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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!

Authors: Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Alex Greenshields, Rob McCreary, Mark Moreland, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, and Russ Taylor

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

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Taldor

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Mikaze wrote:
Speaking of that cover, I still want to buy a clean/textless print of this one.

I've got my fingers crossed that this wraps around onto the back cover.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
GeraintElberion wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Speaking of that cover, I still want to buy a clean/textless print of this one.
I've got my fingers crossed that this wraps around onto the back cover.

Oh man...so many wants....


Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?


Is there a landscape version of this cover? I would love to have it as a Wallpaper for my computer.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
zergtitan wrote:
Is there a landscape version of this cover? I would love to have it as a Wallpaper for my computer.

Seconded. The cover is beautiful.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Sold.

I think for many, this book seems a little late coming. So many of us have moved on from Core and would like future releases to include all options currently available.

It'll still be an excellent resource.

Looking forward to NPC Codex II!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
stuart haffenden wrote:
Looking forward to NPC Codex II!

I'm be looking forward to seeing the cover art for NPC Codex II! :D


The more I hear about this book the more I'm looking forward to it.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Mikaze wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Speaking of that cover, I still want to buy a clean/textless print of this one.
I've got my fingers crossed that this wraps around onto the back cover.
Oh man...so many wants....

It should wrap around to the back side. If you buy the PDF, you can save the page its on to use for your computer wallpaper or something. I have a spread photo from Carrion Crown as my wallpaper currently :)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

The original cover illustration is proportioned exactly as you see it; it's not a wraparound.


*disappointed face* but it looked like such an epic and a classic.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

It is! The fact that it's just as big as you see it doesn't make it any less so! It's so awesome that we actually ended up putting all of those characters into the book.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Berselius wrote:
Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?

Who?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
It is! The fact that it's just as big as you see it doesn't make it any less so! It's so awesome that we actually ended up putting all of those characters into the book.

Awesome, because that gnome's hat and moustache are too good to only use once. :D


Vic Wertz wrote:
It is! The fact that it's just as big as you see it doesn't make it any less so! It's so awesome that we actually ended up putting all of those characters into the book.

I know this is still epic in proportion, I have always been a fan of the tavern scene. Just because it's not landscape doesn't mean I think badly of it.


I think that it is a great cover and I am happy to know I should have it around Christmas.


Zaister wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?
Who?

The Female Human Paladin (Warrior of the Holy Light) of Iomedae who killed Metterak the Dragon Prince! ^_^


Berselius wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?
Who?
The Female Human Paladin (Warrior of the Holy Light) of Iomedae who killed Metterak the Dragon Prince! ^_^

This being in the world-neutral line, any NPCs from Golarion are highly unlikely.


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This being in the world-neutral line, any NPCs from Golarion are highly unlikely.

How are they gonna make it world-neutral with divine-based NPC's in this manual? I mean, a cleric has to have a deity in order to have specific domains yes?

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Deities are featured in the Core Rulebook. These deities may have a place in the Pathfinder campaign setting as well, but the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the products specific to that line of products (Core Rulebook, Advanced Player's Guide, etc.) are considered to be setting-neutral. You'll note that there's no setting-specific fluff related to the deities in the Core Rulebook. In fact, the word "Golarion" is mentioned once in the entire book, in Apendix 4: Game Aids, specifically in the paragraph concerning the Pathfinder Campaign Setting line of products.


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I also thought that the deities in the core rule book were given as examples and that each GM setting might or might not have thoose deities available.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This is true daniel, but in the case of divine NPCs in the Codex I'm sure you can easily sub out Golarian gods with whichever pantheon you want to use.

Contributor

The book will include deities for appropriate characters, the PRD will not (because the deity names aren't Open content), but by looking at a character's alignment, description, and domains in the PRD, I'm sure you can figure out which deity he or she worships.


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Berselius wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Will we see Brett's Elicia Stormraven in this Codex?
Who?
The Female Human Paladin (Warrior of the Holy Light) of Iomedae who killed Metterak the Dragon Prince! ^_^

I have no idea what you are talking about.

Grand Lodge

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/npc-s/npc-20/elicia-stormraven

I was there for that - I played the cleric (forgot the name) that briefly pinned Metterak to the ground with an earthquake. Sadly, I managed to blow the save against dragon fear and fled the fight for just long enough to miss the killing blow.


