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It’s a Calamity, a Codex, and so much more!

Our Fall Fantasy Fest continues with a chilling adventure into the frozen steppes, where an ancient tomb and a savage shaman promise doom to the noble centaur clans that seek to guide the heroes to their destiny. Check out Ron Lundeen’s debut solo project with Legendary Games, the 7th-level Pathfinder adventure The Horseshoe Calamity, packed with 28 pages and starting at just $5.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

This killer new adventure comes on the heels of the amazing Eldritch Elementalism and the mesmerizing Malevolent Medium Monsters, but and this month also saw the release of the fantastic Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for Pathfinder earlier this month, and the 5E version should be going out to backers by the end of the month, and then available to the general public in early November!

Tomorrow we switch over our terrific TWO$DAY Product of the Week to the marvelous Mythic Monsters: Halloween, with a baker’s dozen of ghoulish and gruesome creatures plus festively frightening feats and magic items perfect for the holiday season, all at 70% for just $2 right here at the Legendary Games webstore!

Speaking of exclusives, this may be our Fall Fantasy Fest, but never let it be said that we would miss a chance to unleash a little spectacular sci-fi for you, and to that end we have another exclusive right here at the Legendary Games webstore – the latest chapter of the spectacular Legendary Planet Adventure Path for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Perfect for 5th to 8th level characters, The Scavenged Codex by Mike Shel and Mike Welham is an epic interplanetary adventure for Starfinder exploring a corrupt and crime-ridden crossroads city and a distant backwater world of long-lost alien technology and crazed cults in search of the secrets of the ancients! You can grab this amazing 112-page adventure, complete with brand-new magic and technology, new monsters, primitive vehicle rules for Starfinder, a planetary gazetteer of the postapocalyptic world of Rythes, and an ongoing sci-fi fiction saga by Chris A. Jackson! You can grab this adventure everywhere in wide release this Friday, or you can get The Scavenged Codex for Starfinder RIGHT NOW exclusively at the Legendary Games webstoreDon’t forget to pick up the first adventure in this star-spanning saga, To Worlds Unknown by Jim Groves, and the fantastic Legendary Planet Player’s Guide by Neil Spicer, Alex Augunas, and Will McCardell!

 

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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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The ALIEN BESTIARY is coming for Starfinder and 5E!

The Stars are Right and it is time for the Aliens to Awaken!

Coming to Kickstarter in September from Legendary Games, an epic encyclopedia of alien adversaries and cosmic creatures perfect for your sci-fi adventuring pleasure, whether you’re playing the brand-new hit Starfinder Roleplaying Game or taking your 5th Edition campaign beyond fantasy and into the stars!

The above is just a cover mock-up (wait until you see the final cover art!), but there is nothing “just” about the Alien Bestiary! This is a full-sized, full-color hardback bestiary featuring over 200 incredible aliens of every description, from tiny robot walking eyes to Lovecraftian Great Old Ones, from humanoid races both friendly and foul to inhuman abominations from the darkest nebulas. Of course, fans of the star-spanning Legendary Planet saga will recognize the fiendish foes like the savage klaven footsoldiers, sinister jagladine genetic engineers, warmongering bil’djooli shock troopers, and many, many more!

In addition, as part of our continued partnership with Robert Brookes and the gang at Encounter Table Publishing, fans of the awe-inspiring Aethera Campaign Setting will also find dozen more exciting additions to their spacefaring saga, from the invading taur and aether-touched infused to the organic symbionts, living machine phalanx, and, of course, the magnificently malevolent kytons!

But wait, there’s MORE!

That promise of 200 marvelous monsters is just the starting point. As our Kickstarter goes along, we’ll be adding tons of terrific space-dwelling monsters from across the fantasy/sci-fi legendarium, from insidious intellect devourers and aboleth to parasitic viper vines, brain-eating neh-thalggu, space-warping hounds of Tindalos, murderous gugs, lethal lunarmas, a plenthora of robots,  and spectacular star-soaring solar dragons! Best of all, when you back this project YOU get to help decide which monsters make the cut! Vote early and often for your favorite featured creatures as we keep adding more and more to this beautiful book!

