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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

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Last Updated - 5/30/2013


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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Navdi wrote:
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?

There's no flat answer to that—it's based on the dimensions of the books and the location you're shipping to. All I can say is experiment!

Liberty's Edge

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Montalve, every time you say that, somewhere, somebody drowns a puppy.

not my fault... such is life


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Heh-heh...You're a hard guy.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ah can't you just feel the love in this thread? Though I don't understand the urge of people to come post in the thread to say how they are going 4th edition. I mean really do we have to keep up this silly childish edition war nearly a year after it started?


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

Actually, the war is pretty much over.

Gamers won. :)


Dark_Mistress wrote:
I don't understand the urge of people to come post in the thread to say how they are going 4th edition.

LET THEM COME!


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

It's a amazing what you can learn if you just look at a person's posting history. They might as well fill out a profile
RACE: Troll
If we checked their profile before we posted as if they were somebody just wandering in off the street, we'd not only save our own time, but we'd rob them of whatever sick jollies they get from getting responses. In real life, they must get ignored a lot, I guess. Sometimes, just assuming the best about a poster or reacting before checking are not the best things to do.

Liberty's Edge

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Heh-heh...You're a hard guy.

je

not to much this days :P since we got a dog it hurts me to look at dying or sick dogs...

still such is life... but if i see them drowning the puppies i will get medieval on them :D


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I hear you. I can't stand to see suffering animals. Just ask abandoned kitty. It's how she found a new place to live.

Dedicated Voter 2013

When will the official cover for this go up on the website, out of interest?


Vic Wertz wrote:
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!

Sweet. Now the only questions remaining are: How big is the box and how many copies will I be able fit in it without the total price going over the Finnish VAT for books meaning I'd have to pay customs for the darn thing. My guess is somewhere in the region of 3-4 Pathfinder RPG books. I know for a fact that the Finnish Pathfinder enthusiasts will buy a total of around of dozen of these so... ;)


James Sutter wrote:
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?"

All Hail Lord Vi- Abadar!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

vagrant-poet wrote:
When will the official cover for this go up on the website, out of interest?

We don't have a particular date planned. So "shortly after it's done" is the best available answer.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Navdi wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
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!
Sweet. Now the only questions remaining are: How big is the box and how many copies will I be able fit in it without the total price going over the Finnish VAT for books meaning I'd have to pay customs for the darn thing. My guess is somewhere in the region of 3-4 Pathfinder RPG books. I know for a fact that the Finnish Pathfinder enthusiasts will buy a total of around of dozen of these so... ;)

Looks like the answer is 3, because the price goes up when you try 4.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

If I buy this and it becomes part of a subscription, will there be some kind of pro-rate situation? As much as I like you folks, I don't think I need that many copies of the RPC and Monster book. I will want to have a subscription for the books if and when it becomes available.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Herald wrote:
If I buy this and it becomes part of a subscription, will there be some kind of pro-rate situation? As much as I like you folks, I don't think I need that many copies of the RPC and Monster book. I will want to have a subscription for the books if and when it becomes available.

While we don't have details on subs, I can tell you that we won't penalize you for ordering early, and if you order one and then sign up for a sub, we'll just send you one.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Cool, preorder is done on the both the Moster book and the RPG book.

Liberty's Edge

Two questions (and I apologize if either have been covered already - I looked but didn't see these answered ...)

1. Preorder: if I preorder this now, will my card be charged in ANY way? Will the funds in any way be put on a hold or anything like that?

2. Benefit of Preordering: If I preorder now, is there any added benefit to me? I realize it will lock in the price (on the off chance it will be higher once the book actually ships) and it guarantees that I will get a copy if they sell out quickly. Beyond these two (admittedly valid) things, is there any incentive to preorder? A free PDF or something maybe?

Thanks!!!!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Marc Radle 81 wrote:

Two questions (and I apologize if either have been covered already - I looked but didn't see these answered ...)

1. Preorder: if I preorder this now, will my card be charged in ANY way? Will the funds in any way be put on a hold or anything like that?

2. Benefit of Preordering: If I preorder now, is there any added benefit to me? I realize it will lock in the price (on the off chance it will be higher once the book actually ships) and it guarantees that I will get a copy if they sell out quickly. Beyond these two (admittedly valid) things, is there any incentive to preorder? A free PDF or something maybe?

