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RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,752 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

Now available from Legendary Games!

P.S. YARRRRR!!!!

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

By the way, for anyone interested in our MYTHIC MANIA Kickstarter, the pledges have just unlocked the latest bonus goal, which allows YOU to vote for your four favorite creatures from this product, Mythic Monsters: Sea Monsters, and decide which four creatures are guaranteed a spot in the Mythic Monster Manual.

Check out the latest update here!

You have to be a backer to vote, but even if you decide not to pledge for all the PDFs or print books you can still pledge just a few dollars and that lets you see all backer-only updates and vote in backer-only polls (and also helps everyone reach bonus goals based on total number of backers).

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

Valantrix1 wrote:

Jason, I have finally got around to reading this one and have run into a question. In the Share Breath feat, in the benefit section it reads this:

Benefit: As a full-round action, you can imbue an ally with the ability to breathe water. Your ally must remain within 5 feet times your mythic rank or tier. This ability persists until you revoke it as a full-round action or until the creature moves farther from you than the above distance. If the ability ends while that creature is still underwater, it may begin to drown. If you expend one use of your mythic power,

Bam! That is it. I’m missing the last part of the description. I don’t know if this is an oversight on my part (I’m blind after all), but I thought I should bring it to your attention. If it isn’t an oversight on my part, can you please give us the text that is supposed to be there? Thanks!

Oops, you've got it right! The end of that sentence is missing it should read:

If you expend one use of your mythic power, you can share this ability with a number of additional allies equal to your mythic rank or tier.

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

DragoDorn wrote:
silverhair2008 wrote:

I just wanted to drop in and leave my 2 cp. While I am interested in the books, I just cannot afford to pledge $150 in order to get all 3. Also, I prefer hard copies to PDF's. They are actually easier to read in bed than have a laptop on my legs. Therefore it appears I will have to wait til they are published and buy them one at a time.

Just my 2 cp.

I was interested in backing at this level too until I saw that it didn't actually get you physical copies of the books. I'm not paying $50 a piece for PDFs.

The folks upthread have it right:

$150 is for three physical books, one in hardback already (and the next probably a few days away from going hardback as well), and all over 200 pages and climbing just about every day.

$75 is for three PDFs.

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

Ditto. Good luck to you!

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

silverhair2008 wrote:

I just wanted to drop in and leave my 2 cp. While I am interested in the books, I just cannot afford to pledge $150 in order to get all 3. Also, I prefer hard copies to PDF's. They are actually easier to read in bed than have a laptop on my legs. Therefore it appears I will have to wait til they are published and buy them one at a time.

Just my 2 cp.

Hey, you can always dive in and pledge for just one of the books now, then get the others when they come out. By backing you can help reach additional backer goals, vote in our HERE THERE BE MONSTERS polls and other backer-only polls (one is coming up soon to decide which Rogue Genius Games classes to get the full mythic treatment), and get your name in the books as a backer.

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

Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:

I have a problem with Artokus's Fire: it shouldn't be mythic.

That description pretty much matches Greek fire, made in the real world by real people thousands of years before the quasi-medieval-renaissance time period of Golarion. Why should something so grounded in ordinary reality be "mythic"?

I'm pretty sure alchemist's fire is already supposed to be Greek fire, so Artokus' fire is more like napalm.

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

Marc Radle wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Changing Man wrote:
Any chance any of Kobold Press's New Paths materials getting a Mythic makeover? (I'm meaning, of course, aside from those relevant things coming in via Deep Magic. Spells are wonderful, but there's some cool class things there for the Hero's Handbook as well).

There's certainly a chance. It depends on how well things continue to progress as well as how much bandwidth Wolfgang and Co. can devote to the project. There are many MANY things that we *could* do, but a finite number of hours in the day and dollars to pay, so we will see in the end how far we can extend our reach.

Oooh, that sounds pretty interesting! Jason, if you want, I might be able to put you in touch with the guy that wrote most of that book ... :)

You know a guy, eh? Well tell your guy to talk to the head Kobold. I'm sure no one would take it amiss if you slid some of your content more on the Hero's Handbook side of things. Email me at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we'll see how we might want to do that and/or work things in farther down the road to bonus-goal-land.

