In celebration of Goblinworks reaching the $200,000 milestone in Kickstarter fundraising for the development of Pathfinder Online, Paizo Publishing unveils today new reward tiers for each additional $50,000 raised. These tiers will add new content to the beloved Pathfinder world by building the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, the largest official Pathfinder dungeon ever published, as well as unleash new miniatures for your tabletop game.
The Emerald Spire Superdungeon includes 32 pages of source material detailing the area around Fort Inevitable, one of the starter towns in the Pathfinder Online game. It will also add at least four, 8-page dungeon levels, designed by Pathfinder superstars Richard L. Baker, F. Wesley Schneider, Wolfgang Baur and James L. Sutter. The Superdungeon will be accompanied by the Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack, a set of Pathfinder Flip-Mats presenting each dungeon level in tabletop miniatures scale.
As the Kickstarter funding grows, so does the Superdungeon. Starting when the $250,000 sub-goal is met, Paizo CEO and Goblinworks COO Lisa Stevens will come out of game design semi-retirement to add an original dungeon level to the book, with new levels by superstar designers announced for each additional $100K raised until the end of the project. By the time the Kickstarter reaches its $1 million funding goal, the Emerald Spire Superdungeon will encompass 12 dungeon levels in 128 pages, accompanied by 6 double-sided Flip-Mats in the Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack.
As additional stretch goals are met, the Emerald Spire will become even larger, and the number of Flip-Mats will grow. The Emerald Spire Superdungeon and the Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack will be available in PDF format as part of the rewards at and above the $75 "Loremaster" backer level, and in print format as part of the new RPG Print Pack add-on.
"We're thrilled that Goblinworks has reached a significant milestone in the Pathfinder Online fundraising in just one week," says Lisa Stevens, Paizo CEO. "The passion of Pathfinder fans the world over is what is fueling the project, and the launch of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon couldn't be more exciting. We can't wait to see just how big the Superdungeon will get!"
The RPG Print Pack is a new add-on for Kickstarter backers at any reward level, for a pledge of an additional $100 (plus $15 shipping for non-US backers). The RPG Print Pack includes a hardcover print edition of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, which will feature an exclusive Kickstarter cover by Wayne Reynolds; a print edition of the Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack; a print edition of the Pathfinder Tales novel The Crusader Road; and an Emerald Spire Campaign Cards game accessory.
- The Crusader Road is a Pathfinder Tales novel by New York Times best-selling author Richard L. Baker (Thornkeep). The novel sets up the compelling backstory of the Pathfinder Online game, and introduces key elements of the Crusader Road area of the River Kingdoms, where the online game takes place.
- Emerald Spire Campaign Cards is a full-color, gorgeously illustrated set of 55 cards containing a variety of Item Cards, Face Cards and Quest Cards to aid in your Emerald Spire Superdungeon campaign.
Paizo is also pleased to announce that new WizKids' Pathfinder Battles Miniatures will be added to the Pathfinder Online Kickstarter as rewards for all of the Crowdforger backer levels, which start at $100. The miniatures will all be drawn from the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, starting with the first announced miniature, the Bloodbriar Goblin Raider. A second miniature, the Shadowfire Elemental, will be unlocked when the Kickstarter reaches $300K, with additional miniatures revealed for each $100K raised. This means that starting at $250,000, a new reward will be offered for every $50K raised, alternating between new dungeon levels for the Emerald Spire Superdungeon and new Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures.
Pathfinder Online is a hybrid sandbox/theme park-style MMO where characters explore, develop, find adventure and dominate a wilderness frontier in a land of sword and sorcery. With the success of this Kickstarter, Pathfinder Online is targeted for a mid-2014 Beta. As stretch goals are reached beyond the base funding level, this target date will move up as more resources are brought to bear on getting Pathfinder Online finished. The Pathfinder Online Kickstarter Campaign is in progress and concludes at 2:00 GMT on January 14, 2013.
About Paizo Publishing
Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo's Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure Path is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the nine years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.
Goblinworks is the developer and publisher of Pathfinder Online, a next-generation fantasy sandbox MMO. The company is located in the Seattle suburb of Redmond. It was founded in 2011 by a dedicated group of creative professionals with backgrounds in tabletop hobby gaming and online videogame development. Goblinworks is dedicated to creating a fun, immersive online gaming experience for the fantasy roleplaying enthusiast. Its goal is to deliver the best sword & sorcery massively multiplayer game on the market by starting with a carefully designed core of features and iterating on the content continuously after launch, with the input and feedback of the player community.