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RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,188 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

Thanks for the kind words. Meanwhile, Check out the latest MYTHIC MINI, and pick up the PIRATE CODEX in wide release! And keep sharing the good news about Legendary Games; if we hit 800, free stuff for everybody!

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

AVAST! Come and get the pirates before they come and get you!

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

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My hope is to get Fort Scurvy out before the end of the year. I had hoped to get it done this month, but too many other things are rolling through, so some other pirate products are actually line-jumping in front of it.

We've been grinding harder than we otherwise might on mythic products because we have a schedule for fulfilling our Kickstarter and creating a lot of those products is on the pathway to completion. Once we get the Kickstarter stuff buttoned up and off to the printer, we may ratchet back the pace on mythic quite a bit and some other products that have been sidelined will be able to get done. Still, I think we've done a decent job of keeping some of our other product lines moving even with the mythic mania.

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

The pirates are here! If you do be needin' some excellent premade NPCs for your nautical campaign, come and get the Pirate Codex! Characters from CR 1/2 to 16, including a wide variety races, classes, archetypes, and more, including many from the PFRPG Advanced Race Guide and Advanced Class Guide.

Check out the latest preview and/or pick up a copy today at the Legendary Games webstore!

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

Yay, apologies for the omission and many thanks!

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

Louis IX wrote:

Yet another question: when it's written that Paladins can exchange Mercies for Ki feats, does that imply that...

1) we can select any Ki feat (with Ki in its name and/or category), or only those in the book?
2) another class having Mercies can exchange them for Ki feats?

(note that 1 and 2 are not mutually exclusive)

1) any ki feats

2) certainly. I don't think there were any other classes that granted mercies at the time that I wrote it, but it's certainly appropriate to allow that kind of equivalency.

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

Louis IX wrote:

Hello again,

Just a note about Mystic Tattoo, in case there are errata/faq/updates of the book: there should be a note saying that the metamagic cost reduction can be applied only once.

There are effects out there that allow casters to stack metamagic effects. Unchecked, the Mystic Tattoo feat could allow a rule-lawyer to apply Empower ten times without raising the spell's level.

$0.02

Fair enough. Game design has, alas, drifted into requiring legalese at times. Appeals to common sense, how we miss thee! :)

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

Louis IX wrote:

Hello,

I have a question about the feat "Recapture Energy". Traditionnally, feats for spellcasters have as prerequisite a given value for the spellcasting ability score. Here, it's "Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 13" (implying "and"). Shouldn't there be "or"? Since casters rarely have balanced scores in these three statistics, having these requirements really limits the feat's usefulness. Is it by design?

Thanks.

Yep, it should have an "or" in there.

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

Odd, there should be print version, same deal as usual. I'll send Liz a note. Maybe I forgot to flag the staff but I thought I had done so.

I'll look into it. Meanwhile, you can certainly get the print version over at the Legendary Games webstore.

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

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Everybody knows about the deep blues love the great 60's British bands had, like Cream, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, but a great band with a deep and underrated blues streak is ZZ Top. Their early stuff is heavily blues-influenced and generally excellent.

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

The Mythic Mythos monsters are here! Why vote for the lesser of two evils; with election day coming up, vote Elder Party!

Come and get your copy of Mythic Monsters: Mythos Too right here at Paizo (as soon as it gets approved for sale!

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

Woohoo, thanks Liz!

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

This week's Wednesday question asks about the use of proper names in game rules. Does using eponymous rules elements add to the game? Is it more fun to cast Mordenkainen's this or Tenser's that than the off-brand generic equivalent? What are some of your favorite named spells, items, feats, and the like?

Check out the full blog post in this week's WORMY'S WEDNESDAY WHAT?

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

Speaking of Mythic Monsters: Mythos Too, how about some bonus free preview content?

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it needs FLAYING! Check out the latest free preview content for MYTHIC MONSTERS: MYTHOS TOO to see what we've done with a Cthulhoid homage to one of the old school gamer's most feared (or most favorite, for GMs) mind-munching monsters!

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

Asked and answered!

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

I'd have to ask Tom, who did the write-up for the skum. Your point makes sense, though; it should probably be equally effective against any humanoid, either of opposite gender or with the ability for a mythic skum to change gender as needed to mate with humanoids.

