Paizo has many partners who produce content under a variety of licenses, including media partners like Roll for Combat, who—in addition to streaming 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 their newest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign from Roll for Combat’s Director of Game Design, Mark Seifter!
Hi everyone, Mark Seifter here. I’m excited to announce a new Kickstarter from Roll For Combat, which is live at http://kickstarter.rollforcombat.com!
We’re working on a big setting book, World of Battlezoo: Indigo Isles. We expect it to clock in at over 280 pages with eight lengthy and expansive new ancestries, two extensive heritages for wildfire leshies and galtzagorri sprites (all of which can be imported into Pathbuilder 2e), new familiars, pirate archetype feats, and more. And, of course, the highlight of the book—extensive information about an island chain called the Indigo Isles.
While the Indigo Isles are easy to fit into your favorite setting, including Golarion, with a few adjustments, it’s also a window into the world of Alacar, a setting we’re excited to build and explore along with you… and I do mean that part, literally. We want this to be a world where you can contribute ideas and see them reflected in the setting, and to that end, every tier will allow you to submit an idea for a small island, and we’ll choose the best of these, which I’ll give a full write-up in the book! So, this is your chance to pitch the island idea of your dreams and maybe see it in a published setting.
In addition to myself—and potentially you!—this book is packed with amazing ideas from industry veterans and Paizo staffers past and present, including Paizo Development Manager of Narrative Linda Zayas-Palmer, Paizo Starfinder Society Developer Jessica Catalan, Paizo Adventure Path Developer Vanessa Hoskins, former Paizo Development Manager of Adventure Paths Ron Lundeen, former Paizo Senior Developer of Adventure Paths Patrick Renie, Paizo freelancer and Pathfinder Dark Archive cover author Mikhail Rekun, Paizo freelancer and Queerfinder mastermind Grady Wang, Level Up co-creator Paul Hughes, as well as a few other surprise authors.
In World of Battlezoo: Indigo Isles, you’ll find new ancestries, dragons, and detailed town gazetteers for any setting or world!]
And if a book filled with dozens of story hooks and interesting NPCs that can be easily inserted into any campaign, new faith systems, nearly a dozen detailed town gazetteers, and maps of the islands and towns isn’t exciting enough for you… did I mention the dragons? We have over 20 pages dedicated to 15 new dragons, featuring the entire family of wild dragons from Battlezoo Ancestries: Dragons. These include the amber, cerulean, harlequin, indigo, and vermilion dragons as young, adult, and ancient foes that you can now pit against your players, or just use them as helpful NPCs as wild dragons love to party!
One of the great things about this Kickstarter is that we have been working hard on this book all year, and it’s nearly complete. Right after the Kickstarter ends, all the PDFs and Foundry VTT modules will be released, and the print book will follow shortly after! Of course, I’ll be working on those new islands and adding them to the book, but we’ve planned on having all new islands complete and ready to go during the time Kickstarter takes to finish up the various paperwork (around two weeks).
Moonshadow Isle illustration by Luis Salas Lastra
World of Battlezoo: Indigo Isles, about to explore the mysterious Moonshadow Isle, written by Bob World Builder!
I hope you’ll check out the Kickstarter at http://kickstarter.rollforcombat.com. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below, and I’ll either answer them or direct them to the right person!
Director of Game Design, Roll for Combat
I'm Mark Seifter, Roll for Combat director of game design and Paizo’s former design manager, as well as one of the four leads on the creation of Pathfinder Second Edition. I’m @markseifter on twitter. Check out my Twitch stream with Linda Zayas-Palmer, Arcane Mark, Tuesdays at 8 PM Eastern and Saturdays at 1 PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/arcanemark, as well as my 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 my discord!
Explore the World of Battlezoo in Pathfinder Second Edition and Meet New Ancestries with Our New Kickstarter!
Tuesday, July 18th, 2023