Mythic Bastionland RPG - Before Into the Odd

Created by Chris McDowall

Rules light roleplaying in a dreamlike world of knights and myths. Crawl hexes, rule a domain, and remember your oath.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

June Art Preview
16 days ago – Tue, Jun 04, 2024 at 03:54:01 AM

This month it's just quick update to share the latest art creations as they come in. Enjoy a few new Knights...

The Moat Knight, the Story Knight, and the Key Knight

And some new Myths for them to unveil. 

The Desert, the Star, and the Wheel

No other news to share! Things are moving nicely, and I hope everybody is still enjoying the pre-print PDF.

Bye for now,


May Update
about 1 month ago – Fri, May 17, 2024 at 03:28:51 AM

We have the art piece for the back cover!

Lots of little details in there.

These guys are my favourites

The real-life issues that caused the initial artwork delay are behind us now, so I'm expecting to see the new pieces pouring in at a good rate.

With a better picture of the impact of this delay I think the final PDF is likely to be released in July. I'm still striving to get those print copies sent out in August, but there's a chance this could run into September now. 

I appreciate this is a four month delay from the original Kickstarter projection, and I'm sorry that estimate turned out to be so inaccurate. The delay came from something we couldn't really have foreseen, and I'm so grateful that everybody has been so understanding about it. Rest assured I'm still doing everything I can to get this book out as soon as possible and for future projects I'm going to allow a more generous contingency period. 

As I've said previously, the backerkit will remain open right up until just before shipping, so you'll have plenty of notice before then if you need to change your order or delivery details. 

Here are a couple of new Knights and Myths to enjoy.

The Turtle Knight and the Boulder Knight
The Sun and the Moon

April Update
2 months ago – Tue, Apr 09, 2024 at 09:47:46 AM

Hope everybody is doing well. Everything is progressing as planned over here, with Alec continuing to make some fantastic art. The current timeline still looks good.

Oh, and check out the finished front cover piece! Tonnes of detail to dig into there, I can't wait to see it in print.

Hope everybody is enjoying their pre-print pdf of the game. It's great to see it hitting tables already.

Bye for now,


Print Update and Canadian Shipping
4 months ago – Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 02:09:21 AM

Hi All,

I've been speaking with Alec over the last week and unfortunately we've hit a few delays on the artwork and have had to reassess the timeline for completing the remaining pieces. This is for unavoidable reasons I won't go into, and a delay is the only way we could avoid compromising on the detail and quality of the pieces that we've seen so far. 

After speaking with the print house I have a new timeline in place that should mean print copies will be sent out in August 2024, three months later than I'd planned. The final PDFs with all of the artwork should be available in June.

I'm sorry for this delay, and it's a painful decision to make, but the artwork is looking so fantastic that I'm certain it will be worth the wait. 

Here are a couple of new Knights to enjoy. 

Everybody should have received their backer surveys by now. If you haven't then you can go to and enter your email in the "lost my survey" section. You should all have access to the pre-print PDF, and I hope you're enjoying looking through. 

There was also an issue with shipping prices for orders containing multiple books going to Canada, but the prices have now been updated. 

Bye for now,


Backerkit Launch and Pre-Print PDF
4 months ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 02:10:04 AM

The Backerkit is now live, with surveys going out to 5% of backers as a test run. The rest of you will get yours within the next few days. 

When you complete the survey you'll also get access to the pre-print PDF. If you spot any typos in there then please enter them here:

If you know anybody who wanted the book but missed the kickstarter then pre-orders are also open here: 

Bye for now!