Pillars of Eternity heads to a tabletop near you in Lords of the Eastern Reach

Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Obsidian’s classic-style RPG Pillars of Eternity was released to critical acclaim and strong sales. Now the franchise has returned to Kickstarter, but with a very different goal in mind.

Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach is an officially licensed card game, developed by Zero Radius Games and designed by RPG veterans like Chris Taylor and Scott Everts. Taylor was lead designer of the original Fallout game, while Everts worked on the original Fallout games as well as Fallout: New Vegas.

The game is meant for two to four players, and takes 20 to 30 minutes to play. The gameplay mainly revolves around combat, with players delving into dungeons or attacking other players on each turn, but they will also be required to hire troops and heroes. To keep their armies fed, players will need to build farms to grow food, while they will also need to hire craftsmen to keep buildings maintained.

If this sounds a little too safe, an event die is rolled at the end of each round, which “usually causes a little bit of chaos and destruction.”

A pledge of $39 will get you a boxed copy of the game, while $59 claims a deluxe edition of Lords of the Eastern Reach, complete with a gameboard and large versions of the Pillars of Eternity companions. Further tiers add rewards like signed copies of the game and dinner with the creators of both the card game and the video game it’s based on.

The Lords of the Eastern Reach Kickstarter has already passed its $30,000 funding goal, sitting at nearly $50,000 at the time of this writing. Plenty of stretch goals are in place to keep the funding coming including new heroes, etched dice in place of silk-screened ones, and a new 40-card Adventure Deck.

To back the game, head over to the Kickstarter page. For a rundown on how the gameplay works, take a look at the video below.

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