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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide (OGL)
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Rule Your World!

Players may be the heroes of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but whole worlds rest on the Game Master’s shoulders. Fortunately for GMs, the Pathfinder RPG GameMastery Guide is here to back you up. Packed with invaluable hints and information, this book contains everything you need to take your game to the next level, from advice on the nuts and bolts of running a session to the greater mysteries of crafting engaging worlds and storylines. Whether you’ve run one game or a thousand, this book has page after page of secrets to make you sharper, faster, and more creative, while always staying one step ahead of your players.

The 320-page Pathfinder RPG GameMastery Guide is a must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring 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 RPG GameMastery Guide includes:
  • Tips and tricks for preparing and running a better game, suitable for beginning GMs and battle-hardened veterans.
  • Step-by-step walkthroughs for creating campaign worlds, cities, cosmologies, feudal systems, and alternate dimensions.
  • Difficult player types, and how to handle them gracefully.
  • New rules for subsystems like hauntings, chase scenes, fortune-telling, gambling games, mysteries, and insanity.
  • Charts to help you generate everything from interesting NPCs and fantastic treasures to instant encounters in any terrain.
  • Advanced topics such as PC death, game-breaking rules, overpowered parties, solo campaigns, and derailed storylines.
  • Sample NPC statistics for dozens of common adventuring situations, such as cultists, guardsmen, barmaids, and pirates.
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-217-3

The worksheets from the back of the book are available as a free download (3.8 MB zip/PDF).

GameMastery Guide Errata
Last Updated - 1/22/2014

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President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

I just got my "happy" (its coming soon) email!!!!!


I have received my "...shipping in the next week or so..." email also.

Does a Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy dance and doesn't break his hip doing it!

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Bizarrely, I got my 'in the next week or so' e-mail when I signed up for the subscription back in May. I hope that I get mine at the same time as the rest of you. >_>


Wow. I just now saw that the pdf is going to be 10. If I'm too strapped this summer, I may go pdf. Thanks, Paizo.


lol; Reading the trail of comments makes me feel like I found my perfect support group. I used to have desires of putting money away for retirement, now all I want to do is buy the next awesome product that comes out from Paizo. Whoever is the mastermind behind this stuff, BRAVO!!! The combination of amazing art, cool writing, and great game mechanics has me hooked. This book sounds like a good fit for what I need


Vic Wertz wrote:
vagrant-poet wrote:
BryonD wrote:
And I just got my "in the next week or so..." e-mail.
Huzzah! That means their in the offices or will be soon! Shipping might start monday!
The "unavailable" status was the result of somebody flipping a switch that shouldn't have been flipped. We are indeed preparing to fulfill subscription copies and preorders starting next week.

Next Week? YAHOO!!!! I know I pre-ordered this baby. If this puppy gets to me sometime before June 24 I will be a happy wolfman.

Cheliax

Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?

It probably means the distributor has already committed their entire first order and won't confirm additional orders until they verify that they can get more of the first run from Paizo. (I'm guessing.)

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Well loks like second mortgage time is here! Why must you guys put out SO MUCH great , can't live without it stuff!!

Cheliax

delabarre wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?
It probably means the distributor has already committed their entire first order and won't confirm additional orders until they verify that they can get more of the first run from Paizo. (I'm guessing.)

It's possible; I sure hope they'll get more copies ASAP. If it weren't for the shipping costs plus taxes (and I also want to support my FLGS), I'd order the books directly from Paizo.

Cheliax

Rocannon II wrote:
Well loks like second mortgage time is here! Why must you guys put out SO MUCH great , can't live without it stuff!!

Mrs. Asgetrion hates Paizo for this very reason...

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Asgetrion wrote:
It's possible; I sure hope they'll get more copies ASAP. If it weren't for the shipping costs plus taxes (and I also want to support my FLGS), I'd order the books directly from Paizo.

Taxes? Paizo doesn't collect sales taxes (and under Quill vs. North Dakota, doesn't have to) except for WA, AFAIK.

Here in Monroe County, NY I'd have to pay $39.99 + 8% = $43.19 at Millennium Games for the GMG, my sub price with S&H is $37.76, and I get the book sooner (I think).

Cheliax

delabarre wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
It's possible; I sure hope they'll get more copies ASAP. If it weren't for the shipping costs plus taxes (and I also want to support my FLGS), I'd order the books directly from Paizo.

Taxes? Paizo doesn't collect sales taxes (and under Quill vs. North Dakota, doesn't have to) except for WA, AFAIK.

Here in Monroe County, NY I'd have to pay $39.99 + 8% = $43.19 at Millennium Games for the GMG, my sub price with S&H is $37.76, and I get the book sooner (I think).

No, but unless I'm totally wrong, there are EU taxes on imported U.S. material and it is collected by the customs (I live in Northern Europe). The shipping costs are another 12 bucks on top of that, I think.


Carnivorous_Bean wrote:
Sunos wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
Ah well time to sell a kidney.
I hear you can get $90,000 for a testicle. And with roleplaying being almost as expensive a habit as hard drugs, you may just need it.
Dang, $90,000? That's pretty tempting, ya know .... ;) Especially since the operation is a lot less invasive .... hmmm ....

Selling your left nut for your gaming habit just sunds wrong...lol

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?

Neither—it's just not released yet. Our distributors should be getting copies in the next week or so, and retailers a week or so after that. Your retailer should be able to place a preorder with his distributor, though.


Um, anyone know what prestige classes are in this book?

Cheliax

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

I'm pretty sure there are no prestige classes in this book. Advanced Player's Guide, on the other hand, contains prestige classes and a ton of other game mechanics.


