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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Stage 2 Alpha Test Released

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Stage 2 Alpha Test Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Sat 30 December 2017, 00:40:20

Tags: Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Kingmaker

The initial release of the Pathfinder: Kingmaker backer alpha back in September was kept under NDA and so nobody ever saw anything of it, which was pretty dumb in my opinion. The new version of the alpha, which Owlcat call the "stage 2 alpha test" in the game's latest Kickstarter update, was released this week, and thankfully this time they've invited people to livestream it. Among said livestreamers is the Codex's resident radio show host and LPer Shane Stacks, who has already recorded two episodes of gameplay. The announcement email he received from Owlcat tells us a little bit about what the new version of the alpha contains, but it's best to just see for yourself:

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it's not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won't be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they're not just soulless puppets - like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends - or turn on you if you betray their trust.

You won't get the complete set of abilities and spells planned for the final release version. Here is a quick look at some of the things you can look forward to in the Alpha build:
  • A first look at the Kingdom feature - Kingdom events, councilor management
  • 20+ hours of playable content from the first 3 chapters of the game
  • 14 classes (including new ones - Inquisitor, Magus, Monk, Paladin, Sorcerer, Druid, Bard)
  • All six core races (dwarves, elves, gnomes, half-orcs, halflings, humans)
  • Meet 3 new companions, who will join you on your adventure, including Nok-Nok designed by Chris Avellone
  • Raise your party to level 10 and choose new abilities and spells as your heroes get ever more powerful
  • Use a wide selection of spells for each spellcasting class up to character level 10, with more to come in the final release
  • Master feat chains like Two-Weapon-Fighting or Spell Focus
  • Fight a variety of creatures in the Stolen Lands as well as challenging boss battles
  • Overcome dangerous traps as you explore the Stolen Lands and their deadly dungeons
So, what are you waiting for? Golarion awaits!

In other news, our $4000+ pledge to the Kingmaker crowdfunding campaign means we get to help design a quest in the game, and apparently it's now in an advanced enough stage of development that Owlcat want to know our idea. Unfortunately we have no idea what our idea is, so if you like what you see in these videos, feel free to suggest something here.

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