Encounter Update – sorcerers,Gloranthan Ghouls, Insects and Umathela pregens

 

Here is a grab bag of Mythras Encounter updates. Some sorcerers, Gloranthan form of ghouls, many insects, rabble and some pregen for those quick games with starting characters.

Encounter generator is a way to very quickly generate enemies and NPCs for your campaign with full stats easy to reference. There are more than 3000 enemy templates to choose from – likely to contain something for your campaign as well.

Umathelan Pregens

Umathelan Rabble

All the underlings and rabble updated.

From the new Gloranthan Bestiary

Botanical Zombie

Some Ghoulish fun

Sorcerers

 

Healing Charts Refined for Mythras

The Healing and Wounds chart has been revamped. The new version has the Healing & Medicine spirits and Cure Malady Runespell effects added. The spirit rules contain interpretation from the design mechanism forums how one should heal poison with the spirits.

Also the rules page references to Mythras 3rd printing were added.

There was also some tuning for readability.

The new version of the chart is here.

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It is also available in the Mythras chart pages. 

Crunch Mode in Mythras – Combat Effects of Weapon / Shield Sizes and Reach

Here are some crunchy bits from Mythras. The optional rules for weapon range effects on combat can produce additional tactical choices. To help the tacticians among you to do some optimizing without doing mathematics here are some tables for you

I combined experimentally all the weapon size and reach information to provide easy look up tables for what weapons are effective for closing to short distance or opening to longer distance. The tables should contain all the weapons in Mythras, Monster Island, AiG and the Eastern Weapons charts.

So for example from the “Shorter Weapons Reach” table you can see that if attacker closes in with one handed mace to inside the effective reach of long spear – the long spear user cannot parry and its size is considered to be small (drops two sizes) so the long spear in defense will only stop half the damage.

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In addition when the long spear user tries to attack it will give max 1d3+1 damage and its size is reduced by 2 – so even a small weapon will stop all the damage and mace is medium in size. Normally mace could only stop half the damage from long spear.

But if the attacker can keep the attacker at its long range (“Longer Weapon Reach“)  – mace can only attack the spear itself while long spear user could use the long spear normally.2018-12-01_21-24-36

This can be quite interesting when attacker closes in to unarmed combat.

I also created a “parry and passive blocking to stop Damage” table to show how various defenders’ weapons are effective in blocking the attackers weapon – either in a parry or in passive blocking.2018-12-01_21-25-45

These are included also in the Mythras Charts page

Encyclopedia of Mythras Combat Style Traits

Here is a list of many combat style traits that I have adopted or will adopt into my campaign. Currently the list is above 60 traits.

It contains the combat style traits from the following official publications:

  • Mythras Core,  Mythic Rome, AiG, Mythic Constantinople, Monster Island.

In addition to these official ones it contains few from RangerDan’s campaign and Raleel’s Martial Arts Combat style traits.

The unarmed set alone is quite an expansion to the ones in Mythras Core. The way I am planning to bring the unarmed ones on is to create schools that have some of these available – like the ones that come from Mythic Constantinople. Raleel’s set already has several that quite nicely will form a school as they depend on each other.

You will be able to vary your combat styles quite nicely by choosing a small set of “cultural” or brotherhood weapons (1-3) and adding one, maybe two combat style traits on it.

The list is available here

..and it is of course also updated in the Mythras Charts and Tables page

Updated Charts for Mythras – Spirit Combat as new chart

Here are some updated charts for Mythras.

New charts:

Updated charts

Updates include

  • Mythras 3rd Printing changes incorporated (for example Drop Foe, Spoil Spell). Page number references corrected to point to correct places in the Mythras
  • Clarifications on Prepare Counter, Grip/grappling and Impale.
  • Some readability issues fixed. The default font has been changed to Baskerville and some charts have Sava Pro
  • On the situational modifiers more used modifiers stand out a bit more clearly
  • The trademark texts fixed

The rest of the Mythras Charts are here

 

Greetings from Gloranthan cultures

Here is a list of cultural greetings gathered from Gloranthan publications over the years

