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RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,059 posts. 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character.


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Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

They are all existing spells from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic, so the base versions are listed there and in the online PRD. These simply supply the mythic variations and augmentations of those pre-existing spells.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Let the Mythic Minis resume, with Mythic Minis 31: Feats of Acrobatics, plus a side order of Mythic Monsters: Constructs!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Mythic Mondays are back, and this one is so good you're gonna flip!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Some of the best monsters aren't born.. THEY'RE MADE!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Auxmaulous wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:

Does my heart good to see folks talking about the best director in the biz!

The Hungry Fog is VERY much inspired by his movie, in any event. Note how well it works with undead! I'd peg the sailors from the movie as revenants who have leprosy though.

A creature inspired by the monster from The Thing was statted up in d20 Modern's Menace Manual; I had to loan my copy of the movie to Matt Sernett so he could watch it several times to get all the abilities in, and you'll note some easter eggs in the Star Doppelganger's entry in that book as a result.

Yes, a PF version would be excellent.

JC's version of The Thing was very Lovecraftian - actually one of the best non-mythos mythos-style creatures ever depicted in cinema (HPL doesn't translate well to the cinema), if that makes any sense.

We created a version of The Thing as a mythic monster which we called the qomok in Mythic Monsters: Aliens. We did a preview piece on it before the book came out highlighting the monster, with Michael Jaecks' excellently horrible piece of artwork for it. You can check it out here.

HA: Ninja'd by Ben!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

We've got some new Pathfinder product coming up on Monday... MYTHIC Monday... but we have also just released a brand-new game of our very own, from the wild and wonderful imagination of Clinton J. Boomer. Behold...

SPLINTERED GODHOOD!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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To follow up on Chemlak's statement, the idea of BP is that they represent not just the material goods associated with a thing, but also the investment in human(oid) resources. That is, the labor of the people is its own "resource" from the point of view of the kingdom, and people devoting their time to soldiering are not devoting their time to other resource-productive activities of the kingdom.

The system is intentionally abstract, and part of that abstraction is conceiving of BP as "the total value of everything your kingdom is doing" rather than "pile of gold in the palace vault."

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

It's Boomeriffic!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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In the earlier planning and writing stages it was, but when the word count started pushing up close to 30,000 words with no end in sight I had to focus-test what THIS book was going to be about and broke off several pieces that were either finished or partially written that would fit more logically together. The most logically coherent grouping for Ultimate War ended up being tied together through the lens of siege warfare and siege weapons (since aerial combat and naval combat both were both connected with siege weapons) and combined arms (since it offers an alternate method of organizing aerial and naval squadrons as well as ground units). Even with that adjustment, it has a higher word count than either Ultimate Rulership or Ultimate Battle.

Something I learned in grad school is that every paper can't be about everything, and in publishing every product can't be about everything, much as I'd like to just keep writing. At some point you've gotta find a good place to stop and then start the next one. The heroes-to-armies piece was a casualty of that this time around, but it'll be front and center when Ultimate Armies comes to town. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

THE WAR HAS BEGUN! And ULTIMATE SPELLS as well, just in case you don't have enough!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Time to make the magic happen, ULTIMATE COMBAT STYLE!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

THE WAR HAS BEGUN!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Truth. If you are looking for great maps of a BIG ship, grab a copy of this one!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
I haven't received the new version either :(

Sent!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Eric Hinkle wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Fixed file uploaded and emailed to all purchasers!
Sorry to be a pain, but the new PDF doesn't seem to have arrived in my Inbox.

It bounced back from your email inbox with an error message about "maximum session size, so I waited until today to try resending it. Check your inbox again.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Yep, uploaded the wrong file. That'll teach me to try uploading stuff that late at night. Sleepiness 1, precision zip.

Fixed file uploaded and emailed to all purchasers!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Zaister wrote:

Got it!

But why is the PDF missing the cover?

I'll bet that when I uploaded the fixed version, I accidentally uploaded the CreateSpace version (the one for the interior of the print product and cover separate, since they are uploaded into the system separately) instead of the "web version" (with cover and interior together).

I'm away from home at the moment but I'll check back on it when I get home and make sure the files are correct (and send the correct version to you and any other purchasers).

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

ULTIMATE WAR HAS ARRIVED! If you want to take your fantasy battles to new heights in your Pathfinder game, you need this RIGHT NOW!

THE WAR HAS BEGUN!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

We definitely don't want this to become a Freaky Friday!

Found one last typo and sent the lost text over to Dain. Just finished up the back cover text. Should be ready to go in the morning.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Ha, WarpWolf = awesome. :)

Pirate adventures are perfect candidates for tinkering and shuffling, so it's great to see you finding the right way to tailor them to your campaign.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

I think you should really enjoy it. It's a bit of a different take on adventure scenarios, but one that really works well in a pirate campaign.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Not taunting, UPDATING!

