Discover Lands Unknown Actions

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Discover: Lands Unknown Actions

Hey there! Let’s talk about the actions you can take in the game Discover: Lands Unknown. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, it’s important to understand the various actions you can take and how they can affect your gameplay. So, let’s dive in!

First, let’s talk about exploring. When you explore in Discover: Lands Unknown, you’ll be venturing into uncharted territory, uncovering new locations, resources, and potential dangers. It’s like setting off on an exciting adventure!

Next up, we have gathering. As you explore the unknown, you’ll come across valuable resources like food, water, and materials. These resources are crucial for your survival and can be used to craft, trade, or even build up your camp. So, make sure you keep an eye out for anything that can be gathered!

Now, let’s talk about interacting with characters. In this game, you’ll encounter various characters, each with their own unique personalities and abilities. Interacting with them can be key to your success. They might offer you quests, trade goods, or even provide valuable information. So, never underestimate the power of a good conversation!

Crafting is another important action you can take. Using the resources you’ve gathered, you can craft useful items and equipment. From weapons and tools to survival gear, crafting allows you to tailor your gameplay to your specific needs. It’s like being your own personal blacksmith!

And of course, we can’t forget combat. Sometimes, you’ll encounter dangerous creatures or hostile characters that won’t be easily convinced to join your cause. When faced with such challenges, you can engage in combat. Whether it’s a strategic approach or an all-out battle, your combat skills will be put to the test.

Lastly, let’s talk about resting. In this game, fatigue is as real as it gets. After a long day of exploring, gathering, and battling, you’ll need to rest and replenish your energy. Resting allows you to heal wounds, regain stamina, and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

So, there you have it! These are the actions you can take in the game Discover: Lands Unknown. Remember, each action has its own consequences and can impact your gameplay in different ways. So, think carefully, plan your moves, and embrace the unknown. Adventure awaits!

I’m the survivor with the tribe leader token. That means I go first each day and make the final call when the group can’t agree on something. At the end of the night, we all talk about the next day and decide if we want someone else to be the tribe leader. But ultimately, it’s up to me to decide, even if everyone else wants someone else.

Now, let’s talk about the different actions we can take. The first one is the Gather Action. This is how we interact with the tokens on the map. When I choose this action, I pick one feature, resource, or water source token in my space and see what happens.

If it’s a Feature Token, something special will happen.

#image.jpgWhen I flip the token, it reveals a little picture. If it’s a resource, I keep it next to my character card to use later. Resources are really useful for creating things or helping me in battles.
#image.jpgIf the token has an enemy picture and a number, I have to fight that enemy in a battle. If it only has a number, I look for a card in the exploration deck that matches that number and see what happens. Once I’m done with the card, I get rid of the token, unless the card says otherwise.

Resource Token

When I find a token on my space, I grab it and put it next to my character card. Tokens next to my card are important for me to survive. If I get a certain resource from a card, I take a resource token from the unused tokens pile, not a feature token. The reference sheets have a complete list of all the different types of resources.

Water Source

When I gather, I don’t get a water source token. Instead, I flip the token over and get a resource token from the supply based on the type of resource shown on the token. The water source token stays in that space for the whole game and I can keep getting resources from it. For instance, if I’m in a space with a “clean water” token, I can spend 10 stamina to gather resources and get 10 clean water tokens.

Moving and Gathering

When I’m playing the game, I can move my character to a space next to where I am by using up some of my energy, which is equal to how difficult that space is. You can see how difficult it is on the reference sheet. Once I move, I can also do a gather action without using any more energy. If a space has different types of landscapes, I look at which one covers most of the space to determine the energy cost. If there’s a water source or a landmark in the space, I look at the surrounding landscape to determine the energy cost.


When I’m playing a game, there’s something about discovering new places that I find really exciting. You know, going off the beaten path and exploring uncharted territory. It’s like stepping into the unknown, not knowing what might be waiting for you. And that’s exactly what survivors have to do in this game.

Survivors are not able to just move onto facedown map tiles – they have to do some scouting first. It’s like they have to see what’s out there before they can move forward. So, how does it work? Well, it’s actually pretty simple.

When you want to scout a tile, all you have to do is choose a map tile that’s right next to you. Then, you flip it over so you can see what’s on the other side. It’s like revealing a hidden secret – a whole new world just waiting to be explored.

But that’s not all. Once you flip the tile, you get to draw some feature tokens. These tokens represent different things you can find on that tile, like trees, rocks, or maybe even a hidden treasure. You place these tokens on top of the corresponding icons on the tile, but here’s the catch: you place them face down, so you don’t know what you’re getting.

It’s like a little game of chance. You have to weigh the risk and reward of each tile. Maybe you’ll get something really valuable, or maybe it’ll just be a bunch of rocks. You never know until you reveal the tokens.

So, the next time you’re playing a game and you come across some facedown map tiles, remember that you can’t just move onto them – you have to scout them first. Take a moment to explore, to uncover the secrets that each tile holds. Who knows what you might find?