Akem: “I am from Sogolotha Mambrola, the greatest and most learned city outside of lost Brithos itself.”
Balazar: “I am a hunter of the (X) clan of the (Y) tribe. Why do you pass through our lands?”
Band: Berinda’s Daughters: “The old world is dying, and we must heal the good parts.”
Band: Bevegoroi’s Open Eyes: “A new world? Let’s have a look.”
Band: Captain Dashwood’s Traveling Show: “Roll up! Roll up! Fun for all the family! The Old World may be falling down around our ears, but the Traveling Show only gets better and better!”
Band: Comet Seers: “Watch the skies.”
Band: Forloss raiders: “They seek him here; they seek him there; the Lunars seek him everywhere.”
Band: Geo’s Creek Inn: “You want to go where everybody knows your name!”
Band: Golden Bow Society: “Our bows will glorify the new sun.”
Band: Ibex Moon Society: “The old world is over, let us show you the new!”
Band: Jevdur Knowledge Temple: “The new world needs Inspiration.”
Band: Sea Skippers: “The old world is over, and we can have anything we want.”
Band: Servants of the Almighty Dragons: “The old world is over, and dragon time is coming.”
Band: Servants of the Wild: “They say the old world is over; that just shows how little they understand.”
Band: Society of the White Bear: “The old world is dead! Harrek killed it!”
Band: Sword brothers:We are all brothers in the Sword.”
Band: Temple of the Wooden Sword: “Humakt wood be death.”
Band: The Black and White Owls: “The new world is coming, and we have a Plan for it.”
Band: The Eaglebrowns: “We shall hunt ourselves a new world.”
Band: The Fabulous Hunting Troupe: “Nothing like the chase to get the blood pumping, eh, lads?”
Band: The Five-Rune Ring: “Prepare for a New Dawn.”
Band: The Garden of Delightful Mobility: “The old world is not over, for we still dance.”
Band: The Hidden Gale: “The old world is dying, and we will save it.”
Band: The Little Sisters: “The old world is over, and we must stop the bloodshed.”
Band: The School of Ronos Allwinds: “Old world or new, it needs Belintar. We seek him.”
Band: The Silver Shields: “The new world is at our feet!”
Band: The Two-Handed Brotherhood: “The new world must not merely hear the truths of the Goddess, it must also see them.”
Band: The White Chapel of Purity: “We healed the Old World; we can heal the New World.”
Band: The Yellow Peony: “The old world is over, and the new world must be freed of its pain.”
Carmania (the West Reaches): “I am from Carmania in the West Reaches of the Lunar Empire. I am the man of the noble Satrap (name) of (place).”
East Wilds: “I am of the (X) Kingdom and the (Y) clan.”
Elder Wilds: “I am a hunter of the (X) clan of the (Y) tribe. Why do you pass through our lands?”
Errinoru Jungle: “You have no leaves. Your presence offends the Spirit of the Jungle. Give the password or feel poison sap in your veins.”
Fonrit: “I am a slave of mighty (name), from the city of (X). Who is your master, stranger?”
Heortland:I am a free man of the Kingdom of Heortland, may Saint
Homeland: Haragala: “Venperha’s Blessings upon you.”
Homeland: Korola Islands:Welcome to Korola, newcomer. Our islands are as one, I hope you can visit all.
Homeland: Ozur Bay: “Hrestol’s blessing upon you, stranger. Does the harbormaster know of your arrival?”
Homeland: Rightarm Islands: “People of the islands, lovers of the Sea, wanderers of the marsh, friends of the Ludoch are we.”
Homeland: Suam Chow: “Everlasting Prosperity, Eternal Peace, and Bounteous Order are upon us.”
Homeland: Trowjang:I am of the Marazi. A bride of Tolat, Amazon and mother, die in fear man!
Homeland: Wenelia:Who are you? Kin or enemy? Speak quickly or die!
Janube River States: “I am from the city of (X), the finest in this land.”
Jolar: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family.”
Jonatela: “I am a man who serves the (noble family), from the land of Jonatela. What lord do you have as master, sir?”
Junora: “I am from the principality of (X). Hail (Y), our glorious leader!”
Kareeshtu: “We are slaves of Ompalam and his slave the Great Tond, whose power has enslaved even Dormal.”
Kothar: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family. You are far from your home campgrounds, stranger.”
