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Myriador
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Myriador Logo as used on d20 conversions
Outline
Name Myriador
Foundation 2003
Key People Mike Dymond (MD); Jamie Wallis (principal converter/author)
Products d20 System Conversions
Homepage www.myriador.com


Myriador is a company which has converted a number of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks into D20 System format.

BackgroundEdit

Myriador describe themselves as:

A group of experienced role-play fanatics based in England who thought it would be cool to earn a living through the hobby we love ... Our aim was to produce role-play material that we want to use. We aimed to produce modules and games that are of the highest quality, at the most reasonable prices, with as many useful extras as possible, to make the DM and players' experience as fun and hassle free as possible.[1]

d20 System ConversionsEdit

Myriador began by converting Fighting Fantasy gamebooks into D20 System modules. The first to be converted were The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Caverns of the Snow Witch. These were launched by Myriador at Gen Con Europe on the 18th April 2003 and apparently were well received by gamers at the convention.[2]

Steve Jackson signed copies of his books, the re-releases by Wizard Books, and the new d20 Fighting Fantasy scenarios produced by Myriador along with author Jamie Wallis, who produced the conversions, as well as the artists. In the conversions, Myriador used the same Fighting Fantasy Logo used by Wizard Books, and used the same artwork as on the Wizard Books re-releases. At Gen Con Jackson played the d20 conversion of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first time he had ever played any d20 game. The scenario was run by its author Jamie Wallis who pitted Steve and Mike Dymond (Myriador's MD) against the many perils found within the Warlock's lair. Dymond said "Overall the weekend was a great success ... We sold a good number of modules, Warlock selling a little better than Caverns. The response from the public was fantastic, many gamers remember Fighting Fantasy fondly, often it was their introduction into role-playing."[2]

ConversionsEdit

The following books have thus far been converted:

In Japan and BrazilEdit

Myriador completed a deal with Kokusai Tsushinsha in Osaka, Japan that allows them to licence, translate and release the Myriador modules in Japanese and publish them in Japan.[3]

Myriador also have teamed up with Caladwin in Brazil to bring the d20 Fighting Fantasy adventures to South America.[4]

Comparison to Original BooksEdit

The conversions include changes to accommodate more Player Characters (the originals being solo adventurers). Some extra detail is added to the adventures' backgrounds and the conversions give names for many NPCs who were otherwise unnamed in the original books. There are also additional maps to further illuminate hitherto uncharted regions and cities, such as a full map of Fang and of Kharé. For more complete details, please see the articles concerning the individual conversions.

CanonEdit

Titannica has a canon policy in which the Myriador conversions have been categorised as apocrypha. In essence this means that the details contained within the conversions can be considered as official material to be included in the make-up of the world of Titan, but where the Myriador material conflicts with canon sources, the canon wins out. For example in the naming of The Healer in Caverns of the Snow Witch.

DownloadsEdit

In addition to the material available in published form, downloads are also available for the adventures. They consist of pre-generated character sheets, pages of one-page illustrations from the books and other items.

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Myriador
  2. 2.0 2.1 Myriador News
  3. Myriador News - 'Konichi-wa Myriador San'
  4. Myriador News -FF in Brazil

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