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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)
Barghest
Black Dragon
Boar
Boggard
Dire Rat (3)
Doppelganger
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)
Ghost
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
Medusa
Merisiel (Iconic Rogue)
Mimic
Mummy
Ogre
Orc (2)
Orc Boss
Reefclaw
Salamander
Serpentfolk
Skeletal Champion
Skeleton (4)
Troglodyte (2)
Valeros (Iconic Fighter) Venomous Snake
Water Elemental
Werewolf (2)
Will-O’-Wisp
Wolf (2)
Zombie (2)

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

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Woo hoo!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Nice!

Might have to get this as I've got kids that I'd like to introduce to dad's hobbies.

Shadow Lodge

I think I'm going to get this just to expand my Pathfinder collection!

The 80 pawns help too...

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Will this be part of the RPG subscription?


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wicht wrote:
Will this be part of the RPG subscription?
Product Description wrote:
Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscription.

:)

(I was actually about to ask the same question when I noticed that.)


Count me in!!! :-D

Cheers, JohnH / Wanda

Taldor

Holy heck, am I dreaming? That's so awesome to see a pathfinder box! I can't wait to get start gifting these to people. :)

Andoran

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

Being part of my subscription means that I have one less thing to worry about! Now which kid on my Christmas list is going to be lucky! :-)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Hey, since we get a free PDF as subscribers, does that mean a PDF of dice? ;)


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

What exactly is a "pawn" in this context?

Also, glad to see the wizard made it on the core four instead of the sorcerer. Old School.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Beyond what we've posted in the blog above... we're not yet ready to say anything more about this product. We'll reveal more at the PaizoCon banquet.


2 people marked this as FAQ candidate. 2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

As much as I would like a copy of this, please please please do not make it part of an existing subscription.

Because it is a game rather than a book (because it contains dice), it will be subject to import tax into the UK (~10% = $3.50). On top of this the post office add a £8 (~$14) 'handling' fee, AND I then have to go and collect it while they are open (~$5 fuel and parking)

So a $35 + postage box becomes a ~$58 + postage box and it is not even delivered directly to me.

As far as non-books are concerned it is NOT a good idea to include non-books in the subscriptions for international customers.

Please don't force me to have to cancel my subscription and re-establish it later just to avoid the costs associated with this.

Regards,

Antony

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

I know this is a funny question, but will there be a PDF?

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

I removed a vulgar post and the replies to it. Flag it and move on, folks.


Ah no information on where the adventure takes place yet but this does look awesome.

Paizo Employee Lead Designer

Just as a note to everyone in this thread,

We will not be answering any further questions about the product at this time. Other than the info in the blog post and this product description, we are going to play it close to the vest until the banquet at Paizocon!

I, personally, cannot wait.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
Paizo Publishing


Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
I know this is a funny question, but will there be a PDF?

I dare say a free or cheap PDF of the books might be an excellent move for recruitment. Barring that, just including a beginner section on the PRD would do the trick.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Man, I want to be a kid again so I can relive that thrill of opening a boxed set and seeing all these new stories and ideas unfold in front of me.


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

I am so buying an extra copy to send to my niece and nephew (7 and 5).

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

The good news I know what I am getting my daughter and my nieces and nephew for Christmas.

Taldor

I'm pretty curious as to what they mean by "pawns" myself. I'm hoping for plastic figures rather than tokens or standees, but I doubt it.

Taldor

Is that the actual box art?

Taldor

Evil Lincoln wrote:


I dare say a free or cheap PDF of the books might be an excellent move for recruitment. Barring that, just including a beginner section on the PRD would do the trick.

Oh my! That would be terrific. If at the very least, make the Hero's Handbook a free PDF to pass out to friends, that would help TREMENDOUSLY to getting the interest of new players. If you can't make it free, a special gifting mechanism where you can pass out four extra copies (for each hero PC), much like gifting co-op games on Steam works.

This looks fantastic and as one who never bought the classic red box, I'm excited to get my hands on this.

