It’s a Malevolent Medium Monster Monday!

The latest from Legendary Games is a two-fisted torrent of terror from Thurston Hillman and Jesse Benner, with a ton of terrifying tormentors that are NOT titanic in stature but are terrifically potent nonetheless. We bring you the long-awaited Malevolent Medium Monsters! Too often in high-level Pathfinder RPG play, your opponents are either high-level NPCs or towering titans of imposing size and strength, but this book balances the scales with over 10 delightfully deadly new creatures of a very personable size that belies their double digit CR! Unleash the paralytic alabaster beetle, the malformed composite homunculus dragon, the blood-soaked ersatz, the sinister and heretical faithslain, the grotesque misbirthed, and an entire new category of fiendfused monstrous humanoids that drink deeply from the wells of fiendish corruption to achieve an awful apotheosis! Each new creature is designed with full-page portraits, dynamic abilities, and detailed ecology, tactics, and advice on using it in the campaign, and you can grab this 30-page bestiary today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

Next week brings us even more fantastic adventure with Ron Lundeen’s delightful centaur adventure, The Horseshoe Calamity, coming next Monday. What’s on tap in that adventure? How about a quick preview for you!

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Eldritch Elementals is HERE! And even more Fall Fantasy!

Our Fantasy Fall continues today with the release of Eldritch Elementalism, an exploration of the arts of elemental magic for spellcasters with new archetypes and feats, but also with a dozen dynamic templates for redesigning your elementals in some amazing ways, from shape-altering piscine and predator elementals to consuming elementals, draconic elementals, and even radioactive elementals! If you love working with elementals as a player or GM, you’ve gotta get this today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand soon on Amazon! 

We’ve got even more great winter-themed material coming later this month with Ron Lundeen’s amazing centaur adventure, The Horseshoe Calamity, but before that we’ve got a brand-new monster book long in the making from Thurston Hillman and Jesse Benner to make your medium-sized monsters much, much meaner!

How about a preview of what you’ll find inside NEXT Monday?

Too often in high-level Pathfinder RPG play, your opponents are either high-level NPCs or towering titans of imposing size and strength. There’s nothing wrong with a colossal killing machine, but when you want creatures for your campaign that pack a powerful punch in a size small enough to walk right in the back door, you need Malevolent Medium Monsters! These are not outsiders with a million spell-like abilities, nor complicated classed characters, but honest-to-goodness monsters from CR 11 to 18 ready to terrorize your unsuspecting heroes as they tear them apart! You’ll find the paralytic alabaster beetle, the malformed composite homunculus dragon, the blood-soaked ersatz, the sinister and heretical faithslain, the grotesque misbirthed, and an entire new category of fiendfused monstrous humanoids that drink deeply from the wells of fiendish corruption to achieve an awful apotheosis! Each new creature is designed with full-page portraits, dynamic abilities, and detailed ecology, tactics, and advice on using it in the campaign, whether your heroes are facing invading demon hordes, exploring a wounded wasteland where chaos reigns, or expunging the tainted lineage of an ancient evil!

Of course, our Fall Fantasy kicked off last week with the fabulous 5-star-awesome Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder, and the 5E version is well along in layout and should be ready for our Kickstarter backers later this month. This fabulous 424-page encyclopedia of adventure is an incredible resource for any wilderness campaign, especially one featuring the fey, with tons of character options, spells, magic items, feats, monsters, and so much more, including rules for tournaments and festivals, sample characters and kingdoms on the borderlands of the wild, and a wealth of incredibly rich material dealing with faeries and the fey realms! You can grab the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundle exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

There’s more great Kickstarter news, as our Legendary Planet project is heading into the final stretch with the release of Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons for Pathfinder to backers, with the 5E version already in layout, plus within the next week or so we should also have Legendary Planet: The Scavenged Codex for Starfinder as well! 

Last but not least, though, we wanted to thank each and every one of you who took the time to hop on board with us on the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief mega-bundle we ran at DrivethruRPG! They were great partners for this and last month’s Hurricane Harvey bundles, and we thank them for their assistance in helping all of us to help the heroes on the front lines.

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Sci-fi Saturday for 5E with Elementals on the Way!

