Paizo has many partners who produce content under a variety of licenses, including media partners like Roll for Combat, who—in addition to streaming high quality Pathfinder and Starfinder actual-play podcasts and running the RPG Superstar design talent competition—publish their own line of Pathfinder Second Edition rulebooks and adventures under the Battlezoo brand. Check out this overview of their newest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign from Roll for Combat’s Director of Game Design, Mark Seifter!
An eldamon trainer shopping with her eldamon friends: an air bat, fire squirrel, and death dog.
Illustration by Hazem Ameen © Roll for Combat
Befriend, Train, Battle, and Evolve!
Hi everyone, Mark Seifter here. I’m excited to announce a new Kickstarter from Roll for Combat, which went live today at http://kickstarter.rollforcombat.com! The Kickstarter features three exciting sourcebooks described below!
Battlezoo Eldamon lets you befriend, train, battle, and evolve ancient and playful monsters based on 10–20 elemental types, such as fire, ice, death, and possibly even music and time! Eldamon are slightly out of phase with reality and like to meld into items, creatures, and locations. You can add them seamlessly into any setting, allowing characters to interact with and collect them without disrupting the established adventure or requiring the GM to rebuild or change encounters. Anyone can befriend eldamon and have them fight playful mock duels with each other, but only the eldamon trainer class can phase them into our world to use them in combat against deadly threats. Meanwhile, as an elemental avatar, you have a powerful but quiescent eldamon melded into you, allowing you to harness the power of their strange abilities! Battlezoo Eldamon is perfect for monster-training lovers of all ages. The rules are simple enough to offer a great way to introduce children to the game but deep enough to provide a variety of combinations for strategic players. In addition to the rulebook for Pathfinder, you can also get your hands on a card game called Eldamon Battles (offering players the chance to experience duels between eldamon quickly and strategically), plushies of six of the most common eldamon, battle minis, dice sets, leather notebooks, and more!
An eldamon trainer and elemental avatar enjoy a campfire with several eldamon friends.
Illustration by Miguel Regodon Harkness. © Roll for Combat
Battlezoo Ancestries: Year of Monsters sends a monstrous new ancestry to your inbox every month, plus a final compilation book at the end that collects all the ancestries and offers more additional content! Such ancestries include demons, gremlins, intelligent weapons, dungeons expanded (you can get the original dungeon ancestry for free, despite the stated price of 1 cent, at http://battlezoo.com), oni, nymphs, doppelgangers, minotaurs, slimes, sthenos, mimics, and sidhe. Each ancestry will receive roughly twice as much content as a standard size ancestry, such as those presented in the Core Rulebook or Lost Omens Ancestry Guide. Thanks to stretch goals, some of the ancestry options might expand even more!
Lastly, Battlezoo Bestiary Strange & Unusual is the result of the 2021 RPG Superstar contest, licensed from Paizo. It features 150 award-winning monsters, an expansion of the monster parts system from Battlezoo Bestiary, the aberrant soul archetype (an option for characters who are slowly transforming into aberrations), and more.
I’m very excited about these new projects, and I hope you’ll check out the Kickstarter at http://kickstarter.rollforcombat.com. Let me know which of these interests you in the comments below, and feel free to ask me any questions there as well!
Director of Game Design, Roll for Combat
Mark Seifter is the director of game design at Roll for Combat and Paizo’s former design manager. He is also one of the four lead designers responsible for Pathfinder Second Edition. You can find him @markseifter on Twitter. Check out his Twitch stream with Linda Zayas-Palmer, Arcane Mark, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pacific and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Pacific at https://www.twitch.tv/arcanemark. Mark also appears regularly on the Roll for Combat Live Youtube stream with Stephen Glicker at https://www.youtube.com/c/RollForCombat/. Both shows cover a variety of RPG and Pathfinder topics! You can also join his discord at https://tiny.cc.arcanemark!
New Battlezoo Kickstarter Campaign
Tuesday, July 26, 2022