Final editing pass complete. Edits sent back to layout. Need to run down a missing text fragment and write the updated back cover text and we'll be ready to roll. Tomorrow looking very promising indeed. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Glad to hear they had such a great time with them. Matt's been cranking out some great material. Originally this was just going to be one project, with each of the Kickstarter backers from our Gothic Campaign Compendium providing an idea for an island or a ship, but Matt kept writing and the ideas kept growing and I said, "Hey, let's make a series of adventures out of this!" And here we are, four adventures later and tons of fun all around.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

And already a 5-star review! Glad you and your players enjoyed it, Weslocke!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Glad you are enjoying. We'll continue the experiment for a while and see how people respond to the options and if there's a clear overall preference for one vs. the other.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Review copy downloaded. Reviewing now.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Soon, very soon!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

That does sound pretty sweet! :)

At this point, I anticipate that our next product to release will be Ultimate War. I should be getting the review copies in the next day or so, and if everything is copacetic I hope to be able to release it on Friday.

Next in line, aside from our Mythic Minis restarting next month (hey, I'm taking the week off right after GenCon) would be Path of Villains, and we shall see what comes after that!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Ha, many thanks!

And for what it's worth, I only make the implication that a certain game is the world's most FAMOUS roleplaying game. It still has a brand identity that for a lot of the non-gamer public is virtually synonymous with the entire genre. What's the fastest way to explain your favorite game RPG to someone who doesn't game?

"I play Pathfinder."
"What's that?"
"Well, it's kind of like... "

Most popular, I think we know where Pathfinder ranks on the sales charts and has for a while. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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wackyanne wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
I must state for the record that any reference to a specific game in the product tags or product groupings for this product has been added for organizational purposes by the online retailer, Paizo Inc. Legendary Games claims no affiliation with any other company and makes no reference to any specific roleplaying game in this product or its product description.

Well, that's hardly true. In your email promoting a sale of your Pathfinder-compatible products on a competing site, Legendary Games says the following:

"The only products not included are the two adventures we are releasing this GenCon for use with the 5th Edition of the world's most famous roleplaying game. There are no dungeons in them, nor dragons, but The Murmuring Fountain (5th Ed) and The Fiddler's Lament (5th Ed) both provide excellent 1st-level adventures with a delightful splash of horror and mystery. Grab your brand-new Basic Set or Player's Handbook and take your new 5th Edition characters for a spin in these darkling fantasy adventures from industry legends Greg Vaughan, Clark Peterson, and Jason Nelson!"

The only thing that was not done was spell out Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition directly, while referring to it as closely as possible, in every which way possible. You are at the very best being disingenuous, if not dishonest or worse.
The product may itself be good (hard to say, particularly as to its compatibility, as only the PHB and some Basic Rules have been released of D&D5E so far), but the promotion leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Hi Wackyanne,

I posted a reply over on The Fiddler's Lament thread, but the same is true here, of course.

Then again, Orthos beat me to the punch and said pretty much everthing I did over there. I should've read this thread first and I could've pointed you to his explanation instead! :)

Thanks Orthos, and I hope you pick up the product and enjoy it Quiche Lisp.

Jason

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Hi Wackyanne,

What you say is both true and not, because that dividing line in the world of IP is a very important one. You are allowed to hint all you like, but you cannot directly refer to trademarks owned by another company. The terms we have referenced are common-language words that are not specific to any company. There are many 5th editions of things. There are other Player's Handbooks. There are other Basic Sets.

Terms like "D&D" and "DM" and "Dungeon Master" are all trademarked terms that are owned by Wizards of the Coast. That's why you don't see them in Pathfinder products, even though the game is (mostly) backwards compatible with the 3rd Edition of the game.

In this case, the Paizo webstore has tagged our product with the trademark of another company. That's something that we, as the creators of the product can't do, and to avoid the appearance of infringing on a trademark we need to state that.

If it sounds like legalese weasel words... well, that makes two of us, but unfortunately that's the field you play in when you create products that connect to another company's. The same thing is true with our Adventure Path Plug-Ins for Paizo's APs. It doesn't matter that many of our authors are the same ones that worked on the APs. If a Paizo product isn't on the list on the PRD, we can't reference it. We can use rules from it, but we can't mention it by name. We can hint about the "Pirate Adventure Path" or the "Gothic Horror AP" and specific characters, places, and events that you find in them, and we do in a number of ways, but we can't call out any of it by name or refer to it directly.

When you put them together it creates an implied meaning that we intend to be obvious, but we literally CAN'T come right out and say it, and in fact it is in our interest to make a disclaimer to any readers to ensure that not only are we not infringing any trademarks, but that we are not creating a product that is "confusingly similar" to the products of another company.

If we can construct an announcement that clearly conveys the meaning we wish without actually, that's the best we can do to help the gaming public find products that we think will be a lot of fun for them to use with certain game systems or products, but the legalities require us to do this little tap dance.

I certainly regret any sense of dissembling and any bad taste that arose from the product announcements and phrasing and hope the above makes some sense as to why we took the approach we did.

TL;DR - We know what this product would work well with. We assume you can figure it out pretty easily. But, to fulfill the letter of the law we are required to say otherwise, even if it seems silly or disingenuous.

