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Mythic Game Master Emulator Second Edition

Play any role-playing game solo or without a Game Master!

Mythic's oracle-style question resolution system revolutionized solo role-playing. The Second Edition of the Mythic Game Master Emulator updates the ground-breaking 2003 ruleset with essential new additions, a wide range of options to customize your adventures, and numerous refinements.

Mythic Game Master Emulator Second Edition can be used with any role-playing system to replace the Game Master, or played on its own without another RPG.


This new edition contains:

  • A revised and simplified Fate Chart for faster and more intuitive Fate Question resolution.
  • The new Fate Check system, receive answers without a chart.
  • Numerous rules refinements and enhancements taking into account two decades worth of Mythic player experiences.
  • Many options for fine-tuning Mythic to get the kind of role-playing experience you want.
  • 47 Meaning Tables to add just the right detail to your adventures when you need it.

The book is designed to be accessible to new players while also offering current players an updated and richer Mythic experience.


How does it work?
Mythic emulates a Game Master by using a few key concepts:

  • A Yes/No question and answer mechanic.
  • Random Events that add surprises.
  • Meaning Tables that offer inspirational prompts for important details.
  • Lists tracking important goals and characters which are randomly selected when called for.
  • Scene structure to give your adventure form and order.
  • A Chaos Factor that changes the tempo of the adventure as you play.

Everything is guided by your expectations and interpretations based on the ongoing Context. This makes sure the adventure continues in a coherent fashion while still allowing for twists and subversions that keep things exciting.

What's changed in this edition?
While the rules have been completely rewritten most of the core concepts of Mythic remain while much has been added or refined. Here is a summary of the biggest changes: 

  • THE FATE CHART: Odds have been slightly simplified and some of their titles changed to give a more intuitive feel. The table itself has been redesigned to also make it more intuitive. 
  • THE FATE CHECK: Answer Questions without the chart. This version has been updated from Mythic Variations II to make it feel more like the Fate Chart. 
  • CHOICES: Mythic GME Second Edition gives more power to Player choices. 
  • LISTS: List management is more dynamic. 
  • ELEMENTS MEANING TABLES: In addition to the Actions and Descriptions Meaning Tables there are 45 Elements Meaning Tables that are more specifically themed. This gives you the option to choose a Meaning Table that is most relevant to the current Context. 
  • OPTIONS: There are a lot of options throughout Second Edition, more ways for you to customize your Mythic experience to get the kind of game you want.  
  • REFINEMENTS: This edition contains numerous changes and refinements to make Mythic play smoother and more dynamic.

Happy adventuring! :)

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Craig W March 09, 2024 5:33 pm UTC
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Hi. Just a quick question: some time back I asked about cards for the 2nd edition and told that they were planned. I later followed up and was told they were delayed. Recently, I heard (from an unofficial source) that they had been cancelled.

I am just wondering if this is accurate? Have they been cancelled, or might they still appear at some point? I'd love to have them, but recognize that they could be quite a bit of work.
Thanks!
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Tana P March 09, 2024 11:16 pm UTC
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Hi Craig, thank you for asking :) I would still like to do the cards, and they are still planned, but I can't say for sure if they will happen. It depends on how the production schedule pans out with other projects. A lot of my emphasis right now is on Mythic Roleplaying 2e. I would really love to make the deck, as I think it would come together well and I haven't made a new deck in a while.
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Craig W March 10, 2024 9:10 pm UTC
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and my eyes open.
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Hunter H March 03, 2024 3:51 am UTC
What is so special about the 2nd edition that it has to cost three times as much as the 1st edition did??? It's hard to believe how ridiculously overpriced some of these books are.
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Craig W March 09, 2024 5:27 pm UTC
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There's a bunch of expanded information, many more examples of how to use it, play advice, multiple variations to tailor it to your needs/ preferences, and more. Of course, each person will have their own view of things, but I found it absolutely worth buying twice-- I bought the PDF and liked it enough to buy again as a hardcover.

