Obsidian Pathfinder banner spotted at Gen Con

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Well hello there.

Obsidian RPG news is always good news, so this recent sighting of a Pathfinder banner with their name on it is intriguing. There’s a long tail to the source of this story so bear with me. I saw it on Neogaf, who spotted it on enworld.org, who in turn attribute it to a now removed photograph from a Pathfinder Facebook page.

The photo was apparently taken at the Indiana ‘Gen Con’ tabletop gaming convention (hence all of the Pathfinder banners.) It would appear to indicate that Obsidian will be doing something with the rule-set in the near future.

Pathfinder is not a game I’ve personally played before, but it’s apparently a modified version of the 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons rule-set. Obsidian is currently finishing development of their Kickstarted RPG Pillars of Eternity, but recently released the South Park RPG and would, presumably, be working on unannounced projects at the present time.

As an aside, whenever I’ve listened to interviews with the Obsidian team (Chris Avellone, etc) they tend to mention that they’ve been playing games of Pathfinder. So it’s clear the game is something of a favourite.

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  • Nasarius

    Oooohhh. Yeah, Pathfinder is a fixed and expanded version of D&D 3.5. But with its own setting, not the Forgotten Realms (as seen in Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, etc).

    I’m not the biggest fan of Pathfinder or 3.5e (there are more interesting fantasy tabletop RPG systems out there, like Dungeon World or Torchbearer), but it would be interesting to see it done with proper turn-based combat, unlike the old Bioware titles.

    • Tim McDonald

      I wasn’t a big fan of 3.5e, but I really liked Troika’s PC adaptation of Temple of Elemental Evil and the way it implemented that system – although at this point I can’t remember how much of it was a direct port of the mechanics, and how much was tweaked. Either way, the game was bug-ridden and hopelessly broken, but I still played it oh-so-much just because of the combat.