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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Mythender in Golarion

One of the great things about working at Paizo is the after-work gaming culture. Sure, there are home games, but there are also one-shot rounds of RPGs that I might not have tried otherwise. What's more, they're run by GMs who are passionate about sharing their latest non-Pathfinder discoveries. A little more than a month ago, Paizo editor Ryan Macklin decided to run a game of Mythender, a roleplaying game about killing gods. That's right, the characters are Mythenders, powerful heroes that straddle the line between mortality and the divine in their quest to rid the world of all Myths. The game's website describes it in better and greater detail, but suffice it to say it's an intense, action-packed experience that involves handfuls of dice, encourages over-the-top descriptions, and is well suited to heavy metal background music.

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Playtest Closing Thoughts

Has it really been four weeks already? The playtest of the new classes set to debut in the Advanced Class Guide is drawing to a close. Today at 5:00 PM Pacific time, the boards and surveys will be closed, marking the end of one of our more successful playtests. It's been a wild ride for us here on the design team and the classes have seen marked improvement from their initial designs. For that, we have you to thank.

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Playtest Thoughts, Week 3

We are in the home stretch now. The playtest has been going for three weeks now and we have one week left to go. The big announcement this week is that we have released a revised version of the playtest document! Inside you will find changes and alterations to all 10 of the playtest classes, from sweeping changes to the Arcanist to smaller alterations to the Shaman.

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Playtest Thoughts: Week 2

The Advanced Class Guide Playtest continues to roll along and the design team has been getting some great feedback from the boards. It's been a busy week; we've made changes to the arcanist, launched the playtest survey, and stuffed ourselves on Thanksgiving. This week, we'll take a look at those in detail and cast an eye toward the upcoming revisions.

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Playtest Thoughts: Week 1

Greetings from the playtest laboratory! We are one week in to the Advanced Class Guide Playtest, and we are already getting a lot of great feedback and playtest data. Every week from now until the playtest's end on December 17th, we are going to be giving you our thoughts on the state of the playtest and give you some hints of the direction we are taking some of these classes.

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Advanced Class Guide Playtest is Live!

Advanced Class Guide Playtest is Live! Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Greetings, and welcome to the Advanced Class Guide Playtest! ... Next summer we will be releasing the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide, a meaty 256-page rulebook filled with new options for players of any class. In addition, the book also contains 10 brand new classes! In the design pit, we call these hybrid classes because each one takes elements from two existing base classes and blends them together to create a novel play...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

Bestiary 4 Table of Contents

Eager to snag your copy of Bestiary 4 yet? Here’s the complete run down of all the monsters you’ll be missing if you don’t.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

Bestiary 4 Preview #2

In just a week or two, Bestiary 4 will be sent out to subscribers and game stores around the world, packed full of deadly terrors and gruesome beasts. Each week, we are going to be taking a look at one of the horrifying monsters from this book, waiting to consume your PCs. This week, we are investigating a truly mind shattering foe! None can resist it. All will bow before it. Every character will want to cuddle with it?!?

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

Bestiary 4 Preview #1

In just a few weeks, Bestiary 4 will be making its way to your table, ready to terrorize players and delight GMs with over 300 new monsters! Each week, we are going to be taking a look at one of the terrible foes you will find in this meaty tome. First up, we have a creature from myth and legend, ready to rip your foes limb from limb! Grendel is one of the mythic monsters you will find in Bestiary 4, but you can use him in any campaign!

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Handyman Corner: Home Edition

Ultimate Campaign provides a lot of useful rules for customizing your game. So much, in fact, that I challenge a GM to not find something of use throughout its pages! Need to come-up with a background and traits for a character quickly? BAM! Ultimate Campaign. Your world is at war and you need rules for army combat? BAM! Ultimate Campaign.

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Little Bunny Fufu

I hope you have been well since I addressed you last. I come to you bearing good news—my influence has spread through the hallowed halls of Paizo. Using my mother (Editorial Intern Cassidy) as a puppet for my machinations, I have guaranteed that my legacy will prevail through the ages by immortalizing myself in the upcoming tome Bestiary 4. Feast your eyes upon my likeness:

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

Woe to You, O' Earth and Sea!

From Cthulu to nosferatu, clockwork dragons to twisted fleshwarps, Bestiary 4 comes packed with more than 250 beasties from lore and literature to add to your game. Bestiary 4 releases October 2013, but for now, the beasts come with wrath to your desktop in this new wallpaper.

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Monster Pets

Thank you so much for sharing your pets with us! After receiving over 50 emails and posts, we randomly selected Tink, an adorable sugar glider, to monsterize. According to Perram, her owner, Tink has deemed certain miniatures to be hers, and will dig through bins of hundreds of minis before squirreling it away to her nest. Thanks to both Perram for offering up his pet and to Sean K. Reynolds for helping with the design. Enjoy!

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Advanced Class Guide

Just a few weeks ago, we announced the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide, an exciting new addition to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game due out next summer. While we talked about it a fair bit at Gencon, this blog post is here to get you caught up on all the news!

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Mythic Preview—Mythic Lich

Time for one more preview before Mythic Adventures releases this Thursday at GenCon! Here's the example mythic lich! (A mythic lich gains additional abilities at tier 8th, 9th, and 10th, such as the power to immediately counterspell hostile magic, cast 1st-level spells at will, healing every time it casts a spell, and dispel checks always rolling twice and using the result that's more favorable to the lich.)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Mythic Preview—Path Abilities

Mythic Adventures releases this Thursday at GenCon! Here's a preview of some of the new mythic path abilities that you didn't see in the playtest!

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Demon Hunter's Handbook (PFRPG)

Back to the Abyss with You!

From pesky quasits to fiendishly handsome incubi, grotesque dretches to cunning glabrezu, all of the foulest denizens of the Abyss continually show that they are in dire need of slaying. To this end, countless groups and organizations across the Inner Sea train in the art of hunting, defeating, and slaying demons that crawl forth onto the Material Plane. Alternatively, these daring adventurers delve into the heart of the Abyss itself, taking the battle to the demons' home plane while performing harrowing missions to retrieve valuable treasures or rescue captured victims. Both of these themes are the focus of Pathfinder Player Companion: Demon Hunter's Handbook—a volume no demon-slaying adventurer should miss!

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Tags: Francesco Graziani Maichol Quinto Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wrath of the Righteous

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Faiths & Philosophies (PFRPG)

Test Your Faith!

Player Companion: Faiths & Philosophies is on its way to store shelves and subscribers' hands, and I couldn't be more excited about this book! When threads pop up on our messageboards with questions like "Is it even possible for a cleric to not be some deity-worshiping fanatic?" and "How much do the deities ‘talk' to their followers?", it warms my heart to see that fans are truly ready for a book like Faiths & Philosophies, which is much unlike any other book we've ever done!

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Wrath of the Abyss

In short time we'll be launching the first volume of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path—Pathfinder Adventure Path #73 The Worldwound Incursion. Since the campaign deals with the denizens of the Abyss, we included stats for a demon lord in each volume. In the course of the Adventure Path you'll see stats and art for Xoveron, Shax, Sifkesh, Nocticula, Baphomet, and Deskari. Three other demon lords get stats in the fall when we release Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4. In there you'll see Dagon, Kostchtchie, and Pazuzu. To give you a taste of a demon lord's power I've gleaned the following list of demon lord traits from a trusted demonologist.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Get Ready for a Truly Mythic Summer!

