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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)
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It's happened to every Game Master. You spend hours setting up the perfect encounter, your players are out for blood, the swords are drawn—and then you realize that you've forgotten to build statistics for the enemy characters. Or perhaps your players go left when you expect them to go right, leaving you without any encounters prepared.

Such problems are a thing of the past with the NPC Codex. Inside this tome, you'll find hundreds of ready-made stat blocks for nonplayer characters of every level, from a lowly forest poacher to the most majestic knight or ancient spellcaster. Whether you're planning out future adventures or throwing together encounters right at the table, this book does the work so you can focus on playing the game.

Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex is a must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds on more than 10 years of system development and open playtests 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 320-page Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex includes:

  • Statistics for more than 300 characters, including at least one for every level of every class in the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook.
  • Tactical suggestions for every character, ensuring that you get the most out of each individual's gear and abilities in a fight.
  • Tons of flavorful names and backgrounds to give characters personality, plus ideas for using them in both combat and roleplaying situations.
  • Statistics for characters with lower-powered NPC classes to help populate your world with ordinary people, as well as characters with specialized prestige classes.
  • Animal companion statistics for druids and rangers, from level 1 through level 20.
  • Multiple versions of each Pathfinder iconic character, perfect for pregenerated player characters.
  • Encounter groups for conveniently crafting battles on the fly.
  • ... and much, much more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-467-2

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Incredibly Useful!


A perfect resource for easily assembling quality NPCs. Some take a bit more work, such as the arcane classes, but for the most part I can simply use the given stats for any NPC I need.

I just wish it was updated to include newer classes, but that doesn't lessen the quality of what is here, which is fantastic.

Great for quick NPCs

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My only complaint is that I would have liked to see 2-3 levels of many of the NPCs represented. I love the tactics info and would love to see the PFS pregens get a tactics section.

As others have said... a masterpiece


The best book hands down for Gamemasters. Perhaps one of the most valuable books ever made for GMs across all systems. Great source of ideas for players as the well. Even if you dont GM the art in this book is worth the cost alone. Get it!

Paizo's Masterpiece


This is in my opinion Paizo's best work so far. The culmination and amalgamation of dozens of previous awesome work, finally used as they should be, and used to build the most fascinating monster encounters.

Not only are the goblin gangs and hobgoblin patrols well assembled, but the book goes beyond and presents new and amazing feats, archetypes and magic items for these monsters. Finally the PCs can quake in their boots at fell magic that they are not prepared for, and the meaning of "you see five orcs, roll initiative" has now gained a whole new meaning.

Thanks Paizo!

No CR Index?

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I bought the pdf for this as my son is GM'ing the Wrath of the Righteous series and needed it for some of the encounters.

I looked through it and have since began using it for my own regular Pathfinder campaigns. It offers me an excellent selection of intelligent humanoids for encounters. It's easy to vary race, spells, weapons, armor, etc. The NPC's even come with mundane and minor magical treasures.

One thing it is sorely lacking is an Index by CR. I will likely take an hour or two and make my own up, but if it had come with one I'd have given it a Perfect 5 Stars! Another SUPER product worth it's cost from Paizo.

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