The standard version isn't too expensive and I would even consider buying it *again* to have the premium.
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Stryder Z February 08, 2024 7:35 pm UTC
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Just wanted to say a sincere and public thank you to Tana Pigeon/WordMill.

I contacted them through their website with a question they were in no way obligated to help me with. They replied quickly and went above and beyond to address my question.

Their products are exceptional, I haven't been this stoked about playing and writing in a while. Do yourself a favor if you're reading this, buy something! You'll dig it.
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Jocelyn T January 31, 2024 5:47 pm UTC
<p>I saw there was a 1-star review from a "Nicole John" asking for tables to be converted for only using d6, and while I can't contact them directly, I couldn't resist sharing exactly how to do that:</p>
<p>For equivalent results distribution to d10 (x2 for d100):
Roll 2d6 (with one either rolled first or in a different color). The first/colored die acts as a d2 modifying the second die, with 1-3 = +0 and 4-6 = +5. Add the +0/+5 to the face value on the second die, unless it's a 6--reroll die #2 until it's not a 6.</p>
<p>I didn't come up with this, but I also doubt DTG will let me post a link. This method is from from the subreddit r/rpg, in a comment left by u/Simbertold on the post "How to use D6 as a full 0-100 percentile." There are other methods shared there, but this is my favorite.</p>
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Craig W March 09, 2024 5:29 pm UTC
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I noticed that, too. I wish I could respond because to one-star the book just because it doesn't use their preferred die? Really? Why not judge based on all the amazing stuff that's there?
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Bo B January 01, 2024 3:55 pm UTC
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Can someone speak as to the compatibility with the adventure crafter book and crafter and emulator decks?

Do we need to wait for second editions of those accessories? What about the variation books?
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Tana P January 02, 2024 6:14 pm UTC
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I purposefully maintained Mythic's modular nature with second edition so it's compatible with earlier material. Plug in elements you like, unplug elements you don't like. There is also a section in MGME2e that updates the advice on using it with TAC.

The book is still compatible with the GME deck, however not everything is the same. For instance, there are more meaning tables in GME2e that aren't found in the current deck. Fate Questions, Meaning Tables, Scene structure, Random Events all work the same, however. So, you could use the deck as is to replace Fate Questions, or to handle any aspects that the deck currently handles, or combine it with rolled tables in second edition, depending on which elements you preferred.
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Patrick S January 01, 2024 10:14 am UTC
For everyone thinking about getting this book ... giving a 1star review just because the person want's to have a different die used, is absolutely ludicrous and doesn't reflect the quality of the product at all.
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Grant M December 09, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
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Hello! I really want a spiralbound copy (available on Lulu) but I'm wondering if I order there if it comes with the PDF as well? Does DTRPG offer spiral for any books? If so, +1 to add that option. ^_^ Thanks!
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Jens R October 04, 2023 8:41 pm UTC
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I bought the hardcover and was not aware of the many pages in the back of the book that would be nice to print. Now I have to pay full price to get the PDF to print off the forms and what not in the back of the book. It would have been nice to know this up front. I would have bought the PDF with the book for an additional 2 Euros.
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Lone H January 18, 2024 6:06 pm UTC
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Can't you just photocopy them at a local corner shop?
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Elisabeth K March 21, 2024 5:29 pm UTC
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You can contact the drivethrurpg or World Mill Games support team and tell them that you already purchased the print version and now would like to purchase the pdf as well. I did so since I purchased only the pdf at first and after a few month decided to additionally buy a print version. They were extremely nice and helpful and sent me a personal discount link for the print version: They subtracted what I had already paid for the pdf so that I did not pay more than what I would have if I had chosen the bundle in the first place. Hope this helps!
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Attila K September 22, 2023 10:47 am UTC
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Based on this review: youtu.be/p-dfIKeng_w
Is it still accurate to say as of now that the PDF version is superior to the printed one (hardcover, standard color)?
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Tana P September 23, 2023 9:16 pm UTC
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As far as the content goes, the PDF is the same as the printed versions.
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Attila K October 11, 2023 9:47 am UTC
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Do the printed versions include the summary blocks at the beginning of each section, as the video says they don't? From around 2:58 onward.
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Elizabeth N August 30, 2023 2:09 pm UTC
What is the difference between the premium color hardcover and the standard color hardcover?
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Tana P August 30, 2023 5:56 pm UTC
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The premium color paper is smoother than the standard paper and the color is a bit crisper. The standard paper has a bit of texture to it and may warp a bit more than premium.
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Cory G September 17, 2023 5:09 pm UTC
How do either of these versions compare to the hardcover version sold on Amazon?
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Tana P September 17, 2023 8:24 pm UTC
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I would say it's most similar to the DTRPG premium hard cover.
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Robert C October 10, 2023 12:01 am UTC
Hi, drivethrurpg has an example of standard and premium:

