Pathfinder Beginner Box (Foundry VTT)

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Take the first step into an amazing world of fantasy adventure! The Pathfinder Beginner Box contains everything you need to learn how to play the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game on Foundry Virtual Tabletop.

Will you be a courageous fighter, charging headfirst into battle, or a sly rogue, moving quietly to strike at foes from the shadows? Maybe you will be a knowledgeable wizard, wielding incredible arcane spells or a wise and pious cleric, using the power of your deity to shape the world for the better. It is all up to you!

This purchase will grant you an activation code which can be activated through your Foundry VTT account page at https://foundryvtt.com/me/purchases and access to the PDF version of the same content (both downloadable from your My Downloads page on paizo.com). Afterwards you will be able to install the "Pathfinder Beginner Box" module on the Foundry Virtual Tabletop setup screen. To learn more about activating and installing premium content in Foundry Virtual Tabletop, visit https://foundryvtt.com/article/premium-content/. If you already own the Pathfinder Beginner Box PDF, a discount for its price will be applied at checkout.

Using Foundry Virtual Tabletop Journals, the Beginner Box for Foundry VTT has been designed to guide and instruct users on how best to experience Pathfinder Second Edition. Whether you are a veteran GM introducing your players to Pathfinder Second Edition for the first time, or a newcomer just starting out with tabletop RPGs, the Beginner Box is for you.

The Pathfinder Beginner Box for Foundry VTT includes:

  • High-resolution character artwork and unique monster tokens for 56 Pathfinder bestiary creatures, 36 heroic characters, and 13 non-player characters.
  • High-resolution, upscaled versions of the original maps.
  • Two exclusive, highly detailed and immersive adventure maps with support for Foundry Virtual Tabletop's Overhead Tiles and Foreground Layer features, re-created by Narchy Maps using assets from Forgotten Adventures.
  • More than 100 hand-curated journal entries containing revised instructions that teach you how to be a GameMaster or player using Pathfinder Second Edition for Foundry VTT.
  • Scenes pre-configured with walls, lights, sound, tokens, and hazards already placed to provide GMs the most convenient experience running the adventure.
  • Soundscapes provided as ambient playlists and local sound sources to immerse your players, mixed using audio from the Syrinscape library.

The Foundry Virtual Tabletop software is required to use this product. For more information visit https://foundryvtt.com/

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The best way to play!

5/5

I own both the Roll20 and Foundry versions for this and Foundry is so far ahead in terms of immersion and detail that it isn't even a competition.

One of my favorite moments running this for my group was when our Barbarian blurted out "I swear this feels so real, I can almost taste the smoke in the air".

Great job on making such a beautiful product that makes it so easy to bring our stories to life.

If you've ever been hesitant about Foundry or Pathfinder, this is the product to help you break in. Buying this and the additional $50 investment for Foundry will give you so much in return, that you'll be kicking yourself for not doing it earlier.


5/5

Hallo, ich habe zwar aktuell keine PF2 Gruppe, aber ich habe mir das Modul trotzdem geholt.
Und ich muss sagen ich bin wirklich überwältigt von der guten Umsetzung! Wenn die Umsetzung der Abenteuer Pfade genauso gut wird, dann hole ich mir die ebenfalls um sie irgendwann mit einer Gruppe spielen zu können!


Best available Foundry module I used so far

5/5

I had a chance of running the Beginner Box without this Foundry module and with it, and I have to tell that it is totally worth the price (especially if you have any discounts). The module not only has the adventure, tokens, etc, as expected, but add additional value in the form of music and ambience, special sound effects based on specific rules.

Another big selling point as that this is not only the excellent Beginner Box content, perfect for teaching new players the PF2 rules, but also a great introduction to Foundry itself, with many tips and guidelines for a new GM in a virtual platform environment.

Foundry is not my current main VTT, but this is a 5 star product and I fully recommend it.


Amazing Implementation

5/5

The Foundry implementation is absolutely amazing. Ran both the upper and lower floors on BBDay for 2 groups of new players. Seemless experience. Full lighting, walls, redone maps that are great, sound effects, and even macros to replace elements of the map when players interact with them. Also full roof layers and all of this without needing any 3rd party mods (although it plays with everyone I use just fine).

