Legendaria

March On, Mulan!

"I want to buy a saddle and horse, And serve in the army in Father's place." -Ballad of Mulan

We're proud to reveal Hua Mulan as an Assassin Legend! 

 Illustrated by Hua Mulan

Illustrated by Hua Mulan

When pressed for war, Mulan’s aged father was forced into the draft. Mulan, against his wishes, took his place. She fought for twelve years, earning high rank and left with no rewards, returning to her small village. She feels a strong sense of dissatisfaction being summoned as the Assassin class, for she feels it doesn’t give proper justice to the warrior she was in battle.

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Here's Houdini!

"The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death." -Harry Houdini

 Illustrated by Abby Edwards, designed by Vincent Baker

Illustrated by Abby Edwards, designed by Vincent Baker

A huge thanks to Trey Falco for recommending Harry Houdini for Legendaria and designing his character sheet! Harry Houdini has become our most popular Wizard in our tests and this illustration is a reflection of that!

Would you like to play Harry Houdini among our other Legends in an epic battle of fantasy and history? Pre-order Legendaria here!

Stay awesome! 
Vincent 

Confirmed Legends of Legendaria

Cerberus vs Remus web.jpg

As of 11/27/18 these are the confirmed Legends of Legendaria.

The Undefeated Miyamoto Musashi
The Ravenous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok 
The Rainbringer Spartacus 
The Maid of Orléans, Jeanne d'Arc
The Strong and Brave, Hua Mulan
The King of Rome, Romulus 
The Demon Swordsmith, Sengo Muramasa
The Handcuff King, Harry Houdini
The Angel Alchemist, Edward Kelley
The Gold-Cursed, King Midas 
The Imaginative Alice from Wonderland

Which Legend are you most excited for?! We have plenty more to show you, but we also what to keep some of them a great surprise, because WOW these are cool!

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A Look At Our Angel Alchemist!

Hello! I sincerely hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and enjoyed these last few days! 

This is certainly a busy time for us over here, but we're not letting that stop us! 

Working on Legendaria is my top priority for Vindicated Entertainment.  

And I'm pleased to say that I've nearly completed the core writing and most of the writing for the core legends. 

Now it's more about the editing and design process, which has been going over well too!

For fun I took a crack at illustrating Edward Kelley. He interested me because he's fairly unknown, but his story made for a very interesting character. So without further ado, here's our Angel Alchemist! 

 Edward Kelley, the Angel Alchemist designed and illustrated by Vincent Baker

Edward Kelley, the Angel Alchemist designed and illustrated by Vincent Baker

While, Edward is designed and drawn by me, he won't count towards the art budget, so it's bonus artwork for the game! 

Meanwhile, Abby and I working to deliver a satisfying and magnificent Harry Houdini illustration to all of you. 

I hope you're as excited as we are! The writing, design, and the game as a whole is coming together so well and I'm so excited for you to see it! 

Enjoy your holidays! 
Vincent 

My Experience With Legendaria by Ando Valentine

As a life-long gamer, becoming fascinated with role-playing games (RPGs) was pretty much a given. Sooner or later, I was bound to get exposed to the joys of putting oneself in the shoes of someone larger than myself. And like many of us who get drawn into the world of RPGs, my first experience came in the form of Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D. To the uninitiated, D&D can seem off-putting, and indeed, as one of the more rules-heavy systems out there, it can be intimidating to approach. But from my first game, what drew me in was crafting a character. Even during the first several games I played, surrounded by those interested in using their carefully-crafted character scores to make the best of each battle, I was more fascinated with WHY my character would be doing whatever it was we were doing.

As time has passed, of course, I have been introduced to many other RPG systems, some of them heavier on rules than others. But regardless of how much or how little importance is attached to character backstory and development by the game system itself, that facet has been the most compelling for me. Good character support and focus can make or break a role-playing game for me. Enter Legendaria.

As part of meeting Vincent and the rest of the team at AndoCon 2018 - the Atlanta-based gaming convention that I founded - they told me about this chat-based game they were working on, laughing their way through recounting some of the grand, ridiculous, and sometimes hilarious situations that had come up during their early tests. By the end of one conversation, I was practically begging to be let in on the next beta test.

The concept of Legendaria drew me the same way that the Civilization computer game series by Sid Meier draws me - the idea of playing out an "alternate history", taking real-world historical figures and smashing them together in a free-for-all in the pursuit of dominance. But where Civilization takes place on a global stage, Legendaria  focuses on the people themselves - recognizable faces from history and fable, given incredible powers, and set against each other in a battle royale.

