Tales from the Low Cantrefs: The Path Unwinding


The village elders tell you not to go anywhere near the old standing stones, saying they are a site of Sorcery and a beacon to the Dead… but something about the stones seems to call to you and your friends. After all, how are you supposed to grow up without at least a little adventure?

Tales from the Low Cantrefs is a hearth fantasy coming-of-age roleplaying game built on the Apocalypse World engine. It is a game filled with petty village politics, childhood superstitions, adults who just don’t understand, strange magics, wild and ruined landscapes, monsters out of old folktales, and the terrible responsibility of growing up.

The game is currently in-development. We’ll be using the playtest packet and sending feedback to Luke Jordan, the designer.

Aiming for a tale of young people exploring a rich and sometimes scary world, rated PG-13.

RSVP OPEN ACCESS TIME: Saturday, December 19th, 10am

NUMBER OF SESSIONS: There will be 4 sessions in total. Being able to attend each session is ideal. You must RSVP to each session you wish to attend.

DURATION: 3 hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4 players total. Two slots are reserved for special guests.

SAFETY TOOLS IN USE: We will use the X-Card, Lines & Veils, and the Open Door Policy. This event abides by the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct.

SET UP INFO: We will play over Streamyard. Expect a set-up email from me about a week before the first session, with a link to a Google sheet character keeper.

BREAKS: two ten-minute breaks, roughly on the hour (and more as requested)

RECORDED: Provided all players give permission, sessions will be recorded and posted to the Cloven Pine Games Youtube channel.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: No, rules will be taught in play.

2021-01-09T00:00:00Z2021-01-09T03:00:00Z Session One
2021-01-16T00:00:00Z2021-01-16T03:00:00Z Session Two
2021-01-23T00:00:00Z2021-01-23T03:00:00Z Session Three
2021-01-30T00:00:00Z2021-01-30T03:00:00Z Session Four

Tales from the Low Cantrefs: The Path Unwinding (Session 1/4)

Starring: Rosamund H, @inarvan, @DavidMorrison, and @dan

We create our protagonists and the village they live in, with its festivals, superstitions, and values. Then Luned the Bell leads her peers to an abandoned, crumbling tower in search of a lost younger sister. Ruga the Blade confronts a Beast the likes of which she’s never seen. Gwyn the Door feels the chill of Death. And Barrow the Loom saves the day with an unexpected (but also unexpectedly costly) item of provision.

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I think you tagged the wrong Chris, @Alexi_Sarge

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Oops! Yes I did. Thanks for catching that.