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Classic Fantasy brings Old School dungeon crawls to the Mythras rules. This 336 page book contains everything you need to emulate the fun of class and level-based adventuring, against the classic coterie of monsters, with the classic armoury of spells! If you've ever wanted to convert those old dungeon modules to a d100 system, then Classic Fantasy is for you.

Packed with information and new rules additions, Classic Fantasy features a different approach to character creation based on classes such as the bard, cavalier, fighter, magic user, paladin and thief. Choose your race - human or demi-human - and then customize according to class, race and personal preference. If you're a magic user or cleric, the new magic rules for Arcane and Divine spells take the old staples such as Magic Missile, Charm, Fireball and more, and tailor them for the nuances of the Mythras system.

Or, for the more combat-oriented, the Classic Fantasy rules provide detailed miniatures-based combat adaptations for the traditional battle-board, complete with guidance on facings, positioning, and handling detailed movement.

And of course, no book like this would be complete without monsters to kill and treasure to take! All the old favourites are accounted for, from Basilisks to Displacer Cats, Grey Ooze to Gelatinous Masses, Kobolds, Gnolls, Hobgoblins and more. Forty pages of treasure and magic items helps you equip even the deepest dungeon with enough loot to satisfy the keenest adventuring party.

This is not a standalone game. Games Masters and players will need access to either the Mythras rules to play Classic Fantasy (although other d100 rule systems may suffice). 

So break out the Cheetos and Mountain Dew - Classic Fantasy is Here!

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May 11, 2017 5:26 am UTC
This system brings back a feature I want to stay away from: class. I think classes are too restricting and should be avoided altogether. I'll pass on Classic Fantasy.
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Rodney L May 11, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Just curious as to whether you actually play Mythras and saw the word 'class' and jumped to conclusions, or your new to the system all together? As Classic Fantasy simply uses the Professions from Mythras and adds some special abilities to each. It is no more restrictive then normal Mythras, and way less so then most any other system that uses classes. If you did research the book and decided to avoid Classic Fantasy, that's fine. I just thought I would offer some insight if you didn't know. Happy Gaming.
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Michael D February 21, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Excellent product. Looks like an easy conversion to any D20 product (by that I mean, convert D20 to D100). Thanks for the Rank/Level conversion factor. Always wanted a system that integrated Classic fantasy/D&D with the D100 rules. D&D led to "invincible" characters, while D100... not so much. This is very reminiscent of Elric/Stormbringer as well.
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James L January 25, 2017 11:45 pm UTC
Snagged this and Mythras, was impressed with what I was seeing. Question, can I get/order a hardcopy "soon" via Amazon? I noted that I can order Mythras via Amazon but I didn't see a listing yet for "Classic Fantasy".
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Rodney L January 26, 2017 2:42 am UTC
Hi James, glad your enjoying the books. I just checked and I do see Classic Fantasy listed on Amazon. Try searching using my name; Rodney Leary.
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James L January 26, 2017 2:47 am UTC
Thanks, found it! I should have asked my wife she's better and searching and finding things. I appear not to have the knack!
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Malcolm S January 12, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
thinking of pick thing this up to use as I love d100, but i'm not a fan of d20! However I love the amount of output those d20 fans get!! How hard would it be to convert say a Pathfinder Adventure path, or d&d 5e adventure over to d100 using this product?
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Rodney L January 17, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Hi Malcolm,

As far as ease of conversion, that really depends on the contents of the adventure to be honest. Classic Fantasy has quite a few monsters that are the staple of d20 games. As long as the monsters are represented in Classic Fantasy, it shouldn't be all that hard to run the game with little prep. Simply substitute the Classic Fantasy monsters for the d20/Pathfinder ones as needed.

However d20/Pathfinder has many more monsters that you would need to convert yourself. This in and of itself is not too difficult once you get a feel for Mythras and how it compares to d20/Pathfinder.

As I mentioned in reply to Dani D a little further down, feel free to join my Yahoo group at...

They have already started converted new monsters as well as other stuff, and can possibly help you with any questions.

