World of Aetaltis RPG Campaign Setting for Fifth Edition
A new classic heroic fantasy RPG setting for use with Fifth Edition. Books, accessories, maps, & more for your 5E roleplaying game!
The Legend of Aetaltis Continues!
Aetaltis lives! Over the past year I've been releasing new Aetaltis content every week. Even better, the majority of that content is available for free over on... Read more
Aetaltis: The Return
Exciting things are afoot at Mechanical Muse!
After we ended this Kickstarter the entire team decided to take a little hiatus from active development. The project wasn't quite... Read more
Okay, folks. I’m going to make it short and sweet. Based on the projections, we’re not going to hit $70,000. Oh, there is always a chance, but the numbers tell... Read more
The importance of story (AND the Liberator)
In today's update I take a little time to talk about the importance of story to a setting, reveal a bit more about the past of the Aetaltan races, and... Read more
New page design samples
Check out the page design samples Michal Cross has been working on for the new books. The pages shown here are from the new 5E edition of the Heroes of... Read more
Dangerous intruders... (PLUS the Scythaa)
Trouble finds the students and we reveal yet another of Eathen's letters. Plus, a closer look at the Aetaltan race called the scythaa!
“Found it!” Essara whipped a worn and... Read more
New High Magus of Winterkeep! (And other ways to become part of the story!)
While Essara dug through the box to find Eathen's next letter, Shole overheard Leeza say to Rylara, "Did you hear? There is a new High Magus at Winterkeep."
"Really? The... Read more
FAQ: Cultures & Occupations (Plus, a new way to spread the word!)
In our previous updates, we introduced a couple of new game concepts: cultures and occupations.Since then we've received some great questions, so I'll answer those today.
How do Culture and... Read more
A deal is struck... (Plus the Newardin and Occupations)
In today's installment, the students strike a deal with Master Dorey and the next letter is revealed. We also talk about the newardin, one of the new races we introduce... Read more
An unexpected encounter... (Plus Races & Cultures)
The students, determined to see Eathen's letters, take drastic action! (If you missed the previous entries in our story, be sure to watch the Kickstarter video and read the earlier... Read more
More About Aetaltan Glyph Magic
In the second part of my series about the new 5E rules for Aetaltan Glyph Magic, I'll start by answering questions people posed after the last magic post.
Will different... Read more
Don't worry, she has a plan...
For your reading pleasure, we offer the next installment of the story surrounding Eathen, his letters, and his journal! If you missed the earlier installments watch our Kickstarter video and... Read more
Aetaltan Glyph Magic for 5E
The World of Aetaltis Player's Guide contains new rules for spellcasting that reflect the magical techniques used by the Atlan Alliance when they arrived on Aetaltis. This technique is called ... Read more
Swordmaster of Callios... (and The Importance of Collaboration)
Essara and Shole started giggling like two schoolchildren when they finished the letter. They both blushed, having outgrown such behavior years ago, and tried to control their laughter.
“Well this... Read more
FREE AETALTIS STORY: The Secret of the Holy Crystal
Throughout the Kickstarter we’ll share the story of Eathen Winswood, a young chronicler from the University of New Erinor, as he and his adventuring companions undertake their epic quest. But... Read more
You're Invited to a Worldbuilding Party! Mon 9/12 8-10 PM ET!
Monday, September 12th from 8-10 PM ET you're invited to celebrate cool worlds like Aetaltis when Mechanical Muse hosts a gathering of some of the coolest fantasy worldbuilders around!Join us... Read more
Dangers of the Wilds...
Shole and Essara sat together on the worn, overstuffed arm chairs in front of the Tapped Keg’s wide hearth. A warm fire danced within, the murmur of the other patrons’... Read more
Shole Strikes A Deal...
The door to the tavern burst open and a young man in student's robes rushed in. A crowd of his fellow students, gathered conspiratorially around a round table in the... Read more
DIGITAL CHAMPION (Every PDF) Backer Tier Added
By popular demand, we've added a new reward tier to the Kickstarter! It's the DIGITAL CHAMPION (Every PDF) tier. This tier expands the offerings of the Core Books (PDF) tier... Read more
Our story begins...
No doubt you've read or heard of Eathen's last letter to his master at the university of New Erinor, in which he tells us his journal contains secrets... Read more