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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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ANOTHER new world and amazing new aliens!

We are delighted to unveil the fourth new planet of awesome adventure in our Legendary Worlds series with the release of Legendary Worlds: CarsisShattered by a cosmic cataclysm, the sundered shards of this broken world grind and shift while gossamer-winged hunters soar the grinding gulfs between. The remnants of ancient societies cling to these floating continents, while verdant jungles teeming with scavenging swarms run riot in the ever-burning light of the newborn heart of Carsis! You can grab this terrific new supplement right now for Pathfinder (and soon for Starfinder and 5E) at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

Your universe of adventure just keeps growing with the Legendary Worlds line, from the fiery forge-world of Volretz with its seething slag seas to the polluted and war-torn water-world of Melefoni where stranded space colonists battle aquatic races in a desperate struggle for survival to the dusty, windswept badlands of Calcarata where drug-runners and dream-devouring psychic predators prowl the canyons. You can get these terrific planets of adventure for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and 5th Edition, and you can keep your eyes peeled for even more fantastic worlds coming soon like the snow-swept ice-world of Polaris VII, the howling planet of the apes known as Jowchit, and bleak Terminus, a prison planet pit of despair at the end of the galaxy, and so many more!

Of course, we are still rolling through the second half of the amazing Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5E, as we are almost 2.5 times our original funding goal, having crashed through stretch goal after stretch goal with many more to come! We’ve recently unleashed our third backer poll where YOU get to decide which monsters go into the final book! So far, the early leader among our Planetary Plants is the pod-person spawning bodythief, with the sinister mindslaver mold, titanic zygomind, creeping cerebric fungus, and savage shambling mound rounding out the Final Five, but the mysterious moonflower and rapacious giant flytrap are right behind!

The next stretch goal at $24,000 unlocks a second set of fantastic clear plastic pawns, this set focused primarily on the humanoids and alien races of the Alien Codex, the killer companion book 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! Following that, we add even more amazing monsters with the Universal Undead monster goal, and then we take 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 the folks from Cosmic Crit about Starfinder, space monsters, and the Alien Bestiary!

The Aliens have landed – GET THEM BEFORE THEY GET YOU!

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5E Friday: A new World and a new Alien Codex!

Today we are excited to release the latest in our our spectacular series of ready-to-play planets for 5th Edition with Legendary Worlds: Calcarata (5E), where a long-lost offshoot of humanity has turned dream into science in an endless dance, but drug wars flourish between the lonely waypoint stations while the psychic screams of the dream-devoured echo through the endless canyons. Like every one of our Legendary Worlds, you’ll find a richly detailed planet with geography, history, society, and more, plus brand-new rules, a new monster, and a new playable race, the psychic penthe! You can grab this new world of adventure starting at just $4.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG right now for 5E (and also available right now for Pathfinder and soon for Starfinder too)!

 

Of course, we are also excited by the continued explosion of the ALIEN BESTIARY Kickstarter for 5E, Starfinder, and Pathfinder! We are more than DOUBLE our original funding goal, which has allowed us to add a second book to the project! Now, not only can you get the 200+ monsters of the Alien Bestiary (and we are just a few hundred dollars away from adding even MORE new monsters with our Planetary Plants stretch goal, where YOU get to decide which extraterrestrial hungry vegetation creeps into the book), but you also can get the Alien Codex, which starts out as a 120-page encyclopedia of awesome ready-to-use NPCs for a wide variety of roles and levels, plus vividly detailed iconic heroes across multiple levels to use as recurring characters! The base book contains a ton of familiar races like humans, dwarves, and elves with a sci-fi twist, as well as brand-new alien races like the cybernetic auttaine, the bioengineered super-soldier klaven, and the sinister genetic scientists of the jagladine! Plus more new monsters and more alien races keep getting added all the time!

Whether you’re a Space Cadet, Star Lord, or part of the Alien Invasion, back it today right here!

You can get just the Alien Bestiary alone, or you can add in your choice of companion books like the Alien Codex, the Alien Bestiary Companion (for Pathfinder), the spectacular nearly-600-page Aethera Campaign Setting, and not far away the Aethera Field Guide as well, and you can choose which system you want for your books – 5E, Starfinder, or Pathfinder, or a mix of multiple versions!

If you’re bringing sci-fi elements into your 5th Edition game, of course, don’t forget about last week’s new release, the Treasury of the Machine (5E), with over 60 spectacular new technomagical treasures for your campaign, , 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!

 

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The Alien Codex is here – let the ALIEN INVASION begin!

The Alien Bestiary Kickstarter is now DOUBLE FUNDED, thanks to each and every one of our nearly 400 backers! We have not only unlocked the Alien Codex but also an awesome array of new pledge levels! Those starfaring hero goody-goodies have had it their way so far, but now it’s time for the ALIENS to have their revenge! It’s time for the Alien Assault, Alien Invasion, and Alien Annihilation Pledges!

To keep these new pledge levels simplified, we have made them modular rather than specific, with a base pledge to get all of the included items for one system (Pathfinder, Starfinderor 5E), with additional amounts listed if you’d like to get your Alien Bestiary and companion books two systems or even for all three. You can specify your system(s) of choice and which companion books you want when we send out our backer surveys at the end of the Kickstarter. (Note: The Alien Bestiary Companion and Aethera Campaign Setting companion books are Pathfinder only.)

Alien Assault (PDF) – $40+

You get the PDFs, including all stretch goals, for the Alien Bestiary and one companion PDF (Alien Codex, Aethera Field Guide, Aethera Campaign Setting, or Alien Bestiary Companion). Choose 5E, Starfinder, or Pathfinder.  Add a second system: Increase pledge to $75 (save $5)  All three systems: Increase pledge to $100 (save $20)

Alien Invasion (PDF) – $60+

You get the PDFs, including all stretch goals, for the Alien Bestiary and two companion PDFs (Alien Codex, Aethera Field Guide, Aethera Campaign Setting, or Alien Bestiary Companion). Choose 5E, Starfinder, or Pathfinder.  Add a second system: Increase pledge to $110 (save $10) All three systems: Increase pledge to $150 (save $30)

Alien Assault (Print) – $90+

You get the beautiful hardcover Alien Bestiary and one awesome alien companion book (Alien Codex, Aethera Field Guide, Aethera Campaign Setting, or Alien Bestiary Companion). Includes all PDFs. Choose 5E, Starfinder, or PathfinderAdd a second system: Increase pledge to $170 (save $10) All three systems: Increase pledge to $240 (save $30)

Alien Invasion (Print) – $130+

You get the beautiful hardcover Alien Bestiary and two awesome alien companion books (Alien Codex, Aethera Field Guide, Aethera Campaign Setting, or Alien Bestiary Companion). Includes all PDFs. Choose 5E, Starfinder, or Pathfinder.Add a second system: Increase pledge to $250 (save $10) All three systems: Increase pledge to $350 (save $40)

Alien Annihilation – $399

You get the beautiful hardcover Alien Bestiary plus print copies of the Alien Codex and Aethera Field Guide. Includes PDFs. Choose Starfinder, Pathfinder, or 5E. You also get one of EVERY Pawn Pack funded during the campaign and a free Xenobiologist sponsorship to bring your favorite monster to life!

PATHFINDER NOTE: If you want all of your books for Pathfinder at these levels, you also get Mythic Monsters: Aliens (in PDF or print+PDF, as appropriate for their pledge) as a FREEbonus book when getting the Alien Bestiary Companion in place of the Alien Bestiary!

 

 

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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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