Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Paizo have announced Pathfinder for Savage Worlds in a surprise revelation. The project will be launched in January 2021 on Kickstarter with a boxed set and will see a retail release later in 2021.
The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds core rulebook will include an adaptation of the Savage Worlds game mechanics for players to make and evolve characters, and for game masters to create games of their own design, for play in Pathfinder’s world of Golarion. A separate purchase of the Savage Worlds core rules (SWADE) is not necessary to play.
The Pathfinder for Savage Worlds boxed set—as typical for Pinnacle Entertainment Group—will include the core rulebook as well as other elements of game play for Savage Worlds like Bennies, Action Deck, Templates, Game Master Screen with adventure, Powers Cards, and more.
For the Kickstarter planned to launch in January 2021, a Boxed Set for Rise of the Runelords with all six books of the Adventure Path provides starting adventures for many gaming groups who have not yet visited the town of Sandpoint.
Retail release of all items created in the Kickstarter is targeted for Q4 2021.
The second half ofStarfinderis available starting today, featuring three brand-new episodes. The Starfinder skill for Alexa is a multi-part interactive audio adventure game that transports players to a futuristic science-fantasy world where they can make decisions to advance and influence the outcome of the story just by using their voice. By simply saying “Alexa, play the Starfinder game,” customers can play one of the most captivating audio games available on Alexa-enabled devices today. According to Amazon, users have played nearly 2 million minutes of Starfinder, making it one of the most popular Alexa skills this year.
Starfinder features an exceptional voice cast of 13 actors, with casting led by Audible Studios. Nathan Fillion and Laura Bailey join a cast of veteran voice actors of Audible, including Kevin Pariseau, Elizabeth Evans, Allyson Johnson, LJ Ganser, and Lauren Fortgang.
Paizo, the team responsible for the popular Starfinder tabletop game, and Amazon collaborated to reimagine the game for Alexa. The free-to-play pilot episode of Starfinder, “Scoundrels in the Spike,” debuted in December 2019, and episodes 1 to 3 were launched on August 4, 2020 to much fanfare.
For players looking to continue the adventure outside Alexa, the Starfinder Beginner Box can now be purchased from within the skill. With streamlined rules, this deluxe boxed set includes everything needed to explore the futuristic tabletop RPG setting. In celebration of launch, players who purchase the Beginner Box in-game will receive their first episode free.
The full season of Starfinder is now available in the United States and the United Kingdom on Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and the Alexa mobile app; players have numerous access points to the game and can resume playing whenever, wherever. The pilot is free to play, and customers can purchase each episode for $1.99 or the full season for $9.99.
The first three episodes of Starfinder are available starting today. The Starfinder Alexa game is a multi-part interactive audio adventure that transports players to a futuristic science-fantasy world where they can make decisions to advance and influence the outcome of the story just by using their voice. By simply saying “Alexa, play the Starfinder game,” customers can play one of the most captivating audio games available on Alexa-enabled devices today. Paizo, the team responsible for the popular Starfinder tabletop game, and Amazon collaborated to reimagine the game for Alexa. Pre-existing fans of the roleplaying game will enjoy this new extension of the familiar world, but previous experience with source material is not required.
Starfinder features an exceptional voice cast of 13 actors, including Nathan Fillion (Castle and Firefly) and Laura Bailey (The Last of Us Part II). Casting was led by the Audible Studios team – featuring some of their most popular performers, with almost 2,000 audiobook performances between them. Starfinder’s script exceeds 745 pages and took a combined 125 hours in the studio to record all of the possible twists and turns, resulting in up to 13 hours of gameplay.
The free to play pilot episode of Starfinder, “Scoundrels in the Spike,” debuted in December 2019 and was well-received by Alexa users, with a 4.6/5 stars rating. “I love this game!!! The narration is wonderful, and the sound effects are on point. The voice acting is like watching a movie. I can’t wait for the rest of the game to come out!” said an Amazon customer in a review following the debut of the pilot.
The pilot and episodes 1 to 3 of Starfinder are now available on any Alexa-enabled device, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and the Alexa mobile app; players have numerous access points to the game and can resume playing whenever, wherever. Episodes 4 to 6 will be available in October. The pilot is free to play, and customers can purchase each episode for $1.99 or the full season for $9.99.
Humble Bundle is running a special one week bundle with 100% of all proceeds going to charities combating racism. This bundle benefits the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.
The “Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle” features $1200 worth of games, books, and comics for just $30. All money raised would go to support the above organizations which all fight for racial justice.
Included in the bundle is the Starfinder Core Rulebook from Paizo Publishing.
On top of that are books, comics, and video games.
The bundle so far has raised over $800,000 with six days to go.
Paizo Inc. has announced the promotion of Jeffrey Alvarez to the position of President and shared its leadership transition plans. Alvarez will be responsible for the company’s regular operations. CEO LisaStevens will continue to provide strategic guidance while preparing the company for her retirement in a few years. Erik Mona continues as Publisher and Chief Creative Officer.
Stevens founded Paizo in 2002 after working at TSR and Wizards of the Coast. This marks Stevens officially stepping back from the day-to-day running of Paizo and instead focusing on the strategic aspects of the business.
Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Erik Mona has long been the architect of Paizo’s creative efforts. He will continue to make the final decisions about what Paizo publishes and when.
Vic Wertz, Paizo’s Chief Technology Officer, another founder of the company, and Stevens’ spouse is also pulling back from day-to-day operations; he will continue overseeing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, among other duties.
These changes have been in progress for some time and are part of an orderly plan for the next leadership steps of the company.
