Category Archives: Mazes & Minotaurs

Minotaur #9

In case you’ve missed the announcement elsewhere, the mighty and wonderful Olivier Legrand has released issue #9 of The Minotaur, the unbelievably awesome free webzine/PDF that supports Mazes & Minotaurs. I freely heap this praise upon the mag even though I haven’t personally contributed for quite a while now 🙂

Speaking of my own contributions to the M&M ouvre, it looks like Olivier has combed through the back issues of The Minotaur and done a nice bit of work repackaging connected articles into fresh compilations. He calls them Minotaur Classics, and though I hesitate to apply such a bold label to my own Against Atlantis! trilogy, I’ll readily attest to the great value in the other compilations.

Anyway, if by some sad twist of fate you haven’t experienced the greatness that is Mazes & Minotaurs, then get thee to downloading. There’s more meat on this entirely free buffet than you can shake a caduceus at.

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Vikings & Valkyries – M&M With Horned Helmets!

My old pal Olivier Legrand, the mastermind behind Mazes & Minotaurs, has finally released the long-awaited Vikings & Valkyries! But rather than paraphrase, I’ll just quote:


Well, the title says it all, doesn’t it? Mazes & Minotaurs goes Norse with this 100% new and 100% free supplement detailing the alternate game setting of Midgard – a whole new world of adventure to explore, conquer and plunder!

This 50-page, fully illustrated and bookmarked PDF book includes:

  • Rules for creating Norse adventurers, including the new Viking class and rules for playing Elves, Dwarves and (yes!) Half-Giants – as well as simple conversions of existing M&M classes into Valkyries, Berserkers, Princes and other archetypes of Norse legends
  • New combat options – including rules for going berserk, breaking shields and maiming opponents!
  • Rules for drinking contests and other manly Viking games!
  • Rules for Ice Elementalism!
  • An overview of the new world of Midgard (including an original map) and its otherworldly surrounding realms, from Asgard to Jotunheim!
  • Many new creatures – including several types of Giants and Trolls!
  • A collection of typical Norse mythic items – including Mjolnir!
  • The usual M&M mix of faux retro pastiche, kitsch homage and old school goodness!

So by Odin, what are you waiting for? Put on your horned helmet, swing your battle axe at those pesky historians who insist on telling you that horned helmets never existed and go get your free PDF of Vikings & Valkyries from the regular Revised Mazes & Minotaurs website:

Or directly from the following webpage:

Vikings & Valkyries: a whole new world of adventure!

So what are you waiting for? Get to downloading already!

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Minotaur (Not Quarterly) #7!

My old pal Olivier Legrand, he of the majesty that is Mazes & Minotaurs (and he who gave me my start in recent geek publication) has released Minotaur #7. This monster clocks in at 80 pages and proves once again that just because a game is “small” doesn’t mean it’s unsupported.

Check out #7 (and all the rest, including 1-4, where yours truly contributed some adventures and such) at the Minotaur page.

If by some chance you’ve not had the pleasure of digging into M&M, for the love of Zeus check it out!

The 1987 Revised Rules are probably the easiest jumping on point. But consider a look at the 1972 Original Rules as well.

And if you like what you see, definitely dive into the epic adventure known as The Tomb of the Bull King. It is nothing short of amazing.

Finally, drop by the M&M Yahoo Group. It’s full of friendly and insightful people pushing the boundaries of what M&M can do.

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