Will (or Should) Mythic power exist in 2nd Edition?


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Curious if there will be some form of Mythic in 2nd edition.

I know its rather early, but because it is built into Golarion /setting already, just thinking how it will be handled in the new edition.


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I think we're getting mythic through legendary skill powers.


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They've already implied that if they do end up doing Mythic, it's most likely to be represented by characters being bumped up a tier (ie, Master when you would otherwise be Expert). Mythic would itself be added as a proficiency tier after Legendary, allowing even crazier stunts.

That said, they aren't developing mythic at this time and it won't be in the CRB. But the core structure of the game is already set up in such a way as to allow it.


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I could get behind that sort of Mythic. The problem with Mythic Adventures was it seemed like it was just "Moar numbers!!111oneoneone". So I could definitely get behind a revamped Mythic that changes the fundamental nature of a character rather than just giving the character higher numbers. Hopefully if any of the legendary skill powers are too over the top they'll get put aside for the new Mythic Heroes book.


Yeah, I'd be game for that too. It restricts the truly mythic abilities to level 13+ when you would otherwise gain Legendary in normal PF2, and would be a fun romp even at low levels with players who are experienced with PF2-as-published. Getting to wreck house with higher tier abilities at low level, having that anticipation of the more potent stuff in your character's future, but facing commensurately greater threats to go with that power.


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Jib916 wrote:

Curious if there will be some form of Mythic in 2nd edition.

I know its rather early, but because it is built into Golarion /setting already, just thinking how it will be handled in the new edition.

I doubt it, unfortunately. I really liked mythic adventures (it’s one of my favourite PF1 expansions) but it was not well received. I think it will be quite some time before they’d revisit the concept.


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I want Mythic!


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I really liked Mythic Adventures and would like to see the system get a revision for 2nd edition.


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I like mythic but it d3finitely needs a more robust playtest. A really, really robust playtest. With better attention paid to making sure casters cant just snap the game in half like uncooked spaghetti


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I hope its optional expansion and not core.

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Fuzzypaws wrote:

They've already implied that if they do end up doing Mythic, it's most likely to be represented by characters being bumped up a tier (ie, Master when you would otherwise be Expert). Mythic would itself be added as a proficiency tier after Legendary, allowing even crazier stunts.

This is a really good idea. It seems like a great way forward. Still able to tell and play through mythic storylines (Example: Test of Starstone) without adding to much number crunch and complexity!

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Mythic was great in theory. But it fell apart in practice.I bet they could do a much better job the second time round.

But it probably has as much chance of being updated an expanded as Words of Power or any of the other subsystems. I imagine the designers would rather do something new and different rather than re-do something they already designed/


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I'd personally rather they make sure L1-20 works as advertised before spending time and effort bolting more subsystems onto it.


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I use Mythic Adventures in my games and quite enjoy it. I hope there is room down the line for the system to be updated for PF second edition.


I always kinda liked Epic system a bit more. Mythic low level chars feel really weird since it is clearly a tier "above" lvl20. If they put it as a level above "Legendary" then it's great, since it becomes high-level only as it should.


I hope so, as it seems so far characters are going to be far less powerful than in 1e


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Don't know about a Mythic or Epic system, but I'd quite like to see a decent amount of support for the level 20 game so we at least get some use out of our capstones ;)

Scarab Sages

They could always just increase the level cap to 30 and add 10 levels worth of Powers I MEAN FEATS that are suited to Epic I MEAN MYTHIC play.


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If any optional system deserves a second chance, I think Mythic does. PF2 seems like a much more stable and modular foundation, which I think might lend itself to support these optional rules more


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Sign me up for a properly crafted Mythic system up to 30 or so at least.


I'd like to see Mythic.

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