https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936943-What-is-the-difference-between-B-W-Premium-Color-and-Standard-Color-
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JOHN S August 24, 2023 12:02 am UTC
Can this be converted to Roll20? Is that in progress?
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Elizabeth N August 29, 2023 12:44 pm UTC
You can use this for any system
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Cory P August 23, 2023 1:09 am UTC
What is this product in relation to the Mythic Role Playing (red book)? Is one a stripped down part of the other, or do they compliment each other some how? From what I am reading, they both accomplish the same end result, except the red book looks like it's more focused on solo play, while this one seems more balanced between solo and GM-less group play, but I'm not sure.
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Tana P August 24, 2023 5:14 pm UTC
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The Mythic RPG red book is the original, 2003, Mythic book. That book contains the original Game Master Emulator rules as well as rules for a full RPG (character creation, combat, etc.). The 2006 Mythic Game Master Emulator are just the GME rules from the original red book without the RPG rules. This edition here is the 2023 second edition of Mythic Game Master Emulator, which again focuses only on the GM emulation rules for solo play.
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Carl R August 13, 2023 10:19 am UTC
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I have already bought the 2e PDF, it's great, thank you. I'm looking to pickup a printed copy too but can't find a description anywhere of the difference between "Standard" and "Premium" softcover books? Can anyone advise me?

Also intrigued by what format other folk prefer. Even though hardcovers are more expensive and thought of as next level quality I've always preferred softcover editions as I find them easy to flick through when looking for a particular section in the book. Of course I like to be able to lay books flat but neither softcover nor hardcover really allow this unless they're ring-bound which I assume none of the options here are?
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Tana P August 13, 2023 6:52 pm UTC
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Hi Carl :)

In my opinion, the standard paper is a bit rougher feeling than the premium. Standard has a little bit of texture to it while premium feels smoother. The color in Premium is a bit more vibrant too, although I would say the color in standard feels darker and a bit more saturated, so opinions may vary on which has the better color.

As far as softcover versus hardcover, as you indicate this is really a personal preference. I think on a practical point, hardcover is more likely to remain open when you are in the middle sections of the book as the weight of the paper helps keep the book open and the hard cover binding is less likely to contract at that point.

I hope this helps!
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Noni Kent K August 10, 2023 1:42 pm UTC
Which edition should I get? This one or the other?
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Matt M July 30, 2023 5:03 pm UTC
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Okay, I have a bit of a problem. I'm going away for a couple of weeks. I want to take the PDF version with me but it doesn't make sense to buy the PDF version now and then the premium softcover later later ($12.71+$54.95 vs $57), is there a way to delay delivery of the physical copy for when I get back?
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Tana P July 31, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
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You may have to check directly with DTRPG about that. I know it takes a few weeks for printed books to be printed and delivered. You can also choose from several delivery options, I believe, so you could select the slowest delivery to give a little extra time. I'm not sure if there is a way to select a specific delivery day or to purposefully delay the delivery.
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