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Create your own RPG Worlds with the Mythos Machine!

Hi! My name is Mark Abrams. Since 1978 I've been tooling away at my RPG named Elthos. It's been a long and wonderful road, and over the following 30+ years I've been running campaigns, building out the system, and creating an amazing assortment of tools that help with Gamemastering Elthos. The culmination of all of this work is The Mythos Machine!

Elthos RPG Mythos Machine adds 21st century technology to support the art form known as Role Playing Games.  RPGs are a combination of improvisational theater, classical literature, history, folk lore, art, math, music and writing all wrapped up in a fantastic game in which players are the main Characters in stories that they co-create with their Gamesmaster.  It is awesome!  Elthos RPG is a light-weight rules system geared towards story-oriented play, but with a strong (optional) tactical component if you wish to get into the nitty-gritty of combat. It's a great little mini-system whose default configuration uses a 1d6 for fast play. 

But more incredibly Elthos RPG features an amazing web application to support World Creating GMs who use the Elthos RPG. The Mythos Machine is an online Gamemaster World Building and Game Prep Tool that makes your GMing, faster, easier and more elegant. It's ludicrously fabulous at saving you time and helping you to keep your World organized!

Benefits of the Elthos RPG
  • Genre and Setting Neutral frees you to create any kind of World you wish!
  • Light Weight Conflict Resolution System for Fast Action gaming!
  • Tiny Numbers Math that doesn't tax the brain!
  • Basic Tropes of Traditional Role Playing Games keeps you in tune with Old School RPG concepts!
  • Easy to learn and start playing; great for new RPGers!

Benefits of the Mythos Machine
  • Online World Builder Utility that stores all of your World's information, accessible anywhere!
  • Build your World with any Thing you can imagine (create your own Weapons, Armors, Races, etc)!
  • Your Players can log on and Generate Characters in your World with ease!
  • Share your Creativity with Other GMs on the System in the World Things Trading Post!
  • The Mutual Collaboration Society aspect allows you to freely use all shared works however you want!
  • Saves enormous time on Game Preparation!
  • Upload your images and maps for use in your Game Pack, and Character Sheet Printouts!
  • It's fun to build your own World!

The Mythos Machine is currently in
Free Open Beta.  As time and resources permit, I will be continuing to polish, enhance and extend the Mythos Machine, as well as publishing Adventure Modules and Campaigns of my own design, each including my artwork and custom maps (2D and Isometric).  I'm also in the process of producing a series of Actual Play Game-Stories in prose form.  They are great examples of what can be done with the Elthos RPG, and are actually quite fun to read.  I also will be publishing the Elthos Tarot Deck, created for use with the Elthos Alignment System, with artwork by Jason Moser. Lastly, I am the founder of two RPG support organizations which are intended to fuse the entire project into a coherent holistic package.  The Professional Gamemaster Society, and the Literary Role Playing Game Society.  All of these combined form The Elthos Project

As soon as the programming aspect is finished for the Mythos Machine Phase I, I will then be launching into creating an ever expanding series of Worlds, Campaigns and Adventures built inside the Mythos Machine for GM's to link to and enjoy!  So when you become a Patron of Elthos, you are supporting both the technical implementation of the Mythos Machine, and also the creative World Building that the Mythos Machine is designed to facilitate.  

If all of this sounds amazing to you, and you think "Gosh, I wish all of this could actually come together!" then please consider making a  Contribution, and/or becoming a Patron of the Elthos Project!  Thank you!!
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On the first day of every month I plan to publish 1 Episode of a series of books under the title of "Dreaming with Friends": Adventures In the World of Elthos.  This operation will begin as soon as the Mythos Machine goes live out of the current Open Beta. 

These are a series of fun and funny adventure stories faithfully based (almost verbatim) on our Actual Play tests of the Elthos RPG.  They are intended to serve as examples to other GMs who may wish to run similar Elthos RPG Campaigns, or for those who would simply enjoy reading the amusing adventures of often silly and entertaining characters as they attempt to solve the mysteries of Hobbington Township and save Yellow Clay Village in the World of Elthos.  

I plan to convert them into nicely formatted PDF files for general consumption.  Each PDF will contain one Episode from the story, created in order of play and forming a series that results in a complete story. 

I may also like to create podcasts of each episode as readings from the story, with some GM commentary.

The 2011-2013 Game Test is one of three such story sets, and totals 263,000 words, forming 800+ single spaced 8.5" x 11" pages in total.   In other words I have already completed the entire set of stories, and all it needs is a bit of spell and grammar checking, and nice formatting to complete.  You won't be disappointed! 
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