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Wednesday is PF1-sday with a brand-new spellcasting class! Plus previews!   Recently updated !

We’ve been working for months on an array of new class expansion books for the 1st Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the latest one is finally here with Akashic Classes: VolurThis class expands the exciting 3PP akashic magic rules of veilweaving by binding themselves to a living spirit of the akashic record, a spirit companion from the eternal circles like Elements and Wilds, the World and the Cycle. They embrace the powers of Life and Death, Fire and Ice, Growth and Decay, and so much more with nearly 20 aspect options, plus expanded veilweaving rules and and 16 brand-new veils like traitor’s mark, chronomancer’s jinx, veilhex, and bloodvine embrace! If you like to delve into the melded souls of eternity to unleash eldritch power, the volur is for you! You can grab this 32-page class book in PDF, print, or bundles of both at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, Amazonand DrivethruRPG

This is by no means the only akashic class we’ve got cooking either, as our next book in this series is heading to layout this weekend with Akashic Classes: Kheshig, a new askashic class built around guardianship and protection of their charge from threats and danger. They can guard people and places, punishing those that raise their hands to harm the ones they protect, with a terrific variety of new melds and modular akashic abilities that allow you to play as unarmed and unarmored (but far deadlier than you appear) to fully geared up with a massive sword and far more esoteric styles beyond, or even turning your guardianship on its head to become a deadly hunter whose chosen prey can never escape!

We’re still hard at work on finishing our core Pathfinder Roleplaying Game class expansions as well, with Legendary Monks Revisited getting a cultural review pass and Legendary Druids and Legendary Sorcerers both getting ready for playtest and more books on the way behind them. We’ll keep you apprised as things get closer, but you can also keep up with all the latest at the Legendary Games Patreon and the Legendary Games Discord Channel!

We have plenty of other exciting projects coming soon as well, including the upcoming campaign setting and player’s guide Boricubos: The Lost Isles, by lead designer Miguel K. Colon and a talented team of Latinx and other contributors, based on the Taino and Arawak people of the Caribbean. This spectacular supplement will be available for Pathfinder RPG, Pathfinder Second Edition, and D&D 5E! More info coming soon!

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Battlemasters & Berserkers 5E Quickstarter Coming Next Monday!

A new Quickstarter project is coming next week to Legendary Games – Battlemasters & Berserkers!!!

Battlemasters & Berserkers is a 72-page 5th Edition supplement that resents a wide variety of character options for fighters and barbarians, including new archetypes, backgrounds, primal paths, class-specific magic items, alternate class features, and more. Playing a lord of the battlefield isn’t all about rules, though, so you’ll also find essays on different ways to role-play your characters for each class, as well as explorations of how these classes might play or feel differently in different genres. 5E is at its heart a fantasy RPG, but its system is amply flexible enough to allow for adventures and even entire campaigns in a variety of milieus, and you’ll find a ton of terrific options here for both classes. Whether you want to focus on savagery or skill, careful martial training or the power of sheer unbridled rage, you’ll find a ton of terrific options for the two fightin’-est classes in all of 5th Edition

Layout is complete and this book is ready to go out to backers as soon as the Kickstarter project ends. Not almost done. ALL DONE! This project will last just two short weeks, so follow our project at the link below and share with friends and fellow 5E fans. Let’s all GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legendarygames/battlemasters-and-berserkers-a-dnd-5e-class-expansion

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5E FREE-day and a new Dragon’s Hoard!   Recently updated !