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

Alex Smith 908 wrote:
So is the blackgate behemoth supposed to be a copyright friendly version of Paizo's take on the spawn or something completely original.

I'd say it's about halfway in between. The original concept was a take on Paizo's take, but we decided to set that version aside and wander a good bit farther afield from the original. So there definitely are echoes of the original in the mechanics, but I think we've come up with something very new and different. The flavor text of it, on the other hand, is entirely original.

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

Do you dare see what lies beyond the Black Gate into madness? More from MYTHIC MONSTERS: MYTHOS TOO for you! The truly devoted can pick up their copy today! Those still clinging to sanity may take the plunge or be forced to wait...

Mythic Monsters: Mythos Too is now available from Legendary Games, with a dozen and one fantastically detailed Lovecraftian horrors for your Pathfinder RPG campaign, from minor minions like the morlock and skum, debased cultists and the corrupted remnant of civilizations of yore, all the way up to the spectacular sinister creatures like the spawn of Yog-Sothoth and the star-spawn of Cthulhu, as well as the brand-new blackgate behemoth, a tentacular terror that births mysterious monoliths whose inscrutable inscriptions offer the chance at forbidden cosmic knowledge and unknowable cosmic terror. Alien races are here as well, from the foul fungal conquerors, the mi-go, to the thought-projecting yithians and the gene-warping elder things. Stranger things still are found in sky and sea, from flying polyps and bholes to eyes of the deep, and impossible creatures from places beyond understanding like the dream-haunting nightgaunt and the mysterious color out of space. A dozen and one corrupt creatures of every description lie within, from CR 3 to 25, but if two whole books of mythic mythos monsters are just not enough we also provide you with the new xenoid template and its even more awful mythic xenoid version, to turn the humblest creature to a pseudonatural terror of unnatural menace.

Pick up your copy today at the Legendary Games webstore, or later this week at Paizo and elsewhere in wide release!

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

137ben wrote:

About the mythic spells...

in the mythic monster series, my favorite part of each installment is not the monsters, but the other stuff: the new monster abilities, the new feats and mythic path abilities, the extra rules that go with the theme of the monsters in that installment.

In Mythic Magic: Core Spells, on the other hand, there was much less non-spell content. There were really just two mythic feats, and two path abilities that gave you the mythic feats for the cost of a path ability.
Both feats were rather simple, and not as exciting as the stuff you put in the mythic monster series. That was counterbalanced by the fact that the mythic spells are themselves well done.

I don't (yet) have MM: Ultimate Spells I, MM: Ultimate Spells II, or MM: Advanced Magic I.
So my questions are, how much (if any) non-spell content is in these mythic spellbooks? How much (if any) of said non-spell content will be included in the mythic mania hardcovers?

Other than the aforementioned feats/path abilities in Mythic Magic: Core Spells, the rest of the Mythic Magic product line has contained no other content. It's just all about the spells in those products.

Glad you are enjoying the "frontmatter" sections in our Mythic Monsters books! Speaking of that, I just drew up some fun templates for Mythic Monsters: Mythos Too, which has just dropped off to layout-land and should be available this week!

And hey, what do you know, there's a preview for it right here!

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

Sounds cool. Bring it on!

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

Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas

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

I'll ping Matt and see if he wants to chime in, but you could simply decide that the assassin vine doesn't live there full time. It used to live somewhere else on the island and only recently moved into that spot, just in time for the PCs!

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

Live and ready to go, BEHOLD: Mythic Magic: ULTIMATE SPELLS II! Featuring over 200 new mythic spells from the pages of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic, ready for use in your mythic campaign, or anywhere you want to drop in a magical effect that does just a little bit more than your everyday spell!

Get your copy today!

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

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
Big thumbs-up for Zakhara here as well. Long-time Al-Qadim lover here, and the setting was so beautifully rendered. Finally got to run a 3.5 campaign there some years back as well. Lots of fun.
Where did you happen to go for 3.5 material for it? I've found a few things, but it's all kind of so-so.

Made my own. I've got tons of material, which may yet see the light of day in the pages of Legendary Games in either a set of Legacy of Fire AP Plug-Ins or maybe something for Kobold's Southlands.

