Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Core Rulebook

Book - 2009
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This complete, standalone, fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasycampaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with 3.5 fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly onthe cutting edge, the Pathfinder RPG is the culmination of the largestopen public playtest in RPG history. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game CoreRulebook includes: revised rules for the classic seven fantasy RPG races;updated options for the 11 core classes; a streamlined skill system that makesthings easier for players and GMs; a host of new and familiar feats, includinginnovative combat feats and item creation rules; new equipment; additionalcombat options; overhauled rules for domains, familiars, bonded items, specialtyschools, and more; dozens of new and revised spells; updated rules for NPCs,including quick-generation rules; new rules for curses, diseases, and poisons; acompletely overhauled experience system with options for slow, medium, and fastadvancement; hundreds and hundreds of magic items... and much, muchmore!
Publisher: Redmond, WA : Paizo Publishing ; London : Diamond [distributor], c2009.
ISBN: 9781601251503
Characteristics: 575 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Core rulebook.

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Valhallentine
Apr 15, 2017

Pathfinder is the spiritual successor to version 3.5 of D&D. If you're looking for a rock solid d20 system that's still receiving support from the publisher along with a strong community following, then Pathfinder might be what you're looking for.

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harrisc1977
Aug 28, 2014

This is the core rulebook for the Pathfinder roll playing game. You may notice right away that is has major similarities to Dungeons and Dragons. Well this is because Pathfinder is published by Paizo, who formally published the monthly magazines for D&D, Dragon and Dungeon respectively. In 2007 the new owners of wizards of the coast, the publishers of D&D, Hasbro announced that they would be doing a compleatly new system of D&D and that Paizo and would no longer be allowed to publish the monthly magazines. This led the heads of Paizo to decide to use the third edition dungeon and dragons core rules and adapt them into their own version of the game. This was allowed due to the open gaming licence which allowed for third party publishers to use the base game system of the third edition rules for D&D. Many fans of the third edition D&D system were angered at the direction that D&D was taking for the 4th edition. This was mainly due to a perceived "dumbing down" of the rules to make it more assessable to a new audience. But also the game play some felt played more like a video game and less like a traditional roll playing game like Dungeons and Dragons. So Paizo introduced a free play test of their new rule system and invited players all over the world to try it and to give their feedback. This book is the result. It is a very compressive and detailed book to get you introduced to the Pathfinder rules, as well as their signature campaign setting. It is a large book (575 pages), but it is indented that you will not need anything else to play Pathfinder other than this core rule book and the Pathfinder bestiary. There are of corse many many additional source books, adventures and world guides, but this book is really all you need to get started playing the game. Sure it is not an easy introduction into that world should you not be familiar with roll playing games or with D&D third edition, but it is nuanced enough to get the experienced players to feel like they are playing a true roll playing game and not just a video game rule system. Should you really feel daunted by this book. You should go out and pick up the Pathfinder beginners box. It is a simplified Pathfinder ruleset to get new players introduced into the game without having to worry over too many of the additional rules and to slowly get them playing confidently enough to grab this book, and some friends and get adventuring.

lasertravis Aug 16, 2013

This is just Dungeons and Dragons. I am a huge fan of D&D and played since age 10 starting with the basic set. I was disappointed because I thought this was an entirely new system (It's not called D&D, why would I think it was D&D). This is truly a very good set of comprehensive rules all jam packed in to one huge book. It is, however, just more or less 3rd edition D&D.

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TeamBAMF
Jan 24, 2013

It's D&D but with tons of added features.

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paulieboi141
Nov 14, 2012

Fun alternate version od D&D. Great for beginners. Adventure awaits!

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Jan 24, 2013

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Nov 14, 2012

paulieboi141 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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