Mythic Mania 2: Two New Mythic Rulebooks for Pathfinder RPG
Legendary Games makes a massive mythic rules upgrade with the amazing Mythic Character Codex & Mythic Monster Manual 2 for Pathfinder!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, December 18 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.
When the mythic rules for Pathfinder debuted five years ago, Legendary Games unleashed an incredible project - MYTHIC MANIA - teaming up with Kobold Press, Rogue Genius Games, and Dreamscarred Press to bring you three comprehensive expansion volumes, the Mythic Hero's Handbook, Mythic Monster Manual, and Mythic Spell Compendium. Altogether, we gave you over 900 pages of incredible material to blow the lid off your Pathfinder campaign with literally thousands of mythic feats, spells, monsters, magic items, psionic powers, class features, path abilities, skills, traps, curses, and more to make your campaign dynamic and cinematic in ways it never was before. It was amazing and we thank everyone who made it possible.
Since then we've continued creating even more magnificent mythic material, bringing you even more paths, monsters, magic, and more from around the world, and the time has come at last to close the circle and bring it all home to you. Welcome to MYTHIC MANIA II !!!
Mythic Mania II encompasses two books rather than three, and incorporates mythic material for hardbacks like the Advanced Class Guide, Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium, Horror Adventures, Occult Adventures, Ultimate Intrigue, and Ultimate Wilderness, as well as potentially adding in more material from the Adventurer’s Guide, Monster Codex, Planar Adventures, Villain Codex, Book of the Damned, Pirate Campaign Compendium, and more!
Mythic Character Codex – Three new mythic paths - the bound, mystic, and reluctant hero - along with over a thousand new mythic path abilities, hybrid class features, feats, spells, magic items, and more!
Mythic Monster Manual II – Over 200 mythic monsters… and maybe a whole lot more! Plus appendices and bonus content!
We’ve had our team working behind the scenes on this project for months now, and we’re pleased to inform you that THE WRITING AND ART ARE DONE. That includes both the primary core of the product and the planned stretch goals. Material for bonus goals is already written - it's just a matter of seeing how big these books can become and how much stuff we can include! There will be no lag time waiting to catch upon things to get finished with the authors. It’s already in the can. The more pledges we get, the bigger the books will get and the more material will be included, but art and text is already finished for all of the material we plan to include.
For those who go PDF only, you have the following choices of which books to get:
$30 - Monster Master: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Monster Manual II.
$30 - Mythic Maven: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Character Codex.
$50 - Mythic Master: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Character Codex and Mythic Monster Manual II.
$50 - Monster Master II: You get the PDF versions of the Mythic Monster Manual II and the original Mythic Monster Manual.
$50 - Mythic Maven II: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Character Codex and the Mythic Hero's Handbook.
$50 - Mythic Maven III: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Character Codex and the Mythic Spell Compendium.
$70 - Mythic Maven Complete: You get the PDF version of the Mythic Character Codex, Mythic Hero's Handbook, and Mythic Spell Compendium.
$100 - Mythic Grandmaster: You get the PDF version of all five books: the Mythic Character Codex, Mythic Hero's Handbook, Mythic Spell Compendium, Mythic Monster Manual, and Mythic Monster Manual II.
For those who love print books, you can choose any of the options below. All print pledges also include the PDFs of the books you select. Unless otherwise noted, domestic shipping is included in your print pledge.
$60 - Hardcore Monster Master: You get the print and PDF versions of the Mythic Monster Manual II.
$60 - Hardcore Mythic Maven: You get the print and PDF versions of the Mythic Character Codex.
$100 - Hardcore Mythic Master: You get the print and PDF versions of the Mythic Character Codex and Mythic Monster Manual II.
$250 - Hardcore Mythic Grandmaster: You get the print and PDF versions of the Mythic Character Codex and Mythic Monster Manual II, as well as PDF versions and signed hardback print versions of the original Mythic Hero's Handbook, Mythic Monster Manual, and Mythic Spell Compendium. Plus a bonus Legendary Swag Pack which includes a red LG dice bag, 3 custom D6s, color changing pencil, and LG lapel pin! - LIMIT 15
There are also three unique pledges for backers who'd like signed deluxe leatherette versions of the original Mythic Mania hardbacks!
We’ll be doing the print side of this project as print-on-demand, so the turnaround between completed PDFs and availability of print books will be much faster than with a traditional print run. HOWEVER, we also have a very limited number of print copies of the original three books, including the recent discovery of a few leftover cases of the Mythic Hero’s Handbook (which we’ve been sold out of for some time), and a handful of DELUXE editions from the original Kickstarter. Those books are available in the special deluxe pledges and as add-on pledges (see below), and when they're gone, they're gone.
Of course, those who missed the original MYTHIC MANIA also can pick up the original PDFs as part of this massive project! PDF never goes out of print!
We'll be offering fun expansions and stretch goals to you as we go along to make these books even better. The more you pledge, the more amazing content we can stuff into the pages of these books!
