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Help us weave a world of four-legged adventurers, using the Pathfinder rules to bring its stories to your tabletop.
Help us weave a world of four-legged adventurers, using the Pathfinder rules to bring its stories to your tabletop.
Help us weave a world of four-legged adventurers, using the Pathfinder rules to bring its stories to your tabletop.
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An excellent video by Crowne Prince, used with permission, that gives a good feel for the sort of pony adventuring we want to see.

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Featuring the art of Tama'at Studio.
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Paypal

Now that we've hit the goal, we can accept Paypal for anyone wanting to back us who can't do it through Amazon Payments. All contributions will count towards stretch goals.

Outside Support: $1027

Add Ons

What right thinking Kickstarter doesn't have some of these? Pledge more than your tier and you can pick add ons after the kickstarter is complete.

  • $3 - Extra bookmark(or first)
  • $3 - Get a digital copy of the original Ponies for Pathfinder book, available as soon as the kickstarter is funded and processed.
  • $15 - Get a physical book signed with a personal note before being sent to you(have to already qualify for a physical book)
  • $17 - Muffin plushie
  • $20 - Extra physical book, must be at the earth pony tier or higher.
  • $30 - Be a frugal pony, and get a basic map.(16x20, folded)
  • $75 - Get a physical map sent your way(Or an extra map).(22x28, rolled in tube)
  • $100 - Get a custom pony drawn of your character to feature in the book
  • $125 - Get a mounted, never bent or folded, pristine as a playbill at that fancy movie theater on opening night map that will stand the test of time.(22x28, flat, sealed, water resistant)
  • $300 - A group shot of up to four ponies of your design to be included in the book.
  • For international orders, add $10 for each physical item for shipping.

Tier Updates

7/29: Everyone at the speaking pony level and up will now receive a pony themed bookmark.
8/10: Everyone at Groundbreaking, Trailblazing, or higher will receive a map.(22x28, rolled in tube)
8/12: Everyone at Mayor or higher gets a muffin plushie.


Stretch Goals

We have dreams, big dreams. With the support coming in fast and hard, let's discuss where we could go as we burst past the minimum funding goal.

Stretch Goal: D&D 4E statblock

Because we reached $4250 and our early backers asked for it, we will be releasing a list of stats for playing as the various pony races using Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition rules. This reward will be sent out to all backers as a separate PDF. After the Kickstarter, it will be available without cost to everypony.

Stretch Goal: Additional Race Information Added

Based on the goals we have reached and the feedback of players, two additional varieties of ponies and a non-pony race will be added to the book. Both will receive everything you need to create them, as well as information on their origins and role in the history of ponykind. We've unlocked the underground ponies, with desert ponies just around the corner. Voting is going on right now on what non-pony species will be included, with a second coming at 250 backers.

Stretch Goal: More Art

If we reach the $5,000 goal, not only will we be INCREDIBLY pumped to have so many fantastic backers, but we will be able to feed our starving artists in exchange for enough art for the book to be 20% cooler.

Stretch Goal: Introductory Adventure

We'll make an entirely separate adventure, available for $0 for anyone to try out ponies in their Pathfinder roleplaying game. We'll include some pre-generated pony PCs so anyone can get right into the play and guide their four-legged heroes to fame and fortune.

Tier Breakdown

Let's go over the more complicated tiers, starting with writing pony and working up.

  • Writing Pony - One of the three after KS votes, the physical book, and a digital copy.
  • Speaking Pony - All of the after KS votes, both physical and digital copy of the book. Pony themed bookmark.
  • Mayor Pony - All of the after KS votes. Both physical and digital copy of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Noted in Credits. A muffin plushie.
  • Bookstore Pony - 10 physical books.
  • Emissary Pony - Create a PC race. All of the after KS votes. Both physical and digital copy of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Noted in Credits.  A muffin plushie.
  • Legendary Pony - Create a Hero/Villain. All of the after KS votes. Both physical and digital copy of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Noted in Credits. A muffin plushie.
  • Trailblazing Pony - All of the after KS votes. Both physical and digital copy of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Your pony name appears on the map as its creator. Get a 22x28 glossy map. Noted in Credits. A muffin plushie. Create a Hero/Villain.
  • Groundbreaking Pony - Create a Hero/Villain. All of the after KS votes. Both physical and digital copy of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Create a PC race or class archetype. Get a 22x28 glossy map. Noted in Credits. A muffin plushie.
  • Pony Herd - Create a Hero/Villain. All of the after KS votes. FIVE physical and digital copies of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Create a PC race or class archetype. Get a 22x28 glossy, mounted, and water resistant map. Create adventuring team of note. Noted in Credits. A muffin plushie.
  • Rearguard Pony - Create a Hero/Villain. All of the after KS votes. FIVE physical and digital copies of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Create a PC race or class archetype. Get a 22x28 glossy, mounted, and water resistant map. Create adventuring team of note. Noted in Credits. Pony of your design shows up on the back of the book. A muffin plushie.
  • Star Pony - Create a Hero/Villain. All of the after KS votes. FIVE physical and digital copies of the book. Digital copy of the original book. Pony themed bookmark. Create a town. Create a PC race or class archetype. Get a 22x28 glossy, mounted, and water resistant map. Create adventuring team of note. Noted in Credits. Pony of your design shows up on the front of the book. A muffin plushie.

Crafting a World of Four-Legged Adventure

Ponies for Pathfinder began as a racial sourcebook. It provided a simple and balanced approach to adding ponies to existing content with minimal headache or balance concerns. With this goal, it performed well. But what if you don't want to have a pony in a human, elf, dwarf, and halfling dominated world? Don't ponies deserve a world of their own?

