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The ultimate guide to Epic Level 5th Edition. Bring your characters and DM arsenal to new heights of power beyond 20th level!
The ultimate guide to Epic Level 5th Edition. Bring your characters and DM arsenal to new heights of power beyond 20th level!
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The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook is a 5th Edition supplement which adds a powerful and tested Epic tier to the established levels of play, advancing the Character progression from levels 21 to 30. The Epic Legacy system provides all the tools Players and Dungeon Masters will need to bring your most epic games to life.

At the core of the project's design is the smooth playability that is the hallmark of 5th Edition. Building upon our work in the Epic Legacy Player's Guide, this book is a masterwork quality product from veteran designers at 2CGaming. More than that, it is a labor of love consisting of over two years of development, extensive testing and balancing, and a fantastic community that has helped us every step of the way. From cover to cover, this book is packed with epic features that help you take every element of your game to the next level.

 

Prestige class progression from level 21 to 30 for all twelve base classes and archetypes found in the core ruleset (and a few beyond!). Each class feature expands on themes from the base classes, as well as giving new defining abilities that bring an Epic feel to the game. Finally, the classes are meticulously balanced to counteract game-balance issues with high-level play found in the base game (looking at you, ranger).

Epic Legacy characters are able to fluidly transition from non-Epic to Epic levels, allowing you to continue your favorite campaign into a new frontier smoothly and dramatically. Epic Legacy is designed to have that "5th Edition feel" of streamlined play with interesting mechanics, while providing meaningful progression that isn't just piling on numbers (though we suspect some of you will greatly enjoy the huge handfuls of dice you'll get to throw).

Talien Vos Karven, a Truespeaker (Epic Bard)
Talien Vos Karven, a Truespeaker (Epic Bard)

If you are excited to open a page of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook, you are in luck! You can peruse the entire Ascendant (Epic Cleric) from the Epic Legacy Player's Guide as a free PDF here. It's worth noting, however, that the content and formatting may change as the material is adapted to the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. It remains a good indicator of the direction and design philosophy that goes into creating Epic classes.

The Ascendant (Epic Cleric)
The Ascendant (Epic Cleric)

 


More Player Features

Many features for Epic characters can be found in the Epic Legacy Player's Guide waiting to be reformatted and polished for the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. However, there are many more that will be added when the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook is completed. Powerful Epic Rituals, additional Epic Feats, and new Spells will be added improve a Epic character's arsenal.

Check out a PDF containing a sample of our Epic Rituals. CLICK HERE.

The bounds of Epic magic are nearly limitless.
The bounds of Epic magic are nearly limitless.

 

Epic Characters are nothing without masterfully designed Epic Challenges to test their mettle. As an Epic Dungeon Master, you will need an arsenal of powerful storytelling tools to help you bring your legendary adventure to life. Developed separately from the Epic Legacy Player's Guide, we've been releasing content for Epic Dungeon Master's for FREE on our Website. The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook will take the existing features we have created and many additional features we have in development to create several chapters for Dungeon Masters of comparable size to those for players. Here are some of awesome features for Epic Dungeon Masters you can expect to see in the final product!


The Epic Affix System

 A system for designing, augmenting, and empowering monsters to face your Epic powered players in battle, the Epic Affix System provides easy guidelines to enhance non-Epic monsters into Epic challenges. You can pick up the current development draft of the Epic Affix System HERE, and see a sample below:

Are your players up to the challenge?
Are your players up to the challenge?


Epic Relics

Every great adventure needs loot. Epic Relics take treasure to the next level by introduce beyond Artifact strength items that can be a key feature of your Epic game. Whether its destroying worlds, saving nations, or unlocking the mysteries of the universe, these items present a fun addition to story and game play. Two sets of relics are available for viewing through our website. A base set of Relics, and another set themed on Divine powers that could exist in your world.

Save the world, or bring it ruin. The choice could be your Player's to make.
Save the world, or bring it ruin. The choice could be your Player's to make.


