Classic Fantasy is Now Available for Preorder

April 9, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Classic Fantasy is now available to pre-order in print, or buy for immediate download in PDF.

Classic Fantasy brings Old School dungeon crawls to the Mythras and RuneQuest 6 rules. This 336 page book contains everything you need to emulate the fun of class and level-based adventuring, against the classic coterie of monsters, with the classic armoury of spells! If you've ever wanted to convert those old dungeon modules to a d100 system, then Classic Fantasy is for you.

Packed with information and new rules additions, Classic Fantasy features a different approach to character creation based on classes such as the bard, cavalier, fighter, magic user, paladin and thief. Choose your race - human or demi-human - and then customize according to class, race and personal preference. If you're a magic user or cleric, the new magic rules for Arcane and Divine spells take the old staples such as Magic Missile, Charm, Fireball and more, and tailor them for the nuances of the Mythras and RQ6 systems.

Or, for the more combat-oriented, the Classic Fantasy rules provide detailed miniatures-based combat adaptations for the traditional battle-board, complete with guidance on facings, positioning, and handling detailed movement.

And of course, no book like this would be complete without monsters to kill and treasure to take! All the old favourites are accounted for, from Basilisks to Displacer Beasts, Grey Ooze to Gelatinous Masses, Kobolds, Gnolls, Hobgoblins and more. Forty pages of treasure and magic items helps you equip even the deepest dungeon with enough loot to satisfy the keenest adventuring party.

You can buy Classic Fantasy in these ways...
Preorder the Print Copy: $44.95, available in 6-8 weeks (shipping approx 1st June 2016) and get the PDF free of charge, with immediate download. Simply visit our online store (www.thedesignmechanism.com/products), and select Classic Fantasy from the Supplements catalogue.

This is not a standalone game. Games Masters and players will need access to either the Mythras or RQ6 rules to play Classic Fantasy (although other d100 rule systems may suffice). 

Buy the PDF copy on its own, immediately: $19.95, either from our online store (and select Classic Fantasy PDF from the Supplements catalogue), or from DrivethruRPG (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/180255/Classic-Fantasy--TDM500)
 
So break out the Mountain Dew and the Cheetos... Classic Fantasy is here!
 

Classic Fantasy Preview

February 20, 2016

This is a special sneak peak at the highly anticipated RuneQuest 6 and Mythras supplement, Classic Fantasy. With this book (to be released in April or May), fans of d100 roleplaying systems have all the tools they need to undertake Old School dungeon and wilderness crawls, with all the classes, spells, magic items and monsters found in one of the most venerable and fondly remembered, game systems in the hobby.

This 18 page preview gives a sample of the new rules, spells and monsters Classic Fa...


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Luther Arkwright Preview

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Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels is almost ready for production. We're delighted to offer you a sneak preview of the book - click on the PDF link opposite to be whisked across the multiverse. For many, Luther Arkwright needs little introduction, but for those unacquainted with him, Arkwright is the creation of writer and artist Bryan Talbot, and features in two sets of celebrated graphic novels. He is a multiverse-hopping psionic agent, battling the sinister Disruptors, and ...
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RuneQuest 6 Deutsche!

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RuneQuest 6 is now available in German!

You can buy the PDF of the core rules from our store on the Products page. (http://www.thedesignmechanism.com/products.php#!/RuneQuest-Deutsche-PDF-Only/c/11615132/offset=0&sort=normal)

This has been something we wanted to release for our German friends for some time, and we're delighted to be able to bring RQ6 Deutsche at long last.
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Mythic Britain is available for Preorder

November 3, 2014
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It is the year 495.

Saxons control Britain's east. Aelle, Guercha and Cerdic vie for supremacy in the kingdoms of Ceint, Anglia and Mierce. To the west and north the fractious Britons struggle to unite, their previous attempts betrayed by Vortigern and Uther's personal follies. Now, a new warlord emerges, guided by a druid: Uther's bastard, Arthur, bearer of Caledfwlch, the sword forged by Gorfannon.

This is the Dark Ages. Blood soaked, treacherous, fraught. ...

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Mythic Britain: Caves of the Circind

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We're delighted to give you a second preview of Mythic Britain - this time in the form of a complete scenario taken from the campaign section of the book. Merlin, the High Druid of Britain, sends the characters to retrieve the fabled Coat of Beisrydd, one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain. To succeed they must find the help of the hero, Gawain, uncover the mysteries of Lindisfarena, and defy the wrath of Mawgaus, Druid-King of the fierce Circind Votadini - a powerful animist known to eat t...
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Mythic Britain Preview

September 1, 2014
As a Labour Day Special Treat, we're sharing a few pages from Mythic Britain.

The book is 90% complete and undergoing final editorial, proofing and layout. There will be more news about its production and release soon, and we'll also be releasing a complete scenario, Caves of the Circind, which was one of two featured at GenCon 2014.

Click on the PDF link to the right to download the Mythic Britain preview pages.

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We are releasing RQ6 in a much-reduced, introductory PDF edition called RuneQuest Essentials. Designed for those who want to try RuneQuest before migrating to the full rules, it offers a great way of getting to know one of the most celebrated roleplaying game systems out there.

What's more, RuneQuest Essentials is free. You can download it from the Downloads page (or via DrivethruRPG and our publisher page there). If you feel we're being overly generous, then there's a Donate button you can us...
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