Epic Legacy Campaign Codex: 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level
The Ultimate Guide to 5th-Edition Adventuring
Epic Legacy Campaign Codex: 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level
The Ultimate Guide to 5th-Edition Adventuring
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, August 26 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.
Epic Legacy is 2CGaming's Epic level expansion to 5th Edition. Following the tradition of older editions, we envisioned tiers of play above 20th level and brought them to life in the form of the successfully crowdfunded Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. After thousands of hours of development, play testing, and an awesome community at our backs, we delivered the ultimate Epic-level 5E experience which has received critical acclaim throughout the RPG sphere. This system empowers both Players and DMs to take their 5th Edition game to the literal next level, and hundreds of adventurers and DMs wove Epic tales of wonder and glory.
With Epic Legacy you can advance PCs to 30th level through the awesome power of Epic Prestige classes that compliment every base class, cast world shattering spells, face down gods and monsters of incalculable strength, and many many more epic experiences that can't be found anywhere else in 5th Edition. That is why we knew we had to come back and push this awesome system even farther by creating the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex. This project seeks to both build upon the rules presented in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook while providing 5th Edition gamers of all stripes a platform to launch their most epic campaign yet. Whether you are new to Epic Legacy or a grizzled veteran back for more, we welcome you to explore and share all this incredible system has to offer.
New To Epic Legacy?
Welcome to the ultimate epic level 5th Edition experience! Don't worry, its not as intimidating as it sounds and the community is awesome. To help introduce you to this awesome system and all it has to offer your game, this campaign also offers the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook at its pre-order discount so you can easily jump into your first epic game! As the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook has already funded and fulfilled, we'll ship you phjysical copies shortly after the successful campaign, and make Epic Legacy PDFs available for download immediately upon this project's completion. There is tons to explore and enjoy while you wait, and many members of our community can help you on your journey into Epic levels. You can meet and chat with them in our community discord here. We've also got lots of Epic Legacy game materials to share with you, such as the formidable Epic Sorcerer (The Archon), just one of many awesome character options Epic Legacy provides.
Epic Legacy Veteran?
Welcome back epic gamer! It is good to see you again. Ever since we completed the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook we have itching to develop more content and are finally ready to commit to the next big step for the Epic Legacy system. The Epic Legacy Campaign Codex is help you craft and play in the perfect epic level campaign. With your help Epic Legacy will become bigger and better than ever, and that is saying something!
At 2CGaming we are always trying to innovate on our presentation, so when we decided to expand upon the Epic Legacy system we knew we couldn't just an expansion. We needed something new, a worthy vehicle to deliver that not only empowered the reader with new Epic Legacy content, but upgraded its presentation and format. That vehicle is Nexus, The City of Legends; a campaign springboard that seamlessly integrates new content into its streets and people.
We have built Nexus from the ground up using the Epic Legacy system. It is epic in both scope and power, the perfect stomping ground for Epic Players and idea factory for Epic DMs. There is so much to do and explore within Nexus, it fills the entirety of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex. But enough talk. Lets introduce you to Nexus, the greatest fantasy city in the known realms! (Note that the introduction lists items on the Stretch Goal list, which will be expanded into full sections should we hit these goals).
While much of Nexus is still under construction, we have a preliminary map developed to pique your curiosity and inspire your creativity. This high resolution map is beautifully detailed and we encourage you to make use of it in your game.
The Epic Legacy Campaign Codex and Epic Legacy Core Rulebook are brother and sister. Each complements the other while still being disparate products with significant standalone content and value to a fan of 5th Edition. You do not need to own the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook to make use of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex. However, they are strongest together and we have significantly reduced pricing on both books to increase accessibility to both newcomers and veterans alike.
Both books are professionally produced full color hardcover books, with a style and quality consistent with the highest quality 5th Edition products on the market. 2CGaming has a reputation for creating high quality books when it comes to content, art, and layout, and this project is likely to be the pinnacle of our production thus far.
Exclusively for Kickstarters we are able to to print special Deluxe versions of our books. These versions are printed with semi-gloss covers, and weighty 70lb photo paper (compared to the 55 lb standard for base versions of the books), and are only available for purchase through Kickstarter or Pre-Orders. These copies are truly magnificent, with the appearance and feel a significant step up.
Epic Legacy Adventures
2CGaming has published three mini Epic Legacy adventures through DMs guild! These modules take one or two sessions to complete and are a great way to introduce your group to Epic Legacy. You download these modules for free and start your Epic Legacy experience today!
