|Jason Nelson RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games|
Tru dat. No school like the old school. Sprinkle a little Jim Roslof in there too, with a chaser of Tramp!
Hi Oceanshieldwolf -
Yep, you've got it. The name is our spin on the officially published Paizo AP whose name rhymes with it but which we can't actually use in our publications since that name is part of Paizo's IP and is not Open Content. Much like the Gothic AP or the Far East AP for which we also have product lines (and the Coldwood Codex is also an excellent resource for the Witches of Winter AP). Our product lines are parallel but use similar names that are intended to evoke what the published AP is about. We were going to call this one the "Kings and Kingdoms AP," but in the end we bounced it around and decided that "Kingbreaker" both rhymed with the official one and sounded more fun and evocative.
I must emphasize, of course, that while these products provide ideal supports for those APs, often filling in missing or thin parts of the AP with terrific detail and richness, every product also absolutely stands on its own for use in a home campaign that is anywhere in the neighborhood of the thematic tropes of each AP, or even if you just want to inject a bit of that flavor into your campaign of any kind.
As for your hesitation to buy, having just seen the new Star Trek movie yesterday I can only say this: "RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!" :)
Seriously, check it out. You won't be disappointed.
We will see. There is a large group of new products coming together all at the same time, and when layout resources are limited we may not have time to go back and fix it up for a while. When and if we do, though, we will send it directly to people who have bought it directly from Legendary Games, and we'll post it up for re-download on Paizo and our other sales sites.
Eric Hinkle wrote:
Yep, oracles can see them. Fat lotta good it'll do em. :)
Eric Hinkle wrote:
Of course, if true, that can lead to some amusement as the 'crazy oracle' tries to convince everyone that the reason why everyone's going blind/insane/lame isn't because of his magic, but because of the little weeping, blood-stained bag of... something, slithering around town.
Ha! Brilliant. All part of the job of being the resident loon in the party.
Been there, and all over the south (except Florida) - heck I lived in Nashville for 13 months and my ex-wife was from Columbus, GA, and we visited down that way a few times, and had some great (and also not-so-great) BBQ.
In this case, though, I was referring specifically to "BBQ pork" in the Chinese style. This is not dry, pink, bland chips of nothing. This is rich, moist, succulent, sweet, sticky, intensely porky... just dayum... I want some now! :)
Hi EML -
Thanks for the feedback. I think the first draft of the bokereyder was a monstrous humanoid, so that sentence probably is an artifact that slipped through. I'll clean that up and a few typos (like the a/effect).
As for the font, it looks smooth and well-rounded on my computer (standard HP Pavilion laptop with HD screen); I'm not sure why it looks jagged on your display. I'm not particularly tech-savvy when it comes to diagnosing that kind of problem, but I can ask Liz to investigate other options for future products. I'd be interested to know:
QUICK QUESTION #1: Is anyone else having trouble with the fonts in the Kingbreaker AP Plug-Ins looking jagged or having trouble scaling?
As for the spacing issues, Liz was experimenting with a different visual style, and one that might have been a bit more readable than the very compact text columns she was using on the Gothic product line. I've always had 20/20 vision so reading small print has never been a problem personally, but electronic-only products can strain the eyes a bit so I thought maybe increasing the point size and white space might make for a more pleasant reading experience. I'd also be interested to know:
QUICK QUESTION #2: Do people prefer the more open layout style of the Kingbreaker AP Plug-Ins, or would they prefer a return to a more tightly packed text columns with a smaller point size, as with the Gothic and Far East AP Plug-Ins?
I'll post both questions up on our Facebook page for comments as well and we'll see what the fandom thinks. Thanks for bringing your thoughts to my attention and for your enthusiastic support of Legendary Games!
No problem - I just forgot to renew my Hostmonster monthly payment. I just did and it's up now, but you can't actually order it through the site. Wordpress has a limit of 10 MB for file uploads, and this product is over that limit (one of a number of reasons that I'll be migrating our webpage to a new hosting service next month when I have more time after our school lets out for summer).
In any case, the site is back up now, with instructions for direct email ordering through our company email at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the same email address as the payee email in Paypal.
I look forward to your orders and am delighted that you are excited to get on board and get your copy today!
It's true, alas, Paseo is closed Monday at both locations. I hadn't thought of that. Ah well, plenty of other delights to tempt the palate.
