March 7, 2018 by brennon
The team at Paizo have a new rulebook, the Pathfinder Playtest, in in the works which allows you to get stuck into a new and improved version of the rules for your adventures in lands of High Fantasy.
The new book will bring together all of their combined knowledge from ten years of developing this role-play system and takes things to the next level including such changes as…
- 10th-Level Spells and 4 Spell Lists
- Alchemists in Core
- Archetypes and Multiclassing
- Class Changes
- Classic Monsters and Magic
- Clean, Modular Information-Based Design
- Combat Maneuvers that Rock
- Designed for All Levels of Play
- Easier to Play
- Goblin Player Characters
- Heroic Storytelling
- Innovative Initiative
- More Customization
- New Background System
- Pathfinder Society
- Production Values
- Race Changes and Feats
- Rebalanced Magic Items
- Simplified Actions
- Streamlined Proficiencies
- True to Pathfinder
- Wayne Reynolds Art
…and all that comes as part of the new rulebook which you’ll have seen above. Inside its pages, you’ll find…
“This massive 400-page rulebook contains everything you need to create characters and run Pathfinder Playtest adventures from levels 1–20! With gorgeous new illustrations by Wayne Reynolds, the Playtest Rulebook lights the path leading directly to Pathfinder’s future. Available in three editions: softcover, hardcover, and deluxe hardcover with foil-debossed faux-leather cover and ribbon bookmark.”
There is also a new Playtest Adventure known as Doomsday Dawn and a Flip-Mat Multi-Pack. These will allow you to get going right away when the game lands on your doormat from Paizo and provide you with a nice entry point into the world of Pathfinder.
When Is It Coming Out?
All of the playtest products will be available as FREE downloads on August 2nd, 2018. There will also be a limited print run of the books and mats that have been mentioned above. These will be available to pre-order between March 20th and May 1st. You will also be able to get your hands on a limited quantity of them at Gen Con 2018.
Importantly, Paizo will NOT be reprinting the Playtest material after this limited run so if you want to get your hands on the physical copies you will have to pre-order so you aren’t disappointed.
This sounds like a great endeavour by Paizo and if you want to get more into the way things have changed you can follow their Blog HERE.
Are you going to be going on a Playtest adventure?
"The new book will bring together all of their combined knowledge from ten years of developing this role-play system..."