Where's the Bestiary?

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My local game shop was having a "Going out of business sale" so I gave them a visit. I saw the "Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook" and the module "Doomsday Dawn". The back of the book says, "This 432-page rulebook contains everything you need to create and advance your Pathfinder Playtest character from level 1 to 20,...". Sweet! I've always wanted to try Pathfinder! I realize it's a playtest, and so it may have some quirks. Still, it's an entire game, and it's on sale! I bought both the rulebook and the module!

I got home, and eagerly began perusing my purchase, I discovered on Page 6 that I needed to download a free PDF called the "Pathfinder Playtest Bestiary" in order to play the game. That's a kinda lame, but okay. Unfortunately, when I visited the website, all I found was a notice that the Playtest is over, and that I can pre-order the final rulebooks.


Does that mean I can't get the free bestiary? Is it available somewhere else? I cannot return the product to the game shop -- they went out of business. Did I waste my money?


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The playtest material is still hosted at paizo.com, though that may change when the actual 2nd ed comes out (Aug 1st), but the site keeps changing where it is. :-(

You can get the Bestiary in the bundle at https://paizo.com/download/surveys, which describes itself as of this moment as "This page is the temporary home of the Pathfinder Playtest while our site undergoes maintenance." Act now before things rearrange again... though Googling "site:paizo.com playtest downloads" will probably find the new home if they do.

You also definitely want the free pdf for rules update 1.6, as it greatly improves the game. Unfortunately they seem to only have 1.1 available there! But you can get 1.6 at https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6sgd2?Shining-Lights-and-Dark-Star s.


Thanks Fuzzy-Wuzzy! That was exactly what I needed.

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