- Age Range: 8 and up
- Series: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Paizo Publishng Inc.; 2nd Printing edition (July 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 160125217X
- ISBN-13: 978-1601252173
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: GameMastery Guide Hardcover – July 6, 2010
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The only complaint I have is the treasure tables. I was hoping for a quick treasure generator, something to come up with non-magic, non-gold piece treasure in detail - the old D&D 3.5 DMG had such tables, and I use them often. But this is a small concern, and easily overlooked.
This is an excellent resource material for any budding GM. Buy this now.
A veteran will likely find some of the GMG material "old story", while a newbie will never use some of the advice on more advanced world building topics, but this book is useful for both. The NPC gallery is alone worth the asking price, as are new rules for settlements (city statblocks that actually mean something more than telling you that 89.5% citizens are human).
Also, random tables. You can't have enough of these. And finally, the "words every DM should know" page is golden. Especially for non-native English speakers who can bump their Linguistics skill up by a rank just by learning all the words on that page.
Keep in mind that this is not a Game Master's guide (that is included in the Core book); it is a MASTERY GUIDE--or how to be a better DM.
One thing to be aware of: Paizo has different printings of their books. For example, the Core book is on the fourth printing. I think the Game Mastery is on the second printing. Anyway, if you buy an early printing of a book then there will be content and typographical errors in it.
Paizo is kind enough to provide free PDFs on their website to fix any mistakes that may be in the books in case you don't have the latest printing. Before you buy anything you should check Paizo's site see what printing the book is on. Unfortunately I could not find a way to verify what printing I would get from Amazon.
I purchased the Core, Advanced Players Guide, Game Mastery Guide, and Beastiary from Amazon. After I received the products I realized I had to update/fix the AP Guide and Game Mastery Guide. The other two were the latest printings. It was a pain. If you buy from Paizo you don't need to worry but it is more expensive. I highly suggest Amazon either shows the copyright page or identifies what printing you are purchasing so consumers don't' get stung, or at least are making informed decisions.
That inconvenience is why I took off one star, but it really is a five star book.
It's useful to have some things spelled out straight up for you though and noone would be 'hurt' by reading it. It's just a touch pricy for information you either pick up naturally or.... probably aren't going to pick up at all. :)
I like the book but I"m not sure it's ---needed---
The campaign I ran this summer would have been far more successful had I had this resource to inspire me and it fleshes out the collection nicely.
Not to mention most of the artwork is on par with the core rulebook. Overall a nice package.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easier to find answers, cost of items etc with this handy book by my side each sessionPublished 1 month ago by Strider For Real
Superb! Full of very relevant information, glad I bought it.Published 4 months ago by Randy L. Witham
I love opening new books, and Pathfinder was a nice easy way to get into tabletop RPGs.Published 5 months ago by Somsphet
My son says he has read it cover to cover already and it was his Christmas present. Very pleased.Published 6 months ago by P. J. Scott
I have been GMing for years before a 22 years lull and I am now back in the fray for my kids' sake.
I have seen a number of these "how to" guides, starting with the... Read more