Choose Your Own Expedition

A chilly wind tugs at your sleeves and hair as the setting sun behind you illuminates a small settlement just inside the Siberian border. It used to be a sleepy, yet rugged, outpost at the edge of the ominous land beyond. Now it bursts at the seams with merchants, soldiers, engineers, and explorers, drawn here to seek their fortune. Against advice and common sense, you intend to venture into the wilderness to answer your own calling; however, you know enough to tilt the odds in your favor. You're going to need a skilled crew to handle the unknown, quality gear to tackle any situation, and reliable companionship to keep your morale high.

Which of these is your priority?