Whether you seek action and adventure battling cultists in sun-drenched jungle temples, a shadowy mileu of dark words and impossible deeds, or a twisted mixture dredged up from the darkest recesses of imagination and nightmare, you will find the rules you need and the inspiration you desire within these pages.
One Overwhelming Truth
Behind every legend, every catastrophe, and every great act of evil throughout and before recorded history, is the secret knowlege that shatters men's minds like fragile glass- the dark influence of alien gods and powers beyond mortal comprehension, things man was not meant to know and things that your investigator must now face.
Body and Soul
In your battle against the dark forces, you not only risk life and limb, but your very sanity, and the innocence of your soul. Will you sacrifice yourself for the greater good, or run for the safety and sanctity of an asylum? Or will you use the knowledge you gain to turn back the tide of evil for another day?
Beyond Time and Space
Mythos Tales can be set in any period and any place. Included are guidelines to get you started with the most popular time eras: the gaslight era of the 1890s, the classic era of the 1920s, and the modern world of today. Explore the setting as best you see fit.
Campaign Styles and the Keeper
Four distinct styles impact how physical damage and mental anguish are handled. This allows you to effortlessly shape and direct the focus of your campaign, from the pulpiness of Heroic Horror to the grim desolation of the Dark Spiral. Insight and advice are offered to the Keeper concerning magic, modifying monsters, and creating adventures, as well as a detailed roster of supporting cast members, and comprehensive bestiary.
Infinite Opportunities for Adventure
Use Mysteries of Dark Manor or any of the other included Mythos Tales to begin your journey down the road to madness immediately, or use the Mythos Tale and Creature Generators to create whole new adventures of your own.