Prep was basically nil. Read the Journal entries (all of which are nicely formatted) and you'll be good to start running it for people in less than 15 minutes.

If this is what is going to be the case moving forward for all the APs I cannot wait to explore what Paizo and Foundry have in store for us.

Highly recommended.


Hands down the best tutorial for Pathfinder and Foundry VTT


I have been using Foundry VTT for over a year for my Pathfinder 2e campaigns. The implementation of the system is hands down one of the best I have seen in any VTT and one of the top systems in Foundry.
I had been using the PDF to Foundry module to import the adventure PDFs I get from being a subscriber, and it does a good job on reducing the preparation effort needed as a GM.

When I heard that Paizo was partnering with Foundry to release premium content officially I was really excited about it. Especially because it didn't involve putting OGL content behind a paywall as happens on other VTTs.
The fact that Paizo didn't want to change the direction the system has been implemented by Foundry's great community of volunteer developers and instead wanted to provide additional value by selling premium modules intrigued me.

I was definitely not disappointed when I purchased this product. It certainly delivers top quality content that is worth every penny. In fact, considering that you can get a discount if you already own the PDF buying this was a no brainer.

You get the same great adventure to introduce new players to the game that you will get from the physical box or the PDF, but on top of that you get:
- Great maps using Forgotten Adventures assets made by Narchy who has been releasing several modules already of redone versions of Paizo adventures. I personally have done quite a few redone maps for my Age of Ashes campaign using those
same assets and Dungeondraft among other things. These ones are even better than the ones I can create myself, without spending the time to do so, and they come already walled, with light sources, overhead tiles and all the bells and whistles that make FoundryVTT what it is: the best looking VTT experience out there nowadays, for PF2E or any other system.
- Great tokens. You get tokens for the iconics in the beginner box, generic tokens for human, dwarf and elf heroes of different classes, and for all the monsters included in the Beginner Box, not only the creatures from the Menace Under Otari
adventure, but all those mentioned in the mini bestiary section on the game master book.
- Soundtrack and sound effects from Syrinscape library
- Macros to make dynamic changes on the map for certain scenes like replacing a barricade with a destroyed version and playing a sound for it.
- Beatifully looking Journal Entries for the entire adventure that not only include the content from the beginner box but also make a good job of being a tutorial for using Foundry for those that are new to the software.

I'm just blown away for all the value you get out of this product and it's definitely worth every penny! I can't wait for Abomination Vaults to receive a similar treatment next month or the new Adventure Paths that are also heading to Foundry in a few days.
The bar has been set very high but if they manage to keep it there I'll keep on buying all of them. And you should too!


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Now available!


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Huzzah!!

Grand Archive

Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

HUZZAH!
LET'S GO!


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Hi! What is the discount if I own Beginner Box PDF? (now it shows me $5 discount) Thanks!


I own the Beginner Box PDF, but have no discount.


Already picking it up :D

Silver Crusade

The discount for owning the pdf does seem broken at least if you just watch it on the site.


Pathfinder Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Very, amazing module. I purchased and went through it today. It is done very well and also has tips for use of FoundryVTT and how it interacts with PF2. Am definitely looking forward to more releases from the Paizo team on it.

Grand Archive

Fantastic job with this module. Worth every penny.


Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
The discount for owning the pdf does seem broken at least if you just watch it on the site.

Could it be related to getting it from a Humble Bundle code? I don't see the discount. Never bought the PDF/Box from Paizo, but did get it in a Humble Bundle deal.


galen1509 wrote:
Hi! What is the discount if I own Beginner Box PDF? (now it shows me $5 discount) Thanks!

It shows up as costing $10 for me

Paizo Employee Webstore Coordinator

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Hey folks,

We're glad to see such an enthusiastic response to the Beginner Box for Foundry VTT! Unfortunately we're having some issues with the discounts not applying properly for those who already have the Beginner Box PDF. We're working on a solution to this, but we won't be able to consult our full cadre of experts until Monday. We'll be working on getting the discounts fixed going forward, and addressing those folks who already purchased the download without their due discount.

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and your patience. We'll be sure to post updates as we have them. Have a great weekend!


Pathfinder Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Absolutely smashing, now we need more


I am really excited about this. I purchased the physical beginner box, but just haven't had luck finding local players who are interested.

