Pathfinder Core Rulebook Deluxe Hardcover

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This comprehensive 640-page guide to the Pathfinder roleplaying game provides everything you need to set out into a world of limitless fantasy adventure! Choose from ancestries like elf, human, and goblin and classes like alchemist, fighter, and sorcerer to create a hero of your own design, destined to become a legend! The new Pathfinder rules are easier to learn and faster to play, and they offer deeper customization than ever before!

This indispensable volume contains the core rules for players and Game Masters, and is your first step on a heroic new journey!

The Pathfinder Core Rulebook includes:

  • More than 600 pages of game rules, advice, character options, treasure, and more for players and Game Masters!
  • Six heroic player character ancestries, including elf, dwarf, gnome, goblin, halfling, and human, with variant heritages for half-elf and half-orc!
  • More than 30 backgrounds like bartender, soldier, or apprentice to further immerse yourself in your hero's backstory!
  • Twelve character classes, including the alchemist, barbarian, bard, champion, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, and wizard!
  • Hundreds and hundreds of spells, class feats, and other exciting abilities to help you customize your character to become the hero YOU envision her to be!
  • Streamlined and revised rules to help ease new players into the game while providing the depth of character options and tactical interest that have defined Pathfinder from the beginning!

This deluxe special edition is bound in faux leather with metallic deboss cover elements and a bound-in ribbon bookmark. The perfect way to commemorate Pathfinder's new edition! (Cover color and design subject to change.)

Written by: Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Mark Seifter

ISBN: 978-1-64078-169-6

Note: Due to the special nature of this product, it is NOT part of any subscription.

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Product Description wrote:
"Twelve character classes, including the alchemist, barbarian, bard, champion, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, and wizard!"

Did they rename paladin?! That's an interesting development!

Silver Crusade

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Paladin will be the LG variant of Champion.


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Will there be a way to get this edition through other stores outside of US or is the only way of getting it via pre-ordering here? I'm outside the US so shipping+customs is a pain.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

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The special edition hardcovers will be available through all retail channels.


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I thought that I had heard on Twitch that these wouldn't be available to pre-order until April, but here they are...

...and there went a hefty chunk of money. :)


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Can I buy a PDF edition?

Dark Archive

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cmjh625 wrote:
Can I buy a PDF edition?

In July, yes (although it may only be the standard, as the deluxe won’t be anything more in PDF)

Liberty's Edge

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Welp, preordered the Deluxes and refired my subs. Pump it straight into my veins okay? :P


Aunders wrote:
Product Description wrote:
"Twelve character classes, including the alchemist, barbarian, bard, champion, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, and wizard!"
Did they rename paladin?! That's an interesting development!

Yeah, they turned it into a slightly more generic religious warrior with subclasses for each alignment. Paladin is the subclass for lawful good.


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Not sure I would want to purchase a deluxe version that will likely be loaded with errata.

Maybe if it's reprinted later...


Erik Mona wrote:
The special edition hardcovers will be available through all retail channels.

Can you say what channels these are specifically for the UK and Europe? Also hoping that Brexit won't affect shipping to the UK if the distributor is solely EU based. I had some trouble ordering the playtest book through Amazon last time and ended up having to cancel my order due to massive delays and uncertainty if it was an official Paizo seller. I can't wait to get my hands on these books but I can't afford to pay the import tax for American products.


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Any chance these can be pre-ordered for collection at GenCon?

I really wanted to get mine at GenCon as my big memory item for the trip, but don't want to miss out on a special edition.


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Dang, I was going to wait for the 2nd printing for the real life rulebooks for the inevitable errata, but this... THIS...! (growls in frustration)

While I struggle to decide whether to cash in or not for the next 4 months, I hope this won't run out...

----

P.S. If I preorder this, do I get the PDF version in time automatically, too?


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Shahnaz wrote:
Will there be a way to get this edition through other stores outside of US or is the only way of getting it via pre-ordering here? I'm outside the US so shipping+customs is a pain.

Concur, its $40+USD to get it out to Singapore. My advice would be to keep an eye on bookdepository.com, that's where I get most of my Paizo hard copies.


Starfinder Superscriber

So is the only difference between the standard edition and deluxe the cover and ribbon (well, that and $20...) or will there be additional content?


so if I preorder will I get it July 1st or will I need to wait till August 1st?

Dark Archive

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VeDocha Sinjin wrote:
So is the only difference between the standard edition and deluxe the cover and ribbon (well, that and $20...) or will there be additional content?

No additional content.

Outlaw52000

August 1st (ish)see before the last paragraph


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Outlaw52000 wrote:
so if I preorder will I get it July 1st or will I need to wait till August 1st?

On or around August the 1st.


Wish the deluxe bestiary would be a little different looking than the deluxe core book. Like faux animal hide or something...

Silver Crusade

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I do not believe that is the final cover atm.


faux fur?


Rysky wrote:
I do not believe that is the final cover atm.

