Only a few years ago, Pathfinder topped the bestselling RPG charts, beating D&D. One of the most successful Pathfinder supplements was the 2010 Kingmaker Adventure Path. This week, Paizo launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring it back, weave in 10 years of feedback, including elements from the computer game it inspired and even to provide details if you prefer to use your D&D 5e rules for the adventure.
In Kingmaker, the PCs are involved in power struggles and discovery that not only gives them a chance for adventure but to determine the fate of kingdoms.
As you might imagine, crowdfunding is going very well. At the time of writing, there are 10 days still to run on the short campaign, but nearly 1,000 backers and $175,000 pledged. That’s about 350% of what Paizo Publishing asked for.
This isn’t a Kickstarter. Paizo are using Game on Tabletop. That’s the same RPG crowdfunding alternative that Clockwork Publishing picked for Dark Conspiracy.
Sorry to say, if you wanted to pledge $5,000 and get a tour of Paizo’s headquarters then you’re out of luck. That tier and others have sold out already.
It’s $50 for the PDFs of the Kingmaker Adventure Path and Kingmaker Companion Guide. If you just want the core book and want is as paper then $80 will get you the Kingmaker Adventure Path in both hardcover and PDF. Outside the sold-out early bird options, most people are pledging $100 to get both in print along with a crowdfunding-exclusive slipcase for the books.
What’s Pathfinder Kingmaker like?
Paizo got Geek & Sundry to stream a one-shot of the game with Eric Campbell as GM. The players here are Jason Charles Miller, Markeia McCarty, Same DeLeve and Gina DeVivo.