Playing Elthos RPG

What is Elthos RPG?

The Elthos RPG is a traditional style Role Playing Game that is supported by a wonderful Web Application named The Mythos Machine. Together they form a powerful combination that helps Gamemasters create their own unique Worlds and run their games with elegance and style. As a player you will create your own Characters who will have adventures in your Gamemaster's World. You can outfit your Characters with weapons, armor, equipment, select their class, skills powers, and race, depending on how the Gamemaster has built their World. Once the game begins you and your friends play adventures in the fictional World. The Gamemaster typically will describe the circumstances the player characters find themselves in, and play all of the other characters (and creatures) in the World. When your Character tries to do things dice are rolled to determine the outcome. And so a story gets created as you and your friends play their Characters. Both skill and luck determine where the story goes. It's awesome fun!

Here's what Elthos provides to Players...

Elthos Core Rules Book

Core Rules Book Layout The Elthos RPG Core Rules Book is the best way to familiarize yourself with how the Elthos RPG rules work. The Rules Book is the ideal companion to the Mythos Machine.

Elthos RPG is a highly distilled traditional style role playing game. It makes use of the “One Die System”. The ODS uses one six-sided die to determine all event and conflict resolution outcomes in the game. The ODS Mini-System has been play tested since 2007 with great success and a lot of wonderful worlds and Adventures have been created along the way! You can read many of them in these pages here: Elthos RPG Actual Play Stories

The ODS provides a fast-action system with tiny-numbers math so players can focus on the story and the action without getting overly bogged down by the minutia of the mechanics. But don't be lulled into thinking the game is simplistic just because of the ODS. As with all such games like Chess and Go, which have simple rules, the Elthos rules are sophisticated enough to allow for very complex strategies and tactics. Be aware. Study the rules carefully. Play Smart!

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The Mythos Machine is your online Character Manager. This handy web application allows you to Generate and store your Characters online. It handles all the calculations needed to prepare your Characters for adventuring through Elthos Worlds. You can select your Character's Race and Class, and add equipment, weapons, armor, spells and mystic powers, depending on what kind of World your Gamemaster has created. You can also record your Character's history, personality, goals and secrets throughout the Adventures you play to keep your personal notes, and record what your Character has achieved. And yes, you can also download your Character into a word document for local storage and printing. It's very convenient.

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The Mythos Machine is jam-packed with fresh and original content reflecting the imaginations of the Gamemasters using it. You log in, pick your Gamemaster, select the World you want to enter, and then you're ready to Generate or maintain your Characters in that World. You can have more than one Gamemaster, and as many Characters in the Mythos Machine as your Gamemasters allow.

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For Player Newbies: Hey! What the heck is a Gamemaster?!

The Gamemaster is your game’s referee and typically the author of the World you will be playing in. The Gamemaster will be keeping track of your Character's experiences, items, loot, game events, and story outcomes as well as describing what is happening around your characters as you play adventures in their World.

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Join now and play in the Worlds of the Elthos RPG!

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