Saturday, September 20, 2014

[LPJ Design] Obsidian Apocalypse On Sale for $5.99!!!

Louis Porter Jr. Design, has lowered the price if Obsidian Apocalypse for The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at and by 50% OFF THE NORMAL COST to only $5.99.  You have heard and read the rumors how great the setting is including review statements of,  “All in all, this is, in my opinion, the BEST BOOK LPJr Design has so far made…My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars + seal of approval!” Now see for yourself. Here is information on this product:

A dark star fell from the sky bringing with it the end of all things! The sanctity of the world known as Abaddon was shattered when a global apocalyptic event of a meteor impacting the planet causing a destructive ecological and eldritch change. Now there is no day or night, just never ending Apocalypse. An undead world ruled by fear and horror. Undead nightmares prowl the darkest forest with malevolent ghouls, grim demonic fiends and horrific vampires prey on a fearful populace. The world is dominated by the monstrously powerful immortal evils that reigns supreme over this world. And with all this the mysterious force known as Nightwall. Evil dominates the world to be challenged by noble heroes fighting to take back a world that should belong to them. Are you willing to take up the fight?

Inside this book you will find you’ll need to embark on adventures in the exciting setting of Obsidian Apocalypse:

•       Four toolkit setting templates: Infernus Risen – Angels and Demons have been brought to this world and engage in battles all over this world; World of the Elder Gods - The meteor is actually a prison from unusual monsters that breaks open and escapes to this world; Pandemic Contagion - A super powerful virus begins infecting, mutating and killing people of this world; and World of the Undead - Undead raise due to the necromantic energy in the meteor.
•       Highly detailed regions and history, new organizations to launch your campaign
•       7 new races usable as player characters.
•       Over 90 new feats and over 100 new spells.
•       All new monsters and monster templates.
•       And much more.

In less that a week, Cross of Fire Saga goes LIVE!!!

In less that one week, the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path goes live!!! We have added more artwork ti this upcoming kickstarter so this is going to be huge success! Save your dollars to help support us with this awesome adventure path! Follow us on Facebook to learn more!!! Talk to you later...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Crisis on Infinite Earths + ?????? = Next AWESOME kickstarter

I am looking over the economical formulas to see if the (hopefully upcoming) Crisis on Infinite Earths plus ?????? (Thought of an AMAZING add-on to the original concept) influenced can be done for a reasonable price. We are looking to pay the most we have every paid for writers ($0.08 a word) due to the fact that we need several very high end writers planned to work on this. We are looking for the word count of the AP to reach 80K. That with the amount of artwork we are looking to have (roughly 160 different pieces including covers, headshot and half page images), this Kickstarter is going to have to be $35,000.  And that just covers the the 4 APs.

Let not even talk about the 20 "sidetrek / starter adventures" (roughly 100K words in length) that we would like to have this kickstarter. Now add in, I am going to have LOTS of other 3PP material added to this kickstarter. So this gets bigger and bigger.

Best of all, When this AP is finished, there should be a campaign setting that I am going to make 100% OGL for any and all 3PP to use and build from. I am going to include some of the artwork and make it 100% Open content to use. Sounds crazy? It is. Is it possible? HELL YES!!!!! Now I have to call Owen KC Stephens to see if I am crazy as I think I am. Talk to you later...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

And the beat goes on...

Just a little update. Joshua Yearsley has been working like a mad man editing project for LPJ Design and it looks like we are going to have 5 ALL NEW products for our Obsidian Apocalypse line, including our inspired version of the WOTC Ghostwalk campaign setting. So expect to see a lot more material for Obsidian Apocalypse including the upcoming kickstarter, Cross of Fire Saga. Talk to you later...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

T minus 21 Days until the start of the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Kickstarter for Pathfinder

The time ticks closer to the start of the the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Kickstarte for Pathfinder Role Playing Game. Today we learn more about the actual start to the adventure, Havoc of the Mind’s Eye by 2014 RPG Superstar Victoria Jaczko.

Part 1: Havoc of the Mind’s Eye

Nothing is as it seems in the blasted countryside surrounding the insular fortress-town of Lockgate. For weeks, the people there--locals and outsiders alike--have been terrorized by a creature they only know as the Beast. It strikes fast and vanishes, leaving behind mutilated corpses to find. The town’s lord has issued a reward for the death of the beast and a band of monster hunters have answered. The seer traveling with the PCs leads them straight into the heart of this mystery where it becomes quickly evident there is more at work than a simple ravaging monster. Can the PCs unearth the true source of Lockgate’s horror?

Havoc of the Mind’s Eye is an investigative horror adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The scenario is designed for four 9th level PCs, and is suitable as a single horror tale or as the second episode of the Cross of Fire saga. By the end of the adventure, the PCs will either die screaming or reach 10th level.