The Alien Bestiary Kickstarter is in the books (though you can still email us if you want to hop on board!) and we’ve shifted our focus to a Fall of Fantasy, but there’s still plenty of sci-fi coming your way. The penultimate chapter of the Legendary Planet saga, Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons, is coming this month for Kickstarter backer and soon thereafter for everyone else, with more scintillating Starfinder supplements as well including Treasury of the Machine, Legendary Planet: The Scavenged Codex, and even more mind-blowing Legendary Worlds. Today brings you the latest in that series with Legendary Worlds: Carsis (5E), where the shards of a shattered world dance and churn around a verdant light, while fecund forests seething with swarms overgrowth cover the planet-shards and soaring insectoid predators prowl the grinding gulfs between them. You can grab this amazing planet of adventure packed into 22 pages, with the new playable carsian race, new monsters, and a mini-adventure for just $4.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

 

Next week brings us back to Fantasy-land with Monday’s release of the excellent Eldritch Elementalism, an exploration of the arts of elemental magic for spellcasters with new archetypes and feats, but also with a dozen dynamic templates for redesigning your elementals in some amazing ways, from shape-altering piscine and predator elementals to consuming elementals, draconic elementals, and even radioactive elementals! If you love working with elementals as a player or GM, you’ve gotta get this when it goes live on Monday!

Of course, you shouldn’t forget this past Monday’s new release, the fantastic Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium! This fabulous 424-page encyclopedia of adventure is an incredible resource for any wilderness campaign, especially one featuring the fey, with tons of character options, spells, magic items, feats, monsters, and so much more, including rules for tournaments and festivals, sample characters and kingdoms on the borderlands of the wild, and a wealth of incredibly rich material dealing with faeries and the fey realms! You can grab the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundle exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

The 5th Edition version of the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium is nearly done in layout and will be going out to our Kickstarter backers first, and then out in general release later. The PDF will be released first, but the print version and print/PDF bundles will also be available for preorder right here at the Legendary Games webstore!

Don’t miss our TWO$DAY product of the week, even kicking it off a day earlier with the amazing Ancient Tombs, recent recipient of Endzeitgeist’s 5-star seal of approval (read his review here)! You can get this amazing 36-page supplement of spells, curses, traps, lore, and so much more, exploring all things tomb-tastic and terrifying for 70% off right here at the Legendary Games webstore for just $2!

Last but by no means least, we are delighted to continue our contributions to disaster recovery and relief. Our Heroes for Harvey bundle was a great success, as was the multi-publisher mega-bundle on DrivethruRPG, and we’ve helped organize another one to help those in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to recover from an unbelievable succession of hurricanes from Harvey to Irma to Jose to Katia to Maria!

Head on over to DrivethruRPG and grab the new Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Bundle, getting almost $500 worth of incredible gaming products for all kinds of systems for just $25! Even if you had a heart of stone, that’s an incredible deal! We hope we can help get everyone in the mood to do even more, so whatever your favorite relief organization may be, whether international or local, we encourage you to do all you can to help the people of the Caribbean and the real-life heroes out there on the front lines!

Set sail to help the Caribbean!

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Sci-fi September becomes a Fall of Fantasy, plus Puerto Rico!

In the wake of our awesome Alien Bestiary Kickstarter (it’s not too late to email us with pledge if you want to hop on board!) and a ton of terrific sci-fi supplements in September, Legendary Games now turns to a Fall of Fantasy, and  where better to begin than the public release of our previous Kickstarter project, the fantastic Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium! This fabulous 424-page encyclopedia of adventure is an incredible resource for any wilderness campaign, especially one featuring the fey, with tons of character options, spells, magic items, feats, monsters, and so much more, including rules for tournaments and festivals, sample characters and kingdoms on the borderlands of the wild, and a wealth of incredibly rich material dealing with faeries and the fey realms! You can grab the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundle exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

The 5th Edition version of the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium is nearly done in layout and will be going out to our Kickstarter backers first, and then out in general release later. The PDF will be released first, but the print version and print/PDF bundles will also be available for preorder right here at the Legendary Games webstore!

We have a ton of great new books coming in October, including Eldritch Elementalism, Malevolent Medium Monsters, The Horseshoe Calamity, and of course more sci-fi fun coming soon. However, we also are excited to revive our TWO$DAY product of the week, even kicking it off a day earlier with the amazing Ancient Tombs, recent recipient of Endzeitgeist’s 5-star seal of approval (read his review here)! You can get this amazing 36-page supplement of spells, curses, traps, lore, and so much more, exploring all things tomb-tastic and terrifying for 70% off right here at the Legendary Games webstore for just $2!

