Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen—Alternate Cover 2 (OGL)

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Protect your important notes and die rolls from prying player eyes with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen! This beautiful 4-panel screen features stunning artwork from Wayne Reynolds on the player's side, and a huge number of charts and tables on the GM side to speed up play and reduce time spent leafing through rulebooks in search of an obscure modifier or result. From skill check Difficulty Classes to two-weapon fighting modifiers, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen gives you the tools you need to keep the game fast and fun. Constructed of ultra-high-grade hardcover book stock, this durable screen is perfect for travel, convention play, or repeated regular use.

Tables and Charts Included
Acrobatics DCs and Modifiers
Bluff Modifiers
Climb DCs and Modifiers
Diplomacy DCs and Modifiers
Disable Device DCs
Fly DCs and Wind Effects on Flight
Heal DCs
Knowledge DCs
Perception DCs and Modifiers
Ride DCs
Spellcraft DCs
Survival DCs and Tracking Modifiers
Swim DCs
Attack Roll Modifiers
Armor Class Modifiers
Combat Maneuvers
Two-Weapon Fighting Penalties
Concentration Check DCs
Common Conditions
Armor and Weapon Hardness and Hit Points
Substance Hardness and Hit Points
Common Object Hardness and Hit Points
Experience Point Awards
Treasure Values per Encounter

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen measures 8.5" x 11" when folded and 34" x 11" in when unfolded.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-760-4

This version of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen features iconics from the Advanced Class Guide.

Alternate cover art versions of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen are also available:

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New Artwork, Same Interiors

4/5

I've already written an extensive review of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen (reproduced below). Although that product comes with artwork of all the "Iconics" from the Core Rulebook, Paizo has also released two versions with alternate artwork on the outside (the interiors are exactly the same). "Alternate Cover 2" features the Iconics from the Advanced Class Guide. This was the book that introduced all of the "hybrid" classes, and you'll see from left to right the Iconic Hunter, Investigator, Brawler, Skald, Arcanist, Slayer, Shaman, Warpriest, Swashbuckler, and Bloodrager. Unlike the Core Rulebook Iconics, I still don't really know who many of the these characters are--you see them less often in PFS play and they're not in the comics or audio plays, etc. Still, the artwork is top-notch. Really, any version will do fine, so the choice between covers is purely aesthetic.

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[original review]

I've had the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GM Screen for years, long before I actually started playing Pathfinder regularly. The purpose of a screen, of course, is so the GM can hide their notes from pesky players, assemble miniatures of diabolical villains without being seen, roll dice ominously, and, most importantly, remind themselves of key rules so the game doesn't have to stop so everyone can flip open their 500+ page rulebooks. This four-panel screen is certainly a durable product, as it's survived (quite literally) more than a hundred sessions and still looks brand new. It's made of quite sturdy stuff, unlike many other screens I've seen, and won't easily tip over.

The exterior side facing the PCs is a line-up of the most iconic images of the Pathfinder Iconics: the embodiment of each character class. I once found the art style a bit over-the-top and cartoony, but I've really warmed to it now and quite like it. I can't say what it's like to stare at the characters for hours, but there's so many little details on each character that the eye shouldn't get bored quickly! I've found it quite handy to use paperclips to hold pics of NPCs the party is talking too, monsters they're fighting, etc.

The interior side facing the DM is, of course, what matters!
Two full panels are depicted to summaries of various skills: Acrobatics, Bluff, Climb, Diplomacy, Disable Device, Fly, Heal, Knowledge, Perception, Ride, Spellcraft, Survival, and Swim. Not every skill is represented, and one could argue that some of the missing skills (like Stealth, Intimidate, and Use Magic Device are used more often than some of the skills that are represented like Swim). Still, the skills that are included are broken down into very handy, easy-to-read lists of activities, modifiers, and DCs. It's a very attractive, smart presentation.

The third panel is devoted to combat, and the top half of the panel has five sections: Attack roll modifiers, armor class modifiers, combat maneuvers, two-weapon fighting penalties, and concentration checks. With the possible exception of two-weapon fighting penalties (which a player should have figured out well ahead of time), all of these things are extremely important things to have available for easy reference. The bottom half of the panel is a summary of the effects of common conditions, which is again quite handy--it's annoying to have to stop and look up what the effects of being stunned or nauseated are every time it happens.

The fourth panel is a bunch of miscellaneous stuff, and it's here that I think there was room for improvement. The left half of the panel is all devoted to listing the hardness and hit points of weapons, armor, common objects, and various materials. I don't mind this much, because even though this information is needed rarely, when it's needed it's usually important (like whether a sundered weapon is going to break). Still, I wouldn't have devoted so much space to it considering how much other stuff in the game is probably more important. The right half of the panel lists experience point awards by CR and treasure values per encounter. To my mind, this is the least essential information to be on the screen, as most groups handle this either between sessions or at least after a session, when an extra minute to flip open a book is no big deal. Because most monster entries already list XP and treasure, this is the only part of the screen that I never use.

