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As one goes further into the forest, the trees get taller, and it gets darker as their leaves block out more and more of the sun. There, too, it gets stranger and more dangerous. There are stories of what lies in the darkness of the deep forest: ancient ruins, crumbling and overgrown; terrible beasts unlike anything humanity has ever seen; villages of strange people who have never seen daylight; artifacts, lost relics, and more. There are those who grow tired of the peaceful tranquility of village life and attempt to explore the depths of the forest to see what is really there. Very few of them ever return.

Into the Forest is a tabletop game for 1-3 players. Using a standard six-sided die, a deck of 52 playing cards, this guide, and your imagination, you go on a journey to discover what lies in the depths of the forest - and try to make it back out alive. One play session takes approximately 30 minutes.

It takes place in a sci-fi world inspired and partially influenced by Caves of Qud as well as the writings of Ursula K. Leguin. The game was also influenced by the single-player TTRPG games Wretched Wasteland and The Artifact.

Accessibility is extremely important to Secret Foxfire and we've done our best to make sure everyone can enjoy the game. There are four PDF files available with your purchase. All contain the same information. The "simple print" versions are designed to be printed one-sided or simply read digitally on a screen. They should be compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired. The "booklet" versions are laid out for double-sided printing which can then be folded into a booklet. There are also "clean fonts" versions of both of these styles which use fonts which are more friendly to dyslexic readers. If Into the Forest is not accessible to you for any reason, or if you have any other feedback, please get in touch at secretfoxfire@gmail.com. We want everyone to be able to play and are committed to correcting any errors or oversights in the production of our games.

If the $3 minimum price for this game would be a hardship for you, get in touch via email to request a free copy.

Secret Foxfire is a one-person company founded by writer Ari Lereve. Ari also writes essays, fiction, and more, as well as producing YouTube gaming videos and streaming on Twitch. For more info, check out Ari's LinkTree. Patrons at $5 and up get access to these games for free and much more - check out Ari's Patreon page for more info.


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Into the Forest Booklet.pdf 1 MB
Into the Forest Clean Fonts Booklet.pdf 552 kB
Into the Forest Clean Fonts Simple Print.pdf 671 kB
Into the Forest Simple Print.pdf 1 MB

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Map for Roll20.png 30 kB
Story Demo.pdf 310 kB

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