Know, brave wanderers, that we live in the dawn of a terrible new age. Our great-grandfathers speak of an age undreamed of, a shining time of plenty, when the wilderness was not so wild to us and the earth was our mother who provided all things. That was before drought and famine set each tribe at the throats of its rivals. Before the sorcerer-slavers came across the salt-foamed sea from Atlantis and stole a generation of our people, or the Sea Wolves turned the coast into a red tide of blood and slaughter. Before the Shenites and Skadians came with their new gods and strange ways, and before we knew the fear of Ruskar war parties. More ominous still are the dark storm clouds gathering on spiritual horizons. The spirits were once our guides and allies, but now, with the coming of the mists, terrible beasts that have no place in a sane world stalk through the otherworldly vapors. Our future is pregnant with dangers unimagined. Stay awhile and sit by the warmth of the fire, for it is a wise youth who will listen to what an aging warrior has lived to know. - Unknown Elder
Hail wise one. Are you ready to master a vibrant new world of swords and sorcery drawn from a tapestry of ancient legend and feverish nightmare?
That power is now yours.
The Untamed Lands are your canvas for painting unlimited tales of high adventure, glory and woe. Spin wicked webs to ensnare unsuspecting characters in battle lust, poison and plot. Craft challenges to exalt great heroes or crush them before you to the lamentation of the players. You have all the tools you will need right here at your fingertips. With this tome you will discover what epic tales you may temper in the fires of imagination.
The Totems of the Dead GM's Guide Includes:
A GM's Introduction to the setting. Numerous campaign models detailing many possible roads to adventure in the Untamed Lands. A sword and sorcery themed adventure generator. Regional encounter tables. Savage Tales of adventure set in each of the major regions of the Untamed Lands. Countless hordes of beasts, native spirits and nameless horrors. NPCs from loyal sidekicks to vile sorcerers. Traps, poisons and other dangers. Lists inspirational reading and viewing material to fuel your imagination.
Meant for use with the Savage Worlds roleplaying game and the Totems of the Dead Player's Guide.