5E Friday is also a day to grab a free new magic item from the Legendary Loot Patreon, and this week you scan steel your courage as you steal the terror of your enemies with the fabulous feareating ringYou can grab over two dozen free magic items right now from our weekly archives, but even if you’re not a member of our Patreon you can get our collected magic items, monsters, spells, class options, and more as a beautiful print or PDF compilation in our monthly magazine! The Dragon’s Hoard #5 is available now, featuring magnificent magic items like the rod of the moon, dryad’s wreath, and white peacock crown, spells like flood tide, colossus, and dirge of the victorious knights, class options like the Norn Sorcerer and Unicorn Charger, and magnificent monsters like the ioun wyrd, gold golem, and the titanic kaiju King MogaruGet 28 pages of terrific 5E content right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, Amazonand DrivethruRPG!
If you missed last month’s installment, you can catch up today with The Dragon’s Hoard #4, featuring 24 pages of magic items like the pyroclastic rod and scarab scourge, monsters like the alchemical ooze swarm and graven guardian, character options like the jester and desert nomad, and spells like dying curse and hieroglyphic barrier! Grab a copy today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and Amazon

In addition to magic items and mosnters, we are gearing up for our next Quickstarter event launching later this month, Battlemasters and Berserkers, a killer compendium of class options, fighter archetypes, barbarian paths, feats, magic items, roleplaying advice, and even new rules for severing limbs, battle brands, and more! Coming your way soon on Kickstarter, and like all of our Quickstarter events, this is not some months or years down the road project. This book is done. I’m sending the files to layout this weekend, with the only thing I’m waiting for at this point being the new cover art. So far, fans have loved our Sea Monsters and Mythos Monsters bestiaries, but we thought it would be fun to unleash a more player-focused book this time around. We have some amazing GM and player-focused material coming in our next campaign after this, so keep your eyes peeled for more previews of the fantastic Boricubos: The Lost Isles coming in May! But first, get ready for BATTLEMASTERS & BERSERKERS!!!

 

 

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Join the Cabal with a brand-new occult class on PF2-sday!!   Recently updated !

At long last, our latest brand-new class is here for Pathfinder Second Edition! The cabalist by Onyx Tanuki is a very different take on the “witch” concept, an occult spellcaster with ties to the spirit world and the animus forces that suffuse all of reality. They tap into the hidden mysteries of the world through their familiars and either the teachings of a secret cabal of lore-weavers and spirit-channelers, or through daring to delve the deep magic as unbound cabalists on their own. You’ll find over 150 class options, including over 50 class feats plus new spells, over 20 different kinds of familiars from oozes to imps and the incredible tome of teeth or broomstick mimic! All of it comes with our Legendary flair, beautiful artwork, and a sample cabalist with full history and personality ready to drop into your campaign and show off what this new class can do! Check it out today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, Amazon, and DrivethruRPG

But wait, that’s not all! We’ve got another Pathfinder Second Edition book coming your way next week on PF2-sday, Beasts of Legend: Boreal Bestiary (PF2), a terrific companion to the Coldwood Codex! What can you find between these covers? Take a look below and get ready for more amazing monsters for your game!

A Magnificent Bestiary of Frozen Fear!

The Boreal Bestiary is a fantastic bestiary book for Pathfinder Second Edition, featuring 10 sinister creatures awesome to unleash on in the cold and forlorn forests far beyond the edge of settled lands. Where the lonely taiga verges into the vast and empty tundra and the eternal snows of the high ice beyond, pitiless spirits rise far from humanoid civilization, from pitiless indifference to a raw and ravening hunger that threatens to devour interlopers from warmer lands and send them screaming back to their so-called civilization. Vermin-obsessed gruens surround themselves with chittering horror, while wiitikowan transform humanoids and animals alike into cannibalistic killers. Regal orruols rule the mountain peaks while green children rise from their sodden graves and strangling poleviks poach the souls of the unwary. The hard-hearted torden are cursed to hunt forever, while towering hiisi are masters of trap and whose blood unravels magic itself and vodenjaks strike clever bargains. Arctic harpspiders enrapture prey with their resonant webs, while the titanic maniitok are embodiments of living tundra, filled with loathing and wrath for the clamorous din of outsiders. These beautifully illustrated creatures await in our latest Beasts of Legend volume, and we hope you check out all of the amazing monster supplements coming your way for your Pathfinder Second Edition game!

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5E FREE-Day and SEA-Day, plus a new Quick Starter coming soon!

