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Sci-Fi Friday means Scavenged Starfinder!

The latest amazing installment in the star-spanning interplanetary adventure saga is here for the Starfinder RPG with Mike Shel and Mike Welham’s Legendary Planet: The Scavenged Codex!  From a corrupt and crime-ridden crossroads planet to a distant backwater world of long-lost alien technology and crazed cults in search of the secrets of the ancients, your heroes will advance from 5th to 8th level in this incredible 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 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and Amazon! Don’t forget to pick up the first adventure in this star-spanning Starfinder saga, To Worlds Unknown by Jim Groves, and the fantastic Legendary Planet Player’s Guide by Neil Spicer, Alex Augunas, and Will McCardell!

Next week, we’ll be shifting back to our 5E Friday series, unveiling an awesome assortment of festivals, tournaments, and celebrations from jousting and archery to contests of skill, courage, cunning, and magic in Royal Tournaments (5E), as well as collection of fabulous fey and forest-themed class options from ranger archetypes to druid circles, bard colleges to warlock patrons and pacts, plus new feats and spells perfect for any campaign ranging into the wild frontier in Fey and Forest Classes (5E). Of course, the latest installment in our Legendary Planet saga is almost ready for our backers as well, which means next month everyone will be able to get in on the fun with Legendary Planet: Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons (5E), the penultimate chapter in this mind-blowing space adventure story for characters of 17th-18th level as your heroes venture to the spirit-wracked moons of a vast gas giant where a grand general of the Hegemony is massing his forces for a counterstrike to break the back of the Alliance!

Coming next month we also have Legendary Brawlers for Pathfinder, even more amazing Legendary Worlds for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and 5th Edition, the fantastic Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for 5E, and so much more! Also, don’t forget this week’s TWO$DAY product of the week is the marvelous Mythic Monsters 42: Halloween, with a dozen and one delightfully devilish monsters themed for the holiday, along with festively frightful feats and macabre magic items perfect for adding a touch of whimsical horror to your campaign! Grab this 5-star-seal-of-approval supplement today for just $2 at the Legendary Games webstore! 

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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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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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Another Legendary World – and the Alien Codex is coming!

Today we are delighted to announce the Legendary debut of Wendall Roy, with the latest in our our spectacular series of ready-to-play planets with Legendary Worlds: Calcarata, 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 the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and soon for Starfinder and 5E too!

Of course, we are also eyeballs deep in the amazing Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder, Pathfinder, and 5E, and we have blown through four stretch goals already and are well on the way to a fifth, unlocking the amazing Alien Codex companion volume devoted to outer space and sci-fi-flavored NPCs and ready-to-use iconic heroes and villains! Once we hit $20,000, we’ll update our pledge levels for people who want to add an awesome resource for their sci-fi campaigns in PDF or in print, starting around 120 pages and building from there as we add more and more new alien races throughout the campaign! We’re also only 17 backers away from hitting 350 and adding a new iconic android character to the Alien Codex! 

PLUS, you get to help us decide which monsters go into the final book, as all backers get to vote on Cosmic Constructs, Alien Animals, and more! Don’t let the terraformer robot and tyrannosaurus rex lonely!

Check the Alien Bestiary Kickstarter today!

And what is that on the horizon? AETHERA IN VIEW! We’re not that far away from adding some of the amazing races of the Aethera Campaign Setting to the Alien Codex, and then bringing on ANOTHER companion book, the Aethera Field Guide, featuring variant monsters, ecology, naturalism, xenobiology, special new monster rules, uses for harvested monster parts, and more!

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5E Friday Technomagic and Alien Bestiary now for Pathfinder too!

Today we are excited and delighted to bring you the latest compendium of awesome artifacts and marvelous magic, this time with tons of technology too! The Treasury of the Machine (5E) brings you over 60 technological items of every description, 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!

Speaking of sci-fi, the awesome Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder and 5E has already raked in over 300 backers in the first week for those two systems, but some folks said, “Hey, how come there’s not a Pathfinder version of this book?” We did some research with our fans, and now we are pleased to announce that we have added the Alien Bestiary Companion for Pathfinder to the Kickstarter! This volume will bring you all of our new monsters from Legendary Planet and the Aethera Campaign Setting, plus additional monsters selected by you, plus an appendix of where to find even more sci-fi and space-themed monsters in existing published bestiaries and sources for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!

