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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.

Share your thoughts on the Pathfinder RPG messageboards!

ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3

Core Rulebook Errata
Last Updated - 5/30/2013


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Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Am I right in thinking that this book is not part of the subscription service?

Just want to know to get my pre-order ready.

Paizo Employee CEO

Herald wrote:

Am I right in thinking that this book is not part of the subscription service?

Just want to know to get my pre-order ready.

Not yet. But we plan to roll out a subscription service for the Pathfinder RPG product sometime in the next few months.

-Lisa

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I just saw the cover on the blog. Wow. Just...wow. The dragon looks like it's ready to lay it down, and Valeros and Seoni have that look that says "Uh oh, time to open it up or we might not get out of this one."

I love that cover.

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

I just started to set up pre-orders for the rpg and mm. Then I hastily backtracked when I saw the size of the shipping cost.

Is it really going to cost that much to ship to the UK?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Lisa Stevens wrote:
Herald wrote:

Am I right in thinking that this book is not part of the subscription service?

Just want to know to get my pre-order ready.

Not yet. But we plan to roll out a subscription service for the Pathfinder RPG product sometime in the next few months.

-Lisa

Before or after this release?

I'd be more than happy to add another subscription.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Please. Just one thing. For the love of Gygax, tell me there's going to be an index in this thing.

My players are ready to revolt if there isn't. Seriously. Single biggest complaint about the beta, mentioned at least once per session.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

While the last few months have kinda killed my interest in Pathfinder (ie not enough cash to do everything) & I haven't kept up on the Paizo boards as much as when I was a Superscriber, seeing that cover makes me go WOW!!

Awesome work Wayne. I'll be getting the book when it comes out.

RM


I have an idea about what the 'revised' spells will be but I'm wondering what dozens of 'new' spells entail.


Anthony Noel wrote:
I have an idea about what the 'revised' spells will be but I'm wondering what dozens of 'new' spells entail.

I bet dozens applies more to the revised part, though between the various shape/form spells replacing Polymorph, plus Stabilize, Bleed, and at least one other new spell I can't remember off hand, there are probably close to a dozen in the Beta.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
GeraintElberion wrote:

I just started to set up pre-orders for the rpg and mm. Then I hastily backtracked when I saw the size of the shipping cost.

Is it really going to cost that much to ship to the UK?

I second this. European shipping on the PFRPG is insane. I will buy this book, but I don't want to cry at night about that. :)

Andoran

Drakli wrote:

Please. Just one thing. For the love of Gygax, tell me there's going to be an index in this thing.

My players are ready to revolt if there isn't. Seriously. Single biggest complaint about the beta, mentioned at least once per session.

beta book didn't got Index

they havepromised official book willgive us Index :P
so you heard, they them not to cry

*runs after the revolt*

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

GeraintElberion wrote:

I just started to set up pre-orders for the rpg and mm. Then I hastily backtracked when I saw the size of the shipping cost.

Is it really going to cost that much to ship to the UK?

Sadly, since the USPS discontinued surface mail last year, there is no inexpensive international shipping option for items over 4 pounds. The Pathfinder RPG will weigh more than 5 pounds, and that's without counting the box and packing materials.

In most cases, though, the cheapest international shipping method is a Priority flat-rate box, which means you can probably add in a few more books without increasing the shipping rate.

Of course, we'll also be selling this book into regular retail distribution in the UK as well.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Drakli wrote:
Please. Just one thing. For the love of Gygax, tell me there's going to be an index in this thing.

There's going to be an index in this thing.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:


There's going to be an index in this thing.

Thank you. Sorry, my players (though I love 'em,) wouldn't let this go until I actually asked someone at Paizo about it. Now I can cart back this WoTD (Word of Technical Director) and they'll have their fears calmed. n.n;

Andoran

If this has been answered before, I apologize ...

If I buy the hardcover directly from Paizo, will I get the PDF as well? Normally, having a PDF in addition to my actual book doesn't matter to me, but I'm finding that having the PDF of the Beta along with the print copy I purchased has come in very handy.

