Silver Games return to Kickstarter for their D&D 5th Edition project: Ponyfinder - Dawn of the Fifth Age

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For those of you unfamiliar with Silver Games and Ponyfinder, Ponyfinder is a fanmade supplement for Pathfinder created by David Silver, head of the Silver Games LLC indy RPG company and published through the DriveThruRPG website often in PDF Format though it is possible to obtain a copy in paperback.

As the name implies, it uses Pathfinder rules to mix elements of the new My Little Pony series and Pathfinder setting together. The game is set in the Equestria expy of Everglow, a magic-rich world where in addition to the standard array of humans, orcs, elves and dwarves, a vast number of sapient fey animals have developed. The ponies of this world under the reign of Queen Iliana the first Alicorn, have founded the first and mightiest empire of the world, but there are various elements seeking to undermine the peace.

Unlike many 3rd party settings Ponyfinder was not only popular but also met with a lot of positive praise and though its release there was a slight redesign away from the original art and setting which matched the current My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic to avoid possible copyright issues from Hasbro.

Now 3 years later Silver Games after many requests and providing some very basic 4th and 5th Edition conversion rules in the past have now decided to return to Kickstarter to attempt to gain funding to create a full conversion of Ponyfinder to Dungeons and Dragon 5th Edition:

The story of Everglow has been expanding since we first Kickstarted the original book three years ago. The campaign and its non-standard races have brought joy and adventure to gaming tables across the world and we are proud to have created a series of products that are loved by so many.
But now we want to bring even more pony goodness to the table! With the release of 5th edition rules we have had many requests to convert our products to the new rule set. And we love our fans so that’s exactly what we are trying to do!

This project is all about converting the core books to fit another game system and adding fun new content for ponies to enjoy. In this case, the 5th edition of one of the oldest and most popular roleplaying games around, Dungeons & Dragons! You'll get the same setting and stories you love now, converted to 5th edition, polished, and rebuilt from the ground up with class focuses, spells, and other exciting options made for Everglow.

We love working with our fans to make them a part of our creation process so we are giving backers the chance to leave an imprint on our world! You can be the pony (or griffon, or steelheart, or...) that invented a new spell, piece of magical equipment, feat, or other similar gear for stalwart adventures to arm themselves with.

One non-mechanical item that will change from the core book to this book is the characters. While such ponies would certainly still exist, several have classes and kits that just don't appear in 5th edition, so a clean break for this edition of the book, featuring heroes built with this system in mind, seems the most prudent course to take. We are excited to rebuild our world and give it all the attention it deserves. We hope you will join us on our latest adventure in bringing ponies to Dungeons & Dragons.
The good news is that the Kickstarter has already met its goal of $1000 with the current total at this time of writing a mighty $11,697. The bad news is that many of the early backer rewards have been snapped up but if you are interested and have $20 then now is a good time to get your hands on a copy of the PDF on release. 

Kickstarter: Ponyfinder - Dawn of the Fifth Age  

Interested in obtaining a copy of Ponyfinder for Pathfinder?
You can read the reviews and purchase it at:
DriveThruRPG: Link
Amazon (Paperback): Original 2013, 2014 Edition, Bestiary, Forgotten Past, Tribes of Everglow

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