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An anti-magic themed, warlords campaign guide by Team Lynnvander. Welcome to Imaria, where all magic is alive, yet no magic is safe.
An anti-magic themed, warlords campaign guide by Team Lynnvander. Welcome to Imaria, where all magic is alive, yet no magic is safe.
An anti-magic themed, warlords campaign guide by Team Lynnvander. Welcome to Imaria, where all magic is alive, yet no magic is safe.
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We have some juicy goals for you. We are going to start with digital PDF unlocks and then once those are done, we'll get printing some amazing hard cover supplements to make your Legacy of Mana game that much better! See below for a list;

Stretch Goal 1 Unlocked!
Stretch Goal 1 Unlocked!

 

Legacy of Mana is a Pathfinder and Dungeon's & Dragons 5E Roleplaying Game compatible setting guide, created by Thomas Gofton of Lynnvander Studios. Thomas Gofton is the creative force behind board games like Albion's Legacy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Board Game, and he's created an original roleplaying setting like nothing else we've ever seen. Norse Games (sister company of Norse Foundry) is excited by what this setting has to offer, and we know you will be too:

Art Sample of the Blooded Pheonix-Born Race
Art Sample of the Blooded Pheonix-Born Race

Imagine a world where Wizards and Sorcerers don't reign supreme: a world where magic is as powerful as ever, and flows from the core of the planet itself through every living thing in the form of mana, and yet, those who wield it, those who are most attuned to it, fear for their lives, hunted to near extinction by an army of ordinary soldiers. The knights of this army carved their way across the land, empowered by alchemically crafted swords that thirsted for and destroyed mana in all of its forms, absorbing lightning bolts as harmless white light, draining magical creatures of their very life force, and converting the stored energy drained from the mana into powerful blasts of energy.

Art Sample of the Diamond Skull Guild
Art Sample of the Diamond Skull Guild

The reign of these Iltherian Knights couldn't last forever, and with their kingdom brought to its knees by a small group of rebels, the world has been thrown into chaos. In this fractured world, warlords are rising up, attempting to impose their own brand of order. Some seek their rightful place as the blooded rulers of the realm. Others merely intend to conquer through strength of arms or manipulation. This chaotic world needs heroes to act as guides through the storm, protecting the common people from the war still waging around them. It needs heroes to fight the Iltherian Knights, protect the rightful rulers of the land, and forge a path through the chaos. That's where you come in...

Legacy of Mana is full of new classes, races and lore! We're publishing both a Pathfinder and a 5E version of the setting guide so you can play using your system of choice.

Sample Book Layout
Sample Book Layout

For Pathfinder

  • Over 20 new races unique to this setting.
  • Over 10 new guilds/factions, each with their own extensive backgrounds and in game techniques.
  •  Over 30 new feats.
  •  Modified rules for how some of the most famous archetypes in fantasy settings are viewed and played in this world.
  •  Over 10 new archetypes, variants and prestige classes including original concepts never before seen in a Pathfinder setting.
  •  Over 20 new pieces of equipment and items.
  • Unique bartering system.
  • New magical airship statistics, flight and combat rules.
  • Rules for unique travel between sky realms, surface realms and sub-surface realms.
  • Unique rules for anti-magic combat including a compendium of how the basic spells of the Pathfinder Players Handbook interact with it.
  • A series of short stories spread throughout the book.

For 5E

  • Featuring an all new class that specializes in anti-magic combat.
  • Over 10 new races unique to this setting.
  • Over 10 new racial sub-types.
  • Over 10 new guilds/factions, each with their own extensive backgrounds and in game techniques.
  • Over 10 new class archetypes.
  • Over 10 new background options.
  • Over 20 new pieces of equipment and items.
  • Unique bartering system.
  • Unique rules for anti-magic combat including a compendium of how the basic spells of the 5E Players Handbook interacts with it.
  •  Rules for unique travel between sky realms, surface realms and sub-surface realms.
  • New magical airship statistics, flight and combat rules.
  • A series of short stories spread throughout the book.
    Both the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and Dungeons and Dragons 5E build upon one of the most advanced, well play-tested rules sets of all time. These systems take everything that's great about roleplaying, and present it in a pair of smooth and intuitive packages.

Bringing the Legacy of Mana world to these systems will let you play in a world unlike anything else seen before, using two of the best, most widely known systems around. Legacy of Mana introduces a world, where the tables are turned: Wizards and Sorcerers live under the constant threat of extinction, hunted by the mana-stealing Iltherian Knights. Fighters and Barbarians fight alongside, and against the Iltherian Knights, while a network of Rogues work behind the scenes to try to come out on top in a chaotic world. In Legacy of Mana, no magic is safe... and the common adventurers aren't much safer.

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Thomas Gofton's Legacy of Mana is an exciting and interesting addition to your chosen rules set, that will invigorate your adventure, while putting your players up against challenges like nothing they've ever faced.

