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Welcome to Myth & Magic!

Myth & Magic is an update and expansion to the 2nd Edition of the World’s Most Popular Roleplaying Game. It maintains the tone and atmosphere for classic storytelling, yet cleans up and modernizes some of the rules with new and improved mechanics.  We here at NHG started our gaming careers in the 1989 rules. We have tremendous love for that edition and that love is evident in the quality of the Myth & Magic experience. For anyone who has played 2E and enjoyed the countless avenues a good story and some good friends can take in a campaign, you will love Myth & Magic. For anyone who missed the 2E experience, Myth & Magic is a must-play. The 2E experience is unique and Myth & Magic does a great job of preserving that experience while providing a fresh set of rules.

The Player's Guide contains all the rules necessary to play the game through twentyy levels and beyond. Not only do we have all the standard races and classes, the monk class and half-orc race have been updated from prior editions (or retrograded from newer editions) to fit the rules system. Check out the preview of the Player's Guide to see the scope of the game.

After you download the Player's Guide, grab a copy of the free Game Master's Starter Guide, which will provide a lot of material to challenge your players in the early levels. The full GMG will arrive soon.

Download the Player's Guide now and hop over to to share your experiences and gain access to exclusive member content. We have a very, very enthusiastic and large gaming community that can't wait to get gaming.

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Mario Roberto D December 06, 2022 10:33 pm UTC
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JC S April 19, 2022 5:26 am UTC
Upon further review of the Art Free GMG, it is almost fully OGL. The only text that is PI is the Base20 system. Well, that perfectly matches with the 5e SRD DC system. If anyone want to go thru the trouble of extacting the GMG text, making the necessary modification, reformatting it then posting it as an OGL document let me know!
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JC S April 18, 2022 11:50 am UTC
For those of you who have this, a great combo is the 1e DMG and 2e Monstrous Manual. Wandering monster tables can be found in the 2e Monstrous Compendium Annual Vol. 2. There is a art-free GMG floating around out there somewhere, but the three (four) previously mentioned books fulfill the needs quite well.
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Lee T August 09, 2021 5:57 pm UTC
Like others: I think the content is fairly good, but the Kickstarter (which I backed both the Players and DMs guide), did not deliver as promised. To still see this online and the owner making money from the crowd funded efforts is frustrating to see the least. It would have been quite different if he was verbose and transparent with his issues.
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Andrew C June 19, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
The trouble with the Kickstarter was very unfortunate. The game itself is very good. My group is using it right now for a campaign and we're liking it quite a bit. You can see how we're using it at this address: I recommend the game highly.
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Konstantinos P March 03, 2019 9:00 am UTC
Hi! I've read your actual gameplay and I did enjoy it much but after a while you have stopped and move on to castles and crusades. What happened? I don't know any other means to contact you. I did find a hard copy and I'm thinking of investing to the system and I would love to hear any second opinions!
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Andrew C July 16, 2019 4:19 pm UTC
Hey, Konstantinos. If you will go make an account on my site I'll happily explain how the game runs and why we made a change. I'd give you my email address but I'm iffy about posting it here on a public forum. Sorry I didn't see this until just recently.
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Brian C April 02, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
The Player's Handbook was updated within the last couple of months..... is this PDF the latest version?

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Ricardo M May 29, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
The Myth & Magic Game Master's Guide pdf should also be available here.
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Zenith C November 15, 2016 3:46 am UTC
It makes me sad that this awesome game is being dismissed due to the horrendous management of the two Kickstarters. It was a shame what was done, but it doesn't lessen how amazing a game was produced.
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Matthäus C February 10, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
This is a product that was launched on kickstarter (just google "kickstarter myth and magic") but was never fulfilled. The originals backers are still waiting for their items, and the author has retreated into total radio silence for a year now, while he continues to sell the books to other customers.

Buyer beware, the author is a thief.
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Peter K May 11, 2016 5:29 pm UTC
Ever hopeful of the redemptive potential in others, I tend to apply Hanlon's razor most to Kickfiascos. That said:

Me wonders if sales of this item are an attempt to raise the funds necessary to print hard copies promised to backers.
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