Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen (Portrait—Paizo.com Exclusive)

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Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen

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There can be a lot to keep track of while running a thrilling game of Pathfinder, but the right GM screen can make all the difference. This four-panel portrait screen has a lavish illustration on one side and a wealth of useful charts and tables on the other, referencing a number of the advanced rules systems first presented in the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide. This screen will help keep your secret notes and maps hidden from players, while making your job as GM simpler than ever!

Note: Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen (Portrait—Paizo.com Exclusive) is not included in the Pathfinder Accessories Subscription. Pathfinder Accessories Subscribers who preorder Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen (Portrait—Paizo.com Exclusive) will receive a free PDF when their physical copy ships.

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PATHFINDER ADVANCED GM SCREEN (PDF)

While product is what it says it is in terms of the material, Pathfinder 2E "Advance GM Screen" is ***not*** in fact a portrait version in the same sense as the original Pathfinder 2E "GM Screen" (portrait). In brief, the text is a small section that is vertically centered though off-center on horizontal. It is, in fact, so poorly spaced that you cannot even hope to print it on a standard sized printer paper (8.5 x 11) even with 0.25 margins and that assumes you have Acrobat Full Version (not just Acrobat Reader) that allows you to modify cut out a vast portion of the top and bottom white space. If you print out as is... it is simply too tiny.

WARNING: Unlike PF-2E Standard GM Screen (Portrait), which does print into the space of portrait sized paper (printable), this product WILL NOT print out effectively on a standard printer sheet and is NOT IN FACT PORTRAIT SIZED.

NOTE: If the product had been printable through a standard printer on a standard 8.5 x 11 or legal sized paper I would have easily given the product a 4-5 Star Rating. Whether intentional or not, I find this deceptive unless it was an error in which case I would ask Paizo to update the product with appropriate portrait sized variation that does in fact print in portrait (standard size as legal will not fit into old GM Screen Physical Product). If it was not a PDF Product, I would want my money back.


Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

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Announced for March! Product image and description are not final and may be subject to change.

Silver Crusade

Katina Davis wrote:
Announced for March! Product image and description are not final and may be subject to change.

How is this different from the current GM screen for 2nd Edition?


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber
Arklore wrote:
How is this different from the current GM screen for 2nd Edition?

The current screen has rules and tables from the Core Ruleboook.

The Advanced screen will have rules and tables from the Gamemastery Guide


Perfect, can't wait for both to drop!!

:)

Tom

Dark Archive

A portrait version... thank you, Paizo! Now I have to get this screen, too. :)


What’s most interesting to me is the flying ship on the cover.

Silver Crusade

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We did just get Airships in the GMG.

Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

Update: This product has been moved to a June release.

Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

Update: This product has been pushed back to an August release.

Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

Update: This product has been pushed back to a September release due to some shipping delays.

Grand Lodge

Katina Davis wrote:
Update: This product has been pushed back to a September release due to some shipping delays.

Ouch!

Hey, any word on Pathfinder novels? Havent seen any word since they halted the line a few years back

Grand Lodge

This is kinda disappointing. IIRC this thing has been pushed back nearly 9 months (over multiple delays) since it was announced. I wouldn't think such a relatively simple product would have so much trouble.

Paizo Employee Chief Operations Officer

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TwilightKnight wrote:
This is kinda disappointing. IIRC this thing has been pushed back nearly 9 months (over multiple delays) since it was announced. I wouldn't think such a relatively simple product would have so much trouble.

Yep we are frustrated too and we're the professionals. People always forget just how many moving parts there are in the manufacturing business and lots of times delays are out of your control.


Will this screen have the important tables from the "regular" GM screen, as well? Such as XP rewards, encounter budget, simple DCs, and the like? Or is it entirely GMG material?

I guess what I'm asking is: can I replace my "regular" GM screen with this one without losing any critical tables? I'd love to just use a portrait screen.


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, LO Special Edition, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

This just mentions the pdf. Will there still be a physical product? I had it in my sidecart at one point, but it's not there now.

