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Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games. Pathfinder Society Member. 9,040 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character.


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Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Today brings us the latest Legendary Beginnings - the fantastic and fun-filled all-ages adventure A Feast of Flavor! Check out this new adventure, plus a terrific set of companion card decks!

Plus, check out the dazzling debut of Aetheric Heroes, and as if that weren't enough heroes you can get 10 MORE incredibly detailed character collections (over 300 pages) for just $10!

Last but not least, get ready for the Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter launching tomorrow for 5E!

Check out all the latest right here and have a Legendary week.

P.S. Safe travels if you're coming to PaizoCon next weekend, and we'll hope to see you there!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Damon Griffin wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Oliver is not a computer guy and Felicity is not into archery, parkour, and fitness training.
It's not that Felicity isn't into fitness training, it's just that for her it's a spectator sport/

I remember some hilarious little moment of Felicity talking to another character (might have even been during a Flash crossover) about watching Ollie do the salmon ladder... with a shudder. :)

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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GreenDragon1133 wrote:
Please don't bring back Olicity. This season was better without it.

I <3 Olicity. They are just wayyyy too cute together.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Congrats on your tenure past and all the best on your adventures in the future, Wes. It's a sad moment but a happy time as you unfold into the next phase and I know you are going to be great at it. It's been a pleasure knowing you for geez, almost a decade.

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Who needs heroes when you can be VILLAINS! Check out the first preview for the upcoming Book of Exalted Darkness campaign setting project for 5E, launching this month!

This Decopunk compendium is a detailed campaign setting that caters to PCs running the gamut from antihero to omnicidal maniac, with companion adventures, rules for running evil PCs, and a bonus goal of an extra book for those lily-livered so-called heroes that would dare stand in their way. Check it out coming soon!

Long ago the world’s “heroes”–Tucker the Great & Co., The Order of the Shining Stone, and The Golden Redeemers–smote all of Askis’ evils, beating back corruption and nearly purging it from the planet. Centuries have passed since their victory and life has prospered, the modern world developing into a drone of well-meaning bureaucracy staffed by do-gooders and enjoyed by simpletons. All of their wonders are powered by a gift from deific beings that dwell in other realms, a substance known as inaequa that extends the lifespan of creatures with good in their hearts.

You, however, are not among them.

Your heart is as black as the night and twice as cold, the lengths to which you will go to achieve your goals much further than any of Askis’ weak-willed heroes would even consider. It is your destiny–no your right–to tear it all down, destroying civilization as a means to gain great power, exact terrible revenge, simply revel in the chaos of mayhem, or take the reigns of authority by force.

More previews coming soon, but you can check out the first teaser poster right here!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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It's all about Heroes and Villains today at Legendary Games!

- The exclusive pre-sale of the amazing new Aetheric Heroes is here at the Legendary Games webstore, the first expansion to the best-selling Aethera Campaign Setting, with a killer collection of characters from every race in the Aethera system! Get it everywhere Friday, or get it right now at the LG store!

- Of course, heroes are needed in every kind of campaign, so don't miss out on the incredible Top 10 Heroes MEGA-BUNDLE - over 300 pages of incredibly detailed characters for just $10!

- But hey, who needs heroes when you can be VILLAINS! Check out the first preview for the upcoming Book of Exalted Darkness campaign setting project, launching this month!

Check it all out right here!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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This book is all 1st-level characters. I'm actually uploading to our printers now, and we are on track for a Friday release!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Coming back to this thread, I am HORRIFIED at the grammatical errors I made in the original post.

WHAT? Grammatical errors? THAT AM UNPOSSIBLE!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Yes - Ultimate Factions plays around in this space and interfaces with both kingdom-building and also the other downtime elements in the book.

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ryric wrote:

Not so much an epic special effects fest, but A Chat with Verin Sedai is a pretty awesome chapter IMO.

Verin = one of the best characters in the entire series. And that chapter was her Crowning Moment of Awesome.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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It also didn't help that it came on the heels of one of the most mind-blowing climaxes not just in this series but in ANY fantasy novel I've ever read. The first 3/4 of Winter's Heart was fine but unspectacular, but that ending.

Oh.
My.
Goodness.

So you're coming off that high thinking, "Geez, what happens NEXT?"

Then you read the prologue chapter, either when you get the book or even a few months early when they released it on the website, and you are completely hyped. "WOW, this is an event with WORLDWIDE repercussions. This is gonna be AWESOME!"

