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PZO1118A1E_180[1]Ninja, Samurai, and Gunslinger Classes Now in Open Playtest at

January 25, 2011 (REDMOND, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing announced today that open playtesting for Ultimate Combat, a new hardcover rulebook for the smash-hit Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is now underway. The playtest introduces three new 20-level classes—the gunslinger, ninja, and samurai—in addition to new feats and simple firearm rules. The playtest cycle will last for three weeks, until Monday, February 14th. Pathfinder players are invited to download the free playtest documents on and post their thoughts and suggestions to the ongoing discussion on the official Paizo message boards.

Ultimate Combat, a new 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 to 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 is set for an August 2011 release, and will have a MSRP of $39.99.

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve been looking forward to this and Ultimate Magic since they announced them last year. I just downloaded the playtest material and look forward to seeing how these classes pan out. I do find it odd that they will be releasing the Ninja and Samurai in Ultimate Combat before they release the Asian themed Tian-Xia setting books.

  2. Shinobicow says:

    That sounds awesome. May lead me towards Pathfinder yet. Still loving my 4e, but some love for 3.5 from Paizo is always loved.

  3. Very nice and thanks for posting this Paco! I am sure they will do it with Paizo’s standard of excellence and it will be chocked full of fun! We’ll look forward to your review!

  4. I can assure you, you’ll never regret going the Pathfinder way. It truly is a great game from a great company!

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