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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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Jarrad R May 12, 2023 2:37 pm UTC
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Hiya. Two questions I was hoping you could answer:

1) I noticed discussion in early March of a v2 update that includes some errata, but the 'file last updated' is early Feb. Is that Feb update one and the same as the v2?

2) Is there likely to be another update with more errata in the near future? I'd like to get a premium hardcover, but would like to hold off if new errata will be rolled out soon.

Cheers!
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Tana P May 16, 2023 6:43 pm UTC
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Hi Jarrad :)

I'm not sure about the March discussion, but the current version of the PDF and print files contain corrected errata (that was the main reason for the delay between the PDF being published and the POD versions appearing, I had to update the POD with fixes before making them live). I don't have plans for another update.

Happy adventuring :)
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alejandro A May 03, 2023 8:13 pm UTC
Hi Tana, one question before jumping into the book. Does this rules set consider a solo option using an already writen aventure? Specially if I want to stay relatively not closet but at least near the original adventure?
Thanks in advance!
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Tana P May 04, 2023 5:48 pm UTC
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Hi Alejandro :)

Yes, there is a section of the book devoted to rules and suggestions for using prepared, published adventures in solo Mythic play. The approach is to keep the flavor of the adventure and the content, but allow Mythic to introduce surprises and to change the adventure as you go. This way you get a balance of experiencing the adventure as its author intended but advance spoiler knowledge is kept at a minimum because you don't know ahead of time which of those elements will actually make it into your adventure, what Mythic will add, or what will change as you play.
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alejandro A May 07, 2023 10:34 pm UTC
I dont understand why I have to ask for permission to visa every time I purchase something in Drivethru. So, this time I tried and immediatly got it from Itch.io
And I must say, I absolutely love it. To mention a few things... The way you write is extremely clear and makes it a pleasure to read. And the many examples you state makes of this rules set an example of how something should be written.
Thank you very much for your effort and for sharing with us such an excellent job.
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Chris J April 23, 2023 12:58 pm UTC
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I really wish I'd understood the $60 "premium" option didn't include the PDF. I understand how this works, but also felt it was reasonable to include the PDF at such a high price point. Feels needlessly petty at that point to charge more.
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Tana P April 24, 2023 6:07 pm UTC
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Hi Chris,

Please contact me through email and I can help you with the PDF :)
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Frank T April 13, 2023 4:25 pm UTC
Does this emulator work with "all" ttrpgs? I'm primarily into D&D, Call of Cthulhu, D6 rules like Star Wars, Pendragon, to name but a few.
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Patrick S April 14, 2023 10:58 am UTC
It's absolute system-agnostic an even works as it's own heavy story driven system if you want.
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Emma L April 06, 2023 10:34 am UTC
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Purchased softback + pdf and haven't been able to leave the pdf alone (eagerly awaiting the print version) This edition is everything the original is plus so much more. It is really the only main resource needed for solo play. Thank you Tana Pigeon.
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Tana P April 06, 2023 5:09 pm UTC
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Thank you so much :)
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Emma L April 14, 2023 11:28 am UTC
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Softback print version arrived here in UK this morn9ing. WOW IT IS SO WORTH THE COST. Thank you so much for this amalgamation of so many different aspects of Mythic as a whole.
Am so impressed have ordered an additional Hardback for myself and will allow my partner Helen to use the softback....lol. :)
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Emma L April 20, 2023 11:36 am UTC
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Hardback version has now arrived from Germany. Super fast print and delivery via Amazon.co.uk. Excellent quality and value for money.
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Tim K March 28, 2023 10:52 am UTC
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What is in this version that would convince me to pay the extra cost over version one?
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Ben N March 28, 2023 12:17 pm UTC
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It says right there on the page "This new edition contains:" and "What changed in this edition."
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Ben N March 23, 2023 11:31 am UTC
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POD copy arrived in the mail today and it looks fantastic. Can't leave a review (publisher), but 5 stars. Absolutely great book, very clean layout, easy to reference. Thanks a lot for making this 2e happen.
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Tana P March 23, 2023 5:08 pm UTC
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Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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Timothy Peter F March 20, 2023 1:11 pm UTC
Any plans for a black and white edition? The Yen doesn't go very far these days versus the dollar I'm afraid...
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Tana P March 20, 2023 4:05 pm UTC
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I hadn't planned on it, but I'll add that to my schedule as a potential if time allows. It would be nice to have that as an option.
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Linus N March 21, 2023 5:03 pm UTC
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+1 on this request!
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Craig W March 15, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
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What's the difference between the standard and premium colour books?
The way it's written kind of sounds like it's the colour itself that is standard or premium, but I am thinking it's probably the binding/ paper/ something else.
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Tana P March 16, 2023 5:37 pm UTC
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The differences are pretty subtle, but in my opinion the premium color is a little crisper and the pages feel smoother than the standard color.
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Brian B March 13, 2023 11:06 pm UTC
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Tara, I see the PoD versions are ready; very exciting to see!
1. For those of us who already bought the PDF, when will the discount email be sent?
2. I guess there's no GM's Day Sale available? I could have sworn that was available on the this title.
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Tana P March 13, 2023 11:11 pm UTC
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Thanks Brian :)

