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
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it is pretty gorgeous, the bestiary as well. So glad they Game Masters Guide is done the same its going to be an amazing set. It has a double ribbon bookmark and the gold embossing is beautiful. Very glad I opted for this edition.
You won’t get a PDF with the deluxe edition (they are only gifted free to subscribers, who get the standard cover).
A preorder should be at least pending by now - if you haven’t had even that email confirming it’s “about to ship” I’d contact Customer Service through their dedicated forum as they don’t routinely read product discussion threads.
I’d definitely get onto them if you also preordered the Lost Omens Campaign Guide as the latter was delayed and I did see some people whose entire order was held up as a consequence (CS could manually untangle the order and send out what was ready).
We're paying for a premium cover and a ribbon but don't get a copy of the pdf?
Part of it is maintaining the value of their subscriptions. By Paizo policy, the only way to get a free PDF is to subscribe - that makes the subscriptions valuable (or at least offsets the higher-than-usual shipping costs). If they begin making exceptions, the perceived value of being a set-and-forget subscriber drops and although they may sell more deluxe books, they may lose out on a handful of subscribers - arguably the most significant element of their customer base.
It means their Premium rulebooks have a lower value, but the subscriptions-are-the-best policy is what underpins Paizo's success. They are prepared to lose out on some deluxe copy sales in order to support their subscribers.
FWIW, there have been some deluxe covers for sale already on secondhand sites, so there are some lower costs options around and will presumably be more going forward if you're not in a rush. The most cost-efficient, but time-expensive way to get everything is probably to subscribe to the regular copy now and keep an eye out for discounted deluxe covers down the track.
Part of it is maintaining the value of their subscriptions.
Yeah I get that, I wish they had offered this as an upgrade for the core subscription.
I don't want both a copy of the deluxe and a copy of the standard rulebook, but I do want a deluxe and a pdf... Normally I'd just start my subscription with the new core rulebook and gobble up the free pdfs, but that's just not an option the way this is offered.