A downloadable solo adventure game

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If you enjoy this solo game - you may be into its "group-play" intended iteration / expansion - Beyond Corny Groń - Adventurer's Guide - which available at itch.io right now!

Nerd Sirens are proud to present you a "Corny Groń" (/tzʌrnɪ ɡroj̃/) - solo/micro rpg by Jakub Skurzyński (https://www.facebook.com/bedzi.grane), based on Pelle Nilsson's Dark Fort, but with Polish Carpathians Mountains folklore's flavor, Podhale and Beskidy's highlanders and highwaymen, high mountain fey-kings and fiendish nobles living in out-of-this-world mountain manors.

Instead of exploring a dungeon, Corny Groń - "Peak Black" in Podhale dialect - is all about exploring mountain wilderness and weirdness. The game embody the atmosphere of folk tales about outlaws and knaves from Polish mountains, their culture and art.

The game is illustrated with dedicated engravings handmade by Polish artist Ala Wiśniewska (Ala's Instagram), which refer to traditional woodcut craft.

Apart for the game itself, "Corny Groń" can be used as a setting / point-crawl map generator for other games, including tabletop roleplaying games. You can also create a map for your games during your own solo roleplaying experience with "Corny Groń"!

So, my fellow highlander. Get your ciupaga - the path to the Peak Black is not for any ordinary folk - and start your journey to become harnaś. Just try not to get shot by some dirty bandit, fall from crag, be mauled by bear or lose your soul after meeting the Milord in the meantime.

You can download ready-to-print booklet file or document dedicated for digital reading. Don't forget to download the character sheet!

If you enjoy Corny Groń as much as we - please don't forget to tell your friends about it, share it and send your feedback to us! We would love to make this game better with your help.

If want to listen the music that boosted the creation of Corny Groń you can check it on https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3fIkQkbki1fVcD9gskfvPz.

CORNY GROŃ is an independent production by Jakub Skurzyński & Nerd Sirens and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.

MÖRK BORG is copyright Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell.

"Corny Groń" jest dostępny w wersji drukowanej, z piękną metaliczną okładką w naszym sklepie!

Nerd Sirens z dumą prezentują "Corny Groń" - solo/mikro grę rpg autorstwa Jakuba Skurzyńskiego (https://www.facebook.com/bedzi.grane), opartą o "Dark Fort" Pelle Nilssona, ale opartą o klimat folkloru polskich Karpatów, Podhala i Beskidów, górali i zbójników, górskich duchów i czarcich szlachciców żyjących w nieziemskich górskich posiadłościach.

Zamiast lochów, w "Cornym Groniu" zwiedziecie górską, baśniową dzicz. Gra oddaje nastrój ludowych opowieści o rozbójnikach i łotrach z polskich gór, ich kultury i sztuki.

Gra jest ilustrowana dedykowanymi rytami wykonanymi ręcznie przez Alę Wiśniewską (https://www.instagram.com/by_abw/), które nawiązują do tradycyjnej sztuki drzeworytnictwa.

Oprócz samej gry, "Corny Groń" może być też wykorzystany jako generator settingu / mapy w stylu point-crawl do innych gier, w tym - tradycyjnych gier fabularnych. Możesz również stworzyć mapę do swojej gry podczas jednoosobowej sesji w "Corny Groń"!

A więc, góralu! Chwytaj swoją ciupagę - szlak na Corny Groń nie jest dla każdego - i rozpocznij swoją podróż po tytuł harnasia. Postaraj się tylko nie zginąć od bandyckiej kuli, upadku z urwiska, niedźwiedziej łapy lub ręki Jaśnie Pana, który sięgnie po Twą duszę!

Możecie pobrać gotowy do wydrukowania i samodzielnego złożenia plik pdf albo dokument przygotowany do czytania w formie cyfrowej. Nie zapomnijcie też o pobraniu karty postaci, która dzięki uprzejmości @neonon ma też wersję interaktywną! 

