Pathfinder Playtest Preorder

All Pathfinder Playtest products will be released as FREE downloads exclusively at on August 2, 2018. On the same day, we'll release limited-edition print versions of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack for players and Game Masters seeking the ultimate playtest experience. preorders closed on May 1 at 11:59 Pacific time.

Pathfinder Playtest Preorders

General Preorder Questions

Why preorder Pathfinder Playtest products?

We will print Pathfinder Playtest products based on preorder demand, and Paizo will not reprint the rulebook or the adventure. Preordering is the best way to ensure that you get what you want.

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Are these products included in any subscription?

No. The Pathfinder Playtest products will not be part of any subscription.

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Will I be able to order Pathfinder Playtest products from after May 1?

The preorder window ends on May 1 so we can determine how many copies we need to print. After that date, we will no longer take preorders for these products. (If we have any copies left after Gen Con in August, we may make them available on If you want print editions of these products, we strongly urge you to preorder them from or your local retailer.

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Can I preorder Pathfinder Playtest products elsewhere?

Many retailers are accepting preorders. We have created a preorder form you can print out and take to your local retailer. Be sure to ask your retailer about their preorder policies and follow up with them if you have any questions. Product availability will be limited, and some retailers will stop taking preorders in April, so don't delay! Please note that while Paizo will print enough copies to cover our distributors' preorders, we have no control over how those distributors handle orders from retailers, or over how retailers handle those orders from customers.

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I see that you are working with to ship preorders, and they are also taking preorders themselves. How does that work?

These are entirely separate things.

If you preorder on, you are buying from us; we are entirely responsible for ensuring that your order is completed. Amazon's only involvement in this case is that they are acting as a fulfillment service, using products that Paizo will provide specifically for fulfilling preorders.

If you preorder on, you are buying from them; Paizo bears no responsibility for your order. Amazon's own preorders will need to be fulfilled with products they purchase from a book distributor (just like all other Paizo products they sell). While we will print enough to cover their distributor's preorder with us, we have no ability to ensure that Amazon or their distributor will preorder enough to cover their orders, and we have no control over (or insight into) when Amazon will receive those products, or when they will ship them.

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Can I change my mind about my preorder?

You can make changes to your preorder via the website until 11:59 PM Pacific time on May 1. If your shipping address or credit card information changes after that date, you'll need to contact customer service.

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When will my credit card be charged?

Paizo will charge your card in late July, shortly before your order is shipped.

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Does the Paizo Advantage discount apply to Pathfinder Playtest products?

Yes! When you commit your preorder, if you have Paizo Advantage (either because you are a Pathfinder Adventure Path subscriber or because you have 4 physical Starfinder subscriptions), that discount will be applied.

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Will I get a free PDF if I preorder?

PDF editions of the Pathfinder Playtest products will be available for free on August 2, whether you've preordered or not.

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Can I preorder Pathfinder Playtest products as a gift?

No. Gift options are not available for this preorder.

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Can I combine shipping with subscriptions or other orders?

No. Pathfinder Playtest products cannot be shipped with any other products.

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Can I ship Pathfinder Playtest products to more than one address?

No. Your preorder must ship to a single address.

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What's the "Amazon Standard Delivery" option?

We are working with for fulfillment because the volume of preorders is going to be very high. As part of this process, Paizo will share pertinent order information with in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Pathfinder Playtest preorders will ship from fulfillment centers in shipping boxes, but these orders will not appear in your order history. Paizo is providing customer service for all preorders—do not contact, as they will be unable to assist you.

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Do you ship outside the US?

Yes. Canadian orders will be shipped from an fulfillment center in Canada; other international orders will be shipped from an fulfillment center in the US. Note that any customs fees, duties, or taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. Questions regarding a specific country's fees should be directed to that country's customs office.

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Gen Con Convention Pickup

How will Gen Con pickup work?

If you select Gen Con pickup, we'll send you an email closer to the start of the convention with all the details. Note that when you select Gen Con pickup, you will not be charged shipping, but you will be charged Indiana state sales tax. Choosing Gen Con pickup does not give you access to Gen Con; you can purchase tickets at

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Do I have to preorder to purchase Pathfinder Playtest products at Gen Con?

We will have copies available for general sale, but we may run out. We strongly recommend preordering to make sure you don't miss out.

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Additional Help

Where can I go if I have questions not answered in this FAQ?

You can email our Customer Service team at, or post on our Customer Service subforum.

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