The woods. Sure, for most of us these days, they're almost a novelty. Maybe an acre or two at the edge of your neighborhood. But for those that lived in the 18th century, they were a vast wilderness filled with all manner of magical beasts. And it's into that realm that you will travel in The StoryMaster's Tales: Weirding Woods, a new game that's a hybrid of RPGs, board games, card games, and adventure books. It's a little bit of everything. It's also up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Enter a world of folklore fantasy, epic storytelling and mighty magic! Set in the Grimm world of 18th Century dark fairytales. You will make your own treacherous pathway through the wild woodlands, encounter strange mystical creatures and find lost arcane artefacts.
Alone or with friends you must choose a dangerous quest but beware only those with the skill, intelligence and bravery of a hero will survive.
Quick to learn, portable and most importantly really fun. This game is a unique hybrid of Role-playing, board and choose your own adventure book.
Playing is straightforward. Create a character, select a quest, then start revealing your unique map with every turn of a StoryCard.
As you make your adventure map, the StoryMaster will give you FOUR choices for every card, These all come from the StoryBook provided, and each one will have its own options and results.
So will you be brave, honest or… evil?
The campaign's around 5x funded with 27 days left to go.