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A new kind of Hero is nearly here!

An adventure story is only as good as its hero, and a great many heroes follow the call of destiny and the thrill of adventure… but not all of them. From farmboys like Luke Skywalker and Garion to simple homebodies like Bilbo Baggins and scoundrels and creeps that are secretly a lot more heroic than they’d like to admit like Han Solo or even Deadpool, some heroes spend half their time wishing they were anywhere but on the road to adventure. For heroes like this, we are delighted to introduce Path of the Reluctant Hero by Jason Nelson and Tork Shaw, which should be available tomorrow!

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This Pathfinder RPG supplement for the mythic rules offers an entirely new mythic path, complete with a selection of reluctant heroics like the anti-hero and cynic; dozens upon dozens of path abilities like snatch from death, taking you with me, right place/right time, unorthodox tactics, focus over fury, and lucky guess; and six thematic builds: the denier of destiny, homebody, orphan, retired hero, scoundrel with a heart of gold, and the simple farmer. Don’t let the humble names fool you; from such humble origins have arisen some of the greatest heroes of fantasy, film, and fiction. It’s a different way to think about why your character is out adventuring in the first place, and how even the one you least expected might become the savior of all! Here is just a foretaste of what you can expect to find within.

 

What You Will Find Inside Path of the Reluctant Hero

In classic fantasy roleplaying games, player characters drive the action. They are bold, daring, courageous, and always on the lookout for a new adventure. Their abilities and equipment are simply a means to an end, of conquering the next challenge and bringing home another trophy and another tale to share by the fireside. Yet in fantasy stories from film and fiction, and even from real history, there are those heroes who become heroes in the course of their tale, but who would really rather be anywhere else but an adventure. It is not so much that they lack courage and daring, but that those qualities are buried beneath an exterior of contentment and complacency, a narrow world view that sees only their small surroundings, a sense of unimportance in the grand scheme, or even flat-out resignation or resistance to the call of adventure. And yet, it is into adventure that they go, and in the process they discover the true heroism within themselves and reveal their worth to more jaded or experienced companions who may have thought them worthless and weak.

 

Path of the Reluctant Hero is designed to help build characters who achieve immortality and legendary status not because they were the obvious choice, riding a wave of dauntless destiny, but because they came from humble beginnings where greatness was the farthest thing from their minds. Their adventures at times seem almost like accidents, as though each one were just something that happened along the way trying to get home, and yet in looking back they have achieved far more than anyone ever would have believed, forging a legacy that stands shoulder to shoulder with the greatest of heroes. They may begin as simple farmers or humble homebodies, tending hearth and home, fields and flocks, rising from such humble station to make their mark upon history. Others may be orphans with only vague clues to their past, or those burdened with a terrible weight of a legacy that crushes them with its seeming inevitability, each struggling to forge his own path. They may even be experienced adventurers who just don’t want to get involved, from retired heroes beaten down by the futility of making real change to those who think they are heartless mercenaries and scoundrels but just can’t resist the urge to lend a hand when times get tough. A Reluctant Hero is a character who never thought of herself as a hero, and yet her common sense and her sheer grit and determination can see her through any challenge. She will not bow or break, she will not give up on protecting the home and hope she holds dearest to her heart, and she will never forget that what she is fighting for─ peace and freedom, home and happiness ─matters more than anything.

 

 

 

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It’s Myth… I mean MEDIUM MONDAY!

This week we are skipping our usual MYTHIC MONDAY to bring you MEDIUM MONDAY, as we release the latest in our Occult Character Codex collection! The Occult Character Codex: Mediums is now available, featuring an array of awesome premade mediums from 1st to 20th level, including a variety of archetypes like storytellers and relic channelers and races ranging from humans and halflings to aasimar, centaurs, and berbalangs! Pick up this terrific supplement right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, Amazonand Amazon CreateSpace (and don’t worry, MYTHIC MONDAY will be back next week as usual, and once we finish our Mythic Module Monsters: Rune Lords series we’ll be swinging back to the occult for a bit to revisit our Mythic Minis with feats of the occult)!

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Mythic Mesoamerican Monsters are on the March!

We are delighted to debut the latest Mythic Monsters product from Legendary Games, Mythic Monsters: Mesoamerica! Featuring a dozen and one deadly denizens of the myths and legends of Central and South America and the Caribbean, plus the brand-new plumed servant prestige class (with both mythic and non-mythic versions), you can pick up this amazing 34-page supplement at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand Amazon

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Another New Egyptian Adventure Arrives!

We are delighted to announce the debut of our latest Adventure Path Plug-In for the Egyptian AP, The Lost Library of ThothThis 7th-level Pathfinder adventure brings your heroes face to face with the devious traps and forgotten lore of an ancient shrine to the god of knowledge, including an appendix of brand-new magic spells for your heroes to uncover if they can overcome the clever challenges that await them! Pick up this 20-page adventure today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoor DrivethruRPG, and if you want to get early access to future releases for the Egyptian AP consider becoming supporting our Patreon!

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The Abyss is overflowing with Demons Too!