Last month we ran our second Quickstarter event with the spectacular Sea Monsters project, an incredible 80-page bestiary of nautical nasties for DnD 5th Edition! All of our backers have their PDFs and our print files are at the printer waiting our turn in the queue, but this magnificent monster manual is ready for you to take home starting today in PDF (and for print preorder at the Legendary Games webstore). You’ll find 65 spectacular sea monsters for every challenge level from reef hags and coral golems to living islands and shipwrecker crabs, with monstrous beasts from the real-world oceans like megalodons and ravenous urchin swarms to mythological beasts like scylla, charybdis, and the Midgard Serpent! Grab a copy today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, or get special Kickstarter bundle pricing through our Preorder Store at Backerkit! For VTT fans, you can also grab it on Shard Tabletop, the new VTT designed especially for use with 5E!

In addition to the PDF, you can grab the Sea Monsters VTT Token Pack to use with your favorite virtual tabletop, available now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG, and coming soon on Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and Shard VTT!

Right now, we are gearing up for our next Quickstarter event launching in late April, Battlemasters and Berserkers, a killer compendium of class options, fighter archetypes, barbarian paths, feats, magic items, roleplaying advice, and even new rules for severing limbs, battle brands, and more! Coming your way soon on Kickstarter, and like all of our Quickstarter events, this is not some months or years down the road project. This book is done. I’m sending the files to layout this weekend, with the only thing I’m waiting for at this point being the new cover art. So far, fans have loved our Sea Monsters and Mythos Monsters bestiaries, but we thought it would be fun to unleash a more player-focused book this time around. We have some amazing GM and player-focused material coming in our next campaign after this, so keep your eyes peeled for more previews of the fantastic Boricubos: The Lost Isles coming in May!

 

Last but not least, 5E Friday is also a day to grab a free new magic item from the Legendary Loot Patreon, and this week it is the magnificent elixir of wonder, an arcane ambrosia that unleashes power beyond imagining, but you never quite know what you’re going to get when you drain the last drop! You can grab over two dozen free magic items right now from our weekly archives, but if you’ve ever wanted to hold our legendary treasures in your hand, we also have a monthly magazine compiling all of the amazing content you get at Legendary Loot every single day – The Dragon’s Hoard! The first four issues are already out, each one packed full of magic items, spells, monsters, class options, and more, all beautifully illustrated and ready to play. Plus, you can get just the magic items with a terrific set of item cards, with the 80-card Legendary Loot Cards: Deck #1, already available and Deck #2 on the way next month! Get ready for The Dragon’s Hoard #5 coming next week on 5E Friday and grab a copy of The Dragon’s Hoard #4 today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, Amazon, and DrivethruRPG!

 

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A 5E FREE-day and a Dragon Adventure!

Legendary Games is excited to release our first adventure by veteran author Darrin Drader, Master of the Forgotten Temple! Darrin has worked with Legendary Games for years on many products and has deep roots in the hobby with such titles as the D&D 3.5 Book of Exalted Deeds, Forgotten Realms: Serpent Kingdoms, Forgotten Realms: Mysteries of the Moonsea, D20 Apocalypse, and a host of others. This awesome 5E adventure for 11th- to 13th-level characters takes the classic dragon hunt in a whole new direction. The duchy has begun to chafe under the yoke of the dragon Chardinarth’s tribute, but what the duke cannot dare himself, heroes may hold the key to liberation from the dragon’s terror! Check out this 26-page 5E adventure today for just $5.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG

Of course, 5E Friday is also a day to grab a free new magic item from the Legendary Loot Patreon, and this week it is the deadly wavebreaker crossbow, the ideal weapon for taking down aquatic enemies and sea monsters of every description! You can grab nearly two dozen free magic items right now from our weekly archives, but if you’ve ever wanted to hold our legendary treasures right in the palm of your hand, now you can! We’ve told you before about our first set of Legendary Loot Cards: Deck #1, an 80-card deck featuring dozens and dozens of magic items of every description and for every class. From common items like the bottled wisp and diplomat’s signet to legendary relics like the plate of the white wyrm, staff of draconic power, and cuirass of miracles, you’ll find terrific treasures for every character! We’ll be releasing a new deck quarterly, with PDF versions and two files provided, one with each item on its own page for easy device viewing and another templated for easy printing! Grab a deck right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG! But this collection is about to get even better, as we are hard at work on Legendary Loot Cards: Deck #2 with another awesome collection of marvelous magic items ready at your fingertips!