- The Frostpine Horror - An Epic Legacy Adventure for 22nd-Level Characters
- Trouble in Paradise - An Epic Legacy Adventure for 24th-Level Characters
- Voyage on Astral Seas - An Epic Legacy Adventure for 26th-Level Characters
Please note that these adventures were some of the first Epic Legacy content written, and, despite updates to match the current form of Epic Legacy, represents the feel of Epic Legacy, rather than its specifics. Let us know if there are any questions: https://discord.gg/2k35fY9
Everyone loves new Player options for building characters. When it comes to Epic Legacy, character design choices are on a whole other level. The Epic Legacy Campaign Codex provides new ways to enhance your Epic characters, build new ones from scratch, and support classes and character elements that have been added to 5th Edition since the publication of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook.
Epic Artificer: The Archanic
With the artificer arriving soon to 5th Edition, we have been hard at work to provide Epic level support for this beloved class. Check out our current Beta build based on the most recent Unearthed Arcana featuring the artificer. The Epic Artificer: The Archanic!
Epic Races and Race Options
Ever since we made the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook our fans have been asking "Do you have plans to make Epic races/race options?". Well we heard you and guess what? Epic races and Epic racial feats are making their way to the world of Epic Legacy. Will you adventure as a homely Hearthkeeper Halfing or explore the multiverse as a Stellari Elder Elf? These options add more than just improved stats, with thematic and powerful tools that allow for unique game play opportunities around the table. A preview of these options is available now and ready to run in your Epic Legacy game!
New 5E Classes: The Elementalist and the Avatar
With Nexus comes a 2CGaming first: A base class for 5E! We have put together an Intelligence-based caster called the Elementalist, which wields primal power with deadly skill. We've always wanted to make a new class that fills a unique niche in 5E and you can download an early version of the class today and try it out. You may be wondering "Why did you make a non-Epic class for an Epic Legacy book?". Because with the elementalist comes a new Epic prestige class - the Avatar - along with our system for building Epic prestige classes from any given base class. If you want to roll an Epic gunslinger, Epic psion, or other Epic versions awesome classes found in other 5E products the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex will allow you to build balanced versions that feel right at home in the Epic Legacy system.
An Epic campaign requires a well-equipped DM and the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex aims to give you more tools than you will know what to do with. The city of Nexus is your playground and with it you can easily bring Epic Legacy to your game table. This book is filled with content that will inspire, empower, and support you as you quest to become the ultimate Epic Dungeon Master. The people, powers, and plots of Nexus are at your disposal, ready to be ported into 5th Edition games of all levels. Expect to see tools to build Epic environments and locations, a magic item crafting system to enhance your game's loot, enhanced role play rules for more dynamic scenes with Epic characters, and many many more. Detailed below are a few of the options we have committed to already and even a few we are ready to share with you. As this project takes shape assets for the aspiring Epic DM will suffuse Nexus's every street corner, ready for you to employ them in exciting and creative ways.
A huge component of Epic Legacy is Epic magic. Casting powerful spells and wielding god-like amounts of mystical energy is one of the most compelling experiences in all of Epic Legacy and the Campaign Codex will be expanding the already formidable array of spell casting options available in 5E. Within its pages you can employ the Spellforge to construct your own Epic spells, introduce secret schools of magic to your campaign, and provide your Players with opportunities to research and unearth arcane mysteries that will shake the foundations of your world.
The Adventurer's Arsenal
Epic characters need awesome gear, and one of 5th Edition's greatest weaknesses is its lack of quality equipment for the veteran adventurer. With the help of the Adventurer's Arsenalfound within Nexus' Stormforge, you can effortlessly build balanced, effective equipment to excite your Players and empower their characters. This is but one of many tools that will be at your disposal so that prepping high level 5E session is an easy and efficient process.
Digital Epic Legacy Book ($16)
Your choice of either the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex OR Epic Legacy Core Rulebook in fully searchable PDF form! A perfect choice for those curios about dipping their proverbial toes into the mighty waters of Epic Legacy (normally a $20 value).
Dual Digital Epic Legacy Books ($28)
What is better than one Epic Legacy book? TWO EPIC LEGACY BOOKS! Get digital PDFs of both the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex AND Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. A $40 value specially discounted to welcome fans to the exciting world of Epic Legacy.
Print Epic Legacy ($38)
There is nothing like wielding a crisp, professionally produced RPG book at the game table. 2CGaming has a track record of producing high quality hardcovers and this book will surpass that reputation. You choose between the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook or the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex. A normally $45 value at retail that comes with the associated PDF!
