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Mike Myler & Rogue Genius Games are crafting a new Pathfinder setting bursting with player options, advanced NPC statblocks, and more!
Mike Myler & Rogue Genius Games have crafted a Pathfinder campaign setting bursting with player options, advanced NPCs, and more! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/153361/Veranthea-Codex
Mike Myler & Rogue Genius Games have crafted a Pathfinder campaign setting bursting with player options, advanced NPCs, and more! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/153361/Veranthea-Codex
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Free Preview PDF #1: The Beztekorps Prestige Class

Free Preview PDF #2: Braxthar Grimdrahk
Scientific Innovator (Alchemist Archetype)

Free Preview PDF #3: Master in Irons
                  Shojo Matsumo

Free Preview PDF #4: Spoony Jawz
            Top Pilot of Trectoyri

Pay-What-You-Want PDF from Amora Game
                         The Conduit



Scroll down to the Add-Ons section at the bottom of the page for NPC Cards, Face Cards, VTT Maps and more!

UPDATE: Foreword and art prints ($99 pledge level) by Larry Dixon!

 Veranthea is a world with three distinct realms.

GRETHADNIS
Filled with fantasy realms experiencing a renaissance as malevolent armies mobilize on each side of the continent. Sword and sorcery is the word of the day, but steampunk inventors are beginning to emerge.

URETHIEL
Magic is inherently a part of every day life, tradition is sacrosanct, and the controlling Grand Dynasties engage in constant intrigue—both courtly and economic. Wuxia and high fantasy are the prevalent themes here.

TRECTOYRI
Isolated and abandoned, this continent is ruled over by Monstrous Folk from the toxic metropolis of Goblinvania. Their technology is unparalleled, they've driven dragons aground or into slavery, and dwarves, elves, and humans only know freedom on the fiercely defended island of Ominara. Dieselpunk, noir, and bizarre campaigns find a good home on Trectoyri.

I played my first Pathfinder game in Veranthea, though it wasn't called that yet—since then it's truly become a world all its own, filled with a colorful cast of characters and lovingly treated with house rules embraced by numerous players. Owen and LJ Stephens (the owners of RGG and two great people) were as enamored with the conflicts and varied denizens of Grethadnis, the high fantasy eastern continent of Urethiel, and the industrial monster of a realm the Unwanted Folk rule over (Trectoyri) as I am.

But this couldn't be just another setting book; there are plenty of excellent campaign settings available to gamers today and though Veranthea is absolutely unique among them, Rogue Genius Games holds to a higher standard of utility. There are plenty of incredible class archetypes and prestige classes available to players in my world, but aside from the secretly evil capitalist god of the gnomes (and other fantastic bits and pieces like him), what can really make Veranthea stand out among its peers?

I looked at my crate of Pathfinder books and sat on it for a while, wondering what could really make my world valuable to people that weren't interested in playing a rogue dragon fighting off armies of gun-laden goblins or a magic-capacitor martial artist. Something that GMs could get a ton of use out of without adopting thematic material.

The NPC Codex.

That's the book I use the most, and I am always picking it up when I need a spare 7th level ranger, 4th level bard, every day 3rd level commoner, or...well, that's it: the NPC Codex is a fantastic resource, but it only answers the call for the core classes and NPC classes.
 

Where's the love for alchemists, oracles, magi, gunslingers, summoners, inquisitors, cavaliers, witches, ninjas, and samurai?

Look no further than the Veranthea Codex!

  • The first third of this book is filled with great setting content, from the Chaos Jungle of Iniplexetz on Grethadnis to the corrupt industrial megapolis of Goblinvania on Trectoyri, to the three great Empires of Urethiel, the beginning of the Veranthea Codex is filled to the brim with content for an amazing world ripe with all sorts of adventure!
  • The second part is what your players will love you for: new feats, class archetypes, global rules, vehicles, magic systems, martial arts styles, weapon enchantments—the Veranthea Codex has a host of excellent new options for your gaming group to enjoy.
  • Finally there are the cast chapters, filled with over 30 pre-generated NPCs from the base classes in the Advanced Player's Guide, Ultimate Combat, and Ultimate Magic!


 
But that's just for a 200 page PDF at the INITIAL FUNDING LEVEL!

As we reach more stretch goals and unlock the five great tiers, more NPCs, more player options, and more content is ready to be developed!

All backers of VERANTHEA SETTLER ($25) or above get access to the Veranthea Codex Playtest Document.

  
 

1) The Genius Guide to the Armiger (Rogue Genius Games)

2) The Genius Guide to Hellfire Magic (Rogue Genius Games)

3) The Genius Guide to Feats of Psionic Might (Rogue Genius Games)

4) The Genius Guide to the Shadow Assassin (Rogue Genius Games)

5) Monster Menagerie: Engines of Destruction (Rogue Genius Games)

6) Ultimate Options: New Arcane Discoveries (Rogue Genius Games)

7) Ultimate Options: Power of the Ninja (Rogue Genius Games)

8) Monster Menagerie: Rise of the Goblinoids (Rogue Genius Games)

9) Damned Souls of Fenleist (by Mike Myler; AdventureAWeek.com)

10) Death & Taxes (by Colin Stricklin; AdventureAWeek.com)

11) Krazy Kragnar's Alchemical Surplus Shop (Rogue Genius Games)

12) Races Revised: The Kobold Kings (Rogue Genius Games)

13) Timeless Fort (by Luis Loza; AdventureAWeek.com)

$8,000 - FUNDED!