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

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Terokai wrote:
IT HAPPENED ALL HAIL THE ELDER BRAIN!

Yea verily it doth be true! Say it with me:

MYTHIC PSIONICS ARE GO!!!

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming, including 18 MORE DAYS OF AWESOME, just making these books better and better. In just over $700 every one of these books will be over 200 pages, and up, and Up, and UP.

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

Jadeite wrote:
If we can secure an overseas distributor, that may help with the process after the fact, but that would be a bit down the road after backer fulfillment. We sold some products through Ulisses Spiele, a German distributor, on a test basis. We're in talks with Good Games in Australia to get our products listed through them as well. Heck, even if you're in the U.S. and Canada you can ask for our products through online retailers like The Warstore or Noble Knight Games or even your FLGS, whether you're at Enchanted Grounds in the Denver area or Card Kingdom right here in Seattle or whatever your store of choice may be.
So far, Ulisses only has your PoD products that I can also order through Amazon, I'd be more interested in your AP compilations.

That's where you come in. If you contact Ulisses and ask if they are going to carry it, they may come back to us and place an order, especially if you AND others do so. We can offer product, but they need to see that it's a product people want. If they see people asking for it, they'll be more inclined to want to carry it. It's kind of a dance to get all the partners in the supply chain together, but customers asking for product even when the distributor doesn't carry it (YET!) is definitely part of the process.

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

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Terokai wrote:
so close to mythic psionics!

Less than $200 away!

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

Jadeite wrote:

What are the chances of the book being available in europe once it's released?

Shipping cost aside, there's also the possibility that I would have to pick up the the books at the customs office which would increase the price to about 225$ for all three books.

I'm not 100% positive, but I believe that backer rewards from a Kickstarter are technically considered gifts for tariff purposes, so hopefully you would not be required to pay extra customs on them, but that does vary by country.

If we can secure an overseas distributor, that may help with the process after the fact, but that would be a bit down the road after backer fulfillment. We sold some products through Ulisses Spiele, a German distributor, on a test basis. We're in talks with Good Games in Australia to get our products listed through them as well. Heck, even if you're in the U.S. and Canada you can ask for our products through online retailers like The Warstore or Noble Knight Games or even your FLGS, whether you're at Enchanted Grounds in the Denver area or Card Kingdom right here in Seattle or whatever your store of choice may be.

Since we're a relatively new company, if you contact an online retailer or a game store, especially one where you have an established relationship and know the people there but even if you're just a new customer, and ask them for our products, you increase the chances that they'll want to continue stocking Legendary Games material and buying them in the future. If you don't see our products there, call and email them and ask for them. If a German or Australian distributor is not helpful to you, look for RPG distributors that do ship to your country, point them to our website and our company email at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com.

This is an area where fans can ABSOLUTELY help companies spread their reach and get their games available more widely. We can talk to distributors, but if they don't see a demand from fans they'll probably say "no thanks." If they hear from us and they hear from you, they start to see that this is a product they need to stock, and you help spread the good word of Legendary Games wider and wider, and that's good news for everybody!

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

MYTHIC UNDEAD UNLOCKED... MYTHIC PSIONICS NEXT!!!

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

Neil Spicer wrote:
Monkeygod wrote:
What happens if two monsters end up being tied for inclusion via the voting? Do they both get in, or will there be a sudden death vote?

Most likely, Jason will just ensure they both get included. Aside from the top-4 vote-getters, I believe he's going to be selecting 4 others from those offerings. So, if the backers voted a fifth that highly, it'll probably get a slot in the next 4 he'd select.

But that's just my two cents,
--Neil

The "other four monsters" could come from the same product or from anywhere else in the codex of all possible Pathfinder monsters. It's not a situation of, say for the next HERE THERE BE MONSTERS, where you pick four of the undead and we pick four more undead from that product.

Once we see who all the voted-in monsters are, we'll select a spread of monsters to include to balance out the Mythic Monster Manual thematically and across creature type and power level, ensuring where possible that closely linked monsters remain closely linked and grouped together.

If we had a tie for slot #4, much as I love the idea of a kinjite monster death match to decide, I would probably just include both.

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

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137ben wrote:

I see the list includes "Mythic cairn wight (CR 5/MR 2)".