Paizo Employee Lead Designer

Callous Jack wrote:
Is that the actual box art?

Yes, yes it is.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
Paizo Publishing


Super Double Frakkin AWESEOME WAFFLE CONE!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Jason Bulmahn wrote:

Just as a note to everyone in this thread,

We will not be answering any further questions about the product at this time. Other than the info in the blog post and this product description, we are going to play it close to the vest until the banquet at Paizocon!

I, personally, cannot wait.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
Paizo Publishing

Jason Bulmahn wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
Is that the actual box art?

Yes, yes it is.

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
Paizo Publishing

Aha, gotcha.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vanulf Wulfson wrote:


Jason Bulmahn wrote:

We will not be answering any further questions about the product at this time. Other than the info in the blog post and this product description, we are going to play it close to the vest until the banquet at Paizocon!

Jason Bulmahn wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
Is that the actual box art?

Yes, yes it is.

Aha, gotcha.

Confirming info already in the product description isn't exactly answering further questions. ;)

Paizo Employee Lead Designer

Vanulf Wulfson wrote:


Aha, gotcha.

That is of course, not to say that I will not confirm what is posted as part of these releases, I just cannot speculate or give further information about things not in these posts...

That.. and I am being a bit cheeky..

Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
Paizo Publishing

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Joana wrote:
Wicht wrote:
Will this be part of the RPG subscription?
Product Description wrote:
Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscription.

:)

(I was actually about to ask the same question when I noticed that.)

Doh.

Thanks. :)

Here is one subscriber happy to have it in the subscription, though I do feel for foreign subscribers who will have a hassle because of it.


Antony Walls wrote:

As much as I would like a copy of this, please please please do not make it part of an existing subscription.

Because it is a game rather than a book (because it contains dice), it will be subject to import tax into the UK (~10% = $3.50). On top of this the post office add a £8 (~$14) 'handling' fee, AND I then have to go and collect it while they are open (~$5 fuel and parking)

So a $35 + postage box becomes a ~$58 + postage box and it is not even delivered directly to me.

As far as non-books are concerned it is NOT a good idea to include non-books in the subscriptions for international customers.

Please don't force me to have to cancel my subscription and re-establish it later just to avoid the costs associated with this.

Regards,

Antony

As rough as that sounds, I'm sure that the vast majority of subscribers are happy to receive this as part of their normal subscription. I feel for you, because I know how stupid mail can get, but I have a feeling yours is a corner case, and you'll have to take one for the team, either from your wallet or the time you spend cancelling/resubscribing.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

It's going to be more than welcome around here!

Note: The younger ones are less able to deal with "second languages". It might be significant if that product goes through the translations that have been covered for Core. (French, Spanish and German I think?)

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
The good news I know what I am getting my daughter and my nieces and nephew for Christmas.

Yeah, my sister and nephew are gonna get them some gaming goodness! :D

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

Liz Courts wrote:
Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
The good news I know what I am getting my daughter and my nieces and nephew for Christmas.
Yeah, my sister and nephew are gonna get them some gaming goodness! :D

And my brother will also be getting a set :)


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

That is super fricking cool!!!! I cannot wait to infect a whole new generation!!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

Well to congrats to the Paizo staff for this product and making a very solid effort to get new blood into the community.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

What age groups is this targeting? Is this intended to introduce kids (under age 10 or so) to gaming or more for the preteen/teenage crowd?
I started the Red Box with my Dad when I was 7~8 as my first exposure to gaming. This seems right along those lines but the game was a little simpler back then. Will the language be such that a kid can understand the concepts or will it take a broader understanding of things and/or someone to interpret it to their level of understanding?


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Ooooh - nice :) ! I'm getting this one, and my little sis might also find one under the Christmas tree.


I'm curious about the pawns too. Anything is better than the tokens that WotC has decided to implement in their game. I hate being mr. skeptical negative pants, but I hope they don't "change" the classes (ala D&D Essentials.)

Cheliax

Very cool; my nephew is seven, and he will be getting this box as a christmas present!


This is definitely on the list for my nephew.

