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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)

****½ (based on 125 ratings)
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 125 ratings)

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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.

Oh my gosh, it's so big!


This is the real entry point for Pathfinder players, after growing beyond the confines of the Beginner Box. It's a beautiful book, with a nice smell, thick paper and rich color. I'm not a huge fan of the spine binding but given its size (about an inch thick) it will suffice.

I have both the PDF and print versions of this book. Other reviews have covered the contents well. I just wanted to point out that the PDF versions are much more practical than the print version, even though I bring both. The PDF is good for reading sections in depth without breaking your back or giving yourself a hernia. The physical book is great for flipping through the pages to find something you're not really sure what you're looking for or where. Also good for handing off to new players at the table to look at.

My primary concern is that the e-book version is not available in non-PDF. I'd love to have this additionally as a mostly graphics-free MOBI or EPUB version. That would be vastly easier to search through and move through on my iPad. Yes, it's largely available in the SRD - but I want the official Core Rulebook in a much lighter primarily-text eBook instead of a beautiful PDF.


The book that started it all.

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