If you want a handy online resource that only deals with official material for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, such as for tournaments or similar “official” games, then the Archives of Nethys is for you. A free to use resource, it tells you the location in what book you can find the item you are looking for.

Regularly updated, AoN is broken down into various sections:

  • Deities
  • Equipment
  • Feats
  • Magic Items
  • Mythic
  • NPCs
  • Prestige Classes
  • Races
  • Spells
  • Technology
  • Traits

There are a few other sections that cover licences, projects and ways to help the site maintain itself etc.

People might think, that with something like this, why should I purchase the books or PDFs? Well for a start there is no real artwork to speak off and the art in these books can range from good, to astoundingly amazing. Plus by actually purchasing the books, either directly or through the affiliate links (which also go to help support the site), you help ensure that more material is made by Paizo. Another good thing about this is if you are not sure if a particular book contains what you need, you can use it as a preview system. If you don’t like it, or it’s not appropriate for your needs, you won’t have wasted any money.

Something else to bear in mind that it also takes time for the contents to go up on the site. A book/pdf comes out today and if you purchased it, you would have it right away, ignoring delivery times. This also applies to any updates or errata, but for a free to use resource, it is, in my opinion, an acceptable price to pay.


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