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If I were a writer for Dreamscarred (OR a 3PP publisher who has worked with them), I would have sent them a finished 5K word sourcebook with psi-equipment and items already completed and asked them to publish it and take a percentage of the sales as payment, assuring me a future position with the company.
You know, if I were a writer who wanted to work for Dreamscarred....
LPJ Design is planning to host their next Google Hangout Thursday August 7th at 9:30 PM EST. We will be covering all kinds of interesting topics, fascinating subject matter and we also will have a little “Ask Me Anything” session so you can feel free to ask me all the juicy questions you have wanted to know about LPJ Design, Louis Porter Jr. or being in the RPG industry in general. So get ready for an evening of excitement and exhilaration on August 7th with us! Following out link to learn more!
Any news about the bestiary or is Cross Of Fire eating all the time, resources, and competing projects?
Funny you should ask. Of course, we are still working on the Cross of Fire Saga material, but the winners of the 2nd the Bestiary of Armageddon Contest will find there monsters in a upcoming product release that you can expect to see sometime later this year. Patience pays off.
LPJ Design is planning to host their next Google Hangout Thursday August 7th at 9:30 PM EST. We will be covering all kind of interesting topics, fascinating subject matter and we also will have a little “Ask Me Anything” session so you can feel free to ask me all the juicy questions you have wanted to know about LPJ Design, Louis Porter Jr. or being in the RPG industry in general. So get ready for an evening of excitement and exhilaration on August 7th with us! Follow this link to attend the hangout!
When is the kickstarter going to be?
The plan is to have the kickstarter start in late September.
The reason for this is that we are right NOW working on the Cross of Fire Saga AP and plan to have the first draft writing completed BEFORE the kickstarter starts. While the kickstarter is going on, I am planning to do the layout and getting it ready to release. When the kickstarter is over and we have reached our goals, we will be able to release the completed Cross of Fire Saga AP with in a few weeks. There is a method to our madness.
Four Horsemen—Famine wrote:
I can not wait until the fans see what we have planned for them. Better still I hope they understand, that they might not make it out alive or at least without missing an appendage or two.
LPJr Design's "Cold Visitor" is a take on "The thing", just in case someone doesn't know the module - and yes, it happens in a cold demiplane to keep the setting intact...
Written by GoblinWorks own, Lee Hammock. If you live the movie The Thing you will love Cold Visitor.
Marc Radle wrote:
Simply put, hire a professional graphic designer to do your layout. Look at local colleges also for designers. A good designer can turn an OK looking product into a GREAT looking product which in turn will help your sales in the long run.
Just keep you informed the work on this soon to start continues at a steady pace. Expect to see some images and more background info coming out very soon. We are also hoping to make some announcement on some other people who will be added as stretch goal. So don't worry. Just because we are quiet, doesn't mean we are not doing anything. Talk to you later...
Try this link. Hope it works!
Steve Geddes wrote:
Sounds good. Is it going to be available in print, or just in PDF format?
I am planning for In Defiance of Sorcery to be in print and PDF. The print version will be available on Amazon and Paizo, while the PDF will be availble on Paizo, D20Pfsrd.com & One Book Shelf (RPGNow and DriveThruRPG).
In before the unwashed masses tell you that you're enabling BADWRONGFUN.
BADWRONGFUN is where they know me best. What did you expect when you heard Clinton Boomer was working with LPJ Design? I wonder what will happen if I announce I am working with Nick Logue on a project?
It all started with a little post by Clinton Boomer on his blog and with that a new product for LPJ Design was born. In Defiance of Sorcery: the low-magic/no-magic campaign toolkit for Pathfinder will let players play in the realm of literary traditions of sword-and-sorcery with this amazing toolkit. Learn More here.
LPJ Design is planning to host their first ever Google Hangout Thursday July 3rd at 9:30 PM EST. We will be covering all kind of interesting topics, fascinating subject matter and we also will have a little “Ask Me Anything” session so you can feel free to ask me all the juicy questions you have wanted to know about LPJ Design, Louis Porter Jr. or being in the RPG industry in general. So get ready for an evening of excitement and exhilaration on July 3rd with us! Follow the link to attend the hangout!
I will be watching this one. :)
Don't just watch get involved! Join our Back it for a Buck (B4$) Challenge! The Back It for a Buck (B4$) Challenge is a Kickstarter initiative to help the Kickstarter for Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path succeed. We hope you’ll be excited to show your support for those putting time and effort into bringing you great new adventures for Pathfinder by using crowdfunding. Learn more here!
