Pathfinder 2 standard version too flimsy?


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


Hi,

I haven't bought it myself yet, but I have read in more than one place that the normal version is flimsy and frail.

Anyone that can comment if this is the case for the deluxe edition as well?


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Doesn't seem any more flimsy than any other gamebook to me. Has put up with reading and traveling in my backpack with no issues. I know nothing about the deluxe edition.


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Flimsy?

It is a pretty hefty book with nice thick covers.

It WILL require a little extra care purely because it is a 640 page book though. Make sure you do a proper large book opening ritual and store it correctly if you want to get the most out of it.


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook Subscriber

I'm pretty sure you could kill a man with the Core Rulebook, so flimsy and frail are two words I'd never use to describe it.

In terms of its bindings, I've carried it around, spent a lot of time reading and flipping through it, and it's as solid as when I first received it. Unlike my Starfinder collectors edition, which I'm afraid to touch since its pages are so loose now.


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

The standard edition appears exactly the same in construction as PF1 Core and other large rulebooks. It's not as intricately bound as say... Slumbering Tsar, but it doesn't need to be.

This is a massive book, and one that's going to be handled a lot. Do not expect it to survive forever. I've got a battered and mangled 1st-printing PF1 Core which is entirely usable, and I expect this to be the same after a decade of use.

Honest, unless someone's getting significantly inferior batches of books, this is of expected quality.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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shadram wrote:
...Unlike my Starfinder collectors edition, which I'm afraid to touch since its pages are so loose now.

I see from your order history that your LE Starfinder Core Rulebook came from a print run in which many copies had a faulty binding. Please see this blog for information on determining whether that's the problem here, and if so, how you can get it replaced.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Anguish wrote:
Honest, unless someone's getting significantly inferior batches of books, this is of expected quality.

We've seen no evidence to suggest anything unusual with this run (and I'm pretty sure if there were a problem, we'd have heard it by now).


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Card Game, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nope, not flimsy at all.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Anguish wrote:
Honest, unless someone's getting significantly inferior batches of books, this is of expected quality.
We've seen no evidence to suggest anything unusual with this run (and I'm pretty sure if there were a problem, we'd have heard it by now).

Ok. Is there a difference in the quality of the cover from the normal edition to deluxe edition?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

The limited edition's cover wrap is about half an ounce heavier than the regular edition. Structurally speaking, I'd say there's no significant difference.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The book I got seems to be very well put together and unlikely to come apart like say the first one of starfinder.


Will chime in to say it's a very well made book - and it's HUGE.

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