Eric "Boxhead" Hindley wrote:
I will most assuredly be at PaizoCon, can't wait to see you guys! We'll have to have a beer and I have this sure fire, no miss idea for a book about cats...;)
What the hell was I thinking...
Jeff Erwin wrote:
Have fun at PaizoCon this year (pack sandwiches, Louis!). I'm hoping to make the next!
I am hoping this time food will be easier to get to AND I have to remember to eat, as silly as that sounds.
With the recent changes at updated at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG, LPJ Design has now offering Pay What You Want pricing on it NeoExodus: A House Divided adventures and NeoExodus Legacies adventures. For those who are looking for more adventures for their Pathfinder gaming session, now you can get them for the price YOU WANT TO PAY. Better still if you like what you see from NeoExodus we have over 50 more PDF and POD products choose from and to enjoy!
Louis Porter Jr, JP Chapleau and Jeff Lee all in one place at one time spreading the gospel of Pathfinder. Basically this is a sign of the Apocalypse. Seattle will never be the same! And there is a good chance you will hear some of the craziest gaming stories you might ever hear.
Plus you can attend the three seminars Louis Porter Jr. will be taking part in: So You Want To Be a Pathfinder RPG Compatible Publisher, How to Find an Artist for your Pathfinder Compatible Product and NeoExodus: Inside the Campaign World of Exodus!
If you are going to be at PaizoCon, come to our booth and say "Hi"! You never know what we might have for you to take a look at!
Huh? I wasn't aware that there's more traits on d20pfsrd than in GMG. Where do those come from?
from Cityscapes -New Settlement Options for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game by Skortched Urf' Studios.
This is it! That last day of this sale. The majority of LPJ Design products will be 50% OFF THE NORMAL PRICE available at both DriveThruRPG.com and RPGNow.com. So stock up your Want List now and come by NOW and save money getting these PDFs. This sale ends today, so don’t wait! Don’t miss out!!! Come get great 3PP Pathfinder products at 50% off the regular price!!!
We also have asked for more module adventures and we're getting.....less of them. Ones that are longer in length and now releasing every other month. Not exactly what I wanted.
If you count PFS, you get two PFS adventures a month, one AP adventure and a generic adventure Pathfinder every other month. Add-on 3PP adventures on top of all these you most likely have an adventure every week for Pathfinder. That is not a bad deal.
Papa Chango wrote:
Anybody feel like this is PHBII for 3.5 and this means Pathfinder is at the end of its cycle? Mythic rules and other books make me feel this way.
I have never really understood this thought process for gamers. You (ie. gamers) keep telling them that you want certain things (because they were in older versions of the games) and they make them, and then you say they are at the "end of their cycle". Paizo needs to stay in business by doing things people want to pay for. People seem to want to have $40 books each year, so Paizo keeps making them. People want multi book adventures, so Paizo does adventure paths. Gamers ask for it and Paizo does it. Isn't that a GOOD thing? Companies responding to their customers desires? Personally I don't think Paizo need more $40 hardcover books, but the other fans are proving me wrong since they keep making more products. I will never understand why gamers assume that companies are at the "end of a cycle" because they are giving you what you want and ask for?
Better still there are several 3PP who make products based off of the rules and ideas created by Pathfinder and Paizo. Do you think they are at the "end of their cycle" of products? I can tell you that we at LPJ Design are NOT and we have more products and product lines for Pathfinder for years to come. Don't sell the creative people at Paizo and 3PP short. We get paid to be creative and innovative, and I think we are doing a pretty good job at it.
Since it is your birthday Joela why don't you do this, send me your email address and I will send you a PDF copy of NeoExodus: A House Divided campaign setting as a birthday gift. I mean it IS your birthday and you should be getting a gift, instead of spending your money on a gift.
And if you feel the need to thank me, then tell everyone you know who plays Pathfinder to support the 3PPs of Pathfinder. That is thanks enough. Happy birthday.
The official start of the summer and RPG gaming mania begins with Memorial Day One Day Sale Weekend from Friday May 24th to Monday 27th. The majority of LPJ Design products will be 50% OFF THE NORMAL PRICE available at both DriveThruRPG.com and RPGNow.com. So stock up your Want List now and come by on Friday and save money getting these PDFs. Don’t miss out!!! Come get great 3PP Pathfinder products at half the price!!!
LPJ Design has just released its first chapter of an all new line of ebook fiction based off of their role playing game setting, NeoExodus: A House Divided. NeoExodus Legendary Tales: The Shield of Ignorance - Chapter One was written by Joshua Cole nd edited by Joshua Yearsley. Read this first chapter of this ebook now completely for free! Enjoy!
