Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Comprehensive Pathfinder Guides Guide

Here is a list of guides that I have drawn from other Guide to the Guides around the interwebs. With over 150 guides, it's fairly complete. It's got Class guides, psionics, equipment guides, tips, tricks, all the works. Enjoy!

Also, here is the Guide to the Builds, a repository for all of the best builds out there.

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Core Classes

Alchemist
      Ogre's RPG Stuff - Alchemist’s Guide (Core, APG, UM) [Discussion]
      Chasing the Philosopher's Stone: N. Jolly's Guide to the Pathfinder Alchemist (CRB, APG, ARG, UM, UC+, Mythic) [Discussion]

Antipaladin
      Bodhi's Guide to the Optimal Paladin & Antipaladin (Core, APG, UM, UC) (Has Mythic Options) [Discussion]
      Marshmallow's Guide to Your Optimal Anti-Paladin

Barbarian
      Anger Management: A Pathfinder Guide to the Barbarian by Novamurmson (Thread)
      BARBARIAN AM SMASH - A Practical Guide to Breaking Faces by Trinam (Core, APG, UC) [Discussion]
      How to Become the Lord of Rage: N. Jolly's Guide to the Pathfinder Barbarian (CRB, APG, ARB, UM, UC+, Mythic)[Discussion]
      Elewan's Pathfinder Barbarian Guide (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      kcmorris's A Guide to the Barbarian and Titan Mauler Barbarian (Blog)

Bard
      All the World’s a Stage, and You the Stage Director: A Guide to the Pathfinder Bard (Core, APG, ARG, UC, UM) [Discussion]
      Treantmonk's Guide to Bards: Pathfinder Core Rules (Core only) [Discussion]
      kcmorris's Dervish Dance Bard (Blog, short)
      Guide to the Buffer Bard [Discussion]

Bloodrager
      Raining Blood: The Bloodrager's Guide to Pleasing the Metal Gods [Discussion]

Cavalier
      The Cavalier's Code (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Cleric
      Beckett's Guide to Clerics
      Brewer's Guide to Reach Clerics [Discussion]
      Pupsocket's Guide to Dipping Cleric
      Rogue Eidolon’s Guide to Clerics (Domains) (Core only) [Discussion]
      Tark's Big Holy Book of Clerical Optimization (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      The Hangover Cleric Build & Handbook (Build)

Druid
      Peterrco's guide to Druids (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Treantmonk's Guide to Druids Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (Core only) [Discussion]
      I'll Be Back.  The Guide to the Reincarnated Druid [Discussion]
      Druid's Log: Animal Companions [Discussion]

Fighter
      Bladestorm: "STR Ranger"'s Guide to TWF for Fighters (Core, APG, UM, UC, SoS) [Discussion]
      kcmorris's A Guide to the Fighter (Blog)
      Rogue Eidolon's Guide to Fighters (Core only) [Discussion]
      Two Hands are Better Than One: A Guide for Fighters Using Two Hands [Discussion]
      Secrets of the Swordlord: A Guide to the Aldori Dueling Sword [Discussion]

Gunslinger
      Drake_Rocket's Guide to Grand Gunslinginger Greatness (Core, APG, UC) [Discussion]
      kcmorris's Musket Master Gunslinger (Blog, short)
      The Gunslinger's Handbook
      Lokotor's Gunslinger Guide [Discussion]

Inquisitor
      Bodhi's Guide to the Optimal Inquisitor (Core, APG, ARG, UM, UC, Other+) [Discussion]
      Nobody Expects a Guide to the Inquisitor (Core, APG, UM) [Discussion]

Magus
      A Guide to Touch Spells, Spellstrike, and Spell Combat
      Magus Hexcrafter Guide: The Complete Guide For Dealing With The Devil (Core, APG, ARG, UC, UM) [Discussion]
      Walter’s Guide to the Magus (Core, APG, UM) [Discussion]
      The Exhaustive Guide the the Kensai Magus [Discussion]
      Optimizing the Suboptimal:  The Subguide to the Myrmidarch [Discussion]

Monk
      Porpentine's Guide to Zen Archery (Blog)
      A Guide to the Qinggong Monk (Short, Blog)
      Optimizing your Qinggong Monk (Short, Blog) [Discussion]
      kcmorris's Zen Archer Monk (Blog)
      Revel's Guide to the Monk (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Treantmonk's Guide to Monks (Core only) [Discussion]
      Zen Archer Handbook (Thread)

