Welcome to the next Evolution of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Ten years ago, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game launched with a massive public playtest that led to a decade of amazing stories of adventuring heroes from game tables around the world.

Now it's time to make the game even better! Download the free Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, give the game a try by playing the Doomsday Dawn adventure, and tell us what you and your friends thought of the experience. We need your feedback to make Pathfinder Second Edition the best game it can possibly be.

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Playtesting the Game

Once you have a copy of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook and made your first character, we want you to gather together a group of friends and play the game! We've put together a 7-part adventure for you and your group to play through, entitled Doomsday Dawn.

Over the course of the playtest, set aside some time to play and then let us know what you think! Be sure to grab the Playtest Tracking Sheet PDF that will help you keep track of important details during your sessions that will be covered in Pathfinder Playtest surveys. Surveys will be available for each part of Doomsday Dawn, as well as overall Pathfinder Playtest topics, and Pathfinder Society play.

Other Ways to Participate

There are plenty of other ways you can participate in the playtest. You can engage with other players and designers over on the Playtest forums, discussing the rules of the game and possibilities for the future. While we want to focus on actual play feedback, we want to hear all of your ideas about the game.

You can also follow along with the playtest on Paizo's Twitch channel. Once the playtest is underway, we will be hosting a live stream every week, playing the game and talking about the results of the playtest so far. Videos from that stream will be archived on YouTube if you miss the live broadcast.

Past Playtesting Cycles

Part 1, The Lost Star
Ran from August 2 through August 26
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Part 2, In Pale Mountain's Shadow
August 27 through September 9
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Part 3, Affair at Sombrefell Hall
Ran from September 10 through September 24
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Part 4, The Mirrored Moon
Ran from September 24 through October 7
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Part 5, The Heroes of Undarin
Ran from October 8 through October 21
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Part 6, Red Flags
Ran from October 22 through November 4
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Pathfinder Society Organized Play

As part of the Second Edition playtest, the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild is releasing four additional adventures to provide even more opportunities to play. Create your own character or grab a pregenerated character to play four adventures. For each playtest adventure you experience and report, you will also earn Playtest Points to be redeemed at the start of a new Pathfinder Society campaign in August 2019. Learn more by following the latest blogs, and sign up for playtest events worldwide!


Let the Organized Play team know about your experience participating in the Pathfinder Society Playtest!

The Rose Street Revenge
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Raiders of Shrieking Peak
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

Arclord's Envy
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

The Frozen Oath
Player Survey | Game Master Survey | Open Survey

General Surveys
Boon Survey | Chronicle Sheet Survey | Pregenerated Character Survey


The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Doomsday Dawn, and all of the materials used in the Pathfinder Playtest are available to download for FREE! Download your copies today and join Paizo in playtesting the next evolution of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Pathfinder Playtest

Pathfinder Society Playtest