UNLOCKED! - $5,000 - Mythic Classes: Occult 1 - We add mythic class features for the kineticist, medium, and mesmerist to the Mythic Character Codex!
UNLOCKED! $6,000 - Fatal Four! - We add four more monsters to the Mythic Monster Manual II, and you help choose them! First up - DRAGONS!
UNLOCKED! $7,000 - Mythic Adventure - We add mythic versions of every feat and spell in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Adventurer's Guide!
UNLOCKED! - $8,000 - Mythic Classes: Occult 2 - We add mythic class features for the occultist, psychic, and spiritualist to the Mythic Character Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $9,000 - Fatal Four! - We add four more monsters to the Mythic Monster Manual II, and you help choose them! This time - THE WALKING DEAD!
UNLOCKED! - $10,000 - Mythic Monster Mania - We add mythic versions of every feat and spell in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $11,000 - Mythic Classes: Shifter and Vigilante - We add mythic class features for the shifter and vigilante to the Mythic Character Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $12,000 - Fatal Four! - We add four more monsters to the Mythic Monster Manual II, and you help choose them! This time - FOUL FIENDS!
UNLOCKED! - $13,000 - Mythic Planar Mania - We add mythic versions of every feat and spell in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Planar Adventures!
UNLOCKED! - $14,000 - Mythic Classes: Unchained - We add mythic class features for the unchained barbarian, unchained monk, unchained rogue, and unchained summoner to the Mythic Character Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $15,000 - Mythic Kingdoms! - We add a mythic expansion to the kingdom-building and mass combat rules from our partners at Rogue Genius Games to the Mythic Character Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $16,000 - Mythic Villain Codex - We add mythic versions of every feat and spell in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Villain Codex!
UNLOCKED! - $17,000 - Mythic Classes: Prestige - We add mythic class features for a selection of prestige classes (including the living monolith, shadowdancer, and more) to the Mythic Character Codex!
$18,000 - Fatal Four! - We add four more monsters to the Mythic Monster Manual II, and you help choose them! This time - FAIRY TALES!
$19,000 - Mythic Pirates - We add mythic versions of every feat and spell in the Pirate Campaign Compendium from Legendary Games!
$20,000 - Mythic Classes: Archetypes - We add mythic class features for a selection of prestige classes (including the archaeologist and blue-painted warrior) to the Mythic Character Codex!
As in the original Mythic Mania, we want to offer YOU the chance to sponsor additional items you want to see get the mythic treatment or to make sure they get included. Do you have something from a favorite 3rd-party product, a favorite monster or class, or a rules piece from a Paizo product that's a little bit off the beaten path but you LOVE it? MAKE IT MYTHIC! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through Kickstarter and let us know what you'd like to sponsor. If we can do it, we will!
NOTE: To expedite the layout process all sponsored materials will go into a special Backer Appendix at the end of each book. This is so we can get started with the layout on the rest of the book without waiting on those special items, to make sure everybody gets their books ASAP! You will have a very limited amount of time to turn in your special pledges to us once the Kickstarter ends, and in fact we'd advise you to get your requests in to us before it's over. Get them in so we can get the books out!
$25 - Mythic Sponsor: Pick any published feat or spell from Paizo, Legendary Games, or another Pathfinder publisher to include in the Mythic Character Codex. Your name will be listed as a Sponsor!
$75 - Archetype Architect: Choose any published Pathfinder Roleplaying Game archetype from d20pfsrd.com (barring those that are legally restricted) for inclusion in the Mythic Character Codex. Your name will be listed as an Archmythic!
$75 - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Sponsor a 1/4-page illustration of an item, spell effect, character headshot, or simple scene that you describe to include in the Mythic Character Codex. You may combine this with a Mythic Sponsor or Archetype Architect if that is what you wish to have illustrated. Your name will be listed as a Patron of the Arts!
$100 - Marry a Monster: Pick an existing creature from the Mythic Monsters product line from Legendary Games for inclusion in the book. That monster is guaranteed inclusion in the Mythic Monster Manual II, with a beautiful illustration. Your name will be listed as Married to your monster!
$150 - Master of Mythic Arts: Sponsor a 1/2-page illustration of a feat, spell, full character portrait, or scene that you describe in the Mythic Character Codex. Your name will be listed as a Master of the Mythic Arts.
$200 - Spawn a Monster: Choose any published Pathfinder Roleplaying Game monster from d20pfsrd.com (barring those that are legally restricted) for inclusion in the Mythic Monster Manual II, including a beautiful illustration. Your name will be listed as the Spawner of that monster!
$300 - Classy Creator: Choose any published Pathfinder Roleplaying Game character class from d20pfsrd.com (barring those that are legally restricted) to have its class features made mythic in the Mythic Character Codex, including a beautiful illustration. Your name will be listed as a Classy Creator! Note: A mythic class includes only the class features of the base class, not archetypes. Because of our quick time frame for this project, we won't be able to take on highly complex classes.
