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Take Command on 5E Friday! Plus SWADE Saturday comes early!

It’s 5E Friday at last, and we are excited and delighted to release Ultimate Commander (5E)a completely new 20-level character class built around commanding a squad of soldiers like living weapons, executing complex battlefield tactics and carrying you to triumph as a warlord everywhere you tread, from the dungeon to the battlefield! This book includes not just the core general class but also their evil opposite, the zombie-master hordelord, plus specialized archetypes from the criminal kingpin to the radical revolutionary and righteous redeemer, alongside feats of command and leadership and so much more! This killer class is perfectly suited for traditional DnD 5E games as well as those incorporating the kingdom-building and mass combat rules from Legendary Games in books like Kingdoms and Ultimate Rulership. You can grab this amazing 26-page supplement today in print and print/PDF bundles at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

Even better, Ultimate Commander (5E) is in the queue now for release on Fantasy Grounds! If you love Legendary Games’ stuff, and in particular our kingdom-building and mass combat rules, you have got a ton of amazing stuff headed your way on Fantasy Grounds… and some of it is already here! Kingdoms (5E) has been available there for some time, but at long last you now also can pick up our first two incredible expansions, Ultimate Rulership (5E) and Ultimate Battle (5E), with Ultimate War (5E) already in the approvals cycle on the Fantasy Grounds store and Ultimate Strongholds (5E) finishing up soon! Of course, we also have tons of adventures, monster books, magic item compendiums, class books, and so much more. We’re slowly building our collection on Roll20 and D20Pro, but Fantasy Grounds has been our most productive VTT partnership, and we are delighted to see a lot more stuff coming up there soon!

As for SWADE Saturday, I’m heading out shortly on a vacation road trip with the lovely and talented Mrs. Legendary, so I’m just gonna launch the latest offerings for the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition right here! We’ve just launched our second spectacular pirate adventure for SWADE with Raid on the Emperor’s Hand, in which a laden imperial treasure ship just falls right into your Veteran piratical hands… but do you dare actually board it and rob it in broad daylight? Can you plunder and pillage and still make good your escape before the entire fleet descends up on you? Fortune favors the bold in Raid on the Emperor’s Hand (SWADE), and you can pick it up right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG!

You already can pick up Spices and Flesh (SWADE) for Seasoned heroes (I honestly did not notice that pun until just now), and we have more pirate adventures coming down the pipe! Plus, we have two amazing Egyptian-themed accessories for SWADE coming your way soon. Ancient Tombs is in layout now, with an awesome assortment of tomb treasures and dressing details, alongside new curses, Edges, traps, terrifying sentient idols, and so much more! Plus, coming not too long after we’ll be delving even deeper into the magic of ancient empires with Curses! I’m not even going to tell you what it’s about, but it’s gonna be Legendary! 🙂

 

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5E Friday, Sci-Fi Friday, and Final Friday for Ultimate Kingdoms!

This has been a momentous week for Legendary Games, with multiple Kickstarter-related products and projects flying off to backers and to you, but we never want to lose sight of our fans and our ongoing production schedule! Thus we are happy to debut at last the latest addition to our terrific and terrifying line of horror products for 5E – Tomes of Dark Secrets! This killer collection of grim grimoires brings you three dozen sinister spells, feats, class options, monster templates, and more for your 5E game, spread across five dire and deadly mystic manuals filled with secrets to drive you mad. Perfect as the objects of villainous desire or truly tempting yet terrible treasure PCs might find in a lich’s lair or a sorcerer’s sanctum, each book has a rich and tragic history and offers PCs powers undreamed of, yet power that comes with a perilous price. You can grab Tomes of Dark Secrets today at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand soon at Amazon! 

While you’re at it, don’t miss out on the companion volume, Treasures and Tomes of Horroralso available at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand Amazon!

