Paizo, creators of Pathfinder and Starfinder, has announced a brand new service for GMs. Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite are two new platforms that will allow GMs to make money from their homebrew adventure modules and other supplements that contain official references to the canon of the two games for the first time.
Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite - A Brand New Way to Make Money for GMs
Paizo posted the news of these new platforms to the community blogs today after announcing them in their Virtual GenCon 2021 keynote. The services are touted as a way for GMs to make some money selling their own gaming supplements that contain references to characters, place, and events from the Pathfinder and Starfinder universes, without worrying about copyright laws getting in the way.
The whole service will be powered by the team over at DriveThruRPG, already one of the biggest publishers of gaming supplements from indie books as well as fully established companies. The new service will also allow GMs to download templates for formatting to make creating their own supplements much easier, according to each service's separate website.
But How Will It Go Down?
Right now, the service is in its very early days, so there's no telling just how players and GMs will react to the news. It's great that Paizo is offering a way for GMs to make money based on their passion for these games, and Wizards of the Coast did something similar with the Dungeon Master's Guild. It's not clear if Paizo has the same intention of also using some of the most popular material from the service for official releases, but chances are if something gets insanely popular on Infinite, Paizo will want to be a part of it.
Right now it's just a matter of waiting to see how successful this launch is. Right now you can already download a template and check out some FAQs on the details of exactly how the service work. If you want to keep tabs on how Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite develop then you can sign up for regular updates on the services' website.