Daily Archives: October 1, 2014


WORMY’S WEDNESDAY WHAT? Favorite fantasy nations!

Every week we pose a question for YOU, the fans of Legendary Games, something short, sweet, and to the point. And since we like a little alliteration, I think the Worm that Walks will wear the crown as the WEDNESDAY WHAT? mascot! In honor of the late, lamented Dave Trampier, we shall call him… Wormy!

 

The setup:

Fantasy worlds are as old as storytelling itself, and while the early days of RPGs assumed most people played in a homebrew world, published settings have been around since Glorantha and Greyhawk on down to Golarion and more.  Some worlds are defined by their overarching theme, like the blasted wastes of Athas or the technofantasy of Blackmoor, but every world is also defined by the nations that comprise it. Whether nations devoted to good or evil, magic or mercantilism, or its association with a specific ruler or event. Looking back at all the great fantasy worlds, what makes a great fantasy nation? Is it great because of its theming and description, or because it’s a great setting for adventure? Greyhawk or Glantri? Karamiekos or Kara-Tur? Cormyr or Cheliax? Khorvaire or Aniure? So many to choose from!

This week’s WORMY’S WEDNESDAY WHAT?

What is your favorite fantasy country and why?

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WORMY’S WEDNESDAY WHAT? What class makes the best villains?

Every week we pose a question for YOU, the fans of Legendary Games, something short, sweet, and to the point. And since we like a little alliteration, I think the Worm that Walks will wear the crown as the WEDNESDAY WHAT? mascot! In honor of the late, lamented Dave Trampier, we shall call him… Wormy!

 

The setup:

Way back when Chainmail first introduced us to the idea of a fantasy battle, the boss of the evil army was the EHPSS, which was intended to be an obvious abbreviation for “Evil High Priestess.” From such obscure beginnings, we have seen a cavalcade of villains of every stripe throughout the annals of RPG adventures. While monstrous villains have always been a popular choice, creatures with class levels have always been compelling villains, taking what the PCs can do and using their own dirty tricks against them. In some respects a villain is a deus ex machina, because they can do things that aren’t strictly speaking part of the rules. A villainous baron doesn’t need the Leadership feat to acquire a retinue of loyal soldiers, so for some purposes class doesn’t matter as much as the role the GM establishes for the villain. Even so, some classes make great thematic fits for making a really good bad guy.

This week’s WORMY’S WEDNESDAY WHAT?

What is your favorite character class (or class/race or multiclass combination) to use when creating villains and why?

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These Mythic Monsters are gonna be GOOD!

October is traditionally a month for publishers to put out horror products, or really nasty stuff for villains… and we got a jump on that by releasing Path of Villains on Monday, but here at Legendary we decided to go the opposite direction and bring you a gaggle of glorious GOOD GUYS!!! Behold, Mythic Monsters 20: Guardians of Good!

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From metallic dragons to classic good monsters like the couatl, lammasu, shedu, and more, if you ever wanted to bring a super-charged saintly servant or beatific beast into the fray to send the forces of evil running for the hills, this is the book for you! Get your copy today exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore, and starting Friday in wide release! And just to pique your interest, here is the table of contents for what lies within:

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS BY CR

 

CR 3/MR 1      Mythic blink dog

CR 3/MR 1      Mythic ceru

CR 3/MR 1      Mythic triton

CR 7/MR 3      Mythic swan maiden

CR 8/MR 3      Mythic young brass dragon

CR 9/MR 4      Chiron (new monster)

CR 10/MR 4    Mythic lammasu

CR 11/MR 4    Mythic shedu

CR 12/MR 5    Mythic couatl

CR 15/MR 6    Mythic adult copper dragon

CR 17/MR 6    Giant mythic adult bronze dragon

CR 23/MR 9    Mythic ancient silver dragon

CR 28/MR 10   Mythic great wyrm gold dragon

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