PLEASE tell me we get a PDF copy as well :)

Thanks!

Cheliax

...what a weird dream I had last night. In the dream, there was this 8-year old girl, who had won a copy of the Pathfinder RPG, and it was presented to her by Jason and Vic. For some reason I was there as well, and managed to grab the book from the girl, and started leafing through the pages. I felt amazed (and a bit angry) that this girl who did not role-play had won a copy of the book that was not supposed to be printed for another half a year. Then I noticed that there was a lot of weird-looking art pieces with the text: "Placeholder" under them, and the fonts used (in a haphazard manner) in the book were Times New Roman and Arial. Also, there were paragraphs and rules missing here and there. I was confused.

Vic (who looked just like his avatar in my dream) came to me, and said: "Yeah, there're a lot of placeholders for art there, because we decided to change most of the art from Beta." Then a beaming Jason continued: "Oh, as you know, we're still in the process of playtesting the rules, and the bits you see there are what we think are pretty much finished. That's why there are bits and pieces missing, and the contents in some of those empty tables are still a matter of hot in-house debates."

I can't remember how the dream ended, or what happened next (I think that's when I woke up?), but I remember myself thinking: "Man, that was weird... does Vic really look like Abadar in real life?". Yeah, I probably *did* have too much coffee before I went to sleep...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Marc Radle 81 wrote:

If this has been answered before, I apologize ...

If I buy the hardcover directly from Paizo, will I get the PDF as well? Normally, having a PDF in addition to my actual book doesn't matter to me, but I'm finding that having the PDF of the Beta along with the print copy I purchased has come in very handy.

PLEASE tell me we get a PDF copy as well :)

Thanks!

There will be ways that people will be able to get free PDFs, but we haven't announced them yet.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Asgetrion wrote:
does Vic really look like Abadar in real life?

Yes, I do... and Jason looks like a giant book.

Andoran

Sorry if this has been asked before, but if I preorder, can I expect to have the book in hand before heading out to GenCon?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

mattdroz wrote:
Sorry if this has been asked before, but if I preorder, can I expect to have the book in hand before heading out to GenCon?

Hopefully, we'll be able to ship preorders so that they start to arrive during the week that Gen Con begins... but if you want to be *sure* you have it at the show, you might want to pick up your copy there.

Andoran

Vic Wertz wrote:
Marc Radle 81 wrote:

If this has been answered before, I apologize ...

If I buy the hardcover directly from Paizo, will I get the PDF as well? Normally, having a PDF in addition to my actual book doesn't matter to me, but I'm finding that having the PDF of the Beta along with the print copy I purchased has come in very handy.

PLEASE tell me we get a PDF copy as well :)

Thanks!

There will be ways that people will be able to get free PDFs, but we haven't announced them yet.

maybe for us early pre-orders :wink:


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I just clicked the pre-order into my shopping cart and ended up with a whopping total of around 86 USD. Is the postage really more than the price of the actual book?


When will the cover be changed to reflect the newly unveiled art?

Paizo Employee Developer

Jam412 wrote:
When will the cover be changed to reflect the newly unveiled art?

It generally takes them a few weeks at the least to get cover images formatted with text and other layout elements. How long they sit on those before updating the covers on the website is a different matter. I imagine we'll see a nice shiny blog post showing the final cover once they're ready.


yoda8myhead wrote:
Jam412 wrote:
When will the cover be changed to reflect the newly unveiled art?
It generally takes them a few weeks at the least to get cover images formatted with text and other layout elements. How long they sit on those before updating the covers on the website is a different matter. I imagine we'll see a nice shiny blog post showing the final cover once they're ready.

Ah, hadn't considered that. Hope you get your head back..

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Navdi wrote:
I just clicked the pre-order into my shopping cart and ended up with a whopping total of around 86 USD. Is the postage really more than the price of the actual book?

