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Singing the Praises of Legendary Clerics!

We are excited and delighted to debut our 21st new class revision and update for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with the magnificent Legendary Clerics courtesy of Matt Daley and Nathan Reinecke! This massive 60-page exploration of all things divine starts with a full-on rebuild of the classic cleric class to give them interesting and integrated class features at every level, building out their domain devotions and disciplines with branching options within each one of 30 domains, so every cleric has options throughout their adventuring career of how best to fulfill the doctrines of their deity! Does your Fire cleric follow the Doctrine of Incineration or Purification? Or your Life cleric the Doctrine of the Body or the Soul? You’ll also find nearly 20 new spells, nearly a dozen awesome archetypes like the channeling adept and the evangelist, alternate class features, setting guidance for clerics, and even a ready-to-use 12th-level legendary cleric sample NPC to show off what the new cleric class can do! You can pick up this spectacularly sanctified supplement today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

Matt and Nathan reimagine the cleric class around new mechanics that really tie together and give the cleric a lot more built-in interest that really makes each cleric distinct. Domains are reimagined and the cleric has a full advancement set of class features that grow as your character does. We’ve got a slew of new Pathfinder RPG class expansions coming your way soon, including:

  • Legendary Wizards by N. Jolly
  • Legendary Sorcerers by Andrew Gibson
  • Legendary Bards by Hal Kennette
  • Legendary Druids by Amber Vael
  • Legendary Bloodragers by Jeff Collins

But before those come out, we’ve got the incredible Legendary Kineticist: Second Edition coming your way for Pathfinder Second Edition! the door for PF2. We’ve already planted our flag on kineticist mountain for the original Pathfinder Roleplaying Game with the incredible 280-page Ultimate Kineticist Compendiumand now our killer design team led by Vanessa Hoskins has cooked up a truly amazing new version of the classic kineticist from PFRPG and it’s headed to layout this week and heading your way soon!

Feel the power of the planes flowing through you! Kineticists allow elemental energies to infuse their body, allowing them to direct pure elemental might at their whim. Become a master of aether, air, cold, earth, electricity, water, or fire as you bend the elements to your will and use them against your enemies. Legendary Kineticists: Second Edition contains over 100 class feats for kineticists across 7 elemental builds, each with their own unique powers and abilities. Create a stalwart geokineticist, whose defensive abilities are nearly unmatched. Blast your enemies to ash with a pyrokineticist. Teleport around as a bolt of lightning with an electrokineticist. Obfuscate, trick, and manipulate with a telekineticst. The power is in YOUR hands!

We support a lot of game systems, but we definitely remain excited to bring you amazing new content for the 1st Edition Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and I hope you’re excited to try it out at your table as well! If you want to keep up with all the latest, check us out at our Discord channel and chat with the designers and developers and give us your thoughts on what makes PF1 amazing, as well as places where you think it could use a little more love! We love it so much that we’re creating a whole new version of it, and our COREFINDER project is underway to create a refined and streamlined version of the PFRPG. We’d love to hear from you, especially when it comes to things that really can be condensed along the way (like feats that give abilities that should just be a normal part of combat or a normal use of a skill). Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter or better still join the conversation on our Discord channelPaizo.com, ENWorld, and the Giant In the Playground forums!

 

 

 

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Kingmaker Anniversary Edition – COMPLETE!!!

In addition to our usual ongoing cycle of new releases and our own massive projects coming to completion like Ultimate Kingdoms and Legendary Planet, one of the biggest new projects Legendary Games undertook this past year was our partnership with Paizo Inc. to do the official Pathfinder Second Edition conversion for the Kingmaker Adventure Path 10th Anniversary Edition! As big projects do, this one just kept getting bigger, eventually turning into FOUR fantastic volumes with the Companion Guide, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, and 5E Bestiary to accompany the massive 640-page Adventure Path book itself. Spurred on in part by the success of the Owlcat Kingmaker CRPG, these weren’t just going to be updated stats but completely rewrites of the six original Kingmaker adventures, PLUS *four* brand-new adventures, PLUS redesigned and massively expanded kingdom and mass combat rules, PLUS tons of new material for wilderness adventures, PLUS mini-adventures and new rules options like feats, spells, items, and roles for NPC companions in kingdom, mass combat, and downtime rules… it’s a LOT of stuff, somewhere over 1000 pages of material altogether. Some of the original Kingmaker authors like Tim Hitchcock, Jason Nelson, and Richard Pett were able to revisit the Stolen Lands, and we had a ton of new contributors as well to develop the PF2 adventures and all the PFRPG and 5E material as well.

And now it’s done!