Last but by no means least, we are delighted to continue our contributions to disaster recovery and relief. Our Heroes for Harvey bundle was a great success, as was the multi-publisher mega-bundle on DrivethruRPG, and we’ve helped organize another one to help those in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to recover from an unbelievable succession of hurricanes from Harvey to Irma to Jose to Katia to Maria!

Head on over to DrivethruRPG and grab the new Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Bundle, getting almost $500 worth of incredible gaming products for all kinds of systems for just $25! Even if you had a heart of stone, that’s an incredible deal! We hope we can help get everyone in the mood to do even more, so whatever your favorite relief organization may be, whether international or local, we encourage you to do all you can to help the people of the Caribbean and the real-life heroes out there on the front lines!

Set sail to help the Caribbean!

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ALIEN ONSLAUGHT: 30 hours left! Over 500 backers! Over 600 pages!

We have less than 30 hours left in the amazing ALIEN BESTIARY Kickstarter for Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5th Edition! We’ve blasted through a dozen stretch goals already, with plenty more easily within reach! You’re looking at over 600 pages of incredible sci-fi and space adventure material! Check out the latest update right here!

  • Alien Bestiary: hundreds of alien monsters and extraterrestrial enemies of every description, from lowly minions to star-shattering epic villains
  • Alien Codex: hundreds more ready-to-use NPCs from an array of sci-fi species and space races, including classic fantasy standards like elves and dwarves alongside new sci-fi classics like the cybernetic auttaine, green-souled erahthi, bioengineered super-soldier klaven, and more, PLUS 20 incredible iconic heroes with detailed histories and personalities
  • Aethera Field Guide: richly detailed monster ecologies, variant creatures, bonus rules, and campaign setting lore for an array of interstellar creature types

You can get any or all of these books for the Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5E systems (or even go multi-system if that strikes your fancy), plus fantastic add-ons like the Aethera Campaign Setting for Pathfinder, the Legendary Planet adventure saga starter kit for all three systems, fantastic plastic pawns for creatures, characters, and soon for the unique monsters of Aethera, and terrific swag items like light-up spinners, portable chargers, USB drives, T-shirts, dice bags, and more!

You also can join the few and the proud ranks of people getting their own special sponsorships to add in new monsters of their own creation, to insert their personal favorite character into books, to sponsor artwork for their favorite creature, or even just drop in a name of a person, place, or thing to mark the book as uniquely theirs. Make yourself immortal in the pages of these books!

Take Aim at the Alien Bestiary – The Alien Invasion Ends at 10:00 PM Pacific time tomorrow!

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Aethera is HERE-A, time to go APE in the final 60 hours!

Thanks to all of your support, the time for Aethera is NOW with the Alien Bestiary Project! The opening salvo in this all-out Aethera Assault is adding TEN terrific new iconic heroes for 5E, Starfinder, and Pathfinder, two each of the humans, the aetherite-tainted infused, the beast-bodied okanta, the green-hearted erahthi, and the mechanical phalanx, each with detailed backstories and personalities, multiple levels of stat blocks, and bonus content for each race!

With this added content, the awesome Alien Codex is now up over 200 pages, with much more yet within reach in the final days of this project! Next up comes our third book, the fantastic Aethera Field Guide, and we are already on a fast train to unlocking it at $30,000, with even more Aetheric Aliens added to the Alien Codex  and awesome extraterrestrial enemies in the Alien Bestiary! All told, we’re already around 500 pages of spectacular space and sci-fi adventure content, with 600 pages easily within reach!

Pledge today for the Alien Bestiary, Alien Codex, and Aethera Field Guide

Kickstarter Ends September 30 at 10:00 PM Pacific time!

This is a complex project because we’re making several different things at the same time, so we just wanted to recap the basic breakdown in how to get what you want!

For 5E or Starfinder:

1. Alien Bestiary (space monsters)

2. Alien Codex (alien races, an “NPC bestiary” of standard characters, and iconic heroes)

3. Aethera Field Guide (variant monsters, in-depth ecologies, monster lore, setting material)

4. Add-on pledge of Legendary Planet starter kit (first 100-page adventure + player’s guide)

 

For Pathfinder:

1. Alien Bestiary Companion (a smaller book of space monsters, since many space monsters already exist in official Pathfinder bestiaries)

2. Alien Codex (as above)

3. Aethera Field Guide (as above)

4. Add-on pledge of Legendary Planet starter kit (first 100-page adventure + player’s guide)

5. Aethera Campaign Setting (580-page sci-fi campaign book; about 130 pages of Pathfinder mechanics and 450 pages of system-neutral campaign setting)

