I had heard of this campaign setting before, and heard that (like Hamunaptra) it was set on the same world as Freeport, but I don''t think I realised it had an Indian connection before. I think I had focused on the "Mind" thing.
Here is what Amazon says about Mythic Vistas: Mindshadows:
Sure enough, it does mention "Southeast Asia" there, but it was the psionic thing that i noticed before. I'm not sure what the deal with "Mindscapes" is, as I don't have that product. But it looks like owning that might help with a Mindshadows campaign.Mythic Vistas: Mindshadows at Amazon wrote:Mythic Vistas: Mindshadows (d20 Fantasy Roleplaying Campaign Setting) Paperback – September 20, 2005
by Kevin Brennan (Author), James Maliszewski (Author)
On the distant island-continent of Naranjan, brave adventurers study the psychic arts under powerful gurus, battle treacherous yuan-ti in the depths of ancient dwarven ruins, and evade elven cannibal tribes in the tropical jungle. Third in the Mythic Vistas series from Green Ronin, Mindshadows blends the rich legends of Southeast Asia with furious martial arts action inspired by the Psionics Handbook. Mindshadows features: The history of Naranjan, from the Mythic Age to the present day. 13 prestige classes, including the guru and serpentine assassin. A setting map and gazetteer. Over 30 feats, including psionic feats like WarriorA's Trance and Weapon Bond. Advice on running Mindshadows campaigns. Full details on the races and cultures of Naranjan, including castes, religions, and more. The truth about serpent people and yuan-ti revealed! New equipment, including weapons, armor, and the dreaded juggernauts. Conversion notes for using the Mindscapes system, written by Bruce Cordell himself. Full compatibility with Green Ronin's Freeport, Master Class, and Races of Renown lines, and the companion volume to Mindshadows, Monsters of the Mind. The first true psionic setting for the d20 System, Mindshadows can be dropped easily into any existing campaign. From the decadent city-states of the Spice Coast, to the treacherous capital of the Sudarshan Empire, adventure awaits-for those brave enough to traverse this exotic land.
Tim Emrick replied to Tim Baker and said that Monsters of the Mind is also set in the Mindshadows campaign:
So it looks like this setting was developed just as 3.0 was turning into 3.5. Does anyone know if Green Ronin ever released an update document, to bring Monsters of the Mind (and probably Mythic Vistas: Mindshadows) fully up to 3.5?Monsters Of The Mind at Amazon wrote:Monsters Of The Mind Paperback – February 14, 2006
by Kevin Brennan (Author), James Maliszewski (Author, Artist), Morgan Peer (Author), & 1 more
Asuras, dorje golems, makaras, thoughtforms, yali. These and many more exotic creatures await you in Monsters of the Mind. Developed by Arcana: Societies of Magic authors Kevin Brennan and James Maliszewski, this book presents more than 50 psionic creatures for use in any d20 fantasy campaign. In addition to accurate stats and evocative illustrations, each monster's entry includes notes on using it with Naranjan, the setting of the Mythic Vistas sourcebook Mindshadows. From the tiny Vinn Mohar to the gargantuan Many-Headed Beast of Ketasha, Monsters of the Mind has a challenge for every adventuring party. Monsters of the Mind features: Updated 3.5 stats for all monsters Challenge ratings from 1/4 to 21 Psionic variants of classic monsters like the aboleth and yuan-ti Beautiful art from Toren "Macbin" Atkinson, Drew Baker, Kent Burles, Kevin Crossley, Dennis Detwiller, and James Ryman A brief introduction to Naranjan Whether used on its own or in conjunction with Mindshadows, Monsters of the Mind is a must for any psionic campaign. NOTE: Monsters of the Mind uses the 3.5 rules, except for psionics--the 3.5 psionics rules did not exist at the time of publication, so this book uses the 3.0 psionics rules.
I know that Tim Emrick has these books. Does anyone else have them?
What do you think of the campaign setting?