NOMCORSS V1.5 Mythras Campaign Rules Setup Tool Goes to Mythic Babylon and Does Classic Fantasy

Mythras system is truly a toolkit. NOMCORSS (NotesFromPavis Opinionated Mythras Campaign Optional Rule Setup Sheet) tries to gather together all the Mythras rules options from all of the Mythras supplements with sensible (perhaps opinionated) default options. Version 1.5 contains in the order of 40 new rulings. – the new supplements added are Mythic Babylon and Classic Fantasy.

There are now more than 260 rules which have options that you can select – some with multiple options.  The file is here. Strong suggestion is to download it and open it with relatively new version of Excel, it might work with Google Sheets as well.

The new interface introduced in the previous version is shown here.


By default Mythras can be very simple. Here is a suggested default options list for a starting game.

Riding to Dragon Pass with an Army. Combat Styles Encyclopaedia Has A Style for You

Martin Helsdon’s incredible work on Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass is a worthy read for any Gloranthaphile. It is also worthy read for anyone thinking of creating a consistent, rich and detailed army structure for a fantasy campaign.

Martin has kindly given me permission to create combat styles based on his tome.

The combat styles will give a glimpse but only a partial tactical glimpse of the armies combat styles. For further study I heartily recommend diving into the Armies And Enemies of Dragon Pass to dig into the background of the army and the units involved, armor and so on. The book is also very nicely illustrated in black and white with useful pictures of weapons, shields and armor. The book will also give you rich background for equipping your own units for miniature or other tabletop games as well as it paints a tapestry of military background for your characters in RPGs if they have chosen that career path.

It will also give you a chance to build your local Lunar presence more detailed and will make the rich variety of Lunar army visible in your game.

You will find the Lunars in the Combat Style Encyclopaedia. So what are Combat Styles and what is the Combat Style Encyclopedia, check it out here. Combat Style Cards have been gathered into a single Encyclopaedia that is now 830 1032 pages long. There are now almost 720 Combat Styles and almost 120 Combat Style Traits in the Encyclopaedia.

This first update will concentrate on the conquerors (or liberators depending on the point of view, there are other points of views as well).

The Lunar army in all its might (well some units might be missing still):

Lunar Imperial Bodyguard

Bloodspillers
Feathered Axe
Full Moon Corps
Grim Soldiers
Hell Sisters
Household Foot
Mother’s Guard
Wyvern Riders

Lunar Cavalry Corps

Arrowstone
Char-Un Heavy Cavalry
Char-Un Heavy Cavalry_
Deretinic Charioteers
Flowers of Death
Moon Arrow
Riverfork
Starkin
Unriver
Whipstock
Winedance
Wing Temple

Lunar Eastern Field Corps

Althil Chasers
Feathered Dancers
First Victory
Goldwave
Jewel Points
Nightlight Spears
Noonlight Horse
Ommmo
Spear Sons
Twilight Spears

Lunar Heartland Corps

Beryl Phalanx,Jasper Phalanx,Granite Phalanx
Blessed Daughters
Blue Boys
Blue Dragoons, Red Drgoons
Copper Girls
Doblian Dogeaters
Graineaters
Hadrian’s Cavalry
Halera’s Chasers
Iceland Starclubs
Jintori
Lasadag Lions
Lost Sky
Lunar Militia
Nest Thieves
Pittance Regiment
Raibanth Line Archer
Raibanth Line Spearmen
Standfast
Steel Sword Legion
Thunder Delta Slingers
Yalamese

Lunar Magical Corps

Comet Seers
Spell Archers
University Guards

Lunar Other Regiments

Danfive Xaron Penal Battalion
Flint Legion
Horde Breakers
Lavic Legion
Queen’s Regiment
Starspears

Lunar Provincial Army

Aggar Sun Dome Templars
Bell Temple
Billiz Highlanders
Chiton Cavalry
Dalini
Drenthi Grims
Golden Shields
Hilton
Kareiston’s Templars
Mirin Moon Mages
Mirinite Swords
Queen’s Horse
Redarms
Saird Bowmen