We keep giving you more and more twist and turns in this adventure path. Giving you a chance to understand the world of Abaddon and the Obsidian Apocalypse campaign setting better and better. Fans of Pathfinder and the horror genre in general will find the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path not only to be fun and exciting it will be revolutionary to what they are normally use to see. Talk to you later…

Monday, September 1, 2014

What D&D campaign setting would you like to see converted in Pathfinder?

I am working on something for future release and I wanted to get feedback from the Pathfinder fan base: What four (4) D&D campaign setting would you like to see converted for use in Pathfinder? Edition doesn’t matter just the setting. Thanks!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Our friends at Go Make Me A Sandwich don't seem to like our artwork...

With a title like "Hey, game devs. Knock it off with the corpse tits!" you know this is only going to be a quality rant against LPJ Design. So I just found out about this yesterday from Go Make Me A Sandwich and I have to say, I like the artwork.  I don't understand her issue with my artwork, but art is subjective. Some people love it, some people hate it. I am OK with that. Personally, I think she has a specific way she thinks the world she be and if it goes against her views or concepts it is sexist. This is the SAME tactic people use with the infamous "pulling race card". So using this same tactic against me is silly, because I know it is bullshit.

Instead of saying and criticizing the creative work that is being done, why don't you just do what you like see and sell it. That is what I did. I didn't think there were enough "minority" game developers in table top game industry, so I started my company and did games that I thought other would like to see.  Nearly 15 years later, we are going strong.  For real change to happen, I HAVE TO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING and not just complain about it. So stop pulling the bullshit Slacktivism card, and actually DO SOMETHING! I don't hate women, but I do hate bullshit, and I am calling you on YOUR BULLSHIT. Talk to you later...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

T minus 28 Days until the start of the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Kickstarter for Pathfinder

The time is ticking down for the start of this all new and exciting kickstarter, the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder Role Playing Game. To start you off on the right foot, we are going to talk about the first adventure in the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path written by LPJ Design very own Jeff Lee

Hurled Into Endless Night 

Seeking potent magic in the hands of an insane entity, accomplished adventurers find themselves transported to the bleak wasteland of Abaddon. As they explore their new surroundings, they must encounter a host of new terrors and determine whether to save a desperate caravan of nomads. Can adventurers save them, and can their weary new allies help them find a reliable way home? 

The Long Way Home is an adventure for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The story and encounters are the first episode of the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path, but can also be played as a stand­alone adventure with light modification. The module includes a brief history of the Cross of Fire, an introduction to the world of Abaddon, and a powerful new curse. Characters should take up the adventure approximately half­way through 8th level. If they survive their first nights on Abaddon, they should reach 9th level by the adventure’s conclusion. 

As you can see this will be a great starting point for you to understand the world of Abaddon and the Obsidian Apocalypse campaign setting in general. Fans of Pathfinder and the horror genre in general will find the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path not only to be fun and exciting it will be revolutionary to what they are normally use to see. Talk to you later…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 26th Happy Birthday to me!

I just wanted to thank everyone who sent me out Happy Birthday wishes to me. While this has been one of the toughest years of my life, it is good to know that there are people out that that care for me. Friendships and being loved is what is really important in life. Once again, Thanks!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Want to break-in and get published as a Pathfinder game designer?

Of course you do! That is why you are reading this post.

For those that don’t know, LPJ Design is starting their next kickstarter called the Cross of Fire Saga at the end of September. One of the rewards that was created specifically for donors was that of offering the opportunity for donors to submit material for potential publication. When our KS reach 50 donors we will offer all Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Hazards for possible publication. At 60 Donors this increase to all Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Haunts for possible publication At 70 Donors, all Donors at $9 and up can Submit 2 Insanities for possible publication and this continues on until you can submit spells, feats and even VIP and Iconic NPCs.

So if you have always wanted to get published and you know you are a great potential game designer, take a short cut and sign up for the Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter and get the publishing credit to help open doors in the incredibly competitive world of game design. Learnmore about the upcoming Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter here!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Cross of Fire is complete

For those who are waiting for the Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter to start, maybe you should take a look at the Cross of Fire. Lance Red has don it again! With another great piece of artwork that Jeff Lee and The Four Horsemen can draw a lot inspiration for to finish up there work on this. Pathfinder horror fans will love what we have planned for them. I can not wait! I can't wait for September to come fast enough.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The image that made me want to create Pirates of the Bronze Sky...

This image describes it all. You do have to think about it. You understand what is going on with one simple piece of artwork. And with that image, Pirates of Bronze Sky was born.  Now I have to finish it some day.  Talk to you later...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paizo VS Dreamscarred Press – Who will rule psionics / psychic magic?

