That’s right, later this month
MYTHIC MANIA II is coming to Kickstarter!
Back in 2014, we launched what became our biggest Kickstarter to date, MYTHIC MANIA, a four-company partnership with Kobold Press, Rogue Genius Games, and Dreamscarred Press, producing three massive expansions to the mythic rules for Pathfinder in the Mythic Hero’s Handbook, Mythic Monster Manual, and Mythic Spell Compendium, totaling over 900 pages of expansions, revisions, and enhancements for the mythic rules. We’ve continued to produce terrific expansions to the mythic rules since then, with new mythic feats, spells, paths, monsters, and so much more, and we’ve got another new expansion in layout now with Path of the Mystic, bringing over 90 path abilities and more for psychic characters and occultists of every description!
Mythic Mania II encompasses two books rather than three, and incorporates mythic material for hardbacks like the Advanced Class Guide, Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium, Horror Adventures, Occult Adventures, Planar Adventures, Ultimate Intrigue, and Ultimate Wilderness, as well as potentially adding in more material from the Adventurer’s Guide, Monster Codex, Villain Codex, Book of the Damned, Pirate Campaign Compendium, and more! The two volumes are tentatively titled:
Mythic Character Codex – Mythic class features for hybrid and occult classes, as well as the vigilante and shifter, plus mythic feats, spells, magic items, hazards, and beyond!
Mythic Monster Manual II – Over 200 mythic monsters… and maybe a whole lot more! Plus appendices and bonus content!
We’ve had our team working behind the scenes on this project for months now, and we’re pleased to inform you that the writing is DONE. That includes both the primary core of the product and the planned stretch goals. I’m still hard at work with Steve Helt on the final adventure for Legendary Planet, and I’ll be continuing to focus on that and overseeing the 5E and Starfinder teams on the final stages of the Alien Bestiary project, while our new Lead Developer, Thilo Graf, manages the hardcore development side, assembly, and review of the Mythic Mania II books. There will be no lag time waiting to catch upon things to get finished with the authors. It’s already in the can. The more pledges we get, the bigger the books will get and the more material will be included, but art and text is already finished for all of the material we expect to include.
We do plan to give backers the ability to sponsor additional items they want to see get the mythic treatment or to make sure they get included, and layout will begin shortly after the Kickstarter ends in November, as soon as any special pledges get added to the mix with writing and illustration.
We’ll be doing the print side of this project as print-on-demand, so the turnaround between completed PDFs and availability of print books will be much faster than with a traditional print run. HOWEVER, we also have a very limited number of print copies of the original three books, including the recent discovery of a few leftover cases of the Mythic Hero’s Handbook (which we’ve been sold out of for some time), and a handful of DELUXE editions from the original Kickstarter. Of course, those who missed the original MYTHIC MANIA also can pick up the original PDFs at a discount as part of this massive project.
This project will close the book (literally and figuratively) on our mythic support for Pathfinder, though we also may potentially create a version of the mythic rules for the Starfinder roleplaying game and for Pathfinder 2nd Edition. We will see how it all shakes out in the future, but this project is specifically focused on Pathfinder 1st Edition and all its many fans who want to close the circle on all the awesome stuff your heroes can do!