to the Lost World
is 1665 and the Americas are a land of mystery and adventure.
Using their ancient powers of sorcery, the Aztecs have been
fighting off Spanish conquistadors for almost 150 years. Although
getting incredibly wealthy from their New World mines and
the plunder from conquering smaller indigenous groups, the
frustrated Spanish nonetheless continue their crusade against
these native warriors and their heathen spellcasters. Pirates
and privateers from other European nations like the English,
French, and Dutch prowl the Caribbean preying on fat Spanish
galleons laden with treasure. American Indian tribes struggle
against their traditional rivals as well as invaders from
the East. Combining African magic with secret knowledge gained
from both the Europeans and the New World cultures, escaped
slaves form secret colonies and wreak havoc on their former
masters. Explorers delve into Tierra Incognita in search of
El Dorado, the Fountain of Youth, and the Seven Cities of
Cibola. In the midst of all of this a comet streaks through
the sky allowing a secret cult to open a gate to the Realm
your friends are members of a mysterious secret society called
the Order of a New Dawn. Founded as an offshoot of the Rosicrucian
Brotherhood, the New Dawn has diverse members including American
Indians and Africans as well as Europeans. These dissimilar
members are united in purpose to oppose the corruption and
oppression that seems to be spreading and try to build a place
in which everyone, Old and New Worlders, can live peacefully
free of tyranny.
to the Lost World is a game of action and adventure,
of secret societies racing to discover lost relics, of devout
religious orders attempting to crush heretics and sorcerers,
of American Indian cultures resisting the military advances
of invading Europeans, and much more. In short, it is a truly
unique game, offering a diversity of settings, scenarios and
opportunities for adventure.
detailed description of Middle America in an alternate 1665
in wich the conquistadoes were defeated by magic-wielding
descriptions of the geography and power groups of Middle
America, along with creatures based on American Indian myths.
- A sample
adventure set in Xicalango, the Nexus of Worlds.
out the Map
Collection for some example maps
found in the game.