Jesper at Blood Brethren Games wrote:
Thanks for the reply. Is there ever a situation where you willingly abandon trying to hold on to PI/IP/copyright, because you want other publishers to be freely able to incorporate your work into theirs?
Let's say you create 10 generic town shops and release them as a product. You'd like fans to be able to use it in their games, but you also kind of like the idea that maybe one of your shops could appear in some other publisher's fantasy setting one day. So you make it all OGC and nothing PI.
I have done it with some generic products. But if I am making a unique product, I would not have the IP as open.
Is that a lame business idea? Am I missing some reason why you should always retain some measure of PI/IP in your products?
Here is a better question, why as a publisher would I use your generic city in my setting instead of creating and using one I created? Why is using your product a better choice then doing it myself?
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
If you're curious about what sort of info is presented in this PDF, take a look at some of my old livejournal #monster posts, as I doled these out over several months a while back. File Off the Serial Numbers presents this information in a different format, but it's the same idea.
Thanks! This helps me make a decision to purchase even easier. Thanks!
Louis Porter Jr. Design has released its newest product line, Adventure Path Iconics for Fire Mountain’s Way of the Wicked adventure path and the NeoExodus: A House Divided (PFRPG) campaign setting at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
Fire Mountain Games has blazed a trail to the dark side with the first adventure path for evil characters for the Pathfinder RPG. They have taken what many GMs consider to be the bane of their existence—an entire party of evil player characters—and turned it into a critically acclaimed and highly popular series of adventures. What you have before you is a product designed to get you into the game quickly by providing eight pregenerated characters designed specifically to be run in an Evil Adventure Path. Each character is built using a 25 point buy, as recommended by the writers of the AP. There are four human PCs. Their stat blocks are accompanied by detailed backgrounds and reasons enough for these dark souls to go forth and wreak havoc through the land, including the details of how they came to be incarcerated in the Prison of the Branded, where the adventure begins.
The iconic consist of four human characters and four unique races from the NeoExodus: A House Divided campaign setting such as:
These iconic consist of:
Louis Porter Jr. Design has released its newest product for their Treasures of NeoExodus line, Scepter of Perpetual Sacrifice for the NeoExodus: A House Divided (PFRPG) campaign setting at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
The most devout priests among Khayne’s worshippers revel in shed blood, whether from their own flayed backs and lacerated limbs or from tortured victims consumed by diabolical rites of sacrifice. Cannabilism is encouraged, and his apostles rouse a bloodlust as primal as the deity it is inspired by. No true minister of the dark god’s teachings considers his own blood too sacred to spill, and their traditions of mutilation extend far past the shallow waves cast in the histories of Exodus by his best remembered devotees. While mass sacrifices and other common rites of devotion are better known, the Scepter of Perpetual Sacrifice represents the crowning achievement of Khayne’s earliest zealots. This ancient weapon is emblematic of and testament to the Blood God’s primordial power, with its most potent abilities fueled by the wounds it inflicts on both victim and wielder.
The Treasures of NeoExodus: Scepter of Perpetual Sacrifice is created for use with your NeoExodus: A House Divided campaign setting home gaming for the Pathfinder RPG. The Treasures of NeoExodus series focus on creating unique and interesting magical and mundane items that you can use in your NeoExodus home games that give you more a personal connection to the item. This PDF comes with a background and history of Scepter of Perpetual Sacrifice, its special mundane and/or magical qualities plus magic item containing detailed information and blank versions of the cards. Everything you need to incorporate Scepter of Perpetual Sacrifice into your character’s background and your gaming sessions is here making them even more appealing, special and personal.
Matthew Morris wrote:
Yes. I believe is so much that I tell other 3PP in my Transparency Agenda video blog to don't even waste time trying to do their own psionic system, "Dreamscarred Press has psionics locked down."
Just so we're clear, I don't mind stat blocks, but after doing Usual Suspects I'm pretty sure 57 in a row is my limit.
Jeff is just say that because he doesn't realize that I have a project coming with 100+ stat block coming. Just pace yourself and drink water to prevent cramps. :-)
Rite Publishing wrote:
Agreed! We have been lucky enough for the guys over at Dreamscarred Press to actually create and write all the psionic related material for the NeoExodus: A House Divided setting.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Its certainly a cool idea, but not very likely for all of us publishers to actually get together and work together on such a project. For one, trying to divvy up profits for such a book would be an absolute NIGHTMARE to pull off, so if it were made, it would probably be a free digital product; we would need some kind of profit in order to afford print runs.
