Pathfinder Player Companion is an invaluable resource for players and Game Masters. Each 32-page bimonthly installment explores a major theme in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting, with expanded regional gazetteers, new player character options, and organizational overviews to help players flesh out their character backgrounds and to provide players and Game Masters with new sources for campaign intrigue.

The product line debuted in August 2008 as Pathfinder Companion, with Second Darkness, a player-oriented guidebook to the third Pathfinder Adventure Path, Second Darkness. In August 2010, the line's name was changed from Pathfinder Companion to Pathfinder Player Companion to more clearly express the line's purpose as player-oriented material.

The bi-monthly issues alternated with the Pathfinder Modules line, which converted from a monthly to bi-monthly schedule in August 2008, coinciding with the launch of this line. These products briefly replaced the Player's Guide products released at the launch of each new Adventure Path, but were found to be a poor fit for this role and have since become more independent from other lines.

In August 2012, the Player Companion line went from bi-monthly to monthly. In addition, the layout and presentation of the content in the Player Companion products underwent a notable overhaul.


Cover Title Release Date Author
50px Second Darkness 0808August 2008 JacobsJames Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, and Greg A. Vaughan
50px Elves of Golarion 0810October 2008 MacleanHal Maclean and Jeff Quick
50px Osirion, Land of Pharaohs 0812December 2008 NelsonJason Nelson and Todd Stewart
50px Legacy of Fire Player's Guide 0902February 2009 CortijoBrian Cortijo, Stephen S. Greer, James Jacobs,
Jonathan H. Keith, Amber E. Scott, F. Wesley Schneider, and James L. Sutter
50px Taldor, Echoes of Glory 0904April 2009 FrostJoshua J. Frost
50px Qadira, Gateway to the East 0906June 2009 CortijoBrian Cortijo
50px Cheliax, Empire of Devils 0908August 2009 KeithJonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend,
Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott
50px Dwarves of Golarion 0912December 2009 EitelbachDavid Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker,
Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon
50px Andoran, Spirit of Liberty 1001January 2010 KeithJonathan Keith, Hal Maclean, Colin McComb,
Jason Nelson, and Hank Woon
50px Adventurer's Armory 1004April 2010 KeithJonathan H. Keith, Hal Maclean, Jeff Quick,
Chris Self, JD Wiker, and Keri Wiker
Gnomes of Golarion Gnomes of Golarion 1005May 2010 McCombColin McComb, Steven Schend, Sean K Reynolds,
Owen K.C. Stephens, Mark Moreland, Jeff Quick, and Hal Maclean
50px Sargava, The Lost Colony 1006June 2010 WikerJD Wiker and Sean K Reynolds
Orcs of Golarion Orcs of Golarion 1008August 2010 KensonSteve Kenson, Rob McCreary, Richard Pett,
Sean K Reynolds, and JD Wiker
50px Inner Sea Primer 1022November 2010 McCombColin McComb
50px Halflings of Golarion 1101January 2011 MacleanHal Maclean and Amber Scott
50px Faiths of Purity 1104April 2011 McCombColin McComb
50px Humans of Golarion 1106June 2011 JacobsJames Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds,
Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm
50px Faiths of Balance 1106June 2011 McCombColin McComb
50px Goblins of Golarion 1108August 2011 PettRichard Pett
50px Faiths of Corruption 1110October 2011 McCombColin McComb
50px Dragon Empires Primer 1112October 2011 McCombColin McComb and Tim Hitchcock
50px Pirates of the Inner Sea 1202February 2012 ScottAmber Scott
Blood of Fiends Blood of Fiends 1204April 2012 MacleanHal Maclean and Colin McComb
50px Blood of Angels 1206June 2012 ScottAmber E. Scott
50px Varisia, Birthplace of Legends 1208August 2012 SchneiderF. Wesley Schneider
50px Knights of the Inner Sea 1209September 2012 KensonSteve Kenson, Tork Shaw, and Dylan Birtolo
50px Blood of the Night 1212December 2012 ShawTork Shaw
50px People of the North 1211November 2012 Goodall Matthew Goodall, Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary,
Philip Minchin, and William Thrasher
50px Animal Archive 1212December 2012 Hamon Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson,
Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles
50px Dungeoneer's Handbook 1301January 2013 Hamon Amanda Hamon, Gareth Hanrahan, David Ross,
and Jerome Virnich
50px Champions of Purity 1302April 2013 Blomstrom Jessica Blomstrom, Adam Daigle, Shaun Hocking,
Daniel Marthaler, Tork Shaw, and Christina Stiles
Kobolds of Golarion Kobolds of Golarion 1306June 2013 SmithMat Smith
50px Quests & Campaigns 1306June 2013 HamonAmanda Hamon and David N. Ross
50px Dragon Slayer's Handbook 1307July 2013 Hocking Shaun Hocking, Marie Small, and Jerome Virnich
50px Pathfinder Society Primer 1307July 2013 Compton John Compton and Mark Moreland
50px Faiths & Philosophies 1308August 2013 Broadway Savannah Broadway et al.
Demon Hunter's Handbook Demon Hunter's Handbook 1308August 2013 Minchin Philip Minchin, F. Wesley Schneider, and Jerome Virnich
50px Mythic Origins 1309September 2013 Baker Dennis Baker, Philip Minchin, and Russ Taylor
50px Blood of the Moon 1310October 2013 Akers Tim Akers, Neal F. Litherland, David N. Ross, and Tork Shaw
50px Magical Marketplace 1312December 2013 Ling John Ling, Ron Lundeen, Patrick Renie,
David Schwartz, Jerome Virnich
50px People of the Sands 1312December 2013 Hocking Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson
Bastards of Golarion Bastards of Golarion 1401January 2014 Bauer Judy Bauer, Neal F. Litherland, Ryan Macklin, David N. Ross
50px Champions of Balance 1402February 2014 Goodall Matt Goodall, Ron Lundeen, Philip Minchin,
Patrick Renie, Justin Riddler, and David Schwartz
50px Undead Slayer's Handbook 1403March 2014 Baker Dennis Baker, Jay Loomis, Alex Putnam,
Adam Roy, Tork Shaw, and Larry Wilhelm
Alchemy Manual Alchemy Manual 1404April 2014 Nelson Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, and David N. Ross
50px The Harrow Handbook 1405May 2014 Frasier Crystal Frasier, Will McCardell, and David Schwartz
50px Blood of the Elements 1406June 2014 Akers Tim Akers, Judy Bauer, Jim Groves,
Chris Lites, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., and Cassidy Werner
50px People of the River 1407July 2014 Akers Tim Akers et al.
50px People of the Stars 1408August 2014 Day-Jones Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith
Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter
50px Champions of Corruption 1409September 2014 Crenshaw Paris Crenshaw, Jim Groves, Sean McGowan,
and Philip Minchin
50px Advanced Class Origins 1409October 2014 Baker Dennis Baker, Ross Byers, Tom Phillips,
Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Owen K.C. Stephens
50px Ranged Tactics Toolbox 1411November 2014 Ross David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague
50px Giant Hunter's Handbook 1412December 2014 Augunas Alexander Augunas, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross
50px Familiar Folio 1501January 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Melee Tactics Toolbox 1503March 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Heroes of the Wild 1504April 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Cohorts & Companions 1505May 2015 Paizo Staff
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