Ninja
      Zenith's Guide to the Ninja Part I, Part II, Part III & Part IV [Discussion]
      Death from the Shadow: A Guide to the Ninja by Joseph Bucceri (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Oracle
      Channeling the Cosmos: A Guide to the Oracle (Core, APG, ARG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Brewer's Guide to the Jargonaut (Words of Power Oracle) [Discussion]

Paladin
      Bodhi's Guide to the Optimal Paladin & Antipaladin (Core, APG, UM, UC) (Has Mythic Options) [Discussion]
      Cryptic's Guide to the Pathfinder Paladin: Being a God's Wrecking Hammer (Core) [Discussion]
      Thallin's Guide To Paladins (Optimization) (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      Oradin Mini-Guide, or How to be a Healbot minus the 'bot' (Thread)
      The Paladin's Code and Pathfinder (Roleplaying the Paladin) [Discussion]
      Deadeye's Servant: A Guide to the Archery Paladin [Discussion]
      The Mini-Guide to the Iroran Paladin [Discussion]

Ranger
      Ginsu Master: A Ranger’s Guide to Two Weapon Fighting (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Lastoths Guide to Archery Rangers (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Treantmonk's Guide to Rangers in Pathfinder (Core only) [Discussion]

Rogue
      kcmorris's Guide to the Rogue (Blog)
      kjb200's Update to Rogue Eidolon's Guide to the Rogue [Discussion]
      Bravo's Knife Master Scout Guide [Discussion]
      Rogue Eidolon's Guide to Rogues (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      Moxie: A Practical Guide to Roguing with Style [Discussion]
      A Guide to the Pathfinder Rogue [Discussion]

Samurai
      Way of the Samurai (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Sorcerer
      A Quick Guide to Pathfinder Sorcerers: Gods Don't Need Spellbooks (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Magic in the Blood: A guide to Eldritch Heritage and Sorcerer Bloodlines (Core, APG, ARG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      The (almost) Complete Guide to Sorcerers - A Practical Handbook (Core only) [Discussion]
      Thus She Spoke: The Words of Power Sorcerer [Discussion]
      The Inner Power: A Guide for Sorcerers (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Summoner
      Summoning Information - A Guide to an Alternate Eidolon
      The Summoner's Handbook (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      Tark's Guide to Building Tag Team Champions: (Melee Summoner) [Discussion]
      Getting into Some Else's Skin:  N. Jolly's Guide to the Synthesist Summoner [Discussion]
      Summoners - Specialist Sorcerers with a Party of Their Own 
      Monster's at your Knees - Orthodox Banjoist's Guide to the Summoner (Update to the Summoner's Handbook) [Discussion]

Warpriest
      Warpriest Guide: Fight for Your God [Discussion]

Witch
      A Witch's Guide to Shutting Down Enemies (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Core, APG) [Discussion]
      Patron's Review
      The Viking Irishman's Witch Guide (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Witch Handbook (Thread)

Wizard
      Professor Q's Guide to the Core+ Wizard (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      THE COMPLETE Professor Q's Guide to the Pathfinder Wizard (Core, APG, ARG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      The Blockbuster Wizard (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Treantmonk's Guide to Pathfinder Wizards [Discussion]
      ShakaUVM's Methods for Necromantic Success [Discussion]
      Wannabe - Orthodox Banjoist's Guide to the Transmuter Wizard [Discussion]
      The Spellslinger (A Pathfinder Wizard Archetype): A Guide [Discussion]


Prestige, Psionics & Third Party

Arcane Archer
      The Human Diversion's Guide to the Caster-Centric Arcane Archer [Discussion]

Arcane Trickster
      Abraham Spalding’s Guide to the Arcane Trickster (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      A Highly Regarded Expert's Guide to the Arcane Trickster (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Aegis
     Armor of the Mind: The Aegis

Assassin
     OHKO: A Guide to Assassins [Discussion]

Battle Herald
      Guide to the Battle Herald [Discussion]

Champion of Irori
      Fist of the Heavens! A Guide to the Champion of Irori [Discussion]

