Just a pointer for those who enjoy Pathfinder-related podcasts that during PaizoCon, Neil Spicer and Jason Nelson of Legendary Games sat down for lunch with Ryan Costello of Know Direction to be interviewed for their podcast, during which we talked about the evolution and present and future plans of Legendary Games. Many thanks to Ryan for the great conversation and we hope fans of Legendary Games will enjoy our chat, which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/KnowDirection/posts/209405772524133.
While our latest Adventure Path Plug-In, Matt Goodall’s terrific adventure, The Baleful Coven, is on final approach in layout, coming not too far behind will be a new supplement entitled The Way of Ki. While the concept of ki is nothing new in the Pathfinder RPG and its predecessors, this supplement greatly expands the ways it is used. It offers great enhancements to classes that already use ki–the monk, ninja, and (with a slight tweak of the rules) samurai–but it also broadens the scope of ki into a means for any class to incorporate a contemplative focus into its magical, martial, and miscellaneous talents. The Way of Ki offers a great way to develop a new and different flavor of mysticism that blends perfectly with Asian-themed cultures and characters but that easily transcends the differences of east and west. Characters moving from one side of the world to the other can easily unlock their hidden meditative potential and spread their secrets abroad to any willing to learn and practice the silent spiritual arts required.
We think this is an exciting product concept that can add great richness to the Far East AP but can be easily and seamlessly integrated into any campaign. Of course, with the Legendary Games name you know you’ll get great writing, sterling layout, and dazzling artwork, this time by Frank Hessefort.
The Way of Ki: Punching up the awesome in your campaign real soon!
Usually I like to do a bit of preview art for products that are getting ready to come out, but this time I think I’ll do something delightfully different and cartographically cool. The latest product about to drop for Legendary Games is Matt Goodall’s adventure, “The Baleful Coven,” and I must say Jason Juta’s artwork is fantastic and a great complement to Matt’s terrific adventure wherein PCs have a chance to discover that hell hath no fury like a mother forced to bury her son, and if revenge is a cliched dish served frosty cold… well, it is very cold when you’re traveling beyond the Viking lands and into the endless wastes of the arctic.
That said, this terrifically mind-bending map by maestro Rob Lazzaretti is itself a work of art, in that it artfully conveys the simultaneously magical and yet inconstant and uncertain mysteries of the wild and desolate places where civilization is but a memory and the old magics yet linger. The map almost seems to whisper, “Here there be witches… ”