Legacy of Mana Returns!

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An anti-magic themed, warlords campaign guide by Team Lynnvander. Welcome to Imaria, where all magic is alive, yet no magic is safe.

Legacy of Mana is full of new classes, races and lore! We’re publishing both a Pathfinder and a 5E version of the setting guide so you can play using your system of choice.

For Pathfinder

  • Over 20 new races unique to this setting.
  • Over 10 new guilds/factions, each with their own extensive backgrounds and in game techniques.
  •  Over 30 new feats.
  •  Modified rules for how some of the most famous archetypes in fantasy settings are viewed and played in this world.
  •  Over 10 new archetypes, variants and prestige classes including original concepts never before seen in a Pathfinder setting.
  •  Over 20 new pieces of equipment and items.
  • Unique bartering system.
  • New magical airship statistics, flight and combat rules.
  • Rules for unique travel between sky realms, surface realms and sub-surface realms.
  • Unique rules for anti-magic combat including a compendium of how the basic spells of the Pathfinder Players Handbook interact with it.
  • A series of short stories spread throughout the book.

For 5E

  • Featuring an all new class that specializes in anti-magic combat.
  • Over 10 new races unique to this setting.
  • Over 10 new racial sub-types.
  • Over 10 new guilds/factions, each with their own extensive backgrounds and in game techniques.
  • Over 10 new class archetypes.
  • Over 10 new background options.
  • Over 20 new pieces of equipment and items.
  • Unique bartering system.
  • Unique rules for anti-magic combat including a compendium of how the basic spells of the 5E Players Handbook interacts with it.
  •  Rules for unique travel between sky realms, surface realms and sub-surface realms.
  • New magical airship statistics, flight and combat rules.
  • A series of short stories spread throughout the book.

More about Legacy of Mana

Legacy of Mana is a Pathfinder and Dungeon’s & Dragons 5E Roleplaying Game  compatible setting guide, created by Thomas Gofton of Lynnvander Studios. Thomas Gofton is the creative force behind board games like Albion’s Legacy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Board Game, and he’s created an original roleplaying setting like nothing else we’ve ever seen. Norse Games (sister company of Norse Foundry) is excited by what this setting has to offer, and we know you will be too:


Imagine a world where Wizards and Sorcerers don’t reign supreme: a world where magic is as powerful as ever, and flows from the core of the planet itself through every living thing in the form of mana, and yet, those who wield it, those who are most attuned to it, fear for their lives, hunted to near extinction by an army of ordinary soldiers. The knights of this army carved their way across the land, empowered by alchemically crafted swords that thirsted for and destroyed mana in all of its forms, absorbing lightning bolts as harmless white light, draining magical creatures of their very life force, and converting the stored energy drained from the mana into powerful blasts of energy.

Pledge Manager

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Neverland’s Legacy – the Kickstarter campaign is over, however the chance to get in on the action isn’t!

Neverlands LegacyUntil August 26th, Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games are opening up the official Pledge Manager for its backers and we are allowing NEW backers to participate! You can get in on the action by following this post to the pledge manager and backing any and/or all of the cool Legacy Series thus far!


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Please spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other way you can and let everyone know the pledge manager closes down August 12th!

Lynnvander Go-Ninja!

Lynnvander Studios is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Shinobi 7 to bring  you 2 new licensed anime games in late 2016/ early 2017. These will be our first games made in association with Shinobi 7, and we’re hyped to show off what we’re capable of with Strike Witches, and Spice and Wolf! Shinobi7-logo-headerTo us, making good licensed games is about capturing everything the fans love about the source material, and still creating games that can stand on their own merits as great board games that anyone can enjoy. Both games will feature easy to learn game-play, with real depth, and will reflect the feel and concepts that make their respective shows awesome! We’re super excited to work on these cool new titles, and to be working with Shinobi 7!


Protecting Sunnydale!

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Lynnvander Studios has teamed up with Jasco Games to bring you Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Board Game!

In this fully cooperative game for 1 to 6 players that can be played in 40 to 60 minutes, you help Buffy and her friends to defend the town of Sunnydale from an onslaught of vampires and demons, while ultimately attempting to foil the big bad’s plot and prevent the Hellmouth from opening. You’ll have to work together, using all of your resources, including special character abilities to defend the helpless townies. In this game, you’ll play as your favorite characters from the show, characters from Buffy herself to Willow or Spike.

Buffy-BoxWe’ve developed Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game with the television show in mind every step of the way. Our motto when developing the game was, “make every time the game is played feel like an episode of the television show”. We’ve developed a simple to learn but challenging to win game that we’re sure new and experienced gamers will enjoy.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is designed and developed by Lynnvander Studios, and will be brought to you by Jasco Games in the near future!

Buffy the Vapire Slayer TM and© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Lynnvander Meets Catalyst

We’re expanding all the time, designing more and more original and licensed games for major publishers in the industry. Now, we are proud to announce that one such publisher is Catalyst Game Labs.

