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    Co-Owner, The Design Mechanism, Co-Designer of Mythras, RPG writer for 30 years
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  1. So close to meeting our funding goal! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/455957402/casting-the-runes Legendary horror writer Ramsey Campbell, who is contributing the foreword to Casting the Runes, has this to say about the game: "Paul St John Mackintosh has developed this witty and erudite game whose dark playfulness is itself reminiscent of James. May it evoke nothing but pleasure!" Join us now and help Cast Favourable Runes!
  2. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm a massive Rush fan. This news saddened and upset me more than I can say; Neil Peart had a huge influence on me, and I have, time and again, sneaked his lyrics into many books I've written as a kind of in-joke. Thank you for posting this, Bill. It's fitting that this community should honour and remember The Professor.
  3. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/castingtherunesWe've conquered the challenge of shipping costs to the UK, Europe and Beyond and updated the pledge tiers accordingly! Help us in Casting the Runes!
  4. The second in our Combat Training Module series, Take Cover! is now available from the TDM Webstore (PDF only, $2.99) and DrivethruRPG (PDF/POD, $2.99/$9.99). Focusing on ranged combat, can our heroes steal the gem from the lizardfolk's sacred idol and escape with their lives? As a barrage of missiles awaits them, the intrepid adventurers will need to use their wits to survive - as well as every ounce of cover available. Combat Training Modules are structured encounters designed to highlight one particular aspect of the Mythras combat mechanics, giving you everything you need to stage, plan, and run the encounter and understand how the mechanics work. You can download the character icons, sized for the Roll20 platform, from the Downloads section on the TDM website.
  5. It's in the trees... it's coming! 4th January, 2020... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/455957402/casting-the-runes
  6. We're delaying the launch of the Kickstarter by a few days to make sure that our campaign is absolutely the best it can be. Watch this space for more details, but you won't have too long to wait!
  7. Thanks Clarence, Probably around March. Still some last pieces of art to arrive, and extensive proofing to be done, but it's well on the way.
  8. Just head on to https://bit.ly/35Vep7n to view...
  9. As Raleel notes, 'Casting the Runes' came to us already written as a Gumshoe game. It wasn't a case of us commissioning a game based on M R James and insisting it had to be Gumshoe: or umming and aahing over whether to use Mythras or another system. We reviewed Paul StJohn Mackintosh's work, really, really liked it, and wanted to publish it. We also want to produce more than just Mythras. It's our core system and first love, but there's no reason why we, as a company, shouldn't explore other systems, be they established ones like Gumshoe, or ones we create ourselves.
  10. On January 2nd 2020, we'll be launching the Kickstarter campaign for Casting the Runes, our new Gumshoe-powered game of occult investigation in the world of M R James.We've prepared a little preview of the book itself, and you can download a copy from: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/29 ... es-Preview, or from the files section here.Keep an eye on facebook and other sites for more news on the Kickstarter launch, and please consider backing us so that we truly do cast favourable runes! Casting the Runes Preview.pdf
  11. The Imperative rules will be integrated from the start and we will add more information over time as the Publisher. We'll likely add more material from the core rules and then integrate our various campaign settings.
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