If you like Chinese, Din Tai Fung in Bellevue is a delightful spot that's a bit different from the usual cuisine, featuring delectable "soup dumplings" as well as really good noodles, fried rice (no, seriously, it's really good), and other dishes. In the International District, you also really must try the barbecued pork and side pork at the Kau Kau BBQ. It is an absolute revelation and makes you wonder "Wait, *THIS* is what BBQ pork is supposed to taste like? Where have you been all my life!" :)
Pathfinder has sort of gone away from specific Knowledge check tables for each creature and it's shifted to a standardized check DC of 10 + CR. That mostly deals with learning its special abilities, though; if we're talking about just regular creature lore, I can still see the use for it.
I'll talk with Tim Hitchcock and see if he has any objection to adding that in for each of his creatures. I'm think we could probably add that to our next monster product... which might be coming along sooner than you think. :)
Let's have a big welcoming round of applause for the man, the myth, the legend, Tim Hitchcock, with his very first product for Legendary Games!
Tim and I have teamed up to produce a terrific new monster supplement for Legendary Games, following in the foosteps of the terrifying Construct Codex, with fabulous artwork by Jason Juta, Tanyaporn Sangsnit, and newcomer Steve Wood, some of which we've previewed already. This product focuses on the fey and the undead, with richly detailed multipage spreads for each monster packed wall to wall with the kind of lore and attention to every aspect of each monster's personality, ecology, and society that you would expect in an AP Bestiary, if not more.
In addition, on top of incredibly inventive monster crunch and fluff, amazing illustrations, and of course robust hyperlinking, the Coldwood Codex also includes 3 pages of full-color foldable paper minis, allowing you to print and unleash them on your PCs in delightful and deadly living (or unliving, as the case may be) color!
Available now exclusively for advance purchase directly from Legendary Games, and available later this week in wide release including right here at Paizo.com!
Sorry for the long delay but finally pinned the missus down for yea/nay, and she says yea, so Tour Guide Barbie am I!
Food options are many and varied, so if you provide some genres I can steer you in the direction of the places I think are the best around town for food of those types.
You not drinking coincides nicely with me not drinking, as I don't think any pub-crawling would be on my recommended list since I wouldn't have the first idea what to recommend as something worth visiting.
You might also think about whether you want to venture outside of Seattle at all; if you do, a visit to the XXX Root Beer and Boehm's chocolates in Issaquah is neat, and if you're going there it's only about another 15 minutes up I-90 to Snoqualmie Falls, which is very pretty.
Thanks for your purchase and I'm glad you enjoyed the product!
When Boomer and I were developing these tomes, we didn't worry about pricing and focused on making new book concepts (which often weren't even BOOKS at all) with a variety of new rule concepts - some feats, some spells, some oddball combinations of class abilities.
If you were going to price out a grimoire, spellbooks would be priced as indicated in the Core Rulebook, and I think it's reasonable to treat new feats that you don't get as a bonus as perhaps 2nd level spells.
As for actual bonus feats, judge the utility of the feats you gain. If it's a combat-useful feat, you might price it as high as 10,000 gp; if it's not very useful in combat situations (like, say, Endurance), perhaps half that.
Really, there is no firm precedent in the game for the cost of feats. Some people point to the ioun stone that grants Alertness as the archetypal "cost per feat" item at 10,000, but there's not really a clear-cut standard.
The best rule for pricing oddball stuff is simply to compare it to existing magic items and play a bit of the "Would you rather have this or that?" game. Compare the items where you'd pick the feat-granting book instead, and it should be higher in price than those items. If you'd pick the other item over the book 9 out of 10 times, chances are the book's price should be lower.
Hope that helps!
Eric has the right of it. The Ughar are intended to represent a small isolated tribe in the foothills of the "Eastern Tors," just a collection of small scattered villages like Gloym (there are a few other villages mentioned in the text, like the one that Ganec Trom travels to). They don't correlate to any named tribe in the published AP.
To EML - One of the great strengths of the "Heroes" line is their utility as drop-in NPCs for any campaign. In particular, given that the Kingmaker AP is one of the closest APs Paizo has done in terms of being a "classic fantasy" AP, the characters designed for it here can very easily fit into almost any kind of campaign.
Plus, they're just that darned cool! You should totally get them anyway; you *WILL* find a good use for them sooner rather than later, be it as allies, adversaries, cohorts, hirelings, love interests, long-lost relatives, or even just fodder for stories and sidetreks.
To Daronil - We do have our sights set on WotR, though we will see exactly how that comes together, as we have a lot of pots boiling right now. We do have one big surprise coming with our NEXT Heroes project after this one, but we aren't quite ready to let that cat out of the bag just yet. :)
I could have misheard, but I was pretty sure they said the Extremis enhanciles were heating up to 3000 degrees Celsius as well (which, as you said, is about 5400 degrees F, which seems hot enough to melt through titanium pretty readily.
