|Jason Nelson RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games|
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!
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!
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.
And now presenting the rest of our cast of characters, the ravening faleich-wyrm, the seductively deadly naekk, the festering slough, the icy and inscrutable totemoq, and the malicious ugrohter, who is pretty much the worst nightmare of anyone that ever pinned a butterfly under glass.
Check them all out at the Legendary Games website, and look for our next preview on Monday!
You didn't think we were only doing one preview, did you? Prepare for yet another onslaught of amazing previews, courtesy of your friends at Legendary Games! Yesterday, we unmasked the upcoming Coldwood Codex as one of our first releases for the Kingbreaker Adventure Path Plug-Ins. Today, we pull back the curtain a bit further and show unveil the first five creatures that will be appearing in this product. CR, type, description... and one more amazing illustration of the fearsome CHERNOBOG. Check it out now at the Legendary Games website!
Taking you into the darkest reaches of far-off space, where reality begins to turn in on itself and ancient eldritch beings float in timeless slumber in dreamscapes too terrible for the human mind to comprehend... there lie the secrets plumbed in Beyond the Void!
Coming soon from Legendary Games!
Thanks to everybody for our best month BY FAR!
We appreciate the kind words on the boards, the great reviews, and of course you voting with your wallets to make our products a success. We hope we continue to impress and to meet or exceed your expectations every time out... and on that note, the latest news on our website includes a little teaser of a preview of even more awesomeness to come!
Come check out the new webstore we've set up at our website!
P.S. The Cultic Cryptomancia final draft has just been turned over to layout, so it should be ready for purchase soon from our regular store partners like Paizo, Drivethru, and d20pfsrd, as well as by direct email at makeyourgamelegendary -at- gmail -dot- com and from our own webstore as well!
I sincerely hope that all the fans of Legendary Games enjoyed our 20-preview blitz in February to let you get a sneak peak at some of our upcoming products (many of which are now already up for sale) and to get a good look at things coming up not too much farther down the road. It was a lot of fun putting those previews together, and I hope you are as excited as I am about our upcoming products, and rest assured there are even more that we didn't get to in that onslaught of previews, because there just wasn't time to cover everything... and besides, there are a few things we just want to keep under our hats a bit longer.
Last but not least, in the interest of increasing the resources we have at our disposal to reward the creators of our great products, we are in the process of putting together our own webstore to allow direct purchase of products from Legendary Games! While we are very appreciative of the visibility and support we receive from our regular distribution partners here at Paizo and elsewhere, we also want to offer the best support we can to the talented people making our products, ensuring that what you pay ends up in their hands. While we await setup of our store, if you have a Paypal account we invite you to consider emailing your order directly to:
Just like our website, but @gmail. In that email, specify your order and we can make arrangements for payment and receipt of your stuff!
As always, thanks for your support and we hope every product we produce helps you Make Your Game Legendary!
Sure, we put out another product today, and if you've picked it up you already know how AWFUL it is... in the best possible sense of the word! But, if you like the kind of cultic goodness you've been getting with Spellbones of the Devourer and The Sepulchral Swaths of Tanoth-Gha, have we got a treat in store for you. Your mind will reel against the full-on metal assault that is the Cultic Cryptomancia!
Check it out. Coming soon to an ancient secret society near you!
Tempting as it might be to bask in the post-release glow of the red-hot Imperial Heroes, that just isn't our style. Success, as they say, breeds success, and so there's no better time to strike while the iron's still hot and announce the first full-on preview for Conquering Heroes! This latest product continues the proud tradition of its forebears, featuring 8 richly detailed pregenerated characters with relationships not only to each other but also to the campaign setting and ancillary characters of the Kings and Kingdoms Adventure Path. Of course, they can just as easily be used in any home game, providing full-flavored NPCs, cohorts, hirelings, or even replacement PCs that fairly pop right off the page. Brought to you by the incomparable Neil Spicer and the artistic stylings of Hugo Solis, the team that brought you the original Gothic Heroes, this product will be a worthy successor to a heroic dynasty. Check it out!
Or should that be, "the Imperial Heroes *are* here"? :)
Either way, Neil Spicer's latest contribution to making the gaming world just a little bit more awesome is here at last. The long-awaited follow-up to his hit Gothic Heroes, Imperial Heroes likewise brings you face to face with eight mind-blowingly detailed NPCs. Not just stats, not just a personal history, but connections between one another and the primary NPCs in the Far East AP, scaling notes for 20-point and 15-point buy, level advancement notes up through 4th level, feats, traits, equipment, archetypes... are we excited yet? ... all woven together with the deft skill of a master of his craft, a real, live Superstar.