Cryptic
      The Cryptic

Deific Obediences
      Walter's Guide to Deific Obediences [Discussion]

Dragon Disciple
      Oterisk’s Guide to the Dragon Disciple - A “How To” for the Living Myth (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Duelist
      Oterisk's Guide to the Duelist - or How to be a Fighter with out being Big and Stupid (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Eldritch Knight
      Zolthux's Guide to the Gish (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Holy Vindicator
      Righteous Indignation - Zurr's Guide to the Holy Vindicator [Discussion]

Occultist (3pp)
      Pacting in Pathfinder - The Occultist Handbook [Discussion]

Pathfinder Chronicler
      Oterisk’s guide to Optimizing the Pathfinder Chronicler?!?! (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Psychic Warrior
      Jackiscool's Guide to the Psychic Warrior (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]

Shadow Dancer
      Why does the Shadow have a Great Sword? Guide to the Two-Handed Shadow Dancer [Discussion]

Soulknife
      Sharpening the Mind: A Guide to the Pathfinder Soulknife (Thread)

Stalker (3rd Party)
      Striking from the Shadows: The Stalker (Thread)

Stalwart Defender
      Guide to the Stalwart Defender [Discussion]

Tactician
      The Chess Master: A Tactical Guide to the Tactician (Thread)

Vitalist
      Mental Medicine: Psionic Healing Through the Vitalist (Thread)

Warder (3rd Party)
    Defending the Weak: The Warder (Thread)

Warlord (3rd Party)
      Leading the Battle: A Guide to the Warlord (Thread)

Wilder
      Novamurmon's Wilder Guide

Other Useful Guides

Tips & Tricks
      Action Economy: Time Savers (Blog)
      Ashiel's Guide to Adventure: Preparation, Tricks, and Strategies (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      The Forge of Combat: Thoughts on Victory and How the Group Achieves it [Discussion]
      Nephril's Extended Beginners Guide [Discussion]

Equipment
      Good And Cheap Equipment Part 1 and Part 2 and Cheap Ioun Stones and Cheap Wands (Blog)
      Improving Your Class with Items [Discussion]
      The Handy Haversack Pack (3185 Gold and 5 pounds, this sack has everything the adventurer might need)
      The Viking Irishman’s Guide to Weaponry (Core, APG, UC) [Discussion]
      Anzyr's Magic Item Emporium [Discussion]

Summoned Monsters and Animal Companions
      Animal Companion Comparison (Blog)
      Spells Your Summoned Monsters Can Cast (Short)
      Summon Good Monster: A Closer Look (Thread)
      Why Work When Others Can do it For You (Monster Summoning)
      Druid's Log: Animal Companions

General Character Building
      Dipping for Fun and Profit (Thread)
      Getting X to Y: How to make a Attribute do other things (Core, APG, ARG, UC, UM) [Discussion]
      Early-Entry Prestige Classes with Spell-Like Abilities (Discussion)
      Possible Archetype Combos
      Guide To Races [Discussion]
      Pathfinder Player Race List (Thread)
      Tips and Traits: A guide to Pathfinder Traits (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Guide to the Very Best Traits [Discussion]
      The Big Fat Feat Compendium
      Face_P0lluti0n's Guide to Weapon Finesse [Discussion]
      How to Get a High Armor Class [Discussion]
      Mastering Metamagic [Discussion]

Specific Class Abilities
      Abraham Spalding's Guide to the Holy Vindicator (or more specifically channeling) (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Being a Most Concise and Helpful Guide to the Noble Arts of Wild Shaping and Polymorphing (Core) [Discussion]
      Guide To Spells (Core, APG, UM, UC) [Discussion]
      Polymorphamory - The Love of Changing Form: A Guide to Shapeshifting [Discussion]
      Shadow Conjuration Handbook (Discussion)
      Shadow Evocation Guide (Discussion)
      Abusing Animals: A Guide to Sharing Spells with Animal Companions for Non-Druids [Discussion]
      Word of Power Handbook (Thread)

GM Guides
      Top 10 Tips for GMs
      Brewer's GM Guide to Campaign Design (&dropbox) [Discussion]
      GM's Guide to Creating Challenging Encounters [Discussion]

Mythic
      Mythic Guide to Universal Path Abilities [Discussion]
      The Power of the Archmage [Discussion]
      CTP's Guide to Mythic Adventures (Thread)

