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Minotaur Quarterly Issue 1 : Wonders & Perils of the Sea

Minotaur Quarterly Issue 1 : Wonders & Perils of the Sea

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The official webzine of Mazes and Minotaurs Revival
The official webzine of Mazes and Minotaurs Revival

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Published by: armornick on Jul 03, 2008
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Legendary Games Publishing proudly presents
 
MINOTAUR MINOTAUR MINOTAUR MINOTAUR 
Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly 
 
The Official WebzThe Official WebzThe Official WebzThe Official Webzine of the MAZES & MINOTAURS Revivaline of the MAZES & MINOTAURS Revivaline of the MAZES & MINOTAURS Revivaline of the MAZES & MINOTAURS Revival –  ––  – n° 1n° 1n° 1n° 1 ---- FallFallFallFall 2007200720072007
WONDERS & PERILS OF THE SEAWONDERS & PERILS OF THE SEAWONDERS & PERILS OF THE SEAWONDERS & PERILS OF THE SEA
SPECIAL DOUBLESPECIAL DOUBLESPECIAL DOUBLESPECIAL DOUBLE----SIZED FIRST ISSUESIZED FIRST ISSUESIZED FIRST ISSUESIZED FIRST ISSUE !!!!
 New CreaturesNew CreaturesNew CreaturesNew Creatures & && Mythic Items,Mythic Items,Mythic Items,Mythic Items, OfficialOfficialOfficialOfficial BBBBackground Material,ackground Material,ackground Material,ackground Material, OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional Rules,Rules,Rules,Rules,InspirationInspirationInspirationInspiration for Maze Mastersfor Maze Mastersfor Maze Mastersfor Maze Masters, Griffin Archives, Griffin Archives, Griffin Archives, Griffin Archives andandandand TwoTwoTwoTwo CompleteCompleteCompleteComplete AdventureAdventureAdventureAdventuressss !!!!
 
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MINOTAUR QUARTERLY 
Issue 1 – Fall 2007
A Word from the Editor
G
reetings, fellow Minotaurians and welcome to thevery first issue of the official and 100% free webzineof the
Revised Mazes & Minotaurs
Revival !Each issue of the
Minotaur Quarterly
webzine willcontain a complete
adventure
and at least one
feature article
focusing on a specific theme, suchas this issue’s
Wonders & Perils of the Sea
!The theme of each issue will also be explored in thezine’s regular columns :
Pandora’s Box :
New mythic items for M&M !
Maze Master’s Lore :
This column explores aspecific aspect of Greek mythology… reconstructedand revisited for the
Mazes & Minotaurs 
universe.
Mythika Gazetteer :
Background information on theworld of Mythika. We start this issue with the islandof Tritonis and its decadent Sea Princes…
A Twist in the Maze :
Back in the old days, Luke G.Reynard’s
A Twist in the Maze 
was one of the mostregular columns of Griffin magazine. Well, guesswhat ? We’ve tracked Luke G. Reynard down (yes,he is still alive !) and persuaded him to resurrect hiscolumn for
Minotaur Quarterly 
, bringing the oldschool wisdom of his critical eye to a newgeneration of M&M gamers !
Mythic Bestiary :
New creatures for
Mazes &Minotaurs 
 – starting with new
Denizens of the Deep 
.
Griffin Archives :
Each issue of Minotaur Quarterlywill also feature a
reprise 
of an old Griffin magazinearticle for all you nostalgic veterans… and for thoseamong you who weren’t even born when this stuffwas written. We start this issue with Igor A.Rivendell’s classic 1982 article,
Movies & Minotaurs 
.
Muse’s Corner :
This column will discuss books,movies, comics and other inspirational material forMaze Masters and players. We start this issue withsome Recommended Reading.
Play Nymph :
Each issue of Minotaur Quarterly willalso bring you the finest in mythological pin-ups…See this issue’s last page for the Big Picture…To celebrate the birth of Minotaur Quarterly, LGS ishappy to offer you a double-sized super issue, with
TWO
 
complete adventures
(based on differentinterpretations of the same map),
The Lost Lair of Laodice 
and
A Dark Alliance 
… plus an extraadventure synopsis,
The Isle of Tempests 
!Long live the Minotaur !
Olivier Legrand
(2007)
 
Ship’s Manifesto
Grizzled Captain :
Olivier Legrand.
Hearty Sailors :
Luigi Castellani, Darren Peech,Andrew Trent.
Blind Cartographer :
Matthew Rodgers.
Drunk Cabin Boy :
Luke G. Reynard.
Dead Stowaway :
Igor A. Rivendell.
Nameless Rowers :
Various Artists.
Flying Dutchman :
Emmanuel Roudier.
Some illustrations © copyright Clipart.com 
All game material included in
Minotaur Quarterly
uses the
Revised M&M
rules (1987 edition).
 
This Issue’s Poetic Quote
And I'll be there - where the sky touches the sea At the edge of the ocean Where the beautiful world fades into the grey I dream of the ocean, rising, rising I dream of the ocean, rising, rising Justin Sullivan,
Ocean Rising 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Undersea Adventuring 101 4
Getting it over your head in M&M 
Adventure 1 : The Lost Lair of Laodice 6
Caverns, lost treasures and a tragic backstory 
Adventure Map : Undersea Caverns 11
A single map for two very different scenarios.
Heroes of the Sea 12
Nautical classes… including the Mariner ! 
Pandora’s Box 15
A collection of wondrous marine mythic items 
Maze Master’s Lore : The Unseen Oceanids 18
Poseidon’s finest undersea agents 
Mythika Gazetteer : Tritonis 19
A fallen empire and its decadent Sea Princes 
Adventure 2 : A Dark Alliance 24
Something wicked (and fishy) this way comes…
A Twist in the Maze 30
Captain Luke G. Reynard takes a look at naval combat 
Mythic Bestiary : Denizens of the Deep 32
A collection of marine monsters & nautical nasties 
Muse’s Corner 39
Recommended reading for M&M enthusiasts 
Isle of Tempests 40
William Shakespeare vs the Argonauts ! 
Griffin Archives : Movies & Minotaurs 43
A 1982 look at filmic inspiration for Maze Masters.
Play Nymph 46
An alluring Beauty from the Sea In full, glorious color ! 
 

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