PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: SKULL & SHACKLES

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Follow-Up to the Acclaimed New Card Game Slated for August 2014 Release

 

Paizo announced today that 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.

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