Lunar Southern Field Corps

Iskalos
Kill You Regiment
Redflags
Silver Shields
Silver Shields
Vahangi Archers
Yereni Horse

Lunar Tarsh – Native Furthest Corps

Bagnot Foot, Dunstop Foot, Talfort Foot
Border Wulf Peltasts
Foot Bison
Furthest Foot (1st and 2nd)
Goldedge Foot
Jahara
New Lolon Foot
Peralam Sun Dome Templars
Reaching Moon
Slavewall Foot
Temple of the Green Bow
Upland Horse
Veterans Cavalry,2nd and 3rd Furthest Cavalry
White Legs

Other units

Black Horse Troop Heavy Cavalry
Colymar Heavy Cavalry

NOMCORSS Mythras Campaign Rules Setup Tool Does Fioracitta, Mythic Rome,Mythic Constantinople and gets UI facelift

Mythras system is truly a toolkit. NOMCORSS (NotesFromPavis Opinionated Mythras Campaign Optional Rule Setup Sheet) tries to gather together all the Mythras rules options from all of the Mythras supplements with sensible (perhaps opinionated) default options. Version 1.4 contains now more than 30 new rulings. – the new supplements added are Fioracitta, Mythic Rome and Mythic Constantinople

There are now close to 230 rules which have options that you can select – some with multiple options.

There are now very many tool selections that you can do. Excel filters will be your friend – filter by category, perhaps then by topic. Remember all the edits are done on the first (Main) sheet (do not sort there). All the sorting should be done on Display sheet. 

To help you select here are a few tips and an additional feature. First – select which of the magic systems you want to use. They are the rows marked with orange ones. If you select one or couple of them (by selecting from the green column any choice that is not “No” and not starting with “Standard RAW” – all the choices for any magic system rule choices will be marked “Optional Magic System Chosen”.

Now start selecting any of these “Optional Magic System Chosen” rules. There again if you select an option that is not “No” and not starting with “Standard RAW” the column named “Was there any optional rule chosen (rules that are standard in RAW count as False)” will be automatically marked True.

On the display sheet – there is also a column “Was there any optional rule chosen (rules that are standard in RAW count as False)” Filter by using standard Excel filtering (in Excel the title of the column will contain dropdown” and select “True”. This will now show all the selected optional rules.

Rules by default

It is an excel sheet which gives the GM a worksheet to select which optional rules are in effect in his/her particular campaign. 

You need to have own the various supplements it refers to if you want to use the rules mentioned here (every rule option reference points to the supplement and page).

The file is here

NOMCORSS Mythras Campaign Rules Setup Tool goes Lyonesse, Perceforest and Mythic Britain

Mythras system is truly a toolkit. NOMCORSS (NotesFromPavis Opinionated Mythras Campaign Optional Rule Setup Sheet) tries to gather together all the Mythras rules options from all of the Mythras supplements with sensible (perhaps opinionated) default options. Version 1.3 contains now almost 200 (well 194) rule selection one can do – the new supplements added are Lyonesse,Mythic Britain,Mythic Britain,Perceforest Logres,Waterlands,Perceforest.

There are now very many tool selections that you can do. Excel filters will be your friend – filter by category, perhaps then by topic. Remember all the edits are done on the first (Main) sheet (do not sort there). All the sorting should be done on Display sheet.

It is an excel sheet which gives the GM a worksheet to select which optional rules are in effect in his/her particular campaign. Excel is starting to be somewhat unwieldy and will need to be refactored.

You need to have own the various supplements it refers to if you want to use the rules mentioned here (every rule option reference points to the supplement and page).

