History TabletopGame / Mystara

16th Dec '16 5:24:51 PM Xtifr
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'''Mystara''', also known as the ''Known World'', is the default setting for the Frank Mentzer version of Classic TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (the Basic, Expert, Companion, Master and Immortal sets, and the Rules Cyclopedia by Creator/AaronAllston, which compiled the rules from the first four sets into one volume). It was also the setting of the Capcom D&D games and the ''Red Steel'' sub-setting.

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'''Mystara''', ''Mystara'', also known as the ''Known World'', is the default setting for the Frank Mentzer version of Classic TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (the Basic, Expert, Companion, Master and Immortal sets, and the Rules Cyclopedia by Creator/AaronAllston, which compiled the rules from the first four sets into one volume). It was also the setting of the Capcom D&D games and the ''Red Steel'' sub-setting.
12th Nov '16 5:04:33 PM nombretomado
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** Dragon Magazine's ''Voyages of the Princess Ark'' series by Bruce Heard, in which Mystara's outlying regions were vastly expanded upon, contained non-stop Shout Outs to everything from ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies to JohnWayne.

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** Dragon Magazine's ''Voyages of the Princess Ark'' series by Bruce Heard, in which Mystara's outlying regions were vastly expanded upon, contained non-stop Shout Outs to everything from ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies to JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne.
4th Sep '16 4:36:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture Mystara is made of this trope. A ''partial'' list includes: Karameikos (Balkan Slavic, with Byzantine influence from their Thyatian neighbors/conquerors), [[ArabianNightsDays Ylaruam]], Nouvelle Averoigne (Renaissance France by way of Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith), [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Klantyre]], [[TorosYFlamenco Belcadiz]], Caurenze (Renaissance Italy, Court of the Borgias-style), Bergdhoven (Flanders), Boldavia (Transylvania), [[AlohaHawaii Ierendi]], The Northern Reaches (Scandinavia), Heldann (TheTeutonicKnights), Ethengar (Mongol hordes), The Atruaghin Clans (various American Indian cultures), Thyatis (with the Thyatians proper as the classic [[TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]], the Kerendans as the Greek-influenced Eastern Empire, and the Hattians as the [[ThoseWackyNazis Germanic]] Holy Roman Empire), [[AncientEgypt Thothia]], and [[SimSimSalabim Sind]]. ''Many'' more exist in the {{Hollow World}}, Red Steel, and lunar (yes) areas of the setting.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture Mystara is made of this trope. A ''partial'' list includes: Karameikos (Balkan Slavic, with Byzantine influence from their Thyatian neighbors/conquerors), [[ArabianNightsDays Ylaruam]], Nouvelle Averoigne (Renaissance France by way of Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith), [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Klantyre]], [[TorosYFlamenco Belcadiz]], Caurenze (Renaissance Italy, Court of the Borgias-style), Bergdhoven (Flanders), Boldavia (Transylvania), [[AlohaHawaii Ierendi]], The Northern Reaches (Scandinavia), Heldann (TheTeutonicKnights), (UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights), Ethengar (Mongol hordes), The Atruaghin Clans (various American Indian cultures), Thyatis (with the Thyatians proper as the classic [[TheRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]], the Kerendans as the Greek-influenced Eastern Empire, and the Hattians as the [[ThoseWackyNazis Germanic]] Holy Roman Empire), [[AncientEgypt Thothia]], and [[SimSimSalabim Sind]]. ''Many'' more exist in the {{Hollow World}}, Red Steel, and lunar (yes) areas of the setting.
25th Aug '16 4:07:52 AM Underachiever
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Aranea are a race of 4ft long, 2ft wide spiders with greater-than-human intelligence (minimum Intelligence of 12 in 2e; human average Intelligence in 2e is 8-10) and a powerful affinity for magic and psionics. They're capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting between a singular "humanoid form" that can appear as anything from the size of a goblin to the size of a gnoll, as well as taking a hybrid humanoid/spider form. Though feared as AlwaysChaoticEvil InUniverse, they're actually arrogant, manipulative {{Jerkass}}es at worst, with a typical racial alignment of Neutral. They secretly run the Magocracy of Hareth from behind the scenes.

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Aranea are a race of 4ft long, 2ft wide spiders with greater-than-human intelligence (minimum Intelligence of 12 in 2e; human average Intelligence in 2e is 8-10) and a powerful affinity for magic and psionics. They're capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting between a singular "humanoid form" that can appear as anything from the size of a goblin to the size of a gnoll, as well as taking a hybrid humanoid/spider form. Though feared as AlwaysChaoticEvil InUniverse, they're actually arrogant, manipulative {{Jerkass}}es at worst, with a typical racial alignment of Neutral. They secretly run the Magocracy of Hareth Herath from behind the scenes.



* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They really are.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They really are. ''The Dwarves of Rockhome'' reveals that their patron Immortal made them this way on purpose so [[spoiler:they'd always be resistant to poison and radiation and have ready-made fallout shelters in case of another disaster like the destruction of Blackmoor.]]
20th May '16 5:40:01 AM Paireon
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* EvilSorcerer: Bargle the Infamous
* FantasyCounterpartCulture Mystara is made of this trope. A ''partial'' list includes: Karameikos (Balkan Slavic, with Byzantine influence from their Thyatian neighbors/conquerors), [[ArabianNightsDays Ylaruam]], Nouvelle Averoigne (Renaissance France by way of Clark Ashton Smith), [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Klantyre]], [[TorosYFlamenco Belcadiz]], Caurenze (Renaissance Italy, Court of the Borgias-style), Bergdhoven (Flanders), Boldavia (Transylvania), [[AlohaHawaii Ierendi]], The Northern Reaches and Heldann (Scandinavia), Ethengar (Mongol hordes), The Atruaghin Clans (various American Indian cultures), Thyatis (with the Thyatians proper as the classic [[TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]], the Kerendans as the Greek-influenced Eastern Empire, and the Hattians as the [[ThoseWackyNazis Germanic]] Holy Roman Empire), [[AncientEgypt Thothia]], and [[SimSimSalabim Sind]]. ''Many'' more exist in the Hollow World, Red Steel, and lunar (yes) areas of the setting.