Thanks for your feedback,
Jason

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Glad to hear you loved it. If you have time, please do post a review on the product page for Path of Dragons!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Still happening. That will be our early September Mythic Monsters release.

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Glad you guys are looking forward to it! I am too!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Woohoo! Happy reading and hope you enjoy it!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

It does!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Just got some great new artwork from Michael Jaecks for an upcoming product. This is one time when you'll be very happy to get WORMS!!!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

It's in layout right now. As soon as Dain finishes with it, it'll be up for sale!

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I must state for the record that any reference to a specific game in the product tags or product groupings for this product has been added for organizational purposes by the online retailer, Paizo Inc. Legendary Games claims no affiliation with any other company and makes no reference to any specific roleplaying game in this product or its product description.

That said, if you were planning to pick up a new edition of a roleplaying game that is probably the best-known brand name in the industry, this adventure should work with it very well. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

I must state for the record that any reference to a specific game in the product tags or product groupings for this product has been added for organizational purposes by the online retailer, Paizo Inc. Legendary Games claims no affiliation with any other company and makes no reference to any specific roleplaying game in this product or its product description.

That said, if you were planning to pick up a new edition of a roleplaying game that is probably the best-known brand name in the industry, this adventure should work with it very well. :)

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Wrath wrote:
Bob Bob Bob wrote:

I think you're wildly overestimating what a 2 mile radius is. When I dropped that on Mount Rushmore, it only barely reached the nearest settlement. It's the range a human in full plate covers in an hour, walking. Also, due to the way magic is written, it only hits that 2 mile radius, even if you conjure a tornado. "a spell's range is the maximum distance from you that the spell's effect can occur", from the Range entry of magic. Unless you're dropping it right outside a city you don't want to wreck only the animals get screwed.

I'm failing to see how "with a single spell I can destroy an entire cave network/invading army/village" is balanced in any way by "but we'll have to check to make sure we don't hit anyone we don't want to or else we become the bad guys". Since it takes 10 minutes to cast and manifest and choosing "calm local...

So, now you're not just casting and walking away as the orginal poster of this scenario posted.

Now you're sending out the rest of the party to clear a two mile radius (12.56 square miles) so you can cast a spell to take care of the big bad guy.

Hexes in Kingmaker are 12 miles across, making them around 150 square miles. You'd need over a dozen 2-mile-radius circles to cover one hex.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Awesome. You should have a very good time LOOTING!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Oh, and I almost forgot:

HUGE SAVINGS, new GenCon exclusives, pirates, magic, spells, and... 5th Edition too! Truly, this is going to be a LEGENDARY GenCon, and we want you to join us in celebrating!

GENCON Exclusives available only at the Legendary Games webstore: the aforementioned Islands of Plunder: Raid on the Emperor's Hand

GENCON Exclusives available RIGHT NOW at the Legendary Games webstore and starting on Thursday the 14th at shop.d20pfsrd, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG: The Murmuring Fountain and The Fiddler's Lament revised for use with the 5th Edition of the world's most famous roleplaying game!

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

EML: Yes, Kingmaker too! In fact, I added some information and images about Royal Tournaments to my PowerPoint presentation!

LM: If you want to launch Jade Regent, go for it! I'll send around the information as I am able over the GenCon weekend so you can see what is coming.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

As a matter of fact... WE DO!

And not just on the distant horizon, either. We have TWO (possibly three) products we are hoping to release in the next month or two, and maybe a third by year's end, which will probably close the book on our Far East Plug-Ins. There will be more news about that at our "What's New with Legendary Games" seminar on Thursday at GenCon, 5:00-6:00 in the Grand Central C at the Crowne Plaza (and which I'll be posting up online as soon as I have the opportunity).

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

AVAST MATEYS - it's time for a Raid on the Emperor's Hand!

We are proud to announce the fourth episode in Superstar author Matt Goodall's 5-star Islands of Plunder series, a fantastic 8th-level adventure for daring privateers with the guts to go for the biggest score of their misbegotten lives!

And since it IS GenCon week and this IS Paizo.com, far be it from us to bring you new product without also announcing FANTASTIC OFFERS FOR BIG SAVINGS right here at the Paizo.com store!

How does 50% off all PDFs (except one), 10% off print books, and 20% off print/PDF bundles (plus the PDF Gothic Campaign Compendium) sound to you?

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

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Got your message. Rachel and I chatted and nailed down all the Paypal backer info, so it looks like things are squared away on that front.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Send me a note at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and I'll see I can get you something before I head out for GenCon.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

One note about the Vegsundvaag encounter. I had originally written it with her having several children in her lair, each with their own cave, so that an encounter with the mama dragon would also involve an encounter with one or more of the young dragons at the same time. They might not come to help the other young dragons, but they would come to mama's call and she would come to theirs.

If you're interested in the original manuscript, let me know.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Not one but TWO products about to drop, just in time for GenCon. We'll have more details tomorrow, but for now how about two announcements on BIG SAVINGS FOR GENCON!

Big bundle savings on shop.d20pfsrd!

nd ANOTHER bundle PLUS a THIRD OFF EVERYTHING on DrivethruRPG!

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