Other
      Guide to the Builds (Discussion)
      A Guide to Trip Builds in Pathfinder
      So you want to play Pathfinder RPG: A Comprehensive Guide for Dungeon Masters and Players [Discussion]
      A Brief Guide to Martial Tanking (Thread)
      Brewer's Guide to Undeath (Building an Undead Army) [Discussion]
      How to Use Leadership (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) [Discussion]
      Raving Dork's Crazy Character Emporium (An Amazing List of Creative and Interesting Builds)
      CTP's Guide to Words of Power (Thread)
      Words of Power Handbook by The-Mage-King (Thread)
      Casting Spells from other Lists (Thread) [Discussion]
      An Extraordinarily Thorough Guide on Using Handle Animal [Discussion]
      Williamoak's Construct Guide [Discussion]
      DH's Guide to Play by Post Gaming (Thread)
      Building a Better Doomed Hero: Painlord's Advanced Play by Post Play (Thread)
      You're Going to Die Screaming - Optimizing the Commoner (Pay what you want)

Great thanks to Harmon's Guide to the Class Guides on the Paizo messageboards, Hallack's Pathfinder Handbook and Handy Links Index on Minmax Boards, Novawurmson's Optimization Guides Compendium on Giant in the Playground, and all the rest.

60 comments:

  1. Two Inquisitor Guides are the same:
    Jadeite's Guide to the Inquisitor = Nobody expects a guide to the Inquisitor

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  2. change the name of So you want to play Pathfinder RPG: A comprehensive guide for Dungeon Masters and Players to something about touch spells.

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  3. Bravo's Knife Master Scout guide
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B703BEBAUgBxazQtQzFGU1g1R2M/edit?pli=1

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  4. Rogue getting a lot of love - and I wholeheartedly approve! I played a Knife Master Scout in my previous campaign! Added.

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  5. Wow, just stumbled across this and I am so happy. This is really really awesome. Thank you so much, I'm already linking it to all of my friends who play pathfinder!

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    1. My pleasure, and feel free to check out everything else on the blog!

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  6. The Action Economy Blog doesn't mention Unseen Servant at all! This spell (lasting an hour a level) essentially gives you a move equivalent action each round. In conjunction with the Handy Haversack you could have anything you had on you in your hand and still be able to take a full round of actions.

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  7. Spells Your Summoned Monsters Can Cast (Short)
    Summon Good Monster: A Closer Look (Thread)

    these 2 links are the same

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    1. Thanks, fixed. They were bot linked to the Spells, but I've corrected the Summon Good Monsters Link.

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  8. The Races of Pathfinder link under General Character Building is outdated and a duplicate (besides being outdated) of the Guide to Races link under Other.

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  9. The "Fist of the Heavens! A Guide to the Champion of Irori" links to a blank document.

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    1. Hmm - Try re-loading it? It looks fine to me.

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  10. Super Useful. Your awesome collection could use some more awesome.
    Stream of Sky has you covered with this excellent Witch handbook.
    http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=480

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  11. Hey, I was recommended to tell you that I finished my guide to the Holy Vindicator, and to ask you to add it to this page.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bvM3OlbW9qa4kv2bRUlBVyiM2ZdE8RPafckoQisT4C0

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    1. Great guide, and sorry it took so long to add - I've been out of the country for a few weeks. Is there a discussion page floating around as well?

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    2. I actually made one just now. http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2q8vw?Zurrs-Guide-to-the-Holy-Vindicator Thank you for your compliment, and no worries about the lateness.

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  12. Have you checked http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16659493&posted=1#post16659493 this compilation? There seem to be some that don't carry over.

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  13. Thanks for this incredibly useful compilation!
    However, Axe's Guide to Finding Divinity (cleric guide) leads to a 404, maybe you'd like to check or take the link down.

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    1. Thanks! It looks like Axe's guide is down permanently. I'll poke around, but take it off the list for now. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  14. Hi I noticed your druid section is a little sparse, and this is a really good druid handbook. Love the blog, keep it up

    http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=940.0

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    1. Looks good, but I believe the handbook is for 3.5. These guides are for Pathfinder.