Epic Role-Player Assets

Epic characters are guided by more than their backgrounds, ideals, bonds, and flaws. They are idealists, extremists, forces of nature, and other Epic paradigms. Not only will your players be able to fight on an Epic level, but role-play on one as well. Detailed descriptions of the implications of these Epic Player elements will help you integrate Players into your Epic tale. Keep your game on the rails, or go off into fantastical absurdity with a clear plan in mind for your games story.

  • Encounter Design and World-Building Tools. Creating an Epic Legacy game can be a daunting task. After years building and testing encounters, we have an effective design philosophy to running and creating an Epic game. Dozens of pages are dedicated to aiding you in your task to develop a world of Epic heroes for your players to game in, and discussing the intricacies of Epic challenges.
  • Free Mini Adventures! Looking for a sample of what an Epic Legacy game might look like? 2CGaming has produced TWO mini adventures (With a third coming out over the course of this Kickstarter) that you can run today. You can find them both on Dungeon Master's Guild on the links below!
An isle of endless wealth...and danger.
An isle of endless wealth...and danger.

 

  • The Frostpine Horror, A 22nd Level Adventure: Click Here
  • Trouble in Paradise, a 24th Level Adventure: Click Here
  • Voyage on Astral Seas, a 26th Level Adventure: Click Here

Some of you may believe than an Epic Character is too powerful. That with their abilities to restore the dead to life, level mountains, and create worlds, they are beyond the power of even the gods. If only that were true. A key component of Epic Legacy are its Mythic Monsters. Epic Foes of staggering power that can lay waste to an overconfident Epic adventuring party with ease. The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook will contain several of these enemies, and design tools to build your own! Like a character for the Dungeon Master to play, Mythic creatures raise the bar on challenging encounters to a whole new level.

Hastur, of Lovecraft fame, is one such Mythic foe we plan to include in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. As a Mythic 10 creature, Hastur is designed to be a challenge for the highest level characters, at level 30. Testing their skills, strength, and sanity, Hastur and other foes of his power will be the capstone to an Epic campaign. Curious about Hastur, the King in Yellow's statistics? Keep up with our Epic Legacy Updates in the coming weeks and find out!

Curious about an Epic Foe? The Mighty Ultraxus, the Dragon Tyrant is ready to share with you his unstoppable might! Click HERE to download his PDF, or check out the preview below.

Watch the tail!
Watch the tail!

 

You can gain a host of Epic rewards by supporting this campaign. Big or small, your contribution is greatly appreciated and brings us one step closer to realizing an Epic dream.

The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Mockup, 190pgs approx.)
The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Mockup, 190pgs approx.)

Notes for backers:

  • Already have a copy of the Epic Legacy Player's Guide? We have good news for you! For supporting us over the course of Epic Legacy's life, your PDF copy will be upgraded into the ENTIRE Epic Legacy Core Rulebook for FREE once the projected is completed.
  • Backing at a PDF Tier? We have something for you! Any Tier that includes a digital version of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook will grant you an immediate PDF copy of the Epic Legacy Player's Guide at the conclusion of the Kickstarter.

Epic Legacy Supporter -$1+

Every little bit counts! Your interest, time, and money help more than you know, and we greatly appreciate it.

Epic Legacy Core Rulebook - Digital -$16

Thank you and welcome to Epic Legacy! This reward tier brings you a fully-searchable, bookmarked PDF version of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook, perfect for tablet, Mac, and PC. Your Epic adventures await inside!

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Digital)

Epic Legacy Core Rulebook - Print & Digital -$40

Excellent choice! This reward tier grants you both a masterwork quality hardcover and digital PDF of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook, keeping with 2CGaming's high quality standards.

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Print)

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Epic Legacy Core Rulebook - Tell Your Tale -$55

Got an Epic legend? Backing at this reward tier grants you all the rewards from the previous Tiers, as well as the unique opportunity to be referenced in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. Name a spell after your character, have an adventure referenced in an Epic description, or be quoted when musing about Epic power. (This reward will involve communicating directly with the Epic Legacy team.)

