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What happened to Encounter Codex?


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Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I see that now Bestiary 6 has been announced and Encounter Codex is no longer listed. Has it been cancelled? Postponed? Status unclear, ask again later? :-)

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We're still working on it, but it turned out to be significantly more awesome and complex than we originally counted on, so we've shuffled the schedule around a little bit.

The book is currently in development, but we haven't slotted it onto the schedule officially yet.

There are still several high-profile Pathfinder projects for 2017 that have yet to be announced.


Do you mean The Villain Codex? Which is still there.

Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Erik Mona wrote:

We're still working on it, but it turned out to be significantly more awesome and complex than we originally counted on, so we've shuffled the schedule around a little bit.

The book is currently in development, but we haven't slotted it onto the schedule officially yet.

There are still several high-profile Pathfinder projects for 2017 that have yet to be announced.

Cool, thanks for the info!

Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Do you mean The Villain Codex? Which is still there.

Encounter Codex is a separate product that was announced at Paizo Con together with Villain Codex.


Ah. I missed that announcement. More bad news for my budget :)


Has this been pushed back to summer 2017 or later? As a new GM this book would be much more helpful than another Bestiary. I'm shocked this book wasn't developed earlier. Encounter building is most of the GM's work and involves much trial and error.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.

Dark Archive

Gorbacz wrote:
Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.

Those are NPC statblocks and not ready made encouter design though :(

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
CorvusMask wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Well, there's NPC Codex, Monster Codex and Villain Codex, so it's not like there isn't quite a lot pre-made encounter material out already.
Those are NPC statblocks and not ready made encouter design though :(

But that's the most work-heavy part. Besides, the Villain Codex in particular has much more, with story hooks and encounter groups.

Of course, the more the merrier, so I can't wait until the Encounter Codex comes around.


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Also, check out Appendix 2 of the NPC Codex (Encounter Groups), and the end of each chapter of Monster Codex and Villain Codex.


Eh, this shouldn't affect me. I was just going to wait for the end-series compilation gift package and buy them all at reduced price anyway.

You know. The Codex Codex.

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