One of the downsides of playing an RPG can be how many books you feel you need to carry around for it. I know I’ve been part of groups where I carry around a giant tub of books. A lot of people get around this by having electronic versions of those books. But some of us still love the feel of an actual book in our hands, as well as find printed type easier to read than on a screen. Well, the folks at Paizo are doing their bit to help out by coming out with “pocket editions” of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook and Bestiary.
The books are going to still have the same page count and content as their original versions. But they will be printed in smaller type, with smaller pictures, lighter paper stock, and sized 6.5″ x 8.4″. The books will sell for 50% of the original hardcover versions.
“Early response to the paperback Pocket Editions of the Core Rulebook and Bestiary has been absolutely phenomenal,” says Paizo Publisher Erik Mona. “From the lighter weight being popular with convention and game-store players to the overwhelming surprise at the legibility of the text, Pathfinder Pocket Editions are a great idea that has people clamoring for a similar treatment for other Pathfinder hardcovers. I wish we’d thought of it years ago!”