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Ponyfinder – gaming is magic

Ponyfinder – gaming is magic

by Monday 16 July 2018
In July 2018 we presented the Ponyfinder Bundle, featuring Ponykind campaigning for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition and Pathfinder. In this campaign setting from Silver Games, it’s not just friendship that’s magic. Ponyfinder‘s unicorns, pegasi, Gem and Sun ponies, zebras, sea horses, and other equine fey tribes use powerful spells to rule the faerie realm of Everglow. Play ponies, griffons, felines, and other strange creatures in a world all their own — or use the comprehensive rules to add ponies and fey player characters to your existing campaign.

As the Ponyfinder TV Tropes entry indicates, designer David Silver conjured a campaign setting that captures many appealing aspects of its unspoken inspiration. But in the sometimes hard-bitten, grimdark subculture of roleplaying, can you find an audience for a setting about innocence and delight? For answer, check the impressive run of Ponyfinder‘s five successful Kickstarter campaigns, from the original July 2013 “Ponies for Pathfinder” Kickstarter through four sequels, most recently the July 2016 “Dawn of the Fifth Age” Kickstarter for a D&D Fifth Edition conversion.

This offer, as well-rounded as a pegasus haunch, included everything you need to adventure as a four-footed champion of Everglow. There were five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $58) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 188-page Ponyfinder Campaign Setting core rulebook (the 2018 Unified Edition for both D&D 5E and Pathfinder), the Everglow Bestiary, and three introductory scenarios from Playground Adventures especially suited for younger players: Ghost of the Pirate Queen, The Lonely Pony, and The Sweetest Secret.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $76, including the Tactics of Everglow rules expansion, Races of Everglow, Tribes of Everglow, and the full-length scenario The Unicorn’s Crown (Part 1 of the seven-part adventure path To Found an Empire).

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, Reading is Fundamental.