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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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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Announced! The cover is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I asked for this!! WOO hoo! I hope there is more races then the 7 core!!! Woo hoo.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

You should read the description. Every playable race in the entire game will be in this book.

Plus new ones you can make from scratch.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I refuse to buy this book at this point in time.

ask me again next year.


...but I like that cover!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This seems very interesting. Dhampir options alone are enough to peek my curiosity, but options for everybody is great! I realize that this is really preemptive, but is there a chance that we'll see favored class options for non-core races within this book?


Must.....have.....now.......

Faster Merisiel! Stab! Stab!

Dark Archive

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

Very cool but I don't want to wait that long.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

WANT!

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter 2014

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Erik Mona wrote:

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

That sounds very interesting. Nice touch.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

A wish list is being made here at this thread

So put down your Ideas, but please read it in it's entirety and discuss the various ideas.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
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.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I want this book


Lizardfolk.

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Lizardfolk.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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

Much better name than "Ultimate races".

I can't wait for this and the Beastairy III


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Very cool but I don't want to wait that long.

ditto


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Phoebus the JustFortunateEnough wrote:

Lizardfolk.

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Lizardfolk.

Well put it in the wish list at

"Advanced Race Guide" Wish List


Vic Wertz wrote:
Announced! The cover is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

Vic. There is no way you're going to be able to get race in the name of this thing without setting somebody off. If these are the advanced races does that make all the others inferior and suitable for genocide/enslavement?

How about calling this thing the advanced species guide instead?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

30 people marked this as a favorite.

They're called races in the game, so the word "race" is going to be in the title of the book.

In fact, the title of the book is going to be "Advanced Race Guide".

Given that EVERY SINGLE PC-appropriate race will be included in this book, they all get to be "advanced" races together.

Does that mean that a black dragon or an aboleth or something might get offended because it is not "advanced"?

Probably.

So be it. I am not afraid of them, because they are imaginary.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

More important, I think, is the clever use of the singular "Race" in the title of a guide to multiple races. You'd have to work pretty hard to ignore the obvious conclusion that it's an advanced guide to the game element called "race", not to a guide to an advanced race (since it contains multiple) or to advanced races (since the title is singular). So, the rest of us can all safely ignore anyone who makes such a strenuous effort to be offended.

Contributor

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PC Faerie Dragon

PC Quasit

PC Half-Faerie Dragon

I demand all of these! Please? Please please please?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Gillmen?

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Todd Stewart wrote:

PC Faerie Dragon

PC Quasit

PC Half-Faerie Dragon

I demand all of these! Please? Please please please?

Advanced Race Guide wrote:
Lastly, the Advanced Race Guide includes an extensive section that allows players and GMs to build their own custom races, either to emulate more powerful creatures that already exist in the game or to create wholly original characters unique to their campaign.

So ... sure, no problem.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

Scribbling Rambler wrote:
Gillmen?

Yep.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Cool.
I know that they are basically just human with an aquatic template, but I think the descendants of Azlant deserve a bit more love than the occasional paragraph they have received in other products.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Todd Stewart wrote:

PC Faerie Dragon

PC Quasit

PC Half-Faerie Dragon

I demand all of these! Please? Please please please?

Todd, your "Little Dragon" fetish is scary.


I don't prefer any races beside humans, hope their part of the book will be the largest.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Only one thing. Mordan Spire Elf extended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Cat Girls?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So this has 64 pages less the the just announced Beastary 3. But both retail for $39.99.

Should'nt it be less?


Phoebus the JustFortunateEnough wrote:

Lizardfolk.

Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk

Lizardfolk.

Word, brother.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
CapeCodRPGer wrote:

So this has 64 pages less the the just announced Beastary 3. But both retail for $39.99.

Should'nt it be less?

Who said it was 64 pages? Since it is a hardback book I imagine it will be at least 200 pages.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Dark_Mistress wrote:
CapeCodRPGer wrote:

So this has 64 pages less the the just announced Beastary 3. But both retail for $39.99.

Should'nt it be less?

