And the New Name is...

And the New Name is...

loz
Joined: April 7th, 2013, 11:16 pm

February 20th, 2016, 4:39 pm #1



Mythras is the new name for RuneQuest 6th Edition, the acclaimed roleplaying system developed by The Design Mechanism.

From July 2016, the name Mythras takes over from the previous trademark, but the same great rules continue, bringing you d100-based roleplaying adventure centred on logical, consistent, straightforward mechanics, coupled with innovative approaches to character creation, combat, magic and monsters. The name may have changed, but the song remains the same.

Why did we choose Mythras as a name?First of all, the game has always been about adventuring in mythic landscapes, with characters shaping their own stories, creating their legends and forging their own myths. It comes from the authors’ deep love of real world myths and ancient stories and so is the natural starting point for a new name.

Next comes Mithra or Mithras, a deity found in Persian, Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythologies. Mithras is a god of warriors, a divine protector of oaths and covenants, a protector of cattle and of waters. In the Zoroastrian Avestas, he is described as Mithra of Wide Pastures, of the Thousand Ears, and of the Myriad Eyes.

Bringing these two sources together gives us Mythras, a game concerned with myths, protectors, oaths, great deeds and wonderful stories: the perfect name for our game system.
The Design Mechanism: Publishers of Mythras
http://www.thedesignmechanism.com
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Joined: September 3rd, 2015, 7:33 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:02 pm #3

Great name!

It's simple, memorable and evocative of the game's content and place in the RPG community.

Congratulations.

Too bad we can't start using the name right away. It fits this particular rule system so much more than RQ6, to be honest.

I like the logo, too. ;)
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Joined: September 13th, 2014, 8:41 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:13 pm #4

CryAxe wrote:Too bad we can't start using the name right away.
The cover of your book didn't update yet? Maybe they are pushing out the updates in batches. ;)

I like this name a lot. The spelling makes it unique enough to google, but it has, well, mythic resonance.
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:12 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:20 pm #5

Great choice, Loz and Pete!
Editor and huge advocate for Mythras.
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Joined: May 21st, 2015, 7:22 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:23 pm #6

Sounds great!
The new cover can actually be seen at the back of the Classic Fantasy preview ...
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Joined: August 25th, 2013, 6:03 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:34 pm #7

Sounds just a good on this forum as on the other one.

I'm curious: Are you going to keep the Gloranthan Runes in the game? Or did they have to be edited out?
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Joined: April 27th, 2013, 5:31 am

February 20th, 2016, 5:35 pm #8

Awesome
When can I start buying Mythras branded stuff?
I need a new Core book, in both hard and soft cover as well as PDF format...
I have 8 players looking for the same
You might want to talk to alliance tho, they do make it hard to get TDM stuff on the west coast here in the states, the tend to keep most of your stuff back east...
If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong.
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Joined: November 14th, 2013, 12:09 am

February 20th, 2016, 5:40 pm #9

The new name definitely works. I like the logo too. It's simple, yet evocative with its suggestion of curved blades and serpentine shapes.
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loz
Joined: April 7th, 2013, 11:16 pm

February 20th, 2016, 5:51 pm #10

Heimdallsgothi wrote:Awesome
When can I start buying Mythras branded stuff?
I need a new Core book, in both hard and soft cover as well as PDF format...
I have 8 players looking for the same
You might want to talk to alliance tho, they do make it hard to get TDM stuff on the west coast here in the states, the tend to keep most of your stuff back east...
All our supplements from now on will carry the Mythras logo (see the Classic Fantasy preview for an example). Plus, we're not changing the system, so really, all our supplements are Mythras books - they just don't know it yet.

The new core book will be out in July. Possibly earlier, depending on a few other things. In the west of the US, we distribute through Warpath as well, so if your FLGS doesn't stock any of titles, tell them to order it from Warpath or Alliance. Alliance only send stock if an FLGS places an order.
The Design Mechanism: Publishers of Mythras
http://www.thedesignmechanism.com
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