Art Sample from Legacy of Mana
Art Sample from Legacy of Mana

 

What can you get in this campaign?

  • Digital PDF's of our campaign setting guides (Pathfinder OR 5E compatible).
  • A Hardcover version of our campaign setting guide (Pathfinder OR 5E compatible).
  • A Digital or Softcover version of our origins story novel "Hope's Ordeal".
  • A 400 + page fantasy novel created by Thomas Gofton, written by Dan Helfers and collaborated by Christopher Zweerman and Hande Barutcuoglu.
  • Digital PDF's of our Legacy of Mana module series taking you from level 1 to level 9. (Pathfinder OR 5E compatible).
  • Exclusive Metal Legacy Dice in three color combinations: Chrome and Red, Gold and Green as well as Silver and Blue.
The Rewards
The Rewards

 

NOTE - Physical add-on's are not available at the Diamond Skull (digital only) pledge level for shipping logistic purposes.

Digital Modules Add-on (+$20)

Do you want to run the adventures in both Pathfinder and 5E? You can add-on the digital module pack (3) of digital PDF's from either gaming system module collection for +20 to your pledge!

Additional Books...

Do you play both Pathfinder and 5E? You can add one or the other OR both to your pledge by adding +$40/book to your pledge!

Additional Modules...

Do you want to run the adventures in both Pathfinder and 5E? You can add-on the digital module pack (3) of digital PDF's from either gaming system module collection for +20 to your pledge.

Additional Dice Sets...

No game of Pathfinder can be played without dice, and we believe that Legacy of Mana should be played with dice that remind you of the weight of every roll. That's why we're offering custom metal dice designed by Norse Foundry, specifically for the Legacy of Mana setting.

With a special thanks to team Lynnvander we've had the pleasure to work with the team at Norse Foundry! We've come together to bring you a choice of THREE custom colored FULL METAL Dice sets!

If you wish to add any of the sets below in addition to your pledge simply add +$40/per set you wish to have and we'll take care of it in the pledge manager after this campaign ends.

The Iltherian Renik Steel Dice Set - used by those that wish to follow the old code or the new code of Iltherian Knight!

Iltherian Renik Steel Dice
Iltherian Renik Steel Dice

The Silver Sword Dice Set - brandished by the protectors and saviors of the realms! Defenders of the blooded few that still exist, the Silver Sword stands proud and true!

The Silver Sword Dice
The Silver Sword Dice

The Diamond Skull Dice - From the shadows lurk the rebels, fighting for freedom or for their own personal gain, no one knows until it's too late!

The Diamond Skull Dice
The Diamond Skull Dice

 

Legacy of Mana is the brain child of Thomas, however, there's a much larger team in place to make it happen!

Thomas Gofton - Campaign Setting Creator - Read his BIO HERE.

John Helfers - Editor in Chief / Additional story -Read his BIO HERE.

Nat Sanderson - 5E Compatible Designer - Read his BIO HERE.

Lynnvander Studios strives to create innovative and exciting new gaming content for all audiences across the globe. Specializing in design, development and delivery of board games and more, Team Lynnvander wants to entertain you. Learn more about who team Lynnvander is HERE.

Additional Credits:

  • Campaign Book Layout: Aron Murch and Josh Derksen
  • Story Development: Hande Barutcuoglu, John Helfers and Christopher Zweerman
  • Game Development: Cameron Parkinson, Dan Hoang and Maat Medeiros
  • Illustrations by: Alex Ceiluch, E.M. Engel and Mike 'Helmuttt' Gauss.

Norse Foundry was created in 2011. Since then we have provided the Pen and Paper RPG community with a variety of items such as Dice, Coins, Bags and other fun items.

Visit us on our website: www.norsefoundry.com

Find us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NorseFoundry

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Shipping

All shipping will be calculated and charged separately through the pledge manager option after the campaign is over. All products will ship at the same time. If you should have any question about products and locations please private message us for more information.

NOTE - Physical add-on's are not available at the Diamond Skull (digital only) pledge level for shipping logistic purposes.

Risks and challenges

Every new project comes with its own challenges and obstacles. While delays and snags can come up with a new project, we feel confident that our experience and perseverance will see us through them. We have partnered with veterans in the industry to help us guarantee that this project does not see some of the major pit falls that lessor experienced campaigns may encounter.

This is the first Roleplaying Setting Guide published by Norse Games but we're not in it alone! The creators and designers over at Lynnvander Studios have given us a lot of advice about game manufacturing, plus we've been in the dice and coin manufacturing for some time now are are very familiar with the risks and challenges of this industry!

