PAIZO ANNOUNCES PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: SKULL & SHACKLES
Follow-Up to the Acclaimed New Card Game Slated for August 2014 Release
New Cover Art by Daryl Mandryk Debuted
REDMOND, WA (November 18, 2013): Paizo Publishing, LLC, leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, novels, game accessories and board games, announces today Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles will be the follow-up to 2013’s wildly popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords. The game goes into private playtest in December, and is scheduled for release at Gen Con Indy, August 2014.
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set is based on and features the characters, locations, monsters, and villains from the pirate-themed Pathfinder RPG Adventure Path: Skull & Shackles, and offers seven character classes – including four all-new ones (Magus, Oracle, Gunslinger, and Swashbuckler) for players to choose from. The game will come packaged in a 13″ x 14″ box, featuring brand-new cover art from artist Daryl Mandryk, as well as dice, nearly 500 illustrated cards, and everything one to four players need to create characters and begin their adventures. The Skull & Shackles Character Add-On Deck expands the maximum number of players to six, and adds four more character classes, including three all-new ones (Alchemist, Warpriest, Witch). Players can expand their game play with monthly Skull & Shackles Adventure Decks containing 110 cards featuring new scenarios, villains, loot, weapons, items, and more.
Subscribers to the PACG receive 20% off the MSRP ($59.99 for the base set, $19.99 for the Character Add-On Deck and monthly Adventure Decks), as well as discounts on UltraPro PACG playmats and accessories.
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG), created by Mike Selinker and Lone Shark Games, translates the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (RPG) into an entirely new breed of card game, where players adventure, battle monsters and villains, and acquire new feats, items, weapons, and allies – all without a Game Master. The first game, PACG: Rise of the Runelords, made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2013, where it sold out in the first four hours, and has been receiving rave reviews from players, press, and the hobby game industry. Here’s what some partners have had to say:
“One of the most intriguing tabletop releases of the year!” – Game Informer
“The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is something we rarely find in the business – something truly NEW. It has attracted card players, role players, and lapsed gamers with its accessibility and with the epic storyline Paizo so excels at creating. Gamers are already looking forward to other key Paizo adventure paths coming into the format.”
– Mike Webb, Vice President of Marketing & Data Services/Alliance Distribution
“The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game has been a tremendous seller for us. It helps bridge the gap between two markets: card games and roleplaying games.”
– Kuo-yu Liang, VP Sales & Marketing/Diamond Book Distributors
For more information, visit paizo.com/pacg.
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is based on the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, which was built on more than 10 years of system development and the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming to create an unparalleled fantasy roleplaying experience. Players need only the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook to play, but Paizo Publishing produces a wide range of books and accessories to enhance your Pathfinder experience, from hardcover rules compendiums to complete campaigns to packets of beautiful full-color maps. For more information, visit paizo.com.
About Lone Shark Games
Lone Shark Games is a design studio in Seattle headed by designer Mike Selinker. They are responsible for the design of the games Lords of Vegas, Unspeakable Words, Pirates of the Spanish Main, and Harrow and the Titanic Games board game line for Paizo. Their game books include The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, Dealer’s Choice, Puzzlecraft, and the upcoming puzzle novel The Maze of Games.
About Paizo Publishing
Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure Path is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the ten years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.