And then you get the book and you are slogging through chapter after tedious chapter and wondering "WTF? Malden? Alum salts? Elayne's pregnant and she has an evil stalker? Faile and the Shaido? Who the bleep cares... when do we get back to the story?"

And it NEVER happens. You're sitting there at the end of the book wondering what the bleep it is you just read. Then the epilogue tells you things *are* actually happening, but you're already numb from the last 800 pages of nothing.

Book 11 didn't start off so hot either, but partway through you at least could see that Jordan remembered who the main character of the story was, and without moving Rand's story everything else is just a stagnant circle-jerk. The ending of 11 is pretty cathartic, for us as readers as well as for Rand. It was a point of release. And really, if you're going to have the author die before the series ends, that was about as good a point as any for it to happen. The ship had been righted, and the final arc was ready to begin in earnest.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Kickstarter makes it possible to try things you ordinarily wouldn't risk, because it is essentially a presale and publicity mechanism that lets you test proof of concept and proof of market with limited risk.
This is definitely a plus (although I think also introduces a related risk - I've seen several projects struggle because they decided to add cards/pawns/boxes/something-else-outside-their-usual-field-of-expertise. Perhaps if they weren't emboldened by kickstarter's apparent risk mitigation they would have been a little more circumspect and not bitten off more than they could chew).

Very true. The seduction of MORE!!!! is powerful. With LG I've been very leery of non-book physical rewards, not because they're impossible to do but precisely because they involve a much deeper pool of complications than you would think. Also, because a 3PP is usually working in much smaller numbers, the economies of scale are radically against you with making things like that something you can effectively market vs. bigger competition.

Sure, I could create custom molds and produce a line of pewter figures, but I'd have to sell them at $4-5 apiece plus shipping just to break even, and that's a pretty tough price point when people can get prepainted minis from Paizo or WizKids for half that. If we're just doing a small run essentially as a vanity project or a special one-off, hey, go for it. It's your business, and if that's an expense you want to absorb and it feels worth it to you, then by all means do it. But as a money-making enterprise, those kinds of things are much harder to justify using the cold, hard numbers.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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I wrote that ability for Mythic Adventures, and while my opinions on the official game mechanics have no weight in terms of RAW arguments for PFS, etc., I can ell you that the RAI was that "end this effect" was mostly intended to refer to nondetection; that is, that you could turn that spell effect on or off as you wished.

In a larger sense, I would also suggest that since the wording is that it "*CAN* shield you from the minds and memories of others," you could choose to exclude people from its effects, like the people in your adventuring party. Even if you did choose to have it affect them, it doesn't alter their ability to interact with you or perceive you, but if you're not around and someone asks about you, they may struggle to come up with answers.

For what it's worth, I'm doing a re-read of Uncanny X-Men, and it took 47 issues before anyone else on the team ever learned Wolverine's real name (accepting for the moment that "Logan" is his name, rather than any subsequent retcons). There's certainly precedent for adventuring with someone but really not knowing a lot about them.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Quark Blast wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Quark Blast wrote:


A funded Kickstarter is like a movie that's been out 4 weeks. Sure you could cite numbers that say some movies spend 9 weeks in the theaters, but then look at the numbers and realize it takes in under 10% of it's revenue in the final 5 weeks.

As someone who's run a number of successful Kickstarters, I don't think this really holds true. Our first Kickstarter produced the Gothic Campaign Compendium and we had 242 backers (print and PDF combined). The book released in March of 2014, and since its release has sold over 1300 copies in print and PDF. Our Mythic Mania project tells a similar story. In both cases, we also still sell plenty of copies of component products that were produced along the way to making those books, so they sell both in compilation form and in a la carte PDF and print-on-demand form.

Trail of the Apprentice, our beginner adventure path, has not yet made as much in post-Kickstarter as it did during the KS process, but it's only been out a year and was always understood as something of a niche-market product - adventures for kids and families. Legendary Planet is still being completed, so who knows for sure how that one will turn out?

Long story short, though, if you're doing it right, there's no reason Kickstarter should be the lion's share of your revenue for a product.

I'm not arguing that Kickstarter cannot do that, only that it hardly ever does. Kickstarter seems to have blown up the board game market in a good way but I don't see that in the TTRPG market.

I can't really speak with authority on the board game market or TTRPG market as a whole, but I can say that it makes it infinitely more feasible to create niche products. In a way, all 3PP products are niche products, but even beyond that. I don't have to sell 10,000 copies of something to call it a hit, or even 1,000 copies. If I sell 100 of something, I'd grumble but wouldn't take a loss. If I sell 200 of something, that's a win.

