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Classic Fantasy - TDM500

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Classic Fantasy brings Old School dungeon crawls to the Mythras 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 for you.

Packed with information and new rules additions, Classic Fantasy features a different approach to character creation based on classes such as the bard, cavalier, fighter, magic user, paladin and thief. Choose your race - human or demi-human - and then customize according to class, race and personal preference. If you're a magic user or cleric, the new magic rules for Arcane and Divine spells take the old staples such as Magic Missile, Charm, Fireball and more, and tailor them for the nuances of the Mythras system.

Or, for the more combat-oriented, the Classic Fantasy rules provide detailed miniatures-based combat adaptations for the traditional battle-board, complete with guidance on facings, positioning, and handling detailed movement.

And of course, no book like this would be complete without monsters to kill and treasure to take! All the old favourites are accounted for, from Basilisks to Displacer Cats, Grey Ooze to Gelatinous Masses, Kobolds, Gnolls, Hobgoblins and more. Forty pages of treasure and magic items helps you equip even the deepest dungeon with enough loot to satisfy the keenest adventuring party.

This is not a standalone game. Games Masters and players will need access to either the Mythras rules to play Classic Fantasy (although other d100 rule systems may suffice). 

So break out the Cheetos and Mountain Dew - Classic Fantasy is Here!

 
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Alisdair S October 17, 2020 12:35 pm UTC
It would be really really good to see this become properly stand alone from the base Mythras game, right now it's two pretty huge books and quite awkward to know what is relevant from each book honestly.

I feel like the multiclassing penalties are pretty harsh right now, you need very good attributes to access multiclassing anyway (which is fair enough) and then on top you also suffer negative xp all the time as well as suffering reduced increases for xp and have a harder time ranking up.

I've seen some comments in forums about perhaps getting an update to fix various things with the game? Is that stil likely to happen?
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Lawrence W October 17, 2020 12:58 pm UTC
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We'll certainly release an updated version of Classic Fantasy fixing a few things with errata updates and especially correcting some issues with the table graphics. We'll do that as part of getting the game ready for Print on Demand production via Drivethru.

Will we make it a standalone game? At this stage, unlikely. It would push the page count up to a level where POD would strain its limits, unless we took a different approach, and split the game into multiple volumes such as a players' guide, GMs' guide and, erm, a bestiary.

But thank you for the comments and thoughts. There may be something we can do to help clarify what applies from where in an easy fashion, so we'll take that away.
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Alisdair S October 17, 2020 1:44 pm UTC
thanks for replying so quickly, really useful feedback too.

I wonder how comfortably the arcane and divine magic would fit into "regular" mythras, mostly wonder this due to kind of preferring the classless systems, getting a kind of balance of th two would be the ideal.
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Tony B October 09, 2020 11:53 pm UTC
I see Rodney L (the author) on here so I'm going to ask about the difference between this Classic Fantasy book and the Classic Fantasy BRP. I own Classic Fantasy BRP.
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Rodney L October 19, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
The systems are different, but only in minor ways, it is still D100 (BRP) at its core. The mythras version is a complete product, at least up to the higher "levels". It contains everything the BRP version does, plus a literary* ton of monsters and magic items. Classic Fantasy is also very well supported, one supplement and seven adventures already available for purchase, and many more under construction. Check out the free PDF of Mythras Imperative. It has the basics of the Mythras system in a small easy to digest format.

* A "literary" ton is a measurement of PDFs in their digital form, and in no way related to an actual unit of weight.
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Travis G October 07, 2020 9:31 pm UTC
Any update on POD? Lulu doesn't have it either.
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Lawrence W October 07, 2020 9:43 pm UTC
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There's a fair amount of work involved in getting Classic Fantasy ready for POD. All the tables (and there's a lot) need an overhaul, and we'd want to incorporate errata too. It will happen, but not for a while I'm afraid.
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Travis G October 08, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply. PDF it is!
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Keith M May 17, 2020 9:49 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for your reply!

I am so sorry for the pain you have gone through; please forgive my ignorance in this matter. I hope peace and happiness find you and keep you well.

I am so thrilled to hear about your continued work! I love Mythras as is but Classic Fantasy has made it so much better for me. Having received this reassurance that the Companion is moving along steadily towards release is Extremely Exciting!

Keep up the great work! I cannot wait to purchase and play this soon to be released masterpiece!

Thank you in advance!
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Keith M May 01, 2020 10:20 am UTC
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What ever happened to the “ Classic Fantasy Unearthed Companion”?

