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Kobold Press Aims to Expand Pathfinder With Advanced Races Compendium

| 28 Apr 2015 20:00

Kobold Press needs $25,000 from Kickstarter to finish and publish its Advanced Races Compendium for Pathfinder.

When it comes to fantasy RPGs, many often tend to fall back on the tried-and-trues when it comes to the races they allow players to play as. You can usually count on there being humans, elves, dwarves and some version of a hobbit. That being the case, there are a more than a few games that go the extra mile to give their players options. Standing among these is Paizo's Pathfinder which, across the pages of its various books, has come up with a hefty collection of races that players and DMs alike can experiment with. Let's say that's not enough for you, however. In that case, you may want to check out Kobold Press's Kickstarter for its Advanced Races Compendium.

Aimed at expanding on Pathfinder's race options, the Advanced Races Compendium will be "packed with PC racial feats, traits, spells, bloodlines, gear, magic items, archetypes and more" for a collection of 15 new and revised races. These races will include Aasimar, Centaur, Darakhul, Derro, Dragonkin, Gnoll, Gearforged, Lamia, Lizardfolk, Konold, Ravenfolk, Shadow Fey, Tiefling, Tosculi and Werelion. The book is being put together by veteran GM Steven T. Helt, Pathfinder Society Alistair Riggs and famed reviewer Endzeitgeist. Kobold Press is seeking $25,000 to finish and print the book. If the campaign can surpasses that goal the company plans to announce a series of stretch goals which could include "Hero Lab files and several more races" as well as "a few surprises."

As of the moment, the likelihood of that happening is arguably up in the air. The campaign has, just recently, pushed past the halfway point of its funding goal. That being the case, it's also used up more than a third of time. The 19 days it has left could be more than enough to close the gap its goal. That said, if its backer-flow slows down, it could make things difficult. Here's hoping it succeeds.

Source: Kickstarter

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