CatalystCatalyst Game Labs, best known as the company behind Shadowrun, and Battletech has released great game after great game and we’re excited to be designing and developing what will hopefully be the first of many Lynnvander Studios games published by Catalyst Game Labs.

Our first collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs will be Galaxy Quest: The Board Game!

A fully cooperative, comedic, worker-placement board game all about the hazards and hijinks that occur when a team of actors is forced to take on the task of running a real alien space-ship. Based on the Galaxy Quest movie, this game will stay true to the humor of the film and will be a very approachable, fast-paced experience.

More on this in the coming weeks!


We’ve launched!

Please take a moment to review the KICKSTARTER and spread the word on Neverland’s Legacy, the third Legacy game!

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Having a legacy doesn’t mean having to grow up! Travel to Neverland with Peter Pan and his allies in the third epic installment in the Legacy series! Neverland’s Legacy is set in the same universe as Albion’s Legacy and Sherwood’s Legacy but is a totally stand-alone game that doesn’t require the other Legacy games to play.

In this strategic, dice-rolling skirmish game, you help either Peter Pan and his allies or Captain Hook and his crew to assault their rivals on Hook’s pirate ship or in the lost boys’ camp respectively. At the start of the game, you’ll choose which faction to play as and then set up the appropriate location to attack. Whether you’re playing as Peter and his allies or Hook and his crew, you’ll then assault your foes’ base of operations, drawing cards to search every nook and cranny for lost boys, fairies, and pirate treasure, while positioning yourselves around the board to bypass or fight off your enemies. As your foes cause you to fall into despair, you are forced to roll Stones of Chance instead of choosing your actions, making it more difficult to take optimal turns.

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As Peter and his allies, the game is won when you rescue all of the lost boys aboard Hook’s ship. As Captain Hook and his crew, the game is won when you capture all of the lost boys hiding in their camp. In either case, the game is lost when your foes defeat enough of your characters!

You can collect metal miniatures, metal dice, tokens and more! Check out our KICKSTARTER page for more details and BACK US TODAY!

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Legacy Campaign

 What is the Legacy Series?

When Albion’s Legacy was first created we wanted to do more than just one epic legend, so we decided to commit to a series of epic legends throughout time and culture that could culminate together to bring you the ultimate fantasy experience.


Neverland’s Legacy is the 3rd Legacy game of 9. Below are a few titles you can expect to see in the coming 2016 and 2017 Lynnvander/Jasco release year. We’ll take you from Feudal Japan all the way to the depths of Atlantis, whether riding a Chandelier as a Musketeer or sizing a French Castle as Joan of Arc, there will be something for everyone.


Adventure Awaits!

With Origins Game Fair, coming up fast, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be upholding tradition and Kickstarting the 3rd game in the Legacy series while we’re at the convention!

In the first Legacy Game, you helped King Arthur and his allies prevent the land from falling into despair. In the second, you helped Robin Hood to defend Sherwood Forrest from the Sheriff and his forces. Now, we’re making a stand and saying that having a legacy doesn’t mean having to grow up!

Our next Legacy game will take you to Neverland where you’ll help Peter Pan and his allies raid Captain Hook’s ship, or in a new turn for the series, you’ll be able to play an alternate game mode in which you help Captain Hook and his crew to raid the lost boys’ camp.

In addition, Peter Pan will even have support from his allies in Sherwood forest and Castle Camelot in Albion! This campaign will be chalk full of exciting exclusive content such as Albion’s Legacy 2nd edition metal miniature alternate sculpts, original sculpts for the last Albion’s Legacy expansion characters and all of our exclusive Legacy kickstarter expansions.


Travel to Neverland with Peter Pan and his allies when we launch the Neverland’s Legacy Kickstarter on June 15th!

This project is in partnership with Jasco Games.

Nicholas Brendon

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Xander Joins Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios at Gen Con 2017!

Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios are proud to host Nicholas Brendon, actor extraordinaire with roles including Xander Harris from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show, at Gen Con 2017. Nicholas will be signing autographs and taking selfies with fans at booth 1639 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the following times: 11:00AM-12:30PM & 2:00PM-3:30PM

Lynnvander Studios will be on hand to sign games, answer questions, and teach you how to play! This is a great opportunity to get your Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Board Game and your Xander character boards signed by the man himself!

PLUS, we’re teaming up with our friends at Jasco Games to plan a PARTY!

Besides signings and selfies, Nicholas Brendon will be joining us at a VIP Dinner and Meet & Greet at Rock Bottom on Friday night. Tickets will be available at the booth for $150 per person (limited to the first 50 guests). The Meet & Greet will include dinner, drink tickets, a signed Buffy The Vampire Slayer board game, a special musical performance by Nicholas Brendon, game play of the Buffy Board Game, and Lynnvander Studios will be present for signatures and game discussion!