But wait, that’s STILL not all!

This project will go as high as you send it, and if you push us far and fast enough, you might just get an Alien Bestiary 2 in the equation! If this project explodes into orbit and beyond, we don’t want you to sit there waiting for months on end as we hammer through an entire asteroid worth of material. When we hit a certain mark, we’ll cut loose the first Alien Bestiary like a booster rocket and get that book out to you right away while we continue to soar into the sequel!

Besides straight-up monster books to equip your campaign, we also are hard at work creating the Alien Codex, an expansive look at selected alien races featuring a variety of stat blocks for typical examples of those races across multiple levels, from okanta runebreakers and wasteland shamans to hetzuud slayers and void sorcerers, plus bonus content unique to each race in the vein of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex. If we hit the marks we think we will, the Alien Codex will split like an embryo, giving birth to a twin product, the Aethera Codex, featuring rich and detailed campaign setting lore for each of the races of the Aethera Campaign Setting unique to that bounded stellar system that blends magic and technology with steampunk noir and cosmic horror!

This project has been underway for some time, and we have nearly 200 characters and creatures complete for 5E and closing in on half that many for Starfinder Roleplaying Game already complete, with a ton of artwork already in hand or in process and a brand-new team working on this project so that progress on this new project will not derail completion of any outstanding obligations. The Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium is almost ready to release, likely next week for Pathfinder backers and by mid-September for 5E, and the latest chapter in the Legendary Planet saga, Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons, is likewise heading into layout now that the GenCon madness has passed, though one of our layout artists suffered an injury at the con and may be out of commission for a while, so please pray for his swift and healthy recovery even as we bring on two additional layout people to help carry the load.

Of course you realize…

You know, Legendary Games doesn’t just stop running when we’ve got a big Kickstarter project going. In addition to all our regular awesome offerings, from fantasy adventures like The Horseshoe Calamity and Whisperer in the Dark to excellent accessories like Legendary Gunslingers and Legendary Brawlers for Pathfinder and Treasury of the Machine and Pirate Ships for 5E, alongside Legendary Worlds coming soon for Starfinder and 5E, we also are taking the new Starfinder Roleplaying Game classes like the soldier, mystic, and solarian and bringing them back to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! One good turn deserves another, and people wanting to add in the tasty new interstellar flavor to their classic campaign shouldn’t be left out in the cold either! While your eyes are on the skies, those aliens might just awaken right back at home!

Oh, and just one more thing:

THE HYPE ASTROTRAIN HAS NO BRAKES!!!

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On Friday 5E Day the Dark Druids are here!

Today we are pleased to present the latest legendary installment for forest-focused campaigns, Legendary Villains: Dark Druids (5E)! This terrifyingly terrific tome contains a wealth of new options to make those harmless hermits in the woods into a sinister and deadly menace to any heroes foolish enough to wander in the woods and wild! If your campaign walks on the dark side, your GM might even allow your PCs to take some of these new feats, archetypes, spells, and more, or they might keep all the goodness (and badness!) to themselves, with ready-made druidical enemies to drop into any campaign! You can grab this creepy character supplement right here at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and Amazon!

This killer compendium is an ideal companion to last week’s 5E Friday Fey-Day release, Beasts of Legend: Fairy Tale Creatures, featuring a dozen and one delightfully detailed creatures with powers and personality perfect for infusing the essence of the fey into your game! You also can grab that book at the  Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG and Amazon!

Of course, the Rule of Three is also a popular trope when you’re dealing with the fey realms, and yet a THIRD terrific fey-themed product is coming soon, Faerie Bargains (5E), which is in layout now! Check out the preview paragraph below to give you a foretaste of the fantastic fey flavor featured in this folio!

