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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)
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Adventure Awaits!

Take your first step into an exciting world of fantasy adventure with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box! Within you'll find simple rules for creating and customizing your own hero, as well as a robust system for running your character through challenging adventures and deadly battles against villainous monsters like goblins and dragons! Will you master weapons and magic to become a courageous fighter, a wise cleric, a witty rogue, or a brilliant wizard? All the details of your character are yours to control. The only limit it your imagination!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box is packed with everything you need to get started with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, an imaginative tabletop fantasy adventure game for 2-5 players. Tons of monsters, challenges, and advice give gamers the tools to create their own worlds and adventures, providing countless hours of gaming excitement. With streamlined rules and a focus on action-packed heroic adventure, this deluxe boxed set is the ideal introduction to the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and the best starting point for a lifetime of pulse-pounding adventure!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box includes:

  • A 64-page Hero's Handbook, detailing character creation, spells, equipment, and general rules for playing the game
  • A 96-page Game Master's Guide packed with adventure, monsters, magic treasures, and advice on how to create and narrate tales all your own
  • A complete set of 7 polyhedral dice
  • More than 80 full-color pawns depicting diverse heroes and monsters
  • Four pregenerated character sheets to throw you right into the action
  • Four blank character sheets to record the abilities of your custom-made hero
  • A durable, resuable, double-sided Flip-Mat play surface that works with any kind of marker
  • New Book! A 16-page Transition Guide to bring your hero to the full Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!

Front Cover art by Wayne Reynolds.

Don't forget to check out the prepainted Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes Miniatures Set from WizKids, featuring the pregenerated heroes included in the Beginner Box!

Preview the Hero's Handbook: download a four-page preview of the character creation rules (6.9 MB zip PDF)

Game Master's Guide Bestiary Preview: From the heart of the Beginner Box's 94-page Game Master's Guide, here are eight fearsome and familiar foes, exhibiting just a hint of their streamlined rules, and proving that easy to use doesn't mean any less deadly. Download the PDF preview (1.6 MB zip/pdf)

Cleric Pregenerated Character Sheet Preview: What good is a pregenerated character if you don't know how to use it? Check out a complete Beginner Box pregenerated character sheet, designed to not only allow players to dive into the action immediately, but also explain each key ability and character feature at a glance, making sure players are spending their time adventuring, not looking up rules. This sample sheet is only one of four included in the Beginner Box. Download the PDF preview (1.8 MB zip/pdf)

Pawns Included in the Beginner Box
Air Elemental
Animated Statue (2)
Black Dragon
Dire Rat (3)
Dwarf Cleric (Female)
Dwarf Cleric (Male)
Dwarf Fighter (Female)
Dwarf Fighter (Male)
Dwarf Rogue (Female)
Dwarf Rogue (Male)
Dwarf Wizard (Female)
Dwarf Wizard (Male)
Earth Elemental
Elf Cleric (Female)
Elf Cleric (Male)
Elf Fighter (Female)
Elf Fighter (Male)
Elf Rogue (Female)
Elf Rogue (Male)
Elf Wizard (Female)
Elf Wizard (Male)
Ezren (Iconic Wizard) Fire Elemental
Gargoyle (2)
Ghoul (2)
Giant Centipede
Giant Spider (2)
Goblin (4)
Goblin Boss
Goblin Dog
Gray Ooze
Green Hag
Hell Hound (2)
Human Cleric (Female)
Human Cleric (Male) Human Fighter (Female)
Human Fighter (Male)
Human Rogue (Female)
Human Rogue (Male)
Human Wizard (Female)
Human Wizard (Male)
Kyra (Iconic Cleric) Manticore
Merisiel (Iconic Rogue)
Orc (2)
Orc Boss
Skeletal Champion
Skeleton (4)
Troglodyte (2)
Valeros (Iconic Fighter) Venomous Snake
Water Elemental
Werewolf (2)
Wolf (2)
Zombie (2)

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-630-0

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I’m all about economy and base a lot of my ratings off the bang I get for my buck. The Beginner’s box does offer quite a bit for the money but I was not “blown away” buy the value. First I will say what I liked about the box. One, it came with all the dice you could ever want including a percent dice that I had never seen before. We would just use a d20 and figure it out with that. Second. It comes with a full dungeon mat and on the reverse side there is a blank combat mat that can be drawn on with dry erase makers, this added some major points in my book. Finale good thing I can say about the box is that it comes with a plethora of paper minis, I love paper minis.
Now the things I didn’t like. First, all the nice paper minis that came with the game did not all come with accompanying rules. I felt like this was a direct marketing gimmick to sell the bestiary book. Second the abridged rule books that come with the box did not do a very good job of covering ALL the rules that were needed to complete the dungeon. I remember at least three instances of having to improvise because the rules did not cover that specific situation. Again I feel like this was a marketing ploy to convince customers to by the core rule book. Finale thing I didn’t like were the restrictions placed on character creation. Character creation is the heart and soul of the game and to limit the choices to a few races and classes was counterproductive in my opinion to enticing new players.
So am I’m glad I bought this box? I guess it was okay. There are far worse things to buy for 35 dollars. In hind sight maybe I should have just bought the pdf’s of the bestiary, a level 1 adventure and the core rule book, but that could have taken me a lot longer to get playing. This box is good at getting you playing quickly and wanting more. So even though it had its faults I still give the box 4 out 5 stars.



I love this box! When I opened it I saw all of these amazing books and maps and tokens, and I started to read the game master's book like two seconds after looking at everything. The books look absolutely gorgeous and everything about it is good. The only problem with it is (and paizo can't help it) that it's hard to find a gaming group because they think it's to nerdy, but whatever.

Paizo Knows How To Hook Beginners


We purchased the Beginner Box at GenCon 2012, after our kids played the Pathfinder "Kid's Beginner Track" and had a grand old time. When we got home with it, my daughter (11 at the time) scurried up to her room with it and horded it for some time. Then one day she came downstairs, handed us pre-generated characters, and ran a game for us.

Using the Beginner Box, she was able to learn core rules and prepare a campaign with no assistance. She was able to argue (and win) with her Dad, regarding combat technicalities. We had a fantastic time, and she's run several scenarios for us from the box and the online resources that go with it.

Lots of other reviews here talk about all the contents of the box -- which are definitely more than worth the cost of the box. What I love about it is how brilliantly accessible Paizo made GMing for people who've never done it before - including 11 year olds.

Want to get your feet wet in Tabletop RPGs? This is the creek to start in.

Best Intro To Gaming Since The Redbox


You will not get more bang for your buck in ANY box set I have seen before or since this product. Just give em your money and wait by the mailbox with a smile on your face. Your in for a treat!

Simply Amazing


I'm not going to ramble about all the great aspects of this product. If you're thinking about getting it, just do it. It's hooked me, my buddy, and our sons onto PF. Now I think I'll be playing PFS on a weekly basis. There is a ton of free downloadable content if you choose to stick with the beginner rules for a while (like our sons are). Even once you move past the beginner game/rules, you can still use the minis and erasable mat countless times.
This is great for beginners and vets...flawless product! I rambled a little...
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