I made a small interactive quick reference for combat flow in Mythras. It contains brief descriptions of actions in combat and points to more detailed description page in the rules. Not all the document links (that refer to the charts in the Mythras Charts page are working yet but they will eventually. It could be useful already. How I use it myself: mark the page as a favourite in iPad browser and during combat if I do not recall the rule option, click the link.
Below is an example from mid page – what attacker can do.
Combat styles, combat style traits, weapon traits and special effects are key parts of what makes Mythras so interesting in combat. I decided to make a player aid for my campaign that contains the key information for players about combat style they have chosen.
Combat style card contains the name and combat style traits of the style with an explanation what the trait provides.
Each of the combat styles contains usually several weapons. Most of the special effects that player can choose are the same for each of the weapons. So I gathered the common special effects within the combat style’s weapons to the top of the page.
For each of the weapons the key details of the weapon are shown plus the possible weapon traits.
Underneath the basic information there are only those special effects specific to that weapon.
So how would player use this:
Let’s say she knows the combat style Gladiator – see in the Close Combat Encyclopaedia – section Styles for Standard – Gladiator. Easy to navigate there by opening the pdf link above and searching for Gladiator and clicking on the page number.
She has succeeded in the attack so she now has options
choose any of the items in the common block underneath the combat style – any from Close Range to Trip Opponent.
decide to use her Shortsword’s Impale or Bleed
use her Buckler’s Bash or Stun Location special effect.
When it is her turn to defend she can
use her Daredevil trait to evade blows without ending up prone or
she can passively block with her Buckler 2 locations or
she could actively parry with either her buckler or
she could actively parry with her shortsword.
Here is a bigger combat style example
The files here contain close to 100 combat styles described as above. The material is scourged from AIG, Monster Island, Mythras, Monster Island and my own campaign.
Monster Island Brotherhood of the Carrion Scavenger.pdf Brotherhood of the Fang.pdf Brotherhood of the Noiseless Whisper.pdf Brotherhood of the Obsidian Claw.pdf Brotherhood of the Relentless Pursuit.pdf Brotherhood of the Serpentine Grace.pdf Brotherhood of the Silken Death.pdf Brotherhood of the Unsleeping Eye.pdf Civilian Cohort.pdf Eight Jab Doom.pdf Eiki Elite.pdf Eiki.pdf Mua Infantry.pdf Stinger.pdf Tua Skirmisher.pdf White Death.pdf