Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beaten to the punch

Based on a comment here on this blog, I went and looked up Totems of the Dead, a Savage Worlds setting supplement that is a sword & sorcery version of vikings in America.  Since that's been a pet project of mine percolating in the background for some time while I did other things, I was naturally very interested in it.

It looks like they completely beat me to the punch, and did everything I was going to do and more.  Argh!

Here's the summary from the RPGnow page on it:

Know, noble reader, that before you lies a savage new world of sword and sorcery like no other. 

A terrible new age has dawned upon the Untamed Lands. The shining age of the ancestors is crumbling beneath a rising tide of blood and slaughter. Here lie the civilizations of the Untamed Lands, warring with their neighbors just to survive as their crops and game dwindle. The Skadians with their dragon-prowed ships, the Shenese with their wealth of silk and steel, the Maztlani with their obsidian edged blades and the Tribal Confederacies with the unbreakable strength of many arrows. Ruskar invaders stain the snow crimson while Atlantean war parties ravage the eastern shores. Meanwhile the serpent folk lie coiled to strike the warring human nations. 

Hither lies a land in need of heroes.

Gird yourself for adventure and harden your heart against nameless things lurking in shadow. Explore the cliff-side ruins of the ancient Stone Shapers and seek treasures in the abandoned monuments of the Mound Raisers. Face off against vile sorcerers, simian sasquatch, the impervious Uktena serpent and ravenous wendigo or beat back elder horrors reawakened from ages long past. Live, love, slay and celebrate each victory as though it may be your last.

In this the Players Guide to the Untamed Lands, you will find a wealth of information including:

• A plethora of human cultures for you to play 
• New weapons and equipment!
• New edges including Legendary edges!
• A magic system fitting for the sword and sorcery genre
• New arcane backgrounds such as the blood mage and rune caster
• New setting rules

1 comment:

K said...

There's a couple of pretty length previews for the first two books out there to give you an idea of what to expect.

When I first saw the project I thought "hey that's my campaign!"