Pillars of Eternity video game to get its own card game and tabletop RPG spinoff


Old-school CRPG video game fans will no doubt by now be aware of the release of Pillars of Eternity, the massive new PC game aiming to walk in the hallowed footsteps of games like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment (Jess took at a look at it here, if you’re keen).

Developers Obsidian are hoping to take things in the Pillars of Eternity universe a step further, explaining to PC Gamer that they’re hoping to spin the whole thing out into a tabletop RPG ruleset and a four-player CCG.

“This isn’t like a CCG or anything like that, but it’s more just a fun, kind of, four people get around and play a single session card game,” said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. “You have heroes, and you have a village, and all that kind of stuff, and you can take your heroes into a dungeon, and you can also take your heroes and armies and attack your friends while they’re playing, so it’s kind a very fun card game and it’s actually designed by Chris Taylor.”

“Not… there’s two Chris Taylors. [Laughs] It’s Chris Taylor, a friend of mine for many many years who was the lead designer of Fallout.”

Urquhart added that they were still thrashing out the details of their tabletop RPG, but it was definitely in the works.

“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?” said Urquhart. “And it’s something we’re going to be talking [about] soon. But absolutely, we want to expand. New books, roleplaying, all that kind of stuff.”

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