Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook

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  • This complete, standalone, fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with 3.5
    fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge, the Pathfinder RPG is the culmination of the largest open public playtest in RPG history. The Pathfinder

Overview

  • This complete, standalone, fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with 3.5
    fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge, the Pathfinder RPG is the culmination of the largest open public playtest in RPG history. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core
    Rulebook
    includes: revised rules for the classic seven fantasy RPG races;
    updated options for the 11 core classes; a streamlined skill system that makes things easier for players and GMs; a host of new and familiar feats, including innovative combat feats and item creation rules; new equipment; additional combat options; overhauled rules for domains, familiars, bonded items, specialty schools, and more; dozens of new and revised spells; updated rules for NPCs,
    including quick-generation rules; new rules for curses, diseases, and poisons; a completely overhauled experience system with options for slow, medium, and fast advancement; hundreds and hundreds of magic items... and much, much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601251503
Publisher:
Paizo Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Pathfinder RPG Series
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
36,061
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the faithful who have awaited the release of this book, the wait has been worth it. This book is beautifully illustrated, huge, and well organized. Though another companies book may bear the name, D&D's heart beats within the pages of this book. Races and Classes have been updated, made more powerful and more flexible. Skills have been streamlined and made easier to manage. Grapple, Bull Rush, Trip?? Easier to manage and understand. There are too many things to mention, but this book is a must buy for D&D fans, especially 3 or 3.5 fans. The only problem? Deciding which class to play!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completely agree with everything the first review said. I want to add that this book is both a player's handbook AND the DM guide! That means you get both for one price and everything is all together in one book! The beta version was play-tested by millions of people and Paizo incorporated many house rules into this Core book. They did an amazing job! Isn't it nice when companies listen to their customers and fans?
Demosthenes777 More than 1 year ago
It's backwards-compatible with all of your D&D 3.5 material, so you don't have to shell out $1,000 more to play a new version of your favorite game. At the same time, it breathes new life into the greatest RPG ever made, by expanding the core classes and races and simplifying many of the skills and combat rules. I read the D&D 4th edition Player's Handbook, and this is the best anology I can come up with: D&D 3.5 is like Legos, D&D 4th edition is like Transformers. For those of us who aren't keen on dumbing our games down, this is for us, and I look forward to much more from Paizo and Pathfinder.
Kalanasse More than 1 year ago
Both as a player and as a Game Master I love this system. The Core Rulebook is a combination of Player's Guide and Dungeon Master's Guide all in one. The layout and artwork is beautiful, and a pleasure to leaf through. The updated rules from Paizo are well written, thought out, and are what I consider to be a major improvement to the system. The classes are all worth following up through level 20, with new talents and abilities for Barbarians, rogues and fighters. There is a section on encounter designing, tables for random encounters in different terrain/weather, as well as the epic amounts of magic items! Over all... worth every penny!
LadyLea 10 months ago
It's so expensive but much easier, in my opinion, to follow than reading an online forum or database site. The descriptions are easy to follow and you can make a character in NO TIME
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Marveled_Zark More than 1 year ago
great book for those who want to play pathfinder. my only problem the spine makes a weird sound and it is distracting.
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Joe_Klinkhoff More than 1 year ago
Pathfinder is a Role Playing Game derived from the 3.5 Open Gaming License edition of the Dungeons and Dragons game. While very very similar this book contains a wealth of lore and information under one cover to play the game. To get involved in local organized play or your own gaming group you need only this book! The publisher Paizo has also kept the information current and constantly produces additional books to add even more content to the gaming system. If you used to table top RPG's this is great fun. If your new to the genre, this single book opens up an entire new hobby for you...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very satisfied with this purchase. Received it super fast with free shipping!
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HobbitForming More than 1 year ago
While it has some nice concepts, it simply does not fulfill its promise of being backwards compatible with the 3.5 fantasy rules. While that could be overlooked to some extent, it also fails to meet the standards of qualifying as "cutting edge", being instead not much more than the SRD sprinkled with house rules. The book is certainly reasonably attractive, albeit quite heavy, and certainly comprehensive, though that makes searching it a bit of a task, but it just is not a grand achievement over a shelf of existing 3.5 products. If you really need a hardcopy for tabletop use, you will wind up needing one. Otherwise stick with your 3.5 books, and just scan the Pathfinder SRD for any salvageable ideas.