Epic Legacy Core Rulebook - 5th Edition Beyond 20th Level

Created by 2CGaming

The ultimate guide to Epic Level 5th Edition. Bring your characters and DM arsenal to new heights of power beyond 20th level!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

PDF & Print Updates
7 days ago – Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 08:59:24 PM

We have completed the reformat, errata changes, and error corrections from the previous version of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook and have started digital distribution of the final file through Backerkit (you should have received an email. If not, let us know).

This will be the final version of the PDF (for a while). If there are further items you identify through the course of the book, please let us know on discord and we'll include those changes for any future updates we have to the book.

Printing Updates

Unfortunately, the books will not be arriving by the Holidays. Our printer is slammed at the moment, giving us an estimated print and ship time of approximately three weeks. We will be receiving the print proofs in a week or two, and, assuming no issues, beginning the print process at the end of December; expect the books to begin arriving late January. We'll put out another update when we place the print orders. Our apologies on the print delays here.

Thanks for the continued patience here. We'll post updates when we have them. As always, please don't hesitate to reach us via Kickstarter or Discord.


The 2CGaming Team

PDF Errata Update, Hardcover Delivery Date, and the Future of Epic Legacy
2 months ago – Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 02:12:47 AM

WHEW! The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook is out and making waves! People have been sharing their experiences and thoughts about Epic Level 5E every day, and its been a real joy to see how folks are using the content. We have a couple updates for you moving forward as we wrap up the last bits of the this project and deliver on those magnificent hardcovers.

Many an Epic adventure has begun, and already powerful new heroes have emerged!
Many an Epic adventure has begun, and already powerful new heroes have emerged!

PDF Errata Update

Despite our best efforts, some typos, omissions, and mistakes have slipped through our editing process. This isn't a problem unique to us (every RPG book has these issues), but we have a list of things (some of which were spotted by the community, thank you folks for doing that) we plan on fixing better doing our print run. This ensures that what you get is as polished as we can make it when you have the hardcover in your hands. This will take us a couple weeks, but the results will be well worth it, and we will notify you when the updated document goes live.

Hardcover Ship Date

With all its glorious cover art
With all its glorious cover art
We will be shipping your books almost immediately after we are done revising the PDF. Deluxe backers will be getting their books first (this is because of how the printer works, not because we love them more, we promise), followed shortly by the standard versions. At the very worst, your book will be in hand by the end of November. 

The Future of Epic Legacy

Epic Legacy has been one of the 2CGaming's most successful projects ever, on top of being a blast to work on. We are going to do more with Epic Legacy in the future, so we'd like to give you a bit of a preview about some things we have in mind.

  • Continued 5E Support. As 5th Edition grows and expands, the need for corresponding Epic Legacy support increases. We know that new 5E classes like Artificer and Mystic are on the horizon, and we have plans to give that content, along with other new official 5E features, further support.
  • More Tools in the Toolbox. As we were writing Epic Legacy, we found we could have created a book that was twice the size it is currently, provided we had the funding and resources. There were a lot of ideas we chose not to move forward with because they were outside our scope, but they were cool nonetheless! Or particular interest to us were a good system for creating magic items for Epic characters, a system for creating custom Epic spells, and more Mythic Monsters.
  • An Epic Setting. We have dreamed about creating a appropriately Epic location for a long time, and while we couldn't fit it in the book, there are a lot of strong ideas on the drawing board from creating a really cool location to base an Epic adventure around. This location would be full of mystery, wonder, danger, and intrigue, all scaled up to be appropriate for Epic characters. We'd like this location to be compatible for any campaign as well, and are lookin' into ways to make that happen.

In Conclusion

We are very happy with how Epic Legacy has been received by the community so far, but are going to continue to improve on what we have created. We want this to be one of your favorite books on your shelf, and want to hear from you about how we can best make that happen.

Best regards,
The 2CGaming Team

Epic Legacy PDF Release
3 months ago – Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 06:01:50 PM

The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook PDF is available now!