Happy 20th Anniversary to Buffy The Vampire Slayer! We look forward to joining you in the festivities at Gen Con 2017.

Lynnvander meets Jasco

Jasco Games Announces Partnership with Lynnvander Studios

On the heels of their Dragon Ball Z, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat announcements, Jasco Games is proud to partner with Lynnvander Studios.

LAS VEGAS, NVAugust 24, 2015 – Jasco Games and Lynnvander Studios announced their partnership today. The two companies will be partnering to develop a number of exciting titles.

“We’re very excited to be teaming up with the creative minds at Lynnvander Studios,” said President and founder of Jasco Games Jason Hawronsky. “We have so many titles in development that we’re looking forward to working with these awesome folks.”

Jasco Games recently announced the acquisition of licenses for Street Fighter™, Mortal Kombat™, and Cowboy Bebop™; characters from each will be joining other popular characters in Jasco Games’ Universal Fighting System card game. Additionally, the company has acquired the rights to make a Dragon Ball Z™ board game.

Lynnvander Studios will be assisting Jasco Games in developing some of the upcoming board games, including a Street Fighter board game. Jasco Games plans on releasing more details about Street Fighter: The Board Game™ as they become available.

About the Universal Fighting System

Designed to pit the greatest fighters against one another, the Universal Fighting System collectible card game features iconic characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Mega Man, and more. Players build decks around their favorite characters and compete in exciting one-on-one battles to see who the mightiest champion is. Over the years, the Universal Fighting System has become a popular card game around the world, reaching thousands of players. To learn more about UFS, visit www.facebook.com/playufs or http://playufs.com/

About Jasco Games

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jasco Games is a premier designer and publisher of table top games, competitive card games, board games, and more. The current publisher of the Universal Fighting System and creator of the upcoming Mega Man Board Game, Jasco Games was started in 1998 and has since developed a reputation as offering quality products and the best gaming experiences, as well as interacting with fans and listening to their feedback. Jasco Games works with individuals across the country, utilizing their exceptional talents in art design, management, and sales.

Jasco Games has partnered and worked with major companies such as Capcom, SnK Playmore, Fantasy Flight Games, Level 99 Games, Ninja Division, and more. If you are interested in working with Jasco Games, contact Jason@jascogames.com

For more information, please visit Jasco Games online at www.jascogames.com, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jascogames or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JascoGames

About Lynnvander Inc.

Lynnvander Inc. is a Southern Ontario based company with a vision for storytelling. Founded in July of 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton. Lynnvander is responsible for the inception of several media initiatives including projects in film, literature, game design and company leadership.

Lynnvander Media has created and produced several award winning genre films such as the children’s action seriesMind’s Eye as well as the comedic cyberpunk gaming series “The Gamers: Natural 1” the gamer comedy Humans & Households” and The Gamers: Hands of Fate” alongside its partner The Dead Gentlemen. Lynnvander is involved in the leadership and direction of all media initiatives for Geek Chic Furniture and Geek Chic XP respectively.

Lynnvander Studios is responsible for Legacy of Mana, a series of fantasy role-playing supplements as well as the successfully distributed table top games, Albion’s LegacyDeep 5 and Sherwood’s Legacy. Lynnvander is currently designing games for the Shadowrun Universe for Catalyst Game Labs as well as a series of published short stories and novels.

Lynnvander is a company that takes pride in the creation of entertaining and imaginative intellectual content as well as the original design of gaming mechanics for tabletop games. If you wish to know more about Lynnvander please follow our official Facebook page http://facebook.com/lynnvanderinc or follow us on twitter @lynnvander. You can contact us at imagine@lynnvander.com or through our website https://www.lynnvander.com


Albion’s Legacy 2nd Edition

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Albion’s Legacy is a a fully cooperative modular-adventure game for 1-4 players (expandable to 6).

In Albion’s Legacy, King Arthur and his allies explore Albion in search of specific Realms, while trying to collect enough Quest Coins to win the game! As the Realms are explored, various Enemies will stand in the way, and must be Challenged by rolling the Stones of Chance! Meanwhile, Despair threatens the land! If the Flames of Hope are extinguished, or all Virtue is lost, the kingdom falls! It’s up to you to triumph against overwhelming odds!


Kickstart us HERE!

Albion’s Legacy was successfully funded on June 15, 2014, and has been fulfilled! Albion’s Legacy was our first game, and following fulfillment, we’ve continued to pour our hearts and souls into it. We’ve improved the game in almost every way, and now we are happy to announce that Albion’s Legacy 2nd Edition is ready for manufacturing! We will be manufacturing this version of the game, one way or another, and this Kickstarter is our way of going bigger and better. With your help, we can do a larger print run of the 2nd edition, and bring Albion’s Legacy to a wider audience.


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