The file is here

Small update to Fatigue and Encumbrance Calculator

Someone in the Discord wanted to have a stone articulated plate for a player in his campaign. Tried the Fatigue and Encumbrance Calculator on that and noticed a few flaws in the calculations that become evident at the outer edge of the world. Fixed those with 3.2 version of the calculator

Here is the character I tried this on:

And here is the result

Mythras Campaign Setup Tool Goes to Thennla and takes a Bird in the Hand

Mythras Campaign Rules Setup Tool helps GMs to select and communicate rules chosen from an array of Mythras supplements. NOMCORSS is now at version 1.2 and has the options found in Shores of Korantia,Bird in the Hand,Taskan Empire,Sorandib and some of the Assabian Rites in there. There are now 120+ selectable rules with a few having more than 2 options for each.

The display sheet shows now also “default” Mythras RAW options in gray, Not in use in red and the rest in green.

Tool can be found here

Few of the 120 or so options

Mythras Campaign Setup Tool Goes to Monster Island, Adventures in Glorantha and to M-Space Among other things

NOMCORSS V1.1 (NotesFromPavis Opinionated Mythras Campaign Optional Rule Setup Sheet) is expanded. It now contains more than 100 rules options scoured from Mythras RAW,Mythras Companion,Ships and Seawalls,Monster Island,Firearms,M-Space,Old Bones Setting Up Tasks,Adventures in Glorantha

It is an excel sheet which gives the GM a worksheet to select which optional rules are in effect in his/her particular campaign.

You need to have own the various supplements it refers to if you want to use the rules mentioned here (every rule option reference points to the supplement and page).

More than 100 options to choose

The tool is located here as an excel file. It will be updated later with more options and based on feedback.

Mythras Campaign Rule Setup Tool

Tool link should work now

Mythras can be considered as a very flexible toolkit for setting up your campaign. This gives enormous power to shape the campaign rules to fit the campaign content and mood. It also gives new GMs a question: Which options I need to setup and how do I communicate which rules are in effect. Mythras has a large array of settings and scenarios which bring in additional and optional rules and systems. YMMV – Your Mythras May Vary but what can I change and are there any consequences of the change.

To answer this question there is a new tool NOMCORSS (NotesFromPavis Opinionated Mythras Campaign Optional Rule Setup Sheet). It is an excel sheet which gives the GM a worksheet to select which optional rules are in effect in his/her particular campaign.

The first version is for before firepower age campaigns and should contain all RAW options and some popular Mythras house rules and setting rules that you can select for your campaign.

Version 1.4 contains now almost 230 rule selections one can do –

Contains optional rules to select from: Mythras RAW,Mythras Companion,Ships and Seawalls,Monster Island,Firearms,M-Space,Old Bones Setting Up Tasks,Adventures in Glorantha,Shores of Korantia,Bird in the Hand,Taskan Empire,Sorandib,Assabian Rites,Lyonesse,Mythic Britain,Mythic Britain,Perceforest Logres,Waterlands,Perceforest,Mythic Rome,Mythic Constantinople,Fioracitta

There are now very many tool selections that you can do. Excel filters will be your friend – filter by category, perhaps then by topic. Remember all the edits are done on the first (Main) sheet (do not sort there). All the sorting should be done on Display sheet.

To help you select here are a few tips and an additional feature. First – select which of the magic systems you want to use. They are the rows marked with orange ones. If you select one or couple of them (by selecting from the green column any choice that is not “No” and not starting with “Standard RAW” – all the choices for any magic system rule choices will be marked “Optional Magic System Chosen”.

Now start selecting any of these “Optional Magic System Chosen” rules. There again if you select an option that is not “No” and not starting with “Standard RAW” the column named “Was there any optional rule chosen (rules that are standard in RAW count as False)” will be automatically marked True.

On the display sheet – there is also a column “Was there any optional rule chosen (rules that are standard in RAW count as False)” Filter by using standard Excel filtering (in Excel the title of the column will contain dropdown” and select “True”. This will now show all the selected optional rules.

Rules by default

Here is an example of opinionated setup for campaign tools.