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The magic and mystery of the fey is on display in Faerie Bargains! From Rumpelstiltskin to Rapunzel, fairy tales, myths, and legends all over the world are replete with tales of bargains struck with the sublime and sometimes sinister magical creatures from the realms beyond. Long life, wealth beyond imagining, true love, or whatever your heart’s desire all wrapped up in a promise and a price that seems but a trifle, until the bargain comes due and the fair folk come to collect. Faerie Bargains provides you a richly detailed system for using this classic fantasy trope in your 5th Edition campaign. You can design your own faerie bargains or use one of the over 40 sample bargains provided, from bounty of the wilds and unseen assistants to woven wealth, silent metamorphosis, fey queen’s ransom, and one with the land! Each bargain grants a benefit once payment is made, of course, but you’ll also find rules for hidden conditions, escape clauses, tokens, and more, along with how to research and negotiate bargains with different kinds of fey and unique magical items you might obtain in a faerie bargain or make with fey assistance, like the cauldron of autumnal bounty and sword of vernal light. Whether your heroes want to trade their dreams for the charm of magic, a gift of blood for accursed mercy, or their sanity itself for inspired perfection, you’ll find an amazing array of mystical covenants that bring fantastic new flavor to the fey in your game!

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Of course, Pathfinder fans aren’t being left out in this flurry of fey-themed products, as Faerie Bargains is also coming soon for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, along with Forest Kingdom Archetypes, Royal Tournaments, and more! This is a fabulous time to be fey, whether you’re 5E or PF!

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This MYTHIC MONDAY we head to the sunny South Pacific!

It’s almost summer and that means it’s time to head for the beach, and where better than in the sunny south sea islands? Sounds like somebody needs to make that beach vacation a little more dangerous, so it’s time for Mythic Monsters: South Pacific the latest and greatest installment in the Mythic Monsters series!

 

This killer collection of coral-crawling creatures and island-hopping monsters of every description brings you mythic creatures from across Oceania, from Indonesia and the Philippines to Australia and the scattered archipelagos of Polynesia, including the platypus and kangaroo, the penanggalan and manananggal, the tiberolith and coral golem, and many more, plus 7 fantastic mythic magic items inspired by the myths and legends of the Pacific. You can pick up Mythic Monsters: South Pacific today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

Of course, there’s plenty more amazing stuff coming soon from Legendary Games, like Forest Kingdom Archetypes and Legendary Beginnings: Crisis at Falling Spring Station for Pathfinder, Legendary Villains: Dark Druids and Legendary Beginnings: A Feast of Flavor for 5th Edition, and Faerie Bargains for both systems! The Book of Exalted Darkness/Book of Celestial Heroes Kickstarter funded this weekend, with versions coming soon for 5E and Shadows of the Demon Lord; while the Kickstarter is over, you can always check in for a late pledge at mike.myler.adventures@gmail.com and check out the FREE preview PDFs with rules, adventure, and more – get them right here at DrivethruRPG!

Have a LEGENDARY week, and get ready for the return of 5E Friday!!!

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Once again, Friday is 5E Fey-Day and 5E FREE Day!

Today we are delighted to debut the latest and greatest addition to our collection of exciting monster books for 5th Edition with Beasts of Legend: Fairy Tale Creatures (5E)! You’ll find over a dozen friendly fey and fearsome foes within, from murderous redcaps and dastardly bogeymen and banshees to fey royalty like pixie princesses and leprechaun kings and even a quartet of creatures from the twisted tales of Lewis Carroll! You can pick up this killer collection right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG and soon at Amazon!

Beasts of Legend: Fairy Tale Creatures is the latest installment in the Beasts of Legend series from Legendary Games, bringing you richly detailed and evocatively described monsters for the 5th Edition of the world’s most famous roleplaying game, drawing upon the myths and legends of the real world and throughout the history of RPGs. You can check out the fantastic flair of these monster accessories in the companion volumes Beasts of Legend: Coldwood Codex, Boreal Bestiary, Construct Codex, Serpents of Chaosand Beasts of the East! Pick up any of these marvelous monster books today and Make Your Game Legendary!  

