Pathfinder Howl of the Wild

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A Wild Adventure!

A sound echoes across the world’s farthest wildernesses: the howl of countless animals and beasts! This all-new 224-page Pathfinder rulebook dives deep into the wilderness like never before! With new ancestries, character options, animal companions, wilderness foes and more, Howl of the Wild provides a traveler’s pack worth of value for players and Game Masters alike!

Join a bumbling naturalist and an eccentric crew as they cross continents in their fantastic airship, searching for four legendary beasts. Along the expedition, you’ll find…

  • Six playable new ancestries to bring PCs' wildest characters to life: strong minotaurs, swift centaurs, magical merfolk, amphibious athamarus, animals awakened to consciousness, and insectile, metamorphic surkis!
  • Archetypes, spells, and other player options inspired by nature, from additional options for shapeshifting druids to playable werecreatures to archetypes that let you fight with claw, tail, or wing.
  • New animal companions, weapons and armor forged from the scales and fangs of magical beasts, and all the gear you need out in the field!
  • A menagerie of Golarion’s animals and beasts for GMs to unleash on players, covering animals like dinosaurs and sharks, expansions on classic monsters like chimeras and griffons, and never-before-seen creatures like the transparent sky fisher, the potion-brewing apothecary bee, and the extradimensional rift chameleon.
  • All rules optimized for the remastered Pathfinder Second Edition game!

Written by: Kate Baker, Rigby Bendele, Chris Bissette, Jeremy Blum, Logan Bonner, Dan Cascone, James Case, Jessica Catalan, Brite Cheney, Rue Dickey, Caryn DiMarco, Matthew Fu, Leo Glass, Steven Hammond, Patrick Hurley, Michelle Y. Kim, Dustin Knight, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Christiana Lewis, Jessie "Aki" Lo, Luis Loza, Letterio Mammoliti, Jonathan "Ryomasa" Mendoza, Quinn Murphy, Dave Nelson, Mikhail Rekun, Kai Revius, Ember Rose, Simone D. Sallé, Michael Sayre, Shay Snow, Levi Steadman, Kyle Tam, Ruvaid Virk, and Andrew White.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-584-7

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Preorder, expected approximately 22 May 2024

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Paizo Employee Sales & eCommerce Assistant

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Announced for May! Product images and descriptions are not final and are subject to change. :)

Grand Lodge

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WOOOOOOOO

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Specialist

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Charlie Hall (Polygon) sat down with Senior Designer and Project Lead James Case to get some exclusive sneak peeks at what's coming in Howl of the Wild!

Paizo's first new rulebook since dropping the OGL evokes...David Attenborough?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

soooonnnnn

Horizon Hunters

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To quote Homer Simpson:

"Forty seconds?! But I want it now!"

Of course, in this case, it's 6 months rather than 40 seconds.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhh we can't wait. So hyped for this.


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So the Thrunes have a Dinosaur....a Fiendish Dinosaur.

*Joyous!*/s


" Six playable new ancestries to bring PCs' wildest characters to life: strong minotaurs, swift centaurs, magical merfolk, amphibious athamarus, animals awakened to consciousness, and insectile, metamorphic surkis! "

I'm wondering if the "amphibious athamarus" is the ORC version of the lizardfolk.
Anyway, it's cool to have new ancestries. Hyped to play werewolf too...

Paizo Employee Director of Brand Strategy

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probably not just one


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

I hope that's the cover.


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Thruneosaurus Rex? That is utterly ridiculous, and I cannot possibly convey how much I love it. A love that only increased with the art. Look at the little arms! Who's a giant adorable Hellspawn? You are! Yes, you are!


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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Ranger_Player wrote:

" Six playable new ancestries to bring PCs' wildest characters to life: strong minotaurs, swift centaurs, magical merfolk, amphibious athamarus, animals awakened to consciousness, and insectile, metamorphic surkis! "

I'm wondering if the "amphibious athamarus" is the ORC version of the lizardfolk.
Anyway, it's cool to have new ancestries. Hyped to play werewolf too...

It's not, the Athamaru are actually the new Locathah!

But yeah super hyped for this book!!


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Really giddy to have playable Centaurs and Minotaurs both! I hope we get some good peeks into their various cultures across Golarion, with particular eyes on Iblydos.

Director of Marketing

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H2Osw wrote:
I hope that's the cover.

This cover is final. The Special Edition is not final today.

Also, I can confirm that you will know the ORC license rulebooks by the green on the spine and the Second Edition bug. So, while Rage of Elements is remaster-compatible, it does not use the ORC license and does not use the green. Make sense?


Sweet! I can't wait.


keftiu wrote:
Really giddy to have playable Centaurs and Minotaurs both! I hope we get some good peeks into their various cultures across Golarion, with particular eyes on Iblydos.

That is their origin place I believe, that or somewhere else in Casmaron so it would be cool to get a look at any origin myths.


