Tuesday, October 21, 2014

14 Days and nearly $4,000 needed for Cross of Fire Saga kickstarter

Time is getting even shorter. We have ONLY 14 days left in our Cross of Fire Saga kickstarter and we still need to raise a little more than $4,000 for this kickstarter to succeed. We have lots of great things already available when we hit our goal and so many more if we surpass it. We have two Paizo RPG Superstar attached to this kickstarter project. We have an AWESOME concept for an adventure path. All you fans of survival horror and post-apocalyptic material like the Walking Dead should be checking us out and supporting us.  So tell your friends, family and gaming buddies that we need all of your help to make this kickstarter successful. So stop waiting, time is getting short! As always, thanks for your support!

Coming soon from LPJ Design - Vehicles of Legend

As you can tell we are always working putting something together for the fans of Pathfinder. Jeff Lee does it again with the upcoming release of Vehicles of Legend for use with the Pathfinder RPG and specifically,  Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Ships of the Inner Sea. So if you are looking to add some inspired vehicles to your Pathfinder games, take a looke at this PDF coming soon to RPGNow.com. Talk to you later...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A great piece of inspiration from Owen KC Stephens...

Let it never be said that I wouldn't steal a good idea, especially from Owen KC Stephens and with that…


And with this membership push, if we reach our number by December 25th, we will make Secret Societies of NeoExodus: SectionOmega (PFRPG) (with path psionics game mechanics created by the one and only folks of Dreamscarred Press) permanently FREE!

Right now we are at 520 so that gives us over two months to gain 230 more likes, and if we go higher then we will add stretch goals.

So tell everyone you know about our page, spread the message of LPJ Design goodness, and let's see how high this can go!  Talk to you later...


Thursday, October 16, 2014

19 days and less than $5,000 to go…

Time is getting short. Only 19 days left. Will we make the Crossof Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder RPG a success? That is an interesting question and mean we have all these great rewards planned. We have two Paizo RPG Superstar attached to this kickstarter project. We have an AWESOME concept for an adventure path. All you fans of survival horror and post-apocalyptic material like the Walking Dead should be checking us out and supporting us.  So tell your friends, family and gaming buddies that we need all of your help to make this kickstarter successful. As always, thanks for your support!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cross of Fire Saga - The Plot directly from the Four Horsemen's mouth



If you were wondering and wanted to learn more about the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Kickstarter, Four Horsemen member, Steven Helt was kind enough to record this video that gives you a GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION about the Cross of Fire Saga adventure path.  So if you are still on the fence and not sure if you want to support this kickstarter, then check out this video. It should answer all your questions and get you pumped to back this kisckstarter. Talk to you later...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One $250 level purchased, 19 more to go to go with the Cross of Fire Saga kickstarter

My personal favorite level of the Cross of Fire Saga kickstarter in the $250 level, because it give people the chance to help create one of the most interesting parts of the adventure, the artwork. Our artistic process is not just interesting, but it is a LOT of fun because it gives me a chance to look through and get new artwork for my Pinterest account. For those who have never done anything like this, check out all the cool artwork you like to look at and see what you like about it. Is it the coloring? Is it the composition? Is it the action going on in the piece? What makes you excited to see this image? I always start with comic book covers and pick ones I like a WHOLE lot for example Uncanny X-Men 141 is considered to be one o the greatest comic book covers ever created. And one look tells you why.  So don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a taste what it it’s like to be a on the inside of product development. Talk to you later…

Monday, October 6, 2014

What genre of gaming are you playing with Pathfinder and NeoExodus?

This is a question I have been thinking over since the release of Obsidian Apocalypse. The reason for that is that when we did Obsidian Apocalypse we built it with 4 campaign templates that you can use to play whatever type of post-apocalyptic survival horror campaign you wanted. And I thought of taking that same concept with the new NeoExodus update I am working on. See there ae so many people playing Pathfinder, but everyone is playing it differently. Some people are playing a hack and slash campaign. Some people are playing it as a virtual LARPing system. And some are making it a mix of both. Some others are playing like High Fantasy, others Low Fantasy and others still as Epic Fantasy. There are so many ways to play this game. And with that I decided that we would create a system to help make NeoExodus playable in several genres including Political Thriller, Fantasy Pulp and Science Fantasy. I think this will helpful with the appeal of NeoExodus, since some were confused of what type of fantasy you could play, since we didn't have the traditional fantasy races. Hope this helps. Talk to you later…

Friday, October 3, 2014

Getting Retailers on board with Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter

One of the toughest issues I have had is getting retailers on board with the concept of kickstarters. I have done everything I could do to get them on board with what we have been doing with LPJ Design.  And with Cross of Fire Saga this is no different. So with that I have created a Retailer $60 Reward level (You will be asked to confirm your retailer status of course). Retailers please contact us directly to learn exactly what we are providing to you at that level. Or you can donate at the $1 level and then increase it to the retailer level later.


