What is Mazes & Minotaurs ?
Mazes & Minotaurs is what the first fantasy roleplaying game could have been if its authors had taken their inspiration from Jason & the Argonauts (yes, the 1963 movie with all the cool Ray Harryhausen monsters) and Homer’s Odyssey rather than from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or Poul Anderson’s Three Hearts & Three Lions. In other words, Mazes & Minotaurs is :
- a nostalgic pastiche of early fantasy roleplaying games
- a tongue-in-cheek tribute to old-school gaming
- a complete and fully playable roleplaying game !
If you want to read the game right now, just download the PDF version of the original M&M rules !
Important note n°1 : Do not open directly the PDF file (it is HUGE). Right-click and select « save target as... » !
Important note n°2 : Apparently, a few people have difficulties downloading the PDF – Excessive file size ? Low connection speed ? Weird software compatibility problems that Man was not Meant to Know ? For now, the explanation remains a mystery... but if you DO belong to this unfortunate lot, don't despair and go here for an alternate solution.
If you want to know more about the game, how it got started and where this weird idea comes from, click here. If you're already into Mazes & Minotaurs and would like to know about scenarios and supplements – well, guess what ?
You may also want to e-mail me, join the ever-expanding Mazes & Minotaurs Yahoo newsgroup or check a page full of Praise about Mazes & Minotaurs.
07/31/2006 : The Unveiled Addenda, a compilation of additional rules for Mazes & Minotaurs is available here !
06/01/2006 : The Hekatoteratos, a manual of 100 new creatures for Mazes & Minotaurs, is available here !
03/27/2006 : Myth & Magic, the second supplement for Mazes & Minotaurs, is available here !
01/26/2006 : Men & Monsters, the first supplement for Mazes & Minotaurs, is available here !