Man, Myth & Magic (role-playing game)

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Man, Myth & Magic
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Man, Myth & Magic boxed game cover
Designer(s) James Herbert Brennan
Publisher(s) Yaquinto Publications
Publication date 1982
Genre(s) Fantasy
System(s) Custom

Man, Myth & Magic is a fantasy role-playing game, using paper and dice, set in the ancient world, drawing from legends dating from approximately 4000 BC to 1000 AD. It was first published in February 1982 by Yaquinto Publications.

The game mixes many elements from this wide time period. Character nationality and class are determined randomly, so a party might have a British druid, a Greek sibyl and an oriental shaman. There are 6 main character traits (strength, speed, endurance, intelligence, courage, and skill) and these are represented by a number between 1 and 100. Dice rolls use a percentile system. For combat, you roll and add/subtract modifiers to beat the basic to hit number of 50 percent. The basic game includes a starting adventure set in a gladiator school. The game comes in a boxed set consisting of three books (Basic Rules, Advanced Rules, and Adventure Booklet), dice, character sheets, and adventure maps.

With a simple set of rules, Man, Myth & Magic relied heavily on mood and atmosphere to entertain its players. The storylines were rooted in actual history, overlaying mythological and fantastical elements into the adventure, with a good deal of focus on the setting and period.

Released products

  • 4306 - Man, Myth & Magic (1982, Boxed Set - Includes items 4300-4305)
  • 4300 - Dice
  • 4301 - Book 1 - Basic Rules Book
  • 4302 - Book 2 - Advanced Rules Book
  • 4303 - Book 3 - The Adventures Book (Begins campaign with Adventure 1, Episodes 1-4)
  • 4304 - Character Pad
  • 4305 - Adventure Maps
  • 4307 - Adventure 1, Episode 5 - Death to Setanta
  • 4308 - Adventure 1, Episode 6 - Kingdom of the Sidhe
  • 4309 - Adventure 1, Episode 7 - Newgrange Reactivated
  • 4310 - Adventure 1, Episode 8 - Glastonbury Labyrinth
  • 4311 - Adventure 1, Episode 9 - Ascent to Hell (Final episode)
  • 4312 - Adventure 2 - The Egyptian Trilogy (3 episode, standalone adventure)
  • 4313 - Adventure 3 - Werewolf of Europe (1 episode, standalone adventure)
  • 4314 - Adventure 4 - Norse Trilogy (never published)

External links

  • RPG Encyclopedia entry
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