The Thornkeep PDF references the NPC Codex for an enemy in one of the dungeons, and I have 3 weeks to wait to see what the stats are on it.

Life is so unfair.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Foghammer wrote:

The Thornkeep PDF references the NPC Codex for an enemy in one of the dungeons, and I have 3 weeks to wait to see what the stats are on it.

Life is so unfair.

My Agreement is resounding. However, you could restat your own version, or pull one from the GMG.


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Any chance we might get a title-less copy of the pic for a background on my ipod or tablet?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Xerxes Black wrote:
Any chance we might get a title-less copy of the pic for a background on my ipod or tablet?

Oh yase.

Taldor

NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?


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TheLoneCleric wrote:
NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?

This codex, and any further in this product line, are going to be world neutral (with the exception of deity names, I think). Typically they keep the hardcover rulebooks world neutral so people who don't play in Golarion can get the most out of them.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Lets go to Tian Xia!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
TheLoneCleric wrote:
NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?

More likely NPC Codex II: Advanced Player's Guide/Ultimate Combat/Ultimate Magic/etc.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Quick "managing expectations" question(right before release, I know):

Are all of the NPCs in the book straight-classed or are there some multiclassed examples available?

Just been really curious about a monk/bard "dance battler" mix for a while now.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Ravenmantle wrote:
TheLoneCleric wrote:
NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?
More likely NPC Codex II: Advanced Player's Guide/Ultimate Combat/Ultimate Magic/etc.

Yep. I'd honestly expect plenty of NPCs in this setting neutral book to have that sort of RL regional flavor already. I doubt the cultural flavor is going to be confined to ISR-ish cultures alone(and to be honest, the ISR has a wide cultural range already, it's not just Avistan all the time!)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

It is my understanding that we won't see any multiclassing in this book.


Anyone know the name of the halfling sitting between the bars of the railing on the left-center part of the cover?

Designer

Mikaze wrote:
Are all of the NPCs in the book straight-classed or are there some multiclassed examples available?

The prestige class characters are multiclassed, but the others are all single-classed.


I can hardly wait for this book. It will be such a great help in the DL Pathfinder game I am running.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Are all of the NPCs in the book straight-classed or are there some multiclassed examples available?

The prestige class characters are multiclassed, but the others are all single-classed.

Ah, thanks for the info!


pdboddy wrote:
Anyone know the name of the halfling sitting between the bars of the railing on the left-center part of the cover?

Rather, the halfling sitting in the railing on the right-center of the cover that is... xD


I want this for reasons...


The book is pretty much fantastic. Tons of dwarves, halflings, elves, and I really enjoy that the stat blocks themselves don't dip into any-- that I saw-- archetypes. It's really cut and dry and excellent. Will be of great use!

Another thing I really liked was that, for everything except for the fighter, who was odd, every 20th level NPC bought right into the character you'd imagine they'd be. There's no weird concept 20th level characters-- even the fighter, who is odd, is a two-handed fighter with some miscellaneous feats and options.

Cheliax

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

Outstanding book, loving it.


Any of the Iconics officially "outed" by this book?


Xerxes Black wrote:
Any chance we might get a title-less copy of the pic for a background on my ipod or tablet?

Seconded.

Taldor

Ravenmantle wrote:
TheLoneCleric wrote:
NPC Codex 2...The Larger World? Including NPCs from different lands? Arcadia to Tian Xia?
More likely NPC Codex II: Advanced Player's Guide/Ultimate Combat/Ultimate Magic/etc.

Hell ya. And some...*ahem* generic NPCs that tie to the themes in those books.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
FilmGuy wrote:
Xerxes Black wrote:
Any chance we might get a title-less copy of the pic for a background on my ipod or tablet?

Seconded.

Check out Wayne Reynolds's Facebook page. :)


If I buy hardcover do I get the pdf included? I could swear that is the case from other books that I bought but its not clear.


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baldwin the merciful wrote:
If I buy hardcover do I get the pdf included? I could swear that is the case from other books that I bought but its not clear.

Only if you buy it as part of the RPG subscription. You can only get a PDF included with any Paizo product by subscribing.

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