Since the pawns are described as "full-color", I sincerely doubt they are plastic.

At the very least, I am pleased that the old school wax crayon has been left out. I always hated coloring my own dice.

Grand Lodge

Quote:
but I hope they don't "change" the classes (ala D&D Essentials.)

Knowing paizo, it is all going to weave in pretty seamlessly. I'm guessing the Beginner Box classes will be a subset of Core, and that you can bring a Beginner Box class to something like, say, a PFS session, and it'll play totally fine.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

W00t!!!!!

Okay, so this is awesome, and I think I'll have to preorder some of these suckers for Christmas. Because, after all, my subscription copy is my copy and get yer stinking paws off of it! I'm just hoping that a preorder is a guarantee and they won't later on go "oh, sorry, we're going to have to limit it to one per customer."

I'm really really really hoping that the 'pawns' are standees kind of like the Pathfinder Paper Minis (though, no offense, I hope it's not the same cartoony artwork). Because I never ever liked the counters that WoTC was fond of. Ugh.

And I also am very very glad it's part of the subscription, though I do feel for those who will be paying extra for shipping.

This and the two Ultimate books and the fall Faiths book and the winter daemons book? This is quite a good year.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Foghammer wrote:
Antony Walls wrote:

As much as I would like a copy of this, please please please do not make it part of an existing subscription.

Because it is a game rather than a book (because it contains dice), it will be subject to import tax into the UK (~10% = $3.50). On top of this the post office add a £8 (~$14) 'handling' fee, AND I then have to go and collect it while they are open (~$5 fuel and parking)

So a $35 + postage box becomes a ~$58 + postage box and it is not even delivered directly to me.

As far as non-books are concerned it is NOT a good idea to include non-books in the subscriptions for international customers.

Please don't force me to have to cancel my subscription and re-establish it later just to avoid the costs associated with this.

Regards,

Antony

As rough as that sounds, I'm sure that the vast majority of subscribers are happy to receive this as part of their normal subscription. I feel for you, because I know how stupid mail can get, but I have a feeling yours is a corner case, and you'll have to take one for the team, either from your wallet or the time you spend cancelling/resubscribing.

So every international customer is a 'corner case'?

I repeat - do not include GAMES as part of a BOOK subscription, alternatively offer international customers an alternative with the $30 dice and other plastic bits removed (you can leave the price the price at $35).

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'd like to make a suggestion regarding the dice included in this set (and I fully understand that it may be too late for this). I think it would be very helpful if the dice are all different colors, as opposed to a "complete set" that all match. I have found that for beginning players, it is often difficult for them to pick up which dice are which, especially at first. Being able to say, "The d8 is the blue one," or, "Roll the orange d20 and add your attack bonus," is a big help for someone in their first few sessions.

I can't wait to see this!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber
Antony Walls wrote:

So every international customer is a 'corner case'?

I repeat - do not include GAMES as part of a BOOK subscription, alternatively offer international customers an alternative with the $30 dice and other plastic bits removed (you can leave the price the price at $35).

Not every international customer will be subject to import taxes on a game, or is exempt to them for books.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
gbonehead wrote:


Okay, so this is awesome, and I think I'll have to preorder some of these suckers for Christmas. Because, after all, my subscription copy is my copy and get yer stinking paws off of it! I'm just hoping that a preorder is a guarantee and they won't later on go "oh, sorry, we're going to have to limit it to one per customer."

To hit that pics point they will need to print a ton. I doubt they will limit the number per customer. Paizo will be very happy to sell additional sets to subscribers. They want this thing to be everywhere.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Scribbling Rambler wrote:
Antony Walls wrote:

So every international customer is a 'corner case'?

I repeat - do not include GAMES as part of a BOOK subscription, alternatively offer international customers an alternative with the $30 dice and other plastic bits removed (you can leave the price the price at $35).

Not every international customer will be subject to import taxes on a game, or is exempt to them for books.

Perhaps not,but definately the whole of the EU poluation 500 million (compared to the US populat of 311 million).

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