More to the point, the movie does go to considerable lengths to talk about how Tony is:
I don't think the notion that this giant pile of suits isn't completely up to snuff of his core suit is all that far-fetched, or that JARVIS remote-piloting all of them at once is less combat-efficient than Tony piloting one with Jarvis' help.
Long story short: It didn't tweak my suspension of disbelief while watching the movie or afterwards. YMMV.
For those of you who just can't get enough of Neil Spicer's incredibly detailed pregenerated characters, you will be happy to learn that [b]Conquering Heroes is on final approach/b]! Half the team previewed today, and yet more to come tomorrow!
It's a fair question and one I've been asked before, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it nor had any luck in recruiting someone with more WordPress savvy than I have to do it for me.
I am strongly considering moving our web hosting to a new site that's a little less do-it-yourself and has a little more ready-made functionality, like account setup, messageboards, etc., but that will probably have to wait until next month; my school year ends on June 7th, so I'll have more time to deal with that kind of stuff then.
As for the adventure, glad you enjoyed it! Please do post up a review once the product is live here.
EML - I just emailed Liz about the missing link you pointed out above (and another link missing in the random encounter table); both will get fixed when the revised PDF goes up.
BTW, Jim Groves just turned in his manuscript for Road to Destiny, and it is EVEN BIGGER than Cold Mountain! I hope you like reading, because you're going to be getting a whole lot of words coming pretty soon. :)
Jason Nelson wrote:
And by shortly I mean *NOW*! Check your email inbox for the entire collection of player-friendly textless maps for Cold Mountain. They will be incorporated in the product PDF as soon as Liz is able to put them in layout, but they await your use and perusal even as we speak!
Also attached is your coupon code for participating in our advance purchase 10 for 10 program. Hope you enjoy and that these maps and this adventure help (wait for it)... MAKE YOUR GAME LEGENDARY!
At long last, we bring you COLD MOUNTAIN!!!
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You can do whale watching in the summer, but spring and late summer/early fall are the better seasons for it in terms of how many you're going to see. It is also pretty much an all-day commitment, because where the orca pods live is not that close to Seattle (if you were in Victoria, British Columbia, you'd be a lot closer to where the whales are).
Bruce Lee's grave is in Volunteer Park I believe, which is not far from downtown, but I believe they put a fence around it a few years ago. I'd have to look into it to check for sure.
I'll check with the missus and see what we can do. I'll let you know. :)
(alas I don't have my Science Center membership - a couple of PaizoCons ago I took a few people around on a mini-tour, crossing over with Tim's group part of the time)
Legendary Games welcomes to the fold the inimitable and amazing Todd Stewart as our latest author, bringing you his glorious and evocative prose and wild flights of fanciful imagination. Nobody knows the Pathfinder planes like Todd does, and he is ready to break forth some fantastic and fanciful concepts and ideas about the influence of the fey upon the world in Beyond the Bright Veil. Check out today's preview, and look for a foretaste of what Todd's been cooking up in tomorrow's preview.
Liz is working on it as we speak. She had hoped to get it done this weekend but, like all talented people, she had a big pile of stuff to get through. Add to that the fact that Cold Mountain is our biggest product ever, and you get a little hiccup. I'm expect it should be ready either tonight or tomorrow.
Glad you're looking forward to it; I know I am!
I might be able to help out, though I'd need to check with the wife first.
BTW, anyone with an Entertainment coupon book for Seattle can get a lot of "buy one-get one free" coupons. The books are only about 10 bucks now; if you're going to hit even one of the paying admission attractions above, you'd probably make your money back. For that matter, I *have* an Entertainment book and I'd happily give you the coupons for things like Underground Seattle. Even if I don't end up tour guiding, I'm sure we could meet up at PaizoCon and I could give you the coupons there.
As an additional note, the EMP is doing a special exhibit featuring "Fantasy" as their theme, which I'm pretty sure runs through the summer, so that should be pretty entertaining. Their other special exhibits I've been to have been pretty good (AC/DC, Battlestar Galactica, horror movies, robots). I know they mentioned having the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones as part of the exhibit.
doc the grey wrote:
Also quick question about the perfected creation feat. Are you supposed to be spending you ki specifically on said feat in order to get the bonus or do you just add up all the times you've used ki and add it to your progress whenever you make your roll?
Just the points you spend toward using Perfected Creation. If you go and punch somebody in the face with 20 Hadoukens, you don't add those ki points you spend into the total. :)