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A game where your actions are persistent, your characters can build kingdoms, and YOU are the storyteller!
A game where your actions are persistent, your characters can build kingdoms, and YOU are the storyteller!
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Announcing Keith Baker's Emerald Spire Dungeon Level!

We blew through the $250,000 milestone today, which means Lisa Stevens is coming out of semi-retirement to write a dungeon level for the Emerald Spire.  That unlocks our next designer, Keith Baker!

Keith Baker is best known as the creator of the Eberron campaign setting. In addition to extensively chronicling that world, Keith has written numerous novels and designed such games as Grimm, Cthulhu Fluxx, and the recently kickstarted The Doom that Came to Atlantic City board game. His most recent work published by Paizo is Pathfinder Module: Blood of Dragonscar.

Watch the video update on the home page of the campaign for more information about the Emerald Spire!


This was yesterday's Update of the Day - announcing the Pathfinder RPG Bonus Content!

Announcing:  The Pathfinder Bonus Enhancements!

Today’s Update is a big one!  We’re unveiling a set of reward enhancements.  Backers at the Loremaster level and above are now going to be receiving a PDF of an incredible SUPERDUNGEON, and backers at the Crowdforger Pioneer levels and above will be receiving Pathfinder Battles Miniatures at no additional cost!

We’re also announcing that the SUPERDUNGEON will expand as we hit funding targets up to $1 million, and that we’ll be adding more miniatures on the way to $1 million as well!

The Emerald Spire Superdungeon

At the heart of the River Kingdoms, not far from Thornkeep and Fort Inevitable, stands the looming edifice of green glass known as the Emerald Spire. A remnant of Azlanti mystics from the distant past, the Emerald Spire stands as a monument to the greatest arcanists of the Pathfinder world, and as a grave marker for the thousands of adventurers who have died there in the eons since its construction. 

Best of all, there is NO LIMIT to the size of the sprawling dungeon levels below the Emerald Spire. Here’s how it works. We start with four dungeon levels designed by Pathfinder superstars Richard L. Baker, F. Wesley Schneider, Wolfgang Baur, and James L. Sutter. When we reach $250,000 in pledges, Paizo CEO and Goblinworks COO Lisa Stevens will come out of game design semi-retirement to pen an original dungeon level.

Additional levels by superstar designers will be announced at each additional $100k until the end of the project. That means a MINIMUM of 12 dungeon levels over 128 pages, but the further we blow past that goal, the bigger the Emerald Spire becomes! If supporter pledges tell us we need to create a 50-level dungeon, we’ll do a 50-level dungeon. Let’s aim for the history books!

Additionally, the Emerald Spire book contains an overview of the Hellknight-influenced Fort Inevitable, one of the starting settlements in Pathfinder Online, as well as new monsters and magic items, lavish full-color illustrations, and elaborate full-page maps for each dungeon level.

A complete PDF of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon will be given as a bonus to all supporters at the $75 Loremaster pledge level and above.

Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack

This deluxe collection of dungeon level Flip-Mats works with the Emerald Spire Superdungeon. It starts as a collection of dungeon levels over several double-sided Flip-Mats, but it will grow beyond that as the Emerald Spire Superdungeon grows based on supporter pledges. A PDF copy of miniatures-scale Emerald Spire dungeon maps will be included as a free bonus to all supporters at the $75 Loremaster pledge level or above.

WizKids Pathfinder Battles Miniatures

We are also pleased to announce that new WizKids Pathfinder Battles Miniatures are being added to the rewards for all Crowdforger Pioneer levels and above!

The miniatures will be drawn from the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, starting with the first announced miniature, the Bloodbriar Goblin Raider. Additional miniatures will be added as a FREE BONUS to all supporters at the $100 Crowdforger level and above when the Kickstarter reaches each additional $100k fundraising level. (NOTE: Exact paint schemes on final figures may vary slightly from images posted here.)

Bloodbriar Goblin Raider Bonus Miniature

The Bloodbriar goblin tribe haunts the forest trails and commercial thoroughfares of the Crusader Road region, slashing horses, gleefully abusing dogs, and sacking caravans and settlements throughout the River Kingdoms. This limited edition Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic gaming figure is provided as a FREE BONUS REWARD to all supporters at the $100 Crowdforger level and above, and is just the first FREE BONUS miniature to be unlocked during the Pathfinder Online Kickstarter effort!

Shadowfire Elemental Bonus Miniature

Twisted by ancient Azlanti magics in the heart of the eldritch tower known as the Emerald Spire, this elemental creature blends shadow and flames to bring the hurt to your player characters! Full game statistics for the shadowfire elemental template will appear in the final Emerald Spire book! This FREE BONUS REWARD figure will be supplied to all Crowdforger Pioneer levels and above when the Pathfinder Online Kickstarter effort reaches $300,000!

Additional FREE BONUS REWARD miniatures will be unlocked every $100,000 pledged thereafter until the end of the Kickstarter effort. The higher the total pledge level gets, the more FREE BONUS REWARD figures all Crowdforging backers will receive AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!

RPG Print Pack Add-On Option

Want a printed version of all these cool Emerald Spire product enhancements? Simply add $100 to any pledge level! Remember, as the overall amount of funds raised for this project hits $1 million and more, the dungeon grows and grows, significantly adding to the value of the associated print products.

The Emerald Spire Print Pack Add-On Option includes:

The Emerald Spire Superdungeon: A 128-page full-color hardcover mega-dungeon

The Emerald Spire Dungeons Flip-Mat Multi-Pack: At minimum, you’ll receive six printed Flip-Mats featuring 12 exciting dungeon levels!

The Crusader Road Novel: Learn about the Crusader Road region of the Pathfinder Online world in this paperback book by New York Times bestselling author Richard L. Baker!

The Emerald Spire Campaign Cards: Run your Emerald Spire Superdungeon campaign in style with this gorgeous 55-card set of Item Cards, Face Cards, and Quest Cards.

To receive these awesome print products, be sure to add $100 (+$15 for international shipping) to your preferred pledge level!


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    1. David Smith
      on December 11, 2012

      I dunno how many other people doubled their pledge to get the physical swag, but I know I sure did... the book will be awesome, but the six exclusive Flip-Mats is the real selling point for me~

    2. Goblinworks Inc. 2-time creator on December 7, 2012

      @Craig Bergstrom - Yes!

    3. Craig Bergstrom on December 7, 2012

      My friend and I got the Crowdforger Buddy level. Can we add $200 to the pledge and get two copies of the printed material?

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      Michael Ray on December 7, 2012

      Just added my $100 to my pledge too, I absolutely can't wait to hold this all in my grubby little hands!

    5. JT
      on December 7, 2012

      Added the extra $100 to the pledge! Can't resist the printed material....

    6. Jenni Merrifield on December 7, 2012

      I'm Canadian and would like to know if we fall under the "International Shipping" category.
      (If I'm honest, I'm really hoping not, just like the Reaper Miniature's guys did for their Bones Kickstarter, but I will sadly understand and add another $15 if we do)

    7. Flendon on December 6, 2012

      That is the way to up your pledges! Keith Baker has me even more excited than I was before.

    8. Nick C
      on December 6, 2012

      Ohh wow... I think i may have to dole out the extra $100... That's kinda crazy. Pathfinder Is going to make me go broke. lol. Amazing stuff you're adding. I love it.

    9. Christian McNeill on December 6, 2012

      Unless I'm mistaken, Keith Baker created the game Gloom, not Grimm.