The Four Horsemen are going to adding their names to the list of writers working on the upcoming kickstarter, The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder. Steven Helt, winner of 2013 RPG Superstar contest and writer of Pathfinder Module Tears at Bitter Manor and his writing group have signed up to help LPJ Design bring another level of quality to this adventure path with the already amazing skills of Christina Stiles and Jeff Lee. So expect to see lots of previews, behind the scenes material and cool stuff releasing in the very near future. Start saving your money, this one is going to be BIG! Talk to you later…
I would like to take a second and thank everyone who has have taken the challenge and agreed to Back it for a Buck with the upcoming Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path. Even though we are less than 100 days out from the start of this kickstarter, it is good to know that there are people even now looking to support us on this project. and we could not be any happier. Thanks again!
Insain Dragoon wrote:
I was already interested in Obsidian Apocalypse Campaign setting, but as a DM I don't yet feel confidant in my home made campaign writing.
Try it out. All the cool kids are doing it. :-)
An adventure path taking place in the campaign setting would be perfect!
And it will be!
If you put in an addon to grab campaign relevant materials along with the AP it would be pretty convenient on the "one stop" kind of sense.
Then you might want to check out the Obsidian Apocalypse Bundle [BUNDLE]. You can get all the products related to Obsidian Apocalypse for less than $25. That is a saving of over 25%. Hope this helps convince you to pick it up. Happy gaming!
Hmmm if you can deliver on that, I'll give you more then a dollar :P I will have a look tonight when I get home from work.
I will say this we have signed up Christina Stiles & Jeff Lee (both of them worked on several Kobold Press projects including Deep Magic) to work on this project plus some other well known Pathfinder writers (revealing them soon), you should be VERY pleased on this adventure path.
consider my interest peaked. I'd be interested to see what you would plan to do to make pathfinder a good survival horror game.
Well here are the sources of inspiration for the adventure path:
Part 1: Havoc of the Mind’s Eye – Inspired by the movie, Brotherhood of the Wolf.
Not exactly what you might think of when you consider survival horror, but I think you will understand what we mean when it all comes together. Don't forget to send us an email to join our Back it for a Buck (B4$) Challenge!
The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path is a post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure for the Obsidian Apocalypse table top RPG campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path is the first adventure path for Obsidian Apocalypse, which was released in 2013, as the premiere setting for the post-apocalyptic survival horror genre for Pathfinder. The reason that we are having this Kickstarter project is to generate the funds we need to pay for the cost of development, writing, artwork and printing this adventure path and getting it out to the premiere retail gaming stores. Learn more here!
Back it for a Buck (B4$) Challenge!
The Back It for a Buck (B4$) Challenge is a Kickstarter initiative to help the Kickstarter for Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path succeed. We hope you’ll be excited to show your support for those putting time and effort into bringing you great new adventures for Pathfinder by using crowdfunding. Learn more here!
[LPJ Design] Treasure of NeoExodus: Gentle Hand of Law for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Now available
Louis Porter Jr. Design, has released Treasure of NeoExodus: Gentle Hand of Law for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com. Here is information on this product:
During the reign of the Mad Emperor, civil upheavals were commonplace in the Caneus Empire. The final line of defense for the Emperor is the High Guard, charged with safeguarding their liege against all threats, foreign or domestic. The Lady-Commander of the High Guard, torn between duty to her monarch and empathy for her persecuted fellow citizens, prayed to the Sanguine Lord and all his Venerates for grace. Her prayers were granted in the form of a weapon, one with which she could continue her duties without shedding the blood of her compatriots.
The Treasure of NeoExodus: Gentle Hand of Law 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 the Gentle Hand of Law, its special mundane and/or magical qualities plus magic item containing detailed information and blank versions of the cards. Everything you need to incorporate Gentle Hand of Law into your character’s background and your gaming sessions is here making them even more appealing, special and personal.
By now, I am sure many of you are familiar with the updates that I am making to the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting. With that, I am sure many of you who have bought the campaign book were happy to hear that we are doing an update. But at the same time, I am sure many of you didn’t want to have to buy a whole new book from something you just bought and I understand and feel for you. And with that I have come up with this plan.
First, this new update (which I keep calling the Ultimate Edition) all people who purchased the PDF version from DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, Paizo or D20 PFSRD as a PDF, we will be updating your original PDF version with the new Ultimate Edition FOR FREE. As long as you have OR do purchase the NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting, by the time we release the Ultimate Edition, you will get the update for free. The NeoExodus: A House Divided Campaign Setting PDF book will be updated with the Ultimate Edition PDF online so all you will have to do is download the new version.
