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Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Pathfinder courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook (Pocket Edition) (2016)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadThis new softcover version of 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,…
Author(s): Jason Bulmahn

2. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Touchstone Books (Paperback)) (2012)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadThis classic bestseller is THE career-design bible for college graduates and midlife career-changers alike. Now fully revised and updated for the twenty-first century! Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career—or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You’ll learn: Whether you’re…
Author(s): Nicholas Lore

3. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment Pocket Edition (2017)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadChoose your weapon and stride boldly into battle with Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment! Within this handy, all-in-one reference, you’ll find 400 jam-packed pages of magic items and adventuring gear, from simple camping equipment and weapons up to the most earth-shaking artifacts. Included as well are handy rules references, convenient price lists, and extensive random treasure generation tables, all organized to help you find what you need, when you need it. With this vast catalog of tools and treasures, the days of boring dragon hoards are over, and your hero will…
Author(s): Paizo Staff

4. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Class Guide Pocket Edition (2018)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadAdventure like never before with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide! Explore new heights of heroism with 10 new base classes, each with 20 levels of amazing abilities. Incredible powers also await existing characters, with more than a hundred new archetypes and class options. Prepare characters for their most legendary adventure ever with massive selections of never-before-seen spells, magic items, and more! The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide is a must-have companion volume to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 15 years of system…
Author(s): Paizo Staff

5. Pathfinder Adventure: The Fall of Plaguestone (P2) (2019)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadA group of new adventurers, traveling through the small community of Plaguestone, must come together to solve the murder of a friend. What starts as simple investigation quickly turns sinister with the discovery of forbidden alchemy, mutant animals, and a nearby forest rotting away due to a mysterious blight. It becomes clear that if these young heroes don’t get to the heart of the plot, then the fall of Plaguestone is all but certain! The Fall of Plaguestone is the first Second Edition Pathfinder roleplaying game standalone adventure, taking new players and Game Masters on a daring adventure filled with…
Author(s): Jason Bulmahn

6. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Player’s Guide Pocket Edition (2017)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadExplore new and uncharted depths of roleplaying with the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide! Empower your existing characters with expanded rules for all 11 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game core classes and seven core races, or build a new one from the ground up with one of six brand-new, 20-level base classes. Whether you’re designing your own monstrous helpers as an enigmatic summoner, brewing up trouble with a grimy urban alchemist, or simply teaching an old rogue a new trick, this book has everything you need to make your heroes more heroic. The Pathfinder RPG…
Author(s): Paizo Staff

7. Pathfinder Adventure Path: Hellknight Hill (Age of Ashes 1 of 6) (P2) (Pathfinder Adventure Path: Age of Ashes) (2019)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadDawn of A New Age Fires burn atop the ruined citadel on Hellknight Hill, sending plumes of red smoke into the air that could be a call for help. Within the old keep, strange invaders from a distant land, mysterious long-lost ruins, and the machinations of a shadowy organization await discovery. Something dire is building toward an apocalyptic event, and it falls to your characters to stop the end before it begins. The Age of Ashes Adventure Path begins with “Hellknight Hill”-a complete adventure for 1st- to 4th-level characters. PZO90146 Pathfinder Adventure Path Age of Ashes: Cult of Cinders ISBN 978-1-64078-188-7 Stand…
Author(s): Amanda Hamon

8. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide Pocket Edition (2017)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadPlayers may be the heroes of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but whole worlds rest on the Game Master’s shoulders. Fortunately for GMs, the Pathfinder RPG GameMastery Guide is here to back you up. Packed with invaluable hints and information, this book contains everything you need to take your game to the next level, from advice on the nuts and bolts of running a session to the greater mysteries of crafting engaging worlds and storylines. Whether you’ve run one game or a thousand, this book has page after page of secrets to make you sharper, faster, and more creative, while always staying one step ahead of your players. The…
Author(s): Paizo Staff

9. Pathfinder Adventure Path: Cult of Cinders (Age of Ashes 2 of 6) [P2] (2019)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadThe Age of Ashes Adventure Path continues! The heroes have claimed the citadel atop Hellknight Hill as their own, but a ring of magical portals in the castle basement could allow cultists from the southern jungles to invade again at any moment. The PCs must travel through the first of these portals to ally with new friends and face off against the dragon-worshiping Cult of Cinders before the villains can bring powerful forces of destruction to bear! Age of Ashes is the first Adventure Path using the brand new rules for the Pathfinder RPG. This second adventure is for 5th-level characters, and also…
Author(s): Eleanor Ferron

10. Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration (2007)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should Read“A brilliant and readable book…a rich study of humankind’s restless spirit.” ―Candice Millard, New York Times Book ReviewGreeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto’s ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.The Wall Street Journal calls it “impressive…a huge story [told] with gusto and panache.” To the Washington Post,…
Author(s): Felipe Fernández-Armesto

11. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat Pocket Edition (2018)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadThis comprehensive 256-page hardcover reference reveals the martial secrets of the Pathfinder RPG rules like never before! Tons of new tricks and techniques for combat-oriented character classes put a sharp edge on your weapons and a sure step in your tactics, ranging from new barbarian rage powers, new cavalier orders, tons of new rogue talents, and more than 60 new archetypes for nearly every Pathfinder RPG character class, including spellcasters like wizards and clerics. Ultimate Combat also introduces three new Pathfinder RPG classes: the ninja, samurai, and gunslinger! The ninja blends the subterfuge of the rogue with…
Author(s): Jason Bulmahn

12. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: NPC Codex Pocket Edition (2018)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadIt’s happened to every Game Master. You spend hours setting up the perfect encounter, your players are out for blood, the swords are drawn―and then you realize that you’ve forgotten to build statistics for the enemy characters. Or perhaps your players go left when you expect them to go right, leaving you without any encounters prepared. Such problems are a thing of the past with the NPC Codex. Inside this tome, you’ll find hundreds of ready-made stat blocks for nonplayer characters of every level, from a lowly forest poacher to the most majestic knight or…
Author(s): Jason Bulmahn

13. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Magic Pocket Edition (2018)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadRaise your character to the pinnacle of magical might with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic! Within this book, secrets arcane and divine lie ready to burst into life at the hands of all the spellcasting classes in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In addition to the brand-new magus class―a master of both arcane magic and martial prowess―you’ll also find a whole new system for spellcasting, rules for spell duels and other magical specialities, and pages upon pages of new spells, feats, and more. Because when it comes to magic, why settle for less than…
Author(s): Paizo Staff

14. Pathfinder’s Way (A Novel of the Broken Lands) (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadThe Trateri are about to learn a vital lesson of the Broken Lands. Deep in the remote expanse where anything can happen, it pays to be on a pathfinder’s good side. Nobody ventures beyond their village walls. Nobody sane that is. Monstrous creatures and deadly mysteries wait out there. Lucky for the people she serves, Shea’s not exactly sane. As a pathfinder, it’s her job to face what others fear and protect her charges from the dangers that await in the Broken Lands. It’s not an easy job, but she’s the best at what she does. When the people she…
Author(s): T.A. White

15. Pathfinder (2011)

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should ReadFrom the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture!A powerful secret. A dangerous path. Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain. Rigg’s birthright sets him on a…
Author(s): Orson Scott Card

Best Pathfinder Books Everyone Should Read

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lost Kingdoms

Author(s): Paizo Inc.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 978-1-60125-41, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1418635

Pathfinder for Olympiad Mathematics by Vikas Tiwari and V Seshan for RMO INMO IMO Math Olympiad Foundation

Author(s): Vikas Tiwari and V Seshan
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2018, Size: 25 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2300656

The Celestial Host

Author(s): Ben McFarland, Jaye Sonia, Brian Suskind
Publisher: Storm Bunny Studios, Year: 2018, Size: 29 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2400911

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6

Author(s): Paizo Inc.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC, Year: 2017, Size: 41 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2143282

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Adventure’s Guide

Author(s): Paizo Inc.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 40 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2147707

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Horror Adventures

Author(s): Paizo Inc.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 2017, Size: 68 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2147708

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Villain Codex

Author(s): Paizo Inc.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 2017, Size: 102 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2147717

Pathfinder Adventure Path #102: Breaking the Bones of Hell (Hell’s Rebels 6 of 6)

Author(s): Amber E. Scott.
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 2016, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1486232

Pathfinder Adventure Path #102: Breaking the Bones of Hell (Hell’s Rebels 6 of 6) Interactive Maps

Author(s): Robert Lazzaretti
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1486233

Pathfinder Adventure Path #103: The Hellfire Compact (Hell’s Vengeance 1 of 6)

Author(s): F. Wesley Schneider
Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC., Year: 2016, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1486234

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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