I should say, the Legendary Games part of the project is done (aside from continuing conversations as needed with the Paizo design and development staff as they do their final passes and assembly work to make sure everything fits just right). Paizo will continue work on their end, with the project scheduled for release around November of this year. It was a massive project that was a lot of fun but required the contributions of a ton of great people, so shout-outs are definitely in order for our killer crew of adventure authors in Tom Phillips, Tim Hitchcock, Jacob Michaels, Ron Lundeen, Steve Helt, Scott Young, Alex Riggs, Mike Welham, Dennis Muldoon, and Jason Nelson, plus piles of amazing additional material from Alex Augunas, Russ Brown, Carlos Cabrera, Jeremy Corff, Darrin Drader, Joel Flank, Robert J. Grady, Eric Hindley, Jeff Ibach, Victoria Jaczko, Matt Kimmel, Jeff Lee, Tom McQueen, Julian Neale, Chris Perrin, Richard Pett, David Ross, Justin Sluder, and Linda Zayas-Palmer! 

Thanks to everyone who was a part of creating these books or supporting this project, and we hope you’ll be looking forward to it coming out as much as we are! Anybody wanting to revisit Kingmaker can already get our incredible expansion of the setting with the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium (Pathfinder RPG) and Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium (5E) available right now, and you also can definitely count on a ton of great Kingmaker-friendly Pathfinder Second Edition product coming soon, as well as massive expansions to the new kingdom-building and mass combat rules. Ultimate Rulership, Ultimate Battle, Ultimate War, and that entire line have been among our all-time best-selling products for both Pathfinder RPG and 5th Edition, and we’re already working on new ideas for Pathfinder Second Edition. The kingdom and mass combat rules you’ll get in the Kingmaker Adventure Path Anniversary Edition are already more than twice the size of the PFRPG rules in Ultimate Campaign, but there’s room for so much more to come!

We’ll take a well-deserved sigh of relief and then jump back into the fray to finish up Legendary Planet and Ultimate Kingdoms over the next week or two, and then on to new horizons with the Aegis of Empires Adventure Path, coming soon to Kickstarter!!! No time for stopping when you’re too busy being LEGENDARY!!!

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Second Edition + Second Week = Second Class Guides!

Pathfinder Second Edition rolls into its second week of existence, and with many of you now having had a chance to read through the book we figured it’s about time to launch another new product line dedicated to the new version of the game: Second Class Guides! Each installment takes a deep dive into one of the newly released classes for the new game, giving you analysis and advice of how to build the character you want with the new rules! Get color-coded star ratings on ancestries, ability scores, class feats and options, skill feats, equipment, magic items, and more! The first installment is ready for you today, with everything you ever wanted to know about the alchemist class for Pathfinder Second Edition, and the next installment for wizards is in layout now and coming your way next week! You can get Second Class Guides: Alchemist right now in print and PDF at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

Plus, if you like what you see, we’re setting up a Patreon for our Second Class Guides and Legendary Second Class books, so you can have the first crack at all of them! 

We’ll also be bringing back many of your favorite Pathfinder Roleplaying Game classes with an all-new legendary flair, with Legendary Second Class: Kineticist in playtesting now and on track for release next month! We’ll be providing an array of accessories like Second Edition Spell Cards, likewise in layout now, but the next set of PF2 products coming your way is actually starting small with a new line of micro-PDFs we call Just a Second! Each one of these short PDFs brings you about a page of new PF2 content, from spells to feats to magic items, monsters, templates, equipment, and more, each one just a dollar! The first one is coming your way soon, Just a Second #1: Convergence Feats, devoted to the art of multiclassing!

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ULTIMATE KINGDOMS is Coming for 5E and Pathfinder!

