Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
  • Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
ISBN: 1601251505
EAN13: 9781601251503
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 10.87" L x 8.58" W
Weight: 3.97 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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 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

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   A good buy for D20 fans and new gamers alike.
This will be a positive review, but a short one. I loved the D20 system, consider it the pinnacle of the gaming rules, and was saddened by the horrible edition of DandD that replaced it. This goes back to the basic rules of D20, gives you the classes, the spells, the feats, the skills, the items, all you need to start a campaign. I say it is the PHB on steroids because it also includes many of the rules that you would find in a DMG as well. All that is missing are monsters. If you want a great fantasy game, want to suppliment your D20 - stuff or just want to replace the D20 without buying decade old books, Pathfinder is the way to go.
   Solid construction and thick with crunch
I can't elucidate beyond what others have already posted at length and to the fine prose of PF's virtues. It is a rule set that is *HEAVILY* tactical leaning, but with great character customization, soundly trouncing IMHO the feeble ruleset of ADandD 4.0. The book is also of solid construction, it has seen steady weekly use with a lot of reading and page flipping, and though all of this was done with a delicate hand, it has withstood handling with flying colors. If you're interested in a fantasy RPG that is heavily concerned with tactical play, this is definitely a fine rule set and has tremendous support from its original publisher and 3rd party publishing to truly staggering levels of optional material. The online community is also exceptionally responsive, creative and wise in using the rules to their fullest, a valuable resource for players old and young looking to cut their gaming teeth on this system.
   D&D perfected IMO
Great Book! '' It teaches you everything about the game, whether you're a new player or a new GM. Pathfinder is considered DandD 3.75 for any of you who are DandD players. If you don 't feel like spending the time to mix 3.5 with 4e, you can not go wrong with Pathfinder. Beautiful art, very well laid out, descriptive and teaches everything you need to know on playing Pathfinder. Everything has been refined and simplified to perfection.
   Completely satisified.
Pros Full Color Pages Short and Sweet The Art is VERY well done rules, they seem simple enough that you 'll get them after a few playing, instead of going What does turn undead again? Cons Price, I am a cheap skater, but I do feel like I got my money out of this and Paizo's other products DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT ORDER FROM GOHASTINGS, I am usually only Amazon - supplied buyer for good reasons. It came in a padded envelope that when I received it was completely destroyed, my book is dented in the front, every corner is torn, many scratches, but you can say that it had just a ruff time at Ups, OK. I bought a $40 book and then paid for shipping, could have used a box as well?
   Best RPG since Skills & Powers
As a long-term DandD player from the 1st edition, I hesitated to look into Patherfinder for years. Pathfinder ensures that a standardized d20 3.5 system will never die. Jason Bulmahn is the bottom line of DandD's savoir.
   It's great to get back into it!
I have been a long-time player of DandD since ADandD came out originally, and I have to say that Pathfinder is definitely the best version yet, and combines all the broken things in it to make it more enjoyable. If you are wondering if Pathfinder is for you, I guarantee you found the right version to start a new continuation campaign.
   3.5 Bible
Pathfinder has become my new game system pretty much. 3.5 DandD was great and I would have been interested in playing 4.0 if it had not been catered for a MMORPG audience with no crafting system. A friend of mine got me interested and I have never looked back since. I can not imagine playing DandD 3.5 now, it's Pathfinder for me, but Pathfinder is, however, updated and streamlined things that should have been a long time ago.
   Great replacement for 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons.
Started playing with friends and couldn t find DandD books as they are out of print. They made changes to simplify the game, provided a better balance to the classes, but the races are still unbalanced. Can't find a reason to play small races with small arms? It is nice to have both the players - Handbook and the DM - Guide in a book, but I don 't think that the binding will hold up.
   Currently running after playing 4e
I picked up two copies after friends expressed interest in returning to our roots. I really hated 3.5, however this looks like it will end up being our long-running game from now on. Lots of customization from the core rulebook and when we finally decide to buy more, it looks like we could really go a lot of ways with it.
   Good looking book
The paper is a little fragile for a reference book, hence the 4 - star rating. I would expect a book that will be flipped over and over would have a better paper stock.