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Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on August 18, 2002, 12:12:43 AM
King Arthur is alive and tending bar in New York.

The Three Wise Men are searching the Nevada desert for a boy named Jesse.

Hercules is a construction worker from Detroit.

Everyone has a story. Some are just more interesting than others.

That's why they keep getting retold.

MODERN MYTHS
~a game of living legends~
http://www.key20.com/modernmyths


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: hardcoremoose on August 18, 2002, 07:28:47 AM
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The Three Wise Men are searching the Nevada desert for a boy named Jesse.


And here I thought your next game would shy away from controversy.

Sounds great.

- Scott


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: efindel on August 18, 2002, 08:04:06 AM
And here I thought you guys would be publishing Jeff Dee's Living Legends game... ah, well.

--Travis


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: peteramthor on August 18, 2002, 12:18:24 PM
So whats the release date for Living Legends, or at least a year estimate.

Later.

PeterAmthor
is selling everything
http://peteramthor.darkgod.net


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on August 18, 2002, 12:21:45 PM
Living Legends will be out this winter.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: peteramthor on August 19, 2002, 01:12:59 AM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Living Legends will be out this winter.


Cool can add that to the short list of games I am buying.  

Currently it consists of:

Living Legends
2nd (thats just looks so damn good)
the next Little Fears book, file, whatever you put out
Kult: Beyond the Veil
and Mak Attack sourcebook for UA.

Thats about it.  You currently hold three of the five slots of things I am going to buy.  Congrats.

Now if I can just get the time to run something.

PeterAmthor
is selling everything
http://peteramthor.darkgod.net


Title: Dice mechanics
Post by: Daymon Mills on September 03, 2002, 04:50:06 PM
Sounds very interesting, will it use similar dice mechanics
as with your earlier game?


Title: Re: NEW GAME: LIVING LEGENDS
Post by: jburneko on September 03, 2002, 04:56:08 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair

The Three Wise Men are searching the Nevada desert for a boy named Jesse.


Someone should tell them that they're too far north and east.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Living In LA,
Jesse


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Sidhain on September 03, 2002, 08:08:22 PM
Well I hope nothing bad comes from the name since last I heard that was what Jeff Dee's reiteration of V&V was going to be called.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Comte on September 04, 2002, 09:06:31 PM
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Well I hope nothing bad comes from the name since last I heard that was what Jeff Dee's reiteration of V&V was going to be called.


V&V for some reason that calls to mind Voltswagons and vagabonds.  Anywho yes the game dose look very cool and is on the list of things to do instead of buying food.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on December 15, 2002, 06:25:01 AM
So, how's this coming along?

And again, because it's an oldie but a goodie: what do the people do? Any specific reason these old legends are hanging around?


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on December 15, 2002, 12:06:51 PM
It's coming along quite well, actually. I'll probably push back the release date (surprise!) but only to make it that much cooler. It's not that the old legends are hanging around, but that various people embody the legends and their lives tend to mirror the legend's.

RE: Dice Mechanic

Damn, I totally missed this question. No, it does not use the LF system. It has its own pretty sweet mechanic.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Comte on December 16, 2002, 09:37:56 PM
Hola!  A few quick questions about Liveing Legends.  Unfortunatly most of them have to do with money :-( I know sorry to bother you about such boring stuff but I want to make sure I have enough so that I can snatch up a copy as soon as it is available.  So I'll need to know how much it will be costing...ballpark estimate mind you.  The way I manage money is I write down on the 20 dollar bill what I'm going to spend it all and tack it to the wall.  Right now I just need to know how much needs to go under the Key20 tack that's all.

Also you mentioned the release date might be pushed back a bit.  Any news on this?  This also effects the money under the tak because I will possibly be getting more between now and then and I don't want to loose my head with this years spending orgy.  Thanks for oyur time and your hard work, we are all looking forwards to liveing legends amongst my group of freinds.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on December 16, 2002, 10:10:18 PM
Wow, I really don't know about the price. The PDF release will probably be in April but I really don't know what the final price will be.

Sorry. ;(


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Comte on December 16, 2002, 10:48:25 PM
No worries then, if it is in april that is right around my birthday so it is a moot point as I will already have my money supply recharged then.  All is well.  Good now I have enough money to see Adaptaion twice.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on December 22, 2002, 08:55:05 PM
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It's not that the old legends are hanging around, but that various people embody the legends and their lives tend to mirror the legend's.


Okay, so how does this come up? Are there people hunting the legends? Are some legends keep on stirring up old battles? What's the deal with the troll on the Living Legends page? Any more details you can give us, setting-wise?