In my first experience with Legendaria, I took the role of the Comte de St. Germain (or in English, the Count of St. Germain), a real-life European adventurer from the 18th century. Not being familiar with this legend at first, I of course had to do some research. Considered by many a brilliant man, a philosopher, an author and a composer, he also had what one may consider an eccentric personality. When asked about his birth or education, he would deflect such questions or more frequently, create fantastic myths such as being a 500-year-old immortal.

This alone would make him an interesting person to meet, but in portraying a magic-imbued fantastical version of him, I had to go over the top. Nothing less would do for a man who was known for inventing such elaborate fictions of his own identity. In my interactions during the game, I waxed eloquently verbose, loading my dialogue with paragraph after paragraph of flowery speech, run-on sentences, and back-handed compliments. Vindicated's own Trey Falco was the World Master for the game, and he assures me I had him gleefully rolling his eyes and laughing at how I could use so many words to say so very little.

What I found most interesting about the experience of playing the foppish Comte was how, despite not literally creating the character from scratch, I was able to take a historical figure and play my version of him so smoothly. Legendaria enabled me to put a unique, personal spin on a person who truly lived. And while some of the Legends available to play are from fairy tales, even those are embedded enough in popular culture, and have enough presence in our written lore, to be no less-established in our cultural awareness than George Washington himself (who, I must confess, was the death of my ill-fated St. Germain).

Legendaria is not an easy game to define or describe to someone who has never played it. It has many markings of an RPG, but is most frequently played digitally over a chat program. Yet, it isn't truly a mobile game, as it is not graphical and requires nothing more than any freely-available chat app, and indeed can even be played on a computer screen. It doesn't really fit within any categories or genres. But we have seen many people grasp it as soon as they truly get started playing, and it is a very easy, approachable game. And with the added benefit of encouraging some historical learning, it could even be considered mildly educational.

So if you haven't yet done so, make sure to give Legendaria a try - you can always ask one of us here at Vindicated for a few pointers, and we try to host games regularly. You never know what historical (or semi-historical) awesomeness you may discover.

Ando Valentine of team Vindicated at PowerCon

Ando has since join us over here at Vindicated! You can follow his new podcast he’s started here.

Stay Awesome!
Vincent

Welcome to the Lawless Lands - A Western Setting for Legendaria

Wer’ yu goin’ kid? Yu lost?

Lawless Lands is a new western themed scenario hitting Legendaria! The catch? Well, we’re going to need to hit 300 “likes” on Facebook to get there. Sounds like a lot? We can do it! Just invite your gamer Facebook friends to check out the page!

This scenario adds some of your favorite western Legends, stories, as well as a new game format!

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Stay Awesome!
Vincent

The Headless Horseman Is Coming To Town

He Would Know When You're Sleeping...IF He Could See. 

That's besides the point though! 

Hey! Hiya! Howdy! How's it going?!

I just wanted to stop by to deliver some lovely news. THE Headless Horseman is officially announced as a Legend in our game.

You can pickup this insanely awesome Legend, by backing our Legendaria here.

Not only that, but if you're a backer, you'll receive a Kickstarter exclusive variant of our horrifically awesome friend! So you'll have the option of whipping your opponent's into shape, or cutting their heads off with a bloodthirsty axe, the choice will be yours! 

Happy Halloween my friends!

Stay Awesome! 
Vincent 

  Headless Horseman artwork in progress

Headless Horseman artwork in progress

Meet the Legend: King Midas

Meet the Legend: King Midas

During his journey to remove the curse, he impressed the gods and they agreed to lift his curse. However, during this time, his kingdom was being attacked by Cimmerians invaders. Needing to be there for his people, he made a deal with the gods to keep the curse only on his left arm and use this curse as a force for good. When he returned…

Legendaria is Coming To Kickstarter!

You heard that right! Legendaria is coming to Kickstarter!

How soon you ask? Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.

We’re super excited for this and hope you are as well!

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Stay Awesome!
Vincent

Meet the Legend: Alice from Wonderland

Meet the Legend: Alice from Wonderland

With aid from the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat, Alice is a formidable opponent. Able to summon the Jabberwock to attack her enemies as well as summoning Wonderland itself! This character is a crazy addition to the roster. Read more about our Legend; Alice - here!