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Magic of the Old West

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In the 19th century, the American West was marked by booming technology, polarized political beliefs, territorial skirmishes, racial conflict, Civil War, and continuous expansion. This era also brought to the West an influx of other peoples — along with their religious, spiritual, and magical traditions — adding to the cultures of the indigenous Native Americans ones from Europe, China, Mexico, Central America, and Africa. These disparate influences combined with geographical isolationism and the country’s powerful, nearly raw power to alter many rituals and practices and make them uniquely American.

This supplement to the Gold-bestselling Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition live-action role-playing game of Mythos horror introduces eight magic traditions, a new spell for each, and new mechanics for spells — rituals, components, fast casts, and visible effects — to give players a three-dimensional feel for the magic of the Old West. All of these are rules-light and easily adapted to tabletop games like Call of Cthulhu

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In the Footsteps of Hercules is an Electrum-bestselling 86-page system-free sourcebook can be used as a setting for roleplaying game adventures of various sorts or as inspiration or a model for religious journeys in a storyteller’s own worlds or campaigns. It can also simply be read and enjoyed as a work of fantasy fiction inspired by the myths, legends, history, and geography of Greece. It includes:

* An overview of an eight-part trail pilgrimage trail, the region in which it is located, and information about pilgrims and the things they hope to accomplish on it.

* Detailed descriptions of more than a dozen specific places, including the seaport city of Nafplion, the Asclepion of Lerna hospital, the Baths of Nemea, the Bullpens of Knossos, the Cave of the Tables of Knowledge oracle, winemaking Iraxte Monastery, Megalos Ellada farm, the Paleo Mykenae hostel, the Sanctuary of Ares Stymphalus shrine, the Stygium hermitage, a Temple of Hercules, the religious community of Olympia, and the annual Tirynthaean Heracleia festival.

* Dozens of custom images and more than a dozen maps.

* A detailed set of encounter tables.

* Full support with extensive universal and system-specific bonus content at d-Infinity Online game magazine. 

In the Footsteps of Hercules

 
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6
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January #12
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