Core Rulebook (First Edition)

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Core Rulebook
Pathfinder Roleplalying Game
Author(s) Jason Bulmahn
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price Print: $49.99
Pocket Edition: $24.99
PDF: $19.99
Released August 2009 (hardcover)
August 4, 2016 (Pocket Edition)
Type Core
Binding Hardcover, softcover, PDF
Pages 576 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-60125-887-8 (Pocket Edition)
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder RPG
Follows Bonus Bestiary
Precedes Bestiary
Awards Gold ENnie – Product of the Year (2010)
Gold ENnie – Best Game (2010)
Gold ENnie – Best Interior Art (2010)
Gold ENnie – Best Production Values (2010)
Errata 1st Printing
2nd Printing
3rd Printing
4th Printing
5th Printing
Artwork from Core Rulebook (1E)

This article covers the Pathfinder First Edition Core Rulebook. For the Pathfinder Second Edition equivalent, see Core Rulebook (Second Edition).

The Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook was released in August 2009. It is on its sixth printing, which was published May 30, 2013.

The Core Rulebook provides rules, classes, and content to run the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in any setting.

A smaller, softcover Pocket Edition of the Core Rulebook was released on August 4, 2016, containing all of the original content of the hardcover format, but in a smaller, 8.4" x 6.5" softcover format.

Enter a fantastic world of adventure!The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. Will you cut your way through monster-filled ruins and cities rife with political intrigue to emerge as a famous hero laden with fabulous treasure, or will you fall victim to treacherous traps and fiendish monsters in a forgotten dungeon? Your fate is yours to decide with this giant Core Rulebook that provides everything a player needs to set out on a life of adventure and excitement!

This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an open playtest involving more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook includes:

  • All player and Game Master rules in a single volume
  • Complete rules for fantastic player races like elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, and half-orcs
  • Exciting new options for character classes like fighters, wizards, rogues, clerics, and more
  • Streamlined and updated rules for feats and skills that increase options for your hero
  • A simple combat system with easy rules for grapples, bull rushes, and other special attacks
  • Spellcaster options for magic domains, familiars, bonded items, specialty schools, and more
  • Hundreds of revised, new, and updated spells and magical treasures
  • Quick-generation guidelines for nonplayer characters
  • Expanded rules for curses, diseases, and poisons
  • A completely overhauled experience system with options for slow, medium, and fast advancement

...and much, much more!