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5E FREE-Day, A New Dragon’s Hoard, and Last Chance for Sea Monsters!

5E Friday being FREE-Day takes on a whole new meaning as our Sea Monsters Kickstarter keeps on rolling, now over 9000% funded and climbing in just as we make the turn into the second half of our project! We are so excited to share what’s coming that we have just released a Sea Monsters Preview PDF, which you can download right now at DrivethruRPG or the Legendary Games webstore, featuring four of the fantastic denizens of the deep you’ll find inside this volume – the clockwork leviathan, storm hag, loran monk, and the devastating scylla! By all means, share the link with everyone and point them right back here so they can see what they’re missing out on! It all ends March 21st at 11:59 PM ET, so climb aboard today! 
It’s just about sea monsters, either, as anyone who missed our Mythos Monsters Quickstarter last month can jump on board at a special Kickstarter discount to add that to their order of Sea Monsters and grab over 40 eldritch abominations perfect to add a dose of cosmic horror to any game. You also can pick up the incredible 448-page Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E, featuring everything you ever wanted to know about aquatic adventuring including five complete adventures, spells, character options, fast-play ship-to-ship and fleet battle rules, a massive bestiary of nautical NPCs, and so much more!
Of course, 5E Friday is also a day to grab a free new magic item from the Legendary Loot Patreon, and this week is sure to be your druid’s favorite new protective gear, the shield of the encroaching forest! You can grab nearly two dozen free magic items right now from our weekly archives, but even if you’re not a member of our Patreon you can get our collected magic items, monsters, spells, class options, and more as a beautiful print or PDF compilation in our monthly magazine! The Dragon’s Hoard #4 features 24 pages of magic items like the pyroclastic rod and scarab scourge, monsters like the alchemical ooze swarm and graven guardian, character options like the jester and desert nomad, and spells like dying curse and hieroglyphic barrier! Grab a copy today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and Amazon
COMING SOON! 
Legendary Games is proud to announce our partnership with veteran author Darrin Drader, worked on such titles as the D&D 3.5 Book of Exalted Deeds, Forgotten Realms: Serpent Kingdoms, Forgotten Realms: Mysteries of the Moonsea, D20 Apocalypse, and a host of others. He started DDD (Darrin Drader Designs) as a creative outlet for his awesome adventures, campaign settings, and more. We thought we’d have it ready by today, but instead it’ll be next Friday we’ll be debuting our first DDD production through Legendary Games, Master of the Forgotten Temple! Check out what you’ll see inside! 

The Town of Woodwail Has a Dragon Problem

It’s not an obvious problem; dragons don’t swoop out of the sky and prey upon caravans and livestock. This problem is far more insidious. Decades ago, the dragon, Chardinarth took up residence in a forgotten temple outside the frontier town of Woodwail. Not content to simply sit and bide its time, it began extorting money from the local Duke. Now, its demands have increased.

Duke Arret Warda oversees the town of Woodwail for the Regent. A fair but grim man who carries this burden heavily, he knows he, and his father before him, have been party to activity many might consider treasonous; raiding the coffers to enrich a dragon’s hoard. The dragon has grown greedier. Warda knows he must do something to rid the area of this monster. He needs dragon slayers!

Master of the Forgotten Temple is an adventure for the 5th Edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game, and is intended for characters levels 11 to 13. 

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Apologies

Hi there, Jason Nelson here. It was correctly brought to my attention that the new product we announced yesterday, the Asian Spell Compendium was both inherently culturally insensitive and also had absolutely awful timing, considering the recent murders targeting Asian Americans in the USA. My heart goes out to the families not just of the victims but of entire communities that are being terrorized by individual criminals and by a culture of fear and terror against Asians in general and doubly so for immigrant Asians. Our releasing that product yesterday was horrifically tone-deaf, but timing was just one part of the problem.