Personally I want retailers to have access to the products that we meet create because we want to support the people to help us create and have so much fun.  So go to your local gaming stores and let them know what we are doing with this kickstarter and ask them to support us.  We can't do this without your help. Talk to you later…

Still working on the update to NeoExodus campaign setting book…

So I am working on the revamp of NeoExodus campaign settingbook, and I am AMAZED about how much art will be in this book. In addition to using art we have already used we are still adding MORE artwork. For example we are doing new artwork for the races of Cavian, Enuka (See here), Gevet and Sasori.  The reason being many of the pieces were created years ago and need updating. Also we are adding flag for each empire (in color) so you can get a better idea of the usage of the symbols we use for the empires. Plus I want to add more content for the race in the way of additional race traits. I personally what each race to have at least four racial traits. I think it will give the races a more balanced feel and the ability to make a more “unique” version for PCs.  And for some reason I will be adding in height, weight and age charts for each of the races. People seem to get really crazy if this is missing.  I don’t know when this will be finished but it is keeping me excited. Talk to you later…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cross of Fire Saga Kickstarter is asking you to Back it for a buck!!!

You say you blown your budget for kickstarters and you can’t support us? You say money is tight and you would donate if you could? You say that you think donating one dollar will not matter?


Come on people! We want you to back us for a buck. We are not asking a lot, because we know times are tough and money can be a little tight. We are having our kickstarter for 40 days (late September through early November) because we now money can be tight at the WORST moments.  But we at LPJ Design only want you to “Back Us for a Buck”! One lone American dollar. See what makes our kickstarter different is that we have rewards not just for the money we raise, BUT the amount of actual donors we get. The more donors we get, the more cool things we get to offer. So do LPJ Design and Our kickstarter a little favor, instead of picking up the 4 piece chicken nuggets from Wendy’s or that sweet ice tea from McDonalds, Dollar Menu be dammed. Toss us a that buck. We will do a lot more amazing stuff with that buck then Wendy’s or McDonalds. Like finding new and interesting ways to hurt your PC and then rewarding you after we have done it. Talk to you later…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clinton Boomer, 31 Haunted Days and A Sword for Hire Interview…

A few months ago, I approached Clinton Boomer with working with us due to the work he was doing his daily feats he was doing at his Tumblrsite. The work he was doing was AMAZING, and I had always wanted to work with him, so I contacted him and he agreed. I thought it would be cool to do a full month of horror focused feats, which he named 31 Haunted Days. So today started the 31 Haunted Days with a great feat of undead gunslingers. Best of all this even and feats ties in perfectly with our Cross of Fire Saga adventure path kickstarter.  

And keeping in tune with our kickstarter, the blog site, ASword for Hire interviewed us on our Cross of Fire Saga adventure path kickstarter. So if you are interested in learning a little behind the scenes stuff, go over and check it out. It will be VERY informative. Talk to you later…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Just reached 25% of our goal!

I want to give all that supporters of this kickstarter and LPJ Design my personal thanks that has supported this launch! Without you fans, we at LPJ Design are nothing. Every single encouraging message and e-mail, every single share on your social networks, and every single pledge has only reinforced what I have long known and thought for a while: You want to see more Obsidian Apocalypse material. We have reached 25% and let’s keep this going all the way to the top! Thank you again! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

In less than 12 hours and we’re nearly at 30 backers!!!

I want to thank everyone who took time out to support our kickstarter. I am also glad to see so many of you taking us up on out Back it For a Buck (B4$) Challenge. Every little bit helps us reach our various threshold goals and we are thankful for you. It is the kind of start I wanted and I only hope for use to continue in this fashion. As always, thank you for your support!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

[LPJ Design] Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Kickstarter for Pathfinder is now live!

