Aenarion
 member, 303 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 11:34
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
Greetings,

I find myself finally with enough time to give this one a shot. After running mostly Pathfinder and D&D games for the last couple of years, I'm eager for a change. This game with its more simplistic rules and the low-magic, high-fantasy setting with an old school survival feel looks very appealing right now.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this open-world survival roleplaying game, you’re not heroes sent on missions dictated by others - instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. You will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and, if you live long enough, build your own stronghold to defend.

So far I have only skimmed the rules, but if there are a couple of interested players around who would join me, I would take a couple of days to get myself familiar with the mechanics and setting to create a game.

If you are interested but don't own the game and have no intention of buying it right now, I think I should be able to explain the rules to you, as there is not that much to learn. But I'd prefer to do this only if you have solid plans to stick around, as to not waste my time unnecessarily.

The kickstarter came with two additional small books detailing several adventure locations, which I would use as the basic starting point for the campaign. Letting the PCs explore the titular Forbidden Lands, brave its dangers, and survive (hopefully) long enough to accomplish their personal dreams and goals, whatever they may be.


Let me know if this caught your attention!

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Aenarion
 member, 304 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 11:51
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game

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GhostShipBlue
 member, 120 posts
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Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 18:04
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
In reply to Aenarion (msg # 1):

I Kickstarted this and have a copy of the core rules, Raven's Purge and Spire of Quetzel as well. My attention has been caught.
Bane Root
 member, 287 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 20:48
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
Definitely!

I kickstarted it as well and am definitely interested.
Aenarion
 member, 305 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2019
at 22:45
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
Wow, two people already who not only know about the game but have it as well, nice! Honestly, wasn't expecting this.

All in all we have three interested players as of yet, looking very promising to get this one started :)

Hopefully we can find at least one more player to join us.
HEarlPendelfield
 member, 75 posts
 I need a vacation
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 03:07
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
I have to say I am interested, but as you mentioned I do not have access to the rules. You would have to do some explaining along the way.
GhostShipBlue
 member, 121 posts
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Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 05:52
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
The Core mechanic is pretty straightforward: Attribute + Skill + Gear = Dice Pool of d6. 6's are successes, 1 can be trouble if you push a roll. 4 Attributes are Strength, Agility, Wits and Empathy. 4 Skills for each attribute.

Whole thing is a streamlined retro clone with some Swedish story mechanics added in. Like most Free League titles it's simple and well thought out.
Aenarion
 member, 306 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 10:01
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
Thanks for the quick rules summary, Ghost!

With HEarlPendelfield also interested we seem to have four players who are willing to give this one a shot. Will take a few days to familiarize myself better with the rules and set up the game. Will post a link here once I'm done.

If you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to post them here or send me a rMail.
Aenarion
 member, 307 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2019
at 15:14
IC: Forbidden Lands - Open World Survival Game
Decided to set up the game a bit sooner than originally planned, so people have a place to talk and discuss while I'm getting ready.

Please be aware that this is an ongoing process over the next couple of days, you will not find all the rules present there as of yet!

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