The actual Mythic Monsters IX: Undead, however, contains "Mythic Wight (CR 4/MR 2)". Is this a mistake or is it a beefed up version of the already boosted mythic wight?

Yeah, I was going through the list of monsters and the CR 4/MR 2 wight from Mythic Monsters: Undead is in error. You shouldn't have a monster with CR 4/MR 2. A wight's base CR is 3, so its MR should be half of that, rounded down (i.e., 1), which you add back half to its CR (and round up, in one of the rare cases in Pathfinder), so it should have been 4/1. But, if we start with a cairn wight at CR 4, we get 2 mythic ranks for CR 5/MR 2. Besides, cairn wights are just cooler versions of regular wights, so why not?

If there are places we notice in compiling and revisiting our past products where quick edit is in order, or where we after considering the broad sweep of what we are doing we decide there's a better way to do something, that's what we'll do. This is one of those times.

Hey, nobody's perfekt! :)

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

Changing Man wrote:
Any chance any of Kobold Press's New Paths materials getting a Mythic makeover? (I'm meaning, of course, aside from those relevant things coming in via Deep Magic. Spells are wonderful, but there's some cool class things there for the Hero's Handbook as well).

There's certainly a chance. It depends on how well things continue to progress as well as how much bandwidth Wolfgang and Co. can devote to the project. There are many MANY things that we *could* do, but a finite number of hours in the day and dollars to pay, so we will see in the end how far we can extend our reach.

Meanwhile, PREVIEW TIME FOR MYTHIC UNDEAD VOTING!

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

137ben wrote:

I'm gonna be really pissed if we don't make it to $40,000!

Not because of the hardcovers, since I don't really care about those (since I'm PDF only), but because of the huge amount of bonus material in the stretch goals.

I'm curious: why are we not allowed to sponsor feats/spells from Rite books? Not even the OGC ones? I would have thought that even if you can't get Rite involved you could use their OGC?

In theory we could add OGC feats from anywhere, but we definitely want to start with official Paizo feats and then support for the products and content created by the partner companies.

Also, even though there's a legal right to use OGC from different companies (including, for that matter, the rules content already included in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures rulebook), I generally shy away from just using existing content without permission. That's certainly a conversation we could have with the Rite folks, but there's a lot of water to cross between here and there.

TL;DR - It could happen, but I'm focusing on what's already in front of us first.

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

Changing Man wrote:
How about a Mythic Durdalis? :) I rather liked that fellow from Road to War...

Creatures from prior products by Legendary Games (or any of the partner companies) are definitely a possibility for addition to the Mythic Monster Manual.

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

FIE and keelhaul the lot of 'em! Well, spread the word if you can, in case any of your other gaming associates might have an interest. To each their own is always the rule in RPGs.

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

AVAST! THE PIRATES ARE HERE!!!

And in case you want a preview of a raging tide of piratey goodness coming down like a hurricane, check out the preview post here!

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

MORE MONSTERS!

We've just added another monstrous bonus goal, including backer voting for their four favorites from Mythic Monsters: Abyssal! Next stop, EVERY spell from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide!

Then more monsters, including mythic undead!

And then... MYTHIC PSIONICS!!!

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

Ascalaphus wrote:
Legendary Games has a few things meant to be plugged into Kingmaker; an additional adventure (that uses kingdom building mechanics a bit, I think) and more kingdom building rules.

Thanks for the shout-out. Our line of Kingdom-Building Adventure Path Plug-Ins has adventures, monsters, and two products for building up the fey presence in a campaign, and our Ultimate Plug-Ins include expansions for both kingdom-building and mass combat, building on the rules in the official Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Campaign hardback.

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

PIRATES AHOY OFF THE STARBOARD BOW!!!

Red sails in the morning, sailors take warning! These pirates will be ready to board on the morrow!

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

Now available!

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

Terokai wrote:

thanks for taking time to confirm that i wasnt sure if the bestiary would be his main area of focus.

That said i cant wait for us to hit 30,000 to get that sweet sweet mythic psionics!

No problem. It was actually rather an amusing irony when I asked Sean about it... me offering HIM some work instead of the other way around when he was my usual designer contact at Paizo.

