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March 10th, 2021, 17:58
Let's throw a bit of rumour

That's the tweet Owlcat Games just posted:



As a reminder, end of July 2020, someone had spotted a job offer in Russian on Twitter, that roughly translates to "Owlcat Games (creators of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous) are looking for Lead / Senior 3d Environment Artist for a new unannounced project (turn-based CRPG in a sci-fi setting) - a leading 3d environment artist," which has led to some speculation since Starfinder is the other Paizo's product, the sci-fi counterpart to Pathfinder.

This looks like a confirmation of what's cooking next, hopefully they'll elaborate soon.

If that's true, I find it quite exciting. Even though the Pathfinder lore and setting is very interesting and I wouldn't mind a 3rd game there, this change would be refreshing. On the other hand, that may not please everyone, and there is the concern that it could imply a lot of extra development due to the new setting.
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March 10th, 2021, 21:37
The prospect of a game that would be designed as turn-based from the ground up is probably what's most exciting about this prospect for me.
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March 10th, 2021, 22:09
Nooooo my hope for Iron Gods is dwindling

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March 10th, 2021, 23:52
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Nooooo my hope for Iron Gods is dwindling
Maybe they're big enough to handle both?
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March 11th, 2021, 04:34
Me and a few people I know would be up for a well done Starfinder game, definitely.
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March 11th, 2021, 04:37
A new theory from someone else - stargazer prestige class for WotR DLC lol

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/pre…s-z/stargazer/

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March 11th, 2021, 08:58
Pff…posted this rumor already last year. Glad to see some more news at least.

Anyway back then I claimed it would be Starfinder due to the rule-set being close to Pathfinder, and that's it's another IP owned by paizo. They are also pleased with OwlCat.

The fact it's turn-cased doesn't bother me either as I love Sc-Fi RPGs.
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March 11th, 2021, 11:44
Originally Posted by purpleblob View Post
A new theory from someone else - stargazer prestige class for WotR DLC lol

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/pre…s-z/stargazer/
That would also make sense
Well, except this job ad, but that could be something else entirely, or even something they cancelled.

Wait and see, I suppose.
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September 23rd, 2021, 14:33
Just a 'what if' video, nothing substantial. @Couchpotato, hopefully Owlcat Games will watch this and get the hint

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September 23rd, 2021, 15:33
Nice find I wonder why they officially haven't announced anything yet? Maybe Wrath of the Righteous took longer to finish then they thought? Well we'll see as the saying goes.

That Pathfinder theory does make sense as there is an area in the setting called Numeria were a spaceship crashed. It has warlords, barbarians, and advanced tech.
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January 21st, 2022, 10:29
So, more evidence it *could* be Starfinder:

https://paizo.com/threads/rzs43k88?S…sedspoilered#1

The link doesn't seem to work anymore - maybe they locked it? Hmmm

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January 21st, 2022, 10:48
Originally Posted by purpleblob1 View Post
So, more evidence it *could* be Starfinder:

https://paizo.com/threads/rzs43k88?S…sedspoilered#1
Uh oh. But it's quite an old picture, like the job ad someone found long ago. Whatever they were for, this must have been something else.

We should try and make them talk
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January 21st, 2022, 10:55
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
Uh oh. But it's quite an old picture, like the job ad someone found long ago. Whatever they were for, this must have been something else.

We should try and make them talk
I've been trying but they are tight-lipped!
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January 21st, 2022, 11:10
Starfinder is the theory I thought holds the most merit. After the epicness of Wrath with its mythic levels I'd guess every other adventure path would feel like a downgrade, but I don't know anything of the tabletop other than a few snippets I picked up along the way. Starfinder would mean a change of pace.

Other than that, Rise of the Runelords (target level 17) and Return of the Runelords (target level 20) seemed to be fairly popular adventure paths for Pathfinder.
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Originally Posted by Arhu View Post
Starfinder is the theory I thought holds the most merit. After the epicness of Wrath with its mythic levels I'd guess every other adventure path would feel like a downgrade, but I don't know anything of the tabletop other than a few snippets I picked up along the way. Starfinder would mean a change of pace.

Other than that, Rise of the Runelords (target level 17) and Return of the Runelords (target level 20) seemed to be fairly popular adventure paths for Pathfinder.
I would love to see this too, although I know that Purple and others would rather see another fantasy setting.

Wrath of the Righteous was epic, but I don't believe it should eclipse any further attempt to make Pathfinder AP-based games. It had one major issue, or at least that's what I feel from the gameplay and from others' comments: it's an epic crusade vs evil. This puts a lot of pressure on the style of gameplay, and it's not easy to play evil, or to play casual even if some mythic paths are fun-oriented. I love it but it doesn't please everyone (but then, it never does).

So I believe there's room for another fantasy AP with a completely different atmosphere, I'm confident Owlcat can make it as great as WotR and improve it even further.

They have to release the DLCs first anyway, we'll see.
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January 21st, 2022, 13:47
Damnit, now the picture also seem to be gone!

Ah well. I have a feeling their next game indeed would be Starfinder. Bummer for me but lets see if they can convince me over eventually
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January 21st, 2022, 14:07
Originally Posted by purpleblob1 View Post
Damnit, now the picture also seem to be gone!
The plot thickens!

No, I still see it, maybe it was just a glitch.
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January 26th, 2022, 00:18
There is a copy on the archive, it looks kind of like a shadowrun concept image.
However, a comment paizo form said it was a fake, citing a reddit post by PaizoPR.

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January 30th, 2022, 12:58
Originally Posted by purpleblob1 View Post
Damnit, now the picture also seem to be gone!

Ah well. I have a feeling their next game indeed would be Starfinder. Bummer for me but lets see if they can convince me over eventually
Before Mass Effect I couldn't imagine to like RPGs in a SciFi setting. It taught me otherwise.

I mean if they do a Starfinder game with the same focus on story, companions, character customization etc. it could still be a game for you?

However I'd also like another Pathfinder game with traditional fantasy better. Perhaps it'll be in Numeria after all.

Also I'm already mixing up Starfield and Star Citizen. I can't handle a Starfinder now.
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January 30th, 2022, 13:37
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
Before Mass Effect I couldn't imagine to like RPGs in a SciFi setting. It taught me otherwise.

I mean if they do a Starfinder game with the same focus on story, companions, character customization etc. it could still be a game for you?

However I'd also like another Pathfinder game with traditional fantasy better. Perhaps it'll be in Numeria after all.
I also liked Mass Effect (the only sci fi setting game I liked so far) so it is possible that I might end up liking a Starfinder game from Owlcats.

In saying that tho, I know I'd still prefer traditional fantasy setting more :X

I just like Tolkien like outfits more than spacesuits lol
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