do a lot of scrolling up and down to keep up).
We’re going to be setting up our scenario below, I’ll copy/paste from the discussion, but then we’ll get the game on once we kind of get into the groove.