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It is the year Four Hundred and Ninety Five, as the Christian scribes reckon it, since the birth of the infant Jesus Christ...

He is the High Druid of Britain.
Alive when Claudius landed on Britain’s shores.
An advisor to Boudica when she challenged the Romans.
Alive when the Romans massacred the druids at Ynys Mon.
Alive when Vortigern ventured north with mercenaries to destroy the Picts.
Alive when Uther’s bastard was begat by Ygraine.

He lives still. This is his world.

It is made of the breath, scales and bones of the Great Red Dragon. It flows through him, and he is Britain. He has walked with gods and counselled them. The ancestors revere and respect his presence. The Saxons tremble at his name.

He is Merlin.

Fear Him.

Mythic Britain is a complete sourcebook for adventuring in Britain’s Dark Ages using the RuneQuest rules. The book includes an extensive history and background of 5th and 6th Century Britain; details of the different tribes and territories; complete character creation rules for Britons and Saxons, details of magic, the Saints and pagan Gods; and, rules for massed battles. Completing the book, seven linked scenarios form the Mythic Britain Campaign in which the characters travel the length of breadth of the island, serving Merlin and Arthur, fighting the Saxon invaders, searching for the lost Treasures of Britain, and becoming involved in all manner of schemes and intrigues.

Take up your spears. Swear your oaths. Ready your shields.

Welcome to the Dark Ages!

Mythic Britain requires the Mythras Rules.

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Charles P July 10, 2019 1:38 am UTC
Are normal equipment options, weapons and armor included in this supplement?
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Lawrence W July 16, 2019 4:44 pm UTC
Weapons and armour for the period are covered, as a small range of other equipment, but basically the Mythras core rules provide a ready enough guide to what may or may not be available in the era.
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Frank P April 04, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
This rpg campaign sourcebook for RQ is poorly inaccurate historically and culturally of Brythoniaid Celts and Irish Celts. Although this book for some may be an enjoyable read, there is little accuracy to Briton and Irish pagan folklore, leaving me (a Welsh Celt) experiencing cultural inappropriation. This sourcebook is only suitable if a GM and rpg players want to be entertained, without considering cultural accuracy and ethnic appropriation.
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Alan B May 04, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Are there specific combat styles in this book? I find that to be my biggest complaint with the corebook (a list of historical combat styles would have gone a long way to making the game faster to set up).
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Lawrence W May 14, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Yes there are. Each culture has its specific styles, and these are detailed.
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Lawrence W September 27, 2015 4:17 pm UTC
A new review of Mythic Britain by fantasy writer Howard Andrew Jones can be found at Black Gate...
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Rafael P February 20, 2015 1:24 am UTC
I do not have time to write a full review, but I have to say this book is awesome. Probably one of the best RPG books I have ever read. It uses Runequest rules but the mechanics could easily be adapted to any system. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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Lawrence W January 24, 2015 3:21 pm UTC
Runeslinger has posted an epic overview of Mythic Britain on his blog. Links to each instalment are below:

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