Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Let the Hypercorps playtest begin!

When Legendary Games co-founder Clinton Boomer got together with Mike Myler to develop a new cyberpunk/supers system and setting, we were very interested in where this project might go. Many months later, Mike and company have launched this project as on Kickstarter: HYPERCORPS 2099! 

The project is well on its way to funding after just 2 days, with a raft of great rewards available for a high-adrenaline thrill ride of high-tech near-future adventure against mutants, magic, and corrupt corporations run amok! But if you’d like to check out the Hypercorps setting and system FOR FREE, you can! We are releasing a series of playtest products that you can download to check it out for yourself. You can already download the Hypercorps 2099: 5th Edition Playtest document right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG! Coming soon, you’ll also be able to download the Hypercorps 2099: Pathfinder Primer and not long after the Hypernet and Netjacker Class supplements and the sample adventure, A R.I.P.E. Investment! Grab your copy of the 5th Edition Playtest today and keep your optics jacked into the net to get all the upcoming updates!



Fall Previews #3: Beasts of the East!

Some of the products we’ll be previewing are ones we’ve announced before, either here on our website or out our convention preview events at PaizoCon or GenCon, but we’ll also be previewing products never announced before anywhere! Today is one of those days, as we bring you the announcement of a brand-new monster product for your Far Eastern campaign, Beasts of Legend: Beasts of the East! 

Too often, fantasy campaigns rely on the most familiar tropes for our campaigns, but there’s a wide world out there beyond Western European-styled fantasy. However, even when we venture beyond that continent, the creatures are familiar: Japanese tengu, Arabian genies, Egyptian sphinxes, and the like. With our Beasts of Legend series, we’ve sought to bridge that gap, as the Boreal Bestiary and Coldwood Codex (both on sale for just $2 as this week’s TWO$DAY Special) delved into creatures inspired by Eastern European myth and legend (as well as some more familiar faces from fantasy and Celtic folk tales), and the latest in the series will be doing the same for Asian-inspired monsters, drawing upon not only the legendarium of China and Japan but venturing into Southeast Asia. The artwork for this book has just begun, but we’ll be sharing sketches and concept art soon. Meanwhile, take a look at the list of creatures you’ll be finding between these pages, brought to you by the clever and cunning Thurston Hillman!

1.      Flame Naga: The skin of this great serpent is colored with muted browns and reds. Where its head should be, is instead a face akin to that of a beautiful woman, twitching with intense fury.

2·        Quyrua: This bulky turtle is the length of a horse and almost as tall, with an intricate shell of vibrant color. The eyes of the creature show a measure of sentience and eternal patience. The turtle’s most distinguishing feature is the great sword embedded in the center of its otherwise pristine shell.

3·        Kmoch Pray: A large tree covered in festering sores and weeping sap. At least two branches end in vicious jagged scythes of wood, though it should look natural and not like manufactured weapons. The tree itself is haunted by a spirit, but there’s no visual representation of the spirit.

4·        Kami, Neak Ta: This small creature resembles an amalgam of bamboo and clay bricks in the form of a humanoid. Where a face should be is instead a wooden sign post with a crude (but extremely adorable) smiling face.

5·        Srin-Po: Resembles a ghoul with a more gray skin-tone, normal human ears, but extremely distended arms that are almost double the length of normal arms and end in claws. Lacks the long tongue, but instead a set of razor-like teeth, and is garbed in priestly vestments that are tattered and exposing parts of his body.

6·        Kting Voar: A massive brown bull with golden spiked horns bristling like thistles. 

7·        Oni, Yeren: At a height of almost twelve feet, this humanoid figure is built like an ogre. Patches of reddish fur mar its form, with sections of browned skin showing through. A face locked in the form of a permanent sneer stares out, with eyes moving as though trapped in a wax mask.

8·        Oni, Bakeneko: The size of a halfling, this child-like humanoid resembles an upright cat more than a person. A pair of sharpened claws emerges from the creature’s inappropriately large paw-hands, while pointed ears crown its head. A comical rictus-grin spreads across the feline’s face as it looks out.

Kting Voar, image from cryptidz.wikia.com

Kting Voar, image from cryptidz.wikia.com