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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)
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Get the most out of your heritage with the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide! Embrace your inner monster by playing one of 30 iconic races from mythology and gaming history, or build an entirely new race of your own. If classic races are more your style, go beyond the stereotypes for elves, dwarves, and the other core races with new options and equipment to help you stand out from the crowd.

The Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide is a bold new companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds on 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 256-page Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide includes:

  • New rules and options to help you customize all seven of the classic core races, including new racial traits, racial subtypes, and racial archetypes.
  • 30 exotic races, from mischievous goblins and reptilian kobolds to crow-headed tengus and deadly drow, each with complete rules for use as player characters, plus archetypes, alternate racial traits, and other options for maximum customization.
  • A complete and balanced system for creating an unlimited number of new races, mixing and matching powers and abilities to form characters and cultures specific to your campaign.
  • Tons of new race-specific equipment, feats, spells, and magic items for each of the races detailed!
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-390-3

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Silver Crusade

casiel wrote:

I'm fairly certain the answer is "no"--and I apologize if this has already been asked--but, will there be any races in the Advanced Races Guide that are approved for play in Pathfinder Society?

I'm wondering about this as well. Aside from special boons you can get, currently there is not.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Shalafi2412 wrote:
Is there an official reason as to why it has been moved back a few months?

We're behind schedule.


Why do duergar net a +0 to ability scores? That rubs against the net +2 that the other core races get.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Twin Dragons wrote:
Why do duergar net a +0 to ability scores? That rubs against the net +2 that the other core races get.

These are not core races, and every race is not equal; if you're expecting otherwise, this is probably not the book for you.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Twin Dragons wrote:
Why do duergar net a +0 to ability scores? That rubs against the net +2 that the other core races get.
These are not core races, and every race is not equal; if you're expecting otherwise, this is probably not the book for you.

I was just curious as to the reasoning, it's understandable that all races are not equal.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Updated with final cover art!


Nice to see that tengu there with Harsk and Merisiel. I always enjoy seeing non-humanlike races getting shown like this.


Love it! Mr Reynolds never disappoints.

Now time to sit back and wait for mid June.

But: It took me twenty seconds in photoshop to clear up the colours and take the gray out. Why did no-one take that time?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I like the cover even though I got to see it before now.

Like the red dragon colored kobolds and a kenku, wish all the races on the cover could have been a non-core race.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Are there new races (not home-brewed) in this book? or just racial archtypes?

Grand Lodge

I'm loving the duergar preview. I feel like I want to play the grey disciple archetype now.


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

James Jacobs must be super happy that a tengue was put on the cover of a Core RPG book!

Also, as a brief comment towards the whole deurgar racial stats, they're exactly the same as their stats in Bestiary I. The core stats are no surprise at all. Although it's kind of sucky that a deurgar sorcerer / oracle can't really happen (Imagine a deurgar oracle with the Mystery of Stone!).

I wish that the designers went through and added alternate traits akin to the ones that the elemental races have. I personally think that EVERY race should be able to proficiently be a sorcerer / oracle of at least one bloodline / mystery.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Golden-Esque wrote:
Although it's kind of sucky that a deurgar sorcerer / oracle can't really happen (Imagine a deurgar oracle with the Mystery of Stone!).

I'm not sure I see the part where it says duergar can't be oracles, sorcerers, or multiclassed sorcerer/oracles.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Are orcs really that popular of a PC race?

Personally, they're my favorite fantasy race.

The "proud warrior race guy" type at least, that have as much capacity for good or evil as the other player races and are more than just xp fodder. Not the old cut-and-dry Always Chaotic Evil ones.

That's why I'm hoping Advanced Race Guide actually has some support for that flavor of orc, for those that want it. This kind of feels like the last chance to get any of that out of Pathfinder since Orcs of Golarion has come and gone and didn't have anything for them. Really, really hoping this one comes through.


Mikaze wrote:
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Are orcs really that popular of a PC race?

Personally, they're my favorite fantasy race.

The "proud warrior race guy" type at least, that have as much capacity for good or evil as the other player races and are more than just xp fodder. Not the old cut-and-dry Always Chaotic Evil ones.

That's why I'm hoping Advanced Race Guide actually has some support for that flavor of orc, for those that want it. This kind of feels like the last chance to get any of that out of Pathfinder since Orcs of Golarion has come and gone and didn't have anything for them. Really, really hoping this one comes through.

Personally, I'm glad they already go my favourite race down spot on: Goblins. :D


Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Liz Courts wrote:
I'm not sure I see the part where it says duergar can't be oracles, sorcerers, or multiclassed sorcerer/oracles.

There's no game rule that says duergar can't be Oracles or Sorcerers, but with a hefty -4 penalty to their primary casting stat, its much more difficult to pull off then, say, a dwarven oracle or a dwarven sorcerer.

Cheliax

Lazaro wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

...Plus new ones you can make from scratch.

That sounds very interesting. Nice touch.
I do believe that this could be fun.

Can these be used in society play?


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

June? Crap, was really looking forward to seeing this next month. :(


Personally, I don't mind all the delays. It's Paizo, the quality of their product is worth the wait.

