How to Play Kingmaker in Pathfinder 1e or D&D 5e

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Kingmaker was first released in 2010 as an in-depth Pathfinder campaign where players can build their own kingdoms. It went on to become a popular video game RPG, which helped launch a new version for Pathfinder 2 Second Edition. The updated and extensive Adventure Path includes a bestiary for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition that DMs can use to run Kingmaker.

The D&D 5e and Pathfinder 1e Bestiaries are excellent tools for GMs who want to play in their favorite systems. While the Kingmaker for Roll20 adventure text uses Pathfinder 2e rules, these bestiaries make it simple to swap in creatures, NPCs, and hazards from those systems into your game!

Bring Kingmaker Into PF 1e or D&D 5e

To play Kingmaker on Roll20 using D&D 5e or Pathfinder 1e, you will need the 5e Monster Manual or Pathfinder Bestiary 1, as well as the appropriate Kingmaker Bestiary for Pathfinder or D&D. If you have the appropriate books, simply choose the character sheet for your game system while creating a module! Use the dropdown under “Optional: Choose a Character Sheet” and switch it to “D&D 5e by Roll20” or “Pathfinder by Roll20.” If you missed this step and have already created a game with the “Pathfinder by Roll20 Second Edition” character sheet, you can go to Game Settings and change the character sheet there.

Once you’re in the game, you’ll need to do a little prep work to convert the rules text from Pathfinder 2e to your game system. However, the D&D 5e/Pathfinder 1e Bestiaries make converting the creatures and hazards a snap!

To prepare a map for your game, look for the tokens on a page, and then use the in-app Compendium to search for creatures and hazards from the D&D 5e/Pathfinder 1e Bestiary as well as your game system’s core rules.

Drag those creatures onto your page’s Token Layer, then delete the old tokens. The creatures your dragged in will now be in your Journal, so you’ll be able to run them like you would any 5e or Pathfinder game!

Please note, as Kingmaker on Roll20 is intended for Pathfinder Second Edition play, there will be elements in your Journal that don’t appear to function correctly, such as the 2e creatures. These can be safely deleted from your game.

Kingdom Character Sheets

Even though Kingmaker is intended for Pathfinder 2e, Roll20 has created a special Kingdom Sheet that works in Pathfinder Second Edition, Pathfinder First Edition, and D&D 5e.

To use the Kingdom Sheet on 5e or PF1 sheets, simply create a new character to represent a Kingdom, a Settlement, or an Army. Then, go to the Settings page on that character sheet, and change the sheet type to “Kingdom.”

Once there, choose the appropriate tab and fill in whatever you want! You’ll want to share the sheet with all players, so they have access to edit fields on that sheet — for more details, see our Help Center.

Ready to add over 200 monsters and the ability to build your own kingdom? Get the Kingmaker Adventure Path and Kingmaker Bestiary now.

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