Second, the Print-On-Demand versions will be updated with new Ultimate Edition Print-On-Demand version in both black and white AND full color. What the price of this books will be is currently not known but we hope to keep the price as low as possible and reasonable for you the consumer.
Third, we are adding more additional content and artwork to this new Ultimate Edition. I am “guesstimating” that we will be adding between 15 to 30% additional content compared to the original version. Anything we are adding are not about “destroying” work we have we already done. For example, we are adding alternative racial traits for all of the races. We are not changing their stated standard racial traits so those who have PCs made that don’t really miss out on anything but now they have more options for the future.
So if you are a NeoExodus fan or even interested, join our Facebook page and see all the new and interesting add-ons, the new artwork and layout we are doing with this Ultimate Edition. As always, thanks for the support. Talk to you later…
My sales are steadier here than on other sites. I attribute that partly to the Paizo community, of course, but it's probably also true that a solid EZG review helps rope in a few curious browers. Folks like Endzeitgeist are a tremendous resource in bridging between the publishing community and the buying community, and help fuel discussion and appreciation of the game. I'd rather have a bad EZG review than none at all.
Here is an important point that get overlooked a lot: Where are you selling? My sales at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow are anywhere from three to five times as many as on Paizo. I started with DriveThru and RPGNow over 14 years ago, so I have build a very strong presence there. Plus with their affiliate program it gives me a strong incentive to sell there. If Paizo offers the same affiliate program I would promote them just as strongly. The affiliate program is worth several hundreds of dollars which I normally use to pay my freelancers with so promoting it has a two prong effect for me.
Yes and no. I think if you have a fan base already built you have people who are going to purchase and support you no matter what. BUT if you are a new and just starting 3PP, those reviews can make OR break you. I have tried out several new 3PP just because thet recieved a good review by End. The reviews can definitely get those who might be on the fence about buying to actually choose to pick it up or not.
Putting it out there like that gives the very tight people like me a chance to examine it, test it in play, and purchase it after I've verified its value.
As a business person, this is kind of anti-business thought process. Give it away for free and THEN they will by it sounds kind of crazy, BUT it does happen and work. The Machinesmith more than proved it and while we do have NeoExodus races available at D20pfsrd.com I am still looking at ways of boosting those sales.
Distant Scholar wrote:
OK the one line pitch I normally say is this: NeoExodus is my fantasy lover letter to Babylon 5.
If you need a longer detailed pitch, then read the following:
UNIQUE ELEMENTS OF NEOEXODUS: Facts about NeoExodus
1: NeoExodus is a world full of magic. NeoExodus is a world that has advanced by mastery of arcane magic which may be counterintuitive to the classic fantasy and medieval times. Magic is very pervasive in the world of NeoExodus from the instantaneous point-topoint travel via the Nexus Gateway to sentient, freewilled arcane constructs (called Arcane Intelligences). From arcane and eldritch powered skyships and siege weaponry to even commonplace magic casters using their skills to provide many basic provisions and necessities to major cities and even some small towns. The progressive nature of magic has transformed the world so that it feels quite “modern”.
2: NeoExodus is a world built upon epic adventures, heroic quests and valiant expeditions into the unknown. Through the use of magical and nonmagical means, heroic adventurers can gain access to larger realms of excitement and discoveries which in turn will introduce them to new and interesting challenges to confront and monsters to combat. From exotic locations to unusual surroundings, the challenges of Exodus should pull heroes across the lands of many nations and countries to the entire world. Each area of Exodus is unique and stunning from the tropical rain forest and jungle of the Wyldlands of Bal to the frigid and dangerous peaks in the mountains of Nas. Exodus is truly a world of invigorating exploration and exhilarating action.
3: NeoExodus is setting of unified empires and nations with their own sovereign rights, power and issues. While each nation or empire - Arman Protectorate, Caneus Empire, the Dominion and the Reis Confederacy - has joined and believes in the unity of the Imperial Alliance, old adversaries and bitter rivalries cause much turmoil in this world. Many of these nations and empires have had long term conflicts with each other that still influence the decisions of the modern day. Other influence groups like the Sanguine Covenant and Section Omega can be felt in the backrooms and dark alleys of any of these nations and empires. All of this in addition to such global threats as the Janus Horde, the Quicksilver Virus pandemic and even a criminal terrorist organization like the Folding Circle threatens to destabilize this fragile peace.
4: NeoExodus is a world that is rarely at peace for long. Throughout its troubled history, wars and murder were never far away. NeoExodus is always on the brink of war or conflict of some type. With so many different cultures and races working together, there are issues that often will be raised between them. These conflicts might be based on nationality, religious beliefs or even racial issues and these prejudices are deeply propagated in various arenas of daily life. The formation of the Imperial Allience has done much to help with the understanding of different points of views and now individuals find ways to exist and thrive in this world of Exodus.
