Camp Myth: The RPG – Press Release


Posted on September 12th, by firstoni in News. 6 comments

Camp Myth: The RPG – Press Release

“How was my summer vacation?

It was okay, I guess. Well, except for the parts where I was electrocuted, crushed, petrified, burned, stomped, poisoned, frozen, whipped, paralyzed, teleported, clawed, shot at, eaten, scarred, cursed, mauled, squashed, and thrown off a flying horse at least once a day…

And that was just earning the easy merit badges.”

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Welcome to Camp Myth, the only summer camp built exclusively for young mythological creatures. Forget canoe rides and knot-tying lessons – these kids are more likely to fish for a Kraken, or learn the proper way to train a Chimera!

Third Eye Games is teaming up with Chris Lewis Carter to bring a unique roleplaying experience to fans of his new young adult series, Camp Myth! A growing company in the RPG industry, Third Eye Games has a proven record of releasing games filled with wonder and epic thrills, making Eloy Lasanta the perfect person to collaborate on the Camp Myth RPG.

Using Third Eye Games’ Pip System, the Camp Myth RPG will give players the chance to create their own campers from a variety of different mythological races, and earn merit badges while adventuring in the Forgotten Forest, Leviathan Lake, the Minotaur Labyrinth, and many other fantastic locations set in the Camp Myth world!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming KickStarter campaign where you can be the first to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind RPG from the minds of two great creators.





6 Responses to “Camp Myth: The RPG – Press Release”

  1. Robert Slaughter says:

    Never heard of it. Sounds interesting, though.

    TEG’s PIP system?

  2. wadledo says:

    Not to be dismissive, but it’s basically Rick Riordan’s works, made of the Kindle/ebooks?
    I’d be kinda concerned with when Disney-Hyperion starts to get sue happy over all the infringed copyright.

    • firstoni says:

      Your point is a not a bad one. I’m a big believer of things being similar without being the same. There were quite a few people that dismissed Percy Jackson due to its similarities to Harry Potter, but I’m a fan of both. Camp Myth is its own thing. Even though it is similar to Rick Riordan’s work, it’s not the same.

    • Hi Wadledo,

      Chris Lewis Carter here. Thanks so much for the reply. I can certainly understand your perspecitive, and I’d love to address your concerns, as both worlds are actually quite unique, and take drastically different approaches to the concept of mythology.

      Whereas many stories and films focus on the mythology of a particular culture (PJatO, Clash of the Titans), Camp Myth deals in cultural mythologies from across the world. You’ll be just as likely to encounter a Kitsune as you would a Redcap. In fact, the theme of celebrating cultural and racial diversity is front and center in the first book, and will continue to play a huge part in upcoming volumes. Riordan is clearly a big fan of the Greek mythos (and Egyptian, in his Kane series), but those are both fragments of a much greater whole.

      Another unique aspect of Camp Myth is that it deals exclusively in mythological creatures. Not to speak on behalf of other works of fantasy but, more often than not, those stories feature a “special” human kid (or group of human kids) that somehow gain access to a hidden realm of creatures, or find out they’re really half-creature, or something to that effect. Not so in Camp Myth. All of the characters are 100% mythic, without a single human to be found. There aren’t any Demi-Gods, or God-Gods either. Just myths from all cultures learning to work together to earn merit badges.

      Which brings me to the camp itself. Camp Myth was founded to allow mythic creautes from all walks of life to come together and learn from each other. While enrolled in camp, the children are tasked with earning merit badges (boy scout-style) for completing unique tasks based on a particular cultural myth. In book one, for example, the characters attempt to earn the badge for Phoenix Watching. Each book in the series will focus on a diffent badge, and future volumes will include everything from Golem Building to Kraken Fishing. This set-up is something that we’re excited to bring to the RPG, as sessions can revolve around players working together to earn different merit badges, and gaining awesome new abilities when they do :)

      I hope this reply gives you a better idea of the series as a whole, and how it attempts to put a fresh new approach to the oft-used concept of mythology. I’d be more than happy to answer any more questions you (or anyone else) have, and would be thrilled to have you enroll in Camp Myth in the coming weeks.

      Happy Camping,

      -Chris-

  3. Nestor says:

    Well, if nothing else, this has made me aware of the books.

    I have an overly imaginative 13 year-old who loves both the HP and PJ books and who’s been bugging me to run something for her and her friends.

    This might just fit the bill. :-)

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