This week also saw the wide release of the amazing 210-page Aethera Field Guide I (Starfinder)! This expansive encyclopedia of all things Aethera brings you detailed ecologies, flora, and fauna of the many worlds of the Aethera system, including over 50 brand-new monsters and a ton of rare and unusual new character options, magic, tech, and more, including all the kinds of terrible things you might do with the carcass of a sandstorm skate, novamite, or miasmic leviathan! Plus the immortal paragons of Orbis Aurea are revealed in all their glory! If you loved the best-selling Aethera Campaign Setting, which spent over a month as the #1 overall product on DrivethruRPG when it released, you are going to love this even more, but any Starfinder fan or GM will find tons of unique details to cull for their own campaign. Space is vast, and any of these planets would be a pleasure to explore in depth and detail! You can grab the Aethera Field Guide I (Starfinder) in PDF, hardback, or bundles at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoor DrivethruRPG

You can also get the Aethera Field Guide I for Pathfinder right here, and the DnD 5E version is in layout now, coming next month!

Finally, this is the very last weekend of the awesome Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter for DnD 5E and Pathfinder, and it’s on track to become our most-backed Kickstarter ever! We’re well over 4x funded with new stretch goals being added almost every day, including new content, artwork, and an astonishing array of TTRPG talent, including Allen Hammack, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Elisa Teague, Ed Greenwood, Jaym Gates, Robert J. Schwalb, Sean K. Reynolds, Chris A. Jackson, Ari Marmell, Owen K.C. Stephens, Nicolas Logue, Brian Berg, and Ryan Costello and Jefferson Thacker of the Know Direction network, with many more to come in the final days! Check out the latest update right here and come out and CLAIM YOUR CROWN!!! It all ends July 3rd at 11:59 pm, so don’t miss it!

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An amazing Monday with Kickstarters TIMES THREE!

If you’re following Legendary Games, you already know we are right in the middle of the Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter for DnD 5E and Pathfinder, and it’s on track to become our most-backed Kickstarter ever! We’re at nearly 400% of our funding goal with 9 days left to go, and with a metric ton of spectacular stretch goals already added and so many more to come! Our list of guest authors now includes an astonishing array of TTRPG talent, including Allen Hammack, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Elisa Teague, Ed Greenwood, Jaym Gates, Robert J. Schwalb, Sean K. Reynolds, Chris A. Jackson, Ari Marmell, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Brian Berg, and we’ve got plenty of time to add even more killer contributions from legends across the generations of gaming! Check out the latest update right here and come out and CLAIM YOUR CROWN!!! It all ends July 3rd at 11:59 pm, so don’t miss it!

But wait, there’s more! The latest book in our incredible Alien Bestiary series is now available to everyone – the amazing 210-page Aethera Field Guide I (Starfinder)! This expansive encyclopedia of all things Aethera brings you detailed ecologies, flora, and fauna of the many worlds of the Aethera system, including over 50 brand-new monsters and a ton of rare and unusual new character options, magic, tech, and more, including all the kinds of terrible things you might do with the carcass of a sandstorm skate, novamite, or miasmic leviathan! Plus the immortal paragons of Orbis Aurea are revealed in all their glory! If you loved the best-selling Aethera Campaign Setting, which spent over a month as the #1 overall product on DrivethruRPG when it released, you are going to love this even more, but any Starfinder fan or GM will find tons of unique details to cull for their own campaign. Space is vast, and any of these planets would be a pleasure to explore in depth and detail! You can grab the Aethera Field Guide I (Starfinder) in PDF, hardback, or bundles at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoor DrivethruRPG

You can also get the Aethera Field Guide I for Pathfinder right hereand the DnD 5E version is in layout now, coming next month!

And last but DEFINITELY not least is the biggest single adventure we’ve ever produced, the incredible Legendary Planet: To Kill a Star, the killer climbax to an incredible spacefaring saga clocking in at a whopping 170-pages, has just gone out to Kickstarter backers today! This saga was far too long in the making, but it has now reached its ending! Backers are enjoying over 114,000 words of sheer insanity that is sure to end their Legendary Planet campaign with a bang! We already are hard at work on the compilation of the complete Adventure Path and Campaign Setting, and the 5E version of To Kill a Star is well along in layout as well, awaiting the final chapter to come back from the dev team before it too heads out to backers. The Starfinder version is catching up, with work begun on both The Depths of Desperation and Mind Tyrants of the Merciless Moons, with those hopefully heading your way later this summer!