Kickstarter makes it possible to try things you ordinarily wouldn't risk, because it is essentially a presale and publicity mechanism that lets you test proof of concept and proof of market with limited risk.

Whether those new or different concepts are bringing in new people to the hobby as a whole, or simply new people to YOUR business, that's a lot harder to say.

Quark Blast wrote:
You have examples to counter my contention, and I'm not saying you're wrong there (in fact, I believe you!), but on average what is Kickstarter doing? On average, the business model as I understand it, would seem to decrease FLGS sales.

Yes and no. Without Kickstarter, a great many larger-scale 3PP products would not exist to be sold in the first place, so by definition Kickstarter cannot decrease sales of those products. You can't go down from zero. :)

Also, FLGS sales are only one factor in post-Kickstarter sales. We do sell into book distribution channels and directly to book and game stores, but we sell a lot more product directly to consumers through our own webstore and vendors like Paizo.com, DrivethruRPG, Open Gaming Store, and amazon, and in person at conventions.

The larger point is that, even for a KS project like Legendary Planet, which is still in production (5 out of 8 adventures complete for both PF and 5E, plus a PDF-only player's guide), we had a total of 434 backers; by your "only 10% after Kickstarter" principle, that means we would only ever sell 40-50 copies of each adventure (and the eventual compilation version) after the Kickstarter, and we're already well past that mark other than for the most recent adventures to come out (within the last month or two).

Trail of the Apprentice had around 330 backers, and in exactly a year since that KS ended (and only 8 months since the full book was completed), we've already sold more than 330 copies of the full compilation, PLUS nearly 1000 PDF, POD, and VTT copies of the five individual adventures for PF and 5E.

Quark Blast wrote:
Clearly Kickstarter is great for the TTRPG hobbyist. Beyond that I've not seen any convincing evidence that it is growing the TTRPG pie.

I can only speak with certainty to the growing market for our products, which is not dispositive of a commensurate trend in the TTRPG market as a whole. It's a data point in favor of growth, but you'd need information from many more sources to prove a pattern of growth for all.

Quark Blast wrote:
In particular you cite your first Kickstarter as countering my claim and a year-old+ Kickstarter as maybe making my point.

Making your point in what way? Post-KS sales on Gothic and Mythic both dwarf what we took in from the KS itself. Trail of the Apprentice is about even if you count only the full compilation itself, plus a large chunk of additional revenue from the individual adventures.

Legendary Planet is still being completed, but it's already well past the 10% threshold despite that fact.

Quark Blast wrote:
What about the dozen or so other Kickstarter projects you've been involved in? On the whole how has that worked out?

I haven't been involved in a dozen or so other Kickstarter projects.

We are just now completing the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium (it ends tonight at 8:59 PM Pacific - you should totally pledge if you like fey, wilderness adventure, Kingmaker, and every other good thing in the world! :)

But seriously, we can't draw any conclusions about post-KS sales on a book that doesn't exist yet.

I've contributed some writing to a few Kickstarters. I've also helped manage 2 small Kickstarters for "Hypercorps 2099" (PF and 5E) and "2099 Wasteland" (5E) only, both niche-of-a-niche post-apocalyptic cyberpunk/supers/sci-fi setting/rule books. On those so far, sales have been okay but on Hypercorps 2099 (158 backers, with well over 100 additional sales in less than a year on the core book, plus another 300+ adventures sold - adventures that were funded by the KS and would not exist without it), and 2099 Wasteland (97 backers) just went on public sale last Friday, so we have no meaningful data yet as to how it will do, though as of right now it is the #8-ranked D&D product on DrivethruRPG.

So, in every case for which we (LG) have any data, every Kickstarter is way past 10% of its KS sales in post-revenue sales, and in 4 out of 4 cases where the completed product has been available for more than a few days, post-KS sales have exceeded during-KS sales, in 3 of 4 cases by a lot.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Quark Blast wrote:
Rysky wrote:

Also Pathfinder and Kingdom Death did a team up, Pathfinders of Death was one of the options you could pledge for and they'll be selling them later on the Paizo webstore.

Theres also male and female pinups ^w^

Sure but when they've effectively already cleared $12 million in sales I'm guessing there won't be much left.

A funded Kickstarter is like a movie that's been out 4 weeks. Sure you could cite numbers that say some movies spend 9 weeks in the theaters, but then look at the numbers and realize it takes in under 10% of it's revenue in the final 5 weeks.