This weekend during Gen Con I was informed by the folks over at Know Direction facebook page, that Paizo will be doing a product called Occult Adventures which will have in it (drum roll please!) Psychic Magic!!! As they said in the post: One of the phrases used was “Less Professor X, More Penny Dreadful.” The first thing I thought about it was, Is Paizo going after Dreamscarred Press market? Is Dreamscarred Press about to be on the wrong side of a war with Paizo? Will one system for psionics rule Pathfinder? These questions just get bigger and bigger!!!

Now maybe with other companies this might have meant the death knell for Dreamscarred Press, but I have heard from a VERY GOOD source that they folks over at Paizo came over and talked to the people at Dreamscarred Press about what was going on with their psychic magic. Better still it looks like Paizo psychic magic will fall in line with an arcane and divine magic built system. So now it looks like there will be TWO completely different, completely supported psionic / psychic magic based systems available for those who like psionics. If you like how psionic has worked from 3.5 to Pathfinder you have Dreamscarred Press; if you wish you could have psychic magic work like traditional magic, you have Paizo.  Maybe some other will do a mash up of both. Get it the way YOU want to use it and that sounds like a good idea to me.  So there is no Paizo VS Dreamscarred Press. Better still for fans who have been supporting psionics, this give you the opportunity to add even more psychic magic content to your already done psionic material. For example, we will be doing an update with the OGL psychic magic material for our NeoExodus Chronicles: Psionic Cavian ---. I mean who doesn’t like MORE content?

Once again, Paizo shows why they are beloved by their fan base and the 3PP want to work with them.  That make it easy AND worth it to work with them. Talk to you later…

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I’ve been quiet. TOO quite…

I have been behind the scenes working on a few things that we will be showing off soon for you to enjoy. But, while this is going on I keep going back to a CRAZY idea that keeps popping back in my head.  Simply put, this is what I keep thinking: I (We) should do DC Comics’ Crisis on Infinite Earth as an Adventure Path viakickstarter for Pathfinder with a joint co-operation with various 3PP.  Now many of you are laughing at me right now. You are like, “You can’t do Crisis. It’s is impossible.” First I don’t believe in impossible. I am sorry, but there is no such animal as impossible.  All that success needs to make thing happen is: will and sweat. It just amazes me that DC and Marvel Comics have done SO MANY comic series that would work as Adventure Paths: Civil War, Dark Phoenix Saga, DarkestNight, Infinite Crisis, Siege, X-tinction Agenda, plus MANY more. No need to remake the wheel here. I am going to get this worked out SOMEHOW. And then I am going to do Crisis for Pathfinder and people will love it. Those of you who are still telling me it is impossible and I can do it: Thanks!  I need a lot of fuel for this fire. Talk to you later…

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Cross of Fire Saga comes more into view

So here is a better defended rough draft image of the Cross of Fire from the upcoming Cross of Fire Saga. I cannot wait until September. This is going to be an AMAZING kickstarter.  Talk to you later…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cross of Fire Saga Update - More new artwork for the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path

Here is rough draft of the new artwork coming soon for the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder RPG. This piece was done by Tristan Denecke and you can expect to see many, many more from him in the very near future.

Monday, July 28, 2014

LPJ Design to Host Google Hangout On August 7th!

LPJ Design is planning to host their next Google Hangout Thursday August 7th at 9:30 PM EST. We will be covering all kind of interesting topics, fascinating subject matter and we also will have a little “Ask Me Anything” session so you can feel free to ask me all the juicy questions you have wanted to know about LPJ Design, Louis Porter Jr. or being in the RPG industry in general. So get ready for an evening of excitement and exhilaration on August 7th with us! Follow this link to attend the hangout!

Friday, July 25, 2014

I wonder what [Insert gaming professional] will think about this…

Very often, I get an idea that I think is great but I know well enough that I need to get a second opinion on. The reason for that is because lots of things sound great in your head and become absolutely crap-tastic when they get on paper. So the idea that I am working with if from a blog post I did called, “Taking a chance on getting the kinks out of the Androids...” and I came up with this simple little idea: Robots looking for the “truth of things” and who are religious fanatics about gambling and taking a chance.

But I don’t want to get response from just ONE gaming professional, I want to get response from A LOT of gaming professionals. So here is my question to you gaming professionals out there: What do you think about this android / robot / construct idea in a fantasy setting? There are no wrong answers (Clinton Boomer and Owen I am talking to you) just interesting ideas. Talk to you later…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Should we add Jen Page to our kickstarter?

One of the writers working on the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path suggested that we ask and use Jen Page as one of the character for the adventure. This writer is friends with Jen Page so they informed me if that was something I wanted to do he could talk to her.  I know who Jen Page is but just generally and not very well, so I am a bit hesitant of asking her to model for a character.  So when I am in doubt, I just ask our fans what they think. So here I go: Should we approach, offer and add Jen Page to our upcoming kickstarter?  Let me know what you think and thanks!