Fret not, those who missed the Kickstarter lo these years ago… this adventure will be coming your way soon! We’ll post up the product description soon for everyone to enjoy! AD ASTRA PER ASPERA!!!

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Add some Legendary Alchemy to your Kingdom!

Add an ampule of awesome and a liter of legendary and you’ll come up with the latest spectacular supplement in our Legendary Heroes line for Pathfinder with Legendary Alchemists by N. Jolly and his talented team! You’ll find delightful new options for the classic alchemist class as well as full 20-level redesign, complete with archetypes, alchemical disciplines, over 80 discoveries, new magic items, feats, and so much more! You can get this sensational 64-page class supplement right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand soon at Amazon! 

Of course, the Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter for DnD 5E and Pathfinder is still rolling along, now approaching the halfway mark with tons of great stretch goals unlocked for additional content, new artwork, and fantastic guest authors like Allen Hammack, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Elisa Teague, Chris A. Jackson, and Robert J. Schwalb, and next on tap are RPG legends Sean K. Reynolds and Ed Greenwood! This awesome expansion for DnD 5E and Pathfinder is available on Kickstarter through July 3rd, so by all means check out the latest update and CLAIM YOUR CROWN!

We’re waiting on final layout for Tomes of Dark Secrets (5E) and Ultimate Commander (5E), but look forward to having one of those available this week for 5E Friday, and hopefully the next one a week later! If you haven’t already, we also encourage you to check out our recent releases like a pair of killer class books in Legendary Mediums and the Ultimate Kineticist Compendium for Pathfinder, Legendary Worlds: Calcarata for Starfinder, and Ultimate Strongholds 5E!

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ULTIMATE KINGDOMS rules with FREE treasure and more!

We are now one week into Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter for DnD 5E and Pathfinder, with over 300 backers and double our original funding goal and still climbing! We’ve added new cover art, special guest contributions from industry legends Allen Hammack and Stephen Radney-MacFarland (with Adventurer’s League ace Elisa Teague and the immortal Ed Greenwood coming up next), new troop rules, and closing in on an expanded bestiary of troops, army name generator, trench warfare, and more! Check out our latest updates and get out there and seize your crown today! 

Even if the project weren’t exciting enough on its own, we’ve also unlocked FREE TREASURE for every 5E and PFRPG backer for their chosen system! Get dozens of delightful magic items themed for forests, wilderness, kingdom-building, and mass combat in the Treasury of the Kingdom by Linda Zayas-Palmer! Backers at the Marquis and Royal Court levels get BOTH the Treasury of the Kingdom (5E) and the Treasury of the Kingdom (Pathfinder)This bonus PDF will be sent out as soon as the project ends and pledges are confirmed!

Now if you know someone who might be curious about Ultimate Kingdoms but just isn’t sure, have them check out our TWO$DAY Product of the Week at the Legendary Games webstore, the award-winning Ultimate War, available at 80% off – just $2! These 44 pages are packed with magic siege weapons, modular unit construction, command boons, integrated aerial and naval battles rules, siege warfare, and more, and they can get it for 5th Edition or for Pathfinder at a huge discount at the Legendary Games webstore or at DrivethruRPG, now through next Tuesday!

Of course, it’s not all about Ultimate Kingdoms! Last week saw the release of Legendary Mediums, bringing our unique take to the spirit-channeling occult class and all it can do, and it’s joined the Ultimate Kineticist Compendium atop the best-seller lists for Pathfinder! The classes just keep coming, with Legendary Alchemists off to layout this week and slated for release next week! The Aethera Field Guide (Starfinder) has gone out to Kickstarter backers and is coming your way soon in general release, and this Sci-Fi Friday we are slated to release Legendary Worlds: Calcarata (Starfinder) as well!