Since the Kingmaker Adventure Path 10th Anniversary book project launched and it was announced Legendary Games was partnering with Paizo to translate that entire AP to Pathfinder 2nd Edition, with bonus books added for 5E and Pathfinder, people have asked the question: What about the kingdom-building and mass combat rules? They will definitely be in the final AP book for Kingmaker for PF2, but what about for 5E and PF1? Funny you should ask…
WELCOME TO ULTIMATE KINGDOMS – LAUNCHING JUNE 5th! 
Heroes in RPGs find fame and fortune in their adventures, but why just be rich as a king when you can actually BE A KING? Carving out a domain of your own has been a part of games like D&D since the beginning, and Ultimate Kingdoms is an ideal supplement to expand your campaign beyond epic journeys and dungeon delving. Your character should really be somebody in the campaign world, making their mark and building a legacy that will last, and that’s where Ultimate Kingdoms comes in! 
This hardback book contains the rules you need to build a nation from the ground up; preparing your military for victory on land, sea, and air; creating strongholds; managing relationships; dealing with political intrigue, and so much more, around 400 pages worth, available for both 5E and Pathfinder 1st Edition. You’ll find rules drawn from our best-selling Ultimate line to bring you an awesome array of options for extracurricular activities, including:
  • Kingdoms (5E)– core rules for creating cities, nations, and armies*
  • Ultimate Rulership– expanded cities, improvements, edicts, events, governments
  • Ultimate Battle– expanded tactics, command boons, terrain, environment, 
  • Ultimate War– expanded commanders, sieges, air and sea battles, combined arms
  • Ultimate Factions – power and politics, secret missions, alliances, influence, treason
  • Ultimate Relationships build robust relationships with key NPCs
  • Ultimate Strongholds– classic castles and fantastic fortresses
  • Ultimate Shipsship-to-ship combat, fast-play fleet combat, ship modifications
  • Ultimate Commander – a brand-new character class leading their squad on adventures!
  •  and as part of the stretch goals, the never-before-published Ultimate Armies, featuring mercenary bands, logistics, a bestiary of troops, and more! 
As the campaign continues, the book will get bigger and better with stretch goals aplenty and special guests you’ll be excited to see, each of them making this book more amazing! Plus, you’ll be able to write yourself into the book with special sponsorship opportunities! Best of all, the book is already written! We’ve learned from past projects to get all our ducks in a row well in advance! We are ordering new artwork and have even more we can add as funding continues, but this book will be ready for layout by the end of July and ready to get back to you by the end of 2019! 
If you’re coming to PaizoCon this weekend and want to learn more about this incredible new project, come see us at our What’s New with Legendary Games? panel Sunday at 11 AM in Cascade 8! And remember…
MAKE YOUR KINGDOM LEGENDARY! 
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End + Time + Spirit = END. ZEIT. GEIST!!!

The teases are over, and we are pleased and proud to present Thilo “Endzeitgeist” Graf as our new Lead Developer at Legendary Games! If you don’t already know Endy from his voluminous reviews of all things 3PP, you totally should – head over to his website now at www.endzeitgeist.com – but his keen eye for detail across Pathfinder, Starfinder, 5E, and more will be wielded like a scalpel and a sculptor’s knife to make our products even Legendary-er!

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Thilo has already dived into the Alien Codex and Aethera Field Guide, but very soon he’ll be taking up the reins of a new project very soon. We might just have ANOTHER announcement to make later today! Mmm…. what could it be?

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May the 4th bring you… STAR EMPIRES! And Savings!

Here at Legendary Games, we have a lot of different product lines going, including a rich vein of sci-fi and science fantasy products, from technological treasure troves like Treasury of the Machine to class options in Cyborgs, Magitech Archetypes, and the Robot Summoner, to an incredible star-spanning epic adventure path in Legendary Planetand so much more for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and 5th Edition! To celebrate the 4th, we are offering a special 40% OFF SALE running for four days, running now through May 8th! Just enter the coupon code MAYTHE4TH and save big!

Of course, that’s not all! Legendary Planet: Dead Vault Descent (Starfinder) is in layout now and should be ready for release by the end of next week! The incredible Alien Bestiary Companion is also in layout now and will be heading out to our Kickstarter backers as soon as it’s done, and hopefully in time to get print copies for PaizoCon coming up May 24-27. A new Aethera adventure is just about ready to hit layout, with Wanted in the Wastes, and the Aethera Field Guide is slated to finish development this month and head to layout as well. The massive Alien Codex is coming too – I should be finished with the Reptilian Races chapter this weekend!

But wait, there’s more. See, all that stuff had already been announced. But today is a great day to unveil something new. Strap in and alert the Colonial Senate of the Planetary Federation, STAR EMPIRES is coming from Legendary Games!

Star Empires is a fully developed system of colony and nation-building and warfare for the Starfinder Roleplaying Gamebrought to you by the company that knows this genre like no one else. Inspired by the kingdom-building rules from Ultimate Campaign and Kingdoms (5E) but redesigned from the ground up and enhanced in a myriad of ways for sci-fi settings and the Starfinder system in all its glory. Legendary newcomer Matt Daley has been working with me on this adaptation and has brought forward a ton of cool ideas on how to make this an amazing accessory for your Starfinder campaign and taking your heroes into a broader and more epic scale of adventure and action.

