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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mazes and Minotaurs

Mazes and Minotaurs is a what-if game, where the authors imagined Gary and Dave had used Greek myth as the basis for D&D instead of LotR. I really like it. I've been wanting to do some Greek gaming anyways, as I've recently been watching a number of older movies. Stuff like:
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Xena: Warrior Princess
Jason and the Argonauts
The Oddyssey
Clash of the Titans (Harry Hamlin version - still haven't seen the new one, not sure I want to).

I like the idea of a small group of warriors going out with a shield, a spear, a sword, and a helmet (and maybe some body armor) to kick some butt and become heroes.

There are two versions of the game, the "1972" version, and the Revised version. I'm probably going to go with Revised, as it does not go the AD&D route, and get a lot more complicated. It just adds classes and options. And the Revised version has been getting semi-regular updates in the web magazine Minotaur.

My only serious issue with this game is that it is pdf-only. No print versions available. So I'll likely have to go to Staples and get a bound copy made, if I get a chance to run this.


Matt said...

I ran it as a play-by-email game with some friends, and enjoyed it. There are many clever mechanics in those rules.

Ian said...

Yes. I made some changes to the rules (eliminating the Grace attribute), but it's a good set and a lot of fun to play.

ze bulette said...

I've been really attracted to M&M, and have to admit that I've been loading up on the Titans, Argonauts, and Xena in the last year too!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

My 11 year old son loves M&M, he keeps trying to run a game based on the Argos.