Summer has begun and everyone at Paizo is gearing up for PaizoCon and Gen Con. While we're all running around the office, check out this super cool desktop featuring our August release, Mythic Adventures. Mythic Adventures allows your characters to advance in one of six new character paths, details new mythic feats and spells, contains a horde of mythic monsters, and so much more! Also, be sure to look for more mythic options in Pathfinder Player Companion: Mythic Origins and Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Mythic Realms this September.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #73: The Worldwound Incursion (Wrath of the Righteous 1 of 6) (PFRPG)

Gather Your Forces!

Here we have a balor taking out a silver dragon in this awesome cover illustration from Wayne Reynolds. This chaotic scene greets the PCs as they begin the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path, which launches this August with Pathfinder Adventure Path #73: The Worldwound. This Adventure Path uses rules from Pathfinder RPG: Mythic Adventures to make this a truly mythic campaign. As the release of this Adventure Path nears, I'd like to highlight some of the other things we're working on that can help support your PCs' venture into the Worldwound.

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Tags: Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Cards Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Tales Wayne Reynolds Wrath of the Righteous

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign: WAR! What is it Good For?

Sometime in the next week or so, Ultimate Campaign will be shipping out to a game store or mailbox near you. In anticipation of the release of this 256-page hardcover, we are taking a look at what you can expect to find inside. In the past three weeks, we have looked at character backgrounds, the downtime system, and rules for the GM to add to their campaign. This week, we are looking at the final chapter of the book, Kingdoms and War!

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Tags: Clerics Iconics Imrijka Inquisitors Jim Nelson Kyra Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign: Behind the Screen

In just over two weeks, Ultimate Campaign should hit your local game store or your mailbox. In the build up to the release of this new 256-page hardcover expansion to the Pathfinder rules line, we are showing off some of the things you will find inside.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign Art Preview!

The release of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign is getting ever closer. Whether it's kingdom-building or leading an army, starting a business or crafting magic items, Ultimate Campaign is for all of the adventures that take place outside of the dungeon. The pages of the newest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcover provide all kinds of useful information for your campaign, but many fantastic illustrations are contained within! Check some of them out!

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Tags: Amiri Barbarians Denman Rooke Eidolons Eric Belisle Ezren Fighters Grafit Studio Jim Nelson Lydia Schuchmann Maichol Quinto Monks Paladins Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Sam Burley Seelah Seoni Sorcerers Valeros Wizards

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign: I Could Use Some Downtime

In just about three weeks or so, you should be seeing Ultimate Campaign arrive in mailboxes and on store shelves. In anticipation of the release of this 256-page hardcover, each week we are offering up a preview of what you will find inside.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4 (OGL)

Announcing Bestiary 4!

This time there's more than just strange stories and bizarre powers amping up the threats, though. With the godlike powers soon to be unleashed in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures, there's about to be a whole new caliber of heroes in need of threats to overcome, and Bestiary 4 provides. Just as characters of any level might have mythic powers, the same is true of monsters. Infused with mythic power, legends like the immortal guardian dragon, faith-fueled juggernauts, and vampiric leanen sidhe rise to rampage across your campaign. But shattering all past power levels are truly world-ending terrors like demon lords, Great Old Ones, elohim, kaiju, and more! Simply put, no Bestiary has ever been as deadly as this.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign: When I Was Growing Up...

In about a month, Ultimate Campaign will arrive in stores and your mailbox, helping both players and Game Masters add a wealth of new detail and exciting new rules to their game. Every week from now until launch, we will be previewing parts of this book to show you what it has in store!

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Pathfinder Preview!

It's Savannah again. The prodigal intern from last summer returns... for Spring Break anyhow. It's been an accidental intern reunion here at Paizo, as my predecessor Jerome is helping out in the warehouse this week. Personally, I think I've got the better end of the deal, since I get to tell you all about some of our upcoming products and how exciting they're looking. So, from the depths of the Editorial Pit and my appropriated computer comes an intern's-eye view (when that view isn't "hiding on pallets from the cave raptors.")

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Tags: Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Modules Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Tales

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign Wallpaper!

As we gear-up for the release of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign, we thought we'd share these new free, downloadable wallpapers featuring the epic cover art by Wayne Reynolds. Whether it's kingdom-building or leading an army, starting a business or crafting magic items, Ultimate Campaign is for all of the adventures that take place outside of the dungeon. Pre-order your copy today!

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Tags: Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Seelah Wallpapers Wayne Reynolds

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign (OGL)

Ultimate Campaign: The Total Game Changer

If you heard the trumpeting and roar of cheers last week, that was us, as we just sent our first hardcover of 2013, Ultimate Campaign, off to the printer. This is just the beginning of that book's long journey from the realm of electronic files into the real world, but now that it's out of our hands we can start sharing some of the secrets locked away within this guide to greater gaming.

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Pathfinder #9—Curse of the Crimson Throne Chapter 3:

Monkeying Around

Late last week, we posted up a few quick FAQ issues to resolve some problems involving the monk. There has been a lot of discussion on the monk on the boards, and while it has taken us a while to come up with some solutions, we have made a few simple changes to address these concerns. I wanted to take this blog post to review these changes and to announce a few more.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

NPC Codex Q&A

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex is a first for Paizo—a 320-page Bestiary-style book full of NPC stat blocks instead of monsters. We’ve asked designer/developer Sean K Reynolds to answer some questions about this latest release for the Pathfinder RPG, and why NPC Codex is a must for your Pathfinder game.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

NPC Codex Art Preview

The Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex is set to release on tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21. Each of the NPC Codex's pages features a full-body illustration by one of many Paizo artist favorites. Here's a sneak peek at some new characters to add to your Pathfinder game!

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Tags: Chris Seaman Jason Rainville Jorge Fares Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Scott Purdy

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures (OGL)

Mythic Adventures Playtest

Mythic Adventures Playtest Wednesday, November 14, 2012 ... Welcome to the long-awaited playtest of Mythic Adventures. This exciting book, due out in August 2013, gives you the chance to play a hero that is a cut above the ordinary sellsword, more powerful than your average hedge wizard, and able to take on challenges far beyond those of his ordinary contemporaries. Like Hercules and Achilles, these heroes inspire legends with their every deed, facing horrible foes and taking on dangerous...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

NPC Codex Preview: Animals Can't Vote

NPC Codex Preview: Animals Can't Vote Tuesday, November 6, 2012The NPC Codex is just 2 weeks away, and it's time to talk about an often-forgotten, underprivileged group of creatures: animal companions! ... In addition to featuring hundreds of complete NPC stat blocks, this book presents 45 fully statted animal companions, generally two or three for each effective druid level. An asterisk (*) after an animal companion's name indicates that only druids (not rangers) can select that type of...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

NPC Codex Preview #1

NPC Codex Preview #1 Tuesday, October 23, 2012Prepping for a game can sometimes be a chore. You’ve got a plot to develop, monsters and treasure to assign, and NPCs to create. Over the past few years, we’ve given the busy GM plenty of tools to fill out their adventures with a wide variety of monsters and treasure, and now we are giving you everything you need to populate your world with NPCs as well. ... The NPC Codex is set to release in just over a month and we thought it was time for you to...
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Imrijka

Meet the Iconics: Imrijka

Meet the Iconics: Imrijka Thursday, October 11, 2012 ... Wails regularly echo through the eastern wing of Gravecharge, Pharasma's cathedral in the university city of Lepidstadt. Yet such aren't the breathless screams of the dead that so often ring through the corners of Ustalav, but rather the cries of life. Since its construction, Gravecharge has maintained a clean and well-supervised hospice for sick and orphaned youths. Just as the goddess Pharasma concerns herself with the transition of...
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Tags: Half-Orcs Iconics Imrijka Inquisitors Meet the Iconics Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wayne Reynolds

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

Choose Your Enemy

Choose Your Enemy Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Since the Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex is so packed with images of worthy allies and deadly foes, we’re starting the previews for it a bit early. This time, check out a crew of mid-level marauders, which you’ll find both in this expansive character catalog and in the Pathfinder RPG NPC Codex Box (the humanoid-heavy sibling of the Bestiary Box). Be sure to watch this space in the coming weeks for even more NPC Codex action! ... Illustrations by Jason...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex (OGL)

NPCs on the March!

