Beginner Box (Second Edition)

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Pathfinder Beginner Box
Beginner Box.
Author(s) Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Lyz Liddell, Mark Seifter, et al.
Publisher Paizo Inc.
Price Box: $39.99
PDF: $19.99
Released November 11, 2020
Type Core
Binding Box with softcover books
Pages 80 (Hero's Handbook)
96 (Game Master's Guide)
isbn ISBN 978-1-64078-284-6
Rules set PF2
Series Pathfinder Second Edition
Follows Advanced Player's Guide
Precedes Bestiary 3
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This article covers the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginner Box. For the Pathfinder First Edition equivalent, see Beginner Box (First Edition).

The Beginner Box, a Pathfinder Second Edition product designed for new players, was released on November 11, 2020.

Take the first step into an amazing world of fantasy adventure! The Pathfinder Beginner Box contains everything you need to learn how to play the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, including rules to create your own fantasy hero and tools to make your own amazing stories.

Will you be a courageous fighter, charging headfirst into battle, or a sly rogue, moving quietly to strike at foes from the shadows? Maybe you will be a knowledgeable wizard, wielding incredible arcane spells or a wise and pious cleric, using the power of your deity to shape the world for the better. It is all up to you!

Inside you will find a rich toolbox, filled with everything you need to get started, including rules for character generation, an introductory adventure, guidelines to build your own campaign, character sheets, a full-color map, character pawns, and dice. This deluxe box set is the ideal introduction to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, leading the way to a lifetime of adventure!

The Pathfinder Beginner Box includes:

  • An 80-page Hero's Handbook, including rules for character generation, a solo adventure, skills, spells, and equipment.
  • A 96-page Game Master's Handbook, containing an introductory adventure, over 20 pages of monsters, rules for building your own adventure, and magic items.
  • Four premade characters so you can jump right into the action and four blank character sheets if you want to make your own hero.
  • Over 100 character and monster pawns to use on the full-color double-sided adventure map.
  • Four game reference cards to help players remember their actions.
  • A complete set of polyhedral dice, including a d20, d12, d10, d8, d6, and d4.

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Starting in November 2020, Paizo broadcast a weekly livestream on Twitch, and thereafter on YouTube, called Pathfinder Beginner Box: Troubles in Otari based on the Pathfinder Beginner Box (Episodes 1–4) and, from Episode 5, Troubles in Otari.