Dual Print Epic Legacy ($73)
Two mighty books, one for each hand! For those who must have both the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex and Core Rulebook at their game table, this is the tier to back at. You will also receive both PDFs along with your books as soon as they become available.
Deluxe Print Epic Legacy ($75)
A deluxe print of either the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook or Epic Legacy Campaign Codex. Deluxe prints are KS and special-event exclusive (due to their high printing costs) and are printed using high quality glossy paper for the premium Epic Legacy experience. Of course don't forget about your free associated PDF to complete the ensemble.
Dual Deluxe Print Epic Legacy ($140)
If you are the type of gamer who must have the ultimate Epic Legacy experience, look no further. With deluxe copies of both the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook and the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex, you will be the envy of your table. Their powers and presentation combine redefine what it means to be Epic. And of course, you will recieve PDFs of both books to add to your digital library.
Nexus Resident ($200)
For those who wish to become a part of Nexus become a part of the city's history and society. In addition to deluxe print copies of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex and Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (plus PDFs of each), an NPC of your design (such as one of your favorite characters) will receive an black and white illustration and brief written reference within the book! Collaborate with us and add your creativity to the wonderful melting pot that is Nexus.
Nexus Citizen ($500)
Become one of the esteemed citizens of Nexus and receive deluxe copies of both the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook and the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex, with PDFs to match. You will also get a full color illustration of your character or location in the city of Nexus, alongside a written description of moderate length. Collaborate with the 2CGaming team to find the right home for your favorite fantasy character in the City Of Legends.
Nexus Founder ($1000)
Among those who dwell within Nexus there are those who were pillars of its development. But backing at this tier you distinguish yourself as one of those pillars and can design a significant location within the city by working with the 2CGaming team. Your location will be fully illustrated (along with those who may work or live there) and contain tools, adventure hooks, or other content for future readers to enjoy. Your work will mark you as a contributing writer on this project and your name will be forever featured as one of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex's designers.
Nexus is a big city! That means the better this project does, the more sections we can add and fill with glorious content. We have build Nexus with the intention of expanding several sections. With your generous support we can make those dreams a reality and make Nexus the best possible fantasy city it can be. Learn about these awesome stretch goals below!
Expanded Epic Races ($24,500) - UNLOCKED
Currently the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex provides Epic options for only races found in the 5th Edition Core Rules. This stretch goal unlocks expanded options for all 5th Edition races in published works that are available in the 5E SRD!
The Hive ($29,000) - UNLOCKED
Hidden beneath Nexus is a literal hive of scum and villainy. Those who eschew the civil chaos of the city above have constructed a ramshackle district hanging precariously from the city's underside. For those looking to lay low, acquire illegal goods, or get up to no good, there is no better place in all of Nexus. Includes 10 additional pages of high quality content!
This stretch goal will be designed and authored by one Grant Ellis of RPG fame. Grant Ellis is an independent content creator for tabletop roleplaying games. He has worked as a designer across multiple systems and looks to apply his creativity to the Campaign Codex in an epic way. He is the producer of the popular Web DM show's Twitch channel and has been featured on over a thousand broadcasts on the platform.
Potion Crafting ($30,000) - UNLOCKED
Better adventuring through chemistry! With the alchemical secrets of Nexus unlocked Players can brew custom potions for every adventuring need and DMs can craft mysterious brews to reward Epic heroes.......or empower devious villains.
Velvet Alleys ($34,500) - UNLOCKED
There is no party like a Nexus party. By unlocking the Velvet Alleys Nexus's entertainment district becomes a place where adventurers of all stripes can kick back, relax, spend cash, and party like its 1st Edition. Includes 10 additional pages of high quality content!
We're placing the development of this district into the wonderfully creative hands of the WebDM team, bringing their extensive 5th Edition experience and creative flair to the city of Nexus. We're excited to see what they have in store for the City of Legends!
Diseases & Poisons ($35,500) - UNLOCKED
As an inter-dimensional crossroads Nexus is also a hotbed for some of the most virulent diseases and nefarious poison brewers in all the known realms. These impossibly powerful options will expand and improve on the 5E model and a force to be feared whenever they are introduced to your campaign.
House of the Eternal ($40,000) - UNLOCKED
The final and secretive House of the Eternal is the last district within Nexus and for good reason. On an invisible island orbiting the city lies the home of the gods who come to the city. Their Deific power can only be contested by the most powerful of Epic characters and will allow a truly Epic DM to forge gods their Players may face in battle.
