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MYRIAD SONG is a tribute to the New Wave of Science Fiction... to progressive rock and sci-fi comic books... to Rush, King Crimson, and Hawkwind ... to Incal, Valerian, and Rourke... to Heavy Metal, Fifth Element, and Guardians of the Galaxy.  Journey to unknown spheres both real and imagined, because matter is merely atoms vibrating with frequency, and the difference between harmony and discord can be either an eyelash's breadth or a distant star.  Converse with strange aliens, fall in with dangerous cults, stand on impossible skyscrapers that preside over undiscovered landscapes.  The dangers are great, but the rewards are even greater.

In the darkness of ages past, our universe was visited by aliens strange and unknowable. They enslaved hundreds of people and they conquered thousands of worlds. For untold generations, the Myriad people served them, and worlds were stripped of all resources, and left barren and dead. And then, a century ago, the Syndics were gone. Did they retreat to another universe? Are they hiding on undiscovered worlds, in radio silence? Interplanetary factions spread their philosophy from place to place. The Solar Creed offers the people free energy . . . at the price of their freedom and liberty. The technologists of the Concord push forward with their new science, for better or for ill. What mysterious dangers lurk in the unknown voids of space?

A complete game in one volume, MYRIAD SONG is a science-fiction adventure where you will travel in the strange legacy of an alien empire. Discover primitive worlds with savage monsters . . . high-tech stations of amazing technology . . . derelict planets where people scrounge out a living among the ruins . . . and places far stranger. You will find lost treasures . . . and you will find horrors best forgotten. The risks are great, but the rewards are greater.

Built using the Cardinal rules engine (as seen in IRONCLAW, NOGGLE STONES, and USAGI YOJIMBO RPG), our game lets you build your character to be as straightforward or as complex as you like.  Play a no-nonsense adventurer ready for anything, or play a master specialist who has no equal in their field.  Play an ordinary human thrust into extra-ordinary circumstances, or play a fantastic alien or machine, made from unknown science and with powers and abilities far beyond our normal space.  Work with exotic alien materials to build savage and strange weapons, or use advanced technology to make cybernetic enhancements to make what you need, when you need it.  Bluff your way past the secret police, or rob some petty lord of their ill-gotten riches, or fly a spaceship to vistas beyond any known horizon. 

Lavishly illustrated in full color from some of the top talents working in science fiction, our game brings the worlds of your vivid imagination to you, and lets you make your story.  Are you ready to heed the clarion call of the alien spheres, the music that is the MYRIAD SONG?

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Patrick S December 18, 2021 5:39 pm UTC
But geez, that's an absolutely horrible preview. Even Jodorowsky's eyes would bleed looking at that. And nice cover art, but zero art in the preview, that's always a reason to be suspicious.
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Geoffrey W April 07, 2019 2:39 am UTC
"In the darkness of ages past, our universe was visited by aliens strange and unknowable. They enslaved hundreds of people and they conquered thousands of worlds."

Wow, they're pretty bad conquerors if they only enslaved hundreds of people from thousands of worlds :P

Or maybe they're just super magnanimous?
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Patrick S December 18, 2021 5:35 pm UTC
I'm pretty sure "people" is meant as in "my people", not individuals. I guess the joke's on you.
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Pierre S July 26, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
The full-size preview is giving us a set of GM pages that say "For the Host's Eyes Only". That's not a wise thing to do. The preview should be more like the introductory pages, maybe a sample page in the middle about something. DriveThru can offer advice on making a preview.
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Pierre S May 28, 2019 9:04 pm UTC
PURCHASER seems the small Quick Preview is the same as well, only smaller. Perhaps you should not pick "GM only" pages for your preview.
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Mattias S August 14, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Are there any rules for spaceship combat and constriction in this book or in any of the expansions?
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Jacob R June 29, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Got this on sale because there's no way I'm paying 25.00 for a PDFof something that I don't know. Anyhoo, so far it seems very cool. Thing is, I haven't even read the rules yet because there's this awesome comic strip at the bottom of all the pages. You guys list Moebius as a big influence, but I'm also getting a strong Herges vibe. Those dog aliens look a lot like Snowy/Milou.
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Chaotic G June 29, 2016 3:43 am UTC
I'm not having any problems with the other files, but I can't seem to download the core rules on my iPad. I've tried the direct download link and Dropbox and I get what appears to be an empty file. If you could help me, I would be grateful.
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Daniel S June 28, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Why no review pdf?

About 7-10% of the pages: table of contents, index, 3-4 art sites, some text (fluff and crunch: introduction, story elements, some rules).
Only the good reviews are not enough to buy a book/pdf online without any information that I saw by myself.
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RICHARD H July 14, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
Albert, you can see an extensive preview of the book here:
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Pierre S May 28, 2019 9:07 pm UTC
I had to cut and paste that link. If you could create a link to the Preview in the link above, that would help. Also, it doesn't state on the right side how many pages are in the Preview. Just suggestions for some finishing touches, when you can!
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albert R July 14, 2015 9:38 pm UTC
How about a preview of what the book looks like inside? At least the first 6 pages.
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