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    Co-Owner, The Design Mechanism, Co-Designer of Mythras, RPG writer for 30 years
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  1. lawrence.whitaker

    The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars...

    Dunno, but Vic Reeves definitely said that 89.4% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  2. lawrence.whitaker

    What price for Dune?

    It lapsed a very long time ago.
  3. lawrence.whitaker

    The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars...

    Worlds United is alternate 1950s Pulp SF/Planetary Romance. John Carter, Doc Savage, Clarke Ashton Smith, Jack Vance, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, When Worlds Collide, both HG Wells and George Pal War of the Worlds, and much, much more.
  4. lawrence.whitaker

    The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars...

    are a million to one," he said. Worlds United
  5. lawrence.whitaker

    Mythras 3rd Revision Now Available.

    You can find the DTRPG edition here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191475/Mythras?manufacturers_id=4057
  6. lawrence.whitaker

    Best Rules for Comparing Successful Rolls

    Sure, I get that; I was just making the opposed/differential separation clear because there are some people who have mistaken one for the other. How you choose to have the effects work should reflect your play style. And thank you for buying lots of copies of Mythras!
  7. lawrence.whitaker

    Best Rules for Comparing Successful Rolls

    Just to clarify, Mythras/RQ6 combat doesn't use Opposed Rolls for deciding combat outcomes and Special Effects. It uses Differential Rolls, which measure levels of success. Opposed Rolls don't have any Special Effects involved: effects are reserved for physical and spirit combat only. For true opposed rolls, such as Perception vs Stealth, or Willpower resisting a spell, Opposed Roll resolution uses the 'Roll High But Within' method to determine the winner, with a Critical result trumping a success, and a higher Critical (ie, roll high within one's critical range) result trumping an opposing crit. Mythras also reduces participants who have >100 to 100, with opponents being reduced by a number of points equal to the excess. This applies to both Opposed Roll and Differential Roll situations. In Mythras, skills don't tend to climb very far beyond 100%, and it would be exceedingly rare to find someone with 200%+.
  8. lawrence.whitaker

    Drivethru Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

    I appreciate your frustration. I'll double check the criteria for Lonely Lighthouse, but usually we're happy for DTRPG's algorithms to handle our participation in site-wide sales such as their Black Friday sale. They usually refrain from including relatively recent products, or products that have been discounted in a recent promotion. We don't go through and check the eligibility of each title simply because we're a small company with only so much time available; but I'll investigate. It's possible it's been auto-excluded for an innocuous reason.
  9. lawrence.whitaker

    Drivethru Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

    Drivethru Sales are auto-managed by Drivethru themselves, and usually exclude titles that have been made available relatively recently.
  10. lawrence.whitaker

    Drivethru Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

    Get 33% off digital downloads of selected titles! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4057/Design-Mechanism Hurry, before it's too late!
  11. lawrence.whitaker

    Why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?

    Is there a reason why this discussion is in the Mythras section? If it's just a general discussion of dystopian SF, then perhaps Alastor's Skull Inn is better? If there's a connection with, say, Luther Arkwright, or After the Vampire Wars, then by all means continue...
  12. lawrence.whitaker

    Mythras 3rd Revision Now Available.

    All changes are since the second printing.
  13. lawrence.whitaker

    So does anybody remember Hawkmoon? ElfQuest?

    The background was completely rewritten, vastly expanding the descriptions of Tragic Millennium Europe. The original game was severely lacking in such detail. I also wrote the game to be compatible with BRP/Elric! Although it's largely stat-free.
  14. lawrence.whitaker

    Mythras 3rd Revision Now Available.

    We have updated the Mythras Core Rules (TDM110 Mythras 3rd Printing Interactive 301018) with outstanding errata and a few tweaks and clarifications to both rules and layout. A full list of the text changes is included in the PDF, pages 306 to 308. If you would like a print version of the updated rules, we are also making the book available as a hardcover POD option through DrivethruRPG/OneBookShelf, and this will be active very soon. A separate message will be sent once the POD version is ready. A softcover edition is already available from our Lulu Store: http://www.lulu.com/shop/pete-nash-and-lawrence-whitaker/mythras/paperback/product-23853955.html How to download your updated PDF If you’ve bought Mythras from us via the TDM webstore, our Lulu store, or DrivethruRPG, then you are entitled to the PDF free of charge. If you bought your copy via Aeon Games, then they will make their own arrangements for the updated PDF. TDM Webstore Select Store from the navigation bar Sign into your Account from the Store page Click on ‘Your Account’ (top right hand section of the category listings) Click on the Orders Tab The products you’ve ordered appear here, along with links to the PDFs for each book ordered from us. Find your Mythras order, and click on the link for TDM110 Mythras 3rd Printing Interactive 301018. Your download should start automatically. DrivethruRPG You should received an email notifying you of the change to Mythras, along with a link to the product in your OneBookShelf library. Lulu POD If you are a Lulu customer buying the softcover, please email us at , including a copy of your Lulu receipt, and we will send you a discount code to redeem the PDF from our web store. Mythras 3rd Printing Changes List.pdf
  15. lawrence.whitaker

    Mongoose "Empire" book?

    Empires will handle it at the domain level. If you're looking for something Feudal/medieval, there are a couple of very good Pendragon supplements that also work well.
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