For all sponsorships that include artwork, you'll receive high-resolution files of your sponsored art.
In addition to the basic options listed above, we have a limited number of copies of the original Mythic Hero's Handbook and Mythic Spell Compendium:
$50 - Mythic Hero's Handbook (print/PDF bundle) - Only 25 available.
$50 - Mythic Spell Compendium (print/PDF bundle) - Only 50 available.
If you're pledging for one of these books, please let us know via Kickstarter message at the time you make your pledge so we can keep a running count of how many add-ons remain. If they sell out, we'll update the page.
If we still have books remaining at the end of the Kickstarter and people want to do add-on pledges for them, we'll take them on a first-come, first-served basis.
$50 Mythic Monster Mega-Bundle (PDF) - Get PDF copies of all 50 installments of our magnificent Mythic Monsters series, from #1 Demons to #50 Celtic and all points in between! Even with the original Mythic Mania *and* Mythic Mania 2, there's still no way we could cover all of the amazing material we created in this series, so if you want an encyclopedic collection of every issue, over 1500 pages, grab this mega-bundle.
Path of Dragons ($5 PDF, $10 softcover+PDF) - Our amazing expansion of mythic paths unique to dragons, with over 70 special abilities to make your dragons truly terrifying! No extra shipping on print orders.
Path of Villains ($5 PDF, $10 softcover+PDF) - Our incredibly iniquitous expansion for villains of the deepest dye, with a whole path just for them with even dirtier tricks than your PCs can pull to haunt and harry their steps to an early grave! No extra shipping on print orders.
Deep Magic ($20 PDF) - A massive compilation of magic, from spells to rituals and so much more, from our friends at Kobold Press and featured in mythic form in the original Mythic Spell Compendium.
Hypercorps 2099 ($20 PDF, $30 softcover+PDF, $40 hardcover+PDF) - A hardcore postapocalyptic cyberpunk supers setting and system using the mythic rules.
In addition to bringing in mythic versions of a ton of official Pathfinder content, both the original Mythic Mania and the current Mythic Mania 2 project have incorporated material from 3rd-party publishes, especially from Legendary Games. If you'd like to pick up some of the amazing base content enhanced by this mythic project, we definitely encourage you to pick up the following fantastic books:
Gothic Campaign Compendium - $20 PDF, $40 print+PDF
Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium - $25 PDF, $50 print+PDF
Pirate Campaign Compendium - $30 PDF, $60 print+PDF
Additional copies of MYTHIC II BOOKS - $50 Bonus Book - extra copy of the Mythic Character Codex or Mythic Monster Manual 2. Any additional copies you order ship directly from the printer and do not increase domestic shipping (please add $10 per book for extra shipping on international orders).
SHIPPING FOR HARDCOPY ADD-ON BOOKS:
The new Mythic Character Codex and Mythic Monster Manual 2, are being done as print-on-demand books, as are Path of Dragons and Path of Villains. All copies of those books will ship directly from our printer and is considered part of your base pledge. All other print books will be shipped separately and will ship immediately on completion of the Kickstarter and confirmation of pledges. Shipping charge for these add-ons is separate and is $5 per book domestic and $25 per book international.
Will you be doing any mythic projects in the future?
This project will close the book (literally and figuratively) on our mythic support for Pathfinder, though we also may potentially create a version of the mythic rules for the Starfinder roleplaying game and for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, and possibly even for 5E. We will see how it all shakes out in the future, but this project is specifically focused on Pathfinder 1st Edition and all its many fans who want to close the circle on all the awesome stuff your heroes can do!
Will HeroLab Support be available?
There will not be HeroLab files created for the new Mythic Character Codex and Mythic Monster Manual 2. However, you can get HeroLab files for the original Mythic Hero's Handbook, Mythic Monster Manual, and Mythic Spell Compendium through Lonewolf, as well as files for the Gothic Campaign Compendium. http://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/hero-lab-files/
We've been working with LoneWolf to create a discounted bundle of all of our mythic products for HeroLab; we'll let you know in a Kickstarter update when that is available, probably in early December.
Risks and challenges
Given that art and writing are complete (aside from any extra items sponsored by backers), the risks on this project are very low. We've taken to heart lessons from prior projects and applied that wisdom here, getting all the heavy lifting done ahead of time. We've also brought on a new developer in Thilo Graf who is handling this project so that it does not interfere with teams working on other outstanding projects, like the 5E and Starfinder teams finishing the Alien Codex and Aethera Field Guide or the adventure team working on the final adventure and compilation of Legendary Planet. The layout people working on this project also are solely dedicated to this project right now and not multitasking on any other Legendary Games projects, and they are beginning layout now, while the Kickstarter is still underway, rather than waiting until after it is over.
With a small company, sudden illness or incapacity is always a possibility and could create delays, but reducing the remaining work to finishing layout, adding any sponsored material at the end of the process, and then preparing the print-on-demand files (rather than doing a full print run) greatly reduces any potential for delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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