We think they do.

And we want you to help us make this happen. The Ponies for Pathfinder Setting Handbook would expand greatly on all the details left vague in the racial book. 

  • What were the pony kingdoms like? 
  • Who ruled them? 
  • What do pony towns and cities look like?
  • How have they changed?
  • What great events shaped pony history?
  • Who were the great heroes and villains that defined pony civilization?
  • What other races rose and fell alongside the ponies?

We want you involved in this! And though we do appreciate it, we don't just mean your money. Many of the tiers include contributor input. You can help to shape this book. You will name the famous ponies and cities, and give ideas for artifacts and pony prestige classes. This book is for you, the community. 

This is not our first project. Our primary writer, David Silver, has published eight books already, including the original Ponies for Pathfinder supplement. He takes projects like these as commitments to get this book to you as quickly as possible. If the midnight oil must be burned, he'll do it, and keep game balance and design in mind along the way.

We're not new to game design either. David's been running and designing his own for over fifteen years. Putting things together and tearing them apart is a favorite pass time. He is also heavily involved in Pathfinder's organized play and Pathfinder Society, giving regular experience into what works and what simply doesn't when exposed to the harsh reality of actual gameplay.


Important Disclaimer

No copyrighted submissions will be accepted. Don't submit things that belong to other people or companies. Giving us an idea is submitting the idea for our use as we see fit, essentially an irrevocable license to it. We reserve right to decline ideas for any reason(You will get a chance to submit an alternative idea, of course).

Kicking it Forward

We will be taking part of kickingitforward's initiative. 5% of the profits of the expanded book will go right back into Kickstarter, helping other people launch their projects and giving back to the community that's helping us.

Kicking it Forward
Kicking it Forward

Risks and challenges

Once the project is funded, the greatest challenge will be collecting all of your amazing ideas and getting them in one place so they can be incorporated smoothly into the book. We'll need you to keep an eye on your e-mail, and use the time while we're building to success to dream up what you plan to submit.

You don't have to be, and are encouraged not to be, super specific. If you want a prestige class of ponies with an affinity for plants to hinder and baffle enemies, that's good enough to work with. Focus on flavor, leave the mechanics to us.

It will be our job to take your ideas and make them work together. We'll apply fair and balanced rules so you can bring them to your tabletop with confidence of a great time.

Art also takes time. Good art can't be rushed. We have a talented artist on board, and she'll be working to make these dreams into reality for us. We've discussed coffee IV drips, but she's respectfully declined the offer. In terms of priority, she will be working on in book illustrations first, then moving on to add-on ponies when they are complete.

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    Writing Pony: The first tier where your opinion directly affects the flow of the book. In addition to getting the book, you can also cast a vote for either A: A school of magic to get a new spell, B: A class to do an archetype for, or C: A body slot on which a new magic item will be made.
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    Speaking Pony: You want your voice heard, and heard it will be. In addition to everything above, you also get a vote on a class to get an archetype, a school of magic to get a spell, and a slot for a magic item. Top three votes of each will be made using the fertile imagination of our team.

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    Mayor Pony: Make your mark in the pony world. You name a pony town and its specialty. Your name is also included in a special credit section in tribute to your awesome support.
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    Bookstore Pony: You get 10 physical books at this lowered price for reselling. You must show that you are a store. Does not include, nor is included, in any other reward tier. If proof of store is not furnished, 6 books will be sent instead.

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    Emissary Pony: You hail from an exotic tribe of pony, or some other race that has had contact with ponykind. You may define a race to be added to the book, be it pony or ally or enemy. This race will be given PC generation stats. This tier is not included in other tiers. This tier does include all tiers below $200.

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    Groundbreaking Pony: We hold you in high prestige, so much so that you can work with us as we make a new class archetype fit for the setting. You provide the basic theme, we flesh it out to pony perfection. Don't want an archetype? Well that's alright. There are many exotic races that worked with or against the ponies, give us a theme for one and we'll get right to work. Also includes everything above.

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    Trailblazing Pony: Your pony's name will appear on the world map as the one that created it. This tier is equivalent to Groundbreaking Pony and does not stack with it, nor is it included in any other tier(since there can only be one creator of the map!). Does include all the lesser tier bonuses.

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    Pony Herd: five physical copies of the book so your whole roleplaying group can be ready for excitement. Give us pony names(up to ten) and your adventuring team will appear in the book as the holders or recoverers of an ancient artifact of importance to pony kind. To round out your collection of swag, we'll throw in the premium map(22x28, flat, sealed, water resistant). Also includes everything above.

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    Rearguard Pony: The power behind the power. Your pony will appear on the back cover of the finished book. You determine type of pony, coloration and etc, and they will strike a pose to attract eyes to the book. Want your friends to keep you company? $100 per extra pony. This tier is not included with any other(We only have one back cover). Also includes above tiers.

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    Star Pony: It's all about you. In addition to everything above, you get a pony of your design (Maybe that hero or villain you wrote up) to appear on the cover as the first thing new people see when they look at the book. Want your friends to appear as well? We can do it, add 100$ per extra pony.

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    Celestial Pony: In addition to everything above(except the covers, we only have one of those, sorry), your pony will become a major NPC in the first pony adventure path that will cover levels 1 through five. Also, you and up to five of your friends will get to roleplay with the writer, playing Ponyfinder through the entirety of the adventure path you funded. If you're not in the Northern California area, we'll play online, we're flexible.

    The adventure path would be a second project, started after the original Kickstarter scope was completed. You would be funding a whole new, second, project. You will, of course, also receive a physical copy of the adventure path.

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