Living Land Preview #7 – Archetypes and the GM Screen

One of the products available during the Kickstarter is the Living Land GM Screen and Archetypes Pack, which contains new Living Land archetypes as well as Core Earth archetypes that you might find in this part of the world.

Archetypes

The archetypes from Core Earth are:

Cartel Assassin
Dinosaur Hunter
Embedded Journalist
Gang Soldier
Hockey Enforcer
Medicine Walker
Renewed Nun
Royal Mountie

The new Living Land archetypes are:

Banished Scout
Blood Witch
Chosen Human
Dinosaur Whisperer
Edeinos Brute
Edeinos Outsider
Edeinos Wanderer
Primitive Warrior

and here’s a sample archetype, the Hockey Enforcer:

The GM Screen

The GM screen comes with additional tables on the GM side that are useful specifically for running adventures in the Living Land, especially if you need to come up with something on the fly like a Wonder:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this preview, head on over to our forums!

11 thoughts on “Living Land Preview #7 – Archetypes and the GM Screen”

  1. Paul says:

    I must have missed the part about having unique GM screens for each realm. Personally, I think that’s brilliant, and I intend to purchase each one.

    The way this article starts out, it sounds as though The Living Land kickstarter has already kicked off.

    1. Eric Simon says:

      You can put that one on game-writing style practices. We avoid the word “will” out of sheer habit, because it’s not active and engaging. We’re also writing the Kickstarter now, so it feels very present to us. 🙂

  2. Rob says:

    Will this be hitting soon?

    Sorry, may have missed something.

    1. Eric Simon says:

      Hopefully yes. We want to make sure our first fulfillment shipments are out the door before we launch this Kickstarter, so we’re not quite ready to announce the timing yet. But soon!

  3. G Hunter says:

    FYI, it’s just “Mountie”, not “Royal Mountie”.

    1. Dean says:

      Hey there!

      I’m a Canadian and I was in the same frame of mind you were when I came across that while proofing. However, in fact “Royal Mountie”, while not a commonly used term, is actually a valid one. As an example, Time the Royal Mountie, a poet by James Hursey.

  4. Wakshaani says:

    Might want to flip the “Purpose” and “Found within” headers on that chart.

    1. Dean says:

      Actually the headers are what they are supposed to be. You don’t see the context in the text. The “purpose” is what the ruin was originally meant to me.

  5. Dlw32 says:

    Good Lord you folks are brilliant! I don’t have the physical products from the first Kickstarter and I’m sitting here hoping you do a countdown clock like with the core so I can send you more money within the first few minutes…. now that’s how to run a marketing campaign…

  6. tartex says:

    I just hope that we get Stalengers as race as a stretch goal. :O

  7. Daniel Taylor says:

    No! Not the flying starfish!

    Seriously, though… I’m really looking forward to this now. Which is saying something, because the original Living Land was far better in concept than in execution, and I rarely went there except when needed for the very best of the published adventures.

    (Temple of Rek Stalek, I miss you…)

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