Thanks!!!!

1. We never charge for preorders until the order ships. However, we do acquire an authorization for the total, which isn't a monetary transaction, but it does reduce your available credit on that card until the authorization expires. Your bank determines how long it takes to expire, and we have no insight or control over the duration, but I think it's a day or two for most banks.

2. In addition to the price, it also locks in the shipping cost (so long as you don't have us make future modifications to the order that would potentially change the shipping cost, like adding other products, or changing the shipping address); note that the USPS is going to increase some of their rates in May, so this may actually be meaningful in some circumstances. Other than that, we haven't announced any other incentives for preordering... but if we do, they'll apply to *all* preorders retroactively.

In short, while there may or may not be good enough reasons for you to preorder, there really isn't a lot of reason *not* to.

Scarab Sages

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

I am planning on pre-ordering 3 copies (the break-point for overseas orders), however, if a subscription comes along, how does that effect the postage??

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
In short, while there may or may not be good enough reasons for you to preorder, there really isn't a lot of reason *not* to.

OK, I preordered two of each, just to be safe

Scarab Sages

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
note that the USPS is going to increase some of their rates in May, so this may actually be meaningful in some circumstances. .

What the hell?.... Didn't they just increase their shipping rates?..

Vic you have any insight in this?... Is it a significant hike or just a minor one?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

sanwah68 wrote:
I am planning on pre-ordering 3 copies (the break-point for overseas orders), however, if a subscription comes along, how does that effect the postage??

It won't—we'll just count one of the three as fulfilled against your subscription.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Dragnmoon wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
note that the USPS is going to increase some of their rates in May, so this may actually be meaningful in some circumstances. .

What the hell?.... Didn't they just increase their shipping rates?..

Vic you have any insight in this?... Is it a significant hike or just a minor one?

This year, they started to split up their annual rate change into "shipping services" (which increased in January) and "mailing services" (which will increase in May). "Shipping services" include Priority Mail and Express Mail, while "mailing services" includes First-Class, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services (including Parcel Post) and "extra services," such as Certified Mail and insurance.

The May increase will take standard First Class stamps from $.42 to $.44; they claim that the "average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index."

Dedicated Voter 2013

Vic Wertz wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
note that the USPS is going to increase some of their rates in May, so this may actually be meaningful in some circumstances. .

What the hell?.... Didn't they just increase their shipping rates?..

Vic you have any insight in this?... Is it a significant hike or just a minor one?

This year, they started to split up their annual rate change into "shipping services" (which increased in January) and "mailing services" (which will increase in May). "Shipping services" include Priority Mail and Express Mail, while "mailing services" includes First-Class, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services (including Parcel Post) and "extra services," such as Certified Mail and insurance.

The May increase will take standard First Class stamps from $.42 to $.44; they claim that the "average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index."

Accursed recession. Luckily I might be able to save enough money on rent next year to keep me in paizo.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
sanwah68 wrote:
I am planning on pre-ordering 3 copies (the break-point for overseas orders), however, if a subscription comes along, how does that effect the postage??
It won't—we'll just count one of the three as fulfilled against your subscription.

OK, the plan just became a reality....3 copies pre-ordered. I feel absurdly excited....


I may get my copies at GenCon Indy 2009. Should I cancel my pre orders then?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Russell Akred wrote:
I may get my copies at GenCon Indy 2009. Should I cancel my pre orders then?

Well... last year, we *almost* implemented a convention-pick-up plan for Beta preorders, but we didn't have time. No telling whether it'll happen this year yet....


Vic Wertz wrote:
Russell Akred wrote:
I may get my copies at GenCon Indy 2009. Should I cancel my pre orders then?
Well... last year, we *almost* implemented a convention-pick-up plan for Beta preorders, but we didn't have time. No telling whether it'll happen this year yet....

That would be great! I would go for it and it would save you postage. Where should I picket for convention-pick-up?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Russell Akred wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Russell Akred wrote:
I may get my copies at GenCon Indy 2009. Should I cancel my pre orders then?
Well... last year, we *almost* implemented a convention-pick-up plan for Beta preorders, but we didn't have time. No telling whether it'll happen this year yet....
That would be great! I would go for it and it would save you postage. Where should I picket for convention-pick-up?

You pay for shipping, so it would save *you* postage. However, it would cost you Indianapolis sales tax. Still probably a savings overall, though.

