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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Strategy Guide (OGL)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Strategy Guide (OGL)
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Unlock the secrets of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Whether you’re a new player eager to jump into the action or an experienced roleplayer looking for insights and a convenient teaching tool, this 160-page guide is your new advisor at the gaming table. Unsure which feat to choose or spell to prepare? Detailed walkthroughs of all 11 core classes help you create and customize exactly the characters you want to play, and continue to offer advice as you take your adventurers all the way to the heights of power. At the same time, this book provides a quick and easy introduction to combat and advanced rules options, tips for battlefield domination and better roleplaying, and more!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Strategy Guide is an indispensable introduction to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 15 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 a new era.

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Strategy Guide includes:

  • Illustrated, step-by-step guides to creating, advancing, and playing characters of all 11 core classes, with specific tips and tactics for 26 different classic character themes, such as the archer, the trickster, the crusader, the conjurer, and more!
  • A clear and user-friendly introduction to the basics of combat and narrative play, with easy-to- understand explanations of Pathfinder RPG terminology, systems, and core concepts.
  • Advice for getting the most out of game sessions, collaborating with other players, and succeeding both on and off the battlefield.
  • An overview of how to get started in the Pathfinder Society organized play program.

Written by Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, John Compton, Jessica Price, Sean K Reynolds, and Russ Taylor.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-626-3

Note: This product is not part of any subscription, but Pathfinder Roleplaying Game subscribers who preorder this set will receive a free PDF edition of this product when the print edition ships. (Note that you will need to have an active Pathfinder RPG subscription at the time this product ships in order to receive the PDF for free.)

Note: This product was originally solicited for a June 2014 release. In order to ensure that it is the best book it can possibly be, we've decided to move the book to a February 2015 release. We appreciate your patience.

Note: Due to circumstances outside of our control, this product has been moved to the March 2015 product schedule. We appreciate your patience.

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Great resource for new players!


Read my full review on Of Dice and Pen.

The Strategy Guide is a great resource for introducing players to the full Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, whether they are coming from the Beginner Box, have played a few times before but are still confused about elements of the rules, or are jumping straight into the game with no prior experience. While you will still need the Core Rulebook to play the game, this book is far less intimidating than that heftier tome, and succeeds at explaining the game far, far better. It's a book I'm proud to have on my shelf and I will be eagerly lending it out to new players who join my games in the future.

Fantastic supplement for beginners, but...

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I really like the setup of this book. It has some really good tips for new players and how to build a character around the way they want to play. It's also very visual with lots of colors and illustrations which makes it easier for someone new to the game to follow along.

The one complaint I have with this book is that it doesn't include the advanced players guide classes. I get it not including advanced class guide classes, but APG has been out for some time and I think they should have had some love in here too.

Companion to the Core Rulebook

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This book begs mixed reviews - it depends what you were hoping for / expecting. I love it. It makes the Core Rulebook accessible for new players. No it does not stand alone. However, this strategy guide will help me and my players see the wood for the trees. It cuts to the core of the core and is quite a fun read to boot. I especially like the feat suggestions and hints for "feat trees" as we don't have the experience to work those for ourselves. Also good are the different builds for the classes which help create roles and deeper characters. The art and formatting are excellent. Would love to see similar for other classes - gunslinger etc - at some point. Would give it 5 stars but for the price, everyone new to the game should have one but few will fork out the price over here in the UK. Maybe mini Player Companions for the separate classes for newbies would be cheaper?

Great Buy Just Not as In-Depth As I Would Have Liked

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I received my long-awaited copy this weekend, and couldn't wait to read it. It's got sections describing basic concepts like combat, Attacks of Opportunity, and tips for playing.

You also get several builds with leveling plans through 20th level. It attempts to show you how to specialize your character using feats and spells. There's a section describing the difference between PFS play and normal home-play.

I do feel it's a bit pricey for the 160 pages you get, but the pages are full of good content. If you're unsure, I'd suggest getting the pdf and then deciding if you want the hard-copy.

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