Since the beginning of Epic Legacy, Epic DMs have come to us time and time again asking for additional expansion to Gods and the Divine within the Epic Legacy system. We've given this a lot of thought, and this region will finally formally expand the interaction between the two, without forcing the Divine into mechanical boxes. As this section is a significant expansion to the Epic Legacy core structure, Ryan Servis of 2CGaming fame will be penning this district.
Epic Character Sheet ($42,500)- UNLOCKED
A 5E character sheet specifically tailored to support Epic characters. In addition to all elements present on the base 5E character sheet, it should include at least the following additional elements (specifics tbd), alongside a rework of the base 5E character sheet:
- Story - Including the character's Epic Trial, Ego, Triumph, Pre-Epic History, and Deaths
- Combat - Epic Prestige Class Features, Special Attacks, Actions, Bonus Actions, and Reactions (a more mechanically-optimized presentation)
- Treasure - Affording space for more magic items, their descriptions, and Rituals & Relics
Epic Villainy ($45,000)- UNLOCKED
Additional villainous subclass options for artificer and elementalist, along with their Epic counterparts (to appear in The Hive), alongside additional discussion of playing evil or generally villainous characters at Epic Levels.
Alt Cover - Founders of Nexus ($50,000)
Included in the book, a cinematic portrayal of the Founding of Nexus. The illustration will depict an Epic Artificer & Epic Elementalist forging the city, and will be a two-page spread by the cover artist, Daniel K. (aka: The Durrrrian) This illustration will be made available as an alternate cover for the Deluxe copies of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex.
As our printer has print facilities all around the world, including Europe, and Australia, all the books that we print and ship as part of the Kickstarter will be printed & shipped regionally, rather than internationally, saving you a ton of money on both shipping and customs. In most areas outside the U.S., the printer will ship directly to you. Shipping fees will be collected through Backerkit after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Here are our estimated shipping costs based on a 3 lb. book:
- United States, United Kingdom, EU, Australia/NZ - $7
- Canada - $13
- Everywhere else - $25
Because we're still a small company, we can't afford to keep our books warehoused internationally, so this low shipping rate is only available as part of this Kickstarter, as well as for any books pre-ordered before the book's release. After the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex is released, all books will be shipped from our HQ in the U.S., meaning all shipping outside of the US will be closer to the $25 listed above.
2CGaming has been producing 5th Edition content since 2014. In that time we have successfully Kickstarted and delivered eight projects, including such titles as:
- Tyrants And Hellions
- Total Party Kill Handbook Vol 1&2
- Total Party Kill Bestiary Vol 1
- Fate of the Forebears Adventure Path: Domes of Ishaq-Zahur, City Of Sands, and Lion's Vault
- Epic Legacy Core Rulebook
Suffice it to say, it's isn't our first rodeo when it comes to making high quality 5th Edition content through Kickstarter support. Many of the same people who have brought these acclaimed books to 5th Edition will be on the front lines when it comes to designing the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex.
We have always been a small team of dedicated creators and with that team comes a passion for our craft that can only be matched by our expertise with 5th Edition. It is our dream to take 5th Edition to the next level and with your help that dream will become a reality.
Risks and challenges
2CGaming has now successfully delivered on eight Kickstarters as detailed above. We are currently in the printing stages for four books (Lion's Vault, the Total Party Kill Bestiary, and The Total Party Kill Handbook Vol. 1 & 2). Distinct from these, we've also published five additional titles. When it comes on making books, we know how to deliver. However...
We are a small team with usually a single person handling each step of the development process. That means if we lose a staff member to the hurricane of life or suffer other personal complications, our process can bottleneck considerably. We have written much of the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex in advance to help avoid this problem as much as possible, and have given ourselves a generous amount of time to complete the project, with the hope we can finish it far sooner than expected. In the past our projects have been delayed for these reasons, and we want to have full transparency about this fact and also about what steps we are taking to prevent similar issues on this project.
The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook was a smash hit and we have given that book almost a year to "breathe" as people play around with its components. We wanted to ensure that when we developed the Epic Legacy Campaign Codex that it was something Epic Legacy (and 5th Edition) both needed and we knew we could deliver on with that same level of quality and dedication.
As with all Kickstarters, the possibility of unforeseen complications exists. 2CGaming has kept lines of communication open and active to ensure our backers are made aware of any such incidents. We will ensure that first - the project is delivered in entirety, secondly at high quality, and finally on-time - though we strive for all of these in all of our projects.
As always, questions/comments/concerns are appreciated. You can reach out to us with any specific concerns you may have about this project via our Website or chat directly with us via Discord. Links are provided below.
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