You, the fans, have made the MYTHIC MANIA Kickstarter an amazing success, and pulling into the final weekend we’re not done yet! Three hardback rules expansions for mythic, ranging from 280 to 305 pages and counting, with free PDFs, free domestic shipping, full HeroLab support for all three books, this is an amazing set of rulebooks.
But when you have amazing rulebooks, you still need somewhere to play. Somewhere amazing. Somewhere fantastic. Somewhere LEGENDARY. But where could you go to find adventure like that? How about…
The design team at Legendary Games is pleased and proud to announce the launch of our first full-scale adventure path, the LEGENDARY PLANET project. This is something we’ve been talking about privately for a while, collecting source material and images, brainstorming themes and with the success of MYTHIC MANIA we are ready to start moving ahead in earnest, and to do this we have gathered a crew of the finest adventure-writers on the planet to make it happen:
These seven stalwarts, each veterans of multiple Pathfinder Adventure Path modules, will be weaving a tale of cosmic fantasy spanning worlds where the magical, the mental, the mutational, and the mechanical collide. At its heart, LEGENDARY PLANET is a sword-and-planet saga in the best pulp tradition, focused on adventures roaming strange worlds and civilizations, and wandering from world to world through ancient portal gates. It is not a soaring postmodern space opera full of starships and hyperdrives. Instead, it focuses on what happens on a dizzying cavalcade of alien landscapes beneath distant suns, surrounded by a menagerie of worldwalkers of every description. If you are envisioning the Mos Eisley spaceport, with a healthy dose of John Carter of Mars crossed with Thundarr the Barbarian, you’re coming into the same sector of space as LEGENDARY PLANET.
So, when you say Adventure Path, what do you mean exactly?
This will be the same kind of AP you would expect from Paizo, Inc., spanning an entire campaign from low level to high. Our current working plan is for PCs to start at 3rd level with their first mythic tier already, but we may revisit the idea of creating a 1st-level prequel or introductory adventure, possibly as a product for Free RPG Day. Characters should be able to rise to 20th level in the course of the campaign.
Do you need to use the mythic rules to play LEGENDARY PLANET?
On the GM’s side, the mythic rules will be baked into the design of the adventures, but on the player’s side there is no reason they cannot be played by PCs without players having to use the mythic rules. The adventures will be challenging for non-mythic characters, but that’s purely a matter of player and GM taste.
So is this just one planet?
No. In a way, LEGENDARY PLANET is something of a misnomer, because every planet where mythic stuff happens can be a LEGENDARY PLANET. It’s not that there is just one planet where all of the mythic stuff happens, though the setting concept may involve certain crossroads or nexus worlds where PCs are far more likely to encounter things from any part of the universe.
Is there a campaign setting involved?
Yes, but not in the heavily proscribed sense. There are already plenty of interesting planets at least preliminarily discussed in products like the aforementioned product about Worlds that are Distant from the official makers of the Pathfinder RPG, but the universe is vast, and there is an infinitude of worlds out there. The gateways left behind by the progenitor races can be used to walk between worlds, including “official” planets in published settings, but they can also take us anywhere our designers dream up. Adventures will include setting material, and we will also be designing a Legendary Planet Player’s Companion to accompany the AP.
Wait, so the big bonus goal is just an announcement? I mean, that’s cool, but…
As part of integrating LEGENDARY PLANET with the MYTHIC MANIA project, we will be including content from a certain supplement from Paizo, Inc. dealing with Worlds that are Distant and also that deal with People who might be from the Stars. And, should we push on through the $53,000 bonus goal, we will also be reaching HERE THERE BE MONSTERS (ALIENS), incorporating a dozen and one extraplanetary adversaries from Mythic Monsters: Aliens.
You can bet further information will be coming down the road as we get closer to the launch of this new project, including a presentation at the What’s New with Legendary Games seminar at PaizoCon 2014 this July. For now let’s just say that we think the mythic rules provide you a perfect platform for creating characters that are figuratively out of this world, and LEGENDARY PLANET will offer you the chance to take them literally to the edge of infinity… and beyond it.