Gamemastery Guide (Second Edition)

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Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide
Gamemastery Guide.
Author(s) Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al.
Publisher Paizo Inc.
Price Hardcover: $49.99
Deluxe Hardcover $69.99
Softcover Pocket Edition: $24.99
PDF: $19.99
Released February 26, 2020 (Hardcover, Deluxe Hardcover, and PDF)
January 27, 2021 (Softcover Pocket Edition)
Type Core
Binding Hardcover, Softcover Pocket Edition, and DPF
Pages 256 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-64078-198-6 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-64078-199-3 (Deluxe Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-64078-321-8 (Softcover Pocket Edition)
Rules set Pathfinder Second Edition
Series Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Follows Bestiary
Precedes Bestiary 2
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This article covers the Pathfinder Second Edition Gamemastery Guide. For the Pathfinder First Edition equivalent, see GameMastery Guide (First Edition).

Gamemastery Guide, a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Second Edition core book, was released on February 26, 2020. A Pocket Edition was released on January 27, 2021.

Whether you are a new Game Master or experienced storyteller, you can always find new ways to hone your craft. This 256-page Pathfinder Second Edition rulebook contains a wealth of new information, tools, and rules systems to add to your game. Inside you will find handy advice for building your own adventures, designing towns, and creating vibrant characters alongside rules systems for dramatic chases, thrilling tournaments, and deadly duels. This book also includes more 40 pages of sample nonplayer characters, from the simple town guard to the vile cultist, presented to make your job as GM that much easier!

The Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide includes:

  • Rules, advice, and guidelines to build adventures, campaigns, and the denizens and treasures that lurk within, from settlements to nations to infinite planes!
  • Creative variant rules to customize the rules to make the game your own, including variant bonus, feat, and magic item progressions, characters gaining the power of multiple classes at once, and more!
  • All sorts of new and variant magic items including intelligent items, cursed items, artifacts, quirks you can add to items, and a brand new type of item called a relic that scales with your character!
  • A catalog of subsystems to handle unique situations, from thrilling chases to researching mysteries to vehicle combat to elaborate duels to sandbox-style "hexploration" and more! Plus, a universal victory point system to help you design your own subsystems!
  • More than 60 new NPCs to use in your game, designed for maximum usefulness to all Pathfinder campaigns!

Deluxe hardcover

The deluxe special hardcover edition, which is bound in faux leather with metallic deboss cover elements and a bound-in ribbon bookmark, was released on February 26, 2020.