A Year of New Races and Ancestries for 5E and Pathfinder

A project in New York, NY by Roll For Combat

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Year of Legends releases a new super-sized ancestry every month throughout all of 2024! Add 13 new legendary creatures to your game!
Backers: 1299
Average Pledge Per Backer: $94

Funded: $122,593 of $20,000
Dates: Oct 24th -> Nov 26th (34 days)
Project By: Roll For Combat
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Latest News

We've Unlocked Ice Golemborn. Can We Reach the Aquatic Swarmblood?

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The ice golemborn howl with a blizzard's might within their chest, beating like a frozen heart. Now they are free to join us in our pursuit of the world's legends! Okay, this isn't an ice golemborn as we don't have the art done yet, but you get the... (Read More)

What is a Herald? Could You Be the Next Herald?

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
If you've been looking at the pledge levels or the updates, you might wonder what it means to be a herald. On the main Kickstarter page, herald pledge levels offer inside access to early versions of the rules for Year of Legends, sneak peeks, and... (Read More)

2 Days Left: Let's Take a Look at Some Feats!

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for your support of Year of Legends! Without you, Stephen and I wouldn't be able to keep producing amazing Battlezoo content, and I'm really excited about what's coming up as we begin the Year of Legends next year. Let's take a look... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: One or Many

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
No one is a monolith. We seem to inherently understand this when thinking about ourselves. Our every inconsistent act is justified by circumstance or mood. But we oversimplify others and try to shrink down their expansive multifarious nature into a... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: The Sins of the Parent

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
How can the gods be just when they look upon mortals in the same way we do ants, expressing their displeasure in disproportionate ways? Those deities who don’t pretend to be knowable or relatable are at least honest. They are alien entities beyond... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: As Changeable as the Tides

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
A person’s mood can be affected by many things: the time of day, the ambient temperature, a lingering cold, whether or not the person has recently eaten a full meal, if they’ve recently had an emotional interaction with a friend or family... (Read More)

The Final Week Is Here: Help Us Unlock The Aquatic Swarmblood And More!

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We're hitting the last week of the Kickstarter, so it's time for the last big push. By popular demand, we're switching out of the previous stretch goal order, which had been based on the annual order, and moving up the aquatic swarmblood to come... (Read More)

Sneak Peak at Animated Tokens

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
So when I first decided to include animated tokens, I wasn't even sure how many we were going to include per ancestry, what they would look like, or even how they would work. I had the broad strokes worked out, but the details were unknown. But a few... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: Carved in Stone

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s the ultimate vanity of mortalkind that causes us to carve graven likenesses in our own image, leaving them behind for all posterity, until they too are consumed by the sands of time. But not all statuary is a pure exercise in vainglory and... (Read More)

Let The Storm Rage On!

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
She might not be a storm giant, but the cold probably never bothered her anyway. Working together, we've broken the lightning fetters and unleashed storm giants upon the Year of Legends! Storm giants are one of my personal favorite giants, so I'm... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: Sphinxes, Guardians of Stone and Riddle

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Most creatures in the world come about from chance and happenstance, stacked a millionfold over untold generations. The little songbird that chirps from the tree branch each morning came about from nothing but accident and evolution. No one sat down... (Read More)

New Animated Tokens Added! Swarmblood and Leshy Druid

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
If you've followed us at Roll for Combat long enough, chances are you know that Stephen likes to add more content and value as we go along (with the record being the Jewel of the Indigo Isles adventure path, available in pdf as an add-on, which... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: Devil’s Advocate

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Devils, as it turns out, tend to be endlessly clever and conniving and more than loquacious enough not to need someone else to advocate on their behalf. At least, that’s normally the case. But sometimes, their cleverness, scheming, lawyering, and... (Read More)

Design Musings: Angels Above and Devils Below!

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Angels are usually messengers for deities and devils have strict roles in Hell's hierarchy, so how do you wind up playing one in your game? I challenged angel author Mikhail Rekun and devil author Jessica Catalan to answer that question, and I think... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: Evil Is In the Eye of the Beholder

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Some say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to our understanding of morality, I feel that the saying applies even more powerfully when it comes to the concepts of good and evil. Every society defines them differently, and... (Read More)

Evil Eyes and Cerebrophages: Design Musings

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm here today to give you a few behind-the-scenes design musings! Let's dig into to evil eyes and cerebrophages: While the other creatures in Year of Legends might be more self-evident, either straight out of legends like gargoyles or angels, or... (Read More)

From the Archives of Aitheria Nyx: To Rise and Fall

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The structure of society is designed to inculcate obedience and keep people in their place, unthinking cogs in the machine of civilization. And so, many of the terms popular in most cultures glorify compliance and vilify thinking for oneself. So is... (Read More)

The Full Moon Awaits... Werecrocodiles Hunger!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Just in time for the three days of the full moon, which begin tomorrow night with their peak on Saturday October 28th, we smashed that stretch goal. Now ravenous werecrocodiles have been pouring out of the rivers, lakes, and marshes of the world,... (Read More)

How the Animated Tokens Will Work

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been receiving a lot of questions about the animated tokens and how they will work because they are pretty new to everyone, including us! This is a relatively new technology, and we are still experimenting with them to see how to best... (Read More)

Kapoacinths Spotted on the Water!

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your help, we've managed to locate kapoacinths, aquatic gargoyles, and bring them into Battlezoo Ancestries Gargoyles for everyone to play! Gargoyles are warriors and guardians of the night, and with kapoacinths, they can fight and guard at... (Read More)

With Our Powers Combined, We Have Summoned Captain Planetar!

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Thanks to you, we hit our second stretch goal already and summoned planetars to Battlezoo Ancestries Angels.  Planetar Fighter These generals of heaven often come out when all diplomatic solutions have failed and battle is inevitable,... (Read More)

We Made It! Funded + First Stretch Goal, Thank You So Much

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks everyone! Thanks to your help, in under four hours, we've already fully funded, hit a stretch goal, and are a good part of the way to the next one! This is a fantastic start for the Year of Legends, and I'm excited to explore along with you... (Read More)

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