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 centres upon monstrosity and decolonization.

By Mark Diaz Truman and Avery Alder
Art by Jules Silver
Dedicated to Jeremy Zimmerman, a Patreon supporter


To download the game, click here. To download The Oracle, click here.
To download the game laid out for booklet printing, click here (print double-sided, select the “flip on short-edge” or “bind on short-edge” option).