Valeros is the medieval Zoolander

Pathfinder Adventures expands, slashes prices

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Last night an update arrived for our beloved, yet seemingly beleaguered, Pathfinder Adventures.  The update brought more content, which is good, but also completely changed prices for IAP in the mobile version, which is good news too, I think? I don’t know, the future of Pathfinder has seemed foggy since Obsidian wrapped up the Rise of the Runelords campaign, and changing their pricing and whatnot at this point seems like a bad sign that, maybe, Pathfinder isn’t doing as good as Obsidian or their new overlord, Asmodee, had hoped. Or maybe I’m full of crap. It’s happened in the past, and I definitely have no insight into what’s going on in the darkened back rooms of Obsidian. With that in mind, let’s focus on what we do know about, the latest Pathfinder Adventures update.

First and foremost, there is new content to play with. A Fighter’s Tale is the new scenario pack, and it revolves around the fighter, Valeros, and his quest for the poutiest face or something. It’s called a “side quest”, so I’m not sure if you have to solo it with Valeros or can take a party or how it works. Luckily, Obsidian isn’t telling us either. All we know is that the new content involves 5 new scenarios, a new characters (a gnome fighter!), new villains, henchmen, and loot. Pretty much everything you’d want in a new Pathfinder adventure.

The new update also includes the usual litany of bug fixes, the amount of which is kind of staggering considering how long the game’s been available. As we’ve mentioned before, however, even with bugs Pathfinder is a pretty amazing game.

That leads us to the price changes. Most of the prices for IAP have been lowered or dropped altogether. For example, on mobile there is only one dice package available now instead of the dozen different packs they had before. They’ve also removed the ability to use gold to buy a lot of the IAP content, making some packages cash only, albeit at a reduced price. Here’s a list of all the price changes:

The base game on mobile, meanwhile, remains free to download. If you haven’t done so yet, pick it up. It’s awesome, and you can now get all the content for a lot less than I paid for it! Hooray you!

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  1. The Fighter’s Tale quest is a 5-scenario adventure that seems to be tucked away on the RotR map, so you actually need to start or continue a RotR campaign to access it. You can take a full party as long as Val is part of it.

  2. Thanks. I bought it and couldn't figure out where it was.

  3. Yeah, I was expecting a menu option, like the Goblins expansion. I found it by pure luck after closing the app a few times thinking that might prompt the game to show me my purchase.

  4. It seems I now own the alternate Val, when I didn’t before. So maybe I just stink at reading, but his alt was a bonus of the quest pack that I was not expecting.

    That leads me to think that if they follow suit with the other characters, releasing a small quest bundled with a new character and a character alt, I will gladly pay the $3 a pop as I this game that much and that price is reasonable to me for the content.

  5. And yet at BGG folks are complaining because Obsidian took away their ability to grind and never have to pay anything.

    Just kill me.

  6. Considering how you often post the same news here and there (as opposed to Brad posting there and you here, for example), I do find the difference between the responses to the articles here and there to be quite interesting.

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