The Cross of Fire Saga adventure path is a post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure for the Obsidian Apocalypse table top RPG campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path is the first adventure path for Obsidian Apocalypse, which was released in 2013, as the premiere setting for the post-apocalyptic survival horror genre for Pathfinder. The reason that we are having this Kickstarter project is to generate the funds we need to pay for the cost of development, writing, artwork and printing this adventure path and getting it out to the premiere retail gaming stores.

The Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path Contributors includes:
  • Steven T. Helt (Developer, Paizo’s 2013 RPG Superstar & Tears at Bitter Manor)
  • Victoria Jaczko (Paizo's RPG Superstar 2014)
  • Jeff Lee (Deep Magic, NeoExodus: A House Divided & Obsidian Apocalypse)
  • Scott Fernandez (RPG Superstar 2013 Top 4 contestant)
  • Stephen Rowe (Rogue Genius Guide to Gruesome Giants, Construct Companion, Flesh Golem Variants)
  • Dan Dillon (Rogue Genius Guide to Gruesome Giants, Construct Companion, Flesh Golem Variants)
  • And many more!!!

This project is Steven T Helt’s first as full developer, and published by Louis Porter, Jr. Games. Louis Porter, Jr. is a pioneer among third party publishers, having released more than 600 RPG products in print and PDF over the last 15 years. Louis Porter, Jr. is no stranger to delivering timely products to his loyal Kickstarter backers. He’s produced material for backers of the Obsidian Apocalypse setting.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

T-minus 24 hours until the Cross of Fire...

In less in than 24 hours, the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder starts at Kickstarter. Are you ready to have post-apocalyptic survival horror genre redefined again?  Talk to you later...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

T-minus 48 hours until the Cross of Fire...

In less in than 48 hours, the Cross of Fire Saga Adventure Path for Pathfinder starts at Kickstarter. Are you ready to have post-apocalyptic survival horror genre redefined again?  Talk to you later...

Monday, September 22, 2014

I gave Sean K Reynolds $50 and ripped me a new one for it…

Apparently everything I hear about Sean K Reynolds was true. Highly skilled. Very professional. Someone you can learn from. I learnt this they hard way when I signed up for his RPG Design ClassesSimply put for $50 you could have a one on one class with SKR where he would critique you game design so you could get better if you were interested in submitting for Paizo’s RPG Superstar. Now I don’t plan on submitting to RPG Superstar but I know getting a direct critique of my design work from a person at SKR level could only be helpful to me. Better still, talking with SKR would give me a better understanding of what Paizo would be looking for in its submissions. So I paid the money; did what he told me to do and submitted my item. And waited to hear back from him. A few days later, I heard back from him with comments on my submitted items and when I finished reading I had to check to see if I was bleeding for a specific orifice. Because it felt like he used his whole arm on me with his review on my work. 

The two words that describe best what happened was: Painful and Insightful.

Maybe you didn't know but SKR is VERY good at is game design. I did know he is very good at it, but I did know he was THAT good at it. 

After I recovered from the initial shock and trauma of the email, I really sat down a looked at what he did say and he was right.  He explained it in great lengthy detail and he gave me a better understanding of what I was REALLY trying to make and what I did right and what I did very, VERY wrong. Just reading SKR’s email, I think I got a better insight on Paizo as a company and what they expected from game designers and developers. I must say what I learned it this once little interaction was WELL WORTH the money I spent. Better still, I can’t wait until we do the monster design. I have a monster that I think is simple and cool and I can’t wait to see what SKR does to it. 


So if you are thinking about doing Paizo RPG Superstar, you might want to spend $50 and get AMAZING insight from someone who understands what Paizo is looking for better than you EVER will. Now while I may never use this information on submitting to RPG Superstar, I will be using the knowledge to help advance LPJ Design as a 3PP to make my product EVEN better and make my company much, much stronger. Every first time publisher AND even long term 3PP should sign up for this class, because it is THAT important.  My $50 investment in SKR is going to make me A LOT of money in the long term and I call that a good investment for myself and LPJ Design. Talk to you later…

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 RPGNow.com and DriveThruRPG.com by 50% OFF THE NORMAL COST to only $5.99.  You have heard and read the rumors how great the setting is including Endzeitgeist.com 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
BLOOD AND TERROR AWAIT

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

PART 0: LONG WAY HOME 
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…