As someone who's run a number of successful Kickstarters, I don't think this really holds true. Our first Kickstarter produced the Gothic Campaign Compendium and we had 242 backers (print and PDF combined). The book released in March of 2014, and since its release has sold over 1300 copies in print and PDF. Our Mythic Mania project tells a similar story. In both cases, we also still sell plenty of copies of component products that were produced along the way to making those books, so they sell both in compilation form and in a la carte PDF and print-on-demand form.

Trail of the Apprentice, our beginner adventure path, has not yet made as much in post-Kickstarter as it did during the KS process, but it's only been out a year and was always understood as something of a niche-market product - adventures for kids and families. Legendary Planet is still being completed, so who knows for sure how that one will turn out?

Long story short, though, if you're doing it right, there's no reason Kickstarter should be the lion's share of your revenue for a product.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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Check out our recent podcast with James Introcaso talking about forests, fairies, and how to make wilderness campaigns come alive!

Link to podcast.

We also discuss the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter for Pathfinder and 5E, which is well over 600% funded with 5 days left, and not only have we added new rules for Faerie Bargains by David N. Ross, but we've also just unlocked PAWNS! You can add on durable clear plastic minis featuring the amazing artwork in this book for small, medium, and large creatures. At almost $25,000, we also are closing in on MORE MONSTERS, plus the revelation of a SECRET PROJECT coming soon!

Check out the latest update here and come #IntoTheForest with us!

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Check out our recent podcast with James Introcaso talking about forests, fairies, and how to make wilderness campaigns come alive!

Link to podcast.

We also discuss the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter for Pathfinder and 5E, which is well over 600% funded with 5 days left, and not only have we added new rules for Faerie Bargains by David N. Ross, but we've also just unlocked PAWNS! You can add on durable clear plastic minis featuring the amazing artwork in this book for small, medium, and large creatures. At almost $25,000, we also are closing in on MORE MONSTERS, plus the revelation of a SECRET PROJECT coming soon!

Check out the latest update here and come #IntoTheForest with us!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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The Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter for 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG is over 500% funded and climbing! New bonus goals are revealed in this incredible accessory for wilderness adventure, full of monsters, magic, heroes, character options, new rules for fey, festivals, royal tournaments, and more! Ending April 24th - get #IntoTheForest today!

Check out the latest update right here!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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The Forest Kingdom Kickstarter is less than $150 away from its next stretch goal, and one of the things people always ask about Kickstarters is "Does it have HeroLab files?" At the moment, this project does not, but that very well might change; however, it got us to thinking about some questions:

Do you love using HeroLab, Fantasy Grounds, d20Pro, Roll20, RealmWorks, or a similar program?

Do you love Pathfinder and/or 5E?

Do you like earning cash money and/or free product?

That leads us to a bigger question, and that question is this:

How would you like to become a paid coder for Legendary Games?

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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If you ordered a print copy of the book on the Legendary Games webstore, it would be sent(imental) to you right away!

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
It's very mental. I love it. :)

It's so pretty it could be orna-mental! :)

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Today we are delighted and excited to debut the latest from Legendary, Occult Archetypes II, with an astonishing assortment of almost 20 amazing archetypes – both for psychic classes and other classes dabbling in mentalism and the occult – and a like number of fantastic phrenic feats, all brought to you by the terrific team of Julian Neale and Clinton J. Boomer! You can pick up this new psychic sourcebook right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and shortly at Amazon! While you’re at it, why not pick up the classic Occult Archetypes or any of our amazing Occult Plug-Ins right here!

Check out all the latest from Legendary right here, including links to purchase Occult Archetypes II!

The release of Mythic Monsters: Greek is imminent, and we are also excited to announce that the NEXT chapter in that epic series also has been sent off to the layout gods, the 48th installment in the Mythic Monsters series, about which we’ll be telling you more quite soon! Legendary Planet: Dead Vault Descent (5E) is on the cusp of release to backers, and we’ve been getting in the last few pieces of art for the next chapter in the series, The Depths of Desperation, and they are looking so good that I just had to share at least one on our blog, by the amazing Arrahman Rendi.

Of course, we can’t leave out the incredible response to the Aethera Campaign Setting, which continues its reign atop the sales leader boards. The PDF is available now, and you can preorder the print book and print/PDF bundles exclusively right here at the Legendary Games webstore, making sure you get in the first wave of shipments when books arrive in August! We thank each and every one of your for your support of this fantastic product and hope you are looking forward to the great new Aethera books coming down the line.

