Paizo announces new Pathfinder SUV
Hot on the heels of Paizo selling out of the 2023 printing of their Pathfinder 2nd edition core rulebook, the Redmond-based company has announced a release date for their 2024 Pathfinder Sedan. “With the influx of cash thanks to the Open Gaming License debacle, we have been able to secure a plant in Michigan in order to begin production of our new family-sized edition of Pathfinder. Now, Pathfinder is finally in the shape we originally envisioned.”
Jason Bulmahn, the lead designer at Paizo, says that starting the Pathfinder project with the 3.5 OGL “was a matter of using what we had at the time. From the beginning, even as we were writing adventure paths intended for four players, I was dreaming of a sports utility vehicle that could seat eight.”
According to their press release, “The 2024 Pathfinder is a large vehicle that feels huge. We wanted something that had options for every adventurer, and the space to fit all the gear you could need for your next dungeon delve. And when you’ve got loot to carry back from the depths, you’ll find that an extra 600 bulk of towing power comes in real handy as you loot a giant’s temple. The power of modern alchemical propulsion will bring you up to a speed of 90 feet in under two rounds, perfect for outracing the local athac whose shrine you defiled.”
Paizo is not the first RPG publisher to step into the automotive market. Massif Press’ Lancer Sedan has impressed critics with its quick acceleration and all-wheel drive. And Evil Hat has produced the latest expansion of their Fudge-based system with the F8 Spider, which includes a new ruleset intended for road-trip sessions and rear air intakes for improved airflow to the engine.
Is this a knowledge engineering or ride check?
Sense Motive check apparently.