Thanks!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on December 22, 2002, 10:59:39 PM
Quote from: Spooky Fanboy
Are there people hunting the legends? Are some legends keep on stirring up old battles? What's the deal with the troll on the Living Legends page? Any more details you can give us, setting-wise?


the answers to your questions, in order, are:

a) yes. other legends.
b) yes.
c) it is a troglin, not a troll. it is bad bad news. the troll is its smaller, tamer child. trolls, also, are bad bad news.
d) it's set in modern day, with the legends of the earth roaming free. and that's all i'll say for now.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on December 23, 2002, 10:53:44 PM
For those who are anticipating Modern Myths (or who just want to know more about), the 12 and final gift may interest you: http://www.key20.com/12games


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on December 24, 2002, 05:59:48 AM
SWEET!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Andy Kitkowski on December 24, 2002, 09:44:01 AM
OK, I just saw your 12 Games of Xmas thing. I'm usually not particularly moved by splash art, but the layout and intro text was just too much together.

In other words,

MORE. INFO. NOW!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on December 26, 2002, 06:14:02 PM
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MORE. INFO. NOW!


As much as I hate empty "me, too!" posts, well....me, too, dammit!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on January 03, 2003, 07:04:00 PM
Any chance, at least, that the website for Modern Myths is going to be updated?


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 03, 2003, 11:14:57 PM
As it gets closer to MM's release, the site will be updated.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on January 21, 2003, 05:39:21 AM
Okay, so...how's this thing progressing?


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 21, 2003, 07:35:36 AM
It's coming along fine.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on February 09, 2003, 06:56:02 PM
Just a quick update: Modern Myths is sailing pretty smooth. Currently, I'm reworking a few mechanics and expanding the "World of Myth" guidelines. Also, playtest continues and final art (by the awesome Gregory Pogorzelski) will be in within a few months. After that, it's editing and layout then...RELEASE!

An early summer date is still right on track!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on February 09, 2003, 08:04:07 PM
Glad to hear it!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on March 17, 2003, 11:54:04 AM
A game I haven't heard anything about in awhile. How's it coming? When shall it see print?


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on March 17, 2003, 02:22:21 PM
Actually, I'm going to have a very big Key 20 announcement in a few weeks. Yeah, I know every company has its "very big" news but, trust me, this is very big as far as I'm concerned and will bring about a whole lotta goodness and only a tiny bit of not-so-goodness.

I will make the announcement (come Hell or high-water) on April 7th.

APRIL 7TH

Mark your calendars.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Comte on April 21, 2003, 06:50:30 PM
Alright I do my best not to pester.  But my birthday is coming up and I was wondering how modern myths is coming along.  Its important because it will either become modern myths and other non alchoholic items or scotch.  I'm still not sure which, I figgure Modern Myths not coming out soon will be good enough reason for an alchohol binge.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Spooky Fanboy on April 21, 2003, 07:53:49 PM
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Alright I do my best not to pester.


See, that's what is great about being me: I don't care. If nothing else, I feel a little better that I'm letting someone know that someone likes their work and is eager to see it. Plus, if they shut me up by throwing some playtest info at me, so much the better. ;-)

If they ignore me, or tell me to go away, what have I lost?

BTW, Jason, what's up with Modern Myths and Wyrd is Bond? ;-)


Title: so...jonesing...
Post by: kregmosier on July 09, 2003, 06:57:47 AM
arghhhh...i want my Modern Myths! ;)  Any more News on a release date?  


-k



"SO, John Henry, the luddite SOB that he is, has destroyed 3 of Gawain's vehicles and at this rate, Mordred's Investment Bankers are gonna be on our ASS within a day..."


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on July 09, 2003, 07:06:01 AM
Modern Myths will see PDF release shortly after Wyrd is Bond is released in hardcopy. So expect it in Oct/Nov.


Title: question deux
Post by: kregmosier on July 10, 2003, 05:51:11 AM
So...would it be safe to assume here that Modern Myths is a .pdf add-on to Wyrd is Bond then, or no?  Is it a seperate stand-alone product?
Believe me, if i wasn't so excited about the game, I'd leave you alone, but my giddyness is reaching a fever pitch. ;)

-kreg



"With the taking of the Two Towers by Morgana's Troglin martyrs, John Henry and I were left with two choices...continue our search for my Spear on the Eastern Seaboard, or travel West and meet up with Paul and Babe near Wisconsin.  Either way, the stigmata on the side of my chest was beginning to weep and I wasn't going to last much longer. "


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on July 10, 2003, 06:33:24 AM
Modern Myths is a stand-alone game that just happens to mesh nicely with Wyrd is Bond. Their systems are quite similar, though, which I like. After Wyrd is Bond is finished, it's just a matter of tweaking, editing, and laying out Modern Myths for sale.


Title: coool!!
Post by: kregmosier on July 10, 2003, 09:31:06 AM
EXCELLENT!!

Man, i can't WAIT. ;)  (or, rather, Longinus and John Henry can't wait...)


