To the far northwest of the world lies the island continent of Thrascia, an icy land of snow, forests, volcanoes, and untapped natural resources. There's gold in them there hills, and strange wonders in the back of beyond. Apart from the Port, this is a lawless land, where pioneers must make their own way. Will you live an honest life, and build a reputation of honour and daring? Or will you give in to the temptation of this fresh new life, lying, cheating, and backstabbing your way to a fortune- Blood'll wash off gold with just a shake of the pan, eh? Or will that lonesome silence behind the North Wind claim you? Will you leave the cold frontier wealthier and wiser, or in the jaws of the wolf or bear?
Take the Golden Gamble before it's too late. What do you have to lose?
Where Silence Has Lease is a tabletop role-playing game using a diceless, card-based system, with a fantastical setting resembling the Alaskan and Yukon gold rush. It is focused on survival, grueling travel, and dangerous exploration. Included is a full system, including a game engine, equipment, a bestiary of fearsome critters, tables and generators for overland encounters and weather, and world-building information. (136 pages; 2 or more players, each will require a Standard 54-card deck, with Jokers).