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After a good amount of discussion about how best to divide up the kineticist material, none of the ways we were going to do it quite fit the way we would like, so we actually have circled back around to our original idea, which was to release a single book as part of our Legendary Heroes product line.
I've talked to layout and if all goes well, Legendary Kineticists will be available starting Friday at the Legendary Games webstore as a PaizoCon exclusive, going into wide release here at Paizo and elsewhere after the convention is over.
The first one in the series, Kineticist Elements: Mind (you know, in case we decide later to do another Kineticist Elements book somewhere down the road), is off to layout!
I hope to get Legendary Kineticists off to layout tomorrow, but we're a bit undecided about whether or not to include a kineticist prestige class. We usually do in our Legendary Heroes products, but it's not an absolute necessity. I think on balance we're leaning towards no.
Maybe something for a follow-up book. :)
Another MYTHIC MONDAY comes, and magic is in the air, this time focused on the magic of intrigue with Mythic Minis 90: Intrigue Magic Feats!
Plus, if you're a 5E fan, there's a gaggle of grotesquely great monsters coming your way too, with Beasts of Legend: Boreal Bestiary!
You could use it either way. It depends on your taste in how the two sections interface with each other, so it's up to you how you'd like to run it.
GM Rednal wrote:
Make good use of your friend's copy of the Mythic Hero's Handbook. In particular, read the back part, where it covers some common problems in mythic games and offers a variety of solutions. XD
If you're looking for a good primer on balancing the mythic rules, you also can buy that chapter as a standalone PDF for just $2.99 right here: Mythic Solutions
Vic Wertz wrote:
Space Needle food once upon a time was a tragic joke, but I've been about a half dozen times in the last 10 years and it's actually quite good now.
It's VERY expensive, though. The cheapest entree I think is $35, and most are in the 40s-50s, going up into the 70s. It does include a "free" elevator ride to the top, which is I think like $15 just to ride up to the observation deck, so besides the rotating view as you eat (go near sunset - the views are incredible) you can also go up and wander the upper deck and balcony.
It's MYTHIC MONDAY, and that means a brand new batch of intrigue feats for you, this time focused on clever combat and sneaky swordplay!
We also thank Endzeitgeist for all his hard work reviewing great 3PP products, and give a shout-out to Beasts of Legend: Beasts of the East, the latest 5-star review recipient!
And speaking of five stars, this week you can still pick up Legendary Rogues, one of Endy's TOP TEN of 2015 for just $2 as our TWO$DAY product of the week!
Distant Scholar wrote:
2011, the year of our birth! We only had two products that year, and nothing after that until July 1, 2012. I'll be interested to see 2013, as that is when LG really started to take off in a big way.
More intrigue feats, plus an amazing deal on one of the best Pathfinder products of the year? YES PLEASE!
Mythic Minis 88: Feats of Misdirection is out now, with 9 new mythic intrigue feats!
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The Purity of Violence wrote:
Ok, (and I acknowledge you as a fellow backer, or this would have taken a entirely different tone) but do you have anything official to add? or please don't waste my time....
We're just as frustrated as you are with the delay on the HeroLab files, but at this point there's nothing we can do but wait.
HeroLab has had the Mythic Hero's Handbook files for almost 2 months, and aside from a small amount of corrections they sent back to our coder (which he sent back to them) there hasn't been any movement.
About 85% of the mythic spells are entered for the Mythic Spell Compendium. Our coder put in a request to LoneWolf for access to some of the raw data files for the remaining 140 or so spells but has yet to receive it. Once that is done. They will be ready for review.
On the Mythic Monster Manual, again he put in a request for raw daa files for bestiary monsters and has yet to receive them.
This is the second project for which we offered HeroLab support (the first being the Gothic Campaign Compendium), and both times the process has been long and frustrating. Some of that has to do with finding reliable coders to bring a project to completion, but some of it also has to do with the workflow and capacity at LoneWolf. I think they outgrew their original architecture and staffing framework, and they just aren't able to keep up with demand, especially for 3PP.
As a result, we haven't offered HeroLab files for any of our subsequent projects, Kickstarter or otherwise, because we don't want to promise something we aren't confident we can deliver. Unfortunately, we have very little control over the pace of HeroLab work. You mention that we have no problem turning out new products, and certainly that's true; we can set whatever pace we like in terms of releasing product in print and PDF. The only limiting factors are our own workflow and budget.
With HeroLab, that's not the case. We are entirely at the mercy of another company's schedule and priorities for when products are available, and that's not a very fun place to be.
At the time we did Mythic Mania, we had just successfully finished the HeroLab for the Gothic book and felt that the delays there were perhaps an aberration. We had several coders tapped to work on the project and felt ready to go forward. Obviously, it hasn't worked out as hoped for a variety of reasons.
The project is MOSTLY done, and no one will be happier than I when it's finally ALL THE WAY done, but as far as being able to promise exactly when it will be available I just don't know. I'll certainly keep everyone updated as soon as I know anything.
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Thanks for hopping into the discussion Rednal.
I'd agree that the monsters in here cap out at CR 30 by design, as that's as far as any official published Pathfinder monsters go, but Rednal offers a lot of good suggestions for how to improve them further.
I'd also suggest the Path of Villains and Path of Dragons as good supplements to existing mythic rules that really make your monsters more effective and resilient to dirty tricks your PCs will try to pull on them. This content is not duplicated in our mythic hardbacks (other than a couple of mythic dragon abilities).
Today marks the start of a new series of products devoted to the arts of Intrigue! The Asian-themed Imperial Intrigue and Mythic Magic: Intrigue Spells are well underway, and starting today you can pick up the first in a series of Mythic Minis that dial up the power of persuasion to eleven! Mythic Minis 87: Feats of Diplomacy is the first in this series, and you can pick it up today right here at Paizo as well as at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, and DrivethruRPG!
Coming soon in this line:
Mythic Minis 88: Feats of Misdirection
and many more to come!
I'm actually running two separate groups through Legendary Planet right now. One group has all standard fantasy races (though one is an alienist summoner from the Gothic Campaign Compedium), while the other has two chlorvians. One was raised by gnomes and thinks she's just a tall, barky gnome. So her background is basically as an orphan who had never known anything other than the gnomes, though there are a few strange family stories about things that had clues about other worlds.
The other is more of the amnesia background.
Both of them get called "wood elves" by almost everybody (and so, for that matter, does the gnome) - a bit of a running gag on the fantasy world. Of course, now they're off into To Worlds Unknown, so the gag isn't needed any longer, but I'm sure it'll come up again at some point.
Canadian Bakka wrote:
Sure. The simple solution is to assign the settlement type based on the Settlement Population Ranges on p. 203 of the GMG. At a population of 5,560, they're just barely over the line to "Small City," which would give a purchase limit of 25,000 gp.
The "two districts equal a metropolis" concept is a weird one, and I think it ends up attributing more game-mechanical meaning to the word than it should have. Go with population and let it rock.