I certainly hope so. Not to be obnoxious, but the current image is a bit underwhelming. (this goes for both)

Silver Crusade

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*nods*

The giveaway is that the information states there’s a metallic deboss that the preview lacks.

Curse of the Crimson Throne and Starfinder Core Rulebook Limited Editions for comparison.

Dark Archive

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A question that I haven't seen asked or answered anywhere so far - will there be an option for a GenCon pickup for preorders? There are parts of this that I don't want to have to wait to get home in order to be able to peruse.

Dark Archive

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Northern Dreamer wrote:
A question that I haven't seen asked or answered anywhere so far - will there be an option for a GenCon pickup for preorders? There are parts of this that I don't want to have to wait to get home in order to be able to peruse.

Sara Marie has said that they're yet to confirm whether they will be able to do GenCon pickup.

Dark Archive

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Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Northern Dreamer wrote:
A question that I haven't seen asked or answered anywhere so far - will there be an option for a GenCon pickup for preorders? There are parts of this that I don't want to have to wait to get home in order to be able to peruse.
Sara Marie has said that they're yet to confirm whether they will be able to do GenCon pickup.

Thank you. I read through most of the product pages and couldn’t find an answer, so I appreciate you giving me one. I guess I’ll wait To put in my order until I know one way or the other.

One more question that comes off of this though- will the deluxe hardcover be available at GenCon, or only as a preorder?


Do the Deluxe copies hold up better to use than the standard do? I had to to cover my 1st edition with duck tape to hold it to gather. So if the deluxe will hold up better, I think it would be worth the extra money.


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I haven't noticed any difference between the deluxe hardcovers and the regular ones. If anything, I think I'd prefer a standard cover if durability is an issue - the deluxe ones are all one colour, so dings and scratches show up more than on the versions with artwork, Imo.


What is the difference between the Deluxe and normal versions? Is it just aesthetic or is there a content difference?


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Mainly aesthetic. The covers are different but inside the text is identical.

I believe the bound in bookmark is a functional difference, but other than that it’s just the look.


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Hartfield wrote:
What is the difference between the Deluxe and normal versions? Is it just aesthetic or is there a content difference?

Pure aesthetics. The content is the same as the regular editions in all of Paizo's special edition printings.

EDIT: Ninja'd! *shakes fist*


Will future books, in the vein of Bestiary 2, Advanced Player's Guide, and so on, come in deluxe editions? I don't want to start a faux leather collection only to have to downgrade later for the sake of aesthetics.


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spike1395 wrote:
Will future books, in the vein of Bestiary 2, Advanced Player's Guide, and so on, come in deluxe editions? I don't want to start a faux leather collection only to have to downgrade later for the sake of aesthetics.

Based on previous precedents, it is highly doubtful that any books beyond the initial books would be printed in deluxe editions.


Has there been an update on what the cover looks like for the deluxe book? I'm interested to know prior to the book being delivered.


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

The problem with these deluxe rule books that they are destined to be outdated relatively soon by the first wave of errata and the inevitable reprint.

Silver Crusade

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That... applies to the normal rulebooks too.


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

Yes, but it's less disappointing to replace the standard version with a reprint later than the deluxe edition. At least I'd think so.

Silver Crusade

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Well yeah, but these are for collecting, not actual use really.


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Well..really liking the look of the cover if that is the final artwork. Very glad I ordered this.

Silver Crusade

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Oh snap. That's actually a really awesome cover.

Grand Lodge

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Will it be possible to get the special edition versions through subscription of just the normal versions?


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

No, the deluxe hardcovers are not part of any subscription.

Grand Lodge

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David knott 242 wrote:

No, the deluxe hardcovers are not part of any subscription.

Thanks. I was digging through that post looking for the answer but didn't see it which is why I posted here.


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spike1395 wrote:
Will future books, in the vein of Bestiary 2, Advanced Player's Guide, and so on, come in deluxe editions? I don't want to start a faux leather collection only to have to downgrade later for the sake of aesthetics.

The Gamemastery Guide seems to be getting a deluxe edition as well. So, all the books in the line have been announced with deluxe edition, and I suppose their reception will have a huge impact on future deluxe releases.

I hope to see an Advanced Players Guide and that it also comes with a deluxe edition. Beyond that I would be already satisfied with a deluxe set of "main" core books.


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Just preordered mine.
Now just hurry up and make a pocket edition so I can lend it out. Because I'm not letting anyone get their grubby paws on my Deluxe edition!


I was gonna just buy it at GenCon, but decided against because that's one extra thing i'd have to lug around throughout the trip, as well as lug it home. Just my thoughts.


Wait, this is for 2e, correct?

Silver Crusade

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Yes.


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Would ordering the Deluxe version give me a PDF version as part of the price? Or would I still need to buy the PDF separately?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber
JacktheCow wrote:
Would ordering the Deluxe version give me a PDF version as part of the price? Or would I still need to buy the PDF separately?

Unfortunately no. You only get a PDF as part of a subscription. In this case you would still need to purchase the PDF.

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