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    Co-Owner, The Design Mechanism, Co-Designer of Mythras, RPG writer for 30 years
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  1. Extremely high praise for Mythic Babylon from Shukamu Press, which publishes the similarly themed 'Babylon On Which Fame and Jubilation Are Bestowed': You can read the full review here.
  2. If you’re familiar with the way the fantastic is portrayed in our other Mythic Earth titles, then this book follows in the same vein. Magic, creatures and gods of the period are real, but the history is also sound and well researched, meaning that the game can be run as a straight historical campaign, or one with magic, spirits and monsters.
  3. I accept zero responsibility. Point your lawyer in the directions of Messrs Gilmore and Mitchener, please. It's all their fault.
  4. If you buy the PDF from the TDM store, we can definitely work out a discount for you based on the PDF price, so not a problem. Just drop me a PM here with details.
  5. In the year 1765 BC, King Zimri-Lim of Mari emerged from a planning session with his aides and summoned his personal scribe. As he paced the courtyard in his palace in the city of Tuttul, he dictated a letter to the scribe, who used the cut end of a reed to press the message into a warm clay tablet. That letter, which was to be sent within the hour by speedy messenger, said:"To my wife, Šibtu, thus says Zimri-Lim: Ask the oracles in Mari questions about Hammurabi of Babylon. Will this man ever die? Does he speak with honesty? Will he bring war? Will he besiege my cities in Suhum while I campai
  6. https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MythrasSettings A little over three days left on our incredible Mythras Settings Bundle of Holding. The Mythras core rules, Monsters Island, Combat Training modules, Lyonesse and Luther Arkwright. A whole bunch of fantastic PDFs are stunningly (and I do mean stunningly) great prices. I don't know when we'll have these games and supplements on sale at these rates again, so don't miss out. If you haven't experienced Mythras yet, there's no easier way than through this Bundle of Holding!
  7. There’s also the possibility that role playing games just aren't their thing. They may be sitting down at the table to please you or their mum, but really it's just not their cup of tea. It's worth asking them if they enjoy it and want to continue. If they don't, well that's fine - at least they gave it a shot.
  8. Mythras is once again the featured system over at Bundle of Holding, with some seriously spectacular deals on Mythras PDFs. This time around the Bundle consists of a Starter Collection (Mythras, Mythras Companion, Monster Island, Two Mythras Combat Training Modules) and the Bonus Collection - which contains Lyonesse (and two scenarios), Luther Arkwright, and the epic Arkwright campaign, Parallel Lines. The price just can't be beaten: just $7.95 for the Starter Collection, but if you pay a little more and meet (or beat) the Threshold Price, then the Bonus Collection is yours too. Ther
  9. Try it with fixed Action Points (either 2 or 3, it doesn't matter), but leave the intent of the Action Points as per RAW just to get used to the AP economy. As Rosen McStern rightly says, a one-attack-per-round model will lengthen the overall combat. Mythras combat isn't really about weapon damage and Hit Point attrition; it's about managing Action Points and generating Special Effects; these are the key to winning a fight. For example, Warrior A and Warrior B both have 2 Action Points. They are mortal enemies and one needs to kill the other. Warrior A goes first and hits. Warrior B tries
  10. It's not difficult to redact Action Points. Simply fix them at 2 per combatant, giving all participants the choice of attack & defend, attack x2 or defend x2. If you feel multiple defences are the way to go, have each additional defence be at an additional grade of difficulty (Hard/Formidable/Herculean). It certainly won't break anything in the Mythras combat system, and you may find the approach suits the gaming style you want. We also have two (third on the way) Combat Training Modules available (and which can easily be used with BRP or RQ[insert favoured version here]) which look in
  11. I think Bushido is one of the very best examples of merging classes, levels and skills - along with both a d100 and d20 roll under mechanic - into a successful and unified whole. Skills are calculated on a 0-100 basis for base values and improvement, and then divided by 5 for a d20 roll under resolution Levels are limited to 6, with level providing a bonus to certain skills, saving throws and capabilities Classes are archetypes and determine beginning skills, but there's no real limit to developing skills outside of the class itself It's a brilliant game, and shows how th
  12. So, to help answer why we'd prioritise Luther 2 over than an Elric-With-The-Serial-Numbers-Filed-Off... For all Luther Arkwright fans out there... PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three River Studios Options Bryan Talbot’s Graphic Novel Series The Adventures of Luther Arkwrightand Heart of Empire London, 28 April 2021: Three River Studios today announces it has optioned the rights to develop, finance and produce a live action, returnable TV series based on Bryan Talbot’s ground-breaking and multi-award winning graphic novels: The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its
  13. For all Luther Arkwright fans out there... PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three River Studios Options Bryan Talbot’s Graphic Novel Series The Adventures of Luther Arkwrightand Heart of Empire London, 28 April 2021: Three River Studios today announces it has optioned the rights to develop, finance and produce a live action, returnable TV series based on Bryan Talbot’s ground-breaking and multi-award winning graphic novels: The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire. You can read the full press release at http://www.bryan-talbot.com/.../Press Rel
  14. We don't have a projected publication date for Mythic Greece I'm afraid.
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