So being able to play online will definitely broaden my ability to hook up with other players.

Now to find other online players who will accept an older player (52) without any P2e experience (but d&d experience). The last two groups I tried to join, said I was too old and wouldn't fit in with their playstyle. :(


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Crowleysix wrote:

I am really excited about this. I purchased the physical beginner box, but just haven't had luck finding local players who are interested.

So being able to play online will definitely broaden my ability to hook up with other players.

Now to find other online players who will accept an older player (52) without any P2e experience (but d&d experience). The last two groups I tried to join, said I was too old and wouldn't fit in with their playstyle. :(

Hi Crowleysix,

I'm a bit short on time but I help lead the organized plan online community. You're more than welcome to join us regardless of your age. :) We're on discord at Organized Play Online (link). That server acts as a central hub for online organized play (which included PF2e!) and it also points to some smaller communities like Cayden's Keg (link) which is a really fun and welcoming group that love playing games.

Please come join us at one (or both!) discord servers. If you have any questions please feel free to send me a private message. I'll try to check back here but I may forget.

Cheers,
redeux

Envoy's Alliance

So, if I already own the PDFs how can I get a discount?

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Malik the Wise wrote:
So, if I already own the PDFs how can I get a discount?

Once the whole team is back in the office next week, we hope to have the bug causing the discount not to apply correctly fixed very quickly, but as with any tech bug, the exact timing is hard to pin down right now. So just hang tight and watch this thread, and we'll make sure to let everyone know when it's working correctly.


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Just bought. Worked perfectly for me. Applied all discounts and went smoothly.

I have some feedback about the message at the checkout window after you purchase. This is what's displayed:

Important - A digital purchase was added to your account when this order was submitted.
Pathfinder Beginner Box (Foundry VTT) [Foundry Download]

Clicking on the [Foundry Download] button brings you to this store page. I'm not sure why.

Currently, as someone who owns Foundry VTT and is familiar with it, I know what to do once I get the activation code.

It would really help the new user experience to see some info like below.

<draft message>

If you're new to Foundry VTT, you will have to download the software here. <link takes you to FVTT download page>

Once you do this, you can use the Beginner Box activation code from your Digital Downloads page to install the module and jump into the adventure with your friends! For instructions on how to do this, please click here. <link takes you to the FVTT page for the Beginner Box>


So, what is the actual price meant to be with the discount? I have the pdf from Paizo and this cost me $10.

Is that the discounted price?


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mistamichal wrote:

So, what is the actual price meant to be with the discount? I have the pdf from Paizo and this cost me $10.

Is that the discounted price?

Yes, this is the duscounted price.


redeux wrote:
Crowleysix wrote:

I am really excited about this. I purchased the physical beginner box, but just haven't had luck finding local players who are interested.

So being able to play online will definitely broaden my ability to hook up with other players.

Now to find other online players who will accept an older player (52) without any P2e experience (but d&d experience). The last two groups I tried to join, said I was too old and wouldn't fit in with their playstyle. :(

Hi Crowleysix,

I'm a bit short on time but I help lead the organized plan online community. You're more than welcome to join us regardless of your age. :) We're on discord at Organized Play Online (link). That server acts as a central hub for online organized play (which included PF2e!) and it also points to some smaller communities like Cayden's Keg (link) which is a really fun and welcoming group that love playing games.

Please come join us at one (or both!) discord servers. If you have any questions please feel free to send me a private message. I'll try to check back here but I may forget.

Cheers,
redeux

thank you for the link. I am going through the discord chat now to look around.


Where do I access the PDF? Under the 'My Downloads' page there's just an item with the FoundryVTT serial key, but there's no link or item for the PDF download.


polysemy wrote:
Where do I access the PDF? Under the 'My Downloads' page there's just an item with the FoundryVTT serial key, but there's no link or item for the PDF download.

Same issue here, no PDF link yet. Does it just take a bit?


The discount to $10 seems to be working IF you are not sign-in. Once you try to checkout and sign-in using your account, the price jumps back to $24.99.

Strange, it would seems that the pricing logic is wrong at this moment.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Can this be used with Forge? If so, how do you redeem it?


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iamk2 wrote:

It would really help the new user experience to see some info like below.