Our very first Mythic Monsters product, released shortly after the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures rulebook itself had debuted, was the legendary Mythic Monsters: Demons! The only complaint we ever had about that book (which you can pick up this week for just 2 bucks as our TWO$DAY product of the week!) was that it just didn’t have enough demons in it. The time to rectify that situation is now! Behold, Mythic Monsters 35: Demons Too, comings this Friday!

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Our initial release covered almost all of the classic demons, but there are oh so many more within. Now, thanks to the combined talents of Jason Nelson, Alistair J. Rigg, Steven T. Helt, Todd Stewart, Jim Groves, and Nic Logue, we are proud to present the 35th installment in our magnificent Mythic Monsters series debuting this Friday in wide release. What lies within? BEWARE!

Mythic Monsters: Demons Too brings you an awesome array of abyssal adversaries ready to bring pain, torment, destruction, and woe upon the world and your heroes. These dastardly demons range from CR 3 to 23, including some of the lowliest of demonkind, the disgusting dretch and the half-breed cambion, as well as the savage footsoldiers of the Abyssal armies, the spiteful schir with their hewing halberds and the goat-horned brimoraks with their fiery hooves and burning blades. Truly hideous horrors lurk in the foul places of the Abyss, from the filthy and pestilential gibrileth to the foul and bestial kithangian, or even the lowly and loathsome abrikandilu who seek nothing but the wrecking of all things beauteous and fair. The seductively sinister coloxus conceals its insidiously insectile nature beneath a cloak of possession, while the deadly derakni revels in the company of the vilest vermin of the nether pits. The mightiest fiends are agents of death as often for their own kind as for others, as the prowling shemhazian preys upon all things weaker than itself while the subtle seraptis cultivates despair like a crop of death, leaving suicide and hopelessness in its wake, as does the warmongering gallu, lord of bloody battle. As if a dozen existing monsters were not enough, the brand-new skrekalga brings the spirit of absolute obsession and corruption to all it encounters. Add to that a delightfully disturbing piece of demonic fiction by Todd Stewart and you’ll be ready to unleash truly exquisite evil upon your heroes.

 

 

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A glorious day for rogues, and stealing a look at Winter Heroes!

Today brings the latest preview of our fantastic upcoming Winter Heroes character collection, but we’d be remiss if we did not thank Endzeitgeist for his rave review for Matt Goodall and Jason Nelson’s Legendary Rogues!

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You can read Endzeitgeist’s full review here on his site, but here are his conclusions:

Matt Goodall and Jason Nelson’s Legendary Rogue, at first glance, looked like it was too good to be true; and since most books like this are just that, I went on to test the living hell out of this book. Okay, let me make this abundantly clear: No matter the power-level of your campaign, no matter how much you may like the Unchained Rogue, the Glory Rogue or the like – YOU NEED THIS. I didn’t realize how much I needed this book until I actually read it. Beyond taking care and fixing several trap options and retaining their feasibility over the levels, beyond a power-upgrade that was sorely required, the legendary rogue as presented herein is still as rogue-y as it can be – and so much more!

Let me state this loudly and clearly: The Legendary Rogue is the class the Unchained Rogue should imho have been. It is now my default rogue class, particularly since it cleaned up those annoying trap options, ability discrepancies etc. – this is a labor of love, where, with a fine-toothed comb and deliberate care, mechanics were streamlined to actually play better with PFRPG’s official other classes. Oh, and if you dislike any component of this book, its supreme versatility does allow you to cherry-pick your preferred option to customize the respective tricks. Now, and this is where the book goes the extra, second extra mile, it also does something only very few crunch books do: It explains its design-rationales in easy to grasp ways for the respective GMs and players perusing this book – so if a particular issue addressed is not one for you, you’ll have the pros and cons weighed and listed so you can decide for yourself. Modularity-wise, this is up there with Spheres of Power or the Martial Arts Guidebook in the ways in which its respective options can be used or discarded – and it may even surpass them.

This book, in short, provides the player-driven, versatile rogue I’ve always been wanting since the inception of 3.0, the class I always longed for, but never got. Legendary Rogue is, without any hyperbole, a truly astonishing, downright brilliant piece of work and will be the standard by which I henceforth measure class-fix-style pdfs. It is simply ridiculously good and a shining example of what a crunch can do; it thus receives 5 stars + seal of approval, nomination for my Top Ten of 2015 and the EZG Essential tag – if it also covered trap-rules and a fix for the Stealth-skill, it would completely replace my previously favorite rogue fix, Rogue Glory, completely; as it stands, Legendary Rogues is a true must-own book for anyone who likes playing rogues and felt that the class fell flat of what it should be able to do, for everyone who wants more customization, options, flair – this is for you and worth every cent of its asking price a hundredfold.

You can pick up Legendary Rogues right here on the Legendary Games webstore or wherever fine Pathfinder products are sold!