So on the whole, that's 3 to 3 1/2 panels of a 4 panel GM screen that are extremely useful! My biggest problem is actually remembering what's on the screen, as often I look something up in a book only to realize later that it was on the screen the whole time. Anyway, while a screen like this is not strictly essential, it's about as close as it gets. A session will run faster and smoother if the GM has one of these, and it's worth the money.


More family friendly version!

4/5

Thank you Paizo for making a more family friendly version of your GM Screen. I appreciate that the characters on this screen are more modestly dressed because I like to play Pathfinder with my kids and it's often difficult to find things that are age appropriate. Maybe I seem prudish, but hey, there are still plenty of us out there. But anyway, thank you!


Community Manager

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You saw it at Gen Con, now you can finally get it here!

Dark Archive

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When will this screen be offered in a landscape format instead of another new art cover?


ckdragons wrote:
When will this screen be offered in a landscape format instead of another new art cover?

Preach on, brother. The portrait screen infidels must pay!

Liberty's Edge

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ckdragons wrote:
When will this screen be offered in a landscape format instead of another new art cover?

Thirded!

I'm using a 4e D&D screen with Pathfinder rules stuck on the inside. The 2 1/2 inches of reduced height are glorious.

Dark Archive

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4th please produce a landscape screen.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I would buy a landscape screen.


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Agreed on landscape. I'll do without until then.


I think it's fine the way it is. I wish I had it and the other alternate screen.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Will the Occult classes get one too?


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

I just frame these and hang them on my wall :D


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens Subscriber

I´d rather know: who are all these people on the screen? Apparently, I´m not up to date anymore. I know most of the other alternate screen, but here, I´m lost.


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Adowyn and her pet wolf (Hunter)
Quinn (Investigator)
Kes (Brawler)
Haakon (Skald)
Enora (Arcanist)
Zadim (Slayer)
Shardra (Shaman)
Oloch (Warpriest)
Jirelle (Swashbuckler)
Crowe (Bloodrager)

Hope I spelled all those right off the top of my head


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens Subscriber

Thanks! I guess I have to look up all those classes now :-)


Soooo is this the third GM screen? Is the cover the only difference?

Anything changed or updated between the three?


phantom1592 wrote:

Soooo is this the third GM screen? Is the cover the only difference?

Anything changed or updated between the three?

As I recall, the only difference is indeed the cover art. I haven't looked at the first two screens in quite a while (I run VTT games these days), but I'm quite certain none of the panels have been tweaked.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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I don't think there have been any textual changes to the screen since the second printing of the original design, when we corrected a couple of typos (which I believe were misspellings, not mechanical errors).

Dark Archive

Any hope of seeing a landscape version? Pllllleeease :)


This looks rather nice. Do I NEED another GM Screen? No.

Could I give the other one to a friend of mine that GM regularly and hope this one can fit in the same box with all my other stuff coming in the next sub? Yes.

Grand Lodge

Agreed with most of the above posts, I would purchase this if there was a landscape version like the 5th edition screens.

Dark Archive

Nudging "The Powers" to release a landscape version. ;)


Vic Wertz wrote:
I don't think there have been any textual changes to the screen since the second printing of the original design, when we corrected a couple of typos (which I believe were misspellings, not mechanical errors).

Does this newest version of the GM screen still contain the error under Armor Class Modifiers where there's a footnote for grappling defenders that they lose their Dex bonus to AC? If so, I was wondering how difficult it is from a production standpoint to correct this in the PDF and (presumably) future screen releases?

Thanks in advance.

Liberty's Edge

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Just gaming the other night my gm was wishin for a landscaped screen, and I couldn't agree more. I feeel like it enables you to see so much more of t=your players and the battle matt. The portrait style screen is just so tall! It really feels like it cuts you off more from the gm/players (whatever side of the screen you are on.)

Come on PAIZO, any plans!?! Don't tell me WotC was able to copyright the landscape thing, but if not what arn't we getting our landscape screen?

(Now I just need to convince everyone of the benefits of the landscape character sheets!)


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Sean Montgomery 43 wrote:

Just gaming the other night my gm was wishin for a landscaped screen, and I couldn't agree more. I feeel like it enables you to see so much more of t=your players and the battle matt. The portrait style screen is just so tall! It really feels like it cuts you off more from the gm/players (whatever side of the screen you are on.)

Come on PAIZO, any plans!?! Don't tell me WotC was able to copyright the landscape thing, but if not what arn't we getting our landscape screen?

(Now I just need to convince everyone of the benefits of the landscape character sheets!)

I use this one for lots of games. You can also put some more useful tables on the back. I mean, I don't know how a GM would survive without Table 12-5: Treasure Values per Encounter at their fingertips all of the time, but some will find a way.

Just put whatever artwork you want in the front sections... like PC obituaries!


It looks nice.

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