On the Kickstarter page, you’ll see an array of brand-new backer levels where you can get the Alien Bestiary Companion for Pathfinder on its own, or in combination with either the Starfinder or 5th Edition versions of the book!

This incredible sci-fi monster manual is growing with every stretch goal, with backers getting to choose which new monsters make the grade! They’re already voting on their favorite Cosmic Constructs and halfway to their next stretch goal of Alien Animals, with Planetary Plants and Universe Undead coming soon! Boost the signal and spread the word!

THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED, and now they are here for 5th Edition, Starfinder, and Pathfinder!

Get them before they get you!

Last but not least, we encourage everyone who hasn’t already to head over to our friends at DrivethruRPG and pick up either the Heroes for Harvey bundle from Legendary Games (featuring three terrific fantasy and sci-fi heroes PDFs to enjoy while you support real-life heroes) and/or the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Bundle (featuring tons of great products for all systems, over $400 of PDFs), both of them available at HUGE discounts, and with all the proceeds going to local relief organizations and hometown heroes on the front lines of dealing with the devastating storms and massive flooding in South Texas and the Gulf Coast. With wildfires across the West and another hurricane taking aim at the East, this is a time of great trial, so help wherever, whenever, and however you can!

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New planet, new hybrid, and Alien Bestiary, OH MY!

The Alien Bestiary Kickstarter for Starfinder and 5E (and maybe soon for Pathfinder, stay tuned!) has rocketed past its funding goal over its opening weekend and now past its first stretch goals as well, unlocking beautiful full-color clear plastic pawns and a massive PDF art gallery! No more trying to cover the stats and creature name with one hand while showing off its picture with the other! Next up, the backers get to choose which Cosmic Constructs will find a home in the Alien Bestiary! Junk golems? Walking eyes? Myrmidon warbots? YOU DECIDE! Check out the Kickstarter right here and spread the word!

Even more awesome space adventure awaits you in the latest Legendary Worlds coming your way! The newest world, the dream-haunted wastelands and badlands of Calcarata by Wendall Roy, are coming your way starting on Friday, but today brings you Kate Baker’s spectacular fiery foundry world in Legendary Worlds: Volretz (Starfinder)! Dare the slag seas and the incinerating heat of a blast furnace planet where survival is just another commodity you spend in search of untold wealth in the molten mines! Grab it today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

Of course, Legendary Games has never been about just sci-fi and space adventure; we’ve also got a metric ton of fantasy products in production and on the way, including our latest class supplement, Legendary Hybrids: Skinchanger! This subtle, sneaky, and seductive blend of a druid’s shapeshifting with a vigilante’s undercover cool creates an infiltrator par excellence, complete with feats, favored class bonuses, and awesome archetypes like the shape-blending chimerist, the moon-mad lycanthrope aspirant, and the sinister shape-thief! You can grab this brand-new hybrid class at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand Amazon

Last but not least, don’t forget our Heroes for Harvey Charity bundle at DrivethruRPG, raising money for local relief and recovery agencies in South Texas who are helping people affected by the devastation of Tropical Storm Harvey. Get three awesome books from Legendary Games – Aetheric Heroes, Nautical Heroes, and Planetary Heroes – almost 60% off for just $9.99, and ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY! Enjoy our fictional heroes while you help support real heroes!

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New Worlds of Adventure Are Here!

It’s an onslaught of astronomical awesomeness as we bright you the first Legendary Worlds supplements for not one but TWO new systems! Venture into a war-torn water-world where the survivors of a fallen colony ship war against aquatic insurgents over a tainted ocean planet in Legendary Worlds: Melefoni (Starfinder)! You’ll find history, geography, politics, and more about the planet itself, along with new feats, spells, equipment, adventure hooks, and new monsters, including the half-breed benthonir and three kinds of sonic warrior asquenti, with rules for BOTH as playable races! Grab this PDF for just 4.99 today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

But wait, there’s more! We also have the first new Legendary World for the 5th Edition of the world’s most famous RPG, Legendary Worlds: Volretz (5E)! Dare the fires of a foundry world awash in slag seas where only the hardiest and most daring risk incineration in quest of adventure and untold riches! You’ll find history, geography, politics, and more about the planet itself, along with new feats, spells, equipment, adventure hooks, and a brand-new monster, the heavy metal elemental! Grab this PDF for just 4.99 today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

Of course, this is just the beginning! Coming soon for Pathfinder, Starfinder, and 5th Edition are the mysterious dream-haunted planet of Calcarata by Wendall Roy, the shattered hive-world of Carsis by Anthony Adam, the bleak prison planet of Terminus by Jeff Lee, and so many more! No matter which game you play, your universe just got a lot more interesting thanks to Legendary Worlds!