I hope there are not prestige classes in here. Just as I hope that by the time I board an Amrtak train from Philly to Pittsburgh, this book will be available for me to read as a way to pass the time.


PrC is player material, which they left for the APG. So I doubt there's PrC in this book. (though villainous/monstrous PrC would be very nice to have in a GMG, I doubt they have any of those in there)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

There are no prestige classes in this book.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So, any word if its shipping this week?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

I got my "in the pipeline" e-mail, so we can safely assume that shipments kick off this week :)


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

How much does this book weigh in Kg, please?


Julian Neale wrote:
How much does this book weigh in Kg, please?

According to Amazon.ca, it weighs 0.79 kg. Take that number with a grain of salt, of course.


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

Yeah. Amazon.com says shipping weight is 1.7 Kg (which includes packaging of course!), while amazon.co.uk says nothing... :(


Yeah, I wanna know when this is shipping too. I have anxiety now about certain things and this and the other 2 books coming out will be one less financial headache to endure as I can anticipate when to put money back on my credit card potentially so I won't be stiffed in Pittsburgh when I charge my room for the convention.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Julian Neale wrote:
Yeah. Amazon.com says shipping weight is 1.7 Kg (which includes packaging of course!), while amazon.co.uk says nothing... :(

I don't know how Amazon would have a shipping weight, as they don't actually have any copies yet... maybe they're guessing based on page count.

I have a copy right here, though, and a postal scale tells me it weighs 2 pounds, 8.7 ounces... so a hair over 0.7 kg.


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

Er, Victor muss be usin Canadian units er sumtin...cuz 1 lb = 454 g, so
dat 2 n a half pounds is about 1.1 kg.

Dis message brought to you by the Scientists fer Righteous Units and Pie.


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

OK; thanks Vic and Burni! Good to know!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

burni wrote:

Er, Victor muss be usin Canadian units er sumtin...cuz 1 lb = 454 g, so

dat 2 n a half pounds is about 1.1 kg.

Dis message brought to you by the Scientists fer Righteous Units and Pie.

D'oh! Looks like I converted 1 pound, 8.7 ounces. So yeah... 1.15 kg is better.

(Math is hard. Let's go shopping!)

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

*dances upon receiving the shipping notice and acquiring the PDF*

52% downloaded...

Cheliax

Cydeth wrote:

*dances upon receiving the shipping notice and acquiring the PDF*

52% downloaded...

*GRRRRR*....

Cheliax

Vic Wertz wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?
Neither—it's just not released yet. Our distributors should be getting copies in the next week or so, and retailers a week or so after that. Your retailer should be able to place a preorder with his distributor, though.

Hmmm... they said it's not showing on their lists (and they said it should). Weird. Well, I shall keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! :)


yay.
Yay!
YAY!
YAYYY!!!

:p

Downloaded!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Dumb Question, can the hardcover now be ordered and it ship like now?

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber
Cydeth wrote:

*dances upon receiving the shipping notice and acquiring the PDF*

52% downloaded...

Oh days left....perhaps today....perhaps Friday but it is coming!!!!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Asgetrion wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?
Neither—it's just not released yet. Our distributors should be getting copies in the next week or so, and retailers a week or so after that. Your retailer should be able to place a preorder with his distributor, though.
Hmmm... they said it's not showing on their lists (and they said it should). Weird. Well, I shall keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! :)

Did they say who their distributor is?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

CapeCodRPGer wrote:
Dumb Question, can the hardcover now be ordered and it ship like now?

It would get in line behind a bunch of subscription orders and preorders, but yes.


First look over: This book is awesome!

I notice that there are no hyperlinks however.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

I HAS IT!!!! Well, the PDF anyways. But OHHHHHHHH!

Cheliax

Vic Wertz wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Vic, I preordered this book at my FLGS, and yesterday they told me that they're having problems with getting copies (they suspected it's already sold out). So, have you guys already sold out the first printing, or is it just delayed?
Neither—it's just not released yet. Our distributors should be getting copies in the next week or so, and retailers a week or so after that. Your retailer should be able to place a preorder with his distributor, though.
Hmmm... they said it's not showing on their lists (and they said it should). Weird. Well, I shall keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best! :)
Did they say who their distributor is?

No, they didn't; I'm used to getting my Paizo stuff being 2-4 weeks later than U.S. customers, but this time they said "something is fishy here" (I understood this to mean that the distributor cannot send any copies once the book is out; hence my question about GMG being sold out).

Cheliax

DMcCoy1693 wrote:
I HAS IT!!!! Well, the PDF anyways. But OHHHHHHHH!

Beware my Fiendish Dire Squirrels... I shall unleash them at any braggarts who torment us less fortunate customers! ;P

Shadow Lodge

Grr!

*spends next few days on the Downloads page pressing Reload*


Have been reading through the book. Verrry Interesting!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

F5,F5,F5,F5,F5,F5,F5,F5,F5...

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
CapeCodRPGer wrote:
Dumb Question, can the hardcover now be ordered and it ship like now?
It would get in line behind a bunch of subscription orders and preorders, but yes.

So, how long is the line?


Whoo hoo PDF downloaded..but my AP volume for this month hasnt been despatched yet.


Lets create a tavern at random shall we..

The Blind Cliff was once run by a succubus. It specialises in Lapin dishes such as boiled rabbit and hare soup and offers guides and a private room for meetings amongst its facilities

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Sharing a boiled rabbit with a succubus in a private room ...


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Will the rule part of this book get added to the PRD?

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