Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide Special Edition Hardcover

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Whether you are a new Game Master or experienced storyteller, you can always find new ways to hone your craft. This 256-page Pathfinder Second Edition rulebook contains a wealth of new information, tools, and rules systems to add to your game. Inside you will find handy advice for building your own adventures, designing towns, and creating vibrant characters alongside rules systems for dramatic chases, thrilling tournaments, and deadly duels. This book also includes more 40 pages of sample nonplayer characters, from the simple town guard to the vile cultist, presented to make your job as GM that much easier!

The Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide includes:

  • Rules, advice, and guidelines to build adventures, campaigns, and the denizens and treasures that lurk within, from settlements to nations to infinite planes!
  • Creative variant rules to customize the rules to make the game your own, including variant bonus, feat, and magic item progressions, characters gaining the power of multiple classes at once, and more!
  • All sorts of new and variant magic items including intelligent items, cursed items, artifacts, quirks you can add to items, and a brand new type of item called a relic that scales with your character!
  • A catalog of subsystems to handle unique situations, from thrilling chases to researching mysteries to vehicle combat to elaborate duels to sandbox-style "hexploration" and more! Plus, a universal victory point system to help you design your own subsystems!
  • More than 60 new NPCs to use in your game, designed for maximum usefulness to all Pathfinder campaigns!

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.)

ISBN: 978-1-64078-199-3

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Special Edition Rulebook Subscription.

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Huzzah!


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Sweet! Ordered! Now I am going to have a nice deluxe edition core set. Very glad they chose to make the core set all available in Limited Edition.


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Will the cover be brown like in the picture or will it match the Deluxe Core Rulebook?


inshal chenet wrote:
Will the cover be brown like in the picture or will it match the Deluxe Core Rulebook?

I very much hope so. I would love to have a complete matching book set of all the 2nd edition books over the coming years.

Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

Update: This product has been pushed back to a February release.


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Katina, is it just the Deluxe addition, or the GMG, in general? Thanks!


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Elorebaen wrote:
Katina, is it just the Deluxe addition, or the GMG, in general? Thanks!

Both.


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David knott 242 wrote:
Elorebaen wrote:
Katina, is it just the Deluxe addition, or the GMG, in general? Thanks!

Both.

Thanks for the heads up David!


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, PF Special Edition, Rulebook Subscriber

Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.

Shadow Lodge

Anybody know when the final design pictures of the Core book special editions were posted? Like how far in advance of their release dates.

Dark Archive

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Sporkedup wrote:
Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.

This is a question I've been pondering, too; it'd be nice to know if it's going to be brown (as it is in the rendered picture) or some shade of red to match my CRB and Bestiary? It'd be nice to know, because for me it is a deciding feature.

Paizo Employee Chief Operations Officer

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Asgetrion wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.
This is a question I've been pondering, too; it'd be nice to know if it's going to be brown (as it is in the rendered picture) or some shade of red to match my CRB and Bestiary? It'd be nice to know, because for me it is a deciding feature.

The Art Team is working on revised mock-up covers but all the SE books in our PF2 RPG line will have similar cover treatments.

All will get gold foil debossing on a similarly colored faux-leather style material. Unfortunately the cover material for the GMG and later products will be slightly different than that of the Core RPG and B1 releases (as that particular shade of cover material was discontinued and we've had to match it as best we could). Hope this helps!

Dark Archive

Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.
This is a question I've been pondering, too; it'd be nice to know if it's going to be brown (as it is in the rendered picture) or some shade of red to match my CRB and Bestiary? It'd be nice to know, because for me it is a deciding feature.

The Art Team is working on revised mock-up covers but all the SE books in our PF2 RPG line will have similar cover treatments.

All will get gold foil debossing on a similarly colored faux-leather style material. Unfortunately the cover material for the GMG and later products will be slightly different than that of the Core RPG and B1 releases (as that particular shade of cover material was discontinued and we've had to match it as best we could). Hope this helps!

Thanks for the reply, Jeff! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the faux-leather covers and gold foil, and I'm very happy with my Special Edition Core Rulebook and Bestiary. I just prefer shades of red and blue to (lighter shades) of brown (for example, dark brown or reddish brown would be fine by me). However, I know these preview images don't necessarily match the exact shade in the final product; I'll pre-order this SE version at my FLGS and check it out. :)


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.
This is a question I've been pondering, too; it'd be nice to know if it's going to be brown (as it is in the rendered picture) or some shade of red to match my CRB and Bestiary? It'd be nice to know, because for me it is a deciding feature.

The Art Team is working on revised mock-up covers but all the SE books in our PF2 RPG line will have similar cover treatments.

All will get gold foil debossing on a similarly colored faux-leather style material. Unfortunately the cover material for the GMG and later products will be slightly different than that of the Core RPG and B1 releases (as that particular shade of cover material was discontinued and we've had to match it as best we could). Hope this helps!

Hi Jeff.

Can you share anything about Paizo’s current thinking regarding reprinting the evergreen products that had Special Editions at launch?

I’d love to buy a copy of the CRB and Bestiary that matched the later SE releases (in a few years, subject to selling out initial stock and so on).

Paizo Employee Chief Operations Officer

Steve Geddes wrote:
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Asgetrion wrote:
Sporkedup wrote:
Just out of curiosity, following up on the color question. Will this be a matching red to the launch books, or will it look different? Not a deciding feature, just wondering.
This is a question I've been pondering, too; it'd be nice to know if it's going to be brown (as it is in the rendered picture) or some shade of red to match my CRB and Bestiary? It'd be nice to know, because for me it is a deciding feature.

The Art Team is working on revised mock-up covers but all the SE books in our PF2 RPG line will have similar cover treatments.

All will get gold foil debossing on a similarly colored faux-leather style material. Unfortunately the cover material for the GMG and later products will be slightly different than that of the Core RPG and B1 releases (as that particular shade of cover material was discontinued and we've had to match it as best we could). Hope this helps!

Hi Jeff.

Can you share anything about Paizo’s current thinking regarding reprinting the evergreen products that had Special Editions at launch?

I’d love to buy a copy of the CRB and Bestiary that matched the later SE releases (in a few years, subject to selling out initial stock and so on).

Hey Steve, we have no plans to ever reprint any of the SE books and I thought we'd been pretty open about that fact. Not only do I think it is disingenuous to those that purchase the SE books upon release but also we'd never get to a large enough reprint quantity to bring our COGs down to a reasonable level. That's why we take a decent stand on the printings the first time around.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Oh yeah you were.

I wondered if the introduction of a subscription option meant that the thinking on these had changed - that maybe there was demand to treat each as separate lines. (I take your point about the “special edition” moniker being disingenuous, I just personally discount the “special” on anything with more than a thousand copies).

Cheers

Paizo Employee Chief Operations Officer

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Oh yeah you were.

I wondered if the introduction of a subscription option meant that the thinking on these had changed - that maybe there was demand to treat each as separate lines. (I take your point about the “special edition” moniker being disingenuous, I just personally discount the “special” on anything with more than a thousand copies).

Cheers

And that's why we don't use the term "Limited" edition. ;)


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Gotcha.

Dark Archive

Jeff, if that updated image is what the book will look like, it's gorgeous! I couldn't even tell the shade is different from the one used in the covers of Core Rulebook and Bestiary. :)

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