Xenophobia and anti-Asian racism is nothing new. My former father-in-law and his entire family were rounded up and sent to the concentration camp at Tule Lake, California, surrounded by barbed wire and machine gun nests, for the simple crime of being Japanese-American, and even after their release could not return to their former home for years. Even in the 1970s, he had his phone wiretapped by the FBI for “potential anti-American activity.” Anti-Asian racism, violence, and discrimination are pervasive in the USA, from the federal government on down to individuals, from the 1800s right down to today.

And yet, yesterday in the context of just the latest incident, we released the Asian Spell Compendium for Pathfinder Second Edition. Why that day? No particular reason, really. That was when the product got finished and was ready, so we released it. When I was a kid and I did something wrong, I’d often say “But I didn’t think…” and then come up with some rationalization or justification, but my mom would usually jump in at that moment and say, “That’s right, you didn’t think.” And I didn’t. That’s one of the essences of white privilege; you usually don’t even stop to think because nothing in society forces you to. As a publisher, it’s easy to get into the rote cycle of “next product up, get the words, do the mechanics, get the art, get the layout, get it packaged, then release… and on to the next product.” In this case, I didn’t really think about the impact of the content or the horrific cultural context going on while I had my head down in the grind. As the owner and publisher, that’s all on me, and I’m sorry.

But it’s not only a matter of “not thinking.” It’s also about the traditions of “orientalism” or “exoticism” and in fantasy and fiction as well as RPGs. Something doesn’t have to be a 2-dimensionally racist “Yellow Peril” stereotype to be culturally appropriative or insensitive. There’s certainly debate as to whether white creatives should be involved in creating media and products influenced by cultures other than their own at all. The RPG industry has long been dominated by white voices and interpretations, and we need to do more to recruit and foreground contributors of color. Legendary Games has a deep bench of Asian artists among our contributors and they’ve made all of our products look more amazing, but authors? Not so much. We can do better, and we’ve been reaching out recently to add needed diversity to our authorial roster.

So where do we go from here? We have delisted this product and our entire Far East product line for all systems. These were products we mostly produced around 2013-2016; recent releases have just been updates for different game systems, like the Asian Spell Compendium was (originally released in 2016 for Pathfinder RPG). We should have known better then, but as a small company we just kind of made what we thought sounded cool at the time. “Sounded cool” is very far from good enough, and for that we apologize. We’ll reconsider what to do with this product line in the future, and we’re likewise going to be delaying our planned Asian Monsters Kickstarter project.  In the interest of transparency, we’ll be sharing some of the details of that project going forward, which features much more direct involvement from a variety of Asian contributors than our older Far East product line did.

When you know better, do better, and we’ll do better.

PS – I notice there was a second, related issue wherein we put out a social media call for cultural reviewers for upcoming products. This is a paying assignment, but looking back at the original announcements that was not explicitly stated. POC have long been asked for free emotional labor to help whites feel better and this was never intended as that, but all critiques to that effect were 100% fair and warranted.

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5E FREE Day with Sea Monsters and New Adventures Coming Soon!