Meanwhile, on to the preview for Winter Heroes, our seventh set of 8 ready-to-play pregenerated 1st level characters created specifically to shine in a Witches of Winter Adventure Path but ideal for any campaign venturing into the marvelous mash-up of the fantastical and the futuristic! Ideal for use as allies, cohorts, long-running NPCs, or replacement player characters, Liz Courts brings you amazingly detailed and lushly developed characters including:

  • Brynla, half-orc druid of the green faith
  • Maja Tasker, halfling investigator sleuth
  • Pero, human summoner and his otherworldly protector, Drahu
  • Roelof, dwarf witch guardian of the ley lines
  • Stojan, snowborn elf two-handed fighter
  • Zakhar, snowborn elf oracle
  • Zuza Holt, human herald of the horn skald
  • and last but not least, the shadow-sneak Senka Featherfingers, fetchling rogue!

Built according to organized play specifications, using the 20-point-buy method and with scaling notes for 15-point builds, these characters are not just piles of statistics. Each one is as much about story as combat, with robust links built in to each other as well as the official Witches of Winter Adventure Path, though every one easily stands on its own in any setting where savage barbarians battle technological terrors. The crunch for every character more than measures up to its incredible flavor text, though, and when it’s time to throw down in combat none of these Winter Heroes will be stepping to the sidelines.

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Winter Is Coming… Legendary Style!

Tonight will be the longest night of the year, and tomorrow marks the official start of winter. Thus far in December, Legendary Games has been playing against type, releasing products ranging from our first family-friendly adventure Into the Feyweald to creepy psychics in Occult Character Codex: Occultists, to a slew of products suited to the sizzling sands of ancient empires, like Mythic Monsters: Egypt and THREE new Egyptian-themed adventures all rapidly approaching release. But make no mistake, WINTER IS COMING!

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While some of our product lines are approaching their conclusion, we are pleased to announce the advent of a new line of Adventure Path Plug-Ins ideally suited for the Witches of Winter AP as well as any campaign that ventures into the cold places of the world (or to other worlds entirely), especially those drawing up on the legends and lore of Eastern Europe (and a bit of Scandinavia thrown in as well). These Winter AP Plug-Ins will be kicking off in January with the latest entry in our fantastic Heroes series, the first in this line penned by a hand other than Legendary co-founder Neil Spicer. These Winter Heroes instead spring from the marvelous mind of Liz Courts! No stranger to LG, Liz laid out a number of our products in 2012, but this will mark her authorial debut, and we are delighted to bring her love for the subject matter and design skills to the table, along with an assortment of amazing artwork from Bob Greyvenstein, who also delivered the knockout designs you’ve seen in Metal Heroes and Nautical Heroes

Next in line, we’ll be bringing you the Treasury of Winter, a collection of marvelous magic items themed for the depths of winter. From cheery items like the candle-crown of holly, welcome wreath, and festive fox fur to the sinister howling horn and Krampus bag, you’ll find an assortment of items drawn from cultures that dwell in the boreal climes where summer is but a distant dream. Following that, Legendary Villains: Wicked Witches is slated to follow, and yet more to come. If you love the sight of falling snow and the howl of hungry wolves, it is time to celebrate. Winter is not just coming, the bleak midwinter is practically here! 

 

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White Christmas, meet Black Magic!

Who says that October has a monopoly on the occult? Not us, as we are pleased to present to you Occult Character Codex: Occultists

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The third in our series of NPC companions for the new classes in the Occult Adventures rulebook for Pathfinder, this codex contains 20 detailed occultist stat blocks, including both ordinary occultists with an array of implements as well as lich-loving necroccultists dabbling with the dead! You’ll find occultist humans, gnomes, half-orcs, and elves, but also stranger races like hobgoblins, tieflings, ratfolk, and wayangs, running the gamut from good to evil and all points in between. You can pick this book up today right here at the Legendary Games webstore as well as from our friends at the Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG!

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Thank Heaven for MYTHIC MONDAY!

That’s what those angelic aasimar characters will be saying when you pick up Mythic Minis 65: Planetouched Feats III, featuring 9 magnificent mythic feats for those of angelic ancestry! Pick up your copy today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoor DrivethruRPG

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Of course, for those who’d rather get their mythic feats en masse rather in Mini-sized pieces, you can pick up your copy of the Mythic Hero’s Handbook right now (in PDF, and preorder the print version) at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG, too!

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Get your MYTHIC on, starting NOW!

One year ago today, we were just over halfway to the heights the MYTHIC MANIA project would achieve, unlocking the fairy tale monsters to add to the Mythic Monster Manual. Today, the fairy tale comes true! Our backers have their copies securely in hand, and now everyone can catch the Mythic Mania!

 

The Mythic Monster Manual is available NOW exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore! Grab your PDF today and preorder your print books and print/PDF bundles!

 

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The Mythic Spell Compendium is available NOW exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore and the Kobold Press webstore!

 

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The Mythic Hero’s Handbook is undergoing a final tweak and will be available later today exclusively at the Legendary Games webstore!

 

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All three PDFs and book preorders will be available starting NEXT Friday, May 1st, for a MYTHIC MAYDAY, but this exclusive presale is to give you the opportunity to directly support the creative teams that worked like mythic maniacs to get these books from a fairy tale to beautiful reality. As always, we hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoyed making them!

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