Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pathfinder Card Game

Dungeons and Dragons has always been a staple of the nerd community.  Card games have also followed suit as a mainstay.  The mad scientist geniuses at Paizo have brought the two together in their new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.

If you haven't played it, i highly recommend you check it out at some point.  This game is pretty simple.  Each player has a player deck.  The players work together as a team to overcome a scenario.  The scenarios are provided and the players must explore locations during each scenario to find the villain and defeat him, thus winning the scenario.  This sounds simple, but the act of the game is what makes it engaging.  Interestingly, it is playable both by one's self or in a group of up to 6 people.  But what nerd only plays a game without some tinkering of their own?

The idea struck me as I was driving home listening to the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.  Oogie Boogie would make a great villain to fight in Pathfinder ACG.  The idea grew from there.  Using images I found on the internet as well as GIMP, I was able to fix my own cards that will be used for my own Nightmare Before Christmas themed Pathfinder ACG Adventure!

Below are just a few of the card's I've created thus far.  The rest will be added next Thursday (Nov. 14th) after the game as well as an adventure summary.  Enjoy!


Caleb Barber said...

Love this movie, saw it in theaters which is still an experience that can't be duplicated. The thing I could personally latch onto in the movie was how misunderstood Jack was. In fact all the characters were that way & even with each other. Something I'm sure Burton could relate too. Although, I'd say he was stretching credibility when Jack abducted Santa (I mean, WTF).

I even had an ex (ages ago now, another life) that liked watching this movie, she'd sing Sally's parts allot.

Nicely done with the cards, Rob in Hood. I tend to make things like this a project, looking for fonts, high resolution images, making vectors until inevitably it kills the fun of it. I Don't play Pathfinder, but I'd be interested in seeing the other character too.

Anonymous said...

I'd love it if you could send me a copy of your homemade expansion files :)
If you had not done it, I'll put your name at the bottom of the cards before printing incase anyone asks where they were from. I started to do my own expansions this week but I'm also trying to find as many as i can to add in too :)