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    Co-Owner, The Design Mechanism, Co-Designer of Mythras, RPG writer for 30 years
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  1. Want to discuss your favourite game with others? Have some rules questions or ideas to share? Any and all of these resources may be what you seek! Design Mechanism Forum - a friendly and helpful form with countless discussion areas. Design Mechanics Newsletter - usually once a quarter, but always when there's a major release. Signing up gives you special sneak previews and discounts Facebook - More for release information and updates than detailed discussions, but helpful nonetheless MeWe Community - a path slightly less travelled, but still worthwhile to join for discussions and ideas Mythras Discord - a massive discussion centre Reddit - yep, we're here too...
  2. Yes, Red Daggers - a Classic Fantasy gateway adventure.
  3. And here's the seminar for those who missed it... https://youtu.be/euArSoDgmfg
  4. A heartfelt Thank You! from myself and the whole TDM team to all the players and seminar attendees over the past three days of GenCon Online - especially our friends in Europe and beyond who stayed up into the wee small hours for games or the panel. I had a blast! 'Shrine of the Traitor Gods' some players new to Mythras heroically foiling the schemes of the Badoshi to unleash a vile demon, and involved some incredibly creative use of the Voice spell to strike fear into the hearts of the cultists. 'In High Dudgeon' resulted in one of the characters becoming the (almost) reluctant husband of a naiad, and being forced to go and live down a well; a disgraced knight charming all the women of Low Dudgeon, gaining a squire, and helping poor Renya realise her duty; and the scheming juggler help Madam Neneveh become extremely rich, and regaining much-needed favour... Very Vancian! And in the Mythic Britain game, the characters managed to liberate a Treasure of Britain from a Saxon king, change the course of a battle, and even channel the spirit of a certain Iceni queen for a little while... Epic and disturbing in equal measure. And our TDM seminar was fantastic. Extremely well attended, some great questions for the panel, and even over-ran by a good 40 minutes as people stayed around (some long past their bedtime) to chat and ask more questions! We have recorded the seminar, and I'll be posting it on our YouTube channel in the next couple of days so that you can catch up (or relive the experience). For me, GenCon 2020 Online has been very enjoyable and very successful. I hope all of you enjoyed it too. Loz
  5. A detailed Read Through... of the Lyonesse RPG is starting over at RPGPub, where their resident reviewer, OHT, goes through the game chapter by chapter. If you're interested in Lyonesse but haven't checked it out yet, then this Read Through may be of interest. https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/lyonesse-fantasy-roleplaying-based-on-the-novels-by-jack-vance.4669/
  6. GenCon Online 2020 is almost with us, and there are all kinds of online Mythras and Lyonesse activities: https://www.gencon.com/event_finder?search=Mythras I'll be hosting the TDM panel at 7pm EST on Saturday 1st August, and it's free to attend as long as you're registered. So don't be shy! Get involved and help Make Mythras Matter!
  7. Any titles you've previously bought through DTRPG aren't going to be removed or altered. New customers though, will only have Mythras branded products available.
  8. Aeon's copies are Mythras branded and referenced throughout. There is no POD version of Mythic Britain currently, but all RQ branded version are to be ceased this month.
  9. One thing I forget to mention was your reference to 'Guilds, Factions and Cults' as a basis for modelling one of the HL states. You're right, in that it's the wrong scale. Instead, you may find RQ Empires, the old Mongoose title (if you can find a copy) to be a better fit, which aims to model things at a state level. It uses similar mechanics to GF&C, and is also compatible with Legend and Mythras to a reasonable degree.
  10. G33k's not trying to draw that comparison; what he's asking is if the Guelden supplement is similar in inspiration, approach and execution to Fioracitta (ie, a fantasy version of a European city), which it is.
  11. You're actually in the wrong sub-section... Ships & Shield Walls is a Mythras supplement, not a Legend one. I'd move it over, but I don't have admin privileges to do so.
  12. No, it's nothing to do with Stupor Mundi (although it's a great little supplement). It's a Mythras book, and intended to be a deliberate fantasy version of a European city state founded in extensive commercial interests that have brought it considerable power. I can't talk too much about it as I'm not the author, and it's a way from publication. But it is in the works.
  13. We have a supplement in the works - Guelden - that is in part based on one of the Hanseatic League cities.
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