Mythic Iceland

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Stand-Alone First(?) Edition


Mythic Iceland Stand-Alone First Edition

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: SKU 2025, 2025pdf

Publishing Year: 2012

Pages: 272

Cover Price: $17.47

Author(s): Pedro Ziviani (Editor Megan McLean)

Artist(s): David Lee Ingersoll (cover and interior art), Bradley McDevitt (interior art), Adam Denton (character thumbnails), Marco Morte (borders and small thumbnails), Florian Stitz (? credited on some websites, but not in book)

Setting(s): Mythic Iceland (as a stand-alone BRP setting), Cthulhu Dark Ages (compatible)

Format(s): PDF (possibly Paperback as well, including GenCon 2011 Pre-Publication Proofs)

ISBN: 978-1568823522


Campaigns: Mythic Iceland, Cthulhu Dark Ages



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Additional: Numerous illustrations, including a detailed map of Iceland.

Front Cover Text

Basic RolePlaying


Mythic Iceland

Legend and Adventure in Viking-Age Iceland

Pedro Ziviani

Chaosium Inc.

A GENCON 2011 Pre-Publication Proof Edition (or, PDF)

Back Cover Text

ISBN-10: 1568823525
ISBN-13: 978-1568823522

Basic RolePlaying

This is a supplement for the Basic Role Playing System. You must have at least one copy of those rules to enjoy this book. Find additional treasures at:


Legend and Adventure in Viking-Age Iceland

The Nordic and Celtic peoples who settled Iceland in the 9th century came from lands with rich traditions of folklore, where the mythical and supernatural were part of daily life. They found an island of striking beauty, with inland valleys, richly grassed and forested lowlands, massive glaciers, and impressive volcanic mountain ranges. They also found a land teeming with spirits of nature and mythic creatures.

Mythic Iceland offers Basic Roleplaying players the experience of living and adventuring in the Iceland described in the Sagas and in Icelandic fairy-tales. In Mythic Iceland all the creatures of myth and all the magical aspects of life really do exist, and they play a major role in people’s lives. The elves, or hidden folk, exist hidden from the eyes of the common folk, and sometimes meddle in their affairs. Those traveling through the highlands risk being attacked by trolls, and often curses and spells are laid on neighbors and enemies.

  • Introduction
  • History of Mythic Iceland
  • Character Creation
  • Life in Saga-Age Iceland
  • Law and Government
  • Norse Religion
  • Magic in Mythic Iceland
  • A Traveler’s Guide to Mythic Iceland
  • Elves and the Hidden People
  • Álfheimur
  • The Lands to the West
  • The Wide World
  • Going Viking
  • Running a Game of Mythic Iceland
  • Creatures of Mythic Iceland
  • The Trouble with Neighbors
  • Cthulhu Dark Ages Iceland
  • Cthulhu Dark Ages Scenario
  • Bibliography
  • Fold-Out Map.

THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE BOOK. By Pedro Ziviani. 272 pages. 8.5 x 11" watermarked PDF with cover images, and a link to a hi-resolution image (the fold-out poster in the print-version of the book) showing Mythic Iceland.

Comments / Trivia

  • "On the west of Norway comes the island called Iceland, with the mighty ocean washing round it: a land very squalid to dwell in, but noteworthy for marvels, both strange occurrences and objects that pass belief." — The Danish History, by Saxo Grammaticus, 12th Century


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Cthulhu Through the Ages


A few pages of sketchy 7th Edition content for Mythic Iceland can also be found in Cthulhu Through The Ages; there are/were presumably plans to flesh this content out in a full-fledged 7E product.


  • The Time of Icelandic Sagas
    • What is Mythic Iceland?
    • Society and Assemblies
    • Monetary System
    • Animals, Elves, and Trolls
    • The Lands to the West
  • The Mythos in Iceland
  • Character Creation
    • Names
    • Backstory Suggestions
    • Occupations
    • Skills
    • Luck
    • Equipment
  • Monsters