5E Friday being FREE-Day takes on a whole new meaning as our Sea Monsters Kickstarter keeps on rolling, now over 6000% funded and climbing in just as we make the turn into the second half of our project! We are so excited to share what’s coming that we have just released a Sea Monsters Preview PDF, which you can download right now at DrivethruRPG or the Legendary Games webstore, featuring four of the fantastic denizens of the deep you’ll find inside this volume – the clockwork leviathan, storm hag, loran monk, and the devastating scylla! By all means, share the link with everyone and point them right back here so they can see what they’re missing out on! It all ends March 21st, so climb aboard today! 
It’s just about sea monsters, either, as anyone who missed our Mythos Monsters Quickstarter last month can jump on board at a special Kickstarter discount to add that to their order of Sea Monsters and grab over 40 eldritch abominations perfect to add a dose of cosmic horror to any game. You also can pick up the incredible 448-page Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E, featuring everything you ever wanted to know about aquatic adventuring including five complete adventures, spells, character options, fast-play ship-to-ship and fleet battle rules, a massive bestiary of nautical NPCs, and so much more! We’re also gearing up for our next Quickstarter, Asian Monsters, set to kick off March 31st!
Of course, 5E Friday is also a day to grab a free new magic item from the Legendary Loot Patreon, and this week it is the delightfully handy cavalry baton, the perfect thing for mastering mounts and staying in the saddle! You can grab nearly two dozen free magic items right now from our weekly archives, but if you’ve ever wanted to hold our legendary treasures right in the palm of your hand, now you can! If you haven’t already picked up last week’s new release, we hope you check out our first set of Legendary Loot Cards: Deck #1, an 80-card deck featuring dozens and dozens of magic items of every description and for every class. From common items like the bottled wisp and diplomat’s signet to legendary relics like the plate of the white wyrm, staff of draconic power, and cuirass of miracles, you’ll find terrific treasures for every character! We’ll be releasing a new deck quarterly, with PDF versions and two files provided, one with each item on its own page for easy device viewing and another templated for easy printing! Grab a deck right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG
COMING SOON! 
Legendary Games is proud to announce our partnership with veteran author Darrin Drader, worked on such titles as the D&D 3.5 Book of Exalted Deeds, Forgotten Realms: Serpent Kingdoms, Forgotten Realms: Mysteries of the Moonsea, D20 Apocalypse, and a host of others. He started DDD (Darrin Drader Designs) as a creative outlet for his awesome adventures, campaign settings, and more, and next Friday we’ll be debuting our first DDD production through Legendary Games, Master of the Forgotten Temple! Check out what you’ll see inside! 

The Town of Woodwail Has a Dragon Problem

It’s not an obvious problem; dragons don’t swoop out of the sky and prey upon caravans and livestock. This problem is far more insidious. Decades ago, the dragon, Chardinarth took up residence in a forgotten temple outside the frontier town of Woodwail. Not content to simply sit and bide its time, it began extorting money from the local Duke. Now, its demands have increased.

Duke Arret Warda oversees the town of Woodwail for the Regent. A fair but grim man who carries this burden heavily, he knows he, and his father before him, have been party to activity many might consider treasonous; raiding the coffers to enrich a dragon’s hoard. The dragon has grown greedier. Warda knows he must do something to rid the area of this monster. He needs dragon slayers!

Master of the Forgotten Temple is an adventure for the 5th Edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game, and is intended for characters levels 11 to 13. 

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Double Stellar Options for Starfinder Sunday!

We have been remiss in launching our latest Stellar Options, so we have not one but two to unveil for you! First off, we have the elemental mastery of Stellar Options #12: Rift Breaker, an awesome archetype that masters the mysterious movements and eldritch geometries of the celestial firmament with the nearly 40 elemental exploits and synergies with air, earth, fire, water, wood, and aether, from guidance of the stars and rapid recurrence to elemental surge and rift break! Grab a copy today for just $1.99 at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

We continue exploring all things natural with a life science focus with Stellar  Options #13: Xenobiology, featuring more biological focus with the bioengineer and exostentialist archetypes, class abilities like reckless experimentation and perfect companion evolution, and a pair of aberrant companions perfect to take on your adventures into the weirdest reaches of space! Grab this one today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

Don’t forget to pick up the earlier installments of Stellar Options or any of the rest of our terrific line of Starfinder supplements!

Stellar Options #1: Inferno Soldier

Stellar Options #2: Soldier Archetypes

Stellar Options #3: Outer Rim Themes

Stellar Options #4: Inner Core Themes

Stellar Options #5: Operative Abilities

Stellar Options #6: Fey Mystic Connections

Stellar Options #7: Mental Mysteries

Stellar Options #8: Advanced Gunnery

Stellar Options #9: Grav Warriors

Stellar Options #10: Biohacker Abilities

Stellar Options #11: Aether Connections

Next week, get ready for Stellar Options #14: Planetary Psychology, with new issues coming out almost every weekend!

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