And we’re not stopping there. Matt is already at work on not one, not two, but THREE more volumes in the Star Empires ruleset, including expanded warfare in Star Battles, dealing with variable tech levels in your sci-fi campaign with Star Evolutionand unpacking factions, organizations, influence, contacts, spycraft, diplomacy, and more in Star Intrigue! Wait, did I mention Star Battles…

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The manuscript for Star Empires is in and we are rolling it through development while we wait for the remainder of the artwork to come in, but this seemed like a great time to make the announcement. We hope you’re as excited about this as we are, taking our expertise with opening up campaigns into a larger world of fame, fortune, power, and prestige.

RULE THE GALAXY WITH STAR EMPIRES! 

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Two Kickstarters Enter – One Kickstarter Leaves! Plus… Layout Wanted!

We were all too happy today to deliver the massive 424-page Pathfinder version of the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium to our backers today! The 5th Edition version of the book is already well along in layout and we should be getting it to you in the near future, along with the fantastic Art and Map Folio of all of the incredible illustrations from this book. It will be going on sale to the general public soon as well, so if you love hard-core old-school fantasy full of wilderness exploration, carving a kingdom and a name for yourself out of the unforgiving wilderness, and dealing with tricksy fey of the forest and finding fortune and glory in the wild or on the tourney field, you have got to grab a copy of this incredible encyclopedia of adventure! Monsters, magic items, spells, character options, two complete adventures, iconic heroes, abundant rules for incorporating the mystery and wonder of the fey into your campaign, and massive rules for archery, jousting, athletics, and crazy contests from the simple delights of a county fair to high-fantasy events of incredible difficulty and spectacular magnificence!

As that Kickstarter winds to a close, of course, the Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for 5E, Starfinder, and Pathfinder keeps soaring higher and higher, standing on the cusp of doubling our funding goal and unlocking the amazing Alien Codex, a terrific collection of ready-to-use space and sci-fi NPCs, alien races, iconic heroes, and new rules elements to accompany the 200+ alien creatures, and coming soon the Aethera Field Guide, with even more variant alien creatures, deliciously detailed interplanetary setting material, and new rules for what to do with your newly discovered extraterrestrials!

Check out the Alien Bestiary Kickstarter today – just a few hundred away from $20,000!

Finally, with so many large and small projects going on at once, Legendary Games is always on the lookout for assistance in the layout department. If you have experience with InDesign and would like to join the Legendary Games team, email us at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com! We’d love to talk to you and add your talents to the team and make some amazing books together!

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5E Friday Technomagic and Alien Bestiary now for Pathfinder too!

Today we are excited and delighted to bring you the latest compendium of awesome artifacts and marvelous magic, this time with tons of technology too! The Treasury of the Machine (5E) brings you over 60 technological items of every description, from devastating weapons like the rapture ray, targeting computer, gravity cannon, kinesis grappler, or singularity grenade, to amazing accessories like the learning helmet, targeting computer, slipsuit, and ghosting unit, and much, more more! You can grab this killer collection of technomagical loot starting at just $4.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

Speaking of sci-fi, the awesome Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder and 5E has already raked in over 300 backers in the first week for those two systems, but some folks said, “Hey, how come there’s not a Pathfinder version of this book?” We did some research with our fans, and now we are pleased to announce that we have added the Alien Bestiary Companion for Pathfinder to the Kickstarter! This volume will bring you all of our new monsters from Legendary Planet and the Aethera Campaign Setting, plus additional monsters selected by you, plus an appendix of where to find even more sci-fi and space-themed monsters in existing published bestiaries and sources for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!

On the Kickstarter page, you’ll see an array of brand-new backer levels where you can get the Alien Bestiary Companion for Pathfinder on its own, or in combination with either the Starfinder or 5th Edition versions of the book!

This incredible sci-fi monster manual is growing with every stretch goal, with backers getting to choose which new monsters make the grade! They’re already voting on their favorite Cosmic Constructs and halfway to their next stretch goal of Alien Animals, with Planetary Plants and Universe Undead coming soon! Boost the signal and spread the word!

THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED, and now they are here for 5th Edition, Starfinder, and Pathfinder!

Get them before they get you!

Last but not least, we encourage everyone who hasn’t already to head over to our friends at DrivethruRPG and pick up either the Heroes for Harvey bundle from Legendary Games (featuring three terrific fantasy and sci-fi heroes PDFs to enjoy while you support real-life heroes) and/or the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Bundle (featuring tons of great products for all systems, over $400 of PDFs), both of them available at HUGE discounts, and with all the proceeds going to local relief organizations and hometown heroes on the front lines of dealing with the devastating storms and massive flooding in South Texas and the Gulf Coast. With wildfires across the West and another hurricane taking aim at the East, this is a time of great trial, so help wherever, whenever, and however you can!