I disagree. It would be quite easy to do, just split the work evenly between two companies like Green Ronin and Paradigm Concepts did with Inter link. See the original press release and concept here.
So if Dreamscarred press and LPJ Design did something it would be a two part adventure where DS takes one part and we take the other. We hire the same writer to write both parts and split those cost, editing and art budget down the middle. Each person sells their adventure and they both promote them as a two parter. Each of us make our money based on what we sold and nothing needs to be "split between companies". All printing could be handled on POD so there is no upfront cost. When you sell you make money.
Even if we did make it a free product, building stat blocks is tedious work, and I don't know how many publishers would be willing to just up and create that much product for free. I mean, I'm positively insane and probably would do it, but some of the people involved actually rely on the publishing gig for income. Might not be the best use of their time, but I also don't want to put words into other people's mouths, so who's to say? The world is a weird place.
Doesn't need to be free. You can sell it based on the comments I just made. We have a few writers who actually LIKE doing stat blocks so you find the right people everything can be handled. Just think outside the box and it is an easy project where everyone can get paid.
Louis Porter Jr. Design has released its newest product for their Treasures of NeoExodus line, Claw of Xon for the NeoExodus: A House Divided (PFRPG) campaign setting at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
Over the course of the Twilight War, the Reis Confederacy committed many atrocities; chief among them was the employment of the necromancer Xon. His undead legions and horrific experiments served the Confederacy well, as he developed a powerful weapon for his reanimated troops. This weapon’s dark origins were steeped in blood; foul necromantic rituals gave it the power to tear forth the souls of men, turning them into ghostly specters that hungered for the living. Xon gifted these weapons to his most trusted servants and powerful creations so that they might spread his evil influence across the battlefield, drowning out the sound of clashing steel and cannon fire with a wailing choir of tortured souls.
The Treasures of NeoExodus: Claw of Xon is created for use with your NeoExodus: A House Divided campaign setting home gaming for the Pathfinder RPG. The Treasures of NeoExodus series focus on creating unique and interesting magical and mundane items that you can use in your NeoExodus home games that give you more a personal connection to the item. This PDF comes with a background and history of Claw of Xon, its special mundane and/or magical qualities plus magic item containing detailed information and blank versions of the cards. Everything you need to incorporate Claw of Xon into your character’s background and your gaming sessions is here making them even more appealing, special and personal. Available at RPGNow and Available at Paizo.
So here is a project that I have been working on in silence over the last few month and I am finally revealing what it is. Ever since I say the ebook revolution happened, I wanted to be part of it and I know that NeoExodus would be at the forefront of it. So one of the original people who worked on the the first edition of NeoExodus, Joshua Cole , got in contact with me about doing it I decided now was the perfect time. In addition, we thought it would be best to get you all interested in what we were doing by give these story away on this blog for free. So Joshua and I developed an outline and we decided that this first story would be a three part ebook. So Joshua just sent us our first rough draft of the ebook and where have sent it to editing and we hope to have the first part of the ebook up very soon at this blog. So once again thanks for your support of what we are doing here.
Jeremy Smith wrote:
... a prequel in Third Dawn before the comet struck... That would definitely be interesting to do, although it raises a ton of questions that were intentionally left vague in the campaign setting. :)
I call that a great opportunity to work together with people on some cool ideas. :)
Since we at LPJ Desing have teamed up the folks over at Dreamscarred Press on all of our Psionic related projects, I was wondering what other 3PP of Pathfinder would fans like to see team up with and make product(s)? No generic general answers here, only really cool stuff: What cool things do you think two or more 3PP could put together?
Louis Porter Jr. Design has released its newest product for their Treasures of NeoExodus line, Grasscutter for the NeoExodus: A House Divided (PFRPG) campaign setting at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
Anyone can kill with a blade made of steel, and legions of swordsmen have made names for themselves with such weapons; only some are skilled enough to kill with a wooden sword. One warrior and his descendants are legendary for killing legions of warriors and mighty creatures armed with only a wooden blade: Yushi Abo and his clan. This mighty warrior and master swordsman was already a hero of renown before claiming a blade that was both reward and punishment: the sword known as Grasscutter.
