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Mythras News, Summer 2016

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On Monday, our time as custodians of the RuneQuest license formally draws to a close. We've felt honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to work so closely with such an iconic brand, but all things change, and so we transition from RuneQuest to Mythras. We do, of course, wish our friends at Moon Design and Chaosium every success for the next edition of RQ and we look forward to seeing the results of the game returning to Glorantha.

Our arrangement with Moon Design allows us 6 months to dispose of all remaining RQ6 stocks, and fortunately we only have a handful of the RQ6 hardbacks left in stock, so this won't be a major issue. We'll leave them on sale until we either exhaust stocks completely or the 6 months come to a close. All our supplements remain on sale and can do so for up to five years, although we are rebranding all our PDFs and will most likely rebrand the physical stock with the Mythras logo.

As for Mythras itself, we will be releasing the game in hard copy and PDF around mid-August. We want to ensure that the print process is well underway before opening for preorders - a slight change in our usual procedure. It means that people will get their copies quicker after making payment. It also means that we can release Mythras and Mythic Rome together (or very close together), alongside another product that been our Super Secret project, and will be given its own announcement in due course. We will release a preview of Mythras, so you can see the new layout (and if you have Imperative, you know what to expect already). One thing that we can tell you is that Mythras is 304 pages - a good 34% smaller than RQ6, but with no loss of content (in fact, we've added more). It will also be cheaper - probably around $40. For the new content you can expect:

  • Some new art pieces (courtesy of our friends at Runa Digital in Spain)
  • Reorganized and expanded Animism rules, including Special Effects for Spirit Combat
  • Additional Special Effects, including firearms SEs and a couple of brand new ones developed for Mythras.

We're looking forward to getting this book out there.

Another piece of extremely good news is our partnership with Aeon Games Publishing. Aeon is based in the UK and is our fully licensed production and distribution partner for the UK and Europe. If you're outside North America you will be able to order all our books from Aeon Games Publishing directly, and receive them quicker and at much reduced shipping than from our US warehouse. As the company's CEO, Oliver Rathbone says: "Aeon Games Publishing is committed to new and innovative role playing games. Our team of dedicated gamers runs the gamut from old school to cutting edge. We are proud that our first publications combine the two in the Design Mechanism's Mythras Ruleset which takes the best of the classic Runequest rules and brings them into the forefront of modern gaming. Please see our website at www.aeongamespublishing.co.uk for more details and forthcoming publications." The website goes live early next week.

So it's farewell to RuneQuest 6, but Well Met to Mythras. This is an exciting time in The Design Mechanism's evolution and we continue to be indebted to all our fans and customers for their support, encouragement and enthusiasm.

Loz and Pete

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A very dignified exit speech, full of hopes and new beginings. Modern politicians could learn a thing or two.

I think its a good idea including some firearms rules in the new core book, and I am interested in Animism special effects. Good to see that there will be more content in less space.

Mythic Rome will be an automatic purchase for me, and my interest is spiked regarding this new upcoming 'super secret' release.

Looking forward to many new Mythras products in the near future. 

Best of luck to Loz, Pete, & other associates

I pledge my sword :)

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Hi!

Looking forward to all of this!  I was, of course, horribly teased by your Teaser bit, "... another product that been our Super Secret project, and will be given its own announcement in due course."   Can you give us ANY idea of the expected "due course?"  Might we learn more... in a few days? a few weeks?  Months?

 

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17 minutes ago, g33k said:

Hi!

Looking forward to all of this!  I was, of course, horribly teased by your Teaser bit, "... another product that been our Super Secret project, and will be given its own announcement in due course."   Can you give us ANY idea of the expected "due course?"  Might we learn more... in a few days? a few weeks?  Months?

 

A couple of weeks. Watch this space, and others.

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Just now, lawrence.whitaker said:

A couple of weeks. Watch this space, and others.

Cool!  TYVM!!!

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13 minutes ago, lawrence.whitaker said:

Actually, super secret project isn't overly super secret if you look at our own forum. There's a reasonably hefty hint contained in the Cards thread (http://designmechanism.freeforums.org/cards-t1658.html) and this image:http://imageshack.com/i/poDMVcNPj.

But more details will be available over the weekend.

Special effects cards. Lovely.

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6 hours ago, lawrence.whitaker said:

There'll be some news on a whole bunch of things this weekend, including super secret thing. :)

Nice, I have two campaign settings waiting for the new Mythras. :)

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Interestingly, I just found that a local game store still has a couple of RQ 6 hardcovers. I'm considering picking up another copy just for posterity while I wait for Mythras :)

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On 8/17/2016 at 2:09 PM, lawrence.whitaker said:

There'll be some news on a whole bunch of things this weekend ...

Well, weekend this is, still waiting I am ...:(

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"If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from waiting, and we feel - nothing at all. The best things arrive on time."

Dorothy Gilman

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I know you've been waiting patiently for the news promised for this weekend on the Mythras release. I'm going to delay the announcement by one day, because there are a few things on the website and store Pete and I have had to take care of. I intend providing all promised details tomorrow evening, which while a little later than planned, also happens to coincide with my birthday.

Watch this space...

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26 minutes ago, lawrence.whitaker said:

I'm going to delay the announcement by one day, because there are a few things on the website and store Pete and I have had to take care of. I intend providing all promised details tomorrow evening, which while a little later than planned, also happens to coincide with my birthday.

Alas, I will have to hold my breath another day. :(

But, more important: Happy Birthday, Loz. :)

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