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Introducing new rules variations to power your Mythic adventures! Mythic Variations 2 is a collection of rules modifications for Mythic Role Playing and Mythic Game Master Emulator, giving players a new way to experience GM-less and solo role playing.

Mythic Variations 2 expands on the core Yes/No mechanic of Mythic, splitting questions into 5 separate types of questions, or Checks, including:

• FATE CHECK: To answer any Yes/No Question, exactly as was done with Mythic's Fate Chart except now without the chart.
• DETAIL CHECK: This is used to answer any plain language Question and it replaces the Complex Question from Mythic Variations.
• EVENT CHECK: This Check is to determine an event that is happening, has happened, or will happen. It replaces the Random Event roll from original Mythic.
• BEHAVIOR CHECK: This Check is to determine the specific actions of NPCs on a round-to-round or as needed basis. It is rolled to determine an NPC’s behavior.
• STATISTIC CHECK: This Check is used to determine game statistics for NPCs and other crunchy elements of your adventure.

Mythic Variations 2 makes Mythic more useful than ever, tackling any question you might throw at it and giving your characters the kinds of adventures they deserve!

 
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John S June 13, 2021 4:50 pm UTC
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I was going to buy the MV2, but I'm going to hold off and wait until the 2nd Edition comes out. These are fantastic resources Tana! Hopefully the 2nd edition comes out soon! Wallet waiting!
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Tana P June 14, 2021 4:11 pm UTC
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Thank you for the kind words, John :) Second edition is in the works! I'm looking forward to it myself.
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Trevor G November 28, 2020 5:32 am UTC
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Just one correction/suggestion you could add to this book, and others that do the same thing.

The -4 thing is SUPER confusing. I kept wondering how in the world you could get -4 when the lowest modifier was -2, and you're rolling a 2D10. I was almost half way through the book before I realized what it meant.

Any number 4 and below. (Like for Anger to be rolled, for instance.)

This -4, or in other places where the minus is first on the table, is super confusing for someone who plays a lot of RPGs because in every other system it means minus four, not four minus.

I'm not sure how to fix it, I suggest an explanation that -4 means anything four or below after the modifiers and rolls, = this result, and probably best if you changed the symbol to ≤4. This way there would be no confusion.

Anyway, now I'm gonna go back to reading the rest of Mythic Variations 2. XD Thanks for your hard work in creating it!
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Tana P December 02, 2020 4:20 am UTC
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Hi Trevor, thanks for the feedback!

I'm going to be coming out with a Mythic Complete book, that incorporates the Mythic and Variations books together. I'll fix that.
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Trevor G December 09, 2020 8:55 pm UTC
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Oh awesome, yah, I think that's probably a good idea for this set of material, to have it all together, or in a bundle. Thanks for replying, Tana. God Bless, and have a great time gaming some awesome stories :)
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Aaron S December 24, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
I am looking at Mythic due to its use in the Season 1 "Me, Myself and Die" solo campaign on Youtube ... do you have any tentative dates for Mythic Complete?
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Randall W January 04, 2021 1:07 am UTC
I would be very interested in this. Any idea on an ETA?
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Tana P January 04, 2021 6:22 pm UTC
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Hi Randall, thanks for asking :) It's in the early stages of development right now. I hesitate to give an ETA because I'm not sure, but I expect a lot of work to take place on it over the next three months. It may be out as early as May, but it could be later. I'm still making decisions about what will go in it, and whether this will be Mythic Complete or Mythic Second Edition; it all depends on if there is any new material in the book, and that's still an open question.
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Randall W January 15, 2021 9:32 pm UTC
I appreciate the answer! I will continue to check in on this.
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Abcde B April 18, 2021 5:47 pm UTC
Hi! I will appreciate an updated estimates release date for the complete edition. I want to purchase the blue book as well as Variation 2, but might hold off if the complete is about to be released soon (as long as it has the POD option; I prefer them to PDFs). Thanks!
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Jeremy K April 25, 2021 7:27 pm UTC
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I just wanted to add my voice to the question about when the complete edition will be coming out. I would really, really like a complete edition of Mythic in a softcover form.
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Tana P May 07, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
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Hi Jeremy! Thanks for asking. The Second Edition of Mythic is in the works. I'm calling it a Second Edition now instead of the Complete Edition given the changes that are happening. Effectively, it'll still be a "complete edition" in that I am incorporating the Variations books into the core book. However, I am also updating some of the mechanics, the writing, art, etc. to the point where this is a new edition and not just a compilation. Mythic GME 2nd edition will come out first, followed by the larger Mythic 2nd edition which will be the complete edition. I'm sorry I can't give a hard date for when they will come out as I'm not sure myself yet.
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Lukas T October 30, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
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Hey, I made an online tool for this system. I love mythic so much and most of variation 2 is just to much to keep track off, that I wanted to make it all happen automatically. It works on mobile too. If you want to play on the go, it makes it really easy!

