Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Video Game Kickstarter Live

The Kickstarter for the new Pathfinder video game is now live and rocketing towards funding (it made $100K in the first hour or so). It describes itself as "A new isometric single-player RPG set in the Pathfinder universe – an indirect sequel to Pathfinder: Kingmaker."

It's based on Pathfinder 1st Edition, with an added "strategic layer" of gameplay allowing you to lead armies. For $28 you get a digital copy of the game. Like its predecessor, Kingmaker, this is made by the Russian studio Owlcat Games. The previous Kickstarter made nearly a million dollars.

In this game, you also choose one of six mythic paths (angel, lich, trickster, aeon, demon, or azata), one of ten races, and one of 21 classes (each with five archetypes).


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lyle.spade

Explorer
I backed PF's online game years ago...didn't turn out so well at all. I hope they deliver a better product this time, but I'm keeping my money.
 

Blazestudios23

Villager
I backed PF's online game years ago...didn't turn out so well at all. I hope they deliver a better product this time, but I'm keeping my money.
They released the Kingmaker Video Game. And many people like it.

Pathfinder online the game was way to ambitious. With an MMO you need to start smaller and keep adding features as updates. I'm a Software Engineer, and when I saw the list of feature for the online game, I knew they were biting off more than they could chew. It's a lot harder to make a quality MMO than it is to write a book, and Paizo is a publishing company so really didn't know what they were getting into. But making smaller games is the perfect way to be able to make an MMO in the future as you will have an experienced team and some reusable code.

I personally think Paizo needs to make a site that does what D&D Beyond does only for all their games. That will make it much easier to play Pathfinder and will get many more people into the game. I know there's HeroLabs, but that's pretty expensive just to be able to have a character you can take past level one it's $35. And There's no digital version of the content you buy, so you are basically buying multiple copies of the same book to have one to read and a character builder. Additionally the search feature on D&D beyond makes it much easier to DM, there is not content to even search on Herolabs, plus I like to be able to read the books digitally on my phone while I'm waiting around for things. D&D Beyond has made it very easy for people that have never played a tabletop RPG to get into D&D, every new player I see uses it.
 
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Kaodi

Adventurer
In the time it took me to watch the video and read the info it raised over $12,000, :LOL: .

I have yet to play the first one, though I really want to. I hope they are able to move on to PF2 at some point as well.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I think the word is "gaiden" or "sidequel", when it is neither a sequel nor a true spin-off (because nobody from the first title appears in the second).

Will we see anytime a CRPG based in Starfinder?
 

Zaukrie

Adventurer
They released the Kingmaker Game, that online game was way to ambitious. With an MMO you need to start smaller and keep adding features as updates. I'm a Software Engineer, and when I saw the list of feature for the online game, I knew they were biting off more than they could chew. It's a lot harder to make a quality MMO than it is to write a book, and Paizo is a publishing company so really didn't know what they were getting into. But making smaller games is the perfect way to be able to make an MMO in the future as you will have an experienced team and some reusable code.

I personally think Paizo needs to make a site that does what D&D Beyond does only for all their games. That will make it much easier to play Pathfinder and will get many more people into the game. I know there's HeroLabs, but that's pretty expensive just to be able to have a character you can take past level one it's $35. And There's no digital version of the content you buy, so you are basically buying multiple copies of the same book to have one to read and a character builder. Additionally the search feature on D&D beyond makes it much easier to DM, there is not content to even search on Herolabs, plus I like to be able to read the books digitally on my phone while I'm waiting around for things. D&D Beyond has made it very easy for people that have never played a tabletop RPG to get into D&D, every new player I see uses it.
MMO? I'm confused. I play Kingmaker on my PC, all alone. I don't think you are thinking of Kingmaker. Backed,
 

Blazestudios23

Villager
MMO? I'm confused. I play Kingmaker on my PC, all alone. I don't think you are thinking of Kingmaker. Backed,
I’m referring to another comment which talked about Pathfinder Online. A game that never materialized. Kingmaker looks great, but I have yet to play it. My play time is very limited so I rather just play RPGs in real life with friends.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
They released the Kingmaker Game, that online game was way to ambitious. With an MMO you need to start smaller and keep adding features as updates. I'm a Software Engineer, and when I saw the list of feature for the online game, I knew they were biting off more than they could chew. It's a lot harder to make a quality MMO than it is to write a book, and Paizo is a publishing company so really didn't know what they were getting into. But making smaller games is the perfect way to be able to make an MMO in the future as you will have an experienced team and some reusable code.
You're thinking about Pathfinder Online from GoblinWorks. Kingmaker was a single player RPG from Owlcat (the same people who are doing this new one).
 

DWChancellor

Kobold Enthusiast
Only managed to play the first few scenes of Wrath of the Righteous before my group blew up a little and we stopped playing Pathfinder.

I've heard a lot of good things about Owlcat's Kingmaker and played it for about 30 minutes (was pretty brain-dead that month). It has a lot of the crunch of Pathfinder and is obviously catering to that mentality. Looked good and felt like a PF campaign.

Excited to get a second crack of this campaign digitally!

I also backed the MMO and it did "materialize," at least as much as their funding could make it do so. Didn't really pan out as much for lack of interest as lack of funding.
 

Henry

Autoexreginated
I have a work acquaintance who LOVED Kingmaker, he has probably been playing it for six months straight. I’ve been trying to get him to try tabletop RPGs, but he just won’t do it. It was fun however watching his mind blow when I told him where all of this content was coming from and how many more adventure paths that Owlcat had to draw from. 😁
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Owlcat is not a big company. They built an engine for Kingmaker based on PF1, and they are probably not at a place yet where they can decide to put all that work aside. By building on the same engine they save time and money. And PF1 is still a fine system - it is not like replaying a Gold Box game based on AD&D. So hopefully this game is a success and then maybe they can think about switching to PF2 and maybe Age of Ashes.
 

charlesatan

Explorer
Isn't it time for the developers to start making games based on Second Edition?
They already built their (not so optimized/buggy) engine for the 1st Edition rulesest.

They'd have to start over if they want to do Second Edition. Also, they have a lot of lore and campaigns they can draw on from First Edition.
 

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