For 5th Edition fans, Tomes of Dark Secrets (5E) brings you a killer collection of creepy codices of magical knowledge and secrets mortals were not meant to know! Plus the standalone Ultimate Commander (5E) is just about finished in layout. This class is included in Ultimate Kingdoms, but we’re also making it available for those who want to pick up their new classes and supplements individually!

We’ve even got adventures brewing for SWADE, the latest version of the spectacular Savage Worlds system, with more information to come soon!

 

 

 

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Legendary Mediums and Ultimate Kingdoms!

The big Legendary news of the week is the launch of the spectacular Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter for DnD 5E and Pathfinder RPGWe shot past our funding goal in the first day and have already knocked down the first stretch goal (adding the Heralds’ Guild from the legendary Allen Hammack, scribe of over 100 products from AD&D to Adventurer’s League) are closing in on the second – the troop template, conversion guide, and sample troops to make any monster into a mob of mayhem! This awesome expansion for building or conquering a kingdom of your own through guile, power, or prestige offers 400 pages of killer content, with tons of great stuff to come, including celebrity contributors like Ed Greenwood, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Jaym Gates, and more! Climb aboard now as a D&D Duke, a Pathfinder Prince, or become a full-fledged King or Queen! 

But that’s by no means the ONLY news of the week! Our incredible 280-page Ultimate Kineticist Compendium rocketed up the charts to #3 among all products on DrivethruRPG, and we are pleased to present the next amazing accessory in our Legendary Classes line wielding the occult psychic powers of the spirit in Legendary Mediums! This 48-page class expansion brings you an entirely redesigned legendary medium class, plus expanded material for the official medium class from Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Occult Adventures! You’ll also find over 20 archetypes, over 50 spirit boons, plus new feats, favored class bonuses, a sample legendary medium NPC to show off the new rules, and more! You can pick up this delightful new class supplement at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPG, and soon at Amazon!

The class expansions just keep on coming too, with Legendary Alchemists hitting layout now and Legendary Rangers just about finished in playtesting! Plus, we’ve got a new Legendary Worlds expansion for Starfinder, two terrific new tomes for 5E in Ultimate Commander for a brand-new character class and the the sinister sorcery of Tomes of Dark Secrets! 

There’s a ton of terrific coming your way from Legendary Games, so remember to check out the Ultimate Kingdoms Kickstarter and have an ULTIMATE weekend!

 

 

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KINGMAKER is about to end, and ULTIMATE KINGDOMS is about to begin!

It’s the final day of the Kingmaker 10th Anniversary adventure compendium project at GameOnTabletop, now over 2000 backers, to produce this epic adventure saga for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, with companion volumes for 5th Edition and Pathfinder 1st Edition. If you’re not already on board with nearly a thousand pages of incredible adventure, amazing companions, all-new content, expanded kingdom-building and mass combat rules, and so much more, get over there NOW and get your pledge in before midnightYou can pick up the PDFs for our incredible Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium at $5 off through the project, and then grab the hardback directly from us afterwards at HALF PRICE!

Of course, that’s not where the king-making ends! Far from it! In fact, we are putting the final touches on our very own crowdfunding campaign, set to launch tomorrow: ULTIMATE KINGDOMS FOR 5E AND PATHFINDER! 

This hardback book contains the rules you need to build a kingdom and a legacy for your character! Legendary Games has compiled over 400 pages of our best-selling Ultimate line to bring you an awesome array of options for your characters outside of dungeon delving, including:
  • Kingdoms  – core rules for creating cities, nations, and armies
  • Ultimate Rulership  – expanded cities, improvements, edicts, events, governments
  • Ultimate Battle – expanded tactics, command boons, terrain, environment, 
  • Ultimate War  – expanded commanders, sieges, air and sea battles, combined arms
  • Ultimate Factions – power and politics, secret missions, alliances, influence, treason
  • Ultimate Relationships build robust relationships with key NPCs
  • Ultimate Strongholds – classic castles and fantastic fortresses
  • Ultimate Ships ship-to-ship combat, fast-play fleet combat, ship modifications
  • Ultimate Commander – a brand-new character class leading their squad on adventures!
  • plus stretch goals featuring brand-new content, including the long-awaited Ultimate Armies rules for mercenary bands, logistics, a bestiary of troops, and more! 