NPCs on the March! Monday, October 1, 2012 We're still a couple of months out from the release of Pathfinder RPG: NPC Codex, but all of the awesome art in that book refuses to be contained! Check out a sampling of 10 fantastically deadly characters by 10 fantastically talented artists. Also, be sure to watch this space in the coming weeks for in-depth previews of Pathfinder RPG: NPC Codex—releasing this December. ... F. Wesley Schneider ... Editor-in-Chief ...
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Tags: Alex Tooth Branko Bistrovic Chris Seaman Damien Mammoliti Jason Rainville Jorge Maese Lydia Schuchmann Mauricio Herrera Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Roberto Pitturru Scott Purdy

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FAQs of Life

FAQs of Life Tuesday, September 25, 2012 The facts are, we are crazy busy in the office this week trying to get some books to the printer, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet. ... If you use Two-Weapon Fighting on your turn to attack with two weapons, do you also take that penalty on attacks of opportunity made before the start of your next turn? How long do the penalties last? ... No, the penalties end as soon as you have completed the full-attack action that allowed you to attack with...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Free Beginner Box Transitions Download

Free Beginner Box Transitions Download Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Taking that step from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box to the complete Pathfinder Roleplaying Game just got a lot easier with the Pathfinder RPG: Beginner Box Transitions. Players and Game Masters alike can download this free PDF to take what they learned in the Beginner Box and expand upon it, learning how to read and understand new facets of the Pathfinder RPG rules, how to advance characters to 6th level and...
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The FAQ That Time Forgot

The FAQ That Time Forgot Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Every once and a while I like to take a break from my current design challenges to tackle some frequently asked questions from our files. We've got some bigger issues to tackle soon, but these are a start. ... Ultimate Combat seems to imply that the Totem Warrior archetype (from the Advanced Player's Guide) allows you to take more than one type of totem rage powers. Is this an erratum for the Totem Warrior archetype? ... No, the line in...
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Mythic Playtest Sneak Peek

Mythic Playtest Sneak Peek Tuesday, September 4, 2012 The open playtest for Mythic Adventures should be ready by the end of September, but right now here's a sneak peek: a custom mythic minotaur! ... The terminology and formatting of some of these abilities may change—we're revealing this now to give you an idea of how an existing monster can be upgraded with mythic abilities to make it a CR-appropriate challenge for mythic PCs or a difficult (but not impossible) challenge for nonmythic...
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Mythic Adventures

Mythic Adventures Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Just over a week ago, at Gen Con, we announced the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcover book due to come out next August: Mythic Adventures. Since then, there has been a fury of speculation and excitement about this book, so I thought I would give a recap of what we’ve said so far about this new addition to the game. ... What is mythic?The mythic rules offer a new way to play Pathfinder. It uses all the rules that you are familiar with, but it adds...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)

Ultimate Equipment Preview: The Devil's in the Details

Ultimate Equipment Preview: The Devil's in the Details Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The pit fiend roared in triumph as it lifted Merisiel off the ground, crushing her in its mighty clawed fist. The elf struggled to free herself, but to no effect—the devil’s grasp was just too strong. ... Brandishing a glowing longsword blessed by the gods, Valeros crept up behind the fiend, scrambling up a ridge of burning brimstone. With a grunt, the warrior leapt from the rock, bringing his holy blade down upon...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Never Laugh at Live Dragons!

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Never Laugh at Live Dragons! Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The only sound that echoed through the vast cavern was the crunch of their boots on the frost-covered stone. Up ahead, nestled between drifts of snow and covered in a glaze of shimmering ice, was the treasure that the pair had heard so much about. Not two weeks ago, while talking to a drunken sod who had lost four fingers to the cold, Valeros had learned about the treasure of the white wyrm. Now both he and...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Oh, For a Muse of Fire!

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Oh, For a Muse of Fire! Tuesday, July 31, 2012 The massive burning blade of the fire giant whipped through the air in a horizontal stroke, just inches above Merisiel’s head. She deftly lunged to the side to avoid the deadly strike, but singed one of her long graceful ears in the process. ... “Your assistance would be greatly appreciated,” she shouted at Valeros, who was busy fending off a pack of flaming hounds across the room. Her lunge transformed into a roll...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Are You My Mummy?!

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Are You My Mummy?! Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Valeros slashed out desperately with both of his blades as he pushed back away from the trio of mummies that had emerged from the darkened crypt. Ancient, ensorcelled bandages fell to the floor in a cloud of dust as the arm of one of the horrors was severed at the elbow. Apparently uncaring of the grievous wound, the mummy continued to shamble forward, reaching out with its remaining hand as it tried to find the warrior's...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Roll Up Some Loot!

Ultimate Equipment Preview: Roll Up Some Loot! Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rumor has it that everyone, both players and GMs, love to get their hands on new gear. From the new sword that would be perfect for your PC—or even better in the hands of a villain—to a wizard’s staff, gear and magic items have always been an exciting part of the game. Fortunately for all those treasure seekers out there, we’re just five weeks away from Gen Con and the release Ultimate Equipment, the next exciting hardcover...
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Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box

Strategic Redesigns: Bestiary Box Preview

Strategic Redesigns: Bestiary Box Preview Tuesday, July 10, 2012 When planning for the Bestiary Box, we knew there were a few monsters that needed new art. They either didn’t fit in the pawn format, they were monster variants, or they were just missing art. There were also a handful of monsters that just deserved new art. ... Sure, the old art was suitable for the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, but we knew that sometimes it’s good to shake things up and do them over. There are many reasons to do...
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Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box

Dragons Reloaded: Bestiary Box Preview

Dragons Reloaded: Bestiary Box Preview Tuesday, July 3, 2012In last week's blog I covered some of our rationale for creating the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary Box, and unleashed some of the new elemental pawn art you'll find in that box. This week we are continuing our look at the new art with the most iconic enemies in fantasy—chromatic dragons! ... When it came to creating the dragon pawns for this box, dragons posed a particular challenge. While the art for the dragons in the...
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Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box

Elementary Solutions: Bestiary Box Preview

Elementary Solutions: Bestiary Box Preview Tuesday, June 26, 2012 While I enjoy painting miniatures, and I'm a fast painter, I'll be the first to admit that painting minis is a time-consuming art. GMing takes a lot of time all by itself and not everyone has the time or talent to make minis fit the evocative stories their imaginations conjure. Also, minis can be expensive. Even with the release of the Pathfinder Battles minis line, we realize that sometimes cash-strapped GMs needed a...
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Tags: Monsters Pathfinder Pawns Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Tyler Walpole

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Lisa Stevens Gamerati Interview

Lisa Stevens Gamerati Interview Thursday, June 21, 2012A few weeks back Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens joined a hangout on Gamerati+ where Gen Con owner Peter Adkison and numerous other participants asked her a variety of questions about Paizo, Pathfinder Online, her gaming history, and whatever else came to mind. Check out what was asked and what insider info she had to share! ... You can check out the rest of the video interview at the Paizo Publishing channel on YouTube. Thanks to Ed Healy for...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Player Character Folio

