This Favored Land is a sourcebook for the Wild Talents roleplaying game set during the American Civil War. Players take the role of The Gifted, ordinary people who -- by divine providence or pure chance -- have been granted extraordinary powers. Occasionally seen as saviors, they are most often scorned and hunted as sorcerers and demons, witches and charlatans.
Whether heroes or villains, The Gifted are forced by the superstitions of the day to hide from public scrutiny. But they can't escape their nation's crisis. Whether they are spying for the Confederacy in Washington, riding with Quantrill in Missouri, or marching with Sherman through Georgia, The Gifted must make the difficult choice between using their powers and avoiding the dangers of discovery. If The Gifted can survive the ordeals of war, they -- like their nation -- will be changed forever.