See my post about ten posts above yours.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
In most cases, though, the cheapest international shipping method is a Priority flat-rate box, which means you can probably add in a few more books without increasing the shipping rate.

In case I decide on this method of purchase, how much exactly is a few more books. Say I decide to order multiple copies of the Pathfinder RPG. How many can I order without increasing the shipping cost?

Qadira

It doesn't seem to work Vic.

I just put the Hardcover in my cart and got a shipping cost of $44. Then added the Book of Experimental Might and it went up to $73.

Living in the UK I know my group would like to get multiple copies of the Pathfinder rulesbook but if there is a way to help with the shipping cost that would be appreciated.

Cheers


I'll pass on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game core rule book. Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition is just too good. I don't have any compelling urge to stick with an older rules set. And, I can never support anyone that perpetuates the Vancian magic system.

Count me out as a Paizo customer.


Greyson wrote:

I'll pass on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game core rule book. Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition is just too good. I don't have any compelling urge to stick with an older rules set. And, I can never support anyone that perpetuates the Vancian magic system.

Count me out as a Paizo customer.

Before a flame war starts:

Your reasons for leaving are my reasons for staying. A lot of people here feel that way. That's the only response I think this comment merits.


I agree with Toyrobots. To each his/her own. I choose to stay with Paizo and the Pathfinder RPG.

Paizo Employee Developer

Greyson wrote:

I'll pass on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game core rule book. Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition is just too good. I don't have any compelling urge to stick with an older rules set. And, I can never support anyone that perpetuates the Vancian magic system.

Count me out as a Paizo customer.

Wow. I never thought of it that way. Count me out too. Stupid Paizo...giving large portions of the gaming community something they want. I will only support a company that gives gamers what the company tells them they want. And since I've now announced my status as *NOT* a Paizo customer, everyone else is going to jump ship, too, right?

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

yoda,

I can't jump ship. I'm still in shock I agree with toyrobots on something ;-)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Whew...
Now that I know what Greyson's doing, I can finally breathe again.

Andoran

Matthew Morris wrote:

yoda,

I can't jump ship. I'm still in shock I agree with toyrobots on something ;-)

Matthew... I am in as much shock as you :P

I have my complains on Vancian Magic... basically that is my issue... I love everything else :P

that means we don't jump ship? hopefully we don't jump the shark :P that may be painful


Montalve wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

yoda,

I can't jump ship. I'm still in shock I agree with toyrobots on something ;-)

Matthew... I am in as much shock as you :P

Aww... where's the love?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Greyson wrote:
Count me out as a Paizo customer.

Your loss - but enjoy your game!

Osirion

Do we know if the price tag is going to change as the page count increases? Right now this is a sweet, sweet deal!

Andoran

The Red Death wrote:
Do we know if the price tag is going to change as the page count increases? Right now this is a sweet, sweet deal!

the page count is not going to increase... the extra things are going to be cut :S


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Montalve, every time you say that, somewhere, somebody drowns a puppy.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

The Red Death wrote:
Do we know if the price tag is going to change as the page count increases? Right now this is a sweet, sweet deal!

I believe Paizo has commited to the existing price point (not least of all because of all the preorders.) If, for some reason, they cannot keep that price point with an increased page count, the page count will not increase.


After being lured into purchasing 4.0 books, and promptly being disappointed, I was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when I saw Pathfinders "3.75" being released.

No offense to 4th edition all the MMO kiddies will love the game but I require role-playing and 3.5 had what I needed. By retooling a system that IMO is hands down better than 4.0 Pathfinder is saving what I consider Dungeons & Dragons. Thank you Paizo for such an exemplary looking product, I can’t wait to get my hands on the hardback!!!


Eric Lee wrote:

After being lured into purchasing 4.0 books, and promptly being disappointed, I was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when I saw Pathfinders "3.75" being released.