Preview: Player Character Folio

Preview: Player Character Folio Tuesday, June 12, 2012Now that the Advanced Race Guide is just about ready to ship out to subscribers and stores everywhere, it's time to take a look at another product that is due to release very soon, one that will give you a great new way to record your new dhamphir bard! ... The Player Character Folio is 16 pages of character sheet glory, containing spots for you to record not just your vital statistics and gear, but things like your family history,...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: It's Almost Here!—Kasatha

Advanced Race Guide Preview: It's Almost Here! Tuesday, June 5, 2012 The Advanced Race Guide will be shipping out to subscribers and stores in the very near future. As we wrap up our previews of this mighty tome, it’s time to for a peek into Chapter 4 and the rules for building your own race. ... This section of the book received a good deal of playtesting late last year and we made a large number of tweaks and changes to take that feedback into account. For example, the core races do not all...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Of Dreams and Nightmares—Dreamweaver (Witch)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Of Dreams and Nightmares Tuesday, May 22, 2012 While every child may curse her mother as a hag from time to time, changelings are justified to make such claims. Cursed offshoots of hag liaisons in the mortal world who are dropped at the door of mortal adoptive parents, all changelings are affected by their heritage in some way. Some rebel against it, but many come to terms with it, using the power of their heritage for their own purposes or to aid the innocent....
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Letting the Cat out of the Bag—Catfolk Rogue Talents

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Letting the Cat out of the Bag Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Actually, we are letting the cat out of the book. Last week, after previewing the tengu section of the Advanced Race Guide, we asked you what you wanted to see next. We received many good suggestions, but it seems that many of you wanted to see the catfolk. ... These lithe and agile creatures make excellent monks, rangers, and especially rogues, but they also have a mysterious side, as they are sometimes able to...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Wark, Wark, Wark!—Tengu Equipment

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Wark, Wark, Wark! Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Some time ago I played in a campaign that Jason Bulmahn was running. One of the many highlights of the campaign was Chuko. This was James Jacobs's tengu character, who always shouted Wark! when he was excited. My whole conception of tengus comes from Chuko. They are strange little creatures that steal and mark things with flags. Tengus can be unreasonable and stupidly heroic. Chuko was not the sharpest egg in the nest, just a...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Kill it With Fire!—Fire Bomber (Alchemist)

Advanced Race Guide Preview: Kill it With Fire! Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Everyone knows goblins have an unnatural love of fire. They love to see it flicker and burn to the sounds of their enemies' screams. While goblin adventurers, in an effort to get along with other more squeamish races, may control their pyromaniac urgings, others learn to harness that power and focus it into devastating force. ... Of course, since the goblin section of the Advanced Race Guide has plenty of options for fiery...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Versatility is a Human Virtue

Versatility is a Human Virtue Tuesday, April 24, 2012 ... Illustration by Eric BraddockWhen planning out Advanced Race Guide we knew that humans were going to give us some trouble. What do you give the race that has the cleanest slate and the most open-ended bonus options? We sat down and had to ask what makes humans... well, human. ... We came up with a short list of human virtues. One of the strongest human virtues on the list was versatility. Humans are downright tenacious in their ability...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

A New Leaf for Companions—Plant Companions

A New Leaf for Companions Tuesday, April 17, 2012Hey, everyone. Last week we got a little sidetracked, but we are back this week with the promised preview of the Advanced Race Guide. As part of the treesinger druid archetype, elves can gain a number of plant companions in place of a druid’s normal natural bond ability. Below you will find the full rules for these leafy companions. ... Plant CompanionsEach plant companion has different starting sizes, speed, attacks, ability scores, and...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide: Art Preview

Advanced Race Guide: Art Preview Thursday, April 12, 2012We wrested our Advanced Race Guide preview back out of the hands of Tuesday's pernicious pirates. Inside this upcoming tome of cutting-edge characters and radical races you'll find all the information you need on creating members of all three of the races previewed here, along with any other exotic beings you’ve ever wanted to play or can possibly imagine. Check back next Tuesday for your first look at some of the Advanced Race Guide's...
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Tags: Anna Christenson Ben Wootten Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rayph Beisner

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

The Advanced Race Guide is Coming!

The Advanced Race Guide is Coming! Tuesday, April 3, 2012We've been talking about it for many months now, but we're finally getting close to the release of the Advanced Race Guide. So, the time has come to start giving you some previews of this hefty tome of racial options and lore. ... To start, I thought I'd give you an overview of what to expect in the book. Inside, you will find four large, meaty chapters, filled with rules and information concerning all of the core races and just about...
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Carnage at Your Fingertips

Carnage at Your Fingertips Tuesday, March 27, 2012Do you like your combats bloody? When you score a critical hit or your enemy fumbles, do you want viscera to spray across the screen in you mind? Do you like the sound of your vanquished foe’s body slam against the walls of that cliff you threw him down? Then you probably already have the GameMastery Critical Hit Deck and Critical Fumble Deck. Paizo now offers them in digital form, as the iCrit and iFumble apps and they are available for both...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide is Away!

Advanced Race Guide is Away! Tuesday, March 13, 2012Last week we sent the Advanced Race Guide to the printer. In the very near future we’ll be sharing some previews of this book, which is chock-full of new options for characters of all playable races. Until then, we thought we would whet your appetite by showing off this books amazing cover, painted by the lovely and talented Wayne Reynolds. ... And now, just for fun, if you were writing a caption for this cover, what would it be? You get...
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GameMastery Item Cards: Skull & Shackles

Ultimate Equipment: What's Missing?

Ultimate Equipment: What's Missing? Tuesday, March 6, 2012Now that we’re wrapping up the last of the Advanced Race Guide, the design team is starting to work on Ultimate Equipment. This hardcover will cover all kinds of mundane and magical items for the Pathfinder RPG. As we have a little time before the text goes over to the editors, we’d like to give you one last chance to provide feedback for the book. Is there a kind of magic item that you’d like to see in this book? Is there an item...
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Bride of the FAQ Attack!

Bride of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 28, 2012She’s ready to pounce! ... If I have the pounce ability and I charge with a lance, do my iterative lance attacks get the extra damage multiplier from charging? ... No, for two reasons. ... One, because a lance only deals extra damage when you’re riding a charging mount—not when you are charging. ... Two, even if you have an unusual combination of rules that allows you to ignore the above limitation, it doesn’t makes sense that those iterative...
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Revenge of the Son of the FAQ Attack!

Revenge of the Son of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 21, 2012It’s back, and it wants revenge! ... Inappropriately Sized Firearms (Ultimate Combat, page 136): Does this allow a Medium or smaller creature to use larger firearms of any size? ... The text of the rule is, The size of a firearm never affects how many hands you need to use to shoot it. The intent of that rule was to prevent a Medium character from using a Small rifle as a one-handed pistol; it wasn’t intended to let a Medium...
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Revenge of the FAQ Attack!

Revenge of the FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 14, 2012Last week’s FAQ blog was so popular, we made a sequel! ... In a world where FAQs run rampant... ... What does “with” in the Special line for the Feral Combat Training feat (Ultimate Combat, page 101) mean for monks making a flurry of blows? ... Normally a monk who has natural attacks (such as a lizardfolk monk with claw attacks) cannot use those natural attacks as part of a flurry of blows (Core Rulebook 57). Feral Combat Training allows...
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FAQ Attack!