PLUS, we’ve got amazing stretch goals, an army of awesome guest authors spanning the history of D&D, Pathfinder, and more to bring you exciting new additions. This project launches tomorrow and runs through July 3rd, so grab your crown and get ready to take the throne!

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ULTIMATE KINGDOMS is Coming for 5E and Pathfinder!

Since the Kingmaker Adventure Path 10th Anniversary book project launched and it was announced Legendary Games was partnering with Paizo to translate that entire AP to Pathfinder 2nd Edition, with bonus books added for 5E and Pathfinder, people have asked the question: What about the kingdom-building and mass combat rules? They will definitely be in the final AP book for Kingmaker for PF2, but what about for 5E and PF1? Funny you should ask…
WELCOME TO ULTIMATE KINGDOMS – LAUNCHING JUNE 5th! 
Heroes in RPGs find fame and fortune in their adventures, but why just be rich as a king when you can actually BE A KING? Carving out a domain of your own has been a part of games like D&D since the beginning, and Ultimate Kingdoms is an ideal supplement to expand your campaign beyond epic journeys and dungeon delving. Your character should really be somebody in the campaign world, making their mark and building a legacy that will last, and that’s where Ultimate Kingdoms comes in! 
This hardback book contains the rules you need to build a nation from the ground up; preparing your military for victory on land, sea, and air; creating strongholds; managing relationships; dealing with political intrigue, and so much more, around 400 pages worth, available for both 5E and Pathfinder 1st Edition. You’ll find rules drawn from our best-selling Ultimate line to bring you an awesome array of options for extracurricular activities, including:
  • Kingdoms (5E)– core rules for creating cities, nations, and armies*
  • Ultimate Rulership– expanded cities, improvements, edicts, events, governments
  • Ultimate Battle– expanded tactics, command boons, terrain, environment, 
  • Ultimate War– expanded commanders, sieges, air and sea battles, combined arms
  • Ultimate Factions – power and politics, secret missions, alliances, influence, treason
  • Ultimate Relationships build robust relationships with key NPCs
  • Ultimate Strongholds– classic castles and fantastic fortresses
  • Ultimate Shipsship-to-ship combat, fast-play fleet combat, ship modifications
  • Ultimate Commander – a brand-new character class leading their squad on adventures!
  •  and as part of the stretch goals, the never-before-published Ultimate Armies, featuring mercenary bands, logistics, a bestiary of troops, and more! 
As the campaign continues, the book will get bigger and better with stretch goals aplenty and special guests you’ll be excited to see, each of them making this book more amazing! Plus, you’ll be able to write yourself into the book with special sponsorship opportunities! Best of all, the book is already written! We’ve learned from past projects to get all our ducks in a row well in advance! We are ordering new artwork and have even more we can add as funding continues, but this book will be ready for layout by the end of July and ready to get back to you by the end of 2019! 
If you’re coming to PaizoCon this weekend and want to learn more about this incredible new project, come see us at our What’s New with Legendary Games? panel Sunday at 11 AM in Cascade 8! And remember…
MAKE YOUR KINGDOM LEGENDARY! 
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5E Friday is your Stronghold! And May the 4th Be With You Early!

Today we celebrate 5E Friday with the latest installment in our Ultimate line adding to your campaigns outside the dungeon. But unlike last month’s very personal Ultimate Relationships (5E), this time around we are all about protecting your favorite castle from the rampaging hordes with Ultimate Strongholds (5E)! This killer compendium of construction covers classic castles as well as fantastic fortresses, with a wealth of building materials from the mundane to the magical, along with a full treatment of siege warfare. Better still, you get a ton of brand-new spells and character options focused on fortifications and defending your home base, along with an array of incredible structures including castles of crystal, flame, ooze, webs, thorn-hedges, bones, quivering flesh, raw soul energy, and more! You can get this amazing 42-page expansion for 5E right here at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, DrivethruRPGand soon at Amazon! 

