All Pathfinder Playtest products will be released as FREE downloads exclusively at paizo.com on August 2, 2018. On the same day, we'll release limited-edition print versions of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack for players and Game Masters seeking the ultimate playtest experience.
Paizo.com preorders closed on May 1 at 11:59 Pacific time.
Will I be able to order Pathfinder Playtest products from paizo.com after May 1?
The preorder window ends on May 1 so we can determine how many copies we need to print. After that date, we will no longer take preorders for these products. (If we have any copies left after Gen Con in August, we may make them available on paizo.com.) If you want print editions of these products, we strongly urge you to preorder them from paizo.com or your local retailer.
Can I preorder Pathfinder Playtest products elsewhere?
Many retailers are accepting preorders. We have created a preorder form you can print out and take to your local retailer. Be sure to ask your retailer about their preorder policies and follow up with them if you have any questions. Product availability will be limited, and some retailers will stop taking preorders in April, so don't delay! Please note that while Paizo will print enough copies to cover our distributors' preorders, we have no control over how those distributors handle orders from retailers, or over how retailers handle those orders from customers.
I see that you are working with Amazon.com to ship preorders, and they are also taking preorders themselves. How does that work?
These are entirely separate things.
If you preorder on paizo.com, you are buying from us; we are entirely responsible for ensuring that your order is completed. Amazon's only involvement in this case is that they are acting as a fulfillment service, using products that Paizo will provide specifically for fulfilling paizo.com preorders.
If you preorder on Amazon.com, you are buying from them; Paizo bears no responsibility for your order. Amazon's own preorders will need to be fulfilled with products they purchase from a book distributor (just like all other Paizo products they sell). While we will print enough to cover their distributor's preorder with us, we have no ability to ensure that Amazon or their distributor will preorder enough to cover their orders, and we have no control over (or insight into) when Amazon will receive those products, or when they will ship them.
You can make changes to your preorder via the website until 11:59 PM Pacific time on May 1. If your shipping address or credit card information changes after that date, you'll need to contact customer service.
Does the Paizo Advantage discount apply to Pathfinder Playtest products?
Yes! When you commit your preorder, if you have Paizo Advantage (either because you are a Pathfinder Adventure Path subscriber or because you have 4 physical Starfinder subscriptions), that discount will be applied.
Yes. Canadian orders will be shipped from an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Canada; other international orders will be shipped from an Amazon.com fulfillment center in the US. Note that any customs fees, duties, or taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. Questions regarding a specific country's fees should be directed to that country's customs office.
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