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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)
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Enter a fantastic world of adventure!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. Will you cut your way through monster-filled ruins and cities rife with political intrigue to emerge as a famous hero laden with fabulous treasure, or will you fall victim to treacherous traps and fiendish monsters in a forgotten dungeon? Your fate is yours to decide with this giant Core Rulebook that provides everything a player needs to set out on a life of adventure and excitement!

This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an open playtest involving more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

    The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook includes:
  • All player and Game Master rules in a single volume
  • Complete rules for fantastic player races like elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, and half-orcs
  • Exciting new options for character classes like fighters, wizards, rogues, clerics, and more
  • Streamlined and updated rules for feats and skills that increase options for your hero
  • A simple combat system with easy rules for grapples, bull rushes, and other special attacks
  • Spellcaster options for magic domains, familiars, bonded items, specialty schools, and more
  • Hundreds of revised, new, and updated spells and magical treasures
  • Quick-generation guidelines for nonplayer characters
  • Expanded rules for curses, diseases, and poisons
  • A completely overhauled experience system with options for slow, medium, and fast advancement
  • ...and much, much more!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook is a 576-page full-color hardcover.

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ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3

Core Rulebook Errata
Last Updated - 5/30/2013

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****½ (based on 126 ratings)

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By far the best of Paizo...

Excellent book on many levels. If your going to play Pathfinder, here are all your core rules. This book makes the beginner's box look likes a child's chew toy.


5 Stars! Hands down...


The Pathfinder Role Playing Game is one of the best games in existence.

This is THE Book!


Firstly, when I give this book 5 stars, I don't mean it in the same way that I mean it for the others. For me, 5 stars means "Meets all of my expectations", and this book does far more than that. This book is the cornerstone of Pathfinder. This book is a foundational resource to unlocking adventures here-to imagined.

This is the book you need.

Would give 5 stars but.....

****( )

Would easily give 5 stars if my binding didnt start falling apart nearly as soon as I got it. Very upsetting. Wonderful core book otherwise.

Long long time ago


Long long time ago in a gaming galaxy far far away we all marveled at the new Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rule set. This new rule set not revolutionized the game table, but entered in a new era of gaming like we never thought to see again....

Until now.

Pathfinder is everything that was wrong or needed work with the D20 3.x rule set. It has heralded in a new revolution at the game table. RPG gaming is not the type of endeavor that sees many ground breaking events, but I have seen two in my lifetime.

The switch to Pathfinder has also revitalized my player group.

There is only one reason not to be playing Pathfinder, because your new to RPG gaming, so welcome to the new standard from which all products are measured. With this one book and a Bestiary, you can begin to forge new worlds, seek out new adventures, and boldly go where no one has explored before.

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