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Pathfinder Player Companion

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Pathfinder Player Companion

Pathfinder Player Companion is an invaluable resource for players and Game Masters. Each 32-page monthly installment explores a major theme in the Pathfinder campaign setting, with expanded regional gazetteers, new player character options, and organizational overviews to help players flesh out their character backgrounds and to provide players and Game Masters with new sources for campaign intrigue.

The product line debuted in August 2008 as Pathfinder Companion, with Second Darkness, a player-oriented guidebook to the third Pathfinder Adventure Path, Second Darkness. In August 2010, the line's name was changed from Pathfinder Companion to Pathfinder Player Companion to more clearly express the line's purpose as player-oriented material.

The bi-monthly issues alternated with the Pathfinder Modules line, which converted from a monthly to bi-monthly schedule in August 2008, coinciding with the launch of this line. These products briefly replaced the Player's Guide products released at the launch of each new Adventure Path, but were found to be a poor fit for this role and have since become more independent from other lines.

In August 2012, the Player Companion line went from bi-monthly to monthly. In addition, the layout and presentation of the content in the Player Companion products underwent a notable overhaul.

With the planned release of Pathfinder Second Edition at Gen Con on August 1, 2019, the final product in the product line, Chronicle of Legends, was released in May 2019.


Cover Title Release Date Author
Second Darkness Companion.jpg Second Darkness 0808August 2008 JacobsJames Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott,
and Greg A. Vaughan
Elves of Golarion.jpg Elves of Golarion 0810October 2008 MacleanHal Maclean and Jeff Quick
Osirion, Land of Pharaohs.jpg Osirion, Land of Pharaohs 0812December 2008 NelsonJason Nelson and Amber Stewart
LoF Player's Guide.jpg Legacy of Fire Player's Guide 0902February 2009 CortijoBrian Cortijo, Stephen S. Greer, James Jacobs,
Jonathan H. Keith, Amber E. Scott, F. Wesley Schneider, and James L. Sutter
Taldor Echoes of Glory.jpg Taldor, Echoes of Glory 0904April 2009 FrostJoshua J. Frost
Qadira, Gateway to the East.jpg Qadira, Gateway to the East 0906June 2009 CortijoBrian Cortijo
Cheliax Empire of Devils.jpg Cheliax, Empire of Devils 0908August 2009 KeithJonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend,
Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott
Dwarves of Golarion.jpg Dwarves of Golarion 0912December 2009 EitelbachDavid Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker,
Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon
Andoran, Spirit of Liberty cover.jpg Andoran, Spirit of Liberty 1001January 2010 KeithJonathan Keith, Hal Maclean, Colin McComb,
Jason Nelson, and Hank Woon
Adventurer's Armory.jpg Adventurer's Armory 1004April 2010 KeithJonathan H. Keith, Hal Maclean, Jeff Quick,
Chris Self, JD Wiker, and Keri Wiker
Gnomes of Golarion.jpg Gnomes of Golarion 1005May 2010 McCombColin McComb, Steven Schend, Sean K Reynolds,
Owen K.C. Stephens, Mark Moreland, Jeff Quick, and Hal Maclean
Sargava, The Lost Colony.jpg Sargava, The Lost Colony 1006June 2010 WikerJD Wiker and Sean K Reynolds
Orcs of Golarion.jpg Orcs of Golarion 1008August 2010 KensonSteve Kenson, Rob McCreary, Richard Pett,
Sean K Reynolds, and JD Wiker
Inner Sea Primer.jpg Inner Sea Primer 1022November 2010 McCombColin McComb
Halflings of Golarion.jpg Halflings of Golarion 1101January 2011 MacleanHal Maclean and Amber Scott
Faiths of Purity.jpg Faiths of Purity 1104April 2011 McCombColin McComb
Humans of Golarion.jpg Humans of Golarion 1106June 2011 JacobsJames Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds,
Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm
Faiths of Balance.jpg Faiths of Balance 1106June 2011 McCombColin McComb
Goblins of Golarion.jpg Goblins of Golarion 1108August 2011 PettRichard Pett
Faiths of Corruption.jpg Faiths of Corruption 1110October 2011 McCombColin McComb
Dragon Empires Primer.jpg Dragon Empires Primer 1112October 2011 McCombColin McComb and Tim Hitchcock
Pirates of the Inner Sea.jpg Pirates of the Inner Sea 1202February 2012 ScottAmber Scott
Blood of Fiends.jpg Blood of Fiends 1204April 2012 MacleanHal Maclean and Colin McComb
Blood of Angels.jpg Blood of Angels 1206June 2012 ScottAmber E. Scott
Varisia, Birthplace of Legends.jpg Varisia, Birthplace of Legends 1208 August 2, 2012 SchneiderF. Wesley Schneider
Knights of the Inner Sea.jpg Knights of the Inner Sea 1209 September 2012 KensonSteve Kenson, Tork Shaw, and Dylan Birtolo
Blood of the Night.jpg Blood of the Night 1212 December 6, 2012 ShawTork Shaw
People of the North.jpg People of the North 1301 January 22, 2013 Goodall Matthew Goodall, Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary,
Philip Minchin, and William Thrasher
Animal Archive.jpg Animal Archive 1302 February 13, 2013 Hamon Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson,
Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles
Dungeoneer's Handbook.jpg Dungeoneer's Handbook 1303 March 8, 2013 Hamon Amanda Hamon, Gareth Hanrahan, David Ross,
and Jerome Virnich
Champions of Purity.jpg Champions of Purity 1304 April 16, 2013 Blomstrom Jessica Blomstrom, Adam Daigle, Shaun Hocking,
Daniel Marthaler, Tork Shaw, and Christina Stiles
Kobolds of Golarion.jpg Kobolds of Golarion 1306 June 13, 2013 SmithMat Smith
Quests and Campaigns.jpg Quests & Campaigns 1306 June 13, 2013 HamonAmanda Hamon and David N. Ross
Dragonslayer's Handbook.jpg Dragonslayer's Handbook 1307 July 11, 2013 Hocking Shaun Hocking, Marie Small, and Jerome Virnich
Pathfinder Society Primer.jpg Pathfinder Society Primer 1307 July 11, 2013 Compton John Compton and Mark Moreland
Faiths & Philosophies.jpg Faiths & Philosophies 1308 August 19, 2013 Broadway Savannah Broadway, Paris Crenshaw, Neall Raemonn Price,
David Ross, Owen K.C. Stephens, and James L. Sutter
Demon Hunter's Handbook.jpg Demon Hunter's Handbook 1308 August 17, 2013 Minchin Philip Minchin, F. Wesley Schneider, and Jerome Virnich
Mythic Origins.jpg Mythic Origins 1309 September 25, 2013 Baker Dennis Baker, Philip Minchin, and Russ Taylor
Blood of the Moon.jpg Blood of the Moon 1310 October 21, 2013 Akers Tim Akers, Neal F. Litherland, David N. Ross,
and Tork Shaw
Magical Marketplace.jpg Magical Marketplace 1312 December 11, 2013 Ling John Ling, Ron Lundeen, Patrick Renie,
David Schwartz, Jerome Virnich
People of the Sands.jpg People of the Sands 1401 January 9, 2014 Hocking Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson
Bastards of Golarion.jpg Bastards of Golarion 1402 February 6, 2014 Bauer Judy Bauer, Neal F. Litherland, Ryan Macklin,
and David N. Ross
Champions of Balance.jpg Champions of Balance 1403 March 25, 2014 Goodall Matt Goodall, Ron Lundeen, Philip Minchin,
Patrick Renie, Justin Riddler, and David Schwartz
Undead Slayer's Handbook.jpg Undead Slayer's Handbook 1404 April 30, 2014 Baker Dennis Baker, Jay Loomis, Alex Putnam,
Adam Roy, Tork Shaw, and Larry Wilhelm
Alchemy Manual.jpg Alchemy Manual 1404 April 30, 2014 Nelson Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, and David N. Ross
The Harrow Handbook.jpeg The Harrow Handbook 1405 May 28, 2014 Frasier Crystal Frasier, Will McCardell, and David Schwartz
Blood of the elements.jpg Blood of the Elements 1406 June 25, 2014 Akers Tim Akers, Judy Bauer, Jim Groves,
Chris Lites, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., and Cassidy Werner
People of the river.jpeg People of the River 1407 July 25, 2014 Akers Tim Akers, Jason Brick, Ethan Day-Jones, James Jacobs,
Nick Salestrom, David Schwartz, and William Thrasher.
People of the Stars.jpg People of the Stars 1408 August 14, 2014 Day-Jones Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith
Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter
Champions of Corruption.jpg Champions of Corruption 1409 September 10, 2014 Crenshaw Paris Crenshaw, Jim Groves, Sean McGowan,
and Philip Minchin
Advanced Class Origins.jpg Advanced Class Origins 1409 October 22, 2014 Baker Dennis Baker, Ross Byers, Tom Phillips,
Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Owen K.C. Stephens
Ranged Tactics Toolbox.jpg Ranged Tactics Toolbox 1411 November 24, 2014 Ross David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague
Giant Hunter's Handbook.jpeg Giant Hunter's Handbook 1412 December 17, 2014 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen,
and David N. Ross
Familiar Folio.jpeg Familiar Folio 1501 January 28, 2015 McCardell Will McCardell, Philip Minchin, Mark Seifter, and Jerome Virnich
Melee Tactics Toolbox.jpg Melee Tactics Toolbox 1503 March 25, 2015 Crenshaw Paris Crenshaw, Ron Lundeen, and David Schwartz
Heroes of the Wild.jpg Heroes of the Wild 1504 April 29, 2015 Beck Tyler Beck, Pedro Coelho, Justin Juan, Mikko Kallio,
Jason Keeley, Nick Salestrom, and William Thrasher
Cohorts and Companions.jpg Cohorts and Companions 1505 May 27, 2015 Duckwitz Brian Duckwitz, Philip Minchin, and Jason Nelson
Monster Summoner's Handbook.jpg Monster Summoner's Handbook 1506 June 24, 2015 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Tyler Beck, Anthony Li, Luis Loza,
David N. Ross, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Dirty Tactics Toolbox.jpg Dirty Tactics Toolbox 1509 September 2, 2015 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Mikko Kallio, Anthony Li, Luis Loza,
and Andrew Marlowe
Heroes of the Streets.jpg Heroes of the Streets 1509 September 30, 2015 Compton John Compton, Mikko Kallio, Nicolas Logue, Michael McCarthy,
Mike Myler, and David N. Ross
Occult Origins.jpg Occult Origins 1510 October 21, 2015 Brookes Robert Brookes, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, and Mark Seifter
Black Markets.jpg Black Markets 1510 October 21, 2015 Lundeen Ron Lundeen, Jason Nelson, David N. Ross, and David Schwartz
Weapon Master's Handbook.jpg Weapon Master's Handbook 1511 November 18, 2015 Augunas Alexander Augunas and David N. Ross
Agents of Evil.jpg Agents of Evil 1512 December 16, 2015 Hillman Thurston Hillman
Arcane Anthology.jpg Arcane Anthology 1601 January 27, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Steven T. Helt, and David N. Ross
Blood of Shadows.jpg Blood of Shadows 1602 February 24, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Steven T. Helt, Luis Loza,
and Ron Lundeen.
Armor Master's Handbook.jpg Armor Master's Handbook 1604 April 27, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Robert Brookes, Anthony Li,
Luis Loza, and David Schwartz.
Magic Tactics Toolbox.jpg Magic Tactics Toolbox 1605 May 25, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman,
and Ron Lundeen
Spymaster's Handbook.jpg Spymaster's Handbook 1606 June 29, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, David N. Ross, and Owen K.C. Stephens
Legacy of Dragons.jpg Legacy of Dragons 1608August 4, 2016 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Robert Brookes, Thurston Hillman, Michelle Jones, Mikko Kallio, and Mark Seifter
Haunted Heroes Handbook.jpg Haunted Heroes Handbook 1608 August 31, 2016 AugunasAlexander Augunas, Thurston Hillman, Isabelle Lee, Stephen Rowe, and Christopher Wasko
Divine Anthology.jpg Divine Anthology 1609 September 28, 2016 AugunasAlexander Augunas, Russ Brown, John Compton, Alex Riggs, and David Ross
Blood of the Beast.jpg Blood of the Beast 1611 November 16, 2016 AugunasAlexander Augunas, John Compton, and Crystal Frasier
Paths of the Righteous.jpg Paths of the Righteous 1612 December 14, 2016 AugunasAlexander Augunas, John Compton, Jenny Jarzabski, Isabelle Lee, Stephen Rowe, and Owen K.C. Stephens
Healer's Handbook.jpg Healer's Handbook 1701 January 25, 2017 Alexander Augunas, David N. Ross, and Stephen Rowe