To help achieve realistic deadlines, we have prepared everything we could before launching the Kickstarter. We have already completed the molds for the dice, and Lynnvander Studios has already designed the setting guide, which has going through an internal review before printing to make sure everything is highly polished. Our manufacturer is ready to go, and once we're funded, we'll be able to put together a realistic timeline. This means no lengthy delays in production.

We've planned very carefully for this Kickstarter, and we don't expect any delays but in the event that something unexpected comes up, we're committed to keeping you informed with frequent, clear communication.

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    You will get a digital PDF of the campaign guide for BOTH Pathfinder and 5E!

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    THE DIAMOND SKULL

    You will get a digital PDF of the campaign guide for BOTH Pathfinder and 5E!

    In addition you will receive a PDF of the novel 'Hope's Ordeal' written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

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    You will get a Hardcover copy of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's.

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive a soft cover copy of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

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    EXURO MANÉ

    You will get a digital PDF of the campaign guide for BOTH Pathfinder and 5E!

    In addition you will receive a PDF of the novel 'Hope's Ordeal' written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Finally, to help you get further into adventuring you will also receive (3) three campaign module PDFs (your choice of Pathfinder or 5th Edition) set to take your characters from level 1 to 8.

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    THE SILVER SWORD

    You will get a Hardcover copy of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's.

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive a soft cover copy of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our private pledge manager after the Kickstarter campaign.

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    THE ILTHERIAN EMPIRE

    You will get a Hardcover copy of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's.

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive a soft cover copy of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Finally, to help you get further into adventuring you will also receive (3) three campaign module PDFs (your choice of Pathfinder or 5th Edition) set to take your characters from level 1 to 8.

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our private pledge manager after the Kickstarter campaign.

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    • Choice of Campaign Modules X 3
    • Choice of Hardcover Campaign Guide
    • Pathfinder Digital Campaign Guide
    • 5E Digital Campaign Guide
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    LAST OF THE MANA-LADEN

    You will get a Hardcover copy of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's.

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive a soft cover copy of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Finally, how can anyone play an RPG without some custom dice? You will receive your choice of (1) one set of custom FULL METAL dice sets created by our partners at Norse Foundry Dice. Choose between Diamond Skill Rogue Dice (Black and Red), Iltherian Renik Steel Dice (Brushed Gold and Orange) and The Silver Sword Dice (Aged Silver and Blue).

    Additional dice sets may be added to your pledge for $40/set.

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our private pledge manager after the Kickstarter campaign

    Includes:
    • Legacy of Mana Custom Metal Dice Set
    • Choice of Campaign Modules X 3
    • Choice of Hardcover Campaign Guide
    • Pathfinder Digital Campaign Guide
    • 5E Digital Campaign Guide
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    • Hope's Ordeal Digital Novel
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    THE MERCHANTS OF IMARIA

    As a retailer (proof required) you will get (6) six Hardcover copies of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's (a mix of both is also acceptable).

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive (6) six soft cover copies of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Finally, to help you get further into adventuring you will also receive (3) three campaign module PDFs (your choice of Pathfinder or 5th Edition) set to take your characters from level 1 to 8. You can run these at your store and get more people involved with Legacy of Mana!

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our private pledge manager after the Kickstarter campaign and will be bulk priced.

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    THE BLOODED FEW

    Have you ever wanted to create a race or a module for an RPG and have the world gain access to it and enjoy your story? Well now you can! With this reward you will have the exclusive opportunity to work with the Legacy of Mana creative team to create a choice of ONE of the following: (design your own race to be cannon in the world of Imaria / design a module adventure as part of our module pack / design a town or iconic location that will be cannon to our map / design an artifact or legendary item that will be included in our equipment section of the book). You will be listed in our books credits as an additional designer!

    You will also get a Hardcover copy of either your choice of Pathfinder compatible or 5E compatible campaign guides in addition to your digital PDF's.

    Get right into the game while you wait for your new book smell! You'll also receive a soft cover copy of the 'Hope's Ordeal' novel written by Thomas Gofton and John Helfers.

    Finally, how can anyone play an RPG without some custom dice? You will receive your choice of (1) one set of custom FULL METAL dice sets created by our partners at Norse Foundry Dice. Choose between Diamond Skill Rogue Dice (Black and Red), Iltherian Renik Steel Dice (Brushed Gold and Orange) and The Silver Sword Dice (Aged Silver and Blue).

    Additional dice sets may be added to your pledge for $40/set.

    Qualifies for all applicable Stretch Goals!

    Shipping Costs will be handled through our private pledge manager after the Kickstarter campaign

    Includes:
    • Designer Participation
    • Legacy of Mana Custom Metal Dice Set
    • Choice of Campaign Modules X 3
    • Choice of Hardcover Campaign Guide
    • Pathfinder Digital Campaign Guide
    • 5E Digital Campaign Guide
    • Hope's Ordeal Soft Cover Novel
    • Hope's Ordeal Digital Novel
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