Who said it was 64 pages? Since it is a hardback book I imagine it will be at least 200 pages.

The Beastary 3 is 320 pages, the Advanced Race Guide 256 pages. 64 pages LESS then the Beastary 3. But both retail for the same price.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

All Paizo hardcovers cost 40 USD. While APG/UM/UC/ARG have fever pages, they have more text, due to bestiaries being art heavy. So it kinda evens out.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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

I also say yes to catgirls with no cha penalty to there stats.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

My GM is going to 'love' this book. He always likes to play races besides the core 7. I know he will especially like the section on making your own custom race.

Looking forward to this book as well, but just wish the date wasn't so far out!

Grand Lodge

Would like a playable mongrelfolk, playable monsters, and simple templates to turn that good old elf into a reptilian, insectectiod, twoheaded, winged monstrosity that i want them to be, especiallly after so many years of gaming with the same old races

Dark Archive

OK, it had to happen.

Not interested. Also, would be a sad panda if supporting cast NPCs of exotic races would become suddenly more frequent than the current rare/thematically appropriate (eg. tieflings in CoT) as a consequence.


golem101 wrote:

OK, it had to happen.

Not interested. Also, would be a sad panda if supporting cast NPCs of exotic races would become suddenly more frequent than the current rare/thematically appropriate (eg. tieflings in CoT) as a consequence.

I don't know about that, adventurers are the oddball of the game world.


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CapeCodRPGer wrote:

So this has 64 pages less the the just announced Beastary 3. But both retail for $39.99.

Should'nt it be less?

I asked something similar when Ultimate Magic came out (at 256 pages for $39.99).

I'd guess that as we get further from core, sales are fewer, so prices need to be higher to maintain margins. I would further guess that Bestiaries are always more popular and have greater sales.

As always, though, the question will come down to what it's worth to you personally. Is a 256-full color book on races worth $39.99 to you (or $25-27 on amazon) or not?

For me, being a subscriber (thus the free pdf) and owning an iPad2, it very much *is* worth the price.

Besides, it's Paizo, so you know the quality will be there.


Cool

Any plans for a Golarion specific follow-up?


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Well put your ideas in the wish list at

"Advanced Race Guide" Wish List

And please read the entries.


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Phoebus the JustFortunateEnough wrote:

Lizardfolk.

Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk Lizardfolk

Lizardfolk.

VEGEPYGMY VEGEPYGMY


Erik Mona wrote:

They're called races in the game, so the word "race" is going to be in the title of the book.

Did you know that the German version doesn't use "Rasse" (=race). It uses "Volk" (=people). I don't know how long that is, it was that way in 3e.

We're never using Volk, but that's the way it is.

Maybe it is because of the racism angle, but then again, the German translations have a long tradition of being bad and using exactly the wrong words.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

April 2012. Thats like a year away. 8(

wish they hadn't announced so far in advance! can't wait!!


I just gotta say I appreciate the response on the title change. I was gonna buy this book anyway, but now I can buy it and like the title!


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
That 70s Bloke wrote:

April 2012. Thats like a year away. 8(

wish they hadn't announced so far in advance! can't wait!!

I know, but hey, life does give you lemons, and it is about 10 months away

I'll still buy it.

The only Up side to early announcement is that we can compile a wishlist for the book for the staff to know what we need, want and any useful ideas that we come up with.


I wonder . . . will some of the playable (non-core) races detailed in this book be augmented for general PC 'balance', as tieflings were in CoT?

I'm looking forward to this. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday next year! :)


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Rhys Grey wrote:

I wonder . . . will some of the playable (non-core) races detailed in this book be augmented for general PC 'balance', as tieflings were in CoT?

I'm looking forward to this. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday next year! :)

I already put that on the wish list in the first post.


Azure_Zero wrote:
Rhys Grey wrote:

I wonder . . . will some of the playable (non-core) races detailed in this book be augmented for general PC 'balance', as tieflings were in CoT?

I'm looking forward to this. Maybe I'll get it for my birthday next year! :)

I already put that on the wish list in the first post.

Cool, thanks for the link! :)

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