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New: Mythic Britain (Nov. 2014)

It is the year Four Hundred and Ninety Five, as the Christian scribes reckon it, since the birth of the infant Jesus Christ...

He is the High Druid of Britain. 
Alive when Claudius landed on Britain’s shores. 
An advisor to Boudicca when she challenged the Romans. 
Alive when the Romans massacred the druids at Ynys Mon. 
Alive when Vortigern ventured north with mercenaries to destroy the Picts. 
Alive when Uther’s bastard was begat by Ygraine. 
He lives still. This is his world. 
It is made of the breath, scales and bones of the Great Red Dragon. 
It flows through him, and he is Britain. He has walked with gods and counselled them. 
The ancestors revere and respect his presence. 
The Saxons tremble at his name. 
He is Merlin. 
Fear Him.

Mythic Britain is a complete sourcebook for adventuring in Britain’s Dark Ages using the RuneQuest rules. The book includes an extensive history and background of 5th and 6th Century Britain; details of the different tribes and territories; complete character creation rules for Britons and Saxons, details of magic, the Saints and pagan Gods; and, rules for massed battles. Completing the book, seven linked scenarios form the Mythic Britain Campaign in which the characters travel the length of breadth of the island, serving Merlin and Arthur, fighting the Saxon invaders, searching for the lost Treasures of Britain, and becoming involved in all manner of schemes and intrigues. Take up your spears. Swear your oaths. Ready your shields. Welcome to the Dark Ages!

Mythic Britain is now available to pre-order. If you pre-order the print copy you will have immediate access to the free PDF version of the book, with the print copy shipping around the middle of December. The pre-order price is $44.95. The PDF only edition can be bought separately for $17.95.

Click on the RuneQuest Supplements category above to place your order!

RuneQuest Essentials

This special version of RuneQuest 6th Edition is designed to introduce players and Games Masters to the essentials of the game. In this book you will find the core of the RuneQuest engine, in a stripped-down format, but still complete enough to create characters and begin adventuring with one of roleplaying’s most enduring and respected systems.

The intention is that this book will give you a taste of the mechanics and encourage you to move onto the full edition of the rules. The full rulebook contains much, much more: more game options, more magic, more monsters more cults.

RuneQuest Essentials is a free download, but if you would like to show your appreciation, please donate whatever amount you feel appropriate by clicking on the Donate button directly below the RuneQuest Essentials image.

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We're delighted to announce that Design Mechanism, Issaries and Mongoose Publishing have reached an agreement that allows us to continue making available RuneQuest and Glorantha titles (originally published by Mongoose) through DrivethruRPG and its affiliated sites.

Under the RuneQuest Archives you'll be able to buy a special selection of the very best of the old Mongoose RQ and Glorantha titles at only $1.00 per book.

This means that certain titles that would have disappeared are now available at a really great price. The titles available through RuneQuest Archives are:

RuneQuest Empires (MRQ2)
Monster Coliseum (MRQ2)
Vikings (MRQ2)
Land of the Samurai (MRQ1)
The Price of Honour (MRQ1)

Pavis Rises (MRQ2)
Dwarfs (MRQ1)
Dragonewts (MRQ1)
Dara Happa Stirs (MRQ1)

Both MRQ1 and MRQ2 books are highly compatible with RuneQuest 6th edition and, of course, MRQ2 books are fully compatible with Mongoose's Legend system.

RuneQuest Combat Effects App for Android

This app, for Android smart phones and tablets, assists GMs and Players with working out Special Effects options based on success level, weapon type and do forth. The details of each effect are discretely listed along with all relevant rolls and modifiers. The app does away with the need for reference sheets or rulebook flipping.

It costs just $0.99 from the Google Play app store.