As for whether it happens or not, it's all a matter of how much other stuff we need to do before the show.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

If this question has been asked before then please accept my apology!
As a far as character creation, will "starting packages" be included with each of the core classes like in the Player's Handbook of the "World's Most Popular Role-playing Game"?


I just looked over the whole book.. W00t. I love it. It really flushes out many of the character classes by adding unique abilities, without making them redundant and static as seen in 4E. I'm so glad that somewhere 3.5E is still alive and well and that it is being handled with such love and talent! Thank you guys so much for all your hard work! I will def get this book!

Sovereign Court

Vic Wertz wrote:


You pay for shipping, so it would save *you* postage. However, it would cost you Indianapolis sales tax. Still probably a savings overall, though.

As for whether it happens or not, it's all a matter of how much other stuff we need to do before the show.

Indy sales tax is 7%, for those interested in this method.


I just downloaded the beta a few days ago and I absolutely love it. Many of the changes mirror some of the house rules that I already have going on in my current 3.5e game, obviously an example of great minds thinking alike... I am particularly excited by the differing sources of power that a sorcerer can choose from, it makes me want to start playing again instead of just DMing! Methinks I will preorder a copy of the core rulebook as soon as I get done posting this!

Liberty's Edge

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

It would be really cool if we could have our pre-orders available for a GenCon pick up.

I totally understand that this is easier said then done.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

When pre-ordering, are we charged money right away or will the money be taken out upon arrival of the book?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Kevida wrote:
When pre-ordering, are we charged money right away or will the money be taken out upon arrival of the book?

There's a verification check which can hold money on the account for a couple of days depending on the bank, but no money is taken off your card until the book ships.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Question: Will the Hardbound Core Rulebook come w. a .pdf or otherwise will there be an option to buy the .pdf along with the hardbound at a seriously discounted price? (The same inquiry applies for September's Bestiary as well.)

Silver Crusade Star Voter 2013

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

There is talk about a Subscripton-option for the Rulebooks. You probably get a free pdf with a subscription.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Franz Lunzer wrote:
There is talk about a Subscripton-option for the Rulebooks. You probably get a free pdf with a subscription.

Do you have a link for this?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Saurstalk wrote:
Franz Lunzer wrote:
There is talk about a Subscripton-option for the Rulebooks. You probably get a free pdf with a subscription.
Do you have a link for this?

Vic talks a bit about it in this thread.

Vic Wertz wrote:
We'll be announcing additional Pathfinder RPG products, a subscription option, and details of how one can acquire free PDFs in the coming weeks.

Scarab Sages

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

Hurray....

Liberty's Edge

Will the PRPG be available through Borders? I normally don't shop there, but everybody and their brother gave me Borders gift cards this Christmas...

If yes, then yay!
If no, then...anyone want to buy some Borders gift cards?

Dark Archive Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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

Will there be a PDF of this too?

Silver Crusade Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
chopswil wrote:
Will there be a PDF of this too?

Absolutely

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
sanwah68 wrote:
I am planning on pre-ordering 3 copies (the break-point for overseas orders), however, if a subscription comes along, how does that effect the postage??
It won't—we'll just count one of the three as fulfilled against your subscription.

Just that I get this right - the PFRPG is NOT PART of any subscription, isn't it?!

Silver Crusade Star Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dryder wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
sanwah68 wrote:
I am planning on pre-ordering 3 copies (the break-point for overseas orders), however, if a subscription comes along, how does that effect the postage??
It won't—we'll just count one of the three as fulfilled against your subscription.
Just that I get this right - the PFRPG is NOT PART of any subscription, isn't it?!

Not as of yet.

Dark Archive Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Franz Lunzer wrote:
chopswil wrote:
Will there be a PDF of this too?

Absolutely

how about a buy the physical book and get a free PDF option?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
chopswil wrote:
Franz Lunzer wrote:
chopswil wrote:
Will there be a PDF of this too?

Absolutely

how about a buy the physical book and get a free PDF option?

How they're going to handle this hasn't been announced yet (look seven posts up from your post).

Paizo Employee Developer

chopswil wrote:
how about a buy the physical book and get a free PDF option?

Probably, but no official announcement as to how one would get this has been announced yet. My guess is that a new subscription will be set up, or that any AP subscriber who buys a book through Paizo will get a pdf along with it.

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