PS… The countdown has begun to the ALIEN BESTIARY Kickstarter launching this week!

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More Starfinder for you!

Lost in all the excitement of yesterday’s announcement about the ALIEN BESTIARY Kickstarter (launching next week), we also saw the dazzling debut of the latest Starfinder Roleplaying Game supplement from Legendary Games, the Legendary Planet Player’s Guide! This dynamite PDF is just $2.99 and gives you four brand-new playable races: the clockwork-cybernetic auttaine, the chlorvian plant people, the four-armed tretharri, and the mischievous winged reptilian zvarr, easy to adapt to any Starfinder setting even if you’re not playing this star-spanning saga.

If you are diving into the Legendary Planet Adventure Path (starting with To Worlds Unknown (Starfinder), you’ll also find lots of lore on the races, classes, religion, and culture of the setting, along with a dozen campaign traits to help tailor your character’s background and motivation to blend seamlessly with the overarching themes of the adventure path, but without giving too much away. If your players are preparing for Legendary Planet, this product will give them a terrific roadmap to guide their path to adventure among the stars! Grab it today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

More space and sci-fi stuff is coming next week, as our first installments in the Legendary Worlds series should be available starting then for both Starfinder and 5th Edition! Keep your eyes on the skies for new ready-to-play planets for your space-faring campaign!

Of course, one of the delightful elements of the upcoming Alien Bestiary is the killer collection of monster in the Aethera Campaign Setting, which also just happens to be the featured product this weekend in the Paizo.com Store Blog! These excellent extraterrestrials are just some of the 580+ pages of awesomeness you’ll find in this book, now available in hardcover print from Paizo.com as well as right here at the Legendary Games webstore! If you’d like to get a copy through your Friendly Local Game Store, have them contact us directly at makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com or contact their Alliance distribution representative and have them ask for Legendary Games!

Counting down the days until next week’s launch, the ALIENS HAVE LANDED and we’ll tell you where they are: on Kickstarter!

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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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It’s a MAD SCIENCE Monday!

We’re not QUITE ready for the return of MYTHIC MONDAY – Turns out I spent too much time creating Polynesian and Australian magic items, but Mythic Monsters: South Pacific is in layout now and should be ready soon!

So instead, we shift gears, and levers, and circuits, and awesome eletrical things that go BZZTZAP!!! Because it’s time for the Mad Scientist Playtest PDF for 5th Edition… and did we mention it’s FREE? You can download it right now at DrivethruRPG!

For Science!

Mad scientists are common enemies and antagonists, but why not protagonists as well? Now they can be using the mad scientist class to build dastardly villainous PCs for Fifth Edition OGL! This class appears in the Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter, ending this Saturday June 17th—give this free PDF a look, check out the project page for 2 more (the Evil Primer and Killing the Golden Twins adventure module), and consider pledging or sharing the book with your fellow gamers!

PS: Over 120 backers unlocked the do-gooder Book of Celestial Heroes for folks not keen on playing evil adventurers!
What’s in the Mad Scientist Playtest PDF:
  • New Attributes: Sanctity and Sin, the mechanical representation of good and evil in Book of Exalted Darkness
  • The mad scientist class, a curious spellcaster that weaponizes technology, builds drones, lobs grenades, and enacts insane experiments
  • Four class archetypes including the nefarious evil engineer, gruesome fleshworker, explosive trickster, and blasphemous unholy technologist
  • 15 new scientific gadgets for the mad scientist class
  • The Dissectrinator, a terrifying chirurgical construct (Challenge 5)
  • A pair of chirurgical procedures for fleshworker mad scientists
Please let us know what you think about the Mad Scientist Playtest PDF at bookofexalteddarkness@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

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