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Adventurer's Armory

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Pathfinder Companion: Adventurer's Armory
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April 2010

Adventurer's Armory, a Pathfinder Companion by Jonathan Keith, Hal Maclean, Jeff Quick, Chris Self, JD Wiker, and Keri Wiker, was released in April 2010. It has a sequel: Adventurer's Armory 2.

Hundreds of New Items!Whether your character's in the market for an exotic weapon, a new pet, or an unusual alchemical item to help in exploring old tombs, this book has it covered. Adventurer's Armory is the go-to sourcebook for supplementing your character's gear; all of the items are nonmagical and most of them are priced low enough that even 1st-level heroes can afford them!

Customize your equipment for any given adventure with the following:

  • New weapons and armor!
  • New alchemical items!
  • Skill aids and class-specific items!
  • New poisons and black-market goods!
  • Travelers' comforts, such as cooking supplies and tents!
  • Adventurer favorites, like bladed boots and spring-loaded wrist sheaths!
  • New uses, rules, and tricks for mundane gear!
  • Divine items that react to channeled energy!
  • Power components for spells!
  • New traits!
  • An alchemist cohort to keep you supplied in the field!


Weapons, Armor, and Adventuring Gear
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Printing history

Adventurer's Armory has had an unusual printing history for a book in the Pathfinder Companion line. It initially sold out before reaching Paizo's warehouse, and was quickly reprinted.1 This second printing was meant to correct several errors in the initial printing. On July 7, 2010, the PDF version was updated to include these corrections.2 On July 30, it was announced that there had been a mix-up at Paizo, and the corrected files sent to the printer had only one of the many corrections expected.3 PDFs of the product downloaded after this point indicate "Second printing April 2010", and contain a single update on page 4. It is unclear if PDFs downloaded between July 11 and July 30 are the completely corrected version intended for the second printing, or the incorrect version sent to the printer.

Some time later the second print began to ship. Unlike its PDF counterpart, the title page was not updated to indicate that it was the second printing,4 and the only way to distinguish it from the first printing was to check for the updated text on page 4. In November 2010 it was reported that the second printing was selling better than expected, but a third printing wasn't expected any time soon.5

On July 21, 2011 Paizo announced that it was shipping the "second printing" of the book. This printing was fully updated with the errata that was intended for the 2010 reprint, and unlike the previous reprint, the title page was updated to read "Second printing January 2011". Since the previous printing of the book didn't indicate that it was a new printing, Paizo has declared the January 2011 reprint to be the second printing.4

Identifying printings

True first printing: No printing information on the title page (Fig. 1). Text on page 4 as seen in Fig. 2.

Interim first printing: Physical copies have no printing information on the title page (Fig. 1). PDF copies indicate "Second printing April 2010" on the title page. Both physical and PDF versions have text on page 4 as seen in Fig. 3.

Second printing: Title page indicates "Second printing January 2011" (Fig. 4).