Is this still happening? I sure hope so because I love the work that has been done so far!
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Rodney L May 15, 2020 6:32 pm UTC
Hi Keith, thanks for the kind words. Yes, the Companion is still coming, and I'm working on it daily. If all goes well, it will be turned in for edit and layout end of summer/beginning of fall. Unfortunately, I has some real life trauma last year that put it on hold. All is well now and it's looking great!!!
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P S May 31, 2019 2:40 am UTC
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Hi! Any chance of a future POD here?
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Rodney L August 02, 2019 4:11 pm UTC
Hello P S,

Sorry for the late reply. We plan on releasing all of our products via POD here. Some are available now, others are forthcoming. Regarding Classic Fantasy, we hope to allow POD next year after we take care of the tables making them easier on the eyes, and incorporate the errata.
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Matthew T May 01, 2019 8:38 pm UTC
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The table shading in this book is pretty brutal on the eyes. Any chance it will ever be revised so that the tables match the graphical style of the "Expert Set" (which is far more legible)?
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Rodney L July 25, 2019 12:01 pm UTC
Hi Matt, sorry for the late reply. Yes, while I cannot say when it will be updated, it will be updated. This will allow us to fix any errata that has been brought to our attention at that time as well. I'll let you know more when I find out it's been put into the rotation.
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Matthew T August 25, 2019 1:56 am UTC
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Excellent, thanks for responding! Looking patiently forward. :-)
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September 20, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
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I see three download links on this page as well as my library. Is there a way to see which of the files is the latest revision?
(TDM500_Classic_Fantasy.pdf)
(TDM500_Classic_Fantasy_Interactive_May_2016.pdf)
(TDM500_Classic_Fantasy_Interactive_May_2016.pdf)
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Rodney L September 27, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Hi,
I'm the author, and as far as I know there have been no revisions by the Design Mechanism. As for why there would be three download links, I have no clue. But thank you for your purchase, I hope you enjoy it.
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May 11, 2017 5:26 am UTC
This system brings back a feature I want to stay away from: class. I think classes are too restricting and should be avoided altogether. I'll pass on Classic Fantasy.
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Rodney L May 11, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Just curious as to whether you actually play Mythras and saw the word 'class' and jumped to conclusions, or your new to the system all together? As Classic Fantasy simply uses the Professions from Mythras and adds some special abilities to each. It is no more restrictive then normal Mythras, and way less so then most any other system that uses classes. If you did research the book and decided to avoid Classic Fantasy, that's fine. I just thought I would offer some insight if you didn't know. Happy Gaming.
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Michael D February 21, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
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Excellent product. Looks like an easy conversion to any D20 product (by that I mean, convert D20 to D100). Thanks for the Rank/Level conversion factor. Always wanted a system that integrated Classic fantasy/D&D with the D100 rules. D&D led to "invincible" characters, while D100... not so much. This is very reminiscent of Elric/Stormbringer as well.
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James L January 25, 2017 11:45 pm UTC
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Snagged this and Mythras, was impressed with what I was seeing. Question, can I get/order a hardcopy "soon" via Amazon? I noted that I can order Mythras via Amazon but I didn't see a listing yet for "Classic Fantasy".
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Rodney L January 26, 2017 2:42 am UTC
Hi James, glad your enjoying the books. I just checked and I do see Classic Fantasy listed on Amazon. Try searching using my name; Rodney Leary.
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James L January 26, 2017 2:47 am UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks, found it! I should have asked my wife she's better and searching and finding things. I appear not to have the knack!
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Malcolm S January 12, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
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thinking of pick thing this up to use as I love d100, but i'm not a fan of d20! However I love the amount of output those d20 fans get!! How hard would it be to convert say a Pathfinder Adventure path, or d&d 5e adventure over to d100 using this product?
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Rodney L January 17, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Hi Malcolm,

As far as ease of conversion, that really depends on the contents of the adventure to be honest. Classic Fantasy has quite a few monsters that are the staple of d20 games. As long as the monsters are represented in Classic Fantasy, it shouldn't be all that hard to run the game with little prep. Simply substitute the Classic Fantasy monsters for the d20/Pathfinder ones as needed.

However d20/Pathfinder has many more monsters that you would need to convert yourself. This in and of itself is not too difficult once you get a feel for Mythras and how it compares to d20/Pathfinder.

As I mentioned in reply to Dani D a little further down, feel free to join my Yahoo group at... https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RQCF/info

They have already started converted new monsters as well as other stuff, and can possibly help you with any questions.

Rod
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Bill E December 15, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Besides this version using Mythras and the original edition using BRP, are there any differences between the first and second editions?
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Rodney L December 16, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
There are vast differences. While the BRP version was essentially a player's handbook, this one is all inclusive. It includes lots of monsters and magic items, as well as additional classes and spells. It is also designed to be used with nothing more than Mythras Imperative, a free PDF of the full Mythras rules, making it a more affordable product. Plus, the Design Mechanism is very interested in supporting the product with supplements and adventures, the first of which is just around the corner.
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Van R October 30, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
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Is there any way to get this in print? Preferably from Lulu?
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Rodney L October 31, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Hi Van, you can buy this in print at the Design Mechanism's website, specifically at...

http://thedesignmechanism.com/products.php#!/Classic-Fantasy/p/64529407/category=5186110

Unfortunately, it is not available through Lulu at this time.
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Agrael D September 18, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Is there an introductory/QSR version available for classic fantasy? Just like the Mythras Imperative.
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Lawrence W September 18, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
No there isn't, I'm afraid. It would be very difficult to produce such a version and still do justice to the game.
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Aaron B September 07, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
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What's the difference between the 'interactive' pdf and the larger file?
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Rodney L September 11, 2016 6:59 am UTC
Hi Aaron, I 'think' the difference is that the larger file is essentially the same HD version sent to the printers, while the 'interactive' copy is bookmarked for easier access, yet a 'smaller' file for computer and tablet use. If I am incorrect, I'm sure Lawrence will chime in when he gets a minute and set me straight.
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