<draft message>

If you're new to Foundry VTT, you will have to download the software here. <link takes you to FVTT download page>

Once you do this, you can use the Beginner Box activation code from your Digital Downloads page to install the module and jump into the adventure with your friends! For instructions on how to do this, please click here. <link takes you to the FVTT page for the Beginner Box>

Thank you!

Paizo if you're using this as a promotional effort to get new users onto Foundry, keep in mind that every post about Foundry in this forum has essentially been: "You have to be a serious techie to make this work, but if you have those chops, it's terrific."

Try writing the instructions as if brave, but non-technical PF2 folks might be willing to take a chance for $10, but might not actually know what they're doing.

Envoy's Alliance

Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Dancing Wind wrote:
iamk2 wrote:

It would really help the new user experience to see some info like below.

<draft message>

If you're new to Foundry VTT, you will have to download the software here. <link takes you to FVTT download page>

Once you do this, you can use the Beginner Box activation code from your Digital Downloads page to install the module and jump into the adventure with your friends! For instructions on how to do this, please click here. <link takes you to the FVTT page for the Beginner Box>

Thank you!

Paizo if you're using this as a promotional effort to get new users onto Foundry, keep in mind that every post about Foundry in this forum has essentially been: "You have to be a serious techie to make this work, but if you have those chops, it's terrific."

Try writing the instructions as if brave, but non-technical PF2 folks might be willing to take a chance for $10, but might not actually know what they're doing.

I think Foundry did what you are asking for. See the installation section of their Beginner Box Module page. It doesn’t have pictures but it does say exactly what to do with links to the place you need to do them: https://foundryvtt.com/packages/pf2e-beginner-box


JamesMaster wrote:
Can this be used with Forge? If so, how do you redeem it?

Yep, in fact I just installed it. Once you redeem the serial key in your Foundry account page. Just go to forge - it might take a few minutes to update with your account details - and just install it in the Bazaar.


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Chaos Monkey wrote:
polysemy wrote:
Where do I access the PDF? Under the 'My Downloads' page there's just an item with the FoundryVTT serial key, but there's no link or item for the PDF download.

Same issue here, no PDF link yet. Does it just take a bit?

Same issue here, I don't see a way to download the PDF.


Same issue here as well. Can't see the Beginner Box PDF anywhere.


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Yes, PDF is missing.


I own the PDF and the Beginner Box IRL, but I only see a $5 discount to $25, while everybody else sees $10. Is there something broken with the website and when will they fix it?


Wanting to GM a game on a VTT has been very daunting. When I browse each VTT discord I get a lot of "put this code in here" or "create this macro" which is way over my head.

This Beginner Box Foundry bundle has been an excellent way for me to learn how to use the system. There were still some technical hurdles I had to ask about in the forums to get started. Once I got started, it has been a great experience.


I had a look last night. I've purchased quite a few systems on Foundry now (and on Roll20 before that...) and this is by far the best VTT implementation I've seen. It sets the bar extremely high. I can't wait to dig in deeper. Thanks for all the hard work from everyone involved, it shows.


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Purchased! AMAZING!


FrozenTaco wrote:
I own the PDF and the Beginner Box IRL, but I only see a $5 discount to $25, while everybody else sees $10. Is there something broken with the website and when will they fix it?

Others (including me) are having this problem too. Apparently it's being fixed when people get back to the office on Monday.

Envoy's Alliance

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
JamesMaster wrote:
Can this be used with Forge? If so, how do you redeem it?

I could not find it in the Forge Bazaar, but I was able to install it via the Manifest URL linked at the bottom for the Foundry product page: https://foundryvtt.com/packages/pf2e-beginner-box

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For anyone looking for details on how to install the beginners box premium content I made a tutorial: https://youtu.be/rYLiC8ftbOk

I’ll apologize in advance because I’m not the best video ever - so judge the content over the video quality please :)


MaxHK wrote:
FrozenTaco wrote:
I own the PDF and the Beginner Box IRL, but I only see a $5 discount to $25, while everybody else sees $10. Is there something broken with the website and when will they fix it?
Others (including me) are having this problem too. Apparently it's being fixed when people get back to the office on Monday.