Heroes of the High Court.jpg Heroes of the High Court 1702 February 22, 2017 Isabelle Lee, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, and Jacob W. Michaels
Psychic Anthology.jpg Psychic Anthology 1702 February 22, 2017 Alexander Augunas, Isabelle Lee, Luis Loza, Alex Riggs, Mark Seifter, Loren Sieg, and Jeremy Smith
Monster Hunter's Handbook.jpg Monster Hunter's Handbook 1703 March 29, 2017 Eric Hindley, Mikko Kallio, Luis Loza, and Christopher Wasko
Heroes of the Darklands.jpg Heroes of the Darklands 1704 April 26, 2017 Robert Brookes, Eleanor Ferron, Michelle Jones, Alex Riggs, and Nicholas Wasko
Legacy of the First World.jpg Legacy of the First World 1705 May 31, 2017 Judy Bauer, John Compton, Violet Hargrave, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Joe Pasini, Mark Seifter, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Adventurer's Armory 2.jpg Adventurer's Armory 2 1706 June 28, 2017 Jenny Jarzabski, Mikko Kallio, Isabelle Lee, Luis Loza, Joe Pasini, David N. Ross, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Blood of the Sea.jpg Blood of the Sea 1707 July 26, 2017 Amber E. Scott
Elemental Master's Handbook.jpg Elemental Master's Handbook 1708 August 17, 2017 John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, and Christopher Wasko
Antihero's Handbook.jpg Antihero's Handbook 1709 September 20, 2017 Emily Brumfield, Violet Hargrave, Susann Hessen, Mikko Kallio, Lyz Liddell, Adrian Ng, Joe Pasini, Lu Pellazar, Kyle T. Raes, David N. Ross, and Kendra Leigh Speedling
Blood of the Coven.jpg Blood of the Coven 1710 October 18, 2017 John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Crystal Frasier, Lissa Guillet, Elisa Mader, Adrian Ng, Mark Seifter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
People of the Wastes.jpg People of the Wastes 1711 November 15, 2017 Logan Bonner, John Compton, Nathan King, Luis Loza, Christopher Wasko, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Potions & Poisons.jpg Potions & Poisons 1712 December 13, 2017 Kate Baker, Eleanor Ferron, Nathan King, Lyz Liddell, Luis Loza, Alex Putnam, Alex Riggs, and David Schwartz
Disciple's Doctrine.jpg Disciple's Doctrine 1801 January 31, 2018 Saif Ansari, Mara Lynn Butler, Jeffrey Hersh, Vanessa Hoskins, Lyz Liddell, Luis Loza, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Merchant's Manifest.jpg Merchant's Manifest 1803 March 28, 2018 John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Thurston Hillman, Nathan King, Isabelle Lee, Jacob W. Michaels, Adrian Ng, David N. Ross, and Mike Welham
Blood of the Ancients.jpg Blood of the Ancients 1805 May 30, 2018 John Compton, Vanessa Hoskins, James Jacobs, Mikko Kallio, Alex Riggs, Stephen Rowe, and Jeffrey Swank
Heroes from the Fringe.jpg Heroes from the Fringe 1808 August 29, 2018 Saif Ansari, Kate Baker, Michelle Jones, Isabelle Lee, Adrian Ng, Alex Riggs, and Owen K.C. Stephens
Plane-Hoppers Handbook.jpg Plane-Hopper's Handbook 1809 September 19, 2018 James Case, John Compton, Leo Glass, Avi Kool, Adrian Ng, Lu Pellazar, Daniel Reed, Mikhail Rekun, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Martial Arts Handbook.jpg Martial Arts Handbook 1811 November 14, 2018 Thurston Hillman, Mikko Kallio, Jacob W. Michaels, Matt Morris, Daniel Reed, Mikhail Rekun, Mark Seifter, and Jeffrey Swank
Wilderness Origins.jpg Wilderness Origins 1901 January 30, 2019 Kim Frandsen, Sasha Laranoa Harving, Violet Hargrave, Ron Lundeen, Andrew Mullen, Jessica Redekop, Mikhail Rekun, Sean K Reynolds, and Rodney Sloan
Heroes of Golarion.jpg Heroes of Golarion 1903 March 27, 2019 Saif Ansari, Alexander Augunas, Mara Lynn Butler, Michelle Jones, Avi Kool, and Alex Riggs
Chronicle of Legends.jpg Chronicle of Legends 1905 May 29, 2019 Calder CaDavid, Vanessa Hoskins, Mike Kimmel, Isabelle Lee, Matt Morris, Mikhail Rekun, and Michael Sayre

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