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An exciting collection of pirate adventures, heroes, treasure, and more for aquatic adventure in 5E or the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
An exciting collection of pirate adventures, heroes, treasure, and more for aquatic adventure in 5E or the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
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It is time to set a course for adventure in your 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG games with a spectacular set of pirate plunder and aquatic adventure on the seven seas and exotic ports of call with the Pirate Campaign Compendium from Legendary Games! 

Whether you want to run interludes across the ocean or along the coastal plain or to undertake a full-on nautical campaign, from pure aquatic fantasy to historical high seas adventure, from sea serpents to booming broadsides, you'll find a wealth of amazing accessories in the Pirate Campaign Compendium! The base version of the book comprises a compilation of Legendary Games' full line of Pirate-Plug-Ins for Pathfinder and 5E.

  • You'll find FIVE complete adventures ranging from 4th level to 14th level, including the smuggling run gone wrong in Spices and Flesh, the mad captain's hidden harbor in Tarin's Crown, the fast-paced high-seas heist of Raid on the Emperor's Hand, the seething rage of an ancient mystic secret of the seas in Scourge of the Steaming Isle, and an all-out assault on the stronghold of the pirate king in Fort Scurvy! 
  • Dozens of maritime magical items in Treasury of the Fleet, including personal items like the hurricane harpoon and sea lord's tricorne as well as magic items for your ship.
  • A selection of sinister sea monsters in an ever-growing bestiary of the briny blue! 
  • A Pirate Codex of 30 nautical stock NPCs from 1st to 16th level, ready to drop into any encounter at a moment's notice.
  • A pair of fully developed ship crews to use as allies or adversaries in Cutthroats and Crew. Eight richly detailed and ready-to-play pregenerated PCs in Nautical Heroes, each with detailed histories and backgrounds and advancement notes, perfect as followers, rivals, or even replacement PCs! 

That's already over 200 pages of piratical delights for you, but that's just the beginning! With stretch goals, we'll be adding new nautical class options like aquatic archetypes, feats, and spells, more monsters, and even more surprises as we collect stretch goals along the way, where you get to help decide what goes in the final book! With your support, this book easily could pass 300 pages and beyond!

Plus, we'll have a Pirates and Plunder chapter where YOU have the chance to bring a whole pirate world to life with characters and pirate captains and crews of your own, even designing a personal pirate flag, figurehead, or even a treasure map!

 Click here to download Chapter Ten Sample Pages: PCC 10p3 and PCC 10p9

Click here to download Chapter Seven Sample Pages: PCC 7p14

With the Pirate Campaign Compendium project, you can choose any of the following add-ons to your pledge:  

Flotsam and Jetsam: Add $50 to name a person, place, or thing in the Pirates and Plunder Chapter, giving them up to a 50-word description.  

Hoist the Colors: Add $75 to design your own pirate or naval flag, uniform, eyepatch, captain's hat, or ostentatious article of clothing or equipment. 

Join the Crew: Add $100 to add your character to the Pirates and Plunder Chapter, along with a personalized headshot illustrated just for you! You'll get to see work-in-progress with the artist and give your feedback on the final illustration. In addition, you'll receive a high-res PDF of your sponsored illustration! 

Monster Island: Add $150 to pick any monster in our Monster Polls and guarantee it gets included in the final book regardless of the voting results. You also can add Flotsam and Jetsam about your sea monster! You'll be listed in the credits and you'll receive a high-res PDF of your sponsored illustration!

X Marks the Spot: Add $200 to design your very own treasure map, which will be professionally illustrated and embellished, plus you get up to 300 words to describe the location, the treasure, its guardians, and a plot hook or two to lure the heroes to their doom! Not only will your map appear in the book for everyone, but you also will receive a printed cloth version of your very own treasure map, plus a bit of pirate treasure from us!

It Came from the Deep! Add $300 to help design a new monster, archetype, or other new rules element (up to 500 words) for inclusion in the Pirate Campaign Compendium, with an illustration to go with it! You also can add Flotsam and Jetsam about your sea monster! Your name will be listed in the final compilation and you'll receive a high-res PDF of the illustration you create! 

