I am sketching out my 2012 programming project, and Im planning to make a classic fantasy RPG game.
The world design, plots, characters and all that I can make, but being a avid tabletop role-player, I would love to use a stable and tested rpg system like Pathfinder, since its balanced and interesting.
Would there be a problem if I make a game (indie dev, but still planning on selling it) using the pathfinder license ? Do I have to purchase a license? And would I able to say that it's based on the Pathfinder ruleset, or should i keep that under wraps.
All big official D&D games boast with that they are official, so doesn't this mean that unofficial games can exist too ?
It's not because I wan't to jump the lowest fence, and all storylines and the game setting will be by my own hand. But I love the Pathfinder system and actually think it could use some publicity as well.
If not, I guess I could make a Pathfinder-like system, with a few measely differences... But I would rather not, since it would feel a bit of a rip...