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

Kvantum wrote:
Terokai wrote:

I wont lie my enthusiasm dulled a little bit when you announced skr. I am still very interested in the project but I am not a fan of skr's design philosophy.

Just my two cents

He's on board only for new monsters, if I read that post correctly. That and religion fluff are the two areas where most people seem to agree on his approaches.

Outside of those areas, yeah, his addition is bound to be controversial.

Sean will be contributing some new monsters to the Mythic Monster Manual, which I hope you'll find agreeable.

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

BTW, just because we love you: FREE SAMPLE TIME!!!

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

And here it is - the 200-backer surprise(s)!

How do you make a good thing even better? By adding even MORE great people to work on a project that's already awesome! Sean K Reynolds and Carolina Eade and interviews, OH MY!

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

YAY BACKERS! I'll be posting up the 200 backers surprise reward soon, but right now we're already celebrating ANOTHER bonus goal reached! Check out the latest update, but in a nutshell we just added almost 200 MORE feats, all of them from the PFRPG Advanced Race Guide, and since we're already well on our way to the NEXT bonus goal I laid out your next candidates for HERE THERE BE MONSTERS - the foul fellows of Mythic Monsters: Abyssal!

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

Lord Mhoram has it right. Check out Bullet Points: Mythic Fighter Class Features from Rogue Genius Games to give you an idea of what you'll see in terms of mythic class abilities.

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

THE HARDBACK IS HERE!!!

Check out the latest update to see what's new in the land of bonus goals and new pledge rewards, including super-fancy-deluxe the MAGNIFICENT edition of the Mythic Spell Compendium!

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

Just $265 away from unlocking the hardback Mythic Spell Compendium and revealing the next five bonus goals! COME AND GET IT!

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

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Well, I had hoped to launch our line of Pirate AP Plug-Ins in JanuARRRy, or FebruARRRRy, or perhaps best of all MARRRRch, but it looks like ARRRpril is going to have to suffice. I've turned over all the materials for the first Islands of Plunder adventure to layout, so as soon as its put together we'll be read to launch, hopefully early next week!

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

NEW UPDATE - Recapping the rise to include all the spells from Ultimate Magic and looking at the lovely results of some recent Kickstarters! SHINY PICTURES!!!

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

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Changing Man wrote:

I hung up a flyer at my FLGS; it was going to go on their bulletin board, but instead the owner placed it right beside the existing PF products. After I told him that the first KS was geared towards getting things in print so that they could hit the shelves at brick-n-mortar stores, he was considerably more interested, and said he may mention something in one of the upcoming e-mail newsletters (which go out as new product comes in). Of course, he also needs to see if he get get any of the books via HIS distributor in DE, so... yeah. It may be a hit-miss situation on that end. (fwiw, we're still waiting on some Paizo products released in January.)

He'd asked if there was any Retailer level, and I told him I wasn't sure (just checked again, I didn't see one). But now that we're past the point of all products in print... is that something that could be added? Although, I'd wager that amount of shipping the Central Europe would be murderous...

We'll be adding a retailer level shortly - after we kick over to $25,000. For overseas shipping, there are break-points when it comes to shipping, and a box of 8-10 books is probably only 3x as much as shipping a single book.

If your retailer would like to stock some print product, he can also contact us directly at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com and we can deal directly with his store and ship print product directly to him at a an appropriate wholesale discounted price.

That said, by all means have him also contact his distributor. If he's in Europe, we do have some product already with a German distributor Ulisses-Spiele, so we could possibly connect them.

It's kind of a catch-22 for indie publishers - stores have to ask distributors for the book, but stores will often only ask for what the distributors say they have. If we can move from both sides - us talking to distributors who are also hearing from stores, that would be great. If he is contacting distributors, I'd love to hear which ones so Rachel and I can make sure to follow up with them after the store has done so.

Thanks for helping spread the word!

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

Eric Hinkle wrote:

My pile of variously-completed projects has been a bit neglected lately as I've been dealing with our Kickstarter, taxes, and two undisclosed projects, but I should have time next week to lay out a more detailed preview of products coming up over the next few months.

I'll be looking forward to this preview. And hmm, undisclosed projects? Now I am eager.

