A downloadable game

Cairn is an adventure game for one facilitator (the Warden) and at least one other player. Players act as hardened adventurers, exploring a dark, mysterious Wood filled with strange folk, hidden treasure and unspeakable monstrosities.

Based on Knave by Ben Milton and Into The Odd by Chris McDowall, Cairn is an attempt at making Into The Odd semi-compatible with popular OSR settings like Dolmenwood. Character generation is quick and random, classless, and rely on fictional advancement rather than through XP or level mechanics. The game itself is rules-light but functional, leaving most rulings up to the Warden.

Covert art, character sheet & inventory items by Cosmic Orrery Games.
Online character sheet available here.

Updated 12 days ago
Published 21 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
AuthorYochai Gal
TagsFantasy, into-the-odd, knave, osr, pen-and-paper, rules-lite, tabletop, ttrpg

Install instructions

To print booklet, make double sided (short side) Landscape on a duplex printer.
Character sheets are double-sided (notes on back).


Cairn.pdf 1 MB
Cairn Character Sheet.pdf 122 kB
Cairn booklet.pdf 1 MB
Cairn Items.pdf 87 kB
Cairn Inventory Icons.zip 529 kB

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