Wayfarer’s Deck

What is Wayfarer’s Deck?

This series of 50-card decks with encounters, wonders, mysteries, puzzles, and findings provides a convenient way of creating engaging situations for the players. Instead of rolling for random encounters, pick a card (or draw one at random, or roll a d100 and divide the result by two – whatever sounds like fun for you) and let yourself be inspired.

The cards introduce a variety of encounters and don’t dictate the solutions. You’re never forced to fight whatever you’ve found, and the player have a full agency to do whatever they wish. There are no stat blocks and no answers to the mysteries – you’re free to take the situation wherever the inspiration takes you.

The cards are setting-agnostic and compatible with any fantasy game, solo or in a party play, with or without a game master.

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In the series so far:

The Frozen Wilds

The Frozen Wilds deck takes you on the adventure into the eerie, icy tundra. Blazing aurorae, ghostly stags, secret caves, and mysterious building await discovery as you traverse the frost-covered wastelands.

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On Top of the World

On Top of the World deck takes you on the adventure into the mountains and valleys, full of mysterious findings, secretive hermits, hidden caves, suspicious birds, unreliable weather patterns, and bears. Seriously, there are bears in those mountains. You’ve been forewarned.

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The Scorched Expanse

The Scorched Expanse deck takes you on the adventure into the sun-soaked desert. Expect a ton of sand, strong winds, rocky landscapes, fiery encounters, memorable dates, caravans passing you by, cold nights, refreshing visits to an oasis, some hallucinations, cacti, stars, and the general feeling of dread. The desert is an unforgiving and remarkable place.

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The High Seas

The High Seas deck takes you on the adventure through mysterious oceans, stormy seas. Expect underdeck intrigues, treasure islands, sea monster encounters, pirates, flying fish, stowaways, and all other fascinating, eerie, intriguing, and potentially dangerous things that can happen when the mainland is way behind the horizon.

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Under The Canopy

Under The Canopy deck takes you on the adventure into a dense, overgrown jungle. From venomous snakes to orchid hunters, secret temples, living fossils, disgruntled monkeys, chatty birds of paradise, giant spiders, mushroom people, ghosts, mysteries, and puzzles – this deck holds 50 encounters that will keep you entertained as you walk through a tropical rainforest.

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The Forest Trails

The Forest Trails deck takes you on the adventure through dense woodlands and peaceful clearing. Full of animal life, overgrown ruins, forgotten gods, wild and abundant plants, this deck will change the standard ‘you’re walking through a forest’ description into a trip worth remembering.

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Sailing the Clouds

The Sailing the Clouds deck takes you on the adventure aboard an airship, whether you’re into fantasy or steampunk – or anything in between. From fantastical monsters to seemingly mundane happenings, no trip will be the same.

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Gothic Horror

The Gothic Horror deck takes you on a trip through a haunted mansion. Expect secret passages, peeling wallpapers, suspicious shadows, and hair-raising, weird, and eerie encounters that will satisfy all your needs from Ravenloft to Bly Manor.

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Surreal Carnival

The Surreal Carnival deck takes you on a trip through a mysterious carnival, full of exciting games, colorful personalities, puzzles, riddles, and more than one reason to look deep into the character’s soul. Discover what lies behind the mirrors, behold the monsters held in cages, and lift the weights you didn’t know you’re carrying.

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Want it all?

8-in-1 bundle!

Want to make your life easier and save some money at the same time? Grab this 8-in-1 bundle on DriveThruRPG, containing:

  • The Frozen Wilds
  • On Top of the World
  • Scorched Expanse
  • Under the Canopy
  • The High Seas
  • The Forest Trails
  • Sailing the Clouds
  • Gothic Horror

400 illustrated cards with encounters, mysteries, puzzles, and writing prompts now 30% OFF!

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Review Zone

The amount of care and thought that goes into Double Proficiency’s work is truly incredible. This deck is more than an excellent utility for any RPG, it’s a piece of art.

The way that the team at Double Proficiency presents their content in the form of micro-biomes is nothing short of elegant, it allows for each piece of content to have a consistent and cohesive sense of direction and this is no different.

If you’re having a rough day, or a great day, or you just need some inspiration, pick up one of these supplements, this is a great one to start with.

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