 

But wait, there’s even MORE this 5E Friday, and it’s FREE! We’ve been working with Mike Myler and Savannah Broadway on the Book of Exalted Darkness 5E Kickstarter, and it’s just a few hundred dollars away from its goal with over a week to go, and to help whet your appetite for this stylishly sinister decopunk campaign setting of villains and antiheroes trying to overthrow the tyranny of purity and light (which already has unlocked the Book of Celestial Heroes companion volume), we are releasing two new updated FREE preview PDFs, the Evil Primer with class options, spells, feats, and more for the truly vicious among you, along with Killing the Golden Twins, a sample adventure taking the fight to the forces of good! You can download BOTH free PDFs right here! Even better, next Monday we are ready to reveal the new Mad Scientist character class for 5th Edition, perfect for deranged geneticists, terrible tinkers, lobotomists, phlebotomists, and all-around bad doctors of every kind!

Of course, we’ve got plenty of Pathfinder stuff coming very soon, starting with Mythic Monsters 49: South Pacific to kick off next week on Mythic Monday! Until then, have a Legendary weekend!

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INTO THE WOODS! The Forest Kingdom Kickstarter is HERE!

The forest is the heart and lifeblood of fantasy, from sun-dappled fairy glades to tangled thickets infested with monsters, and if you are a fan of classic RPGs adventure, this one is for you! 3… 2… 1… LAUNCH!!!

The Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium Kickstarter is HERE!

This incredible accessory incorporates our entire series of River Kings/Kingdom-Building Adventure Path Plug-Ins for Pathfinder and 5th Edition, most of which have never been available in print before. In addition to classic LG adventures like Cold Mountain and Horns of the Hunted, you’ll find marvelous monsters from the Boreal Bestiary and Coldwood Codex, magnificent magic items from Treasury of the Kingdom, ready-to-play characters from Conquering Heroes, and incredible new rules subsystems for fey in Faerie Mysteries and Faerie Passions. Stretch goals will provide not only enhanced artwork but also an ever-expanding bestiary of beasts of the wild. PLUS bonus goals also will bring you incredible never-before-seen content including new forest feats, archetypes and character options, as well as the long-awaited rules for royal tournaments and festivals of every kind! You also can add on copies of our award-winning kingdom-building and mass combat books like Ultimate Rulership, Ultimate Battle, Ultimate War, and Kingdoms for Pathfinder or 5E, or our classic Gothic Campaign Compendium if you want to add a taste of horror to the heart of the forest!

The book’s final page count depends on stretch goals, but we expect it to end up around 280-300 pages, and almost all of the planned written content (including stretch goals) and artwork is already done, and we have artists standing ready to take on newly sponsored artwork chosen by YOU, should any of you wish to be dubbed Knights of the Woodland Realm or crowned as part of the Royal Court of the Forest!

This Kickstarter project runs through Monday, April 24th, but you want to get your pledge in TODAY, and help us spread the word. Please like, share, +1, retweet, and comment when you see us on social media to help spread the word and make sure everyone knows about this book. If you’ve got questions, let us know on Facebook, Google+, Twitter (@LegendaryGamesJ)the Paizo messageboards, rpg.net, ENWorld, or directly by email at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com!

We appreciate the support of so many fans and friends and all you do to help make our work possible, and we hope you that this exciting new book will absolutely Make Your Game Legendary!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN for MYTHIC MONDAY!

We are excited to celebrate this horrifying holiday with a special bonus product Mythic Minis 105: Halloween Treats, just 1 dollar for the terrifying ghost rider and headless horseman mythic path abilities and a quartet of whimsical and wicked magic items: the ghostly gossamer, goblin mask, witch’s broom, and the sack of gluttony! You can grab this PDF at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPGIf you’ve already got Mythic Monsters: Halloween, you don’t need to pick up this bonus product, but for those who feel like they have plenty of monsters but just want a little fun stuff, we are offering this up as a separate mini just for you!

