Obsidian Entertainment Creating Pillars of Eternity Card Game and Tabletop RPG
Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, revealed that Pillars of Eternity is getting its own card and tabletop games.
After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign and the excellent reception that Obsidian Entertainment's new RPG, Pillars of Eternity, has been getting, the company's CEO revealed to PC Gamer that there are physical tabletop and card games in development. It's tough to imagine how the fixed, top-down RPG would translate into a card or board game, but we're sure that the talented crew at Obsidian know what they're doing. This spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale had one of the highest crowdfunding campaigns of all time, raking in over $4.1 million back in 2012. Urquhart revealed that Pillars of Eternity: The Card Game (not it's final name) will be hitting Kickstarter soon. A tabletop/board RPG is also being developed, and will likely be launching Kickstarter after the card game. Urquhart announced that Chris Taylor, the lead designer of the first Fallout, will be working with Obsidian on this project.
"This isn't like a [collectible card game] or anything like that," Urquhart said. "But it's more just a fun, kind of, four people get around and play a single session card game."
Obsidian is currently working on expansions coming to Pillars of Eternity and is in serious talks of doing an official sequel. Here's to hoping there's still some leftover Kickstarter cash to get the job done without having to tap the crowdfunding resources so often.
"We're not sure yet how we're going to do [the tabletop game]," Urquhart said. "We were kind of going back and forth on, do we use the game's rules, do we use someone else's rules, do we come up with another set of rules?"
Nevertheless, we're excited to see what kind of expansions, whether in-game or physical, this awesome RPG gets.