Speaking of support, we close with a shout of thanks to everyone who has gone #IntoTheForest with us on the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter, as we currently sit at 230 backers and almost $17,000 and we aren’t even halfway through! We thank each backer, from the simple Foresters to the members of our Royal Court of the Forest (only FOUR slots left to become royalty!!!), and we hope you’ll continue helping us spread the word. Whether you’re a 5E fan or a Pathfinder player, if you like wilderness adventuring and staking a claim to greatness and glory in your campaign, you are going to love this book! Become a backer today and help us reach even MORE amazing stretch goals (based on total money and on number of backers – even a small donation helps everybody get some extra neat stuff). Don’t be afraid… come with us #IntoTheForest!!!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

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the xiao wrote:

Reviewed here and on Drivethrough, not in Amazon because it isn't there (or I couldn't find it?)

Excellent job to all who had a hand in this one!

The file kept glitching at CreateSpace for whatever reason and multiple attempts were not able to resolve it, so at a certain point we just said "fine, no Amazon for this one" rather than doing a page-one rebuild in layout.

Thanks for the review and sharing it to DTRPG!

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Robert Brookes wrote:
DragoDorn wrote:
Will there be a Print/PDF bundle on Paizo?
I don't see why not. But that's more of a Jason question since Legendary is handling those logistics.

It will be available in print and print/PDF bundles on Paizo once the physical books are received by us and then delivered to Paizo, which will probably be around the beginning of August. Because of GenCon, they might get processed into their system until after the con, so we don't know for sure when they'll be live on the site here.

We do encourage people who want to buy print copies and print/PDF bundles, however, to purchase them directly through us at the Legendary Games webstore, where you can preorder them now for one very simple reason: print books sold through Paizo.com are subject to a 50% consignment fee.

That means if you buy an Aethera hardback here for $59.99 or a $79.99 print/PDF bundle, half of that price goes to us and half goes to Paizo, vs. sales through our own site that involve only credit card/Paypal processing fees (around 5%). We love having Paizo as a partner for getting our products out to people who might otherwise see them, and for hosting a great community of fans and 3rd-party publishers, but if you want to maximize the amount of your gaming dollar that gets into the hands of the people creating the products, it's a far better thing to buy direct whenever you can.

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It's a Legendary weekend, with the triumphant reign of the Aethera Campaign Setting dominating the best-seller lists after just one week in wide release!

Plus, check out the latest on the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter for Pathfinder and 5th Edition, closing in on yet another stretch goal and already epic in scope, with new monsters, class options, tournament and festival rules, and even more awaiting you! Get #IntoTheForest and spread the word!

Plus, one last preview for the imminent release of Occult Archetypes 2, plus at long last the legends of ancient Greece come to life in the latest Mythic Monsters title in layout now and coming your way next week with Mythic Monsters: Greek!

It's a great time to be Legendary, so check it out!

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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:

It's time to celebrate, because the ROYAL TOURNAMENTS and FOREST FESTIVALS are here! Careening past ANOTHER stretch goal, the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder and 5E just added a BIG piece, with extensive rules for tournaments, festivals, and events to challenge your heroes' strength, speed, stamina, spellcasting, and sociability, and even more fantastic and fiendish fey friends and foes are coming to an ever-expanding bestiary in this book!

What are you waiting for? Whether you play 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG, you need to get #IntoTheForest!

Check out the latest right here, including newly revealed stretch goals for total funds and for number of backers!

Both Royal Tournaments and Forest Festivals will eventually be sold as individual PDFs as well, right?

They will, probably as a single combined product.

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Endy provides a mighty valuable service to the community; if you can support his Patreon, please do!

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It's time to celebrate, because the ROYAL TOURNAMENTS and FOREST FESTIVALS are here! Careening past ANOTHER stretch goal, the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder and 5E just added a BIG piece, with extensive rules for tournaments, festivals, and events to challenge your heroes' strength, speed, stamina, spellcasting, and sociability, and even more fantastic and fiendish fey friends and foes are coming to an ever-expanding bestiary in this book!

What are you waiting for? Whether you play 5th Edition or Pathfinder RPG, you need to get #IntoTheForest!

Check out the latest right here, including newly revealed stretch goals for total funds and for number of backers!

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Robert Brookes wrote:
Print copy will be $59.99, about the same as the Starfinder CRB I believe.

You can preorder the hardback (by itself or as a print/PDF bundle) right now at the Legendary Games webstore, to make sure you get in the first wave of books we ship out.

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Hi all,

I haven't been sending out the manuscript recently because we've been hard at work on compiling the whole everything for this AP in one delicious package.

Check out the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter going on now!

You'll see the tournament rules in their final form, and so much more for this AP!