This was actually answered in the "unboxing" stream with TMun and Cora (head PF2e system developer for Foundry and a lead developer for this implementation for the Foundry system) and the $25 is a promotional price for everyone across the board in accordance with Beginner's Box Day (I believe will be until 4/25) and the discount for those who own the PDF should bring it to $10, and then $15 once the promotion is over.


I did not own the pdf and bought this. I redeemed it on Foundry but on Paizo, I cannot find the pdf sold with it.
I see it is already reported above but wanted to mention it is still an issue today.

In any case, this sets the bar very high in term of quality content for VTT! A real good job, everything is sparkling and incredible for an out-of-the-(beginner)box experience. Thank you for the hard work put into this, I hope we can expect the same quality for upcoming contents, it is well worth the price!


Well worth the price. The quality of the module is great, the little touches to make it more user friendly and better intergrated for Foundry usage are superb. The moduel does a very good job of guiding the DM by providing information that teaches them how to run the game without resorting to dumbing down the rules, a problem a lot of begginer sets from other systems have.
I can also see it being a good way for new Foundry users to get to grips with how it all works, as the beginner box has been updated to include Foundry tutorial tips and information. (That's a step above and beyond imho)

Honestly, Foundry should have this advertised on the front page of their website. Unfortunately, their PR game is terrible, and it is difficult to even find the module on their site. If I didn't have an interest in Pathfinder 2e already, I doubt I would know this was even released. That's a crying shame.

I'll be running this for my 5e group in a couple of weeks, once they have dealt with a pirate king in their current campaign! We plan to switch to 2e once we've wrapped up our current campaign in a couple months.

The only real complaints I could make is that it isn't well suited to larger groups, and the purchase and activation is a little convoluted[it would be nice if I could just buy it through Forge/Foundry and have it activated on my account automatically].
As for the group size, it would be cool to include an extra two iconics to accomodate more players, alchemist and ranger seem popular. I supposed you'd also need to add options to scale it for bigger groups too.

Very pleased with the product. I already had high hopes for it after seeing the trailer, and I was not disappointed. In fact, my expectations were exceeded in every way!

Great work to all those involved in making this happen.


Still stuck without the discount ? It's Monday, I can't wait :D


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Just another customer that can't find the PDF - hopefully, this will be resolved soon (after the Easter break).

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Amiya wrote:
Still stuck without the discount ? It's Monday, I can't wait :D

It's Monday, but business hours on the West Coast (where Paizo is located) still don't start for another 20 minutes.


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Any update on the discounts not working properly?

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Buuburn wrote:
Any update on the discounts not working properly?

We know the discounts aren't always applying where they should and we're working on getting that resolved.


JamesMaster wrote:
Can this be used with Forge? If so, how do you redeem it?

Yes you can. You have to activate it via your Foundry account. Forge carries your Foundry license. It should detect that you have it and allow you to download the module option (instead of having a Purchase link) inside the Bazaar.


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Optic_TH wrote:

The only real complaints I could make is that it isn't well suited to larger groups, and the purchase and activation is a little convoluted[it would be nice if I could just buy it through Forge/Foundry and have it activated on my account automatically].

As for the group size, it would be cool to include an extra two iconics to accomodate more players, alchemist and ranger seem popular. I supposed you'd also need to add options to scale it for bigger groups too.

Very pleased with the product. I already had high hopes for it after seeing the trailer, and I was not disappointed. In fact, my expectations were exceeded in every way!

Great work to all those involved in making this happen.

The iconics are part of base PF2E system. You should have no trouble importing them from the compendium named 'Iconics' and giving them to one of your players. You may want to adjust the encounters by adding 1-2 NPCs if you want to keep the difficulty the same.


The iconics are part of base PF2E system. You should have no trouble importing them from the compendium named 'Iconics' and giving them to one of your players. You may want to adjust the encounters by adding 1-2 NPCs if you want to keep the difficulty the same.

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Guess my brain was in slowpoke mode. Thanks for the info, there are so many compendiums in the Foundry module it is a little overwhelming tbh.

My year plus 5e game doesn't even come close XD


Aaron Shanks wrote:
Buuburn wrote:
Any update on the discounts not working properly?
We know the discounts aren't always applying where they should and we're working on getting that resolved.

Fixed already?

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