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Breaking the Habit: Mythras Combat Module

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Trapped in a narrow alley, four fugitives must break the shield wall of the highly trained city militia to escape. Their opponents are well armed and well armoured. To get to the city gate and freedom, they need to focus on bypassing the shields and swords, which means breaking old habits...

Mythras Combat Modules provide a self-contained encounter designed to highlight and explore different parts of the Mythras combat system. The module suggests how new tactics and certain Special Effects can be used together to achieve a specific result. The modules aim to encourage creative use of the combat rules that will translate into standard game play. Breaking the Habit focuses on situations where Choose Location>Head may not be the best default choice, and where the use of weapon length, height, and other Special Effects will be of much more use. The module is ideal for introducing new players to the nuances of the Mythras combat engine.

The module contains full advice on combat tactics, guidance on how each side fights during the melee, specially designed NPCs (with full stat cards), and full colour floor plans and character tokens that can be printed out for personal use, or imported to the Roll20 engine.

Note that you need either the Mythras core rules, or Mythras Imperative to make best use of this module.

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Keith D September 14, 2021 10:35 pm UTC
is this not available printed?
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Lawrence W September 15, 2021 11:38 am UTC
Not yet. We're steadily migrating all our back catalogue to print on demand, but it's a slow process.
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Keith D September 15, 2021 12:11 pm UTC
I'm laughing now but I spent hours searching the house for Breaking the Habit only to realise I never had a print copy.

As an aside I really like the plain text, black and white, hand drawn simplistic look most of the Mythras books.

Coming from old D&D (I've kicked the habit now) I hated Pathfinder just because it looked too busy and glossy it was like the magazine that comes with with the Sunday newspaper, all style over substance. Mythras' plain text look says to me that the content's good enough to stand on it's own, and it is.

I know people are less inclined to write about what they like so I wanted to make a point of this in case any complaints tempt the designs toward the dark side.
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Jose D March 10, 2019 9:18 am UTC
Tokens for this combat module are not at the website mentioned. Could them be provided?

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Permission is granted for players and Games Masters to make personal copies of the floor
plan and character tokens provided in this combat module. Roll20 compatible versions of
the tokens can be downloaded from The Design Mechanism’s website
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Lawrence W March 10, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
Now corrected! You should be able to download the tokens freely.
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Jose D March 20, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Now I see it. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!! Great service support !!!
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