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Mythic Rome

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Welcome to the birth of the Roman Republic, and follow it through to its murderous end, a tumultuous ride through some of its most turbulent history.

Mythic Rome encapsulates the dark and gritty past, allowing players to take part in the founding of Rome: as a bandit on the Tiber; to overthrow the tyrannical 7 Kings; conquer the rival Etruscan city states; watch the city be sacked by Gauls; battle Hannibal during the Punic Wars; take part in the malevolent Bacchanalian Consipracy; fight alongside Spartacus (or against him); or choose sides during the civil war between Caesar and Pompey.

This invaluable book contains rules for everything from political standing to chariot racing, along with comprehensive Roman careers and guides for weapons, armour and Combat Styles of Rome’s legions and her enemies. Also included are obscure supernatural creatures and new magic systems to reflect the way magic works from the perspective of the Romans themselves.

Continuing the quality and historical depth of The Design Mechanism’s Mythic series, Mythic Rome stands as one of the very best historical roleplaying supplements, describing in intricate detail every aspect of everyday Roman life.

The book is packed with quotations from the historians and scholars of the last days of the Republic, revealing shocking details of Rome the Eternal City, a shining pinnacle of civilisation built on the grisly foundations of crime, superstition, war and treachery...

 
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David B March 01, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Apart from rules mechanics are there any differences between this and BRP Rome?
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Lawrence W March 25, 2017 2:04 pm UTC
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No, the content is more or less the same.
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Christopher T December 21, 2016 3:50 am UTC
How much do the Roman magic systems differ from those in Mythas? Could they be used with Classic Fantasy? I'm interested in using this as a stand-in for Thyatis in the Mystara setting, so I would be keeping the standard D&D framework (clerics and magic users, etc.).
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Lawrence W March 25, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
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The magic systems are based on the existing Mythras versions. We try to use the RAW as much as possible, with slight tweaks to fit the setting.
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Roger C October 14, 2016 10:17 am UTC
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Does it includes rules about polytics, status and elections?
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Stjepan S October 03, 2016 1:35 am UTC
Does this require the core Mythras rules?
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andrew G October 03, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Yes it does. Just like the excellent mythic Britain. The core rulebook is required for play.
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Rory H October 06, 2016 12:52 pm UTC
Actually, you might get by with just the (free) Mythras Imperative rules. The Roman magic systems and other distinctive rules are contained within the sourcebook, so you won't necessarily need any massive reference to the full core rules in order to play.
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Stjepan S October 08, 2016 10:28 am UTC
Cheers! I already own RQ6, so presumably this will work just fine with that?
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Lawrence W October 08, 2016 7:59 pm UTC
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It will, Stjepan. RQ6 works just fine with all our products.
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Bruce M October 02, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Does this book come with a full map of ancient Rome? I have been looking for a supplement with this in for so long and have not been able to find a suitable one yet.
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andrew G October 03, 2016 9:34 am UTC
There is a map add on. Don't know what's included though. .
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andrew G October 03, 2016 9:35 am UTC
Although it is pay what you want and apparently contains 2 City maps.
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Rory H October 06, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
There are free maps at The Design Mechanism website's downloads section.
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Bruce M October 07, 2016 2:11 am UTC
Yeah I got those same free maps here on drivethrurpg, But that did lead me to some other free downloads. Thanks for the link!
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240
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978-0-9947589-5-8
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TDM220
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