There are also other add-ons for bonus swag items, our awesome plastic pawns, and so on. Your best options for pledging are:

 

If you only want the Alien Bestiary: Space Cadet ($25) for PDF, Space Ranger ($50) for print+PDF [the “Companion” pledges with the same names are if you want the smaller Pathfinder book instead]

If you want two books: Alien Assault ($40 PDF, $90 print+pdf)

If you want three books: Alien Invasion ($60 PDF, $130 print+pdf)

If you want four books: Alien Onslaught ($80 PDF, $170 print/pdf)

 

If you order multiple books, there aren’t separate pledges for every combination. You just tell us which books you want and for which system (5E, Pathfinder, or Starfinder) in our backer survey at the end. You can combine them in any way you like.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we implore each of you to make one final post or push on your social media to let folks know about this terrific project. We are so thankful for all of your support and know we are looking forward to a fantastic finish!

Oh, and about going APE? I just love getting new artwork in…

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Last call – Heroes for Harvey charity bundle and Alien Bestiary end 9/30!

With the incredible succession of disasters recently, from wildfires Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Katia, and Maria, plus earthquakes, wildfires, and more, it’s easy to forget that the people of Southeast Texas were the first ones in the line of fire when Hurricane Harvey hit. We joined with many other companies in a giant mega-bundle to support hurricane relief, and while that bundle ended earlier this month we’ve run our HEROES FOR HARVEY BUNDLE all month long at DrivethruRPG. You can get three of our fantastic 5-star-awesome pregenerated heroes products for Pathfinder – Nautical Heroes, Planetary Heroes, and Aetheric Heroes – at a big discount and ALL the proceeds go to benefit three terrific local charities, the Southeast Texas Food Bank, Montrose Center in Houston for LGBTQ youth, and Teachers of Tomorrow! We are currently planning a new charity effort for next month to benefit hurricane relief in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, but we want to encourage anyone who hasn’t yet to pick up HEROES FOR HARVEY, or to do whatever you can on your own to support people in need in the wake of this unprecedented series of natural disasters, and the heroic men and women working on the front lines to rescue and rebuild. You don’t have to go face-to-face with a giant barbarian shark-man to be a hero, but we hope you’ll enjoy reading about our fictional heroes while you support the real ones!

This Saturday also marks the end of the awesome Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for 5th Edition, Pathfinder, and Starfinder. We’re approaching 500 pages of amazing monsters, NPCs, and much, much more for your sci-fi and space games. If you can only support one, by all means support the heroes. Sci-fi will still be here when you get back. But if you love sci-fi and space adventure, we totally encourage you to check it out and join the 435 backers already on board in the final THREE DAYS!

Get the aliens before they get YOU!

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Terminus for 5E and Pathfinder! Alien Bestiary ending Sept. 30!

This scintillating sci-fi September is nearly at an end, as as we unveil the latest of our Legendary Worlds for 5E and Pathfinder! A dead world, a fading and nameless red sun, a virtually uncharted system, and a name whispered in fear and dread: Terminus. Inside its endless tunnels, the dregs and scoundrels of the galaxy mix with generations who have never breathed free air in a tainted ultramax prison where black flames consume soul and flesh while soulless wardens keep their pitiless vigil. New drugs, gear, and hazards await, along with a detailed planetary gazetteer, adventure hooks, and the deadly Terminus warden and blackfire wight! You can grab this chilling new planet for 5th Edition, Pathfinder, and Starfinder right now!

5E: Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

Pathfinder: Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

Starfinder:  Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG!

 

There are just FOUR DAYS LEFT in the amazing Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5E, fast approaching THREE TIMES our original funding goal, having crashed through stretch goal after stretch goal with many more to come! We’ve just unleashed our fourth backer poll where YOU get to decide which awful undead go into the final book, and in early returns, the caller in darkness is out to a big lead, with the pale stranger, gearghost, tzitzimitl, and witchfire rounding out the Final Five so far!

We are just a few hundred dollars away from adding the amazing Aetheric Heroes to the iconic heroes populating the Alien Codex, and after that next up is the incredible Aethera Field Guide at $30,000, with even more awesome #Aethera content, alien aberrations, and much, much more to come in our final days! We’ve already unlocked awesome add-ons like two sets of fantastic clear plastic pawns for the monsters of the Alien Bestiary and the heroes and villains of the Alien Codex, with dozens and dozens of ready-to-play NPCs from every level and filling dozens of roles in a sci-fi campaign, along with variant creatures, iconic heroes with rich backstories at multiple levels, and more!