Owlcat Games and Deep Silver reveal the date for the critically acclaimed launch of Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X as well as PC. The classic RPG will take adventurers to the Stolen Lands on August 18th, featuring all previously released content packs as well as a brand new turn-based mode. The game will be available at selected retail stores as well as through the digital stores of the respective platform.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker takes players on tour through the infamous Stolen Lands, the dangerous and turbulent territories well known within Pathfinder fandom. The computer RPG revisits familiar characters and well-known locations of the “series” lore and treats players to brand new adventures, deadly foes, and unforeseen twists and turns. Fans of the fantasy pen-and-paper RPG will experience its epic, heroic universe in new ways while computer RPG gamers will discover their favorite genre in a more contemporary light, in stunning 3D graphics that bring the universe to life.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker will challenge players as both adventurers and rulers as they claim explored lands and carve their kingdom from the wilderness. Kingdom founding goes beyond simple stronghold-building to become a true reflection of the hero’s character and choices made throughout the game. Each kingdom is a living thing shaped by alignment, choices, allies, and the hero’s ability to lead his or her people.
The Definitive Edition features all previously released DLCs:
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – The Wildcards Intrepid explorers of The Stolen Lands can discover a new playable race the Tieflings, harness the power of a newly playable class Kineticists, and booster their party with the companion the Tiefling Kineticist, who brings her own and rich, engaging storyline.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – ’Varnhold’s Lot Just as you were claiming your first title, another hero of the Stolen Lands became a baron too: Maegar Varn, captain of the Varnling Host mercenary band and rightful ruler of Varnhold. In this DLC, you join Varn as his general, and experience ’Varnhold’s valorous history first-hand. Playing a full new storyline that runs parallel to the main story, players will import the results of this adventure to their main story, facing the consequences of their choices when moving forward with their main party and storyline.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Beneath The Stolen Lands Beneath The Stolen Lands, valiant adventurers meet with the self-proclaimed protector of Golarion and discover what secrets lie buried beneath the Stolen Lands, in a shifting labyrinth of madness where nothing is what it seems as they defend the lands against one of the most deadly enemies the world has ever seen. Enter the dungeon as your main character. Alternatively, you can wait for an invitation from a mysterious protector of Golarion as you play through the main story. The pre-set version of the dungeon is included in the main campaign, allowing you to use your character and companions to conquer the Tenebrous Depths.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Bloody Mess – The name says it all – adding more blood and gore to the game as an additional option.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Arcane Unleashed – DLC adding more magic and spells to the game.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Royal Ascension – Includes Soundtrack, Digital Artbook, two in-game portraits, board game module, hi-rez map, and a red panda.
Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the top-selling products for March 2020. Paizo Publishing dominated the month with eight out of the top ten items ordered. The items are ranked by dollars invoiced.
It was a strange month overall and it’s unknown exactly how the pandemic impacted orders for the month.
The top item for the month was thePathfinder Gamemastery Guide HC. Pathfinder took the top four spots on the chart.
Dynamite Entertainment’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Spectral Switchboard was #6 and Ten Speed Press‘ Wizards & Spells: A Young Adventurers GuideHC came in at #10.
Check out the full top ten below and read the full analysis of Diamond’s announcement at Graphic Policy.
TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE HC (P2)
PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: GODS & MAGIC HC (P2)
PATHFINDER GAMEMASTERY GUIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC (P2)
PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC (P2)
STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HC
ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF DARK SPECTRAL SWITCHBOARD
TOME OF BEASTS POCKET EDITION
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: THE EXTINCTION CURSE VOLUME 1 (P2)
Q Workshop has unveiled official Adventure Path dice sets designed and manufactured for the Pathfinder Extinction Curse, Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! and Starfinder The Threefold Conspiracy under a license with Paizo. Each is a complete set of seven polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d100, d12, d20) made from durable plastic and designed with precision engravings.
Two Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path Dice Sets
The Extinction Curse Adventure Path is a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes lead a traveling circus as they unravel a plot to eradicate all life from the islands of the Inner Sea. These sets include dice in red and blue, with yellow painting in complexly carved engravings. The Performer’s set contains a blue d20, d10, and d4. The Entertainer’s set is made with a red d20, d10, and d4. On the highest face, there is the symbol of a circus tent to help players take the stage and win the crowd.
Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path Dice Set
The theme for this campaign is the invasion of the Swarm – a highly intelligent and always hungry monolithic hive-mind with gargantuan living ships. This set is glacier blue with cloudy admixture that resembles mist covering dangers, emerging out of the blue. Q WORKSHOP adorned the faces with pale yellow painting to mark the digits looking like insects and larvae. On the highest faces of all dice, there are symbols of the archenemy of the campaign – the Swarm.
Starfinder The Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path Dice Set
The Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path is a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes unravel the machinations of insidious aliens who have infiltrated galactic society. Imagine that there are dice for revealing cosmic conspiracy theories. These dice could be a player’s best choice in their fight against twisted alien masterminds and their sinister plot. This set is dark gray with yellow paint to mark the digits and rich engravings. The whole design is inspired by science fiction movie thrillers, where the enemy is alien, unknown and hidden in dark corners of spaceships. On the highest face, there is the symbol of mysterious three triangles that symbolize three layers of space conspiracy.
Each dice set has a $13.00 MSRP. Pathfinder Extinction Curse Adventure Path Performer’s Entertainer’s Dice Sets are available today at paizo.com and q-workshop.com. The Starfinder Attack of the Swarm! and Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path Dice Sets will be available April 24 and 29, respectively.