Before the Dawn is a solo journaling game using the Wretched & Alone SRD. It is played using a pack of cards, a tumbling block tower, a handful of twigs, and one six-sided die.
This is a folk horror tale like many others - someone has ventured too deep into the woods and awakened something terrible. A hungry, ancient thing.
In this version of the story, however, you are the horrible creature.
Your continued existence is tenuous, and relies on sacrifice and solitude. You must rid these woods of the intruder before the sun rises or be torn to pieces beneath its fiery gaze.
[q]“From the very core of each of them, their ancestors seemed to cry out in inarticulate voices. right then, they screamed in alarm from times before symbols and language could depict such things that hunted and meant murder.”[/q]
-Adam Nevill, The Ritual