We're excited to bring this product to you, and just as excited at what's coming next. More previews just keep coming (last night was our 16th in a row, every business day), more new product next week. It's a good time to be in the market for awesome gaming materials, because you've come to the right place!
As always, Make Your Game Legendary.
After banging out three weeks of previews for our existing product lines, it's time to start talking about our NEW product line, launching soon, probably by the beginning of next month depending on how fast we get the existing products laid out and released. Check it out on our website, where it's all about Kings and Kingdoms!
For your reading pleasure, our dozenth new product preview! From the creative juices of Boomer and Jason comes To Serve a Prince Undying, which doesn't sound like such a bad deal until you read the fine print! Inquisitor judgments and monk vows and new spells, oh my! And MORE! Check it out!
Our tenth preview is up for your perusal and amusal.
Yes, it's got tragedy.
But so does every other Gothic Grimoire. What does this one have that they do not?
For your horrified amusement, we present our fifth preview of our upcoming products, this one for the diabolical treatise on pseudoscience and magical manipulation of mind and flesh alike, the Mad Doctor's Formulary.
It's that time again - a second look at Neil Spicer's upcoming Imperial Heroes, featuring the graceful Saroune, the lovely Kieyanna, the fierce Ragnar, and... well... NURCH!
Enjoy and see you tomorrow with another preview!
If you've ever wondered to yourself, "Just how awesome is Neil Spicer, really?" then wait no longer! Just feast your peepers on the latest preview for his long-delayed Imperial Heroes, finally about to see the light of day and rock your world like only Neil can. If you liked Neil's Gothic Heroes (and, honestly, why wouldn't you - it's got six 5-star reviews, what are you waiting for, go BUY IT NOW!!!), you are going to love this one.
Stay tuned for the rest of the story on this one tomorrow!
After a bit of a baby-related hiatus, welcoming into the world little Liam Wickham and Noah Spicer, Legendary Games is gearing up to blast 2013 with both barrels! Starting tomorrow, new previews every day on the Legendary Games website and facebook page.
Also, a special shout-out to the newest member of the Legendary Games team, someone you just might know. Our long national nightmare (of having no female members of Legendary Games) is over. Let the awesome begin!
See you tomorrow...
You can read about it on our website, but the short version is that we are diversifying our products a bit, continuing to do longer adventures and rules products but also producing some smaller products that we can release with greater frequency. Check it out, and look forward to the first offering, The Necrotic Verses by Jason Nelson and Clark Peterson, being available this week!
Not sure if this has been brought up before, but it came up in our playtest game last night:
Can a mythic character use an ability like Fleet Charge (or any other ability that allows them to move) in the same round as they use a 5-foot step, which normally is the only movement you can take in a round?
Legendary Games is excited and delighted to prepare for your perusal, Meditations of the Imperial Mystics!
Currently in final layout, this product will be available later this week right here on Paizo and at DrivethruRPG for those who prefer to shop there. Following on the heels of two of our most popular products, the magical compendia of the Tomes of Arcane Knowledge and the paramystical rules expansion of The Way of Ki, this product synthesizes the practice of magic and ki, including ways that each influences the other, from magical acupuncture to expansions and inversions of qinggong practice to spells that relate to the living and unliving union of mind, body, and spirit.
As always, we hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy making them!
As described here, our long-awaited Imperial Heroes product has been sadly delayed. Neil Spicer's masterful Far-East-flavored follow-up to his terrific five-star-awesome Gothic Heroes has hit a snag in production, and while we eagerly await its completion and release upon the expectant public, time and inspiration wait for no one!
We are delighted to offer up a final art preview of Imperial Heroes, showing our initial iconic Jin Thiesson in her full-color glory, laid out in lovely fashion by the terrific Timothy Wickham.
At the same time, the bigger announcement is that the sequel to Gothic Heroes and Imperial Heroes is already in production! Conquering Heroes will feature the return of Hugo Solis and his fantastic artistic stylings as well as the ridiculously detailed creativity of the esteemed Mr. Spicer. This is just the product to kick off our latest product line, one designed to accent and enhance any campaign or adventure path featuring exploration, conquest, and the making of kings!