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Amazing Adventures Among the Stars

The wait is over, and now the tale can be told…

Welcome to the worlds of AETHERAbrought to you by Encounter Table Publishing and Legendary Games!

 

These two great companies have teamed up to bring you the very best in beautiful, richly detailed, expertly crafted, intricately designed, and most of all flat-out fun sci-fi/fantasy products possible for your game. Many Legendary Games and Encounter Table Publishing authors and artists have worked together individually, but with a shared commitment to creating gaming supplements of unsurpassed quality, it is a joy and a delight to join forces on this project and many more going forward. You will not believe what Robert Brookes and I are cooking up for next year, but that’s another story. This awesome alliance begins RIGHT NOW with an exclusive one-week presale of the Aethera Campaign Setting right here at the Legendary Games webstore before it goes into wide release next Friday!

What is the Aethera Campaign Setting?

This magnificent and MASSIVE (nearly 600 pages) interplanetary adventure setting combines hard sci-fi, cosmic horror, magical fantasy, alien invasions, and mystical noir in a unique blend that suits all manner of genre-crossing campaigns. It’s a spectacular setting to use on its own with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rules, as a more sci-fi-heavy companion to the Legendary Planet Adventure Path, or as a more magical setting for the upcoming Starfinder Roleplaying Game.

The Aethera Campaign Setting includes a vast amount of world-building and lore for the war-torn planets of a binary star system, with rich and evocative history, politics, religion, and more. You’ll also find over a hundred pages of character class options alone, including the brand-new cantor class and dozens of new archetypes, feats, skill unlocks, and more, plus extensive chapters detailing new playable races, magic items, technology, and monsters galore!

The Aethera Campaign Setting only grows from there, with a ton of expansions on the way, including adventures like Wanted in the Wastes by Amber Scott, Beacon in the Black and Murder in the Midlands by Isabelle Lee, and Children of the Collapse by Mike Welham all coming soon. We have even more terrific supplements in production already with the Intrigue Manual for characters and the Aethertech Manual offering new options for their spacefaring aetherships! You can always find the latest at the AetheraRPG.com website, and you can check out sneak previews and playtest events at PaizoCon and GenCon!

As if that were not enough, you also can find an awesome array of sci-fi/fantasy supplements for your Aethera campaign from Legendary Games in our Legendary Planet and Metal Gods product lines, from class supplements like Cyborgs, Magitech Archetypes, and The Robot Summoner and ready-to-play characters in Metal Heroes and Planetary Heroes, to magic items, monsters, adventures, and more!

We thank the Kickstarter backers who made this book possible, and having sent them their PDFs we are now ready to offer it to you right here for a one-week presale before it goes into wide release next Friday! You can get this 583-page PDF for just $29.99, and we are also offering the print and print/PDF bundles for preorder now at $59.99 and $79.99, respectively. After much deliberation, we decided to do a full print run of this book and we hope to have it available by GenCon in August, for pickup at the convention and for shipping soon thereafter.

Welcome to a whole new world of interplanetary adventure with the Aethera Campaign Setting! We hope you enjoy using these books as much as we enjoyed making them. Grab this incredible book today and keep an eye out for even more great Aethera products to help Make Your Game Legendary! 

 

 

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Spells are about to get Stranger

Our latest addition to the mythic options available for Pathfinder RPG is in layout as we speak! We are pleased to announce the Legendary debut of Amanda Hamon Kunz, who teamed up with Jason Nelson and Jonathan H. Keith to bring you a brand new collection of mythic magic that will blow your mind!

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Mythic Magic: Occult Spells brings you you 129 all-new mythic spells from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Occult Adventures! While the original mythic rules for Pathfinder included many cherished favorites from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook as well as the other core rules hardback rulebooks and the Mythic Spell Compendium compiled a vast array of mythic spells for your game, new rules for Pathfinder continue to come out and spellcasters have a continual supply of new tricks to try from more recent rulebooks. If you like occult mysteries and psychic magic, this is the book for you as it completes the mythic rules for every spell in Pathfinder Roleplaying Occult Adventures. All of them, from akashic form to withdraw affliction and all spells in between.

 

Whether you’re a true psychic spellcaster or a user of arcane or divine magic who simply dabbles in the world of spirits and psychics, Mythic Magic: Occult Spells contains mythic spells of every level and every kind, from minor spells to the mightiest magics. You will find combat spells like id insinuation, synaptic overload, and explode head right alongside defensive magic like sealed life and tower of iron will, spells to aid your allies like dream voyage and contagious zeal, and utility spells like akashic form, create mindscape, and bilocation! Grab this book today and make the occult Legendary!

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