Card Game Review: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set (2019), the new entry point into the PACG

A review of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 2019 Core set from Paizo. This is the newest entry point into the adventure card game system, with clarified updated rules and a new card design that makes the game easier to learn and play.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set was designed by Mike Selinker with help from Chad Brown, Keith Richmond, Aviva Schecterson, and Liz Spain. It features artwork from Jay Epperson. It was published last year by Paizo and is a follow-up and reboot to their already popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series. This boxed set is designed for one to four players and includes a short adventure path called The Dragon’s Demand.

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Disclosure: Paizo was awesome enough to provide us with a review copy of this PACG boxed set.

From the Publisher:

Your Adventure Begins Here!

Belhaim’s tower has just collapsed, its wizard is missing, and local kobolds are whispering the name of a long dead draconic nemesis. And that’s just your first day in town…

This complete cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 players against monsters, perils, and traps as you become the heroes of Belhaim. As the town’s new champions, an unending world of adventure awaits. Choose your character’s class; build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies; and explore lethal locations as you journey through an exciting fantasy tale. As your adventures continue, your characters add remarkable gear and breathtaking magic to their decks as they gain incredible powers, all of which they’ll need to challenge more and more powerful threats.

This set includes the storybook and cards for The Dragon’s Demand Adventure Path as well as a modular core for infinite scenarios that allows you to control the difficulty and speed of play.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set includes:

440 cards featuring a wide array of powerful weapons, magical spells, protective armors, versatile items, helpful allies, and divine blessings to help you face a host of vicious monsters, dangerous barriers, vile scourges, and perilous wildcards
12 character pawns representing Pathfinder’s iconic character classes from the classic human cleric Kyra to the new goblin alchemist Fumbus
A complete set of 5 polyhedral dice
63 colorful tokens for tracking scourges and secondary objectives
1 4-page quick-start guide
1 32-page rulebook
1 24-page storybook featuring The Dragon’s Demand Adventure Path


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