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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2020, 07:27:38 pm »
Didn't ICE/Rolemaster have a setting for Greece?
That's a little crunchy for me, but I'd like to check it anyways.

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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 07:35:58 pm »
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Didn't ICE/Rolemaster have a setting for Greece?
That's a little crunchy for me, but I'd like to check it anyways.

  Whew.  It might be nice as a setting book,  but rolemaster is not my flavor.  When you pull out the 5 page character sheet packed with lines to write on you lose me a little.

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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2020, 04:06:56 am »
I'm going to put a good word in for Agon (First edition, not second). The game is competitive with each player trying to outdo the others and the antagonist (GM) taking on quests delivered by the gods.

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2020, 04:20:54 am »
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You should try Heroes of Hellas, powered by Barbarians of Lemuria system.  Pulpy sword & sandal (& sorcery) action, plenty of mythical creatures, with nary a vanilla fantasy race in sight.

I second Heroes of Hellas. It's about my favourite "spin off" of BoL.

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2020, 09:08:07 pm »
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I second Heroes of Hellas. It's about my favourite "spin off" of BoL.

I was going to put in a word for Heroes of Hellas but I was too slow.  So I'll third it.

There is a setting for Savage Worlds called "Mythos" that is about a "heroic mythological representation of Ancient Greece."

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2020, 02:52:17 am »
One of the better d20 books from Mongoose was OGL Ancients.  Basically rules for playing Greek or Egyptian fantasy.  While still d20, it had a different magic system, different wound system
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 02:55:59 am »
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Didn't ICE/Rolemaster have a setting for Greece?
That's a little crunchy for me, but I'd like to check it anyways.


Yes. Mythic Greece. It was for Rolemaster and Fantasy Hero.
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 03:19:09 am »
2e D&D - H3 - The Glory of Rome.
This is a purely human only campaign and the only classes are Fighter, Cleric and Rogue, a few others are allows with DM permission and theres practically no monsters. Just people and predominantly animals.

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 03:28:32 am »
I was going to suggest Mythic Greece for Mythras, but it still doesn't actually exist.

An alternative for Mythras, if a fantasy Greece analogue is close enough for your needs, is Shores of Korantia for the Thennla setting. Technically, something called orcs do exist in the setting, but they are fat, foreign, human slavers with a reputation for violence and depravity. I'd say Korantia is much closer to Classical Greece than their neighbour the Taskan Empire is to Rome.

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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2020, 05:58:54 am »
I would like to mention a french game called Antika. The second edition is currently beeing funden on a fundraiser platform gameon tabletop. Not gonna post link even if its tempting, i dont know if its allowed. Anyway, it has a free great map of the mediterranean basin in ancient times on the site. You play as descendants of greek gods and fight your tragic fate while navigating adventures in the classical ancient greek mythos. Besides that there are big supplements like Argonautes, Troy and the bestiary. There are additional things in the second edition but it not realised so who knows if they will happen.

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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 07:21:48 am »
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Yes. Mythic Greece. It was for Rolemaster and Fantasy Hero.


I still have my copy.  Mythic Greece was fun and it has good background info, even if you don't use RM or FH.
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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2020, 09:25:42 am »
Lee Gold's Lands of Adventure has a nice ancient Greece booklet in the box.
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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2020, 11:08:00 am »
Ken Hite is working on a Greek setting for 5e.