Last session, I added the mythic Invincible and Savage templates to some of the monsters my non-mythic 17th level party was going up against and found two interesting corner cases when it came to DR/epic.
1. A Savage elder lighting elemental gets DR 10/epic, but it also has DR 10/-, which is already better than DR/epic since *nothing* penetrates. I wonder; should there be any adjustment to the DR/epic you get if you already have DR/-. Not a lot of creatures have it anyway - elementals, mummies, high-level barbarians, creatures wearing adamantine armor. It just feels like a bit of a waste.
2. Invincible wraiths and Savage animate dreams turned out to be quite nasty even for a high-level party, since they took half damage from everything except force/ghost touch for being incorporeal and then had the DR/epic (and resistance to all energy types) added onto the back end, after halving.
I don't know if these are actually problems, but it was an observation about the interaction between templates granting DR/epic and creatures that already had certain kinds of defenses.
Legendary Games has a little something special planned to make this Halloween a very happy one for our fans. Check out our website for a deliciously dark new product coming your way from Legendary Games, and that's only part of our Halloween surprise for you!
More to come later today; no tricks, all treats from Legendary Games!
Not quite here yet but on approach is Neil Spicer's Imperial Heroes, the sort-of sequel to his deservedly legendary Gothic Heroes, one of our first products and a fan favorite. If you thought pregenerated characters were weak sauce, you really owe it to yourself to check out this product line, because Neil brings a level of creativity, detail, and depth of personality and playability that will knock your socks off, whether you use these as stock NPCs for your campaign (Adventure Path or homebrew) or as potential replacement PCs should the dice fall the wrong way. These characters are so evocative, richly flavorful, and just downright cool that you could use them for yourself. Every character has scaling notes indicating career advancement trajectory, with alternate stats for 15 or 20-point buy, including notes for ensuring they are PFS-legal, just in case you need an awesome character in a pinch for a scenario.
Just for fun, for previews on this product we are going to walk you through the development of some of the art for this product, starting with a girl named Jin. We'll be bringing Jin to life in several installments in both words and pictures, giving you just one example of the awesomeness that is Imperial Heroes!
Coming your way soon, probably by the beginning of October, is another new Adventure Path Plug-In supplement from Legendary Games, The Way of Ki. Sure, ki is nice if you already have it, but this supplement not only radically expands the possibilities of what you can do with it, but it also opens up the manipulation of the connections of mind, body, and spirit into one wellspring of unified strength for all manner of magical, martial, and miscellaneous tasks.
Coming your way soon, hot on the heels of Matt Goodall's delightful adventure, The Baleful Coven.
After successfully launching our Far East Adventure Path with Under Frozen Stars, an adventure set at around 8th level and occurring during the arctic crossing to the east, we have several products, we have several products percolating and ready to burst into full bloom! The first product to arrive will be The Baleful Coven, an adventure for 6th-level characters by Matt Goodall, also known as YOUR 2010 RPG Superstar!!!
Matt is a recent addition to Legendary Games and we are delighted that he accepted our invitation. His creativity and attention to detail are terrific, and his talents will be a great addition to our company. This adventure is only the first step, but it is a promising one indeed.
The adventure itself is previewed on our website, but in brief it is a dynamic character study in the repercussions that can happen in a responsive and interactive campaign world when PCs are going about their heroic business, blasting bad guys and taking their loot. Most of the time, that seems like the end of the story, but every once in a while PCs come across something else, where revenge takes on a literal life of its own and forces converge to avenge a mother's son at the hands of the PCs and their righteous brigandage against monsters. Tbe adventure is inventive and atmospheric in the extreme, and we think it will make a great addition to not only our Adventure Path experience but ofr any campaign where sentient villains might seek their revenge.
We look forward to bringing you this product and I hope you have as much fun playing it as we did creating it!
Legendary Games is proud to introduce our new product line of Adventure Path Plug-Ins in support of your friendly local Far East Adventure Path! Check it out here at Paizo!
When you download this product, you will discover some of our upcoming products for this Adventure Path in the preview section on the back cover, which are also discussed further on our website as we talk about the future of Legendary Games.
One example of that future can be found in our first Far East AP product, Under Frozen Stars. People loved our first two adventures but thought they were a bit on the short side. Where The Fiddler's Lament and The Murmuring Fountain were around 7000 words (counting only actual game content, not credits and legal pages), Under Frozen Stars is over 11,000.