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This week also brings you the next installments in our Red Throne Adventure Path supplements, with Mythic Modules Monsters: Red Throne 2 presenting exciting updated versions of the creatures featured in the second adventure in that saga now available for just $1.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

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But that’s not all, because coming this Friday you’ll be able to get your hands on a truly wicked collection of masked murderers and costumed creeps with Legendary Villains: Vigilantes! You’ve already seen their heroic counterparts in Legendary Vigilantes, but this massive collection takes bad guys to a whole new level with tons of new villainous archetypes, talents, feats, magic items, and more, plus Red Love, a ready-to-use villain just oozing potential to terrorize your heroes!

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Last, but not least, tonight may mark the end of the Halloween season, but next month you’re going to have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to savings. Of course we’ll have some special sales right around Thanksgiving week, but we are also running a massive sale ALL MONTH LONG on a special bundle for 5E fans – 20 PDFs, hundreds of pages… just $20. Coming tomorrow…

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A double shot of MYTHIC MONDAY – Horror and Red Throne Too!

This MYTHIC MONDAY brings you a pair of Pathfinder products. First off, we have the final installment in our series of feats for horror games, Horror Feats S-Z, from Spawnlink to Zealous Mind! Pick them all up for just a dollar at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

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We still have one more special surprise for you next week, Mythic Minis 105: Halloween Treats! 

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But before we get to that, today also marks the long-awaited debut of our RED THRONE Adventure Path Plug-Ins, starting with the first installment in our new Mythic Module Monsters series, featuring enhanced and exciting mythic versions of the creatures featured in the bestiary of the first adventure in that saga, like the reefclaw, soulbound doll, and raktavarna rakshasa! You can grab a half-dozen marvelous mythic monsters for just $1.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG! 

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Last but not least, if you’re in the Halloween spirit don’t forget to pick up Mythic Monsters: Halloween, available everywhere fine gaming products are sold! 

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PS – Horror and Halloween are almost Here!

And that means that we’re a day late for MYTHIC MONDAY, where we are nevertheless pleased to present Mythic Minis 103: Horror Feats P-S! For just a buck you get 7 gruesome new mythic feats from Purging Emesis to Sacrificial Adept! You can grab this PDF today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

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But the horror doesn’t stop there! This Friday we are debuting a new series for 5th Edition call the Gothic Grimoires! Each one is a short PDF, around 8-10 pages, detailing a single sinister spellbook containing sorcerous secrets and calamitous incantations, but also with a rich and disturbing history. The first installment is The Necrotic Verses, a collection of mystic secrets grounded in the corrupted composition of a musical maestro whose otherworldly obsessions drove him to madness and beyond yet left behind magical masterpieces like the Dead Man’s Frolic, Dance of the Empty Moons, and the Opus of the Golden King! Power awaits all who dare to delve into the sinister secrets contained within The Necrotic Verses! Coming soon for this 5E Friday!

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And, of course, the piece de resistance of the Halloween season is our tribute to all spooky things orange and black that go bump in the night. Mythic Monsters: Halloween is coming, with jack-o’-lanterns, crawling hands, bat swarms, nightwings, and hangman trees, but we also have some fun bonus material in here, including magic items like the ghostly gossamer and sack of gluttony, plus a couple of mythic path abilities like this one:

Headless Horseman (Mythic)

You have learned to shroud yourself with the mystic power of fear.

Prerequisite: Mounted Combat, mythic rank 1st.

Benefit: As a swift action, you can expend one use of your mythic power to make your head invisible and partially incorporeal for a number of rounds equal to your tier, so that it appears you are entirely headless. You can still see, hear, and speak normally, but you cannot eat or drink and you gain a +2 circumstance bonus on saving throws against inhaled poison or gas. You gain a +2 bonus on Intimidate checks while apparently headless, and you have a 25% chance to ignore extra damage from a critical hit, sneak attack, or similar precision-based. While you are using this feat, undead ignore you as if you were using hide from undead (DC 11).

Special:  This feat applies only when you are mounted; if you dismount, your head becomes visible again.

Coming this Friday for Pathfinder!

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