After debuting last month to exceptionally positive reception and acclaim, Pillars of Eternity brought old-school RPG action with modern tweaks and revisions, and developer Obsidian Entertainment is looking to expand on the PC RPG’s world with new media outside video games with its possible entry into the tabletop and card game arenas.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart mentioned that the studio is currently at work on both a tabletop RPG and physical card game based on Pillars of Eternity.
Urquhart specifically detailed that the card game would release first under the guidance of another development company, and mentioned “This isn’t like a [collectible card game] or anything like that, but it’s more just a fun, kind of, four people get around and play a single session card game.”
In terms of the tabletop RPG, details around the game are still vague and in more of a conceptual state, with Urquhart detailing that the studio is still “absolutely” invested in looking into and developing a concept for a Pillars of Eternity tabletop RPG. Specifically, Urquhart mentioned “We’re not sure yet how we’re going to do it. 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?”
Pillars of Eternity is currently available for PC, Mac, and Linux.