I guess my age and mind are finally catching up to each other…and not in a good way

I guess I can announce this because I need your help.

I apparently assigned some work for my upcoming Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path. What I assigned was three magic items that we created for the donors as a “secret item add-on” that we were going to give away to all the donors. I assigned it to the writer and sent them to do the work.  Sounds simple right?

Just one thing, I have forgotten what writer I assigned this project. That is right I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHO I ASSIGNED THIS TO. Apparently I am suffering from Alzheimer over this.  I have gone through my list of normal writers, and I still can’t remember who I assigned this. So if you are the writer that I sent this to send me an email and remind me and send the draft of the work. Thanks.

And for all you laughing at me; Hey don’t laugh. It could happen to you. Talk to you later…

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Clinton Boomer's In Defiance of Sorcery cover comes into focus...

Clinton Boomer, Pathfinder fan favorite will have something to be happy about with the 2nd rough draft of the upcoming cover of In Defiance of Sorcery - the low-magic/no-magic campaign toolkit for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. So if you are a Frank Frazetta or Conan the Barbarian fan you might want to take a look fro what we have planned. Talk to you later...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Six Months without Carla...

I don't care what anyone says, it doesn't get easier. It only get tougher, because you miss them more each day. Nothing is worst than an empty bed without the love of your life in it. I have been living my personal worst nightmare and it doesn't get better. I wish I could have one more hour with you. I miss you Carla. Each and every moment. Talk to you later...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Are Necromancer Games being opportunistic or smart business people?

I just saw that Necromancer Games is doing a kickstarter, NecromancerGames: Back for 5th Edition! and the first thought that came to mind was: They are doing it again. Necromancer Games has created their market based on the following line (with this variation): 5th Edition Rules, 1st Edition Feel. I LOVE this marketing. It does several things at once: Connect the players who don’t care about the edition wars and just want quality material; Touches old school gamers who love the classic adventures and materials from TSR; New player who always wanted to play the classic material and understand why it is so exciting; And best of all, it can be updated each time a new edition comes out and you STILL remember their marketing.  Smart, smart and SMART!

But are they just really just resting on their former successes and not doing anything new or exciting? This is their “first kickstarter”  if you see their bio on Kickstarter but their relationship with Frog GodGames is well know and documented. What is this kickstarter giving us: 5th Edition Foes which will have between 200-250 additional creatures, beasts, monsters and titans to challenge your players and enhance your adventures! I wonder how many of these will be from their Tomb of Horrors books? Book of Lost Spells will have hundreds of new spells to enhance your 5th edition spell casters and NPCs but will they be updated 3rd, 3.5, 4E and Pathfinder spells for this newest edition.  In addition, with their LONG TERM relationships with many WOTC staffers, you have to wonder how much 5th edition material they have seen and know about before it August release? I mean the kickstarter started July 6, with is running from July 6 until September 4 (60 days) and the products will be released November 2014. That seems like a pretty fast development to release schedule, well at to me.

So now we come back to the original question: Are Necromancer Games being opportunistic or smart business people? It seems like they are being both and that IS A GOOD THING! Any business, who wants to be smart and successful over a long period of time, should use any and all advantages they might possess. Necromancer Games is doing this and if you are complaining that they are doing this, maybe you should think about doing this for yourself and see how this might help your business. The only thing that separates you from success is air and opportunity. So, get to work.  Talk to you later…

Friday, July 4, 2014

Taking a chance on getting the kinks out of the Androids...

I am still working on the concept of androids for NeoExodus and then I can up with an idea that I originally had planned for another race that was originally based off of Senson Girl of the Legion of Super Heroes. Her original powers of illusion generation were enhanced giving her the ability to see beyond the illusions of life (such as the "illusions" of distance and physical obstacles). I like this idea and could work very cool of a race; This ability plues the ability of her teammate, Dawnstar whose unique powers include the ability to track life forms and objects across light years of distance and through interstellar space; could have interesting effects on a game. I think the idea of the androids always looking for the “truth” of things that can be a cool piece of fluff that can have interesting game mechanics attached to it.

Add on to that a concept that I saw once while watching the sci-fi tv show, Space: Above and Beyond that artificial Intelligent robots, which were called Silicates (I love that name. The Silicates referred to humans Carbonites) rebel from their human creators on a simple concept created by an engineer programming a simple line of code that gave them the ability , “Taking a chance” or simply take risk that a machine would not logically do. The artificial intelligent robots then become fascinated with the idea of taking a risk and gambling. It becomes their religion to them. What a concept: Robots looking for the “truth of things and who are religious fanatics about gambling and taking a chance. I wonder where we will be able to go with that idea. Talk to you later…