Obsidian’s Pathfinder Adventures Brings The Tabletop To Tablets In March

by Mike Futter on Jan 21, 2016 at 04:01 AM

Obsidian and Pathfinder publisher Paizo have announced the release date for their first partnership. Obsidian is converting the popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game from tabletop to iOS and Android tablets, and you won’t need to wait terribly long to play it.

Pathfinder Adventures is played with digital cards, though it isn’t a collectible game. Each player starts with basic equipment and a unique deck for their in-game character. Through encounters with enemies and events, will earn new gear, spells, and abilities.

The base game, Rise of the Runelords, will be expanded through additional adventure packs. If the model mimics the tabletop version, there will be a number of lengthy quests included in the core experience, with character progress and story carrying over to the expansions. The difference here is that when the game launches on March 29, you’ll be able to get a taste for free with a tutorial and the first leg of the adventure, Perils of the Lost Cost.

Pathfinder Adventures will launch as a single-player or pass-and-play game. Online multiplayer is planned for a later update.

To find out more about Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, check out our previous in-depth coverage. No price for Pathfinder Adventures has been confirmed, but we’ll update when we know more.


Our Take
I own and enjoy Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. It’s a clever way to streamline the tabletop RPG experience, making the story-telling aspect more accessible. With the cards serving as the game master, a major hurdle is removed. I’m excited to see how Obsidian has adapted this for tablets.