FAQ Attack! Tuesday, February 7, 2012It’s time to address some FAQs! These answers will be added to the official FAQ later this week. ... How is the negative energy affinity monster ability (Bestiary 2, page 299) supposed to work? ... The intent of this ability is that the creature is healed by negative energy (like an undead) and harmed by positive energy (like an undead); this is automatic and has nothing to do with the intent of the target or the energy-wielder. However, as written, the...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide (PFRPG)

Analyzing a Magic Item Stat Block

Analyzing a Magic Item Stat Block Tuesday, January 10, 2012 ... Illustration by Damien MammolitiAs Ryan Dancey, Clark Peterson, Neil Spicer, and I work our way through the last wondrous item submissions for RPG Superstar, I've come to realize two things. One, magic item stat blocks convey a lot of information, and two, many people don't understand what goes into a magic item stat block. In this blog, I'll dissect a magic item stat block and explain what goes where, and why. ... Item Name:...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Look at the Bad Guys

Pathfinder Battles Preview: One More Look at the Bad Guys Friday, January 6, 2012January 11th is the official release date for Pathfinder Battles: Heroes & Monsters, our first big set of prepainted miniatures produced in cooperation with WizKids! That means we have only two more chances to show off the final sculpts of minis we've previously revealed only as digital renders or pre-production samples. A few commenters on last week's preview blog also suggested some size comparison shots, which...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: From Digital Renders to Final Product

Pathfinder Battles Preview: From Digital Renders to Final Product Friday, December 30, 2011When we first started revealing images from the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters set, all we had to show off were the very earliest computer-rendered images from the first few weeks of production. These gave a good idea of the quality we were shooting for with this first set of prepainted miniatures, but the digital renders lacked some of the depth and paint steps of the final miniatures. ... Now...
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MysteryRace

Puzzling Races

Puzzling Races Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Last week Sean shared a list of the featured races appearing in the Advanced Race Guide. He’s a softie, intoxicated with a dose of holiday cheer, and was hopped up on the sugary goodness that is Andrew Vallas’s mom’s delicious baklava. (She sends a care package with enough for everyone in the Paizo offices just in time for Christmas and it is marvelous. Phenomenal even...but I digress.) ... This week, you get me. I’m not nearly as charitable, I’m a...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Using the Beginner Box to Create a Pathfinder Society Character

Using the Beginner Box to Create a Pathfinder Society Character Monday, December 26, 2011 I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and is looking forward to an exciting new year. I am sure quite a few folks gave or received the Beginner Box as presents this past weekend. Inside that box, there is a flyer for Pathfinder Society that includes a link to the website but no explanation of how to integrate the play or rules from the Beginner Box into use for Pathfinder Society play. ... One of the...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide: Featured Races

... Illustration by Klaus Scherwinski Advanced Race Guide: Featured Races Tuesday, December 20, 2011Now that we’re wrapping up the last of the Advanced Race Guide, we’ve decided to give you a very early sneak peek at some of its contents. While Chapter 1 covers the races in the Core Rulebook, Chapter 2: Featured Races gives more details on many popular but less common races for the game, plus game mechanics like alternate racial traits and favored class options (like you saw for the core...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Gaggle of Goblins and Gargoyles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Gaggle of Goblins and Gargoyles Friday, December 8, 2011Today’s preview blog marks an important milestone for the Heroes & Monsters set of prepainted Pathfinder Battles miniatures. With this preview, we’ve revealed all 40 miniatures in the set! In the few more weeks leading up to the formal release of Heroes & Monsters (looking like very early January, at this point), I’ll go back through the set and show off painted versions of early unpainted preview sculpts...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Familiar Foes

Familiar Foes Thursday, December 8, 2011Having written several of the monsters for Bestiary 3 during my long-ago days as a freelancer (I can’t believe it’s almost been 6 months since I started work as a developer!), I have a lot of reasons to be excited for its upcoming debut. While it was fun working on the beasties from various mythologies, I would be lying if I said all of my favorites came from that background, because this book is simply so packed with monsters both new and old. For...
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Tags: Carolina Eade Dmitry Burmak Jean-Baptiste Reynaud Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Tyler Walpole

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Unflinching Evil—Tzitzimitl CR 19

Unflinching Evil Tuesday, December 6, 2011 When brainstorming a new hardcover bestiary, we have many goals. These books give us an opportunity to support new Adventure Paths and other products. A new 300-plus-page volume of monsters gives us a chance to delve deep into the world’s mythologies and find new and interesting creatures from stories around the world. We get to express our love for classic creatures, exploring the genre’s rich history and smoothing out some of its wackiness. But it...
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RPGSuperstar2012

It's RPG Superstar Time!

It's RPG Superstar Time! Monday, December 5, 2011Tomorrow marks the official launch of RPG Superstar 2012, Paizo’s annual open-call RPG design competition! That means a lot of excitement here at the Paizo offices, because if this year’s Superstar is anything like the previous four, we’re about to discover some serious design talent that will help us years into the future. ... As in previous years, the final winner of this year’s RPG Superstar will receive a contract to write a Pathfinder...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Monsters Are Coming!

... Illustrations by Eric Belisle and Wayne Reynolds. Widescreen version here. Monsters Are Coming! Thursday, December 1, 2011The time draws nigh for Bestiary 3, so while you sharpen your blade and prepare your spells in advance of the monstrous onslaught, here's a little something to keep your mind on your task. ... Christopher Carey ... Editor ...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Misfit Love—Kamadan CR 4

Misfit Love Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Shhhhh... Don’t tell anyone, but here at Paizo we love our classic and misfit monsters. There is a tendency to look back at some of the oddball monsters that popped up in the sources of our youth and lament on how strange or even dumb they are. We take a different tact. Instead we revel in their strange and iconic natures. Any chance we get, we look for reason why even the most inexplicable monsters might exist in a fantasy world. ... If you’re a fan of...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Eric Belisle Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Frosty Black Friday!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: A Frosty Black Friday! Friday, November 17, 2011The Paizo offices may be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but nothing can stop the relentless march of preview images for the upcoming Heroes & Monsters set! ... This week’s preview blog is a special treat in that it features only one miniature. But for my money, I think it’s the coolest miniature in the entire set! I’m talking about the Frost Giant! ... The Frost Giant towers over the other miniatures in the set,...
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Pathfinder Reference Document: Now 20% Cooler with Indexes

Pathfinder Reference Document: Now 20% Cooler with Indexes Thursday, November 24, 2011The new PRD has been out for a while now, but a new feature may have gone unnoticed by some. Recently, we've added a set of indices to the PRD (look toward the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side of the page). These indices were originally created as mobile content so that anyone trying to look up a single reference on their phones would have an easier time doing it. It quickly became obvious that we...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spidery Secrets!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spidery Secrets! Friday, November 17, 2011With the very first Pathfinder prepainted miniatures, Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes, in stores now, interest in the Pathfinder Battles miniatures line has really heated up. Now that many of you have our first four miniatures in hand, it should be clear that WizKids is shooting for very high quality sculpts and paint jobs on all of the Pathfinder Battles miniatures. I think Heroes & Monsters keeps up (and in some cases...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Enter the Dragon!—Young Forest Dragon CR 10

Enter the Dragon! Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Unless you’ve been trapped in jotund troll’s lair for the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that here at Paizo we’ve been exploring a number of Asian themes for the Pathfinder RPG. From the release of the ninja and samurai alternate classes in Ultimate Combat to the Jade Regent Adventure Path, we’ve definitely had the myths and monstrous challenges of the East on our minds. ... To kick off our preview of the soon-to-be-released Pathfinder...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Jim Nelson Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Two New Kami—Shikigami CR 2