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Bill E December 15, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Besides this version using Mythras and the original edition using BRP, are there any differences between the first and second editions?
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Rodney L December 16, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
There are vast differences. While the BRP version was essentially a player's handbook, this one is all inclusive. It includes lots of monsters and magic items, as well as additional classes and spells. It is also designed to be used with nothing more than Mythras Imperative, a free PDF of the full Mythras rules, making it a more affordable product. Plus, the Design Mechanism is very interested in supporting the product with supplements and adventures, the first of which is just around the corner.
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Van R October 30, 2016 1:58 pm UTC
Is there any way to get this in print? Preferably from Lulu?
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Rodney L October 31, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Hi Van, you can buy this in print at the Design Mechanism's website, specifically at...!/Classic-Fantasy/p/64529407/category=5186110

Unfortunately, it is not available through Lulu at this time.
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Agrael D September 18, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Is there an introductory/QSR version available for classic fantasy? Just like the Mythras Imperative.
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Lawrence W September 18, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
No there isn't, I'm afraid. It would be very difficult to produce such a version and still do justice to the game.
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Aaron B September 07, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
What's the difference between the 'interactive' pdf and the larger file?
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Rodney L September 11, 2016 6:59 am UTC
Hi Aaron, I 'think' the difference is that the larger file is essentially the same HD version sent to the printers, while the 'interactive' copy is bookmarked for easier access, yet a 'smaller' file for computer and tablet use. If I am incorrect, I'm sure Lawrence will chime in when he gets a minute and set me straight.
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Lawrence W September 03, 2016 12:08 pm UTC
A wonderful discussion of both Classic Fantasy and Mythras.
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Valentinos K August 31, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Since it clocks out 300+ pages, I was wondering:

Theoretically could one just play having read only this book? (having other d100 books would help as well, especially the GM, but just for the sake of this hypothetical question lets assume the one book)
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Rodney L September 02, 2016 8:52 pm UTC
Hi Val, not really. There are some rules that are needed that aren't in there, things like skill descriptions for example. However, if you download the 32 page Mythras Imperative for free, from either Drivethru or from the Design Mechanism's website, you should be fine. However I would suggest grabbing the full Mythras book when money and time allows as there are numerous additional things to make use of, things like more detailed Skill rules, Fatigue, Diseases, Poisons, etc. However, as a player, it may not be as necessary.
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Valentinos K September 12, 2016 2:03 am UTC
Thank you :)
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June 27, 2016 2:15 am UTC
The Bookmarks in my copy are bare title headings and I am not allowed to edit them. Given the large number of tables, and that this book references the Runequest 6 book TDM really needs to create detailed bookmarks or better yet allow us to add them ourselves.
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June 29, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
To clarify the above, I used PDF Xchange and other "free" pdf editors, and due to watermarking which Drivethru puts on the product was unable to edit the bookmarks or add new ones in the pdf. If this sounds like something that will apply to you as well you might want to purchase it direct from the publisher without watermark. The product itself is great, and both TDM and Drivethru responded quickly to my requests for assistance.
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dani D June 19, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
is possible up only the character sheet?
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Rodney L June 23, 2016 2:11 am UTC
Hi dani D,

I have the character sheet uploaded at my Mythras Classic Fantasy Yahoo Group. Feel free to join, there is a very active community discussing the game as well as adding things like new monsters, spells, etc.

The group is located at...

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April 16, 2016 8:56 am UTC
Book references creatures not present in monster section for example Minotaurs and Ogres.
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Tamas I April 16, 2016 9:43 am UTC
I suppose because they are in the core rulebook (RuneQuest 6e/Mythras).
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Rodney L April 17, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Correct. As Classic Fantasy is but a supplement to Mythras/RQ6, it assumes the reader possesses that volume as well. However it may likely be possible to use Classic Fantasy with other D100 systems. I just can't guaranty that all of the referenced material would then be available.
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Nicholas B April 11, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
I pre-ordered this on TDM's site for print, but wanted to comment that it is an excellent book, up to TDM's high quality as usual. I posted an overview here:
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Rodney L April 12, 2016 12:53 am UTC
Thanks for the review Nick.
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Jeff W April 10, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Any plans for POD, or better yet a Combo deal of POD + PDF?
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Rodney L April 10, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
If you pre-order the hard copy from the Design Mechanisms website you get the PDF now as an instant download.
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Jeff W April 11, 2016 1:02 am UTC
Thanks, I'm going to do just that.
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Scott S April 11, 2016 6:20 am UTC
POD + PDF from Drivethru so much cheaper for those of us not in the US. So Pretty Please with Cherries on Top can we have PoD here?
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Lawrence W April 11, 2016 11:25 am UTC
We are working on making all our titles much cheaper to buy for our UK and European friends. We will have a full announcement in June.
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Mark C April 10, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
"Classic Fantasy features a different approach to character creation based on classes such as the bard, cavalier, fighter, magic user, paladin and thief." I'm curious, do you actually "pick" a class that provides special abilities and skills?
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Rodney L April 10, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Yes. It uses the same system that RuneQuest/Mythras uses for Professions, but each has familiar special abilities. The professions were renamed Classes to differentiate them, as many NPCs will still use the professions.
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