Sorry, I didn't mean to tease. I meant products that are undisclosed because they are for someone else and not announced, so no updates forthcoming on either for a while, until such time as they announce them.

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

The next products out the door, aside from our weekly Mythic Minis, are likely to be the first two Islands of Plunder adventures. The first is waiting on one last map and one last illustration to get finished but is otherwise ready to go. The second should be along not too far after that one. After that, the next product after those will likely be Mythic Monsters 12: Fairy Tale Creatures around the beginning of next month.

My pile of variously-completed projects has been a bit neglected lately as I've been dealing with our Kickstarter, taxes, and two undisclosed projects, but I should have time next week to lay out a more detailed preview of products coming up over the next few months.

Thanks for checking in!

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

One of the things I thought was fun in how we set up this Kickstarter was frequent opportunities for backers to participate. One of those ways was for them to vote on which mythic monsters they most wanted to see included in the Mythic Monster Manual we are creating. Well, with 25 days left to go, I just posted up our TOP 25 - the leading vote-getters so far in fan balloting!

All backers get to vote, from now through the end of the Kickstarter on May 5. Here are the results so far, but keep on voting; you can help push your favorites over the top! If you want to hope on the voting bandwagon, back the project, and encourage your friends to do so too! If you've already backed it, get out and vote! The current leaders:

Fairy ring (new monster) (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic black pudding (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic demon, balor (CR 25/MR 10)
Mythic demon, gulgerak (new monster) (CR 22/MR 9)
Mythic demon, shadow demon (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic demon, succubus (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic denizen of Leng (CR 10/MR 4)
Mythic dog - riding dog (CR 1/MR 1) and advanced riding dog (CR 4/MR 1)
Mythic fungus queen (CR 12/MR 5)
Mythic gelatinous cube (CR 4/MR 1)
Mythic genie, noble djinni vizier (CR 10/MR 4)
Mythic genie, noble efreeti malik (CR 12/MR 5)
Mythic genie, noble shaitan pasha (CR 16/MR 6)
Mythic gibbering mouther (CR 6/MR 2)
Mythic greater byahkee (new monster) (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic horse - light horse (CR 2/MR 1) and advanced heavy warhorse (CR 6/MR 2)
Mythic invisible stalker (CR 9/MR 3)
Mythic myceloid (CR 5/MR 2)
Mythic nightmare (CR 6/MR 2) and nightmare cauchemar (CR 14/MR 5)
Mythic pegasus (CR 4/MR 1) and pegasus champion (CR 8/MR 3)
Mythic plasma ooze (CR 20/MR 8)
Mythic shoggoth (CR 23/MR 9)
Mythic sorcerous cube (CR 13/MR 5)
Mythic vegepygmy (CR 1/MR 1) and vegepygmy chieftain (CR 2/MR 1)
Quicksilver ooze (new monster) (CR 12/MR 5)

That's a pretty awesome list already, and I must say that I'm tickled to see a number of Legendary Games original creations on there as well! Thanks to all of our backers who have participated, and we look forward to even more of you jumping on board soon!

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

137ben wrote:
Is there an automatic process to sponsor a feat, or do sponsors just have to up their pledge and contact you separately?

The latter. Increase your pledge and post your sponsored items in the comments and/or email them to makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com.

I'm sure we'll also have a section in the Backer Survey at the end of the Kickstarter to detail items that you've sponsored.

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

A quick update today with a new podcast link, some news on HeroLab, and a little tiefling cheesecake just for good measure!

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

We look forward to your support, Valantrix!

And to all of the fans looking for HeroLab support, we are trying to get it done, but in business you never promise what you can't deliver. At least, that's the way I do business. I absolutely hope that we can provide it, and I'll let you once we find out for sure.

Meanwhile, if anyone has contact information for reliable HeroLab coders, tell send it along to (or have them contact me directly at) makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com. If the Lone Wolf people aren't able to do it themselves, perhaps a freelance option would be viable.

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Valantrix1 wrote:

This is probably not the place to post this, but the thread is getting a lot of traffic, so I’ll take a shot and hope Jason can answer.

