How We Came To Live Here
The People have emerged into a strange new world, a world ruled by monsters. They must carve a place for themselves in this hostile place. Tell the tales of mythic heroes facing the threat of terrible monsters from outside, while at the same time finding their way within the strict rules and expectations of their family and their village.
How We Came to Live Here is a story-telling game which evokes the myths and legends of the Native American people. Within the game, characters must navigate their own ambitions and desires, the conflicting demands of their fellow villagers, and the ever-present threat of monsters and natural disasters from outside: Your own ambition could lead you down a path of corruption.
Play How We Came to Live Here, and tell your own story of the Fifth World.
“How We Came to Live Here is a game that successfully, and respectfully, merges the feeling of a living culture with a world torn from myth, and wraps it all in a set of rules that do a great job of evoking the Fifth World at the table.
I have never played a game that so thoroughly puts me in the shoes of people so different from myself, and helps me to see the world through their eyes.
Centered on the life of a village, your characters have deep connections to home and to one another, honest failings, powerful ambitions, and heavy obligations.
Combined with just enough magic, conspiracy, and the occasional sympathetic monster, How We Came to Live Here is a very fun and exciting game.”
- Jason Morningstar, author of Grey Ranks and The Shab-al-Hiri Roach
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You can download character sheets and other accessories for How We Came to Live Here:
- Character Sheet: Female
- Character Sheet: Male
- Hero Player Conflict Sheet
- Inside/Outside Player Conflict Sheet
- Village Web Sheet
- Corruption and Victory Reference Sheet
- Convention Scenario: The Woman Who Wanted Her Son-in-Law
- Jason Morningstar’s Character Sheet: Female
- Jason Morningstar’s Character Sheet: Male