Greetings Brett! Thank you for granting us this interview.
Thank you for taking to time to learn about Precis Intermedia.
Precis Intermedia publishes Lords of Olympus, an excellent Greek
Mythology RPG. Are there plans to release any expansions or
adventures for this RPG in the near future?
I have a setting idea that is partially written, sort of a
rift of Stargate, but I haven't been able to finish it. I still need
to define the new powers, which range from space travel (sort of like
world-walking) to commanding armies.
I will be running a few Mythic Adventure mini-campaigns throughout
2017, plus many FREE Stand Alones. One idea was inspired by Reviewing
1PG Pax Gladius, a cinematic Sword & Sandal RPG by your
Affiliates Deep7 and Heyoka Studios. Do you have any other games in
your vast catalogue that are set in or around the ancient
I don't believe so, but between Lords of Olympus and the
Deep7/Heyoka materials, you can easily transport those ideas to other
I use maps and miniatures extensively, so I started looking through
my collection and putting aside what I believe I'll need. As this is
a time consuming process, and involves a lot of packing and carrying,
I decided to explore print and play options. Precis Intermedia offers
many interesting possibilities in that arena. Can you give us a brief
Disposable Heroes paper miniatures come in three basic
Statix sets consist of zip downloads that contain three different
formats for the figures (a-frame, tri-fold, and flat counters), as
well as pages filled with the same figure (or one of each) so that
you can easily print out armies to use in your games.
Customizable sets utilize a web-interface to select the figures and
format you want from the set (or mix and match from other purchased
sets), how many of them, whether or not they are labeled or numbered,
and a few other options. This lets you also create armies, but also
add designations to those armies.
Printed sets consist of pre-selected figures (typically two of each)
that are already printed on cardstock. Simply cut out and use.
Some sets are also formatted for use with the Fantasy Grounds
application as tokens.
there are also Disposable Tilescapes that let you stitch together 1"
tiles to create your own battlemaps. There is currently a
retro-dungeon tiles set, but more are planned.
Looking through the Disposable Heroes Paper Minis, I located the
Romans set, which is great for my setting. Some of the other sets
contained only a figure or two I could use. Can I mix and match sets?
If you choose Customizable sets, you can select any figures
from any of your available sets and mix them on a page (or multiple
pages as armies) for download.
Are there plans to include more figures from mythology or
Yes, but unfortunately, I need to discover the secret to
cloning myself first
When you discover how to do that, please let me know! I've understood
correctly I can create maps using your Disposable Tilescapes, then
either print them out or adventure online using imagers of the
Disposable Heroes. Am I accurate in my understanding?
Yes, you can save them as PDF and print as needed OR use the
online Battlemap system to load the map and place any figures from
your available Disposable Heroes Customizable sets. You can also
stitch together multiple maps to create a complete dungeon (or
Mapscape), and easily choose the desired chamber on the fly when
using Battlemaps. A die roller is also built into the systen.
is also an application for MacOS X that does the same thing, although
a future version will include the Mapscape feature.
That's Awesome! Can I create outdoor as well as indoor scenes?
Technically, yes. You can change the color of the tiles to
simulate things like grass, dirt, or sand. Future sets will include
other types of tiles. You will also be able to create your own tiles
for use with the system in future.
What do the Retro-Dungeon and Retro-Dungeon props add to the mix?
The Retro-Dungeon tiles set is required. It is currently the
only tiles set. The props consist of things you would find in a
dungeon that can be placed on top of a tile and resized -- campfires,
weapons, corpses, trap doors, scrolls, etc.
My mini-campaign's first chapter requires certain internal and
external locations in an ancient Greek polis. The second chapter an
ancient Greek ship. Can I create those using the Disposable
You can do that, but don't expect it to match the style and
theme of that setting with the current tile set.
Olympian Space Opera, Sci-Fi and Superheroics will be the theme of my
next mini-campaign. Can I create futuristic, alien, or
post-apocalyptic settings for those by using the Disposable
The current tiles set is geared for fantasy dungeons, but
future sets will be available for sci-fi and modern genres.
You seem to have plenty of Disposable Heroes for those settings.
There are quite a few sets, yes.
The Disposable Starmaps seem to offer many interesting features. How can I use
them to enhance my campaign?
If you are running a sci-fi game, you can create your own 3D
starmaps using the system. You simply place stars using X/Y/Z
coordinates (and you can name them and change colors). You can also
add routes between two stars with custom colors -- this could
represent trade or hyperspace routes, for instance. The scale, camera
angle, and camera position can also be changed to suit your needs, as
can the display font and other options. Save and download your map to
PDF for printing or archive.
functionality is also built into the Disposable Tilescapes app for
Mac, and you can even use the finished map with the Battlemap feature
when saved as an image.
What other settings can I create and populate using your products?
As far as Disposable Heroes Paper Minis go, there's historical
soldiers, pulp, noir, fantasy, post-apocalypse, pirate, wild west,
anime, and more.
How can folks learn more about Precis Intermedia's Disposable Heroes,Tilescapes and Starmaps?
explore the Precis Intermedia web site at or go directly to their pages in the online store.
Thank you very much Brett!
And thank you for the interest.