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Comte on October 06, 2003, 04:42:05 PM
By the way how is Modern Myths coming along?  After al this time I am still excited about playing it and I just got this new concept idea thingus that Modern Myths would be useful reading for.  As such not only do I want to play it but I want to use it to help make my ouwn ideas boil and fester.  So I need an update of some sort, anything...please.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on October 07, 2003, 10:03:03 AM
Modern Myths is good. I'm finishing up Wyrd is Bond to get it to the printer and then it's a matter of updating Modern Myths, laying it out with Gregory Pogorzelski's amazing art, and releasing the PDF. Late Nov/Early Dec, I'd guess.


Title: Novemeber can't come soon enough!
Post by: kregmosier on October 10, 2003, 06:23:47 AM
Awesome news, Jason...this may well be the #1 game I'm looking forward to.  Can't wait for more info, teasers, etc.

-kreg


"Betsy's house in Ohio offered some shelter from Morganas forces thanks to Harry's 'Aether of Obfuscation' trick.  The old girl never looked better, her present incarnation being that of a sun-kissed california girl never without a needle and thread sticking out of her mouth like some kind of tethered toothpick.  Her stitchwork and Houdini's poultices had saved my life, but I knew she kept beating herself up over Paul.  She couldn't have done anything anyway...Mordred's poisoned blade had hit its mark and he died in the kind of agonizing way I'd only seen once before...long, long ago.

Babe gave a little grunt just then and laid her massive head in my lap as if joining me in my somber thoughts.  Damn this war...Damn this Spear...and most of all Damn Morgana and her Son.  As a Centurion I felt in my heart of hearts we would eventually win this war, but how many good men and women had to die?"


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: urbwar on October 11, 2003, 01:34:30 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Modern Myths is good. I'm finishing up Wyrd is Bond to get it to the printer and then it's a matter of updating Modern Myths, laying it out with Gregory Pogorzelski's amazing art, and releasing the PDF. Late Nov/Early Dec, I'd guess.


Jason,

Any chance this will be available for print on demand via rpgnow or some other source? I've been looking forward to this one, and while I like pdf's, nothing beats a book in your hands. Plus, I got spoiled when I got a printed copy of Charnel Gods from Scott from his limited print run..


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on October 12, 2003, 07:06:01 PM
I may do a print short run or POD of Modern Myths. Right now though, I'm too busy concentrating on Wyrd is Bond. ;)


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: urbwar on October 12, 2003, 07:36:34 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
I may do a print short run or POD of Modern Myths. Right now though, I'm too busy concentrating on Wyrd is Bond. ;)


I hear you. That looks interesting, but I've been interested in Modern Myths since you first announced it. Really looking forward to this one. Probably as much as I did Little Fears


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Ninchen on December 26, 2003, 03:58:40 PM
Any news about MM? Didn't you plan to release it at December?
So, what's up?


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 07, 2004, 06:58:46 AM
Modern Myths may be released as something else...by someone else. ;)

I'll keep ya posted.


Title: OH NOS!
Post by: kregmosier on January 07, 2004, 07:28:02 AM
*CRY*

say it ain't so...or at least say it won't be yet another d20 add-on/splat-book. ;)

-kreg


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 07, 2004, 08:41:46 AM
It won't be a d20 book. ;)


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Ninchen on January 07, 2004, 11:08:38 AM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Modern Myths may be released as something else...by someone else.


Argh! Darn!


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: urbwar on January 07, 2004, 12:01:42 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Modern Myths may be released as something else...by someone else. ;)

I'll keep ya posted.


I hope that means it will be coming out sooner rather than later. Though the something else part kind of worries me. I hope that doesn't mean a major change in the setting, because I thought the setting concept really rocked.

Still, seeing it come out is something I am still currently looking forward to.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 07, 2004, 12:18:48 PM
Slight tweaks in setting but only things I planned anyway. Nothing is final, yet, however.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: urbwar on January 07, 2004, 12:25:41 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Slight tweaks in setting but only things I planned anyway. Nothing is final, yet, however.


Well, that's reassuring then. I'm still looking forward to it at this time, as I have since it was announced.

I just hope this means a print version might see the light of day


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: Jason L Blair on January 07, 2004, 04:49:16 PM
Your hope will be fulfilled.


Title: NEW GAME: MODERN MYTHS
Post by: urbwar on January 07, 2004, 05:38:34 PM
Quote from: Jason L Blair
Your hope will be fulfilled.


Awesome! I'd buy it if it was on pdf, but I just love having a book in front of me


Title: great news..
Post by: kregmosier on January 08, 2004, 09:34:51 AM
excellent...my tears have subsided.  

I thank you and John Henry & Longinus thank you.  Mordred is not so full of cheer now that there's a good chance they'll still get to fight the good fight against him...god knows he'll probably just run off to his moms penthouse apartment for help once he understands the implications of this news. ;)

-kreg