May 14, 2009

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Preview #1

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Preview #1

After months of playtesting, followed by months of additional design and compilation, the Pathfinder RPG was finally sent out to the printers about two weeks ago.

Today, Paizo started a 14 part series that will preview the final version of the Pathfinder RPG in the Paizo Blog and what better way to start by showing the final Table of Contents?

The book clocks slightly less than 600 pages that will have everything you need to play and run a Pathfinder game. Compared with the beta version, the final version will also include the Prestige classes and magic item rules that were released during the later days of the beta playtest as their own chapters. This makes the total number of 15 chapters, 4 appendices including its very own Appendix N and a 4-page Index.

The second piece of preview is a couple of pages from the Races chapter. On the first page, we are shown the racial mugshot. They have replaced the blocky racial mugshot art from the beta with a new art that looks much cleaner to me. While on the second page, we have the dwarf description. Looking at the Dwarf's racial traits, you might notice that it has lost its Keen Sense bonus and there seems to be no more Favored Classes, at least not by race.

It's been quite a while since I have done a Pathfinder update so I'm really glad that I will have something to look forward to for the next 14 weeks. This is really building up a lot of drooling anticipation for the game and it keeps getting better. You can also keep up with the Paizo on Twitter.

Any thoughts on the preview?

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