I'm a bit worried that I'll rip you off when I make it public.
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Mark J May 10, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
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Does Mythic Variations 2 replace the Mythic GM Emulator? I'm hoping so because I only want the one book to aid me in solo roleplaying.
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Tana P May 11, 2018 12:49 am UTC
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Effectively, yes it does. If you so choose. Mythic Variations 2 is designed to be an all-in-one GM emulator, replacing the original Mythic Emulator with a chartless method and more ways to answer questions. The book is designed with the assumption that you have Mythic and are familiar with its concepts, so it doesn't spend much space explaining core ideas, just crunch. You can either take some of the ideas from MV2 and sprinkle them into your Mythic games, or use all of MV2 to replace the previous Mythic emulator method.

There is a little bit of redundant material in MV2 that repeats what is in the Mythic Emulator book, but this was done for the reason that you state: so you have all the information you need in a single book.
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Mark J May 11, 2018 6:59 am UTC
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That's great news

Thank you
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Damian H December 22, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
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Technically yes, but you need the Mythic to learn how to interpret.
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Ralph C February 06, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
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Are you going to release a print copy of this book My uncle is an avid supporter of this system and would love to purchase a compilation of all of the mythics into one collection which I would be more than happy to compile and prepare for you free of charge if you'd be open to that, he just wants to support your work :)
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Tana P February 06, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
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Yes, a print version is in the works. It's gotten held up because of some printing issues, so I'm having to tool the file a bit.

I'm glad your uncle enjoys Mythic :) I actually have a Mythic Second Edition in the works that will incorporate all the volumes into one book. It'll likely also include the Crafter series books. I plan for this to be a really nice, deluxe edition of Mythic, with some fine tuning on the rules. Much of what is most different is already in Mythic Variations 2, but the second edition will put everything in one volume and tidy it all up a bit. It's in the works, with an ETA of within this year, I hope. There is at least one other book ahead of it in the pipeline.
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Angelo C March 28, 2018 4:02 am UTC
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Wow! I am so so excited to hear that there will be a new edition! This series of works has allowed me to play games I otherwise wouldn't have and I thank you for all the work you have done.
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Tana P March 28, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
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That makes me happy to hear, thank you :)
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AARON L April 27, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
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That's great news! I'm currently learning the first edition to run villians solo to create their back stories. Is there a mailing list to find out when the next edition gets released or beta?
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Tana P May 04, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
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I don't have an estimate on when it'll be out, but the best way to get news on it would be to join the Mythic fan group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Mythic_Role_Playing/info where things like this get discussed or sign up for the Email News on the Mythic website at http://wordmillgames.com/

Good luck with your Villains game :)
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Justin S February 26, 2019 10:36 pm UTC
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What ever happened to the all in one book? Id buy it in a second.
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Tana P February 27, 2019 1:05 am UTC
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When I wrote that comment back in Feb., 2018, that "one other book" took much, much longer to produce than I expected, although I'm glad I took the time as I like how it turned out.

I still plan to do a second edition of Mythic, although I am less sure now about it being an all-in-one book. I have two projects to complete, and then I'm going to address the second edition.
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Richard S December 24, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
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I like it a lot. That said all the necessary info is spread all over the book. It would be nice to have a short summary of the checks. In the middle of play it's hard to keep all those check procedures in mind.
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Damian H December 24, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
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Just wanted to give my 10-minute initial glance reaction: I bought this instantly because I love and own all the Mythic books.
My expectations were high for this one, but I was never sure if it was going to be a full rewrite of the original (a new Mythic from scratch) or additional rules which do not break the old. Turns out they are optional rules which add-on and replace. As with all Mythic rules, just take what you want and ignore what you don't.

-The intentions to have 5 checks is noble. The book pretty much gets into the weeds on how to run these checks.
-It feels odd that 3d10 is the main dice roll mechanic.
-It seems less streamlined compared to the original rules to juggle with roll modifiers, chaos factor, and more charts. This is the opposite of it intention.
-There are loads of detailed examples because on first read, the rules seem too abstract and complicated. The new proprietary definitions are hard to memorize as well, but maybe I am just getting old.
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Nate M December 31, 2017 4:22 am UTC
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I've printed out a small pamphlet of the appendix to use as a reference. This is enough to use the extra rolls without bogging down play.
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Matthew C February 16, 2019 4:40 am UTC
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