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Madness & Other Colours

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Saturday, January 28, 2017, In : News 
The monthly scenarios continue with Madness & Other Colours.

A long time ago, in an evil empire far, far away, the Emperor Sool demanded that those who offend him should be punished in a most vicious way. So were created the Sool Statuettes, and their maker was none other than Loric Nygh, a suave and cunning magician who had developed ghastly engines of sorcery for just such a purpose.

Baldomeer the Vain, a famed collector of antiquities, has supposedly come into possession of a Sool Statuette....

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November Scenario: A Gift from Shamash

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Saturday, November 12, 2016, In : News 
Over the next few months, we're going to be releasing one scenario a month for the Mythras roleplaying game. Each scenario is self contained, and suitable for at least two 3-hour sessions of play.

For November, we bring you a Science Fiction scenario...

A Gift From Shamash

By Pete Nash

On the edge of the solar system, among the far-flung debris of the Kuiper Belt, the UNCC Nergal is sent to intercept the DVC Fukunusubi, a reclamation vessel that has stopped responding to communications and is on ...
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Thennla Sourcebook

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Sunday, September 11, 2016, In : News 
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

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Monday, August 22, 2016, In : News 

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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Mythic Britain is available for Preorder

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Monday, November 3, 2014, In : News 
www.thedesignmechanism.com/products.

It is the year 495.

Saxons control Britain's east. Aelle, Guercha and Cerdic vie for supremacy in the kingdoms of Ceint, Anglia and Mierce. To the west and north the fractious Britons struggle to unite, their previous attempts betrayed by Vortigern and Uther's personal follies. Now, a new warlord emerges, guided by a druid: Uther's bastard, Arthur, bearer of Caledfwlch, the sword forged by Gorfannon.

This is the Dark Ages. Blood soaked, treacherous, fraught. ...

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Mythic Britain: Caves of the Circind

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Saturday, September 13, 2014, In : News 
We're delighted to give you a second preview of Mythic Britain - this time in the form of a complete scenario taken from the campaign section of the book. Merlin, the High Druid of Britain, sends the characters to retrieve the fabled Coat of Beisrydd, one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain. To succeed they must find the help of the hero, Gawain, uncover the mysteries of Lindisfarena, and defy the wrath of Mawgaus, Druid-King of the fierce Circind Votadini - a powerful animist known to eat t...
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Bundle of Holding

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : News 
RuneQuest 6 Bundle of Holding

Friends,

At 2pm EST, February 4th, 2014, we will be launching our RuneQuest Bundle of Holding over at http://bundleofholding.com. This is a great chance for people to buy our PDFs at a remarkable price, for a limited period of time.

10% of all sales go to charity. Design Mechanism is supporting two: Macmillan Cancer Support and Electronic Frontiers.

If you've been thinking about buying RuneQuest 6, this is superb way of buying into the system.

Please help spread the w...

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RuneQuest 6 Special Collector's Edition Now Available

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : News 
Visit the Products page for details on how to buy the Special Collector's Edition, hardback, slip case, edition of the rules. We have a limited number available for sale and we won't be reprinting the book in this format once stock is exhausted!

You can also only buy RQ6 in this format through the Design Mechanism website - it isn't available anywhere else.



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RQ6 is Here...

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : News 
We're delighted to announce that you can now pre-order RuneQuest Sixth Edition. See the Products page for more details.

Please note that the book is fully available only in PDF at the moment. The hard copy will be shipped from our distributor towards the middle of July. However, you can pre-order your copy, and received a free PDF for download, or buy the PDF on its own, with immediate effect.

Orders are being handled via our good friends at Moon Design Publications, but RQ is also supported on...
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First RuneQuest 6 Preview

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : News 
The RuneQuest page has our first preview of the book available for viewing and download. As we complete development, layout, proofing and so on we'll offer further advanced screenings.

Popcorn is available in the foyer...
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Design Mechanism on DrivethruRPG

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : News 
We've now established our presence on DrivethruRPG and its affiliated websites.

And, to launch things, we have made a special arrangement with Mongoose Publishing to release selected RQ and Glorantha titles from their previous iteration of the game. This ensures that some of the fantastic work done for both the previous RQ line and Glorantha's Second Age remains available.

But that's not all. Design Mechanism is offering each of these back catalogue PDFs for only $1.00 each. See the Products pa...
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Design Mechanism Becomes New Publisher of RuneQuest

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : News 
Today, The Design Mechanism is delighted to be announce that it has reached an agreement with Issaries Inc to become the new publishers of the RuneQuest roleplaying game. Issaries Inc President, Greg Stafford, said: "RuneQuest is an old, highly respected brand that requires creativity, dedication and knowledge of the product. I know that Loz and Pete have that, plus enthusiasm and professionalism that will keep up the reputation and good name. I am pleased."

For the full details and press rele...
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Not Long to Wait...

Posted by The Design Mechanism on Saturday, July 2, 2011, In : News 
The Design Mechanism has a very special announcement to make.

Watch this space for details...

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