Mythras from The Design Mechanism has shown up often in Bundle of Holding history. We first presented Mythras in April 2018 -- well, no, technically in February and December 2014 we presented its primordial form, RuneQuest 6. Even that early offer displayed the system's wide range, with supplements and adventures featuring swords and sorcery, history and myth, science fiction and urban horror. In August 2019 our Mythras Worlds offer showed off the game's extended range, with Mythic Constantinople, After the Vampire Wars, and several supplements set in The Design Mechanism's world of Thennla. Still Mythras keeps finding new directions, and this new Settings offer showcases several recent explorations.
Lyonesse is based on the masterful trilogy of high fantasy novels by Jack Vance, author of The Dying Earth books. The Lyonesse Trilogy -- Suldrun's Garden (1983), The Green Pearl (1985), and Madouc (1989) -- chronicles conquest, revenge, political intrigue, and sorcerous rivalries in the foredoomed Elder Isles, a baroquely detailed medieval land now lost beneath the Atlantic. Last year The Design Mechanism adapted the Mythras rules for a beautifully produced standalone rulebook and two adventures.
Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels (2015) is a RuneQuest/Mythras campaign supplement based on Bryan Talbot's nine-issue comic series The Adventures of Luther Arkwright (1978-89). Like Arkwright, players travel the multiverse as agents of the Valhalla Project in Parallel ZeroZero. Use expanded Mythras rules for psionics, technology, firearms, vehicles, sanity, and more to uncover malign Disruptor influence in countless parallel timelines.
On Monster Island (2013) you explore forgotten jungles, search for forgotten ruins filled with gold, and discover foul temples infested with lizard cultists. You can drop the island into almost any Mythras campaign for many kinds of adventures from swords-&-sorcery to 1930s two-fisted pulp. The 198-page setting book provides a complete campaign good for years of play. Monster Island's lineage traces back to RuneQuest's venerable Griffin Mountain (later Griffin Island) -- at the time of its publication in 1981, the largest adventure ever published, and still one of the best.
This new Mythras Settings offer presents all these worlds and more for an unbeatable bargain price. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this Mythras Settings offer's pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$97. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $47) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 304-page Mythras core rulebook (retail price $15, previously in our April 2018 Mythras Core offer), the Mythras Companion rules expansion (retail $6), two Combat Modules (retail $3 apiece) -- Take Cover and Breaking the Habit -- and Monster Island (retail $15) along with the Monster Island Companion (retail $5).
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $50, including the standalone Lyonesse roleplaying game core rulebook (retail $15), the Lyonesse adventures In High Dudgeon (retail $6) and Coddefut's Stipule (retail $5), Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels (retail $11), and the adventure Luther Arkwright: Parallel Lines (retail $13).
I'm interested in this - Mythras has a lot going for it including a huge base of players who are familiar with it or the other games descended from Runequest such as Call of Cthulhu, and I liked the Luther Arkwright comics a lot. I don't necessarily need everything else that's included, but it's cheap enough that I recommend going for the bundle rather than cherry-picking items you want and buying them individually, you might find things you didn't know you wanted. But as usual I have to emphasise that I get this stuff free if I want it, so your mileage may vary.
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