The Treasures of NeoExodus: Grasscutter is created for use with your NeoExodus: A House Divided campaign setting home gaming for the Pathfinder RPG. The Treasures of NeoExodus series focus on creating unique and interesting magical and mundane items that you can use in your NeoExodus home games that give you more a personal connection to the item. This PDF comes with a background and history of Grasscutter, its special mundane and/or magical qualities plus magic item containing detailed information and blank versions of the cards. Everything you need to incorporate Grasscutter into your character’s background and your gaming sessions is here making them even more appealing, special and personal. Available at RPGNow
It might make you sad but it is a fact of business. When I wanted this image created I received bids from several artist. All the artist from the US wanted $300 and up. The artist who did the work was from South America and did it for less than $75 US. When ever penny counts you go with the best deals that give you the best quality for the best price. Or would you as the customer prefer to pay three times as much for the same product due to art cost? And you think the Pathfinder Core Rulebook is expensive now.
What the sad part is that "work" of any kind is now on a global market and artwork is a commodity. If I had to depend exclusively only on US artist, the cost of my products would be more and in some case the quality would not be as good.
Jason Nelson wrote:
At Legendary Games, we've worked with artists from the U.S. as well as from New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. It's a small world with the internet these days, and people are wherever they are.
The world is so small now, I can assign work before I go to bed to someone overseas and when I wake up in the morning have the work to me. The power of distance and time on a business can be highly powerful and highly profitable.
When it comes to art, LPJ Design is normally only looking for either full color full body character design or half page (8.5x5.5 inches) full color images and we pay the same amount for both. Item design and headshot character design we pay 50% of the body character design rate. Quarter page art isn't worth the cost to me and you can save money on doing a single character design images versus paying for a full page full color piece.
If you are looking to save money on artwork, look overseas. There are a lot of great artist looking for exposure in American / Canadian products. The best place to start looking for artist is on deviantart. Search fantasy in the search bar and then start looking. You are bound to find some good artist there. I have and I know the guys at SGG have also.
Louis Porter Jr. Design, has released it all new line for Image Portfolio, Image Portfolio Platinum Edition 24: Storn Cook at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
Image Portfolio Platinum Edition is the premier line of online PDF art resource that gaming companies can use. All the art pieces in this art resource can be used in any of their upcoming RPG ideas or projects. When a person acquires Image Portfolio, any of the art in the PDF can be used in any of their own products as if they owned it them. This is due to the limited licensing agreement of Image Portfolio. This specific Image Portfolio contains 10 full color images of fantasy genre character design images. Available at RPGNow!
Reebo Kesh wrote:
First: Have a portfolio up for 3PP to see.
Second: Email 3PP you would actually like to work for because you like what they do more than how much they will pay you.
Third: Do a free stock art PDF and give away 5 pieces of artwork. 3PP are always looking for new artist AND to save money on artwork. If we like your stock art we will come looking FOR YOU.
Hope these help.
[LPJ Design] Adventure Path Iconics: Path of the Wicked preview for Way of the Wicked Adventure Path
[LPJ Design] Adventure Path Iconics: Path of the Wicked preview for Way of the Wicked Adventure Path
Here is the rough layout draft for Adventure Path Iconics: Path of the Wicked for Fire Mountain Games Way of the Wicked Adventure Path. I have to once again thanks to Gary McBride of Fire Mountain Games who was kind enough to let us make this product.
Keolin Portara wrote:
I've been GMing and playing Pathfinder for a while and I love it. I also love how Paizo sees working with and promoting third party publishers to be a win-win. I really like adventure paths; I've played a few of the Paizo ones and I'm GMing Reign of Winter at the moment. I'd like to start looking at some third party products; any recommendations on what would be some of the best stuff to try first? I'm not familiar with any of the third-party companies.
If you are really unsure and not familiar with any third party companies I would suggest that you look at the FREE 3PP Pathfinder releases first. When you do this you canget a taste at what these people do and better still it doesn't cost you anything so there is no risk. Here are a few free products from LPJ Design that I would suggest:
I hope you find this helpful.
Louis Porter Jr.
Personally, I think we all want to make sure that you are making some kind of income from all the work you do for free. I mean I have gotten great and bad reviews from you but they have always been quality reviews of the product no matter our personal relationship which is why I respect your reviews.
But I do understand WHY you don't want to do it. I think since you are giving away so much quality for FREE you should be able to find some way to generate some income from all you do.
LMPjr007: The Shadowlands digital map and the 56-page adventure "The Gates of Tarina" are available to backers in the short-term, if those are things that would interest you. Sorry about the time-frame for release; we're a small company and we're very much committed to making the best product we possibly can, so we'd rather take a bit longer to get it done and make sure to do it right the first time.
Oh no I totally understand about being a small company. I am in the mindset of this sound so cool. I can't wait to see it it my hands.
I like everything about this kickstartter EXCEPT that it is not going to release until February 2015. That is a LONG wait for a kickstarter reward. Will there be something available for donors within a few weeks of when the KS is completed?