NOTE: All design decisions are subject to final approval by the Legendary Games team. Email us first before adding it to your pledge for approval. Design and illustration input is time-sensitive so be ready to blast off when you make one of these bonus pledges, and if you have any questions let us know right away! Email your sponsorship requests no later than March 31st, 2018 to makeyourgamelegendary@gmail.com. Written entries received afterwards will not be included in the printed books.

You can add the following items to your pledge:

CLEAR PAWNS!  

Add $30 to your pledge to add a full set of over 60 stand-up Characters and Creatures pawns using the artwork from the book as an add-on pledge (domestic shipping included; international shipping included with existing print orders; if you are only getting the PDF, add $30 for international shipping)! Each pawn is durable plastic. The set comes with a set of 8 reusable bases and over 60 pawns, including small, medium, and large creatures!

You also can order sets of our pawns for the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium and add them to your pledge here at the same price, and there are actually TWO sets of pawns from that project, one mostly people and small creatures, and one with bigger monsters! Choose one or get both!  

Designer Pirate Boxes

Add $50. The Master RPG Coaster set is a combination dice holder and coaster set! 5 total coasters. Up to 2 dice trays. Up to 2 dice holders, ready for game time action! Whiteboard for taking notes on back. Your choice of color. Custom engravings done by Kobold Company, Artisan Gaming Gear. International Shipping add $25.

EXTRA BOOKS

For an additional hardcopy of the Pirate Campaign Compendium, add $40 per extra book. You can indicate which system on the backer survey.

CAMPAIGN COMPENDIUMS

You can pick up our fantastic fey-filled Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium for 5E or Pathfinder, with nearly 400 pages of 5th Edition (over 400 pages for Pathfinder) feats, spells, monsters, magic items, character options, and two complete adventures, plus fantastic rules for integrating the fey into your campaign, or running fabulous festivals and terrific tournaments!

Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium PDF - $30

Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium hardback + PDF - $50 (domestic shipping included; add $10* to the international shipping cost for print orders)

We are also pleased to offer the classic Gothic Campaign Compendium with 256 pages jam-packed with adventures, spells, magic items, character options, monsters, special rules, and more for Pathfinder. We are working on creating a 5E version of the Gothic Campaign Compendium as well (see the FAQ for details), but for now this add-on pledge is for Pathfinder only.

Gothic Campaign Compendium (Pathfinder) PDF - $20

Gothic Campaign Compendium (Pathfinder) hardback + PDF - $40 (domestic shipping included; add $10* to the international shipping cost on print orders)

If you add on both Campaign Compendiums, the international shipping add-on is $10* per book.

NOTE: If you're getting only the PDF of the Pirate Campaign Compendium but want print copies of either of these books, the international shipping would be $30 for one book or $40 for both books. 

Firearms and the Fleet

Gunpowder, flashing blades, and pirates go great together, so if you'd like an amazing assortment of new Pathfinder RPG character class options, you can pick up the fantastic 5-star-rated Legendary Gunslingers, Legendary Swashbucklers, and Legendary Hybrids: Deadeye Hexer at a special bundle price!

Option 1: Get Deadeye Hexer with either Legendary Gunslingers or Legendary Swashbucklers - $12 PDF, $25 print and PDF

Option 2: Get Legendary Gunslingers and Legendary Swashbucklers - $16 PDF, $30 print and PDF

Option 3: Get all three books - $20 PDF, $38 print and PDF

We will add more awesome stuff to the book as the Kickstarter grows! 

$8,000 UNLOCKED! - AQUATIC ARCHETYPES - We add terrific new class options for seagoing characters, including the boarder and privateer!

$10,000 UNLOCKED! - SEA MONSTERS: MARINE MYTHOLOGY - Five fantastic maritime menaces, each one lavishly illustrated and ready to rise up from the deep! Sea creatures drawn from classical mythology and the legacy of gaming!

$12,000 UNLOCKED! - SEAFARING FEATS - A killer collection of feats for braving the deeps like Corsair, Savvy Seafarer, and Hoist the Colors!  

