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Byzantium, Queen of Cities, Constantinople, bridging Europe and Asia like a jewel, the epicentre of medieval culture. The year is 1450 or, as the Byzantines reckon it, the 6,958th year since Creation.

This is an age of exploration and invention; an age of intrigue, and an age of empires. The known world congregates here: mercenaries from England and Russia; the wealthy merchants of Genoa, Venice and Tunis; the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate face off against each other while the iron-clad Knights of Rhodes debate theology with Neoplatonists.

And it is home too to the non-human species of the world, such as the inscrutable Astomatoi, the fearless Minotauroi, and the headless Blemmyai. In the Undercity are ancient horrors with agendas of their own, things of legend and myth that have inhabited Constantinople for thousands of years. Meanwhile the Muslim Ottoman Empire eyes the city with envy and draws its plans. The Catholic and Orthodox Churches seek to dominate Christianity while, elsewhere, pagan forces and cults wait for their own opportunities to surface.

Mythic Constantinople is a thorough and comprehensive campaign resource that mingles meticulous history with legend and myth. It presents Constantinople in astonishing detail, covering the city’s geography, history, politics, and culture alongside its landmarks, personalities, organisations and religions. It takes a unique approach to generating street-level details of the city, and taking care to connect places, people and organisations to both describe Byzantium, and aid Games Masters in bringing the city to life in their campaigns. Play characters from dozens of cultures: native Byzantines, European mercenaries, wily Italianate merchant-venturers, intrepid emissaries of Islam, or even a non-human occupant of the city, rubbing shoulders with the Varangian Guard and schemers of the Serene Republic of Venice. The options are vast.

Everything you need to campaign in medieval Byzantium is here. Welcome to Mythic Constantinople.

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Mark R April 23, 2023 5:26 pm UTC
How easy would this be to convert to other D100 games such as BRP or OpenQuest? Are there a lot of rules that reference Mythras core rules, or can I get by using one of the other d100 versions out there?
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Tim R December 21, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Will a POD follow?
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Lawrence W December 21, 2017 1:33 pm UTC
It's unlikely, mainly because we distribute print copies through traditional distribution channels. But you can pre-order a print copy either from The Design Mechanism website, or, if in Europe, Aeon Games Publishing.
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Sándor L November 18, 2019 8:53 pm UTC
The problem with The Design Mechanism website and the Aeon Games Publishing store is that neither has a secure connection set up (can't open them through HTTPS) so your sending your sensitive private information (like name, address, phone number, etc.) during the order unencrypted. Same is true for the username and password during login and registration on those websites. For me this is unacceptable in 2019 when you can get an SSL certificate for free (e.g. from Let's Encrypt). Not protecting your customers' private data is careless at best.
Don't get me wrong though. I meant this comment as constructive feedback and I hope you'll implement the aforementioned security measures on both web stores soon. I would be happy to order your products from the Aeon Games website myself.
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Shane W August 09, 2022 1:18 am UTC
The Design Mechanism website is still just http, but their store, which is at a third party ecommerce host is https. The publisher site really needs to get https though - this is 2022.
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