Two New Kami Thursday, November 10, 2011 We’re coming up on the release of Bestiary 3 in the near future, and as readers of the Jade Regent Adventure Path have noticed, we’re already using monsters from that book in the adventures! This is more or less a necessity, since when you travel to the far side of the world, you expect to see brand-new creatures and monsters, after all. We’ve been filling the Jade Regent bestiaries with all sorts of monsters inspired from Asian mythology and folklore,...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)

So, you're new here?—Core Rulebook

So, you're new here? Tuesday, November 8, 2011With the release of the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box, there are bound to be some new folks here on the blog. One of the questions we get from time to time concerning the line of RPG products is: Where do I start and what is required for me to play? So, I thought I would take this blog to go over the existing core RPG products, telling you what you need to upgrade to the full game and what you can expect to find in each of the hardcover books. ......
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Crazy-Good Commons

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Crazy-Good Commons Friday, November 4, 2011Just yesterday, the fine folks from WizKids stopped by the Paizo offices to drop off the final batch of Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters miniatures. I now have, sitting on my desk, actual production-run copies of all 41 miniatures in the set, from the lowly Goblin Warrior to the mighty Huge Black Dragon. Looking at them all lined up on my desk, I’m very impressed with the quality WizKids brought to bear on this set,...
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PathfinderBattles

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spooky Salutations!

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Spooky Salutations! Friday, October 28, 2011All-Hallow’s Eve is almost upon us, so I’ve decided to shake up the regular preview regime and show off a few spooooooooky Pathfinder Battles miniatures from the forthcoming Heroes & Monsters set, regardless of their distribution rarity within the set. ... First up is the Zombie, one of the most iconic horror creatures of all time. We figured that most GMs would appreciate a horde of these undead critters, so we’ve placed...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player's Guide (OGL)

All Hallows' Eve—Frightening Encounters

All Hallows' Eve Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Its that time of year again, and if you’re anything like me, its time to run a spooky and frightful Halloween-themed game for your players. This year, we here on the design team thought we would give you a few tricks and treats to bring to the game table. ... Frightening Encounters d%EncounterAvg CRSource ... 1–82d4 skeletons2Bestiary 250 ... 9–131 dire wolf3Bestiary 278 ... 14–191d3 giant spiders3Bestiary 258 ... 20–221 vampiric mist3Bestiary 2 277...
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Pathfinder Battles Preview: Uncommon Courtesy

Pathfinder Battles Preview: Uncommon Courtesy Friday, October 21, 2011I’m pleased to report that I have now seen preproduction samples of all 41 miniatures in the Pathfinder Battles Heroes & Monsters set, and I am thrilled with how they look! At long last we have discovered the “perfect” goblin skin tone, and the big meaty Ettin finally has the proper ink wash to make him a truly menacing brute. Things are really coming together, and folks around the Paizo office are blown away by the quality...
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PFBASH

The Beginner Box Bash!

The Beginner Box Bash! Thursday, October 20, 2011Looking for a chance to check out the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box and celebrate the biggest Pathfinder RPG release since the Core Rulebook? Then you’ll want to head to your local game store for the Beginner Box Bash! ... Venture-Captains across the world are organizing gaming days on October 29th and 30th to bring together Pathfinder players, debut the Beginner Box, teach new gamers how to play, and introduce players new and old to...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Beginner Box Add-On Content is Live!

Beginner Box Add-On Content is Live! Thursday, October 20, 2011 You’ve heard all about it, you’ve seen the unboxing, and pretty soon you’ll have your hands on your own copy of the highly awaited Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box. But why wait for your first look at the Beginner Box now that paizo.com/beginnerbox is live?! ... Just follow the link, or click on the new logo to the top left of this page, to head on over to the Beginner Box page, where you’ll find tons of details on the...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Playtest Wrap-Up

Advanced Race Guide Playtest Wrap-Up Tuesday, October 18, 2011 ... Illustration by Scott PurdyToday is the final day of the Advanced Race Guide playtest. If you haven’t posted your comments on the playtest document, get them on the playtest messageboard today. ... I want to thank everyone who participated in the playtest and commented on the first iteration of the race builder. Your feedback is going to help us improve the system so that we can make a truly excellent tool for GMs to build...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box Preview!

Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box Preview! Thursday, October 6, 2011 The Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box is scheduled for an October 26th release! The very first copies arrived here at the Paizo offices just this week, and we’re thrilled with how great the product looks, and how much value we managed to pack into the box. ... But don’t take my word for it! Take a look at the embedded video below, in which I open a copy of the Beginner Box and show off its shiny new contents! ... We’re enormously proud...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 3 (OGL)

Advanced Race Guide Playtest

Advanced Race Guide Playtest Tuesday, October 4, 2011 ... Illustration by Francesco GrazianiFor over two years now, we've released a plethora of new classes, feats, spells, and other options for your character, but the one area we've never really explored too deeply is races. The Advanced Race Guide is going to change all that with a bunch of new races explored in detail and new options and tools based specifically on your character's race. ... Included in this mighty tome is a system for...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features

Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features Tuesday, September 27, 2011 ... Page 199 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook says, “When you attempt to perform a combat maneuver, make an attack roll and add your CMB in place of your normal attack bonus. Add any bonuses you currently have on attack rolls due to spells, feats, and other effects. These bonuses must be applicable to the weapon or attack used to perform the maneuver.” That last sentence implies that some weapons apply their bonuses...
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Stealth Playtest, Round Two—Stealth

Stealth Playtest, Round Two Tuesday, September 20, 2011 ... Illustration by Christian PearceIn case you missed it, a few weeks ago the Pathfinder design team previewed some changes we were considering making to the Stealth skill. Like any design endeavor, game design benefits from iteration. After letting all of you playtest the rules and let us know what you thought of the first draft, we went back to the drawing board and made some changes based on that fantastic feedback. ... In this round...
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The Most Dangerous Site in Gaming

The Most Dangerous Site in Gaming Monday, September 19, 2011About a decade ago, the unwritten rules for success in the tabletop roleplaying game industry were rewritten by the most dangerous man in gaming. Ryan Dancey, then a vice president at Wizards of the Coast, championed the idea of open gaming. This idea was clearly crazy. Take the crown jewels of the most popular roleplaying game in history and give them away to your competition, for free? Madness! ... In retrospect, it was not so...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Beginner Box Sneak Preview

Beginner Box Sneak Preview Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Learning to play the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is about to get easier than ever before, as in just a few short weeks the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box hits the shelves of a game store near you! With the imminent release of this mighty boxed set—filled to bursting with easy-to-master rules, multiple adventures, creature tokens, dice, a Flip-Mat play surface, pregenerated character sheets, tons of tools to start building...
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Community Use Package: Faction Symbols

Free Stuff on Our Website!