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* EvilSorcerer: Bargle the Infamous
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture Mystara is made of this trope. A ''partial'' list includes: Karameikos (Balkan Slavic, with Byzantine influence from their Thyatian neighbors/conquerors), [[ArabianNightsDays Ylaruam]], Nouvelle Averoigne (Renaissance France by way of Clark Ashton Smith), Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith), [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Klantyre]], [[TorosYFlamenco Belcadiz]], Caurenze (Renaissance Italy, Court of the Borgias-style), Bergdhoven (Flanders), Boldavia (Transylvania), [[AlohaHawaii Ierendi]], The Northern Reaches and Heldann (Scandinavia), Heldann (TheTeutonicKnights), Ethengar (Mongol hordes), The Atruaghin Clans (various American Indian cultures), Thyatis (with the Thyatians proper as the classic [[TheRomanEmpire Roman Empire]], the Kerendans as the Greek-influenced Eastern Empire, and the Hattians as the [[ThoseWackyNazis Germanic]] Holy Roman Empire), [[AncientEgypt Thothia]], and [[SimSimSalabim Sind]]. ''Many'' more exist in the Hollow World, {{Hollow World}}, Red Steel, and lunar (yes) areas of the setting.



* GrimUpNorth: Denegoth

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* GrimUpNorth: DenegothDenegoth.
4th Apr '16 10:41:27 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Aranea are a race of 4ft long, 2ft wide spiders with greater-than-human intelligence (minimum Intelligence of 12 in 2e; human average Intelligence in 2e is 8-10) and a powerful affinity for magic and psionics. They're capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting between a singular "humanoid form" that can appear as anything from the size of a goblin to the size of a gnoll, as well as taking a hybrid humanoid/spider form. Though feared as AlwaysChaoticEvil InUniverse, they're actually arrogant, manipulative {{Jerkass}}es at worst, with a typical racial alignment of Neutral. They secretly run the Magocracy of Hareth from behind the scenes.
2nd Apr '16 11:56:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* [=MegaCorp=]: The Minrothad Guilds are organized like a massive medieval-era version.

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* [=MegaCorp=]: MegaCorp: The Minrothad Guilds are organized like a massive medieval-era version.



* SpaceFillingEmpire: Done with the first map ever printed of the planet Mystara, which depicted a major hunk of continent as "the Empire of Dorfin IV", and showed the Empire of Thyatis (whose actual boundaries were much less) encompassing the entire "Known World" region. Averted and Lampshaded by Bruce Heard's Voyages of the Princess Ark article series, which revealed this map to be a complete fraud, perpetuated by a Deadpan Snarker who'd named its various Space Filling Empires after his wife, his mistress, and his dog.

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* SpaceFillingEmpire: Done with the first map ever printed of the planet Mystara, which depicted a major hunk of continent as "the Empire of Dorfin IV", and showed the Empire of Thyatis (whose actual boundaries were much less) encompassing the entire "Known World" region. Averted and Lampshaded by Bruce Heard's Voyages of the Princess Ark article series, which revealed this map to be a complete fraud, perpetuated by a Deadpan Snarker DeadpanSnarker who'd named its various Space Filling Empires after his wife, his mistress, and his dog.
2nd Apr '16 11:52:00 PM Theriocephalus
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The path to Immortality can be chosen by high level Player Characters. Actually, almost every Immortal (see OurGodsAreDifferent) once was a mortal creature. WordOfGod aknowledges that there ''are'' are few well hidden Immortals that never were (it is hinted that they could be resident Old Ones or some other truly Higher power in disgise (Old Ones being to Immortals what Immortals are to mortals).
* BigScrewedUpFamily: several, most prominently the d'Ambervilles, the di Malapietras, the Torions of Thyatis and the Alphatian Imperial Family.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The path to Immortality can be chosen by high level Player Characters. Actually, almost every Immortal (see OurGodsAreDifferent) once was a mortal creature. WordOfGod aknowledges that there ''are'' are few well hidden Immortals that never were (it is hinted that they could be resident Old Ones or some other truly Higher power in disgise (Old disguise, Old Ones being to Immortals what Immortals are to mortals).
* BigScrewedUpFamily: several, Several, most prominently the d'Ambervilles, the di Malapietras, the Torions of Thyatis and the Alphatian Imperial Family.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Diaboli, who look like {{Big Red Devils}} (only purple), but who are actually a friendly, gentle, peaceful race with a racial alignment of ChaoticGood.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Diaboli, who look like {{Big Red Devils}} Devil}}s (only purple), but who are actually a friendly, gentle, peaceful race with a racial alignment of ChaoticGood.
7th Mar '16 2:08:39 AM porphyre77
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The path to Immortality can be chosen by high level Player Characters. Actually, almost every Immortal (see OurGodsAreDifferent) once was a mortal creature. WordOfGod aknowledges that there ''are'' are few well hidden Immortals that never were (it is hinted that they could be resident Old Ones or some other truly Higher power in disgise (Old Ones being to Immortals what Immortals are to mortals).
7th Feb '16 5:48:45 AM Sharlee
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* ItRunsInTheFamily: The d'Ambervilles of Glantri, whose first appearance in "X2: Castle Amber" contributed a ''lot'' to the setting's zany streak.
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