When it comes to the feature token, it doesn’t have to match the space’s artwork. The only thing that matters is the icon on the token. If there’s a water source icon () on that tile, I’ll place a facedown water source token in the space with the icon.

About Trading

When I want to trade, I can choose another survivor who is in the same space as me. We can freely exchange items, resources, and project cards. We both have to agree to the terms of the trade, like which items and resources we’ll be swapping. If we can’t agree, nothing is traded and I don’t lose any stamina for this unsuccessful action.

About Project Cards

Hey there! Let me tell you about project cards and how they work in the game. Project cards are like blueprints that show you how to make different items. When you look at a project card, you’ll see what item you can craft and what materials you’ll need.

Project cards can be in your hand, or they can be faceup on the table where everyone can see them. If a project card is in your hand, you keep it hidden from the other players. But it’s okay to talk about your cards and show them to others if you want. Just remember, you can’t look at the cards in the crafted item deck until you actually craft the item.

Crafting an Item

When you’re playing the game, craft actions are a way for survivors to use their resources to make items. It’s a simple process – you just choose a project card from your hand or from the cards on the table. Each project card has a number on the bottom right corner – that number corresponds to a specific item card that you can craft. All you have to do is spend the resources shown on the project card to get the item card.

If you choose a project card from your hand, you put it faceup on the table next to the map. Then, you draw a new project card from the deck to replace it. These faceup project cards stay on the table for the whole game and don’t belong to any specific survivor.

Keep in mind that some project cards have a fire icon (). If a project card has this icon, you can only craft it if you’re at a fire. So make sure to have a fire nearby if you want to craft those special projects.

There are also advanced project cards that you might see on some terrain reference sheets. But don’t worry, you don’t start the game with any advanced project cards. You can only draw them from a separate deck, if you choose to.

Using Tokens and Managing Supplies

When I want to use a resource, I simply take one of my feature or resource tokens and discard it next to the supply of unused tokens. If I have a token that is worth two resources, I have the option to use it as one resource and then receive an extra token from the supply. If all the tokens of a certain type are used up, I gather all the discarded tokens of that type, flip them over, and mix them up to create a new supply.

How Many Tokens I Can Carry

Hey there! I want to talk to you about survivors and the stuff they carry. You see, each survivor can have a maximum of 10 resources and items. But here’s the catch – if they have more than 10, they have to decide which ones to keep. The ones they don’t choose get put in their space, resource side faceup. As for cards, if they’re not chosen, they’re just discarded.

Now, there are some items that are super important for quests. These items have something called the Quest iteM trait, and they have to be kept no matter what. They’re like the key to certain quests.

But wait, there’s more! Some items actually let survivors carry resources on them. It’s pretty cool because these resources don’t count as part of the survivor’s carry limit. So they can put some resources on the item card without any worries.

Remember, survivors can’t carry more than 10 things, but some items can make it so they can carry extra resources. It’s a neat little trick to help them out.

Now, let’s talk about the Investigate Action.

When you’re exploring a space, you might come across a landmark. These landmarks are special points of interest that you can investigate. They each have a number that matches a card. If you’re in the same space as a landmark, you can take an investigate action to learn what’s on the card with the corresponding number.

What Happens with Numbered Cards

When I play the game, there are different cards with numbers on their backs. These cards are organized in order so that it’s easy to find the right card when I need it. If I’m told to resolve a numbered card, I pick up the right deck and find the card that matches the number. Then, I read the card out loud and follow the instructions on it.

There are four types of cards in these decks, and each type is resolved in a different way:

  • Instant: When I get an instant card, I do what it tells me to do and then put the card back in the deck. The italicized text on the cards adds to the story and can be used by other cards.
  • Upgrade: If I get an upgrade card, I place it next to the map. It stays there and gives all survivors an ongoing effect.

Enemy: When you encounter this enemy, you have to fight them.

Item: If you find an item, you get to keep it and place it next to your character card. This item will help you in different ways, as explained on the card. Remember, you can’t have two items with the same name, even if you craft them. If you already have an item and you find another one with the same name, you can either return the old card to the deck or give it to another survivor in your space.

Card not in deck

If you are told to use a specific card but it is not in the deck, you don’t get to use it. This can happen if another survivor already has the item or if the card was taken out of the game.

Duplicate Numbers

When you play the exploration deck in this game, all the cards with the same number are exactly the same, except for a few that are taken out at the beginning.

If you’re near a landmark on the game board, you have the option to take an investigate action. This lets you look at the exploration card with the same number as the landmark you’re on.

Getting Hurt

There are lots of ways for survivors to get hurt in this game. They might get hurt in a fight or if they don’t have enough food or water when a night card tells them they need it. When a survivor gets hurt, they have to pick one of their health dials that has a heart on it and turn it to show the type of hurt they got.

There are four types of hurt:

Starvation Damage: Starvation damage is a term used to describe the harm caused by not consuming enough food. When I don’t eat enough, my body can suffer from various health issues. However, the good news is that this type of damage can be easily remedied by simply eating food.

Dehydration Damage: What Happens When You Don’t Drink Enough Water

Have you ever wondered why drinking enough water is so important? Well, let me tell you, not drinking enough water can be a real problem. When I forget to drink water, my body starts to feel weak and tired. This happens because I’m experiencing dehydration damage.