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Legendary Games added:

- Doomguard - cavalier/ranger hybrid class (in some ways a cav/ranger/oracle 3-way hybrid)
- Cantor, from the Aethera Campaign Setting, a divine bard that taps into the song of the universe
- Legendary Kineticist, a 20-level rebuild of the kineticist class

I forget, does this list include prestige classes?

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the xiao wrote:
Aaaaaaand, reviwed; I reviewed it here, on Drive and Amazon. It takes some time for reviews to show up on Amazon, though.

Thanks Xiao!

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WormysQueue wrote:

You know, you're all going really hard on me. Between FGG's Starfinder kickstarter, the Legendary forest kickstarter, this one and a lot of other stuff I could name, you 3PPs produce way too much awesome stuff for me to consume (and worse, for me to spend money on).

And especially you, LG: you made me suffer for two long months with your "60 products for 30 $ sale" which I conciously decided to stay away from, and now that this cloud has finally gone, you decide to torture me with your next project? Really? REALLY?

Well, ok, you won. Seeing that Shemeshka the Marauder had her hands (claws?) on this thing was the final nail to the coffin (which I now probably can't afford anymore ;) )

Ha! We could be Calistrian priests with the sweet sting of that tortured lure that is Too Much Good Stuff!

Always.
Be.
Awesome.

It's one of our key company values. :)

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Well, that escalated quickly.

Fully funded in four hours! Thanks to everybody and so much more awesome stuff to come!

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Tectorman wrote:
Any plans for a print edition?

The print edition has been sent to the printers and *should* be ready by summer; we are hoping to have it available at GenCon.

You can preorder the print version or print/PDF bundle now at the Legendary Games webstore, which will put you in the first wave of shipments to go out once the books arrive.

We will have it for sale here at Paizo, but because of GenCon it's likely it will not be processed into their warehouse system until after the con, so likely early September.

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Lemartes wrote:
It's priced well too. ;)

Robert was steadfast on that point. It's an INSANE amount of awesomeness for the price! You'd be crazy not to buy it! :)

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Today marks the wide release of the amazing Aethera Campaign Setting for Pathfinder RPG! This magnificent and MASSIVE (nearly 600 pages) interplanetary adventure setting combines hard sci-fi, cosmic horror, magical fantasy, alien invasions, and mystical noir in a unique blend that suits all manner of genre-crossing campaigns. You can get the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundles exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore (expected delivery August 2017).

Check out all the latest from Legendary, including links to purchase, right here!

The Aethera Campaign Setting includes a vast amount of world-building and lore for the war-torn planets of a binary star system, with rich and evocative history, politics, religion, and more. You'll also find over a hundred pages of character class options alone, including the brand-new cantor class and dozens of new archetypes, feats, skill unlocks, and more, plus extensive chapters detailing new playable races, magic items, technology, and monsters galore! Aethera is a spectacular setting to use on its own with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules, as a more sci-fi-heavy companion to the Legendary Planet Adventure Path, or as a more magical setting for the upcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game.

Speaking of Legendary Planet, this week saw the general release of the latest chapter, Dead Vault Descent, for Pathfinder, and the 5E version is in the final stages of layout and should be available to Kickstarter backers next week and to the general public soon thereafter. The editing and development for the next chapter, The Depths of Desperation, is nearing its conclusion as well, so we should be able to put it into the layout phase right after Dead Vault Descent (5E) is done! You can get this fantastic adventure for Pathfinder right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and Amazon!

Of course, we love traditional fantasy as well as genre-straddling sci-fi crossover epics, and there is nothing more classic in fantasy than adventures into the forest, from fanciful fairy glades to shadowy tangles of monster-filled menace beneath the boughs of the endless wood! The Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter project for Pathfinder and 5th Edition is getting ready to launch TOMORROW MORNING!

This incredible accessory is perfect for any campaign ranging into the wilderness, especially those dealing with the fey or exploring and founding a keep and kingdom of your own on the borderlands of the wild! Among the bonus material that will become part of this compendium will be the long-awaited Royal Tournaments supplement as well as an incredible collection of character options in Royal Archetypes, each of which will be available for sale separately after the conclusion of the Kickstarter. The latter will include an array of terrific character options including the explorer and hidden guardian ranger, jester bard, knight-surgeon and order of the woodlands cavalier, fey mesmerist, huntsman medium, and MORE, including the unicorn charger prestige class and an array of delightful and deadly forest feats from Walk of the Wendigo to True Love's Kiss! This incredible compilation for Pathfinder and 5E launches tomorrow, April 1st - GET READY!