Kralorela: “I live in the Land of Splendor within the blessed shadow of the Dragon Emperor, whom you know as Godunya. May his Eternal Peace enlighten and pity you!”
Kumanku: “IamoftheAn.Iamaslaveof(name),a detestable foreigner not from Kumanku.”
Loral: “Arrghowwwlll.”
Ludoch: “I am X, a Ludoch of the Margansti Confederation, Welcome to my Home”
Lunar Allies: “I am one of the People of (X), brothers to the men of the great Empire. May the Red Moon watch over us all!”
Lunar Provinces: “The kingdom of (X) is my land.”
Malasp:I am Y, a Malasp of the Hroarilli Tribe. Terthinus, Voice of the Deep is my Lord. Surrender Stranger, or your ship will be sunk
Malki Coast: “You are welcome in the land of the heirs of the oceans.”
Maniria: “l am a warrior of the (X) clan.”
Maslo: “I am of the (X), a native of (name) town.” x = Instiggi, Elamle Aroin, etc.
Maslo: “The beautiful waters of Maslo and the magic of Miirdek make us sailors beyond compare!“
Northern Fronela: “I am of the (Bear, Reindeer, Other) People. May his spirit watch over us!”
Pent: “I am a (rank) of the (X) tribe. Where do you ride to, stranger?”
Safelster: “I am a citizen of the famous city of (name).”
Sailor from Quinpolic League: “Hail stranger, may the blessing of Saint Deliam and the mighty protection of the Doge guide you.”
Sartar : I am a free man of (X) clan of the proud (Y) tribe.
Seshnela: “I am a man of the (caste), the loyal man of (title). What is your caste and who is your lord?”
Slon: “I am of Slon. Please, what is your identification number and work class?”
Tarien: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family. Will you share our meal, stranger?”
Tarsh Exile:Yaaah! Die, outland bastard!
Tarsh: “I am a loyal man of the King of Tarsh, praise the Empire.”
Teleos: “I am from the village of (name).”
Teshnos: “I live in the (place),in the land of Teshnos. May your life- flame always burn brightly, stranger.”
The Grazelanders: “I am a warrior of the Pure Horse People, may the Queen be blessed.”
The Kingdom of Loskalm: “I am from the virtuous Kingdom of Loskalm. Welcome to our land and learn from our ways!”
The Lunar Heartland: “I am a citizen of the Lunar Empire, a native of the city of (X).” or “I am a Dara Happan, from the city of (Y).”
The wastelands (Prax): “I am of the (x) clan of the tribe. Lay aside your weapon and be welcome to our campfire, stranger.”
Umathela: “I am from (name) city in Umathela.” Or “I belong to the (name) tribe.”
Vadeli: “Greetings, Sir. I am from the Safety Patrol, and I would like to see a copy of your manifest, please. Please! You can trust me.”
Vesmonstran: “I am a free warrior of the (X) clan. Orlanth is my protector.”
Vormain: “You transgress upon the Eternal Isles, you foreign scum! Draw arms and die like a man!”

Mini charts for Mythras

I created two mini charts for Mythras for really often needed charts. I attach them to the top of my GM screen with a transparent tape.

Difficulty grade progression.

Fatigue progression

 

Classic Fantasy Monsters for Mythras With Some Blood Tide Welling In

Classic Fantasy is a Mythras supplement for dungeoneering in the percentile world. Here are some of the monsters (some of them classics we grew to love in the early days of RPGs) in the Mythras Encounter Generator format.

There are also some encounters adapted from the evocative Blood Tide supplement for pirate campaigns.

For the fun of it here is an undead variety of the crocodile of the Pamaltelan continent.

You will likely find more useful encounters with the Encounter Generator. There are users guides to finding encounters and creating encounters and monsters

Some forgotten beasties from AiG, Mythic Constantinople and Monster Island

Noticed that I have not published some creatures in the generator.

Here are few of the unpublished ones, some of them from AiG:

From Mythic Constantinople

For Monster Island

News mentioning indirectly our gaming group – in Finnish.

Interview about roleplaying in Finland – one of the members of our gaming group interviewed (Lauri)… https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2017/12/02/dungeons-dragons-opetti-yhden-sukupolven-pelaamaan-roolipeleja-loytaako-uusi