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Eldritch Elementals is HERE! And even more Fall Fantasy!

Our Fantasy Fall continues today with the release of Eldritch Elementalism, an exploration of the arts of elemental magic for spellcasters with new archetypes and feats, but also with a dozen dynamic templates for redesigning your elementals in some amazing ways, from shape-altering piscine and predator elementals to consuming elementals, draconic elementals, and even radioactive elementals! If you love working with elementals as a player or GM, you’ve gotta get this today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand soon on Amazon! 

We’ve got even more great winter-themed material coming later this month with Ron Lundeen’s amazing centaur adventure, The Horseshoe Calamity, but before that we’ve got a brand-new monster book long in the making from Thurston Hillman and Jesse Benner to make your medium-sized monsters much, much meaner!

How about a preview of what you’ll find inside NEXT Monday?

Too often in high-level Pathfinder RPG play, your opponents are either high-level NPCs or towering titans of imposing size and strength. There’s nothing wrong with a colossal killing machine, but when you want creatures for your campaign that pack a powerful punch in a size small enough to walk right in the back door, you need Malevolent Medium Monsters! These are not outsiders with a million spell-like abilities, nor complicated classed characters, but honest-to-goodness monsters from CR 11 to 18 ready to terrorize your unsuspecting heroes as they tear them apart! You’ll find the paralytic alabaster beetle, the malformed composite homunculus dragon, the blood-soaked ersatz, the sinister and heretical faithslain, the grotesque misbirthed, and an entire new category of fiendfused monstrous humanoids that drink deeply from the wells of fiendish corruption to achieve an awful apotheosis! Each new creature is designed with full-page portraits, dynamic abilities, and detailed ecology, tactics, and advice on using it in the campaign, whether your heroes are facing invading demon hordes, exploring a wounded wasteland where chaos reigns, or expunging the tainted lineage of an ancient evil!

Of course, our Fall Fantasy kicked off last week with the fabulous 5-star-awesome Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder, and the 5E version is well along in layout and should be ready for our Kickstarter backers later this month. This fabulous 424-page encyclopedia of adventure is an incredible resource for any wilderness campaign, especially one featuring the fey, with tons of character options, spells, magic items, feats, monsters, and so much more, including rules for tournaments and festivals, sample characters and kingdoms on the borderlands of the wild, and a wealth of incredibly rich material dealing with faeries and the fey realms! You can grab the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundle exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

There’s more great Kickstarter news, as our Legendary Planet project is heading into the final stretch with the release of Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons for Pathfinder to backers, with the 5E version already in layout, plus within the next week or so we should also have Legendary Planet: The Scavenged Codex for Starfinder as well! 

Last but not least, though, we wanted to thank each and every one of you who took the time to hop on board with us on the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief mega-bundle we ran at DrivethruRPG! They were great partners for this and last month’s Hurricane Harvey bundles, and we thank them for their assistance in helping all of us to help the heroes on the front lines.

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Sci-fi September becomes a Fall of Fantasy, plus Puerto Rico!

In the wake of our awesome Alien Bestiary Kickstarter (it’s not too late to email us with pledge if you want to hop on board!) and a ton of terrific sci-fi supplements in September, Legendary Games now turns to a Fall of Fantasy, and  where better to begin than the public release of our previous Kickstarter project, the fantastic Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium! This fabulous 424-page encyclopedia of adventure is an incredible resource for any wilderness campaign, especially one featuring the fey, with tons of character options, spells, magic items, feats, monsters, and so much more, including rules for tournaments and festivals, sample characters and kingdoms on the borderlands of the wild, and a wealth of incredibly rich material dealing with faeries and the fey realms! You can grab the PDF right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and you can preorder the print version and print/PDF bundle exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

The 5th Edition version of the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium is nearly done in layout and will be going out to our Kickstarter backers first, and then out in general release later. The PDF will be released first, but the print version and print/PDF bundles will also be available for preorder right here at the Legendary Games webstore!

We have a ton of great new books coming in October, including Eldritch Elementalism, Malevolent Medium Monsters, The Horseshoe Calamity, and of course more sci-fi fun coming soon. However, we also are excited to revive our TWO$DAY product of the week, even kicking it off a day earlier with the amazing Ancient Tombs, recent recipient of Endzeitgeist’s 5-star seal of approval (read his review here)! You can get this amazing 36-page supplement of spells, curses, traps, lore, and so much more, exploring all things tomb-tastic and terrifying for 70% off right here at the Legendary Games webstore for just $2!

Last but by no means least, we are delighted to continue our contributions to disaster recovery and relief. Our Heroes for Harvey bundle was a great success, as was the multi-publisher mega-bundle on DrivethruRPG, and we’ve helped organize another one to help those in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to recover from an unbelievable succession of hurricanes from Harvey to Irma to Jose to Katia to Maria!

Head on over to DrivethruRPG and grab the new Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Bundle, getting almost $500 worth of incredible gaming products for all kinds of systems for just $25! Even if you had a heart of stone, that’s an incredible deal! We hope we can help get everyone in the mood to do even more, so whatever your favorite relief organization may be, whether international or local, we encourage you to do all you can to help the people of the Caribbean and the real-life heroes out there on the front lines!

Set sail to help the Caribbean!

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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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