Jeżeli Corny Groń spodoba się Wam tak jak nam - nie zapomnijcie powiedzieć o grze swoim znajomym, udostępnić ją dalej i dać nam znać co o niej myślicie - bardzo chcemy razem z Wami uczynić ją jeszcze lepszą!

Muzyki towarzyszącej pisaniu Cornego Gronia możecie posłuchać tutaj - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3fIkQkbki1fVcD9gskfvPz.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

CornyGron_en_pages.pdf 3 MB
CornyGron_en_sheet.pdf 170 kB
CornyGron_en_booklet.pdf 4 MB
CornyGron_pl_strony.pdf 3 MB
CornyGron_pl_karta.pdf 164 kB
CornyGron_pl_karta_edytowalna_by_neonon.pdf 564 kB
CornyGron_pl_broszura.pdf 4 MB

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had about 30mn to play my first game. I had a great time ; visited 4 places, went into a Cave and already had my first Advance after a successful fight against a Spook.

Can’t wait to have more time to continue this adventure!

Remember to post your map after all will be done - either good or bad way ;)


The atmosphere of the game was what compelled me to check it out in the first place, and not only did it not dissapoint, but it also delivered a very satisfying game experience.

I had been on the look out for such fulfilling solo games that did not require journal keeping, where the fun in playing resided in the random procedures themselves, and I was on the brink of simply playing "You Died!" once again so finding this game came in a very good time.

Wow, thanks! I am very glad that you liked the game and that it's cool not only cause of the illustrations :)


This game is amazing! The black and white layout is perfect for the block printing art and feels like an old book I found somewhere. The rules are dense but very satisfying; I usually like a lighter game but I feel very excited just from reading all the content. It's well thought out and I can already see how fun this game can be. 

The only qualm I have with this game is the creator referring to it as a "micro" rpg. There is nothing micro about this game! It's so rich and full, easily worth the $3 and more. If you're interested in solo games but want something that feels a bit heavier, with a dash of Polish folklore, this game is for you! 


As for this "micro" case, in addition to instinctively belittling myself (a terrible habit), it was influenced by the fact that the Dark Fort, from which Corny Groń "grown", is so named by the author. But yes, after some time I also think that there is nothing micro in this game :) Thanks!


I'm not a big fan of solo role-playing games, even if I'm looking at it more and more as the years go by. I must say that I have a few in the cards... In the meantime, I discover this game inspired by Polish folklore, with beautiful engravings as illustrations and a way of playing not far from the stories you are the hero, with a little more randomness. It's still a survival and combat game, which is not really my thing at the moment, but the format is really nice.


Terse, yet rich and starkly beautiful. This is a wonderful solo adventure with a glorious, unforgiving environment to explore with enough depth to be used as a setting/ point crawl for other games. 

I can't wait to play again and bring others to Peak Black!

Also, the soundtrack is amazing!

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hello, I'm playing the game right now and something looks off. 

in the advancement section, what does the special herbal potion do? it says it gives you 5 points but that can't be it since i just sacrificed 15 to advance

does the protection ward protect you for the whole fight with 1 use, or does each turn consume 1 use?


- the potion gives you free 5 points after advancement - remember that you win the game after getting all 6 advancements, so you get one step further into winning with some point to collect the next advancement; normally you have spent all your points, a minimum of 15, to advance, so after the level up you don't have any points, unless you got the special potion
- each turn consume 1 usage of protection ward if you decide to use it (you don't have to - like, you can use ward on round 1 after getting hit by the enemy, don't use it on round 2 when it misses and so on, just like fire glyph

thank you


I’ve already played twice and now I have two new point-crawl maps to use for other games. This is a fun little roll-and-draw!

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Love the European-folklore atmosphere.

Love the illustrations.

Love the solo mechanic, simple but at the same time having varied and descriptive encounters that make the exploration experience much more immersive, narrative-focused and emotional compared to the usual cold and boring solo crawlers (the kind of crawler in which you always encounter generic and flavorless rooms comprising monsters).   

highly recommended! 


I didn't try the game but i just checked quickly the pdf and the illustrations are really beautiful ! It motivates me to try the game ! Thanks a lot for your work :D