A downloadable game

Explorer is a one-player, print-and-play game whose theme is exploring Africa in the 19th century.

It is obviously based on Source of the Nile, and depicts similar events: being ambushed, trading with and hiring local people, hunting for food and so on. However it is much simpler. In particular, the mapping element has been almost entirely eliminated (I found SotN's rules for rivers particularly over-complicated). The emphasis in Explorer is much more on generating a story than on detailed strategy.

If there's enough interest I would like to add more possible encounters, such as Rider Haggard-style 'lost cities', interactions with missionaries and so on.

Please give feedback on this draft version.


Explorer - sheets
Explorer - game

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