October 20, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gamers loved Munchkin Pathfinder, so Steve Jackson Games and Paizo Inc. are taking it to the stars! Paizo recently launched the Starfinder Roleplaying Game on August 17th at GenCon. The Core Rulebook sold out in just 6 hours, selling more copies in the four days of the convention than in the history of Paizo's attendance. And now, Starfinder is the basis for a new Munchkin game.
Munchkin Starfinder launches on Kickstarter on October 23. The 10-day project will fund both the 168-card core game and an expansion.
Munchkin Starfinder will include new classes and races taken from the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. "This game has more classes and races than any Munchkin set we've ever done," said Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard. "Players have over a dozen new roles to choose from."
Howard Tayler, known for his webcomic Schlock Mercenary and his popular podcast Writing Excuses, illustrated both the core game and expansion.
Munchkin Pathfinder debuted in 2013 and has become one of the most popular Munchkin games, spawning several expansions and accessories, including Munchkin Pathfinder: TrulyGobnoxious and Munchkin Pathfinder 2 – Guns and Razzes.
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is one of the world's best-selling fantasy roleplaying games, in the true spirit of the classic dungeon crawl. The Starfinder Roleplaying Game is set in the same universe, centuries later – so while Pathfinder monsters are compatible with a Starfinder game, Starfinder features a lot more lasers, as well as artificial intelligence and space travel.
"The looming threat in Starfinder is an alien race called the Swarm," Hackard continued. "Naturally, we incorporated the Swarm as a real threat to Munchkin Starfinder heroes."
Gamers interested in the project can watch the Steve Jackson Games Kickstarter page for the project's launch!
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with over 8 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.