But that’s not all! It’s also SCI-FI FRIDAY, and a day early for the usual MAY THE FOURTH (be with you) festivities because I’ve got a busy weekend coming up so hey, why not launch a day early, especially when I’ve got something as cool as this for all of our Starfinder fans! Our last release, Star Relationships, got us in such a loving, generous mood that we just had to create a very special STARFINDER SUPER BUNDLE just for you, with over 500 pages of spectacular sci-fi supplements at over 80% off – just $20! Get character options, magic items, technological gear, spells, feats, playable races, ready-to-use exotic planets, spectacular stargate rules, and an assortment of adventures ranging from wasteland horror to the opening chapters of an epic saga! Check out the STARFINDER SUPER BUNDLE right now at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizo, and DrivethruRPG!

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Start a Relationship on 5E Friday!

 

Today we are excited and delighted to present the latest installment in our killer collection of 5th Edition supplements for expanding your campaign beyond the dungeon! Get ready to embrace romance and rivalry, building from acquaintanceship to alliance, with a clear and concise yet rich and robust system for crafting unique relationship opportunities for your heroes to grow into with the important NPCs in your campaign! You get not only the rules framework for building camaraderie and reaping the rewards of making your relationship grow, but you also get six ready-to-use archetypal NPC roles that you can easily drop into your campaign, tailor for your game, or use as models to build relationships of your own! Grab this 32-page 5E supplement today and really make those opportunities matter as your characters enjoy finding their place in the world! Ultimate Relationships is available now in PDF and print from the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

But that’s not all, because coming soon we have an incredible addition to the Ultimate line for 5E with Ultimate Strongholds, a remarkable resource for all things fortified in your campaign. It’s nearly finished in layout and hopefully will be ready for release on the next 5E Friday, or at the latest the following week. What can you expect to find within its pages? Check it out!

Ultimate Strongholds brings you an awesome array of fantastic fortifications for your 5th Edition Campaign! This exhaustive encyclopedia integrates all levels of 5E play, from classic party-level adventuring to an easy system for creating buildings of your own, on up to the expansive kingdom-building and management rules in Kingdoms from Legendary Games! Explore tons of new options for buildings, rooms, augmentations, and fortified buildings, as well as unusual building locations. Dive into siege warfare with an array of siege weapons, ammunition, and special structures and building materials. Ultimate Strongholds goes far beyond the basic building blocks, of course, with a wealth of information for buildings integrated with kingdom and settlement attributes and a host of exotic strongholds and structures, from cloud castles to water walls, flesh piles to crystal palaces, hedge forts to ghostly redoubts, with rules for damaging such bizarre and magical constructions and the hazards they bring! Plus, you get over two dozen new spells ideal for defending your stronghold or breaching the holds of your enemies like battering bolt, deathless defenders, and spiritual pike wall, along with spells to enhance the fortress itself like elemental architecture and haunted ruin! Last but not least, you also get the brand-new castellan arcane tradition that guides and guards a fortress like no one else can!

Last but not least, if you like to blend a little star-spanning sci-fi into your 5E cup, don’t miss Legendary Worlds: Polaris 7 (5E)! At the farthest edge of explored space, this frozen world is the source for a rare life-giving mineral seething with raw power, with corrupt corporate overlords, savage intrigues between rival factions, and deadly xenomorphic monsters awakened from their deep tunnels to destroy the invaders from above! You’ll find new feats, magic items, pharmaceuticals, and a brand-new monster too! If your heroes happen to slip through the wrong magical gateway or portal to the great beyond, you’ve got a perfect planet of peril to unleash upon them before they can make their escape back home! Grab this 20-page 5E supplement at the Legendary Games webstore, Open Gaming Store, Paizoand DrivethruRPG

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