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I'd be in for Pathfinder.

Yeah me too. I mean, they already have the license, and they wouldn't have to expend resources on creating the setting, lore, and game mechanics. So the focus can be entirely on creating a great game - an awesome story plus all of the best elements of roleplaying that RPG fans crave. And, for marketing purposes, you already start out with a large and passionate fanbase. What could be better than this?! It seems to be a no-brainer for me.

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If they ever start on a single player Pathfinder CRPG, I hope it meets a better fate than the Pathfinder MMO :(


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I don't mean to be a Richard but I hope that's not it

 

Sorry, I really don't like time travel

 

 

EDIT- Unless it's a Timecop RPG

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I don't mean to be a Richard but I hope that's not it

 

Sorry, I really don't like time travel

 

I would be ok with time travel if it was part of an alternate history game.

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According to the description, you wouldn't go far through time. Only between two periods, which are both distant future to us. So, no messing with real history. I know things like that from classic adventures, where they usually work just fine without being too confusing.

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I'm up for a Pathfinder game, but I'd love to see a Sci-Fi isometric game (Trek, Transformers, other things) or as earlier mentioned Neverwhere, or the world of the Dark Crystal (Henson)

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That's what I entered in the survey, for which franchise I'd like to see in a game, Trek. 

 

Although an isometric Pathfinder Star Trek game from Obsidian would easily overload my capacity to withstand such awesome. I would pass out right here at this keyboard and never wake up.  

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That's what I entered in the survey, for which franchise I'd like to see in a game, Trek. 

 

Although an isometric Pathfinder Star Trek game from Obsidian would easily overload my capacity to withstand such awesome. I would pass out right here at this keyboard and never wake up.  

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I've never seen a time travel story work except for Ms Hennig's Legacy of Kain series, which I doubt any developer can top, most nowadays seem to absolutely hate any form of consistency or coherence.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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I've never seen a time travel story work except for Ms Hennig's Legacy of Kain series, which I doubt any developer can top, most nowadays seem to absolutely hate any form of consistency or coherence.

I agree, but I remember Chronotrigger fondly.

 

Consistency is key to making time travel work, IMHO. Almost any medium that dabbles with it does it from the "rule of cool" standpoint instead of focusing on an interesting, coherent story.

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The only problem I see here is that such a perfect game would kill me because I would never stop playing it even to eat, drink, or sleep

 

 

 

A number of those desktop icons are suspiciously blurry. Which software has the best "sharpening" tools? ;)

 

 

What secrets are contained within untitlsdfawed-1.jpg, untitledfbasffffffd-1.jpg, untsfadfitled-1.jpg, and UGH.jpg?????

 

I don't have to blur my desktop!

 

New Folder 1, New Folder 2.... New Folder 17 hide away all my secrets.

 

Sometimes I don't even know what is in a folder and I'll open it be surprised. Like finding loose change in your own pocket!

 

Wow, your internal IT must love you guys! Didn't expected that from dev :)


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I've never seen a time travel story work except for Ms Hennig's Legacy of Kain series, which I doubt any developer can top, most nowadays seem to absolutely hate any form of consistency or coherence.

I agree, but I remember Chronotrigger fondly.

 

Consistency is key to making time travel work, IMHO. Almost any medium that dabbles with it does it from the "rule of cool" standpoint instead of focusing on an interesting, coherent story.

 

Totally agree, the irony being that the coolness of the masterful unfolding of a well crafted narrative is far superior to the short term thrills of the rule of cool crowd. As Raziel took up the Soul Reaver and slew his brethren in Soul Reaver 2 it felt like the crescendo of a fantastic symphony that had been building all game long, with a tumultuous roar it climaxed with his denial of himself, and then fell away into an eery overture for the next act as history was revealed to abhor a paradox.

 

Obviously such intricate plotting takes time and effort, but how much more satisfying the finished product?

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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What's next for Obsidian?

 

 

Something, anything, that isn't sword'n board medieval/ancient times nor fantasy (high nor low). Please.


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If they're gonna tackle other settings, I'd love to see (from novels) R. Scott Bakker's Eärwa setting (the Prince of Nothing series and Aspect-Emperor series, the latter of which just had the penultimate book released recently) or (from pen and paper) the Eclipse Phase science fiction post-apocalyptic transhuman conspiracy setting. 

 

Those are my dream settings to play a CRPG in. 

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@Obsidian guys,

 

Have you ever thought about getting hands on any WH or WH40k license and doing some RPG in any of these settings? the tactical combat is a perfect match for those as well !!!

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The Warhammer license must be pretty cheap, everyone has it.


The area between the balls and the butt is a hotbed of terrorist activity.

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Oh man, I wish. Imagine all the beaming down, the exploration, returning to quarters, leveling up my Sector One Special Recon squad member ... training in the holodeck how to mount a chair like a boss. 

 

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Just a reminder that Star Trek RPG needs a good selection of facial hair

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Obsidian has promised to announce some very important announcements during their 48hr live stream next weekend, 11-13 November.

 

I expect Pillars II and Star Trek: Futile Resistance 

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Obsidian has promised to announce some very important announcements during their 48hr live stream next weekend, 11-13 November.

 

I expect Pillars II and Star Trek: Futile Resistance 

 

Where did they do that? Not that I don't believe you but I'd like to enjoy the source : p

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