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

Updated the cover image to correct a color space issue. Basically the same, but less murky :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Thanks, the colors did look off.


Twin Dragons wrote:
Personally, I don't mind all the delays. It's Paizo, the quality of their product is worth the wait.

+1


Preordered!

For some reason, Amazon still has it listed to ship in April :/.

Silver Crusade

Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:


For some reason, Amazon still has it listed to ship in April :/.

No surprise there.


I wonder if Paizo considers "flumph" as a "PC-appropriate monster" race?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

4 people marked this as a favorite.

Nope.

Not until Daigle gets here, anyway.


Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:

Preordered!

For some reason, Amazon still has it listed to ship in April :/.

Amazon canceled my pre-order for Distant Worlds. If ARG is a sellout like DW, don't be surprised if ARG amazon pre-orders are canceled too.


I can't wait to get my hands on the custom race rules.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Shasazar wrote:
I can't wait to get my hands on the custom race rules.

Srsly. I have really, really high hopes for that chapter.

Andoran

Orcs and Ogres both have been a core race in my (as of last week) retired homebrew world since it's inception back in the early 90s. Both races were quite popular around my table and I got more than a couple sad faces when I announced my switch to Golarion and Pathfinder. With this I hope to be able to reintroduce them both in a balanced manner.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

ARG Product Description wrote:
All PC-appropriate monster races in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including creatures from all three Bestiaries and The Inner Sea World Guide, receive race options equivalent to those presented for the core races in the Core Rulebook, for the first time allowing players to create and play characters like merfolk, grippli, duergar, stryx, and every other appropriate monster currently in the Pathfinder game.

A very PC appropriate monster seems not to have been included. Neither the Featured Races or the Puzzling Races listed mites. How are mites inappropriate? Is there no love for my favorite race? All sorts of vermin goodness has been added, but the race that can capitalize on them the most is left out. Guess I will have to ban the ARG from my games until this is remedied...

No avatar love even. Except 1 mite avatar I cannot select... Satyrs have at least 4 to choose from.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
ARG Product Description wrote:
All PC-appropriate monster races in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including creatures from all three Bestiaries and The Inner Sea World Guide, receive race options equivalent to those presented for the core races in the Core Rulebook, for the first time allowing players to create and play characters like merfolk, grippli, duergar, stryx, and every other appropriate monster currently in the Pathfinder game.
A very PC appropriate monster seems not to have been included. Neither the Featured Races or the Puzzling Races listed mites. How are mites inappropriate? Is there no love for my favorite race? All sorts of vermin goodness has been added, but the race that can capitalize on them the most is left out. Guess I will have to ban the ARG from my games until this is remedied...

See, first you tried reverse pricing a magic item, and now you've gone mad!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Cheapy wrote:
See, first you tried reverse pricing a magic item, and now you've gone mad!

But the psyugeon said I was better now after he swizzled my brain with a straw! I didn't try, I succeeded, I think...


I preordered this about a month ago, IIRC, off of Miniature Markets!


Does anyone know if it will be possible to build a Winged Folk from previous D and D editions using this book? I have the guide that was for preview and I am having trouble making it up.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

When will we start seeing previews for this one?

We know about 4 chapters in this book(core races, not so core, really not core, and create your own) will there be more then these 4?


I don't think it's just for players, so having options for orcs is def good for a gm who's into world building... plus a lot of orc stuff spills into half orc, and all those adopted kids biting like savages, haha.

Now a kobold with out such a heavy str penalty, and i'm there!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I hope there will be previews for this one as early as the beginning of april.


There was a post on the Paizo Blog about the Advanced Race Guide on March 14, 2012, saying that we'd be seing some previews in the "very near future".

Well, it's been more than two weeks, and still no previews. Now, I understand that Paizo wants to keep excitement high in the lead-up to release of each product (and so generally gives previews closer to the pre-release period), but I'm assuming that there are quite a few people like me who can't wait to buy the Advanced Race Guide and could really do with a few previews to hold us over. And while I think the "write a caption for the cover" is an intersting idea, what I'd really like to see is some crunchy bits from the book.

Maybe one race? A few options? Something?

Please and thank you.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Yeah I remember that being posted on march 13th, saying it will be soon but the definition of soon can very greatly.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

If it's a Blizzard Soon or Valve Soon we might be in for a little wait.


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

With the book getting pushed back until June, I wouldn't expect any previews to start before mid to late May.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

From the marketing point of view, most of us aren't the target for previews. We will buy the book anyway, regardless of anything. The role of previews is to generate buzz and catch stray customers who aren't as rabidly informed as we are. The best time for that is around 1 month before the product release, because this way they can build up interest and preorder the book (or even better, subscribe to the line).


PDF release date is my birthday. I'm sure that's auspicious.

Andoran

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

Typically, previews for a hardcover start 3-6 weeks before the book comes out. We're incredibly unlikely to see anything before mid-May.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

How much of the artwork for each race will be new? Not that I would have any issues with them using old art for a race if the art is really good.

When are we going to see the information updated for this item?


The first preview is up~!


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Just a little more waiting.....
...
...
...
Arg, I want it now....

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

The product description has been updated and is final.


I like the whole idea of the racial archetypes!

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