No offense to 4th edition all the MMO kiddies will love the game but I require role-playing and 3.5 had what I needed. By retooling a system that IMO is hands down better than 4.0 Pathfinder is saving what I consider Dungeons & Dragons. Thank you Paizo for such an exemplary looking product, I can’t wait to get my hands on the hardback!!!

Someone in the "Motivate the Pathfinder" thread used a caption that read:

"Where one path ends, another begins."

This sums up the whole thing quite neatly, IMO.


It is sad to see Paizo go this way. It feels a little...lazy, taking Wizard of the Coast's game, retooling it with a couple house rules, and charging fifty bucks for it. A shame we can't have one of the best 3rd party publishers of yesteryear playing in the 4e court, I'll miss Paizo's great adventures.


Anaxxius wrote:
It is sad to see Paizo go this way. It feels a little...lazy, taking Wizard of the Coast's game, retooling it with a couple house rules, and charging fifty bucks for it. A shame we can't have one of the best 3rd party publishers of yesteryear playing in the 4e court, I'll miss Paizo's great adventures.

Whoa...someone dumped coffee grinds into your wheaties!!!! :)


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Trust me, it doesn't feel that way if you are looking for a company to be the torch bearer that allows you to keep playing the game you love with professional support.

Paizo Employee Managing Editor

Asgetrion wrote:
does Vic really look like Abadar in real life?
Vic Wertz wrote:
Yes, I do.

The weird thing is, he's not kidding. Every time I open up Gods and Magic to the Abadar spread my brain goes: "Wha...? Vic?"


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Anaxxius wrote:
It is sad to see Paizo go this way. It feels a little...lazy, taking Wizard of the Coast's game, retooling it with a couple house rules, and charging fifty bucks for it. A shame we can't have one of the best 3rd party publishers of yesteryear playing in the 4e court, I'll miss Paizo's great adventures.

You can bet WotC's not going to be lazy - Expect a whole new edition in 3-5 years!!!

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Anaxxius wrote:
It is sad to see Paizo go this way. It feels a little...lazy, taking Wizard of the Coast's game, retooling it with a couple house rules, and charging fifty bucks for it. A shame we can't have one of the best 3rd party publishers of yesteryear playing in the 4e court, I'll miss Paizo's great adventures.

Considering the legal straightjacket of the GSL and the still-viable market for OGL gaming I don't see how they could have done anything else. The 4E court's entrance was closed in people's faces.

As for lazy, it's no lazier than taking open source code and making a new program. Why reinvent the wheel? Some of us have thousands invested in OGL products and have no urge to toss them in the ashcan for some nebulous 'new' edtion. I personally was completely satisfied with 3.5 before the switchover, and even if Paizo had gone over to 4E I most likely would have stopped buying RPG books altogether and gone to inhabit some grognardian 3.5-edition version of Dragonsfoot.

4E will do what it will do, Pathfinder will do the same. They will both exist and do their own thing, and competition is a wonderful thing. It keeps both sides on their toes. Only the course of time will see if WotC's gamble to attract new younger players and force older ones to reinvest in new rulesbooks will pay off.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

French Wolf wrote:

It doesn't seem to work Vic.

I just put the Hardcover in my cart and got a shipping cost of $44. Then added the Book of Experimental Might and it went up to $73.

Living in the UK I know my group would like to get multiple copies of the Pathfinder rulesbook but if there is a way to help with the shipping cost that would be appreciated.

Cheers

Well, it turns out that for *some* countries, one copy of the Pathfinder RPG is cheaper to ship in a flat-rate box, but for other countries (including the UK), it's cheaper to ship by weight.

However, even in those other countries, once you add a couple of things to the box, you *will* be in a Flat-Rate box, and then you can just keep on adding stuff with no additional shipping charge until you exceed the size of the box. So, while it currently costs $44.03 to ship one copy to the UK, it only costs $45.05 to ship two copies, or even three!

As for your $73 quote for adding the Book of Experimental Might, it sounds like you had the two items set to ship separately. They should ship together for $45.05.

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