If you are starting your first campaign with Mythras – you can accept the default rules or just tweak a couple. Tweaking increases color but may increase learning curve for new players. Take a look at judgmental prework effort for GM and learning effort for players columns. You can always add more options later. Mythras is fun with the opinionated defaults as with many of them differing from the defaults.

Due to obscure but documented Excel bug – please do not sort anything on the Main tab. Do all the sorting on the Display tab.

There are now very many tool selections that you can do. Excel filters will be your friend – filter by category, perhaps then by topic. Remember all the edits are done on the first (Main) sheet (do not sort there). All the sorting should be done on Display sheet.

Just select for each of the rows in green column if you want to change the rule from the opinionated default. If there is nothing to select then write to the yellow column row. You can add your comments on the yellow row anyway.

You need to have own the various supplements it refers to if you want to use the rules mentioned here (every rule option reference points to the supplement and page).

Print out the display sheet to your players if you want to.

The tool is here.

Here is an example of my campaign’s selections

My campaign edit screen top third

My campaign edit screen middle third

My campaign edit screen lower third

This tool will be updated later on…

Combat Style Encyclopedia Goes Mediterranean

Mediterranea Mitico is a Spanish language setting for Mythic Mediterranean. It contains cultures and settings for nations and tribes around Mediterranean in the ancient period.

I translated the combat styles from it for the Combat Style Encyclopaedia. Combat Style is a combination of weapons that a culture or organisation trains to be effectively used together. Combat Style usually include one or much more rarely more than one Combat Style Traits. Combat Style Cards are quick reference cards which show examples of such styles together with weapon statistics and how this combination of weapons interacts with Combat Special Effects. 

Here is the list of the Mediterranean Mitico styles

Carthaginian HopliteMediterranean – Carthage
Libyan HorsemanMediterranean – Carthage
Punic SorceressMediterranean – Carthage
Sidonian MarineMediterranean – Carthage
Celtic BerserkerMediterranean – Celtic
Clan WarriorMediterranean – Celtic
Highland HunterMediterranean – Celtic
AurigaMediterranean – Egyptian
Egyptian InfantrymanMediterranean – Egyptian
Sais ArcherMediterranean – Egyptian
Citizen HopliteMediterranean – Greece
Cretan ArcherMediterranean – Greece
Ionian PeltastaMediterranean – Greece
Macedonian HorsemanMediterranean – Greece
Protector of the HeliopolisMediterranean – Greece
Balearic SlingerMediterranean – Iberian
Bastetano WarriorMediterranean – Iberian
Turdetano ArcherMediterranean – Iberian
Desert HunterMediterranean – Nubian
Kushite ArcherMediterranean – Nubian
Napatian WarriorMediterranean – Nubian
Bully of the BunchMediterranean – Other
Ebon MercenaryMediterranean – Other
Holy ManMediterranean – Other
Mede HorsemanMediterranean – Persian
Persian Royal GuardMediterranean – Persian
Philistine RaiderMediterranean – Persian
SparabaraMediterranean – Persian
EquitesMediterranean – Roman
Roman LegionaryMediterranean – Roman
VelitesMediterranean – Roman
Nomad HeadhunterMediterranean – Scythian
Scythian RaiderMediterranean – Scythian
Scythian SpearmanMediterranean – Scythian

There are now 619 Combat Styles and 108 Combat Style Traits from the following sources.

Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass
Blood Rock – Scenario
Broch Goddarth – Scenario
Campaign – A Monster Island Campaign
Campaign – A Mythic Britain Campaign
Campaign – Fan material for Hyborean campaign from RangerDan
Campaign – Gramnaster’s Sengoku campaign
Campaign – Notesfrompavis Glorantha Campaign
Campaign – Sofia of the Ironlands’s Campaign
Design Mechanism: A Bird In the Hand
Design Mechanism: Adventures in Glorantha
Design Mechanism: Arakoline Tribute
Design Mechanism: Book of Quests
Design Mechanism: Fioracitta
Design Mechanism: Hessaret’s Treasure
Design Mechanism: Khakun Shrugs
Design Mechanism: Logres
Design Mechanism: Lyonesse
Design Mechanism: Meeros Doomed
Design Mechanism: Monster Island
Design Mechanism: Mythic Babylon
Design Mechanism: Mythic Britain
Design Mechanism: Mythic Constantinople
Design Mechanism: Mythic Rome
Design Mechanism: Mythras
Design Mechanism: Perceforest
Design Mechanism: Shores of Korantia
Diadochi Warlords
Fioracitta GenCon Scenario
From Mythras Reddit
Mediterranea Mitico
Mjollnir’s Medieval Renaissance
RQ Vikings
Savage Swords Against Necromancer – Scenario
Stupor Mundi – Alephtar Games
Unapproachable – Scenario
Weird of Hali

Here are the combat styles for Mediterranea Mimic:

Mediterranean – CarthageCarthaginian Hoplite
Mediterranean – CarthageLibyan Horseman
Mediterranean – CarthagePunic Sorceress
Mediterranean – CarthageSidonian Marine
Mediterranean – CelticCeltic Berserker
Mediterranean – CelticClan Warrior
Mediterranean – CelticHighland Hunter
Mediterranean – EgyptianAuriga
Mediterranean – EgyptianEgyptian Infantryman
Mediterranean – EgyptianSais Archer
Mediterranean – GreeceCitizen Hoplite
Mediterranean – GreeceCretan Archer
Mediterranean – GreeceIonian Peltasta
Mediterranean – GreeceMacedonian Horseman
Mediterranean – GreeceProtector of the Heliopolis
Mediterranean – IberianBalearic Slinger
Mediterranean – IberianBastetano Warrior
Mediterranean – IberianTurdetano Archer
Mediterranean – NubianDesert Hunter
Mediterranean – NubianKushite Archer
Mediterranean – NubianNapatian Warrior
Mediterranean – OtherBully of the Bunch
Mediterranean – OtherEbon Mercenary
Mediterranean – OtherHoly Man
Mediterranean – PersianMede Horseman
Mediterranean – PersianPersian Royal Guard
Mediterranean – PersianPhilistine Raider
Mediterranean – PersianSparabara
Mediterranean – RomanEquites
Mediterranean – RomanRoman Legionary
Mediterranean – RomanVelites
Mediterranean – ScythianNomad Headhunter
Mediterranean – ScythianScythian Raider
Mediterranean – ScythianScythian Spearman

I would like to reach the authors of Mediterranean Mitico but have not found a route for that. If somebody knows how to reach them – please let them know I am trying to reach them.

Combat Styles Combine And Go Encyclopaedic

Combat Style Cards have been gathered into a single Encyclopaedia that is now 830 1032 pages long. There are now almost 720 Combat Styles and almost 120 Combat Style Traits in the Encyclopaedia. The Encyclopaedia contains Combat Style Traits and all the new indices in a single volume.

Combat Style is a combination of weapons that a culture or organisation trains to be effectively used together. Combat Style usually include one or much more rarely more than one Combat Style Traits. Combat Style Cards are quick reference cards which show examples of such styles together with weapon statistics and how this combination of weapons interacts with Combat Special Effects. At the start of this document there are indices showing what styles are used in what areas and what organisations etc. Pick a combat style from these for your character or NPC and use this as a quick reference during the game.

There is a table of content by area and table of contents is clickable so one can easily reach the combat style wanted.

This encyclopaedia contains following parts

  • table of contents for encyclopedia
  • combat style traits list
  • Combat style indices to browse by different ways for inspiration
    • Styles by kind
    • Combat Style Traits by kind and combat styles used
    • Combat Style Traits by area and combat styles used
    • Weapons and Areas and Combat Styles where they are used
    • Combat style traits and combat styles which use them
    • Combat styles by kind and area
  • Areas and their combat style cards

These will now update always together and you will know the latest version by the date in the cover.

Separate combat style card files in the folders will be phased out.