The email with the discount code has gone out. If you didn't receive it, then please email me directly and I'll get it to you.

I'm generally enabled for all sales, but I think this title is too new to be included. As far as I know, this hasn't been part of the GM's Day Sale.
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Brian B March 13, 2023 11:19 pm UTC
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Forgive my ignorance ... where can I find your email? There is a contact page on your publisher site, but I suspect that's not what you mean.
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Tana P March 13, 2023 11:21 pm UTC
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Yes, that Contact Us goes directly to me :)
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Brian B March 13, 2023 11:27 pm UTC
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Sent! Thank you.
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Fabian N March 14, 2023 12:49 am UTC
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I also did not receive such an email. I've reached out to you via the contact form now.
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Corey W March 14, 2023 1:59 pm UTC
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I don't think I've received my e-mail either, but I'd better dig through my spam forlder first. But I have a separate question.

How well do the hardcover and softcovers versions lay flat? Does one lay better than the other when you want to just keep a specific table open?
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Tana P March 14, 2023 9:27 pm UTC
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The hardcover definitely lays flat better than the softcover.
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Linus N March 15, 2023 3:56 pm UTC
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Can I also get an email with the discount code, please? :) I have also bought the PDF.
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Brian B March 15, 2023 5:38 pm UTC
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Those of you who didn't receive an email: I used the Contact form on the publisher's website at www dot wordmillgames dot com to communicate with Tara. I provided my name as it appears on DTRPG, my PDF order number, and my email. She responded back quickly with my discount info. I recommend trying that first, before posting here.
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Linus N March 21, 2023 5:01 pm UTC
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Thanks for the tip! I was also quickly assisted this way.
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David H March 13, 2023 9:54 pm UTC
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Whoo-hoo, I've been waiting for this! I decided to also purchase a printed copy of the Adventure Crafter as well. I decided not to follow the discount links and pay full price (I have PDFs of both) to support the author.
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Tana P March 13, 2023 11:12 pm UTC
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Thank you David :)
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Michael S March 13, 2023 9:01 pm UTC
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Woohoo! POD version available and ordered. Thank you!
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Tana P March 13, 2023 9:08 pm UTC
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Thank you Michael :)
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Patrick P March 13, 2023 8:57 pm UTC
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Hi!

What is the difference between Prime color and standars color?
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Tana P March 13, 2023 9:09 pm UTC
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The Premium paper is a little bit firmer and takes the ink a little better, and the print is a little crisper. The differences between the two papers is pretty subtle. Another way to look at it is the premium paper feels a bit smoother, while the standard paper has more texture to it.
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Brian B March 10, 2023 9:06 pm UTC
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Oh, wow! You added clean, printable versions of the important tables to the PDF! That's above and beyond.
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Rádi R March 10, 2023 2:22 pm UTC
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I'm just going to wait here patiently with the others for a POD ver. :)
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Michael S March 08, 2023 3:00 pm UTC
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What has three letters, begins with 'P', rhymes with BOD and everyone is waiting for it? :D
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