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An ominous glow. Missing townsfolk. A guild up to no good.  Welcome to Herot. 

Woods of Despair is an introductory, solo adventure for Perplexing Ruin's game, Fallen.  You will need the core Fallen rules to fully understand and play through this adventure. So go get it!!

This adventure takes a single character (PC) through many of the mechanics of the game. Use it to gain experience, learn the game and get your PC ready for their travels in the world of Fallen.

This adventure focuses on the Exploration Skill. 

Woods of Despair is designed for Fallen and can be used for solo play generally!

Use the game for inspiration for your own adventures.


  • Town Generator
  • Quest Generator
  • Four Unique Landmarks
  • Six Custom Traps
  • Exclusive Adventure Boss 


Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorJoyPeddler Games
GenreRole Playing, Adventure
Tagsfallen, Singleplayer, solo


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Woods of Despair v1.2.pdf 6 MB


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hi! Love fallen. Playing this solo as my first quest/rules-teach. Just got wrecked by a giant-flay-spider in space one of the woods of despair sending me back to wake up at the tavern. But I got a plan! Next time I face it, I’ll be the one wrecking!

Nice!! Yea it's a tough game. I went back and forth tweaking the difficulty on this and eventually added the "solo" scale to bump it down a bit.  Just to get through the adventure, you could scale it down even more with 8+ being success. Or head back to Herot and keep gambling!! I wish you luck traveler.

this quest is awesome (I’m still trying to beat it!) Question: The Occultist witch rank is 8 in the encounters table but 6 under her own section. Is 6 the right rank? Thank you! I gotta give you more money for this adventure. It’s like the perfect intro adventure for fallen.

Hi there! Rank 6 is the right rank. Typo! Thanks for pointing that out. Hope you've managed to beat it!