Once in a great while a game comes along that changes the face of gaming forever. Pathfinder was one of those games. Now, over 10 years after the original edition, the publisher is offering a similar limited window to participate in the development of the second edition of the game.
All Pathfinder Playtest products will be released on August 2, 2018, including the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack for players and Game Masters seeking the ultimate playtest experience. These print editions will be available for preorder from Just Games now until May 1.
We expect the first playtest of this game to be Gen Con weekend, on or around August 4, 2018, two days after the product releases, with weekly sessions to commence immediately thereafter.
Paizo will not reprint the Playtest Rulebook or Pathfinder Adventure, so players must preorder to ensure they do not miss these items. You can pre-order below, email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a reservation, stop in the store, or read more about individual items below the link.
Please note that pre-payment is not necessary, but you must use the button below or call the store to reserve a copy in order to participate in the playtest at Just Games. All orders pre-paid or picked up on release day will receive double points.
Local pickup only – if you order, we are assuming you will pick up your books in person. If you cannot, please contact us and we can make arrangements to ship anywhere in the world for an additional fee.
Preorders for these products are now closed.
Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook
Available in softcover ($29.99), Hardcover ($44.99) and Special Edition Hardcover ($59.99)
The evolution of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game begins here! This 416-page rulebook contains everything you need to create and advance your Pathfinder Playtest character from level 1 to 20, as well as hundreds of new and updated spells, magic items, feats, and Game Master rules necessary to run a complete Pathfinder Playtest campaign! Delve the deepest dungeons with a brand-new goblin alchemist hero, or convert your favorite existing characters to the new system! With gorgeous interior art from Pathfinder cover artist Wayne Reynolds and new rules concepts on nearly every page, the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook is your gateway to the future of Pathfinder. The only thing missing is your playtest feedback!
Note: The public playtest begins August 2 and runs through the end of 2018. Due to this limited time window, this book will NEVER be reprinted!
Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack
Playtest the new Pathfinder rules in style with this collection of two double-sided Flip-Mats featuring four key encounter areas from the Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn! Featured areas include a burnt-out crypt under the city of Magnimar, a ruined temple in the demon-infested Worldwound, a remote wizard’s tower beside a mountain pool, and an arcanist astronomer’s subterranean workshop!
These portable, affordable maps measure 24″ x 30″ unfolded and 8″ x 10″ folded. Their erasable coated surface can handle any dry erase, wet erase, or even permanent marker.
Pathfinder Playtest Adventure: Doomsday Dawn
Mysterious ancient artifacts from the early days of desert-choked Osirion count down the years until a rare planetary conjunction that will align Pathfinder’s world of Golarion with the hostile planet Aucturn, allowing the ravenous hordes of the Dominion of the Black to surge forth and harvest the brains of the Inner Sea, remaking the world in their terrible, alien image. Doomsday Dawn takes players on a decade-long journey throughout Golarion as they attempt to understand and defeat the otherworldy menace and avoid utter catastrophe in this 96-page softcover collection of seven multi-encounter scenarios designed to introduce the Pathfinder Playtest rules in a guided shared playtest experience coinciding with regular surveys and feedback from players just like you!