Paizo Publishing to Launch Next Massive Open Playtest for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
The company that previously hosted the largest open playtest in tabletop roleplaying history calls on players and fans for Mythic Adventures
In 2008, Paizo Publishing, LLC, enlisted more than 55,000 gamers to playtest the preliminary rules for its Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game (RPG), resulting in the largest open playtest in tabletop RPG history. Five years later, Pathfinder is the world’s best-selling RPG and the voice of the fans is still a key driving force in the game’s design. This tradition continues as Paizo announces the kick-off of the Mythic Adventures playtest one week from today.
Starting on November 14, 2012, players can download a free PDF of the preliminary design document for Mythic Adventures, the major Pathfinder RPG rulebook scheduled for release in August 2013. Players are asked to test the new rules in play and post their comments, corrections, and suggestions to the special Mythic Adventures playtest forums on paizo.com. As with previous Paizo open playtests, the design team will gather player feedback and use it to improve the final published Mythic Adventures hardcover rulebook. The playtest continues into January 2013.
"Mythical abilities are what set characters like Hercules and King Arthur apart from their mortal brethren," says Erik Mona, Publisher. "The Mythic Adventures open playtest invites fantasy roleplayers around the world to be among the first to play with these new rules, and to offer feedback that will shape the future of the world’s best-selling tabletop roleplaying game."
Mythic Adventures will offer a new way to play the Pathfinder RPG using familiar rules but adding a new layer to the game. Mythic adventurers are elevated above their non-mythic counterparts, gaining powers and abilities beyond their reach that allow them to take on tougher foes and more daunting challenges. A mythic character takes on the agents of deities, rushes headlong into the abyss, and strives to build a legend, all while facing-off against a wide variety of foes from common monsters to other mythic characters and legendary creatures.
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. Players take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is a player’s imagination.
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