Pathfinder RPG Gets Kickstarted

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Pathfinder – a tabletop RPG system, inspired by Dungeons & Dragons – is finally getting its own role-playing game. Pathfinder: Kingmaker hit its $500,000 USD Kickstarter goal, with 15 days still left to go on the crowdfunding campaign.

As Polygon reports, the game is being made by Owlcat Games, a Russian team that developed Skyforge and Allods Online. Famed writer Chris Avellone – whose previous works include Planescape: Torment, and Fallout New Vegas – is also onboard, focusing on narrative design.

Avellone more recently contributed to Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Prey.

After Wizards of the Coast took Dungeons & Dragons in a different direction with the release of 4th Edition in 2007, publisher Paizo decided to break away and developer their own system. The result was Pathfinder, which shared similarities – but also extended on – the 3.5 Edition of D&D. Pathfinder was published in 2009.

There has been a resurgence of isometric RPGs in recent years. Obsidian Kickstarted their own franchise, Pillars of Eternity, which was heavily inspired by late-90s RPG Baldur’s Gate. The team is currently working on a sequel, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

As of the time of writing, Pathfinder: Kingmaker currently has $523,948 USD in backing.


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Comments Comments (3)

Posted by Ryzlin
On Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 2:04 PM
I never got into Pathfinder simply because I'm already playing and running a bunch of different table top games. Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Vampire the Masquerade and Empire of the Petal Throne.

If they do it well though, like vtmb, then the video game might get me into the table top.
Posted by LukeB
On Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 5:26 PM
Very excited to play this. I've only heard about Pathfinder being a fun rpg, but have never tried it myself. As for this game, from what I know of what they have planned (if it's correct), the idea of ruling and building a kingdom in a D&D-like campaign that takes place over the course of 5 years sounds pretty cool - and their $600k stretch goal to add a.... Jedi/Geralt-like magic welding melee user sounds like a very cool class to play as :)

I'm actually pretty surprised that it took so long to reach the initial $500k goal, especially with the Pillars and Wasteland titles breaking the 1Mil point as fast as they did. Hope this game turns out to be as good as those :)
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 11:04 PM
Im glad to see a lot of good games are getting kickstarted, despite the horrible backstory of some games.
Im glad we have shining examples like Shovel Knight and Pillars of Eternity.