A downloadable zine

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Forking Paths is my ongoing RPG zine spanning a variety of content. In this inaugural issue, a Guidebook to the Viridian Maw!

This 24-page PDF of the digest-sized zine contains fodder for a wilderness sandbox campaign in the Viridian Maw: an overgrown meteor crater, mutated and reshaped by fungal influence. To get a sense of it, check out the free download below for the one-page version of the setting.

Everything is system neutral & stats agnostic, though the material is written with genre assumptions leaning toward D&D/OSR games (but usable for games like Apocalypse World or Dungeon World, too).

  • 26 wildlife entries including plants, animals, fungi & trees
  • 14 interior illustrations
  • Overview of peoples living in the crater
  • Backstory for the ancient history of the Viridian Maw
  • Advice and tips on using the material
  • Random tables to generate interesting ruins & encounters
  • Hexmap with 12 keyed locations

The zine’s cover and hexmap are both in color; all other art and illustrations are in B&W. The PDF is in single-page layout format. Need it another way? Let me know!


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this zine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Forking Paths issue #1 (color, single pages).pdf 4 MB

Download demo

Viridian Maw one-page setting.pdf 630 kB


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Nathan Harrison has a knack for short, evocative writing. The first issue of his wonderful zine is no exception, with a neat little OSR setting which is perfect for both exploration and adventure-oriented adventures.

I especially liked the ruins generator, which does more with a handful of entries than hundreds of pages in other games!

Aw, thanks! :)

Just had a quick skim, this looks lovely. Well done!


Thanks for checking it out!