Paizo Announces Pathfinder Second Edition For Summer 2018

As many of us tabletop gamers know, Pathfinder began as a refinement of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 edition.  Somehow, it grew to rival that of the original fantasy tabletop game it sought to both replicate and divide from.  After 10 years of Pathfinder goodness, Paizo announce that they were going to release a second, updated version of their popular system.

In the first part of August of this  year, a free PDF version of the documents will be released to all the players around the world so that they can test the next version of Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook will contain 400 pages of brand new rules to check out and play.  there will even be an accompanying adventure called Doomsday Dawn.

There are some bits and that can be previewed while the August 2 (the launch day of the playtest rules) looms closer and closer.

The basics are the same, but there will be plenty of cool changes.  Ancestry is an example of one of the new things found within the second edition of Second Edition  There will still be a plethora of choices that you can make when leveling up.

Rules have been streamlined for GMs, making monster designing on the fly easier than before.

If you want physical copies of the playtest material, it's possible to purchase them.  Paizo will offer the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Doomsday Dawn, as well as a two-pack of Paizo's Flip-Mats from game stores or from the Paizo website on May 1.  During Gen Con, there will be limited quantities of them for sale, which takes place on August 2 to August 5 in Indianapolis this year.