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  15. I've added a new Summoner guide as none of the existing ones worked for the way I was playing.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VAc_eoV_uwQoRjxgaofIGyPcdwLgaCzVJbjynN3ONao/edit#heading=h.xtn9qozhhmyg

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  16. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JkQkD-6ArqhAMaAj_CtTeZ0OpCHxsjE33pRcDIKw4PQ/edit

    I've updated Saph's guide to the summoner, maybe chieck it when you have time :)

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    1. Looks good and added. Do you have a discussion on a forums somewhere for it as well?

      Also, you might want to lower the font size a few points, so its a bit easier to scroll through.

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  17. The discussion thread is here: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2r1kn?Orthodox-Banjoists-Guide-To-The-Summoner

    thank you for the advice, done.

    Now i'm working on a guide of the Loremaster and one of the Transmuter Wizard.

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    1. Added, and I look forward to the other guides.

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  18. Trasmuter Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KgO1UWFOmRFR7nHSs2SFuzTNFkR3wUWMcDlKeN9_Y_8/edit#

    Hope is nice.

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  19. ah i forgot the discussion: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2r28w?My-second-Guide

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  20. Still working on... i've to add some things ;)

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  21. Revisions pending final release, here's a short guide for the Slayer (from the Advanced Class Guide). :)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RW_iwSjcCK1RGTEMM7fWAlY-Q0w8V4dAf9GMfq04LB4/edit?usp=sharing

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    1. Do you have a discussion link somewhere? I suggest you make a forum post so people can critique and suggest items for your guide. Let me know when you do that and give me the link.

      Also, I would suggest you make the green a few shades darker as it is hard to read right now.

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  22. I recently did a guide for the Reincarnated Druid archetype. I would like to be added please and thanks for a great list.

    Document:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hzA1yye_11SwcEpQ2ccXvmLJGogjY39y4TI94v7JKMA/edit?usp=sharing

    Discussion:
    http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2r2bz?Ill-be-back-The-Reincarned-Druid-Handbook

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  23. Abusing Animals is down, but the dropbox link from the discussion page still works:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24085032/AbusingAnimals.pdf

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  26. Yo Zenith, I made this thread
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?367839-The-Wombo-Combo-Martial-Flexibility-Combinations-Thread&p=17974653#post17974653

    Hopefully it gets more comprehensive.

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  27. Hi Zenith
    A poster on Paizo made this guide to the animal companion: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2ql8b&page=1?Druids-Log-Animal-companions
    It's mainly for PFS but a lot of it translate to standard play.

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  28. Have you seen anything about the new hybrid classes?

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    1. Not yet, but I will post them as soon as I do!

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  29. Zenith, I'd like to thank you for keeping such a huge collection of extensive guides and knowledge for me to better not just my own characters but my game master and gaming experience as a whole. Please continue your tireless work, my gamers and myself thank you for making our hobby that much more enjoyable and challenging.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Pathfinder has a great community, and it is my pleasure to do my part. Expect lots more material in the coming months!

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  30. I made a half silly/half serious optimization guide to Commoners 'You're Gonna Die Screaming' - it's pay what you want (including free) http://www.rpgnow.com/product/137721?affiliate_id=34429&src=ZENITH I would love to get it added to your pretty awesome list - thanks for doing all this curatorial work Zenith.

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  31. Hello Zenith I have 3 builds I have made myself how wold i post these?

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    1. The best way would be to host them somewhere (such as google docs), and then comment on the Guide to the Builds with the links. If they meet the criteria, I'll put them on the list.

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  32. I didn't make these guides but heres the start of the ACG rollout:

    Warpriest: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fAITTzF0hu2mCB-_5vSJGw697JGdSXIOWy9VMp5wyzY/pub

    Bloodrager: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uV52XseHRUMKOM-fLF6oXwkF-bcmmPk93XR8u02-sYw/edit

    TarkXT says he almost has a shaman guide done.

    BTW, thanks for keeping this up here. I use the crap out of this guide database, by far the best PF guide database out there. Thanks for the good work!

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    1. Doh, you probably want the discussions too:

      Bloodrager: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2rj7p&page=1?Raining-Blood-The-Bloodragers-Guide-to

      Warpriest: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2ri77?Warpriest-guide-Fight-for-your-god#6

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    2. Added! Thanks for the thanks!

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