Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game


Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathways #9 (PFRPG) PDF

***** (based on 1 rating)

Our Price: FREE

Add to Cart
Facebook Twitter Email

Try the star-spawned Pathway of Cthulhu!

How can you say "no" to a FREE collection of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game templates, encounters, feats, and domains, and all of it bundled together with a new haiku fiction piece by author Matt Banach? If you say no, Cthulhu will send his whispering phantasm for you.

Rite Publishing brings you Pathways, a free 'zine packed with plenty of Open Game Content for you to take to the table. You'll find articles by Jonathan McNulty (Curse fo the Golden Spear), Creighton Broadhurst (Raging Swan Press), David Paul (Pathways editorial), Will McCardell (The Secrets of Tactical Archetypes), and Steven D. Russell (Book of Monster Templates). Also you will find the top 5 star reviews by Endzeitgeist, Dawn Fischer, Megan Robertson and Dark Mistress, and an interview with Scott Gable of Zombie Sky Press and It Came From the Stars.

Cover: Mark Hyzer
Pages: 46

Product Availability

Will be added to your My Downloads Page immediately upon purchase of PDF.

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at


See Also:

Product Reviews (1)

Average product rating:

***** (based on 1 rating)

Sign in to create or edit a product review.

My favorite issue of Pathways so far


This installment of RiP's free e-zine is 46 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 18 pages of advertisements, leaving 25 pages of content for our perusal, so let's check out what we get, shall we?

In tradition with the e-zine, the pdf kicks off with a neat editorial and then goes on to provide a template that is rather creepy, the whispering phantasm (CR +2), which essentially bonds a creature to a victim who then may perceive the creature, even when it's currently on another plane, while all others remain oblivious to the presence of the creature. The application of the template as well as the stunning one-page b/w-artwork rock hard - the template is applied to a Star-spawn of Cthulhu, resulting in an epic CR 22 foe. Neat!

The next article by Jonathan McAnulty offers us some insight on clerics of loss and darkness, including 3 new sacred tomes, 3 new spells (one of which is a powerful lvl 9 ritual that keeps the morning from coming and prolongs the night, but at a price to the caster) as well as channeling information for the Night and Loss domains for the divine channeler class.

After this, Creighton Broadhurst introduces us to a mad hermit in a ready-to-drop encounter with a mad priest and his ghoulish friends - neat, especially if you just want to throw some spontaneous spookiness at your PCs.

Will McCardell, also known as Cheapy on the Paizoboards, author of the rather interesting "Secrets of Tactical Archetypes" also has some new fodder for you in his article "Expanding the Pack Hunter". Herein, we find two solutions to make the PAck Hunter and his companions spell-less and still a threat to flying foes as well as guidelines to play Pack Hunters that use creatures that are not wolves with two examples, namely falcons and DEINONYCHUS. Saurian packs? NICE!

Matt Banach provides a beautifully-written Renku to a stunning illustration by Jason Rainville before we get into a neat interview with Scott Gable, mastermind of Zombie Sky Press, elaborating on ZSP's future plans and the current, cool kickstarter patronage project "It came from the Stars".

The pdf closes with an selection of reviews by Dark_Mistress, Dawn Fischer, Megan Robertson and yours truly.

Editing and formatting were better than in most Pathways, I noticed only 2 minor glitches. Layout adheres to the beautiful two-column standard and the artworks serve their purpose (though Mark Hyzer's b/w-star-spawn ROCKS). The pdf comes with no bookmarks. I'm a sucker for dark things. Dreadful things. It should come as no surprise that this is my favorite installment of Pathways to date and this being free, the only investment you have to make is the space on your HD. What's not to like about this? My final verdict will be 5 stars and the Endzeitgeist seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out. Gift Certificates
On Sale and Clearance!

©2002–2016 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.