Dehydration damage is like a little voice inside my body shouting, “I need water!” When I don’t give my body what it needs, it starts to suffer. I feel lethargic, and my energy levels plummet. But don’t worry, there’s a simple solution to fix this issue – drinking water.

Water is like a magical elixir that can heal dehydration damage. It’s like giving my body a refreshing bath from the inside out. When I drink water, I can feel my body slowly coming back to life. It’s like a burst of energy coursing through my veins.

So, next time you feel weak or tired, remember the power of water. If you’re experiencing dehydration damage, don’t fret! Just grab a glass of water and start sipping. Your body will thank you, and you’ll be back to feeling strong and energized in no time.

Sickness Damage: Sometimes I get sick, and it’s not fun. But did you know that sickness can also hurt you in a game? Yep, in this game, there’s something called sickness damage. It’s like a disease or poison that can make you feel weak and vulnerable.

In the world of survival, you need to be aware of the various types of damage that can befall you. One such type is physical damage, which represents a severe injury like a broken arm. Unfortunately, this kind of damage cannot be fixed with a simple recover action. It requires more than that.

Now, let’s talk about what happens when you reach your limit. If you already have three types of damage and suffer from a fourth, it’s game over for you. You’re eliminated from the game. It’s a harsh reality, but that’s how this survival game works.

But there’s hope!

There is something called a recover action that can help you heal. It’s a way to bring yourself back from the brink and continue on with your survival journey. Here’s how it works:

  • If you have starvation damage, you can spend one food to heal it. Think of food as the ultimate source of rejuvenation in this harsh world.
  • If you have dehydration damage, one water will do the trick. Water is like a magical elixir that quenches your thirst and revitalizes your body.
  • Finally, if you have sickness damage, one medicine can cure you. It’s like a healing potion that drives away the ailments and restores your strength.

So, remember, when you’re faced with physical damage, know that you can’t just recover from it. You need to take action and use the appropriate resources to heal yourself. It’s not an easy task, but it’s essential for your survival. Good luck!

When you find yourself injured or see someone else hurt, you have a choice as a survivor. You can either heal your own wounds or help another survivor in your vicinity. To heal yourself, select a health dial that is currently showing the type of damage you have suffered, and twist it to the heart symbol. This will restore your health.

Why Clean Water is Essential for Life

I want to talk to you about something important – the water we drink. I know it might seem like a boring topic, but trust me, it’s anything but. Clean water is the key to our survival, and without it, life as we know it wouldn’t exist. Let’s dive in and explore why clean water is so essential.

First of all, let me clarify what I mean by clean water. We’re not talking about the water you find in a bottle at the store. No, I’m referring to the water that comes out of our taps, the water we use to cook, clean, and quench our thirst. It might not look pristine, but it’s treated to remove harmful substances and ensure it’s safe for us to consume.

Now, why is clean water so important? Well, for starters, our bodies are made up of about 60% water. We need water to survive and function properly. It helps us digest food, transport nutrients, and regulate our body temperature. Without enough water, we can become dehydrated, which can lead to all sorts of health problems.

But it’s not just about staying hydrated. Clean water is also crucial for maintaining good overall health. When we drink contaminated water, we expose ourselves to harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These can cause illnesses like diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid fever. In fact, dirty water is responsible for millions of deaths each year, mostly in developing countries where access to clean water is limited.

But the impact of dirty water goes beyond just our health. It also affects our environment and economy. Contaminated water can harm ecosystems, killing plants and animals. It can also pollute our rivers, lakes, and oceans, making it unsafe for recreational activities like swimming or fishing. And let’s not forget about agriculture – crops need water to grow, and if that water is contaminated, it can ruin entire harvests.

So, what can we do about it? Well, one option is to support organizations that work to provide clean water to those in need. These organizations build wells, install filtration systems, and educate communities on the importance of clean water. Additionally, we can all do our part by conserving water and being mindful of how we use it. Every drop counts.

As you can see, clean water is not something we should take for granted. It’s a precious resource that we need to protect and preserve. So let’s do our part and ensure that everyone has access to clean water – because without it, life just wouldn’t be the same.

Water comes in two forms: clean and dirty. Both can be used as water.

When I drink dirty water, I have to make a choice: either use a medicine or take a chance by rolling a die. If I roll a 1, 2, or 3, I’ll end up getting hurt.

But there’s another option. I can choose to get rid of the dirty water without taking the risk of rolling the die.

Cooking Meat

If I’m near a fire, I can trade in some of my meat for an equal amount of food. It’s a great way to satisfy my hunger.

Starting a Fire

If I come across an unlit fire, I can use a piece of wood to light it up. Just flip the token to its lit side, and I’ll have a nice warm fire.

Using Cards

If you’re a survivor, you have the power to take action with your cards. These cards can be used on your items, character card, upgrade card, or quest card. Each action is represented by a number and a stamina icon.

To use any of these actions, you need to spend the required amount of stamina. Remember, you can only use these actions during your turn.

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