Free Stuff on Our Website! Thursday, September 1, 2011 ... Check out our Community Use Package!So some of you may or may not know that we updated some parts of our Community Use Package the other day. Some of you may or may not know what that even means, which is a darn shame, since we put out some really cool, really free stuff that people don't even know about. In addition to the Player's Guides for each new Adventure Path we put out every six months, below is a list of some neato things...
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Encounters with Flying Cats

Encounters with Flying Cats Tuesday, August 30, 2011 ... Fresh meat! We have to keep the cave raptors downstairs fed!Hi there! My name is Meredith Kniest, and I'm the latest edition of the Paizo Intern. I've been asked to explain a bit about myself and my experience at Paizo so far, which frankly is an awesome relief from staring at Excel spreadsheets. Oh, the joys of interning. ... I'm currently a senior at the University of Washington studying English and French. After having scoured...
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Pathfinder Module: The Harrowing (PFRPG)

Stealth Playtest—Stealth

Stealth Playtest Tuesday, August 23, 2011 ... Illustration by Yngvar ApslundHere at Paizo, the design team has a host of challenges. Some of the greatest challenges come when dealing with the rules of our game that don't work as well as we would like. For a number of weeks we have been talking about the issues concerning the Stealth skill. Over the course of those conversations we have come up with many ideas to improve this skill and make its use both clearer and more playable. ... So, here...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Playtest Stealth Yngvar Apslund

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Ready for Combat!

... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds. Widescreen version here. Ready for Combat! Thursday, August 18, 2011With Ultimate Combat fighting its way into eager hands, it's time to adorn your desktops with some appropriate wallpaper, featuring the ever-awesome art of Wayne Reynolds. ... Christopher Carey ... Editor ...
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Early Pathfinder RPG Product Previews—Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box

Early Pathfinder RPG Product Previews Tuesday, August 16, 2011Just in case you missed the announcements and updates at Gen Con 2011, here's some news on the next few Pathfinder RPG products. ... Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box ... Pawns from the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box.The Beginner Box contains: A 64-page player book with information on the cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard classes up to level 5; skills; feats; equipment; and rules for combat, adventuring, and how to handle leveling up.; A...
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Gen Con Announcement Recap!

Gen Con Announcement Recap! Wednesday, August 10, 2011 ... ENnie Awards: Product of the Year ... (for the Advanced Players Guide)Whew... another Gen Con over and done with! We had a great time at the show, in no small part due to the incredible support of our fans and customers. You all are the BEST! ... In a Gen Con filled with highlights, though, for me one of the most incredible moments came about 15 minutes after the Ennie Awards wrapped up, when we went up to the Pathfinder Society...
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Tags: ENnies Gen Con Miniatures Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Battles Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Modules Pathfinder Player Companion Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Pathfinder Tales

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It's HUGE

It's HUGE Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 08:33 PM PacificHuge Pathfinder RPG poster! ... Sean K Reynolds ... Developer ...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Meet the Iconics: Reiko

Meet the Iconics: Reiko August 4, 2011Reiko is the iconic character for the ninja class from Ultimate Combat. To read the story for Hayato, the iconic samurai, or Lirianne, the iconic gunslinger—both classes also featured in Ultimate Combat—click here and here. ... Situated on the western coast of Minkai, Reiko’s home town of White Wave was a quiet fishing village, little more than a collection of shacks and cabins clinging to a steep cliff face overlooking the harbor. Crushed...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Ultimate Combat Preview #3—Alchemical Dragon

Ultimate Combat Preview #3 Tuesday, August 2, 2011We are just a few short days away from the release of Ultimate Combat and many of the subscribers already have copies of this mighty battle tome on the way to their doorsteps. For those of you not so lucky, let's take a look at some of the other great material you can expect to find inside. ... Aside from the plethora of archetypes and feats, this book has a lot of other great rules and subsystems for you to use in your game. There are pages...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Meet the Iconics: Lirianne

Meet the Iconics: Lirianne Thursday, July 28th, 2011Lirianne is the iconic character for the gunslinger class from Ultimate Combat. To read the story for Hayato, the iconic samurai—another class featured in Ultimate Combat—click here. ... Shieldmarshal Dahmok's greatest failing was teaching his middle daughter to read. After the loss of their mother, a lively but capricious elven explorer who viewed ten years and three children as a fling, he had hoped to rear homebody children....
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Ultimate Combat Preview #2

... Ultimate Combat Preview #2 Tuesday, July 26, 2011During the preview banquet at PaizoCon this year, I boasted that Ultimate Combat had a gigantic feats chapter, which started off with a seven-page table, summarizing all the feats. While that is impressive, I realized later that I made a mistake—the feats table is nine pages long! ... This week we're going to take a look at the feats chapter a bit more closely, since it is such an important part of this book. This chapter contains 256...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Dmitry Burmak Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)

Ultimate Combat Preview #1

... Ultimate Combat Preview #1 Tuesday, July 19, 2011Time slips by so quickly during the summer months that it seems like a new rulebook is just around the corner. As it turns out, Ultimate Combat is due to release in just a few weeks. From now until Gen Con, we will be showing off some of the exciting new options for characters and GMs alike that hide inside this blood-drenched tome. ... To kick things off, I can think of no better way than to take a look at the classes chapter of Ultimate...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Mauricio Herrera Paladins Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Outmaneuvered II: Revenge of the Grappled

... Outmaneuvered II: Revenge of the Grappled Tuesday, July 12, 2011About a month ago I was punished... er.., I mean rewarded with the task of answering questions about combat maneuvers in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The blog was so well received that I quickly promised to do another one in short order. Well, projects flew by, and I got pulled away, and short order dragged out into weeks, but now I'm back, and here to answer more pressing questions about combat maneuvers. Ready? ......
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Grapple Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Tyler Walpole

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Surviving Dagon...

... Surviving Dagon... Tuesday, July 5, 2011If you've ever crawled out from the depths of the Abyssal sea of Ishiar after battling Dagon and his infinite number of monstrous creations for days on end, you may have an idea of what finals week of my last quarter at Western was like. The stress was immense, and I'm just as confused as you are as to what the Shadow in the Sea was doing in Bellingham, Washington. Nonetheless, I emerged victorious—or at least alive. When I found out I got the...
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Rival Guide (PFRPG)

Outmaneuvered

... Outmaneuvered Tuesday, June 7, 2011Even in the midst of PaizoCon preparation, the design staff just loves those crazy little rules questions that pop up on the messageboards, during actual play, or that just randomly stray into our heads when we are designing an archetype or putting the finishing touches on a monster. Since I just returned from Comicpalooza in Houston, I had a number of those questions come up while conversing with players or that popped up during play, and shared those...
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Tags: Allison Theus Animals Anti-Paladins Design Tuesdays Grapple Pathfinder Campaign Setting Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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Pathfinder Chronicles: Seekers of Secrets—A Guide to the Pathfinder Society (PFRPG)

Ultimate Cantrips

... Ultimate Cantrips Tuesday, May 24, 2011 ... Illustration by Craig J Spearing ... It didn't take long for many of you to notice that there were no 0-level spells in Ultimate Magic. We made finding this omission easy when we inadvertently left some 0-level spell names in the section containing sample spellbooks. While future printings of the book will fix this problem by deleting the mention of those 0-level spells, until then, we thought you might like to see the developed 0-level spells...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Powerful Words

... Powerful Words Tuesday, May 17, 2011It is just about here. The newest addition to the Pathfinder RPG line releases this week and you should be able to find Ultimate Magic online or at your local game store any day now. For our final look into this mighty tome of magic, we are going to look at the Words of Power chapter. ... Words of power is an alternative system of spellcasting that allows the wordcaster to create spells using any of the words that he knows. While these spells still...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

Adventure Begins Here!

... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds ... Adventure Begins Here! Wednesday, May 11, 2011The first RPG product I ever purchased came in a red box, with a fighter laying the smack down on a red dragon. I was 12 and I've never stopped gaming since. I suspect that this fall some young whippersnappers will see this Beginner Box, pick it up, and begin their own journey into this great hobby of ours. With this amazing art from Wayne Reynolds, how can they not? And what can you do to make their journey...
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Tags: Dragons Elves Ezren Iconics Merisiel Monsters Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rogues Wallpapers Wayne Reynolds Wizards

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Feat of Magic

... Feat of Magic Tuesday, May 10, 2011Due to hit subscribers and store shelves in just a few days, we are continuing our look into Ultimate Magic. This week we are diving into the feats chapter, with a bonus look at spells. ... At 20 pages long, the feats chapter is by no means huge, but it does feature a little something for just about every spellcaster in the game, with a few options for nonspellcasters thrown in for good measure. While a number of these feats are here to complement one of...
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Tags: Bards Design Tuesdays Halflings Iconics Lem Monsters Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Tyler Walpole Undead

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box (OGL)

The Beginner Box

... The Beginner Box Thursday, May 5, 2011 For many months now, a good portion of the staff here at Paizo has been slaving away in secret, working on a project that has only been mentioned in hushed tones and vague inferences. While its existence has become common knowledge, few outside the halls of Paizo know much about this rumored product. Well, the time for secrecy is over! Now it is time to take our first look at the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box! ... Personally, I have wanted...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Magus Preview

Magus Preview Tuesday, April 26, 2011 ... Illustration by Wayne Reynolds ... Every Tuesday until the book's release, we are going to be digging into some of the new rules and options you will find in Ultimate Magic. After a bit of a mix up last week, this week we are going to take a look at the new base class, the magus, and the archetypes slated to appear in this book. ... From its first appearance as part of the playtest of this book, the magus has gone through a number of iterations. The...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Elves Iconics Magi Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Seltyiel Wayne Reynolds

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Ultimate Magic: Witches and Wizards—New Familiars

... Illustration by Kieran Yanner ... Ultimate Magic: Witches and Wizards Tuesday, April 19, 2011This week's theme is witches and wizards: two new familiars, two new patron themes, and two arcane discoveries. New Familiars The following are two of the many new familiars presented in Ultimate Magic. ... Fox    CR 1/4 ... XP 100 ... N Tiny animal ... Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8 ... Defense ... AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size) ... hp 5...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Familiars Feiya Iconics Kieran Yanner Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Wallpapers Witches Wizards

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Magic Archetypes

... Magic Archetypes Tuesday, April 12, 2011For the next month or so, every Tuesday we are going to be digging into some of the new rules and options you will find in Ultimate Magic, which is due to release in May. This week, we'll take a look at some of the new archetypes that take up a full 32 pages of this 256 page tome. ... One of the first things you will notice about this book is that the new classes from the Advanced Player's Guide receive archetypes in this book (except the cavalier,...
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Tags: Alchemists Archetypes Clerics Design Tuesdays Eric Belisle Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Undead

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic (OGL)

Ultimate Magic Previews Start Next Week!

Ultimate Magic Previews Start Next Week! Tuesday, April 5, 2011 The newest hardcover for the Pathfinder RPG, Ultimate Magic, is scheduled to ship mid-May, so for the next six weeks we're previewing material from the book. Get ready for: New options and archetypes for every base spellcasting class; More information on the magus class and Words of Power system; New familiars; New magical feats; New spell descriptors and new spells; Guidelines for designing new spells. ... Stay tuned! ......
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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (PFRPG)

Monkey See, Monkey Do? An FAQ on Intelligent Animals

... Illustration by Mauricio Herrera ... Monkey See, Monkey Do? An FAQ on Intelligent Animals Tuesday, March 29, 2011This is an odd FAQ item that we see pop up on occasion in a variety of different places. What happens when an animal gets an increased Intelligence score? There are a lot of different ways this can happen, and a number of strange routes that a GM could take when resolving this issue. Today, we are going to attempt to untangle this particular knot and see if we can't come up...
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Tags: Animals Design Tuesdays Frequently Asked Questions Mauricio Herrera Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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I Drank What? An FAQ on Poison

... I Drank What? An FAQ on Poison Tuesday, March 22, 2011 For quite a while now there has been a bit of confusion on how poison is applied in the Pathfinder RPG. While the application of a single dose is simple enough, the rules allow for the stacking of poisons that causes them to combine into a more powerful effect. There are, unfortunately, some timing issues with these rules that can make poisons a bit tricky to adjudicate during play. Since this issue is a bit more complex than your...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)

Manipulating Terrain

... Manipulating Terrain Tuesday, March 15, 2011For the last installment of the Design Tuesday blog on terrain, we are going to look at a relatively new type of terrain—terrain that you can actively manipulate. This kind of terrain can grant a creature a variety of effects, from an attack, to cover, to a special or enhanced mode of movement. ... Some of the examples of this type of terrain will look familiar. Much of it can already be found within existing encounters. Where this is the...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook (OGL)

Hazardous Terrain

... Illustration by Kieran Yanner ... Hazardous Terrain Tuesday, March 8, 2011In last week's Design Tuesday blog, I delved into the importance of terrain to push your encounter design to the next level, and provided you with some design philosophy to ponder when designing your own terrain. This week, I'm back with some concrete examples. ... The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game assumes combatants are able to use their movement abilities with little or no hindrance. Sure, there are walls, doors,...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Dwarves Fighters Harsk Iconics Kieran Yanner Paladins Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rangers Seelah Terrain Valeros Wallpapers

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Gunslinger Reloaded

Gunslinger Reloaded Monday, March 7, 2011Are you ready for some more fun with fantasy firearms? Well, ready or not, we are unleashing the second round of the Ultimate Combat playtest! In this round, we're bringing you the updated version of the gunslinger—a full 1–20 class in its own right, unhinged from the fighter class. This new version of the gunslinger has more deeds, many of the older deeds have been reshuffled and repriced, and we are providing you with more guns to play...
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Pathfinder #7—Curse of the Crimson Throne Chapter 1:

Design Tuesday: Fun with Terrain—First Things First

... Illustration by Kevin Yan ... Design Tuesday: Fun with Terrain Tuesday, March 1, 2011When designing an encounter, it's tempting to focus the majority of your attention on the mix of monsters and villains. After all, coming up with interesting enemy synergies and evocative scenes of terror, threat, and evil-doing go a long way in making encounters both memorable and fun. Often neglected, though, is making sure that the setting you place these bad guys in offers both threat and opportunity...
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Tags: Design Tuesdays Dwarves Game Mastering Harsk Iconics Kevin Yan Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Rangers Terrain Wallpapers

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Spell Design: Depletable Statistics

... Spell Design: Depletable Statistics Tuesday, February 8, 2011We're just about ready to send Ultimate Magic off to the printer! The last chapter is a big collection of spells, and Chapter 2 includes a 12-page section about spell design, complete with an analysis of what goes in the spell stat block and benchmarks of good, typical, and poor spells for each spell level. One of the topics discussed in that section is the idea of depletable statistics—numbers in a creature's stat block...
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Condition Cards (PFRPG)

We Love Goblins!

... Illustrations by Andrew Hou. Wallpaper design by Crystal Frasier. ... We Love Goblins! Friday, February 4, 2011We definitely love goblins here at Paizo. In fact, more than anything we love them blinded, helpless, and fascinated. And with this new wallpaper, you can too! This wallpaper uses artwork from the soon-to-arrive Condition Cards, the latest Game Mastery card set from Paizo. With these cards you'll be able to easily keep track of the Pathfinder RPG's most common conditions, making...
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Tags: Andrew Hou Cards Crystal Frasier GameMastery Goblins Monsters