$14,000 UNLOCKED! - DISTANT SHORES: SCRIMSHAW MAGIC - Bring your aquatic adventure to every corner of the world, this time with magic of whalebone and ivory carving with scrimshaw magic! 

$16,000 UNLOCKED! - AQUATIC ARCHETYPES - We add even more terrific new class options for nautical adventurers, including the ship mage and aquanaut! 

$18,000 - UNLOCKED! - SEA MONSTERS: SHIPS OF THE DAMNED - Five fantastic maritime menaces, each one lavishly illustrated and ready to rise up from the deep! This time it's marine menaces from the lower planes, mutated by eldritch energies, or shrieking up from the paths of the dead to haunt the seaways.

$20,000 - UNLOCKED! - SHIP COMBAT - We add ship-to-ship combat rules, including magical effects vs. ships in combat! 

$22,000 - UNLOCKED! - DISTANT SHORES: FAR EAST - We add new spells and magic items inspired by the sailors and pirates of East Asia! 

$24,000 - UNLOCKED! - AQUATIC ARCHETYPES - We add new class options especially designed for mermaids and merfolk of every kind! 

$26,000 - UNLOCKED! - SEA MONSTERS: AQUATIC ANIMALS AND THE LOST WORLD - Five fantastic maritime menaces, each one lavishly illustrated and ready to rise up from the deep! This time it's strange and deadly creatures of the deep oceans, coastal reefs, and long-lost islands beyond the edge of the map.

$28,000 - UNLOCKED! - MARINE MONSTER FEATS - We add fearsome feats and universal monster abilities for your most savage sea monsters, like Eel Strike, Amphibious Adaptation, Swim-by Attack, and more! 

$30,000 - UNLOCKED! - DISTANT SHORES: SOUTH PACIFIC - We add new spells and magic items inspired by the tropic isles Polynesia, Australia, and the South Pacific 

$32,000 - UNLOCKED! - AQUATIC ARCHETYPES - We add even more terrific new class options for nautical adventurers, including the cannoneer and pearl knight!

$34,000 - UNLOCKED! - SEA MONSTERS: SEA PEOPLE - Five fantastic maritime menaces, each one lavishly illustrated and ready to rise up from the depths! This time it's sentient seagoing species and civilizations! 

$36,000 - UNLOCKED! - AQUATIC CHARACTERS: PIRATE BACKGROUNDS - Delightfully debauched background options for characters of every kind to set them off on their seagoing sagas!  

$38,000 - UNLOCKED! - DISTANT SHORES: MIDDLE EAST - We add new spells and magic items inspired by the warm seas of Arabia and the Middle East! 

$40,000 - UNLOCKED! - PLUNDER! - 'Nuff said. 

$42,000 - SEA MONSTERS : TOP SIX - We take the top SIX from each monster and add them to the book! 

$44,000 - STORMS AT SEA - We add rules for navigating and adventuring amid the stormy gale! 

$46,000 - HAZARDS TO NAVIGATION - We add new dangers of delving into the deep, from coastal coral to phantasmal fogs! 

$48,000 - FLEET BATTLES - We provide comprehensive rules for mass combat on and under the ocean! 

$50,000 - SEA MONSTERS: FAMILIARS AND COMPANIONS - We add an array of aquatic creatures as companions and familiars to the book's bestiary! 

We're simplifying our projects, but still offering some fun stuff based on total number of backers, starting at the 200 mark! 

200 backers - UNLOCKED! - We will create a PDF Art and Map Folio featuring all of the standalone illustrations and maps in the Pirate Campaign Compendium! 

250 backers - UNLOCKED! - SEA SHANTY - We'll add a fantasy-themed sea shanty to the book, with a classic tune but new lyrics to serenade your crew! 

300 backers - UNLOCKED! - SEASCAPE - All backers at every level get a high-resolution file of a stunning nautical scene artwork by Michal Matczak!

350 backers - UNLOCKED! - SEA SHANTY TOO - We'll add a fantasy-themed sea shanty to the book, with a classic tune but new lyrics to serenade your crew!