Are you ready to embark on Epic level 5th Edition adventures? We certainly are. The Epic Legacy Core Rulebook is available for download in PDF through Backerkit. After more than two years of development and your support, we're excited to bring the vision to life. We appreciate folk's patience on this project, as we had to take the time to make sure we got everything right. And to be honest, it feels like we really did.

Behold! An Epic party ready for battle.
Behold! An Epic party ready for battle.

Printing & Shipping

For those that ordered a hardcover, you will need to wait a couple weeks to get your physical copies. This is because we have to review printed copies and make sure everything is in order. The last thing we want is for there to be formatting/color incompatibility in your copy, so once that is complete your book will be in the mail!

To ship a majority of our books purchased through Kickstarter, we are printing them in your region and sending them your way by way of a local 3PL companies. Unfortunately, this means the process will take slightly longer (into November) as we coordinate with various companies regionally to make this happen. If you'd rather not wait that long and don't mind paying the difference for regular shipping, we can adjust your order and send it your way ASAP. Let us know via Kickstarter message.

Notes on Corrections: If you've found something we've missed - whether a character reference, a formatting slip-up, or mechanical loophole - please let us know via Kickstarter! We are making light adjustments over the next few weeks before printing to add one more polish pass before the hard copies come out, and will be releasing the very lightly adjusted PDF again at that time.

Chapter 8: Mythic Creatures
Chapter 8: Mythic Creatures

I Now Have My Book, What's Next?!

Epic Legacy is a community of players of all stripes, who have been sharing their content and playing with each other for years. Their dedication and support is the reason we want to continue to support the Epic Legacy system with future content, projects, and books. This is just the start of something truly extraordinary for 5th Edition, and we will continue to post about ongoing Epic Legacy content here for your convenience.

In the meantime, we encourage you to join us in the 2CGaming Discord server, where community members have been eagerly discussing the content, and likely will continue to do so in the years ahead.

Come swap war stories with other Epic DMs
Come swap war stories with other Epic DMs

Our Gratitude and Feedback

We are so thankful for your support for this project. Through the playtesting, countless hours of writing, dozens of review sessions, and art commissions, we've always felt honored that you stood by us. So thank you, you marvelous and wonderful RPG enthusiasts, gamers, designers, and community members. It brings tears to our eyes to see the result of thousands of hours brought together in a cohesive whole because you believed in us. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the result, and feel free to message to share your opinions on the final piece.

Best Regards, the 2CGaming Team

Last Major Update Before Launch!
5 months ago – Thu, Aug 02, 2018 at 12:34:17 AM

Book Release Schedule: PDF - Hardcover

Epic level advancement is almost here!
Epic level advancement is almost here!

Epic power is almost in your hands! We've been pouring over the hundreds of pages with a fine toothed comb before final release, and we are proud to say its looking fantastic. The release schedule for the book will be the PDF first (within the next 4-6 weeks), followed by the Hardcover prints about a month after that. The last thing we want is to have a printed book that isn't up quality standards once it gets in your hands. So if you grabbed the PDF and print, don't worry, the hardcover will be on its way soon!

So What Are We Working On

The first complete draft of Epic Legacy is well past complete, and we're into the review, revision and copy-editing process as of today. Our art is also entering its final stages, and we are contacting backers who haven't submitted their reward info one last time to see if we can squeeze them in.

An ultiate backer reward: Legacy of Wrath, a relic
An ultiate backer reward: Legacy of Wrath, a relic

In the meantime, we will be putting final touches on art and formatting. We will be spending these next few weeks sharing page promos and fully formatted previews via this update system so you can see the final pieces move into place before your very eyes. Check out some of our samples! This is a personal favorite of mine from the DM's section of the book.

An Epic DM at work
An Epic DM at work

The Launch Livestream

If you remember our round table Kickstarter Livestream that we ran a few months back to talk about the latest Playable Build, then you know Ryan likes to talk a lot about Epic Legacy. On the night the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook launchers, Ryan will run a Livestream event during which he talks about each chapter of the book and reads through the content with the community. We hope to see you there so you can enjoy, comment, and yes even critique the book in its final form.