People commented also that the adventures were great, but how would they use them if they were already past that point in the adventure? Under Frozen Stars also contains notes throughout the adventure for scaling the adventure up or down. There are limits on how flexible an adventure can be, but we have greatly widened the potential band of usability for the adventure.
Finally, and this may be the first thing you notice when you go to the product page, you can purchase and download this product two different ways: our legendary landscape orientation (which makes for easier reading on laptop and tablet screens) and a more classic portrait view (which makes for easier printing out and putting in a notebook). We got some feedback indicating there was some desire to buy our products in a vertical portrait orientation, and our expert layout man Tim Wickham made it happen. The next step is yours.
Which do the customers prefer? Vote with your wallet and we will see whether there is enough of a critical mass to produce products both ways, or if there is a clear preference for one versus the other. Feel free to sound off with your comments as well, as we are always eager to hear what our customers enjoy and how we can make a terrific product even better for you. Happy reading and happy gaming!
And by here, we mean HERE!
(While we are great cheerleaders for our dear friends at Paizo, we also understand that people have different purchasing needs, and if your venue of choice is over at DrivethruRPG, we have you covered there too.)
We are delighted with how this project came out, though bringing it to life took exactly the kind of meandering fits and starts, false leads and dead-end paths followed by epic moments of ecstatic realization that you would EXPECT from a book that is primarily about the unliving horrors that crawled out of a mad scientist's laboratory!
Our first product in our line of Far East Adventure Path Plug-Ins should also be available for download as soon as it passes inspection with the gninjas!
Check it out and get your copy TODAY! Then go check out our website for a special announcement about the future of Legendary Games!
It is with great delight that Legendary Games prepares to release its upcoming products for August.
With the Construct Codex, we put a capper (for now) on the Gothic Adventure Path Plug-In series. We've been talking about the Construct Codex for a year since it was first announced. Sometimes products are easy, and other times they take a little more TLC, but we think you will be delighted with the final outcome and with the outstanding artwork provided by Colby Stevenson and newcomer Jason Juta!
Of course, while Jason is a newcomer to Legendary Games, his art has appeared in Paizo's own products, including to my amusement one of the prestige classes I wrote for Paizo's upcoming Paths of Prestige! If you haven't already (pre)ordered that product, get it; it is packed with all kinds of awesome!
At the same time, we transition into a new product line with Under Frozen Stars, an 8th-level adventure designed for use with your favorite local Far East Adventure Path... and by "Far East" I should clarify that we include products that evoke and invoke the themes of Far Eastern fantasy even in settings far beyond a magical replica of Earth's continent of Asia. Much as that AP traveled from West to East by way of the far North, so too the products within the Far East AP will vary in their specific focus, some more purely Asian in flavor and some that are set in a different context, but with a generous helping of Asian flavors and themes.
That kind of cross-genre fantasy adventure may not be for everyone, but at Legendary Games we felt inspired by the quality of that AP and the richness of themes and the marvelous variety of things we could do across the span of an epic transcontinental journey. Under Frozen Stars is the first product in that line, an adventure where the desperation of a transarctic crossing is interrupted by the discovery of a wondrous ruin of the ancients at the very top of the world. Who could turn aside from such an opportunity for knowledge, for riches, for ADVENTURE? But what dangers might await within, beneath the crystal-frozen sky of the polar night? Is it danger indeed, or simply the call of destiny? Brilliant new artist Tim Kings-Lynne gives us a clue.
Look for these products soon, both here at paizo.com and over at DrivethruRPG!
P.S. Once these products launch, we have a super cool announcement about a new addition to the Legendary Games team. We think he's gonna be a star!
Courtesy of new artist Tim Kings-Lynne, feast your eyes upon a fabulous rendering of a white peacock crown, a mysterious treasure at the heart of our first Far East AP Plug-In product, coming your way in less than two weeks!
As always, we hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy making them!
Just because we've announced our next product line doesn't mean we're all through with our last one. No, no, no. Also coming in August is the long-awaited Construct Codex, a mini-bestiary of a dozen malignant creations with which to torment your players or give your haunted house, ruined temple, or mustachio-twirling nefarious villain a little something extra to torment the PCs. Or just to give them a totally pimpin' ride. Eat your heart out, Xzibit!
Then again, this being Pathfinder, whoever's riding in this carriage just might do it for him!
Enjoy the sneak preview and look for the Construct Codex right here in the store at paizo.com come August!