5: NeoExodus mixes traditional fantasy, horror, magic, modern politics and science fiction. NeoExodus is built from a very distinctive nature and mind-set. The setting of NeoExodus: A House Divided is a mixture of classic fantasy, modern political conflict and intrigue with neo-fantasy influences. The world of Exodus has some degree of “moral flexibility” which makes people who might be diametrically opposed, able to work with each other for a greater cause - often for good and sometimes evil. In this world, nothing is black or white but various shades of grey - making nothing exactly what it seems to be. While an individual might have the alignment of chaotic evil, this does not mean they cannot be honorable or even compassionate, if needed for a larger reason. And vice versa.
6: NeoExodus is full of all new unique races. The nine new races that are introduced in the setting of NeoExodus are very unique in direct contrast to the standard fantasy races individuals might be used to. Each race has a unique and interesting creative background and design to them that reflect the setting of NeoExodus: A House Divided well. In NeoExodus players can choose to play Cavian, Cynean, Dalrean, Enuka, Gevet, Kalisan, Prymidian, P’Tan or Sasori. Cavians are psionic humanoid rats who have a hidden agenda. Cyneans are crystalline-skinned, powerful arcane spell casters with a thrist for more arcane knowledge. Dalreans are humanoid mobile plants with a strong ecological connection to Exodus. Enuka are beast-like creatures that have evolved to adapt themselves to various harsh environments. Gevet, or tiefling, claim to be the first race to master magic in Exodus. Kalisans are pale-white nomadic humanoid creatures native to northern Exodus. Prymidians are crimson-skinned humanoids who are masters of communication and language. P’Tans are shadowcreated feline humanoids who were former slaves of the First Ones. Sasori are humanoid scorpions that hold all the deepest and darkest secrets of Exodus.
7: Exodus is a world built on conspiracies, deceptions and intrigue. Empires and nations compete on many levels—economic, political influence, territory, magical power—each looking to maintain or improve its current status by any means short of all-out war. Subversive clandestine meetings, espionage, black market deals and sabotage are all basic parts of doing business in Exodus. Large numbers of organizations, nations and factions maneuver or manipulate for their own benefit in the rapidly changing political climate. Exodus teems with conflict and intrigue.
8: Everything has a place in NeoExodus. If it exists in the realm of classic or traditional fantasy settings of Pathfinder, then it has a place in Exodus. A monster or spell or magic item from the Pathfinder core rulebooks might feature a manipulation or two to explain attitude, character and tone of Exodus, but otherwise everything you want to include has a place somewhere in Exodus.
Hope this helps!
OK I will go first:1) Machinesmith. It is basically printing money for us. Weird since it is available free at D20PFSRD.
2) NeoExodus. People who play it love it, but some people just don't understand the setting. I wish it sold better. I want it to sell better.
3) Obsidian Apocalypse. I though it was good, but i didn't realize it was THAT GOOD! I am VERY GLAD we made that product.
Andreas Rönnqvist wrote:
I have to say that this class has brought so much fun to our gaming tables. Atleast three different players have come up with widely different concepts all stemming from the Machinesmith! Looking forward to delving deeper into it with the toymaker... *evil GM grin*
I am hoping to have the updated version done soon. Just an issue of the projects ahead of it making it difficult. I can't wait to see this class with Iron Gods Adventure Path.
[LPJ Design] Treasure of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Now available
Louis Porter Jr. Design, has released Treasure of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at RPGNow.com, DriveThruRPG.com and Paizo. Here is information on this product:
Scattered across the face of Exodus are the Nexus Gateways, ancient magical portals that connect with each other as well as other worlds and dimensions. They cannot be controlled completely, though—on occasion they open without warning, sometimes bringing terrifying things from across the planes. One such occasion brought the wandering hero known as the Monkey Prince, who left behind tales of his madcap adventures and a powerful weapon known as the Dancing Dragons.
The Treasure of NeoExodus: Dancing Dragons 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 the Dancing Dragons, its special mundane and/or magical qualities plus magic item containing detailed information and blank versions of the cards. Everything you need to incorporate Dancing Dragons into your character’s background and your gaming sessions is here making them even more appealing, special and personal.
I want to thank everyone who took the time out and submitted a monster for the 2nd Bestiary of Armageddon Contest. We now will take the next few weeks to go over all of the submissions to evaluation them and pick out the top contenders. As always thanks for you for your support and interest of LPJ Design!