Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous On Track To Hit Kickstarter Goal The Day It Launches
Well, that was fast. I just got the email about Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous this morning. I gave it a peek, took a leak, planned my week, and then let out a little shriek. It’s already almost funded!? This isn’t a piddly little $50k goal either. They’re asking for $300,000! As of writing this, it’s already at $267k. By the time I’m done, it’ll probably be done.
It makes sense, as Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is by the same team that brought us the wildly successful Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Based in Moscow, Owlcat Games did a stellar job of mixing the source material with new mechanics. It wasn’t just tabletop on your computer. With Wrath of the Righteous, Owlcat seeks to expand on these core mechanics in an all-new setting.
To clarify, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous isn’t a direct sequel to Kingmaker. It’s a spiritual successor, with a whole new story from the Age of Lost Omens. Wrath of the Righteous adds a number of new choices to the world of Pathfinder, first and foremost being your Mythic Path. Mythic Paths are how Wrath of the Righteous does choice and consequence with style. You can choose to follow the path of the Angel, Lich, Aeon, Trickster, Demon, or Azata. Each comes with their own slew of powers, patron God, and moral compass. Follow the path long enough, and you can become one. Don’t feel like playing any of those? You can always say, “screw the rules, I’m a God-damned Legend.” The Legend path allows you to make your own way, without the assistance of any higher power. Good luck.
This doesn’t mean you don’t have a starting class. In addition to the classes available in Kingmaker, Wrath of the Righteous introduces five new classes: Arcanist, Bloodrager, Shaman, Oracle, and Witch. You can also play as a new race called the dhampirs, which are half-undead hybrids. Sounds… horrifying.
So if you want to check it out or back the project, click here for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous‘ Kickstarter page. They already got another $4k in the time I wrote this, so chances are they’ll have to come up with a few stretch goals. If you want to check out what all the fuss is about, you can click here to get Pathfinder: Kingmaker on Steam for $40.