As always, if you want to ask us any questions please feel free to send us a message. We look forward to hearing about your Epic adventures.
Best regards - The 2CGaming Team

Home Stretch! Project, Writing Updates, Playtest Results, Project Delay Explanation
6 months ago – Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:15:12 AM

Coming in Hot!

Whew! As development of the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the amazing journey this project has gone through to get to this point. From where this project started in 2016 as a pipe dream that we worked on in our spare time to a fully fledged hard cover piece with thousands of hours of work put into it, this project is a testament to your generous support and critical eye toward the content. Here are our major updates on the project between now and launch!

Writing Updates

The writing for the Epic Legacy Core Rulebook is nearly finished The final page count of the book is significant. The book itself is gonna be extra thick, at over 400 pages (As a basis of comparison, the 5E DMG is 314). Quite a bit larger than originally predicted. While we imagine this is considered a good thing by many of you (more bang for your buck), it is an unintended aspect of development that you deserve to know about.

The book final design of the book consists of 8 chapters, the contents of which is as follows.

A finalized art piece by Ambrose, showcasing the benefits of the Giver of Life Epic feat.
A finalized art piece by Ambrose, showcasing the benefits of the Giver of Life Epic feat.
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Epic Characters: Including Epic Paradigms, roleplaying details, and more.
  • Chapter 2: Epic Prestige Classes: As outlined in the latest build of Epic Legacy (Version 1.2.8 PDF Link), the Epic prestige classes are feature here.
  • Chapter 3: Character Customization Options: Including Epic feats and 3 different multiclassing variants.
  • Chapter 4: Epic Magic: Rules for Epic magic and lists of Epic spells.
  • Chapter 5: Epic Game Mastering: Suggestions for creating and running an Epic game/campaign. Includes Treasure section, which contains Epic rituals and Relics
  • Chapter 6: Epic Encounters: For DM's, rules and details on building quality encounters to rock your player's worlds.
  • Chapter 7: Epic Relics: 20 world shattering relics of awesome quality and power, guaranteed to give your game a sense of scale and story.
  • Chapter 8: Mythic Foes: The big bads of Epic Legacy. These enemies will serve as both monsters you can use, along with inspiration to design your own. Includes rules and suggestions on how to build your own.
  • Appendix

Playtest Results

As you know, much of the content in Epic Legacy has undergone extensive testing, so what you will see in the final product is the result of a ton of community feedback, criticism, and experimentation. Community development on Epic Legacy has ended as it moves to its final playable build. Hundreds of backers and players have given their thoughts on the design and balance of Epic Legacy over the years, and we believe the final project is going to be one of incredible quality due to this effort. Your contributions were invaluable toward Epic Legacy's development, and we got the chance to know many of you through this process, which was a delight.

Project Delay Explanation

Don't worry! Its only about a 1 month delay, but you deserve to know why. We apologize for the delay, but we believe it is necessary to both be fair to your pledges and the integrity of our vision. The reasons are two fold.
  • 2CGaming is a small team with only a handful of dedicated employees. This means we contract out a lot of the work we cannot do ourselves (mainly copy editing, art, and formatting) to others. While we take great efforts to get quality contractors, their schedules are not always perfectly compatible with ours (and rush fees can be very expensive). This has caused a delay in the project on that end, but we are able to get the highest quality results in the process.
  • The book's increased size is a cost we have to absorb, which takes a little extra effort on everyone's part to make up the difference. While not a tremendous problem, it has increased the development time of some aspects of the book.

One Last Thing Backers!

Working on custom backer rewards has been a delight, but with so many of you we want to make sure you know how to best enjoy them! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your rewards, I would like to hear and best answer them while there is still time to make any last minute changes. I want to accommodate your vision for the book as much as possible, so please don't hesitate to reach out via Kickstarter message or Discord.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to soon sharing with you page previews of the final product!

Best regards
the 2CGaming Team