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Print)
  • In-Book Character Reference

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Epic Legacy Deluxe Print -$75

Be the envy of your game table with a deluxe copy of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook. A truly Epic tome, this book will be a gem of your hardcover collection. (Warning, may require attunement.). The deluxe copy includes high-gloss, durable, 70 lb photo paper to make the images *pop*. Furthermore, all copies shipped within the US will be signed by the author! Finally, Deluxe editions are Kickstarter and Pre-Order exclusive, meaning these won't be commercially available *ever*.

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Deluxe Print)

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Epic Legacy Deluxe Print - Tell Your Tale -$90

As the previous reward Tier, but including all of the features of the Tell Your Tier. Have your character memorialized in your deluxe copy of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (as the previous Deluxe tier) by backing at this tier. (Note that the Tell your Tale feature requires communicating directly with the Epic Legacy design team).

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Deluxe Print)
  • In-Book Character Reference

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Epic Legacy Deluxe + Character Sketch -$150

Your contribution has unlocked something astounding. A sketch of your character in their most Epic form will appear in the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook in reference to a piece of content contained therein. A fitting tribute to your character and their Epic career. As before, you'll receive the Deluxe version of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook and digital copy.

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Deluxe Print)
  • In-Book Character Art 

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Epic Legacy Core Rulebook - Party Pack -$200

Five copies of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook for your entire game table, plus one Deluxe copy for yourself (because of course). Transform your adventure into the ultimate Epic experience with this package (a $270 dollar value).

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Digital)
  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Deluxe Print x1)
  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Print x5)

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Epic Legacy Core Rulebook Brick and Mortar Discounts -$245

Hobby shops we know and love, look no further. At this Tier, you get a plethora of Epic Legacy Core Rulebooks, ensuring you are well stocked when those aspiring Epic heroes walk through your door.

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Epic Legacy Core Rulebook ULTIMATE BACKER $450+

By the gods! Your generous contribution at this tier has unlocked a FULL COLOR illustration of your Character in association with either a Epic Ritual or Relic of your design. Included with your Deluxe copy of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook, your work with the design team to create additional content for the book will be credited and featured as one of its finest elements.

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  • Epic Legacy Core Rulebook (Deluxe Print)
  • In-Book Character Artwork
  • In-Book character Reference
  • Opportunity to design an Epic Ritual or Relic

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Additional Funding Beyond These Goals

We have many more big ideas and dreams for Epic Legacy that we could achieve with additional funding. If we receive significant funding past the $20,000 mark, we will create a list of possible additions to the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook and present them to the community for feedback, allowing you to be a part of the development process and shape the future of this project even more than you already have!

The Epic Legacy system has been around for well over a year, and during that time we have cultivated an amazing online and offline community. Whether its running games at conventions, or every week through Roll20, Epic Legacy has been a hit at the game table.

Enemies slain: countless.
Enemies slain: countless.

 

Our awesome community has been hugely influential in our design process, and are readily available on the 2CGaming Discord Server to chat and share their experiences! You gain join today and chat with them, or the various developers in 2CGaming. Click the link below to receive an invite to the official 2CGaming Discord Server.

Discord Server Invite: CLICK ME

We've got some very exciting news on this front. The printer we're working with, IngramSpark, has printing facilities all around the world, including Europe, and Australia. This means as many books as possible that we print as part of this Kickstarter will be printed and shipped locally, saving you a ton of money. In most areas, fulfillment will be handled through Amazon, and in areas where Amazon doesn't offer that service, we'll make alternate arrangements.

