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Talislanta: The Savage Land (Original Edition)


Discover the dangerous past of the classic Talislanta RPG.

Talislanta is a fantasy roleplaying game and game-setting that was first published back in 1986.

Unlike most RPGs from the 1980s, the Talislanta milieu was not based on traditional Western mythology. It didn’t have the usual Tolkien-esque trappings of games like D&D; in fact, ads for the game proudly proclaimed, “No Elves”.

The original Talislanta RPG was inspired by the fantasy novels of Jack Vance, and by other sources such as H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dreamlands of Unknown Kadath, Michael Moorcock’s Elric novels, and The Travels of Marco Polo.

The game was set in a strange world of twin suns and seven moons that seemed to be practically overflowing with exotic peoples, places, and creatures. The time was the New Age, a Renaissance-like period that started a thousand or more years after The Great Disaster, a cataclysm that marked the fall of the once-great Archaen Age.

During this era, Talislanta was still a dangerous place, especially in the wilderness regions that lay beyond the walled cities. But for many who lived in the New Age, there was also a sense of hope, and the possibility of greater things to come.

That Was Now.

This Is Then...

Talislanta: the Savage Land is a prequel to the original Talislanta game. It takes place just a short time after The Great Disaster, which the inhabitants of this era refer to as The Fall.

This period is like a nightmarish version of our own Dark Ages. All knowledge of spell-casting has been lost; maps are nearly non-existent, and much of the world is unknown. Most of those who survived The Fall are illiterate, and governed by superstition.

There are no nations, city states, or even laws. In their place, tribes of warriors, nomads, slavers, and refugees struggle to survive in a hostile wasteland, torn by centuries of warfare and a malevolent magical maelstrom known as the Gyre.

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michael W March 19, 2020 7:47 pm UTC
any info on when the POD version will be available?
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julien L June 12, 2019 9:25 pm UTC
Where to buy the game in print?
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Luke W March 22, 2019 4:47 am UTC
If I buy PDF now will I get a discount if I buy the POD when released?
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Luke W March 21, 2019 11:49 pm UTC
Anyone with the PDF able to give a highlight of any changes to combat? Are there still defensive parry and dodge actions or is the defender's skill just factored into the difficulty?
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Salvatore V July 29, 2019 11:40 am UTC
Maybe buy the pdf?
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Lars W December 24, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Thx for the Info on the Pathfinder rules, shame, too hear that, but well at least i know now,so will save money , i just need the Talislanta game, hope too get it in Book form, im a collecter, sorry ....
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David S December 19, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Should KS backers expect a link to this version as well? Haven't seen anything in my DriveThru Inbox.
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Michael H December 14, 2018 9:02 am UTC
So, is this derived from the RPG that boasts of having no Elves.
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Todd S December 21, 2018 2:20 am UTC
This is the same game, set before the timelines of previous editions.
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December 14, 2018 12:23 am UTC
I hate to be the one to start this, but ... PoD???

(If you ain't first, you're last!)
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Todd S December 21, 2018 2:22 am UTC
The physical copies from the Kickstarter won't be fulfilled for several more months. I doubt POD is coming before that.
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Salvatore V July 29, 2019 11:41 am UTC
Print on Demand
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Scott N February 22, 2020 6:08 pm UTC
Screw the KS bitches!
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Lars W December 13, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
I hope that , they do as they said, Im waiting for Pathfinder Rules, and i hope they not making it for the 2n Edi.
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Todd S December 21, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Stewart Wieck's passing soon after the Kickstarter threw a wrench into the plans for this game. A lot of time was lost figuring how to fulfill everything and it was decided that there will only be 3 editions: this one (original Talislanta rules), the 5e version, and the OpenD6 version.
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Lars W December 24, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Sorry too hear that, much too young too go, all the best too his Family.
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Salvatore V July 29, 2019 11:42 am UTC
I am painfully waiting for the D6 version myself
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