Check out Jason Nelson and Robert Brookes talking with Jefferson Jay Thacker and Alex Augunas as the very first guests on the Know Direction Beyond podcast, talking sci-fi species, space races, intelligent laser beams, Starfinder in general, and of course the Alien Bestiary project!

The Alien Onslaught has just FOUR DAYS LEFT – Get the Aliens before THEY GET YOU!

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It’s a Starfinder Saturday with a new world, plus Undead Approaching the Alien Bestiary!

Today is a spectacular sci-fi Saturday as we unveil the latest of our Legendary Worlds, a dead world, a fading and nameless red sun, a virtually uncharted system, and a name whispered in fear and dread: Terminus. Inside its endless tunnels, the dregs and scoundrels of the galaxy mix with generations who have never breathed free air in a tainted ultramax prison where black flames consume soul and flesh while soulless wardens keep their pitiless vigil. New drugs, gear, and hazards await, along with a detailed planetary gazetteer, adventure hooks, and the deadly Terminus warden and blackfire wight! You can grab this chilling new planet for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game today (and next week for 5th Edition and Pathfinder) starting at just $3.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG!

We also are about to enter the final week of the amazing Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5E, as we are over 2.5 times our original funding goal, having crashed through stretch goal after stretch goal with many more to come! We’ve are about to unleashed our fourth backer poll where YOU get to decide which monsters go into the final book with Universe Undead, so you can decide whether you want to see classic favorites like the shadow, spectre, and wraith or stranger spirits like the insane allip, the sharpshooting baykok and pale stranger, the armored spaceknight fext, the mysterious caller in darkness, and many more!

We’ve already unlocked awesome add-ons like two sets of fantastic clear plastic pawns for the monsters of the Alien Bestiary and the heroes and villains of the Alien Codex, with dozens and dozens of ready-to-play NPCs from every level and filling dozens of roles in a sci-fi campaign, along with variant creatures, iconic heroes with rich backstories at multiple levels, and more! Next up is a deep dive into the Aethera Campaign Setting with tons of great new races and iconic aliens from that setting for the Alien Codex, as well as unlocking the incredible Aethera Field Guide at $30,000!

Check us out talking with James Introcaso on the Tabletop Babble podcast about sci-fi and fantasy monsters and adventure design, and of course about the Alien Bestiary project too!

The Alien Onslaught is in its FINAL WEEK – Get the Aliens before THEY GET YOU!

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AVAST… the Pirate Campaign Compendium is on the horizon!

With the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium book just about ready for bed (Pathfinder version already out to backers, 5E version coming by around the 1st of October, and both books headed to the printer after that), we are turning our attention to the next installment in the series, the Pirate Campaign Compendium. We originally had planned today as the launch day of that book to coincide with “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” but while that would have been humorously apropos as a launch date we wanted to make sure that the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium was complete and off to print before we did that. In looking at timelines and also some travel by key people on this team in October, it just didn’t look like it could fit. Instead, we moved up the Alien Bestiary Kickstarter in its place (and many thanks to any of you who have supported that project or even just helped spread the word) so that team could start rolling with the project while we got all our pirate ducks in a row with the Campaign Compendium line. Of course, it’s not like we stopped working on getting the Pirate Campaign Compendium ready to go

We’ve been preordering a ton of great artwork to get ready, and we also have ace layout queen Liz Courts working diligently already on getting the parts of the book that are already 100% done, like the adventures and iconic heroes, laid out and ready. The additional time afforded moving the start of the Pirate Campaign Compendium project later in the year has allowed us to get a lot more pre-work done before we even launch. By the time this project launches, a lot of the hard work will already be done!

That’s not to say that there’s no work that will need to be done after the Kickstarter. Much as people were able to join the Royal Court of the Forest during this Kickstarter, so too they’ll be able to join the Pieces of Eight and the Four Winds or the Pirate King or Queen, designing your own figurehead, flag, and pirate ship! There will be great swag items with this project, including the hilarious Pirate Loot game by Jason Bulmahn, and much, much more!

Our tentative plan is to set up this project for a mid-November launch, but let us know your thoughts. This project is for you, the fans, and we want to make sure you get a great book at a great time! Thanks for all of your support with the Forest Kingdom, and we hope you are ready to set sail with us when the Pirate Campaign Compendium is ready to chart a course for adventure!

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