Paizo has introduced a brand new publishing program that may permit RPG designers to make use of official Pathfinder and Starfinder IP in their very own printed RPG adventures and dietary supplements. Paizo has introduced the Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite packages, a brand new publishing collaboration with DriveThruRPG that enables for third-party content material utilizing the characters, creatures, and settings of the Pathfinder and Starfinder tabletop roleplaying video games. “Beginning on October 13, 2021, content material creators will have the ability to promote adventures, fiction, setting dietary supplements, guidelines expansions, maps, artwork packs, and extra utilizing Paizo’s mental property,” Paizo’s Director of Brand Strategy Mark Moreland wrote in a blogpost in regards to the announcement. “That means you can, for the primary time, write an RPG complement set within the official Pathfinder or Starfinder settings that references our places, organizations, characters, deities and extra, and promote it to your fellow gamers and GMs.”
The new publishing initiative is much like the DMs Guild program that Wizards of the Coast makes use of, which permits smaller RPG studios and people to publish materials utilizing Dungeons & Dragons IP on an internet site managed by DriveThruRPG. DriveThruRPG and Wizards of the Coast collectively retain 50% of all gross sales from DMs Guild materials, with the publishers of the fabric holding the opposite 50% of gross sales proceeds. The Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite packages will function with an identical 50/50 income break up. Other RPG publishers have related neighborhood content material publishing initiatives, which permit for people and small press publishers to make use of their IP in alternate for a share of the income.
The DMs Guild has grow to be a preferred supply of third-party materials for Dungeons & Dragons since its launch and additionally acts as one thing of a expertise incubator for Wizards of the Coast, as Wizards recurrently hires DMs Guild creators as freelancers for his or her publications.
Notably, the Pathfinder Infinite program helps each Pathfinder 1E and Pathfinder 2E materials and there are fewer restrictions as to what IP creators can use when publishing materials to Pathfinder Infinite or Starfinder Infinite in comparison with the DMs Guild (Wizards of the Coast solely permits materials from a handful of marketing campaign settings, with settings like Dragonlance, Spelljammer, and Greyhawk off-limits.)
You can discover out extra details about the Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite packages by signing as much as their e-newsletter. The program will formally launch on October thirteenth.