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Two questions (Beginner's Box)


Beginner Box


1. I have core rulebook, so is the Beginner's Box worth buying if only to get the basics of the rules or just start with the Corebook?

2. Could it be used to begin laying out the idea of the campaign which is more about world building then dungeon exploring?

Thanks alot.


The Beginner's Box is a simple introduction to the rules of Pathfinder. If you're familiar with the rules, you don't need it. If you aren't, it's a good place to start.

You can use the CRB to do worldbuilding, however, Ultimate Campaign expands much on that.


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I had the Core Rulebook and still bought the Beginner Box because it's an amazing introduction to Pathfinder rules and world.

If your players are already familiar with tabletop role-playing games, then you probably don't need the Beginner Box. But if you're introducing new players to the game, then it's a godsend.


My Self wrote:
The Beginner's Box is a simple introduction to the rules of Pathfinder. If you're familiar with the rules, you don't need it. If you aren't, it's a good place to start.
CrystalSeas wrote:

I had the Core Rulebook and still bought the Beginner Box because it's an amazing introduction to Pathfinder rules and world.

If your players are already familiar with tabletop role-playing games, then you probably don't need the Beginner Box. But if you're introducing new players to the game, then it's a godsend.

Then I'll pick it up, thanks. Are there any pregens that's both basic and advanced classes? (Gunslinger, Samurai, etc.) or should just stick to the orginals (cleric, fighter, rogue, wizard)?

My Self wrote:
You can use the CRB to do worldbuilding, however, Ultimate Campaign expands much on that.

Plan to buy the UC eventually, is there a direct chapter in the CRB about it?

Thanks for the replies!


The box itself has four pregens, (Wizard, Cleric, Rogue, Fighter).

Paizo has also published the stats for a couple more classes in the free additional BB downloads. The Barbarian is in the Player Pack

In addition, someone (haven't got a link atm) has converted ALL the Core Rulebook classes to BB rules.

No matter what your players want, you can probably find a BB version

Free BB downloads


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EdOWar's Beginner Box class conversions cover almost all of the new classes. He also has tons of other BB-compatible resources on his site, like monsters, spells, and optional rules.


I found the Beginner Box very helpful, myself, Avatar the Wizard.

I didn't use it so much for world building. But, I did use it to flesh out a sandbox adventure that is now legendary in the history of our group's campaign.

Also, I really like the pawns.

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CrystalSeas wrote:

I had the Core Rulebook and still bought the Beginner Box because it's an amazing introduction to Pathfinder rules and world.

If your players are already familiar with tabletop role-playing games, then you probably don't need the Beginner Box. But if you're introducing new players to the game, then it's a godsend.

I did the same. I've got two groups of friends that have become interested in Pathfinder, and I've used the Beginner Box ruleset for ease of use and for ease of playability, as only one of them has played the complete ruleset. I actually enjoy the fact that there's no attacks of opportunity.

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