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August 12th, 2014, 22:36
Thanks to RPG Codex it seems Obsidian might be making a new Pathfinder RPG. Now I seriously hope this to be true , and excuse me while go dry my fanboy tears.



The hot buzz.. word… the latest rumors on the web is that Obsidian Entertainment is working on a Pathfinder game.

My source is Codex member tuluse, whose source is the Obsidian forums, whose source is enworld.org, whose source is some podcast, whose source is a Pathfinder developer who posted the accompanying picture on Facebook and shortly after removed it.

This would be the accompanying picture.
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August 12th, 2014, 22:36
Dare I say, "awesome"!
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August 12th, 2014, 22:42
I agree Thrasher Pathfinder would fit their new game engine wonderfully.

I always wanted another offline Single-player D&D CRPG, and this is as close as we will ever get. With Pillars of Eternity and this my dreams have come true.

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August 12th, 2014, 22:43
I've also heard that for the first time in 14 years John Romero is working on another FPS title.

So overwhelmed by today's news, one more and heartstroke is imminent.

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August 12th, 2014, 22:44
I hope there's merit to this and we don't see it canceled later.
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August 12th, 2014, 22:51
No official word even on paizo, but also not dismissed as a possibility:
http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2rd8x?Pa…be-revealed-at

Black Isle Obsidian is prolly at GamesCom and we probably won't hear more about this for a few days…

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August 12th, 2014, 22:53
@Couch, you said "a new Pathfinder game…" Are the existing games that use the PF rules? I play P&P PF with friends, and I'm really keen to try a PF CRPG…
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August 12th, 2014, 22:53
Maybe they are working on the Pathfinder MMO, because you know working on 2 MMOs is not enough these days.
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August 12th, 2014, 22:55
OMG please no….not an MMO
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August 12th, 2014, 23:00
Originally Posted by booboo View Post
@Couch, you said "a new Pathfinder game…" Are the existing games that use the PF rules? I play P&P PF with friends, and I'm really keen to try a PF CRPG…
Just one game and its a sandbox MMO. So I'm not even going to try it.

Link - https://goblinworks.com/pathfinder-online/
Kickstarter Link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects…sy-sandbox-mmo

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August 12th, 2014, 23:11
Ah…oh well, I don't think I'll be giving that a whirl either…
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August 12th, 2014, 23:17
Nice news and hope is true, it's time for someone uses Pathfinder for a CRPG (that crowdfunded MMO doesn't count) and Obsidian is one of the better choices for this.
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August 13th, 2014, 00:11
I don't think they can legally port the OGC rules Pathfinder uses to a video game, so at most they would be using Paizo's campaign settings.

As for an MMO, I thought there was already one in the works.
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August 13th, 2014, 00:31
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As for an MMO, I thought there was already one in the works.
Psst post above two up from yours I posted the links already.

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August 13th, 2014, 00:36
Originally Posted by rjshae View Post
I don't think they can legally port the OGC rules Pathfinder uses to a video game, so at most they would be using Paizo's campaign settings.

As for an MMO, I thought there was already one in the works.
Seeing as my company does work with trademarks and patents I thought I'd chime in here. They actually can use OGL for core mechanics and make a product assuming they give OGL individual license holders time to withdraw their work from the OGL license.
As for campaign settings and rules from pathfinder, Pazio would grant the license assuming they haven't sold it "rights free by now.
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August 13th, 2014, 01:07
Memory is hazy but I believe in the US Hasbro had a suit on core mechanics and court deemed that core mechanics were not even eligible for copyright. Id have to check with specialist for more details.
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August 13th, 2014, 02:21
Excited for this. With how unabsashedly dorky Obsidian guys can be with all things RPG, it's in good hands.

Wasn't there a failed Pathfinder-oriented Kickstarter that Obsidian pledged towards?
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August 13th, 2014, 02:27
Well don't get your hopes up it might just be a new card/board game.

Update: Codex member Athelas remembered something Feargus told RPS some time ago:

"Nothing stops us from being able to do those two different things. Itís going to make us look at Eternity as a brand. What else can we do with it? I want to hook up with the Pathfinder guys and see about doing a Pathfinder Eternity world book thing. It sounds a little weird, butÖ A card game. A board game. Iíve already been chatting with Cryptozoic Entertainment. We have nothing going on specifically, but they have a lot of experience in board games and card games. Thatís whatís going to be transformative."​

So it's very likely a card game or a board game, and in that case, it's probably based on Eternity.

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August 13th, 2014, 03:01
Obsidian Pathfinder = Hearthstone competition?
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August 13th, 2014, 05:06
Well here is another update from the Codex. I'm getting excited again.
Update 2: Apparently this might be two related games at once, a CRPG and a card game, according to the hint dropped by Lisa Stevens, Paizo CEO:

In the same thread, she also posted:

All will be revealed this weekend. Well, maybe not all.

Press release tomorrow. More details throughout the weekend. We are talking about more than one type of game. I think you guys will be happy.

Btw, they are NOT taking over Pathfinder Online. Let's squash that right now.

-Lisa​

According to Lisa, it's also not a tabletop version of Pillars of Eternity.

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