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.