A 200 page PDF with over 50 NPCs, a chapter of player options, and a rocking campaign setting focused in Grethadnis, a classic western fantasy continent rife with twists and adventure hooks, with some love for high eastern fantasy Urethiel and the monster-controlled realm of Trectoyri!

 A 250 page PDF with over 80 NPCs, concentrating on Urethiel and the doings of the Immortalsthe 18 clans, and the many natural denizens of the magically ensconced continent!
 

There are DOZENS of stretch goals in store, and you can see them all right here on the tumblr!

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The Writers

The Artists

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Stretch Goal Contributors

"All This" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com

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    VERANTHEA SPIRIT - Thank you! Your name will be inscribed on the Backers Page in the Veranthea Codex and we will be forever grateful for your support!

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    VERANTHEA DABBLER - We'll add your name to the Backer's Page in the Veranthea Codex, and you'll receive the first two adventures in the campaign setting (Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill and The Mysterious Peaks of Baranthar PDFs) for nearly half the retail price!

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    VERANTHEA INTELLECTUAL - The Veranthea Codex PDF, Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill PDF, Mysterious Peaks of Baranthar PDF, Spring of Disorder PDF, and 3 PDFs of your choice from the Genius Guide Tomes, Options Menagerie Tomes, and Adventurer Tomes (one from each)!

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    RPG industry veteran artist Larry Dixon and NY Times bestseller Mercedes Lackey are crafting a griffon character for adventurers in Veranthea, and you're getting an autographed print of this avian ally along with all the rewards of a Veranthean Genius!

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    VERANTHEAN GAMEMASTER - You get the Veranthea Codex PDF, the adventure PDFs, the Genius Guide Tomes, Options Menagerie Tomes, and Adventurer Tomes, but one very special module all your own! Mike Myler will pen you a personalized 10 page adventure made to your specifications occurring wherever you want in Veranthea! With your consent it can be shared with the world on the tumblr, or may even become a published PDF some day!

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    GRETHADNIS SURVEYOR - The fair continent is well developed, but one area remains unexplored—now that region is your own! You'll receive advance access to the content of the Veranthea Codex, a PDF of the book (and a Hardcover if that level of funding is reached), all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards, and our writers will work with you to bring your very own area in Grethadnis to life using your ideas to flesh it out!

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    URETHIEL SURVEYOR - The enchanted continent is a place steeped in magic, mystery, and tradition, but one area remains unexplored—now that region is your own! You'll receive advance access to the content of the Veranthea Codex, a PDF of the book (and a Hardcover if that level of funding is reached), all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards, and our writers will work with you to bring your very own area in Urethiel to life using your ideas to flesh it out!

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    TRECTOYRI SURVEYOR - The lands of the monstrous folk are dangerous for a number of reasons: toxic pollution, lethal denizens, flaring primal tempers. Some of the hazardous realm is yet to be penned—now that region is your own! You'll receive advance access to the content of the Veranthea Codex, all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards, a PDF of the book (and a Hardcover if that level of funding is reached), and our writers will work with you to bring your very own area in Trectoyri to life using your ideas to flesh it out!

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    VERANTHEAN KING - One of our crack core artists, Jacob Blackmon or Indi Martin, will work your likeness into one of their illustrations, along with all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards! You will also receive a PDF of the Veranthea Codex (and Hardback when funding level is reached).
    By choosing this pledge you agree to send a (digital) portrait photograph in high resolution before October 15th (the artists ask that you try to keep your lips closed for this photograph). ***International Backers must pay their own shipping costs if the Hardcover reward is unlocked.

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    FOREVER DARK SURVEYOR - There are several remote outposts in the vast vehoro of the Forever Dark, but one is better known than any other—the one you help us write! You'll receive advance access to the content of the Veranthea Codex, a PDF of the book, all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards, and the Mikes (Myler and McCarthy) will work with you to bring your very own subterranean settlement to life using your ideas to flesh it out!

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    VERANTHEAN ADVENTURER - If your adventurer is keen to travel the lands of Veranthea, this pledge is for you! Send us your character's concept, some key elements of their statblocks (maximum level 7), and what realms they roam; one of our writers (Mike Myler, Luis Loza, Brian Monster, or Colin Stricklin) will weave them into the setting of Veranthea, etching a place for your PC in the history of the world! You will also receive the Veranthea Codex PDF (and Hardback when funding level is reached), along with all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards. ***International Backers must pay their own shipping costs if the Hardcover reward is unlocked.

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    VERANTHEAN COMPANION - Having a place in the world of Veranthea isn't enough: you need your adventurer to live on the page! Send us your character's concept, some key elements of their statblocks (maximum level 12), and what realms they roam; one of our writers (Mike Myler, Luis Loza, Brian Monster, or Colin Stricklin) will weave them into the setting of Veranthea AND one of our excellent artists (Nathanael Batchelor, Jacob Blackmon, Jack Holliday, or Indi Martin) will take your sketch or art description and illustrate the character as well! You will also receive a PDF of the Veranthea Codex (and Hardback when funding level is reached), as well as all of the VERANTHEA GENIUS pledge rewards. ***International Backers must pay their own shipping costs if the Hardcover reward is unlocked.

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