Question: What ever happened to Ultimate War? I understand that things happen, but this is getting beyond ridiculous. Last year you said it would be out before winter, then in early January before the end of the month, and now it’s going on the second week in April and still nothing. I love your company and its products, but I’m getting mad enough to stop buying them. Considering I have purchased every one you have put out so far, that is saying something. I’m not trying to be a jerk here, I’m just concerned. Some current information would be appreciated.

Hi Valantrix,

I'm happy to answer, though the answer is unfortunately not very helpful. I wrote a good chunk of it late last summer/early last fall, then got derailed by our last Kickstarter, then a bit more over the winter, then a bit more here and there. The sad truth is that somewhere along the line I lost my design momentum on Ultimate War and just haven't been able to get it back the way I'd like to. I find pockets of ideas here and there, but I've never really been able to get it going. It happens sometimes with a creative project, where you just kind of stall. Add to that a bunch of other things that have come up, both things you see publicly (like this Kickstarter partnership with Kobold, Rogue Genius, and Dreamscarred) as well as things you don't, and delay has piled on top of delay.

It's very frustrating for me, not just because Ultimate Rulership and Ultimate Battle have been top sellers for us, but also because I've been wanting to get this thing up and out for a long time. Each time I've tried to restart working on it, I get a little done but never enough to really start the engine running at full speed again. In terms of managing my game-writing time (i.e., after day job and family and other commitments), when I have to make a choice between something I think I can finish easily and something that will be a grind, the path of least resistance and most productivity has been to work on other things. It sometimes feels like I have a mental block about this one project; it's very strange and not something I've really experienced before. I'm generally very prolific with writing, and I have the loose ideas in my head of what I think things should be, but sitting down to get them out has been a struggle for reasons I can't entirely explain. They say it happens to every creative at some point - that one project that just keeps eluding you.

It's no fun to not be able to deliver a project I thought I'd have finished long ago, and your frustration is certainly warranted. I share it, probably times ten. I don't think it's being a jerk at all to ask, and I appreciate your support of all our past products and hope you continue to enjoy what we are producing now.

To answer your question specifically, the current status of Ultimate War is as follows:

The manuscript stands at about 13,000 words, out of what will probably be about double that by the end. Some sections are done, like siege warfare. Other sections are in some state of progress, like mercenaries, troop conversions, naval combat, and aerial combat. The art is done.

My writing time at the moment is taken up with two different undisclosed projects. The smaller of those is nearing completion. The larger is about 20,000 words and barely started, with a deadline in mid-May.

Next week is my school's spring break, so I should be able to do some catch-up on writing once my taxes are done. Our summer break begins in early June, so I'll have more time available then to knock out bigger projects. If it's not completed before then, I may just shackle myself to my desk until it is. :)

TL;DR - It's not done, and I won't be able to finish it soon. I apologize for all the MANY delays with it, but I want it to be awesome when it finally arrives so I'm not going to push out a half-assed version just to say I did it. I'd rather be late and awesome than on-time and lame.

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

True, good catch. The sponsorship is for published rules elements that are not part of the Core Rules line, such as feats from a Player Companion or Campaign Setting product.

That said, fans are always welcome to throw out ideas. You never know when good seed will hit fertile ground, and there may yet be room for brand-new mythic content.

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

Yay, many thanks!

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

Backer Update #23 has the links!

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

Monkeygod wrote:
If you sponsor a feat/spell, do you get any say in the design? or is just auto included?

If you sponsor a feat/spell you do get input into the design, though the designer working on that rules element has the final call.

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

You can always throw out ideas, but if you want to make sure you see things in the book... sponsor it in! :)

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

That was pretty amusing. I guess people had better get voting! And only about $700 away from adding Mythic Monsters: Mythos to the list!

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

Thanks to all of you for your great support in taking us up and over the top for our latest bonus goal: DEEP MYTHIC!!! Let's keep it going!

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

We are just over $200 away from adding DEEP MYTHIC to the book, and then we hit the turn and set our sights on HARDCORE HARDBACKS and MYTHIC PSIONICS as our next big $5,000 goals... but don't forget we have additional bonus goals EVERY THOUSAND DOLLARS! Some goals are bigger than others, but you never have to wait long to add more, More, MORE to the MYTHIC MANIA!

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