Pathfinder Card Game Goes Digital 2016


For those of you who have played the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in any of it’s many incarnations (the Runelords base game, the Skulls and Shackles version, the Wrath of the Righteousness version, etc), the game getting a digital overhaul in 2016 to include not just mobile devices, but other platforms as well. Obsidian Entertainment – well known for their work on Pillars of Eternity, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas – is working diligently to bring one of the best RPG card games from your tabletop to the screen.

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Originally slated to come out in the first quarter of 2015, CEO Feargus Urquhart announced in November that the delay has mostly been due to the fact that they want to create a better experience for the game all around.Various changes include better smoother mechanics, easier access to the game for new people, and adding a sense of discovery. They are still striving to keep the art intact, while cleaning up the card format.


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The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is a product of Paizo based on their original Pathfinder RPG core system material. Pathfinder was Paizo’s attempt at adopting a d20 version in the vein of Hasbro’s Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 edition when Wizards of the Coast was pushing to move to a more miniature-driven format in 4th Edition. It gained popularity during this period, as many fans of old D&D moved to Pathfinder out of frustration and experimentation. Eventually, Paizo decided to endorse a card version of their role-playing game for board game enthusiasts. While it is an entirely different game mechanically, it still embraces the thrill and fun of the parent pen-and-paper game.




Nathan Davis even mentioned expanding the original idea of making a digital version for mobile devices to making it for multiple platforms. “Going beyond the tablet,” in his own words. This has given many fans a hope that the game will eventually reach Steam or for PCs, or the PS4 and XBox One. Many hope that multiplayer campaigns are in the works, as well.

You can read more from the November post on the Paizo website here.


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