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VerBeeker wrote:

So the Thrunes have a Dinosaur....a Fiendish Dinosaur.

*Joyous!*/s

“Your wizards were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

—Archmage I.M.

Grand Archive

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Huzzah! I can't wait for this book, and specifically for awakened animals! xD

Dark Archive

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Curious why this book is more expensive than Player Core, Player Core 2, GM Core, etc.


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Ectar wrote:
Curious why this book is more expensive than Player Core, Player Core 2, GM Core, etc.

It's going to fall under the newest price hike. There is a blog about it.

They wanted to keep the new core books as low as they could so they didn't fall under the new price.

Pricing and Sustainability


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Ectar wrote:
Curious why this book is more expensive than Player Core, Player Core 2, GM Core, etc.

Because Paizo has routinely made entry-level primary products much less expensive than add-on "nice to have" supplements.


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Absolutely thrilled to be getting the Swarmkeeper archetype! That's something I've been hoping for ever since the PF2 playtest surveys about your favorite PF1 options. I had three or four characters in PF1 with various swarm-related aspects, and it'll be nice to have that around as an option again.


I gotta say, I'm most interested in the awakened animal PC ancestry. That, and the werecreature archetypes.


I am very excited for this!


I am curious to see if awakened animals will be uncommon or rare and also if werecreature archetype will be common and standard


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Also, how would an awakened animal with the half-elf/orc heritage work; just a thought that popped in my head


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Swiftpaws the Maned Wolf wrote:
Also, how would an awakened animal with the half-elf/orc heritage work; just a thought that popped in my head

Mechaninally there's only one Awaken Ritual but the lore of how any given ritual works is flexible. The version of the ritual the Elf or Orc spellcaster used to awaken you used a small piece of their own soul to do it.


super excited for the mermaid centaur & minatour ancestry & the werecrearure archetype just hope it's better than the undead archetypes also super excited for the included bestiary!


So many fun character options are being opened up with this book! I have loved playing minotaurs since Dragonlance days.


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This looks really cool. Was kinda hoping this might see the return of a class akin to the old Shifter class that dovetailed the end of 1e, but I'll live.


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Will there be some rules for hex crawling? Like a Terrain gen, Sites, Features and maybe random encounter tables by terrain/site?


With merfolk and the gillmen and locathah as ancestries will there ever be modules or APs that take place at least partially underwater?


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fingers crossed for spider animal companions.


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WarDriveWorley wrote:
soooonnnnn

But that's not soon enough!


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Looking forward to seeing how character creation works with a Minotaur or Centaur.... Run speed on a Centaur?


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I am guessing a centaur's speed won't be too much higher than bipedal ancestries by default, but there will be some ancestral feats that will allow them to really get moving.


My big hope is that an awakened horse/pony will actually be able to make a viable in combat mount for another PC. That would be awesome.


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Hopefully there will be some goodies in this book for Kineticists


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Not going to get my hopes up but seconded on more kineticist impulses! Wouldn't be surprised if we only got more druid feats though, feel like the last few rulebooks haven't had too many player options not listed in the product description


Pathfinder Lost Omens Subscriber

I can't find it in the store, so I'll ask directly: will this bad boy be getting a pocket edition like previous "themed" rulebooks?

Wayfinders

Ranger_Player wrote:

I'm wondering if the "amphibious athamarus" is the ORC version of the lizardfolk.
Anyway, it's cool to have new ancestries. Hyped to play werewolf too...

It looks like Lizardfolk will be in Player Core 2 so this is hopefully something new.


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INXS wrote:
Ranger_Player wrote:

I'm wondering if the "amphibious athamarus" is the ORC version of the lizardfolk.
Anyway, it's cool to have new ancestries. Hyped to play werewolf too...

It looks like Lizardfolk will be in Player Core 2 so this is hopefully something new.

If I'm not mistaken, and happy to be proven wrong if I am, I believe athamaru are ORC locathah.


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HolyFlamingo! wrote:
I can't find it in the store, so I'll ask directly: will this bad boy be getting a pocket edition like previous "themed" rulebooks?

Pretty much all Paizo's rules line books get a pocket addition, about 3 months after release.

This is a May release, and they only just announced their June/July releases. Since pocket Ed would come out in August, that's why you can't find it yet.


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Feel like this is the perfect place for Shoony to shine....

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Yoshua wrote:
Feel like this is the perfect place for Shoony to shine....

Shoony were created by Aroden, right ?

Knowing the guy, they could be biological components to trigger a spiritual Golarion-destroying nuke should Tar-Baphon ever approach the Starstone.

You know, just to be safe.

Grand Archive

Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Yoshua wrote:
Feel like this is the perfect place for Shoony to shine....

We sadly know all 6 ancestries in that book, and shoonies are not reprinted here.


I was able to place a preorder for the Sketch Cover version of Howl of the Wild at my local hobby store. (Yay!) So far all my remastered books are Sketch Covers - love them.

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