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RPG: Live A Life Among The Ruins With Legacy

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Mar 29 2018

Venture into the Wasteland with Legacy: Life Among the Ruins. Reshape and rebuild a ruined world over generations in this RPG from Modiphius.

Legacy: Life Among the Ruins is an amazing take on the post-apocalyptic genre. It borrows elements from one of my favorite (and perhaps one of the defining) works of the genre, A Canticle for Leibowitz.

And like the scope of the novel, Legacy is a game about generations. You’re not expected to just play one set of characters and see them through the moments that string together your campaign world. It’s a game about leaving your mark on a ruined world. It’s about rebuilding or reshaping or even just surviving from one era to the next. And much like the characters in A Canticle For Leibowitz, time will pass. Your descendants will shape your characters to come.

It’s some real heady stuff, and fittingly, it’s Powered by the Apocalypse, which means you’ve got a narrative-driven system running things behind the scenes. Definitely worth checking out. You can find the full version below, or you can pick up the free Legacy Quickstart Rules Here.

via UFO Press/Modiphius

Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2nd Edition$21.99

What Happens after the Apocalypse?


Your ancestors survived thanks to luck, preparation or pure grit. Now it’s time to leave their shelters and start rebuilding the world. But the wasteland has other inhabitants: families with different philosophies and abilities, secretive factions with their own agendas, and bizarre monsters stalking the ruins. As generations pass and your family evolves to suit this new world, what stories will you tell?

In this roleplaying game you’ll build your own unique post-apocalyptic landscape, home to scattered families of survivors. Take control of a family, play the brave heroes that define them, and guide them through the grand sweep of history.

Key features:
From grand strategy to desperate struggle. Shift freely between commanding the movements of spies and armies and fighting monsters in a ruined wasteland, using the fast and dramatic rules of the Powered by the Apocalypse engine.

  • A game of histories. Write the saga of your family over generations and draw on your ancestor’s powers, even as you face the unexpected consequences of their actions.

  • Endless variety. 11 family types and 13 character types create hundreds of possibilities, each with its own meaning for the story you’re telling.

  • Hit the ground running. Start playing today with the included quickstart, complete with five pairs of families and characters, story prompts and a sunless world filled with hungry spectres.


~What do you think of post apocalyptic gaming?


Author: J.R. Zambrano
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