History VideoGame / Myth

15th May '17 10:24:37 PM BURGINABC
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* {{Misblamed}}: A big criticism of Myth 3 at release was the way it closed so much of the backstory that was left ambiguous in the games in ways the fans found unsatisfactory to say the least. It turns out all but a few added details (they had to make a full game out of it after all) were straight out of the GURPS book, which had it supplied by the original creative team.
** To add,while the TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} sourcebook for ''Myth'' did draw from the official UniverseBible made by Creator/{{Bungie}}, it still served as a WordOfDante, admitting that it "extrapolates heavily" on some areas where the details of TheVerse are a little vague (such as how the magic system works, which it adapts to Gurps standard.) It encourages individual {{Game Master}}s to [[RuleZero use, discard, or modify]] any of its fill-in-the-gaps explanations as they see fit. ''Myth III'' effectively canonized its speculation.
15th May '17 10:18:57 PM BURGINABC
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Probably the shortest "The Reason You Suck" speech ever: "Casualties!"
14th Dec '16 12:05:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* NightOfTheLivingMooks

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* NightOfTheLivingMooksNightOfTheLivingMooks: The Fallen use zombies as their mainstay foot soldiers and spectral javelin throwers as their main ranged units. Their elites and specialists are recruited from other living races, though.
14th Dec '16 12:01:03 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Soulblighter attempts to do this to Shiver by blowing up a dam, that would wash over both the Legion and her army. Possibly justified, since she had the only major force left between him and Alric and it was completely smashed on it's own. Still, you'd think he'd show her some mercy, considering they were married and had a son back in the Wolf Age. Of course, it is only speculation on the part of the narrator that she would perish from this; it takes a ''lot'' to permanently put down a Fallen Lord.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Soulblighter attempts to do this to Shiver by blowing up a dam, that would wash over both the Legion and her army. Possibly justified, since she had the only major force left between him and Alric and it was completely smashed on it's own. Still, you'd think he'd show her some mercy, considering they were married and had a son back in the Wolf Age. Of course, it is only speculation on the part of the narrator that she was unaware of this plan or would actually perish from this; it takes a ''lot'' to permanently put down a Fallen Lord.Lord, and her army was apparently made entirely of expendable undead Thralls.
30th Oct '16 10:18:09 AM nombretomado
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** The Avatara. [[AllThereInTheManual According to the]] {{GURPS}} book for the setting, they are required by long standing tradition to be experts with weapon combat, in addition to being magical powerhouses.

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** The Avatara. [[AllThereInTheManual According to the]] {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} book for the setting, they are required by long standing tradition to be experts with weapon combat, in addition to being magical powerhouses.



* ExpandedUniverse: The comic book and the {{GURPS}} ''Myth'' roleplaying game.

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* ExpandedUniverse: The comic book and the {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} ''Myth'' roleplaying game.



** According the the {{GURPS}} source book for Myth, this is something of the case with the warriors of the Legion. They are quite GenreSavvy about their status as the RedshirtArmy, understanding that their role on the battlefield is sometimes to pave the way for the success of other units by laying down their lives.

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** According the the {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} source book for Myth, this is something of the case with the warriors of the Legion. They are quite GenreSavvy about their status as the RedshirtArmy, understanding that their role on the battlefield is sometimes to pave the way for the success of other units by laying down their lives.
27th Oct '16 3:41:00 PM DustSnitch
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* BoringInvincibleHero: Connacht in the ''Myth III'', up to utterly exterminating a race no other human force had ever fought and lived, because he's just that {{badass}}. ''Twice''. The only battle he loses is also the only one where he doesn't fight personally.

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Connacht in the ''Myth III'', up to utterly exterminating a race no other human force had ever fought and lived, because he's just that {{badass}}.badass. ''Twice''. The only battle he loses is also the only one where he doesn't fight personally.
24th Aug '16 9:20:53 PM nombretomado
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Heavily inspired by the ''BlackCompany'' novels and battle scenes from ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', the games tell the story of an epic war between the living and TheUndead, led by the eponymous Fallen Lords. They represent one of the first attempts to create a strategy game with no base building, instead giving each side a fixed number of units per level. What also sets this game apart from many others is its highly realistic and revolutionary for its time physics engine. Almost everything is potentially a projectile and everything is affected by its surroundings. This creates a certain unpredictability on the battlefield and can lead to horrible/funny outcomes.

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Heavily inspired by the ''BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels and battle scenes from ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', the games tell the story of an epic war between the living and TheUndead, led by the eponymous Fallen Lords. They represent one of the first attempts to create a strategy game with no base building, instead giving each side a fixed number of units per level. What also sets this game apart from many others is its highly realistic and revolutionary for its time physics engine. Almost everything is potentially a projectile and everything is affected by its surroundings. This creates a certain unpredictability on the battlefield and can lead to horrible/funny outcomes.



** The whole tale is told from the view of low ranking soldiers, as inspired by the ''BlackCompany'' books.

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** The whole tale is told from the view of low ranking soldiers, as inspired by the ''BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' books.
14th Jul '16 8:55:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Soulblighter attempts to do this to Shiver by blowing up a dam, that would wash over both the Legion and her army. Possibly justified, since she had the only major force left between him and Alric and it was completely smashed on it's own. Still, you'd think he'd show her some mercy, considering they were married and had a son back in the Wolf Age.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Soulblighter attempts to do this to Shiver by blowing up a dam, that would wash over both the Legion and her army. Possibly justified, since she had the only major force left between him and Alric and it was completely smashed on it's own. Still, you'd think he'd show her some mercy, considering they were married and had a son back in the Wolf Age. Of course, it is only speculation on the part of the narrator that she would perish from this; it takes a ''lot'' to permanently put down a Fallen Lord.
14th Jul '16 8:37:42 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Total Codex - a biography on every person who will ever live. It gives more or less arbitrary information every time it's opened. Only the most skillful of mages can open it on a page that is actually relevant to their fate. ''Myth III'' retcons this somewhat by claiming that several important events were not written in the Codex.

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* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Total Codex - a biography on every person who will ever live. It gives more or less arbitrary information every time it's opened. Only the most skillful of mages can open it on a page that is actually relevant to their fate. ''Myth III'' retcons this somewhat by claiming that several important events were not written in the Codex.Codex; specifically, anything that could be used to avert destiny has critical details missing that will thwart the attempt.
14th Jul '16 8:29:42 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The third game (the canon status of which is disputed) establishes that ''every'' leveler is ultimately defeated, but each comes closer to a final victory. What alternates is what happens between levelers; for instance Moagim ended the Age of Reason and summoned the first Myrkridia into the world just before being cornered and defeated, and they slowly chipped away at civilization over centuries until they were defeated by the champion of the next cycle when only one city remained. In Balor's cycle the Leveler was defeated by literally the last army of the Light still standing after their homelands had already been conquered, and even then only barely; Soulblighter had similar success.
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