Last but not least, TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY of our incredible 60 BOOKS, 30 BUCKS Pathfinder MEGA-BUNDLE at Paizo.com! The same spectacular savings – over 90% off on 60 Pathfinder PDFs totaling 1,487 pages and with a regular sale price of $337! You also can get this great bundle right here at the Legendary Games webstore, but only until midnight tonight! When March is gone, so is this incredible deal! DO NOT MISS IT!

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This bundle does not include either of those supplements, though you can of course pick them up separately.

That said, I know a guy at Legendary Games, and I could probably hook you up with a special one-off bundle that included the Mythic Magic books you wanted. Email me at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we can talk.

We have had some requests to run a second Mythic Kickstarter, which we are contemplating for the fall, which would include a ton of the mythic material from the ACG and later books like Ultimate Intrigue and Horror Adventures, but there are some additional pieces we're still working on first so alas that will have to wait.

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So much fun stuff in this book. People are definitely going to enjoy it.

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The print books *should* be available by late July/early August, assuming no delays in the printing and ocean shipping process.

While PDFs for Aethera will go on sale on DrivethruRPG and RPGNow on Friday, print books will not be available there, as they only sell print-on-demand hardcopy books produced through their own printer. Since we are going with an independent printer, that won't be an option.

Print books and print/PDF bundles will be available through the Open Gaming Store and through Paizo, though not until the physical books arrive and are entered into their systems.

As a side note, while we're delighted if you pick up Aethera (or any of our Legendary Games products) in print here or wherever you can find them, we always encourage people to patronize our site directly whenever possible. If you preorder directly from us, you get in on the first wave of shipments as soon as the books arrive.

In addition, vendor sales outlets take a substantial cut in exchange for hosting products, and that cut is much larger for print books than it is for PDFs - 30% on the Open Gaming Store (vs. 20% on PDFs) and 50% (vs. 25% for PDFs) on Paizo. If want to buy here, then God bless you and thank you for your support, but like Robert said, check out the Legendary Games webstore; you're gonna love it!

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For higher-tech items like that, your best bet is actually the Treasury of the Machine from our Metal Gods line, which skews more in the future tech direction and definitely has targeting computers and scopes in it. If you want to double down on the android angle, Cyborgs is an entire 20-level class that is all about cybernetic modifications to the PC's body and gear.

Legendary Planet lands more on the magical side of the sci-fi/fantasy equation. Dead Vault Descent has a whole article on magitech character options and ad two-page spread of magical and technological items, and the following adventure, Confederates of the Shattered Zone has more tech items and an article on cybernetic enhancements.

Aethera is in between the two, and the core Aethera technology is gunpowder weapons, but those who master Aethertech can create (and, of course, PCs can find as treasure) advanced weaponry like the arc cutter, thundergun, and netherbeam rifle. Aethera also has the phalanx race, which is similar in concept but different in execution from the standard Pathfinder android - still definitely a mechanical race, but one with much more human-like thoughts and emotions and interactions.

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Wraithguard wrote:

You plan on going to GenCon this year Jason?

This is also when I realize there are so many interesting people I would like to meet that will probably be there. I'll need to make a list...

I will be there. I'll be spending some of my time at the Studio 2 Publishing booth hawking Legendary Games books and some time at various events!

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Hardly. You should go all wings all the time, and she should go total elven goth like Amy Lee from Evanescence, but with black scales instead of hair.

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Kevin Mack wrote:

Trying to buy the new legendary planet (Dead vault descent) from the Legendary games website but having a lot of trouble with it. Keeps asking for a shipping address even though its just the PDF I'm trying to buy.

(also for whatever reason even if it was a physical copy I was getting there dosent appear to be an option to send to the uk.)

We got your PDF sent your way, so that's fixed up, but you appear to be the latest victim of a strange UK glitch that happens some of the time with customers in the UK. I don't know why it happens, and more weirdly why it only happens with SOME UK customers; I mean, if it's a glitch, shouldn't it always happen with the UK?

What I've done for others when this happens and would be happy to do for you or anyone else in the UK that runs into a problem like this, is just have you email me directly at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we can do a direct Paypal transaction. You tell me what you want and Paypal the relevant amount to that email, and I send you the download links through Dropbox and/or DrivethruRPG's system (or the print product, if that's what you'd like to order).