Silver Crusade

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Whew! I'm not the only one that had this "disappear" from my Sidecart. I still see a report of "6 items waiting to ship" and only 4 displayed (the other "missing" item is an upcoming Flip-Mat Classics entry), so I'm hoping that the "glitch" that has temporarily hidden the physical product will keep it safely in my Sidecart once the listing is restored ;)


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, LO Special Edition, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Well, I just got my shipping email, and my sidecart is still missing this. :-(


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

I guess this item vanishing from sidecarts (mine included) has to do with the physical product being removed from this product page. What's going on?

Grand Lodge

I’m just guessing but since the problems they’ve been having seem to be focused on the physical product, maybe they are planning to release the pdf early since it is ready


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

I noticed that a bunch of items in my sidecart disappeared and went to my account page to check after I saw this thread.

But it seems that I have this item in my sidecart. I would have had something to report if it had not been there, since the items that went missing in my sidecart also (to the best of my knowledge, since I don't have a full memory of everything that used to be in the sidecart) disappeared from the Paizo store at the same time.


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

Physical product is back and it's also back in my sidecart

Paizo Employee President

Yeah, there must have been a bug in the code that made these act strangely but seems to have been fixed!


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, LO Special Edition, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Seems to be fixed, at least for this product. I might have to go through the entire store and see what else might be missing. :)


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

So I've been able to find reviews and such of the Advanced GM screen that look amazing, would anyone be able to provide a picture of the portrait version? even just the unfolded outside? I want to be able to see if it looks as good before I pick.


I tried my best at making it so that not anyone finding the images can just use them for final use, whilst still allowing you to get a good sense of what's on them. You may have to zoom in a bit on the images.

https://imgur.com/a/G1pBqNN

Note, however, that (for me) there still is a bit of a problem with the PDF, which makes out-of-the-box printing a tad difficult. (But it is possible, and don't hesitate to send me a PM if I can help you with instructions.)


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
TheYsconator wrote:

I tried my best at making it so that not anyone finding the images can just use them for final use, whilst still allowing you to get a good sense of what's on them. You may have to zoom in a bit on the images.

https://imgur.com/a/G1pBqNN

Note, however, that (for me) there still is a bit of a problem with the PDF, which makes out-of-the-box printing a tad difficult. (But it is possible, and don't hesitate to send me a PM if I can help you with instructions.)

ah gotcha, so it doesn't have the same art as the landscape version?

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

The Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen gives you the tools you need to keep the game fast and fun: conditions, death and dying rules, tables for setting DCs, baseline numbers and adjustments for creatures and hazards, Victory Point guidelines, and more.

I will work with the Store Manager to get an image of the cover on the page.

You can find an interview with Logan Bonner about the Pathfinder Advanced GM Screen here.


Does anyone have the Advanced GM Screen Portrait version in-hand? If so, do you like it? The one review on here talks about formatting issues, but that's for the PDF version. Does the actual physical product suffer from print that is too small?

Also, does anybody have any image of what the visual display is? Is it the four pieces of artwork shown in the picture above? Are they the full pictures, or is each panel cut off like in the picture?

I've searched YouTube and watched about 10 different YouTube videos on the Advanced GM Screen, but I can't find anything beyond a mere mention of this Portrait version. And this product page gives me next to no information beyond what's included on the back. What are the measurements on this? I understand what a portrait is, but technically a portrait only means the width dimension is smaller than its height dimension. Is this Portrait the standard paper size of 8.5" w by 11" h?


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Pathfinder Maps, Starfinder Maps Subscriber

Hi Pigraven.

I have the physical product and I like it. The four images aren’t cutoff - they’re the full picture arranged one per panel as you’d expect. The middle two have “Pathfinder” emblazoned across the top - doesn’t cover up Seoni’s head nor any of the hydra’s faces.

The font is readable. It does go close to the bottom of the screen, so I guess it might be an issue in play maybe. I don’t think it’s significantly worse than the landscape one though.

It’s a four panel screen - each is 8.5” x 11”.

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