Echelon Reference Series
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game offers a vast range of options for characters of all classes. This is great when a player wants to explore variations on a theme, but it comes at a cost: the character options for each class have been published across many places.
- Books (hardcover compilations such as Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook™ and Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat™, plus the various companions, adventures, and chronicles);
- PDFs (from Paizo and from third-party publishers);
- Websites, blogs, and other online sources.
This can be intimidating to new players, and inconvenient to experienced players. The Echelon Reference Series aims to make this easier for everyone by gather information for each class into a single book.
Each Echelon Reference Series title comes in two versions. The “PRD-Only” version has all the content from the Pathfinder Reference Document at the time of release, and the “3pp+PRD” version contains the same, plus additional content from select third-party sources. All “3pp+PRD” titles come with the “PRD-Only” version as a supplementary PDF.
Echelon Explorations titles are much less rules-oriented than the others product lines. They are largely focused on world building activities.
Polyhedral Pantheons is focused on the creation and development of a pantheon of related deities.
Other titles are in the queue, including works on creating and developing cities, dungeons, and entire planes.
Echelon Expansions titles provide player options, often expanding on or changing existing rules.
Draconic Bloodlines takes the sorcerer’s draconic bloodline from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and adjusts it for each of the twenty-five dragon types in the first four bestiaries. Each dragon type has its own bloodline, with a modified spell list and a few of the bloodline powers changed to be more representative of the ancestral dragon type.
Other bloodlines products are in progress, for fey and the various outsider types. There is also a book on hybrid domains in the queue.