Sorry for the inconvenience, but hey, it gives us a chance to show off our Legendary customer service! :)

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Michael Monn wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Luthorne wrote:
necromental wrote:
Michael Monn wrote:
The benefit on having it in the Paizo library is if I lose the backer PDF. It has happened before, and having an online library has saved my bacon.
Didn't you get as a DriveThru download? I know all of my kickstarters came from there, so pdfs are in my DriveThru library.
No, it was distributed via DropBox.
The files are now loaded to DrivethruRPG in preparation for wide release (they're closed to the general public until Friday), so if anybody who has already gotten their backer copies via Dropbox would like to have your PDF resent to you via DrivethruRPG let me know at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we'll be happy to drop it to you via that route so you've got an extra backup.
That is incerdibly generous. Offer accepted and email sent. Maybe I need to give Legendary Games another look due to awesome customer service.

Happy to be of assistance. Our customer service is just as Legendary as our products! :)

You may find that our Metal Gods and Legendary Planet lines play very nicely with the theme and style of Aethera. Two great tastes that taste great together!

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Luthorne wrote:
necromental wrote:
Michael Monn wrote:
The benefit on having it in the Paizo library is if I lose the backer PDF. It has happened before, and having an online library has saved my bacon.
Didn't you get as a DriveThru download? I know all of my kickstarters came from there, so pdfs are in my DriveThru library.
No, it was distributed via DropBox.

The files are now loaded to DrivethruRPG in preparation for wide release (they're closed to the general public until Friday), so if anybody who has already gotten their backer copies via Dropbox would like to have your PDF resent to you via DrivethruRPG let me know at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we'll be happy to drop it to you via that route so you've got an extra backup.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Did one freelancer do all the archdevils, one do all the empyreal lords, etcetera?

One freelancer did all the archdevils. :)

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The secret is out - Encounter Table Publishing and Legendary Games join forces to present the amazing AETHERA CAMPAIGN SETTING!

Robert Brookes and I have worked together on a number of products before and have developed a great working relationship, and the more we talked about this project and others the more it made sense to team up. If you love mixing your sci-fi and fantasy, wish a dose of cosmic horror, magical fantasy, and mystical noir, we are the companies for you!

For Pathfinder, Starfinder, Starjammer, Legendary Planet, or any kind of campaign, you've gotta check it out. And the price is so, so right- just $29.99 for almost 600 PAGES of sheer, unmitigated awesomeness. You also can preorder the print volume or print/PDF bundle, which we hope to have ready in time for GenCon in August.

You can get it next Friday in wide release, but right now, the ONLY place you can get it is the Legendary Games webstore. Grab your copy today!

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The wait is over, and now the tale can be told...

Welcome to the worlds of AETHERA, brought to you by Encounter Table Publishing and Legendary Games!

This magnificent and MASSIVE (nearly 600 pages) interplanetary adventure setting combines hard sci-fi, cosmic horror, magical fantasy, alien invasions, and mystical noir in a unique blend that suits all manner of genre-crossing campaigns. It’s a spectacular setting to use on its own with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules, as a more sci-fi-heavy companion to the Legendary Planet Adventure Path, or as a more magical setting for the upcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game.

These two great companies have teamed up to bring you the very best in beautiful, richly detailed, expertly crafted, intricately designed, and most of all flat-out fun sci-fi/fantasy products possible for your game. Many Legendary Games and Encounter Table Publishing authors and artists have worked together individually, but with a shared commitment to creating gaming supplements of unsurpassed quality, it is a joy and a delight to join forces on this project and many more going forward. You will not believe what Robert Brookes and I are cooking up for next year, but that's another story. This awesome alliance begins RIGHT NOW with an exclusive one-week presale of the Aethera Campaign Setting right here at the Legendary Games webstore before it goes into wide release next Friday!

If you backed the Kickstarter for this incredible book, you know how amazing it is. If you didn't... now's your chance to get a piece of the interstellar action! One week only at the Legendary Games webstore, and then available everywhere Pathfinder products are sold!

You can get all the details at the link right here!

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Last Friday we announced our upcoming Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter project, and we are psyched to bring this to you. Among the bonus material that will become part of this compendium will be the long-awaited Royal Tournaments supplement as well as an incredible collection of character options in Royal Archetypes, each of which will be available for sale separately after the conclusion of the Kickstarter. The latter will include an array of terrific character options including the explorer and hidden guardian ranger, jester bard, knight-surgeon and order of the woodlands cavalier, fey mesmerist, huntsman medium, and MORE, including the unicorn charger prestige class and an array of delightful and deadly forest feats from Walk of the Wendigo to True Love’s Kiss! This incredible compilation for Pathfinder and 5E launches next Saturday, April 1st – GET READY!

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