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A Dark Fantasy RPG of Medieval Fables
The King is just. Rather than execute you, he cursed you with the head of a wolf. Instead of death, he exiled you to be hunted for the rest of your days.
But now, the King needs you, or someone like you. There is a great crisis threatening the realm. If you were to solve it, he would remove the curse, pardon you of your crimes. What would you be willing to do for absolution?
WOLF HEAD is a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game about medieval fable and what you will, and won't, do to be let back into the fold.
Players take on the role of wolves, criminals cursed by the King with the head of a wolf. You have become defined by your crimes—did you commit murder, foment revolution, speak heresy, or love the wrong person? And will what you did help or hinder you in clawing back what they took from you?
I wrote Wolf Head for René-Pier Deshaies’ itch.io Dash Jam, so it’s part of the Forged in the Dark lineage. If that kind of game isn’t your cup of tea, hopefully you still find the ideas and quest prompts worth a read!
If you have any thoughts about it, I’d love to hear them—you can leave me a message here or contact me on Twitter.
~ A.C. Luke
Addendum: Originally this article linked to a free copy of Wolf Head as a thank you and celebration of three months of Mythoi. That promotion has now ended, but stay tuned for more gifts and discounts on my gaming work in the future!