Shipping fees from locations other than the US will be collected through BackerKit after the Kickstarter campaign ends. This means we can charge you exactly what it will cost to ship a book to you, no more, and help save you even more money. Here are our estimated shipping costs for non-US locations based on a 3 lb. book:

  • Canada - $7 
  • United Kingdom - $7
  • Other EU - $7 
  • Australia - $7

How awesome is that? Those are the estimated maximum cost of shipping, so depending on where you live in those countries, you may pay even less than that to get your book. If you live somewhere not listed and want a shipping estimate, you can contact us directly via a message or leave a comment, and we'll provide one.

Because 2CGaming is 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 Core Rulebook is released, all books will be shipped from our HQ in the U.S., meaning international shipping will be close to $20.

      WRITERS

After working in the trenches for years on the Epic Legacy project, Ryan is ready to take it to the next level. Using his experience on various 2CGaming projects and over three thousand hours of Dungeon Mastering time, his passion for this project is matched only by his commitment to its success. His writing work includes the Epic Legacy Player's Guide, 2CGaming's adventure City of Sands, Epic adventurers The Frostpine Horror and Trouble in Paradise, with innumerable contributions on other works.

Master wordsmith and 2CGaming's Director of Writing. Steven has authored 2CGaming's Total Party Kill Handbook and Trap Compendium. While he is currently under the thrall of various villains writing Tyrants and Hellions, he will still be providing his writing expertise to many levels of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook.

As 2CGaming's Founder, Jon Kelly keeps the wheels spinning smoothly both in front of and behind the scenes, coordinating schedules, overseeing project development, and making sure things are done on-time and with exceptional quality.


ARTISTS

Returning for another 2CGaming project is Ambrose H. Hoilman, artist extraordinaire. One of three artists on the team, Ambrose will applying is expertise to bring epic artwork to every corner of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook.

Ambrose is a freelance illustrator from Western North Carolina. He has been working as a freelance illustrator full time for the last two years. For almost a decade before that, he worked as an illustrator and graphics specialists for a cultural resource management company.

You can find his website by clicking HERE.

Our cover artist, and fabricator of Epic visuals in chief, the Durrrrian's artwork brings a truly fantastic style that conveys a sense of wonder and power. Some of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook's most significant pages will be made so by his hand.

You can visit his website and see his work by clicking HERE.

Our third Epic artist, Damon Westenhofer will be focusing on the specialized in creatures, so expect his work to be featured amongst the mythic foes contained within. Some of the most powerful creatures in existence will leap off the page and onto your game table.

You can visit his website and see his work by clicking HERE.

John Cason - Formatter

The man with the plan, John Cason is behind the gorgeous layout and style in the Trap Compendium and The Epic Legacy Player's Guide. He's continuing that work into the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook to design its visual theme and make sure it's as easy to read as it is good to look at.

 

Risks and challenges

2CGaming has now successfully delivered on three Kickstarters: the Total Party Kill Handbook, Domes of Ishaq-Zahur, and City of Sands. We are currently in development on two previously-funded Kickstarters: Lion's Vault (Dec, 2017), and Tyrants & Hellions (April, 2018). Distinct from these, we've also published six additional titles. We've learned a lot along the way, and there's no reason to expect any problems making The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook a reality. Having already developed the Epic Legacy Player's Guide, the functionality and quality of the Epic Legacy System is proven and tested. All that remains is to create the final polished realization of the book.

2CGaming has other Kickstarter's in development, notably Lion's Vault and Tyrants and Hellions. The teams creating these projects, along with their timelines allow for 2CGaming to prevent overlap or interference with the creation of this project. Ryan's time has been committed to this project for over a year and a half, so he is not going to stop now.

As with all Kickstarters, the possibility of unforeseen complications exists. 2CGaming has a proven record of keeping lines of communication open and active to ensure our backers are made aware of any such incidents.

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.

Website: http://www.2cgaming.com/contact.html

Discord: https://discord.gg/2k35fY9

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    Note: Those that wish to contribute more for additional personalized and custom rewards can do so here. We'll contact you with more options regarding design here, letting you drive development of Epic Legacy in directions of your choosing.

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