Mythic Rome Now Available

October 2, 2016

Mythic Rome takes you into the streets of the Eternal City and into the lives of its citizens. Discover Rome during its illustrious Republic and help shape the world's destiny. The Punic Wars, the Bacchanalian Conspiracy; brutal civil war between Pompey and Caesar - choose your sides and choose your weapons.

This book is a highly detailed and immersive study of Rome, covering culture, religion, magic, supernatural creatures, and its fascinating, labyrinthine history. Packed with quotes from scholars and historians of the time, filled with meticulously researched information. Mythic Rome is a must-have for anyone interested in historical rolelpaying, or simply republican Roman history in general.

$34.95 (hardcover + PDF) - note that the preorder print copies will be sent in approximately 8 weeks.

$13.95 (PDF)


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Thennla Sourcebook

September 11, 2016
This is a free, introduction to the world of Thennla, the campaign setting explored in Shores of Korantia and The Taskan Empire. A fantasy world referencing the Classical world, Thennla's gods are real, magic commonplace, and empires young and old vying for control.

A 32 page PDF (or print copy available from our Lulu store - see the Products page).
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Mythras Revealed

August 22, 2016

Mythras Revealed!
Mythras is now available. The PDF is available immediately, and the print edition can be preordered from the Design Mechanism store. The print edition should ship in approximately 3-4 weeks.

Now, obviously, everyone should buy a copy of Mythras because it’s our flagship book, but of course there is the question that everyone who owns its direct predecessor, RQ6, will ask: ‘Do I need to buy Mythras too?’ The game engine is unchanged; aside from a few tweaks here and there...

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From RuneQuest to Mythras

July 10, 2016
RuneQuest 6 is now retired, and while we have a few copies left in stock, it will be officially Out of Print once these are exhausted.

It will be replaced in August by Mythras - same system, new name - and you can download a taster of the rules with our free Mythras Imperative version (see below this post).

All our supplements remain available, and aside from the name change, it's business as usual for us. But thank you to everyone who made RuneQuest's 6th edition such a well-respected title. I...
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Mythras Imperative Now Available

June 11, 2016
This pared-down version of the forthcoming Mythras rules is the perfect introduction to the game. Free to download, it crams a lot into its 32 pages - everything needed to begin adventuring in worlds of fantastic adventure!
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Classic Fantasy Update

June 11, 2016
Classic Fantasy is now printed and preparing for shipping from our print partners in the US. All customers will shortly be receiving confirmatory emails of the shipping status.

We thank you for your continued patience!
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Classic Fantasy is Now Available for Preorder

April 9, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Classic Fantasy is now available to pre-order in print, or buy for immediate download in PDF.

Classic Fantasy brings Old School dungeon crawls to the Mythras and RuneQuest 6 rules. This 336 page book contains everything you need to emulate the fun of class and level-based adventuring, against the classic coterie of monsters, with the classic armoury of spells! If you've ever wanted to convert those old dungeon modules to a d100 system, then Classic Fantasy is ...

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Classic Fantasy Preview

February 20, 2016

This is a special sneak peak at the highly anticipated RuneQuest 6 and Mythras supplement, Classic Fantasy. With this book (to be released in April or May), fans of d100 roleplaying systems have all the tools they need to undertake Old School dungeon and wilderness crawls, with all the classes, spells, magic items and monsters found in one of the most venerable and fondly remembered, game systems in the hobby.

This 18 page preview gives a sample of the new rules, spells and monsters Classic Fa...

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Forum Issues

October 14, 2015
Our forum, hosted at, appears to be experiencing trouble. There were intermittent issues yesterday that seemed cured around 7pm (EST), but are now back again. I've raised a trouble ticket, although it appears to be a server-wide problem and not just Design Mechanism's site.
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Luther Arkwright Preview

May 16, 2015
Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels is almost ready for production. We're delighted to offer you a sneak preview of the book - click on the PDF link opposite to be whisked across the multiverse. For many, Luther Arkwright needs little introduction, but for those unacquainted with him, Arkwright is the creation of writer and artist Bryan Talbot, and features in two sets of celebrated graphic novels. He is a multiverse-hopping psionic agent, battling the sinister Disruptors, and ...
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