Pathfinder Player Core Pocket Edition

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Preorder expected February 2024

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The Pathfinder Player Core presents a new entry point to Pathfinder Second Edition, with everything a player needs to learn how to play the game! Choose from eight ancestries, eight complete character classes, and hundreds of feats and spells to make unique characters ready for deadly adventures in a world beset by magic and evil! This 464-page hardcover tome is the definitive rules resource for all Pathfinder Second Edition players!

Pathfinder Player Core is the first core rulebook for the fully remastered Pathfinder Second Edition RPG! These rules are compatible with previous Pathfinder Second Edition rulebooks, incorporating comprehensive errata and rules updates and some of the best additions from later books into new, easier-to-access volumes with new presentations inspired by years of player feedback. Along with the GM Core, Monster Core, and Player Core 2, these books provide a new foundation for the future of tabletop gaming!

The pocket edition presents the same contents as the standard edition in a smaller sized softcover for a lower price and better portability.

Pathfinder Player Core includes:

  • Easier to Learn! We’ve taken feedback from the Beginner Box and the Core Rulebook and made this new entry into the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game easier to navigate and get right into the fun.
  • Complete character creation rules, walking you through building a character by selecting your Ancestry, Background, and Class, with a focus on the bard, cleric, druid, fighter, ranger, rogue, witch, and wizard! Core ancestry options include human, dwarf, elf, gnome, goblin, halfling, leshy, and orc!
  • A mountain of options allowing you to customize your character including versatile heritages, like the changeling and nephilim, skills and feats, and hundreds of spells (including dozens of new ones), ensuring that the character you build represents your hero not just in story, but in rules as well!
  • Everything you need to know to start playing, from advice on how to explore the world to tips on surviving deadly combats with terrifying foes.
  • A primer on the world of Lost Omens so that your character can be a part of an exciting and diverse world!
  • Rules and tools to advance your character through play, taking them from a fresh-faced adventurer ready to take on the world to a veteran hero, wielding powerful magic that can reshape reality!
  • Fully integrated errata from the first 4 years of Pathfinder Second Edition, including revisions to the witch, expanded options for every character class, streamlined spells, new equipment, and more!
  • This is the first Pathfinder product published under the new Open RPG Creative (ORC) license, giving players and Game Masters even more freedom for making their own creations based on Pathfinder Second Edition.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-556-4

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Product Availability

Preorder, expected approximately 28 Feb 2024

Are there errors or omissions in this product information? Got corrections? Let us know at store@paizo.com.

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Announced for February! Product image and description are NOT final and may be subject to change.


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Yay for pocket editions. Now can you please give me back the vision I had twenty years ago? :P


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Will there be a subscription service for the pocket editions? Would very much like a pdf and those rather than the larger ones!

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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AvisCantrix wrote:
Will there be a subscription service for the pocket editions? Would very much like a pdf and those rather than the larger ones!

Possibly, but we don’t have an answer for you yet. :)

Horizon Hunters

Why, I wonder, is the pocket release so far from the initial release?

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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Tourqeglare wrote:
Why, I wonder, is the pocket release so far from the initial release?

It is an intentional change. All Pocket Editions will now release 90 days after the hardcover, which is more in line with the publishing industry.

Horizon Hunters

Aaron Shanks wrote:
Tourqeglare wrote:
Why, I wonder, is the pocket release so far from the initial release?
It is an intentional change. All Pocket Editions will now release 90 days after the hardcover, which is more in line with the publishing industry.

Interesting!

I've never heard of this?

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

Tourqeglare wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Tourqeglare wrote:
Why, I wonder, is the pocket release so far from the initial release?
It is an intentional change. All Pocket Editions will now release 90 days after the hardcover, which is more in line with the publishing industry.

Interesting!

I've never heard of this?

We first announced it in our Remaster Blog:

"Will the new Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster books have Pocket Editions?

Yes. Pocket editions of the new books will appear roughly three months following the hardcover releases."


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

At least it is predictable now.

Horizon Hunters

Aaron Shanks wrote:
Tourqeglare wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Tourqeglare wrote:
Why, I wonder, is the pocket release so far from the initial release?
It is an intentional change. All Pocket Editions will now release 90 days after the hardcover, which is more in line with the publishing industry.

Interesting!

I've never heard of this?

We first announced it in our Remaster Blog:

"Will the new Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster books have Pocket Editions?

Yes. Pocket editions of the new books will appear roughly three months following the hardcover releases."

Gotcha! Thanks!


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Maps Subscriber

Will the pocket edition already contain the first errata?


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

Doubtful.

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

stese wrote:
Will the pocket edition already contain the first errata?

It will not.

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