One of the things I wouldn't necessarily be able to do professionally, though, is work with the IP of Zakhara, which is something I really enjoyed about doing it, because I had set up not only entire sections of racial and regional feats for each section of Zakhara but also separate magical traditions that were more or less popular in different areas. That is, certain spells and feats were commonly known in certain parts of Zakhara and rare elsewhere. You could learn them by traveling to those areas or learning about that area with natives, etc.

I pulled a lot of stuff from the various 3.5 terrain books (Sandstorm, obviously, but also Stormwrack and even a bit from Frostburn) and wove that together with updated adventure boxes. We ran a number of sections of "Caravans" and "A Dozen and One Adventures" and "Cities of Bone." I think "Ruined Kingdoms" was my favorite of all those boxes, but I ran everything in that box in an old campaign back in 2nd Ed already. :)

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

Stereofm wrote:
I want the PIRATE codex !

And you shall have it! I just got in the last batch of stat blocks from the other contributors. I have I think 2 left of my own to finish and then we just need to assemble the text and art and get it to layout.

If all goes well, it should be available by next Friday!

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

Sounds great. I look forward to seeing it!

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

Target dates are late November and December for those.

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

Big thumbs-up for Zakhara here as well. Long-time Al-Qadim lover here, and the setting was so beautifully rendered. Finally got to run a 3.5 campaign there some years back as well. Lots of fun.

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

tbug wrote:
Which bits overlap with what parts of the Kickstarter? I've more or less stopped buying your non-AP Plug-In products until I figure out what I'm already getting, but if this is all stuff that won't be part of a Kickstarter bundle then I should just go back to giving you money.

I love it when you give us money! Here are the answers to your questions:

1. The Mythic Magic series 100% overlaps with the Kickstarter. Everything in these products will also be included in the Mythic Spell Compendium. If you're a backer, you'll be getting a compilation of everything here at a fraction of the price of people buying it in individual installments.

2. The Mythic Minis series also 100% overlaps with the Kickstarter. Everything in these products will also be included in the Mythic Hero's Handbook. Again, if you're a backer, you'll be getting a compilation of everything here at a fraction of the price of people buying them individually.

3. The Mythic Monsters series has about a 30-40% overlap with the Kickstarter. Four monsters were voted into the Mythic Monster Manual from each of the books (5 from Mounts, and I think 5 combined from Oozes and Oozes Too), including as yet unpublished volumes like Animals, Plants, Bugs, Worms, Masters of Chaos, Lords of Law, and Colossal creatures. Some of the frontmatter material that we include in each volume may be included in the Kickstarter books (things that are mythic versions of rules elements from the Pathfinder core rulebooks definitely will be), but a lot of that probably will not. One of our backers sponsored the Birth a Brood of Beasts level, allowing them to plan and create a Mythic Monsters product and have 4 creatures included in the MMM, but thus far we that has not progressed beyond a preliminary concept.

There are some upcoming Mythic Monsters books which were not part of the Kickstarter content, like the upcoming Mythos Too, Demons Too, and Emissaries of Evil, but from which we might include some monsters depending on how things come together in assembling the book.

4. Ancillary mythic products like Path of Villains and Path of Dragons probably will not be included in the Kickstarter books, though not 100% sure on that. Of those two, I would say things from Villains would be more likely to include than Dragons.

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

Cerberus Seven wrote:

Okay, that picture is brilliant. Heading over to pick it up once it becomes available.

May I just say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of this! It's great having mythic companions to all the primary sourcebook spells, especially since it's so easy to use them with the Arcane and Divine mythic simple templates. Excellent stuff.

Glad you are enjoying them, and many thanks for your support!

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

And from pirates to magic, where we become MORE ultimate (who knew that was even a thing?) with the upcoming Mythic Magic: Ultimate Spells II, which should be available TOMORROW!

Check out the preview for it today!

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

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Petty Alchemy wrote:
Ooh, definitely Tiger-Headed Opium Nightmare for me.

Love it, though Volcano Gods Are Dicks is also an appealing vacation spot. :)

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

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Wow, the World Serpent Inn. That's taking it way back. I actually ran most of the adventures in Tales of the Outer Planes way back when!

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

RPGs are about characters, of course, but they're also about fantastic worlds, and all the amazing places to visit in those worlds. In some campaigns, the world is just kind of a backdrop without a lot going on, but four decades of gaming has given us a wealth of published worlds as well. Which one has your favorite country, and what makes that country so cool?

WORMY WANTS TO KNOW!