400 backers - UNLOCKED! - PEG LEGS AND EYEPATCHES - We'll add a simple system for flavorful afflictions and impairments for your hard-bitten salty sea-dogs! 

450 backers - UNLOCKED! - SEA SHANTY THREE - We'll add another fantasy-themed sea shanty to the book, with a classic tune but new lyrics to serenade your crew!

500 backers - UNLOCKED! - INFAMY - A simple system to make your pirate notorious and feared across the seven seas! 

550 backers - UNLOCKED! - SEA SHANTY FOUR - We'll add another fantasy-themed sea shanty to the book, with a classic tune but new lyrics to serenade your crew!

600 backers - UNLOCKED! - PIRATE GLOSSARY - We'll add a glossary of common piratical argot and nautical terms for all ye scurvy landlubbers! 

650 backers  - UNLOCKED! - SEA SHANTY SERENADE! - We'll provide a recording of one of our delightful sea shanties by a booming baritone whose pulchritudinous pipes will blow your sails off! 

700 backers - NEXT VERSE, SAME AS THE FIRST! - We'll have our dear friend record ANOTHER of our sea shanties for you! 

The Pieces of Eight Pledges come with a variety of swag like new dice, coloring changing pencils, plus we will be ordering some new items that will be included as a surprise! 

Also the pledge includes the card game Pirate Loot  by Jason Bulmahn.

You can see how the game is played and read more about it on his now successful kickstarter page here: Pirate Loot

Check out Captain Jason Nelson talking pirate campaigns with James Introcaso on his terrific Tabletop Babble podcast! 

Captain Nelson also talks pirates with Paco Jean of G*M*S Magazine right here! 

http://www.gmsmagazine.com/authors-2/pirates-compendium-legendary-games

More interviews coming soon. In the meanwhile, check out the reviews of the adventures and treasure book below:

Treasure of the Fleet: 5 stars + seal of approval http://endzeitgeist.com/islands-plunder-treasury-fleet/  

Scourge of the Steaming Isle:5 stars + seal of approval http://endzeitgeist.com/islands-plunder-scourge-steaming-isle/ 

Raid on the Emperor’s Hand: 5 stars + seal of approval http://endzeitgeist.com/islands-plunder-raid-emperors-hand/ 

Spices & Flesh: 5 stars http://endzeitgeist.com/islands-plunder-spices-flesh/ 

Tarin’s Crown: 5 stars http://endzeitgeist.com/islands-plunder-tarins-crown/ 

 

How do I select the add ons? After you choose your reward level for the book, simply leave the reward level alone but increase the pledge dollar amount by the desired add on. We will send out a survey when the kickstarter ends asking what you pledged extra for. (Example: I want Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E at the $50 Reward level. I also want both the Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium hardback for 5E and the Gothic Campaign Compendium hardback for Pathfinder. Leaving the reward level still at $50, I add $90 more to my pledge. Thereby, my total pledge is $140 at the $50 reward level).

Risks and challenges

The majority of material for this book already has been written, with art and maps completed, and is ready for layout for both Pathfinder and 5E, and layout work already has begun before the project even launched on those chapters of the book that are complete and ready to go. New bonus material for potential stretch goals and new artwork would need to be contracted as we reach these goals.

All Legendary Games authors and artists are experienced, so we do not expect delays from them. We have already invested substantial time and money in preparing the products for this Kickstarter.

Progress on our previous Kickstarter projects: The Legendary Planet adventure series, is in it's final stage. We are expecting to ship these books in 2018. The Alien Bestiary and other books from that project are in the writing stage. All the art orders have gone out and many pieces have already come back. We expect the book to go into layout soon. Please note, the creative teams on these projects are separate from the Pirate Campaign Compendium, so we are not pulling resources away from getting those projects done to do this one.

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    As Pieces of Eight (choose Pathfinder or 5E), but we also invite you to meet and dine with us at PaizoCon or GenCon 2018 to celebrate your coronation and all the fabulous adventures the seven seas have to offer! We will regale you with tales of adventures gone past, sneak peeks to come, and otherwise make like the old salts of the bounding main to show you a good time!

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