Cairn is an adventure game about exploring a dark & mysterious Wood filled with strange folk, hidden treasure, and unspeakable monstrosities. Character generation is quick and random, classless, and relies on fictional advancement rather than through XP or level mechanics.
Cairn is an old-school, rules-light adventure game by Yochai Gai inspired by games like Knave and Into The Odd. Freely available in digital formats online, this zine is a “deluxe” physical version, presented in black and white with lovely, evocative pen & ink illustrations.
Released in 2020, Cairn is already quite popular in the OSR community, providing a fiction-first old school ruleset that does away with classes and XP in favor of freeform character development.
- 24 pages black and white staple-bound softcover, 8.5 x 5.5 inches