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

Charlie Bell wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
a full rebuild of King Irovetti as a single-classed arcane duelist
I don't suppose you'd be willing to share that stat block, would you?

It's posted up in the Kingmaker AP forums, probably in the main sticky thread. I don't have a link but a quick search in that section for Jason Nelson+Irovetti+arcane duelist should probably turn it up.

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

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A good name does go a long way.

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

J.M. Perkins wrote:

I'm with you Orthos - I think bards need more love as BBEGs, both as the 'power behind the throne' and then as a surprisingly capable opponent.

I would also like to throw in Summoner and potentially synthesist summoner into the mix - you have a real chance in this to totally disguise the nature of the BBEG and surprise the party.

I love bards as villains. I used a number of them in War of the River Kings, and even did a full rebuild of King Irovetti as a single-classed arcane duelist after the APG came out. That's how I used him in my home Kingmaker campaign, and he was a delightful rival in roleplay and a holy terror for the PCs in combat.

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

KestrelZ wrote:

I enjoy having the main villain be someone that is underpowered, and depends on powerful assistants to provide the challenge. Spoiled, cowardly aristocrats. Elderly, evil scholars. Puppet leader that rules because of a Faustian contract.

It isn't what we see in video games or king of the hill game mechanics, yet it is something we see a lot of in the real world. Most (though not all) world leaders wouldn't last long in a boxing ring.

Agreed. There's even a trope for that.

It makes perfect sense that, in a clan of giants that the strongest one would be the boss, or the top gladiator would rule Thunderdome, but that really should be a different trope altogether. Not every organization should be built on a hierarchy of "I'm tougher than you, so I'm in charge." There's plenty of room for villains with political and economic power who are not themselves superdupermegapowerful!

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

Wyntr wrote:
Orthos wrote:
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But are you still at a point in Kingmaker where you can incorporate it?

Also posting to remind myself to consider this - pondering having faeries as a big component of a campaign and having inspiration would be great.

This product is designed as a toolbox that you can use almost anywhere in any fey-themed campaign, and there are elements here that you can use at very low levels up through at least the early double digits. Also, many of the concepts here are rooted in flavor and thematics, so you can take the inspiration there and pretty easily massage the mechanics to make them work for the level you need.

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

I'll have to check with layout and see if there's room in the final layout to fit the alien template into the text. If not, I think we'll just post it up as a free download.

As for Far East product, YES, there is more stuff yet to come, one of which will hopefully be ready in time for next month. The rest of it... probably December or more likely January. It'll be nice to get that content buttoned up and out the door!

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

What was cool about the Diablo 2e items?

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

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It do be Octob-ARRRR, so AVAST, YO HO, AND SHIVER ME TIMBERS! HIE THEE HENCE TO LEGENDARRRRRY GAMES!

With fall upon us in earnest (the foggy forest outside my window says so), it's time to start gearing up for the cold months of the year and looking ahead at what the fourth quarter of 2014 holds for Legendary Games. We'll be previewing new material just about every day, so check things out! Today's preview is for the upcoming Pirate Codex, a collection of over 30 detailed ready-to-use pirate stat blocks for adversaries from CR 1/2 to 16! Check it out!

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

I've always had a fond place in my heart for the sword of wounding, because it was the first magic weapon my PC ever got.

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

Hammerspace? :)

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

Thanks for your interest and I hope you really enjoy using our products. I know very well about money being tight and trying to support a gaming habit. Email me at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com. I might know a guy who could help you out with something. :)

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

Mythic Monday is Massively Magical this week, with Mythic Minis 36: Archmage Path Abilities II!

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

Fall time is faerie time, and check out the latest 5-star-plus-seal-of-approval review for Legendary Games and FAERIE MYSTERIES. This product brings you an entire rules subsystem for fey impulses that work like a kind of weird and wonderful haunt, bringing surreal strangeness to the workings of the fey and make their presence in a campaign felt in very tangible (and sometimes terrifying) ways. Check out Endzeitgeist's review!

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

Glad you guys enjoyed. I figured it was the least I could do in appreciation of your patience with the delays in getting the print books out to you!

Pushing hard to get the next pile of stuff out the door and hopefully have much less than a year pass until Ultimate Armies! :)

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

Sent to a bunch of folks!

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

Revised and updated version now available!

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