Today we look at an early time-travelling RPG.

“Man, Myth, & Magic is a fantasy role playing game set in the ancient world. A world seen not from our modern historical perception; but rather through the eyes of the people who lived it. A world filled with magic and sorcery, demons and monsters, and incredible powers and forces that hold the key to the domination of all mankind…

Reincarnate as an Egyptian sorceror, a British Druid, even, perhaps an Irish Leprechaun to face the might and mysteries of the ancient world.”

Man, Myth, & Magic [BOX SET]
1982 … Herbie Brennan … Yaquinto Publications 4306

Also credited with development is J. Stephen Peek. The artist is uncredited, but the cover art is signed “Hagen”. Interior illustrations are uncredited, as well as the cartography.

Several adventures followed up on the core box set, see the reference site page for more info.

MMM page at the reference site

MMM in stock in our shop

MMM available as a reprint at Precis Intermedia


The Trickster

This set has caused me some trouble in the used book trade. There is an unrelated encyclopedia set of the same name. Twice I’ve had folks buying this RPG set thinking it was the hardcover collection.


Man Myth Magic box set 01
A set that came through the shop in November 2015. Note the tiny (20-sided) percentile dice.
Man Myth Magic box lid
Box lid
Man Myth Magic box bottom
Box bottom
Man Myth Magic book 1
MMM Book 1

Man Myth Magic book 1 title page

Man Myth Magic book 1 a

Man Myth Magic book 1 b

Man Myth Magic book 2
MMM Book 2

Man Myth Magic book 2 a

Man Myth Magic book 2 b

Man Myth Magic book 2 c

Man Myth Magic book 2 d

Man Myth Magic book 2 e

Man Myth Magic book 2 f

Man Myth Magic book 2 g

Man Myth Magic book 3
MMM Book 3

Man Myth Magic book 3 a

Man Myth Magic book 3 b

Man Myth Magic book 3 c

Man Myth Magic book 3 d

Man Myth Magic book 3 e

MMM character sheet
Character sheet pad
Man Myth Magic mapsheet
All the maps in the book are collected on a very large, double-sided sheet.
Man Myth Magic mapsheet a
Stonehenge

Man Myth Magic mapsheet b