Pathfinder Player Companion is an invaluable resource for players and Game Masters. Each 32-page bimonthly installment explores a major theme in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting, with expanded regional gazetteers, new player character options, and organizational overviews to help players flesh out their character backgrounds and to provide players and Game Masters with new sources for campaign intrigue.

The product line debuted in August 2008 as Pathfinder Companion, with Second Darkness, a player-oriented guidebook to the third Pathfinder Adventure Path, Second Darkness. In August 2010, the line's name was changed from Pathfinder Companion to Pathfinder Player Companion to more clearly express the line's purpose as player-oriented material.

The bi-monthly issues alternated with the Pathfinder Modules line, which converted from a monthly to bi-monthly schedule in August 2008, coinciding with the launch of this line. These products briefly replaced the Player's Guide products released at the launch of each new Adventure Path, but were found to be a poor fit for this role and have since become more independent from other lines.

In August 2012, the Player Companion line went from bi-monthly to monthly. In addition, the layout and presentation of the content in the Player Companion products underwent a notable overhaul.


Cover Title Release Date Author
50px Second Darkness Template:SortAugust 2008 Template:SortJames Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, and Greg A. Vaughan
50px Elves of Golarion Template:SortOctober 2008 Template:SortHal Maclean and Jeff Quick
50px Osirion, Land of Pharaohs Template:SortDecember 2008 Template:SortJason Nelson and Todd Stewart
50px Legacy of Fire Player's Guide Template:SortFebruary 2009 Template:SortBrian Cortijo, Stephen S. Greer, James Jacobs,
Jonathan H. Keith, Amber E. Scott, F. Wesley Schneider, and James L. Sutter
50px Taldor, Echoes of Glory Template:SortApril 2009 Template:SortJoshua J. Frost
50px Qadira, Gateway to the East Template:SortJune 2009 Template:SortBrian Cortijo
50px Cheliax, Empire of Devils Template:SortAugust 2009 Template:SortJonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend,
Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott
50px Dwarves of Golarion Template:SortDecember 2009 Template:SortDavid Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker,
Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon
50px Andoran, Spirit of Liberty Template:SortJanuary 2010 Template:SortJonathan Keith, Hal Maclean, Colin McComb,
Jason Nelson, and Hank Woon
50px Adventurer's Armory Template:SortApril 2010 Template:SortJonathan H. Keith, Hal Maclean, Jeff Quick,
Chris Self, JD Wiker, and Keri Wiker
Gnomes of Golarion Gnomes of Golarion Template:SortMay 2010 Template:SortColin McComb, Steven Schend, Sean K Reynolds,
Owen K.C. Stephens, Mark Moreland, Jeff Quick, and Hal Maclean
50px Sargava, The Lost Colony Template:SortJune 2010 Template:SortJD Wiker and Sean K Reynolds
50px Orcs of Golarion Template:SortAugust 2010 Template:SortSteve Kenson, Rob McCreary, Richard Pett,
Sean K Reynolds, and JD Wiker
50px Inner Sea Primer Template:SortNovember 2010 Template:SortColin McComb
50px Halflings of Golarion Template:SortJanuary 2011 Template:SortHal Maclean and Amber Scott
50px Faiths of Purity Template:SortApril 2011 Template:SortColin McComb
50px Humans of Golarion Template:SortJune 2011 Template:SortJames Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds,
Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm
50px Faiths of Balance Template:SortJune 2011 Template:SortColin McComb
50px Goblins of Golarion Template:SortAugust 2011 Template:SortRichard Pett
50px Faiths of Corruption Template:SortOctober 2011 Template:SortColin McComb
50px Dragon Empires Primer Template:SortOctober 2011 Template:SortColin McComb and Tim Hitchcock
50px Pirates of the Inner Sea Template:SortFebruary 2012 Template:SortAmber Scott
50px Blood of Fiends Template:SortApril 2012 Template:SortHal Maclean and Colin McComb
50px Blood of Angels Template:SortJune 2012 Template:SortAmber E. Scott
50px Varisia, Birthplace of Legends Template:SortAugust 2012 Template:SortF. Wesley Schneider
50px Knights of the Inner Sea Template:SortSeptember 2012 Template:SortSteve Kenson, Tork Shaw, and Dylan Birtolo
50px Blood of the Night Template:SortDecember 2012 Template:SortTork Shaw
50px People of the North Template:SortNovember 2012 Template:Sort Matthew Goodall, Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary,
Philip Minchin, and William Thrasher
50px Animal Archive Template:SortDecember 2012 Template:Sort Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson,
Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles
50px Dungeoneer's Handbook Template:SortJanuary 2013 Template:Sort Amanda Hamon, Gareth Hanrahan, David Ross,
and Jerome Virnich
50px Champions of Purity Template:SortApril 2013 Template:Sort Jessica Blomstrom, Adam Daigle, Shaun Hocking,
Daniel Marthaler, Tork Shaw, and Christina Stiles
Kobolds of Golarion Kobolds of Golarion Template:SortJune 2013 Template:SortMat Smith
50px Quests & Campaigns Template:SortJune 2013 Template:SortAmanda Hamon and David N. Ross
50px Dragon Slayer's Handbook Template:SortJuly 2013 Template:Sort Shaun Hocking, Marie Small, and Jerome Virnich
50px Pathfinder Society Primer Template:SortJuly 2013 Template:Sort John Compton and Mark Moreland
50px Faiths & Philosophies Template:SortAugust 2013 Template:Sort Savannah Broadway et al.
50px Demon Hunter's Handbook Template:SortAugust 2013 Template:Sort Philip Minchin, F. Wesley Schneider, and Jerome Virnich
50px Mythic Origins Template:SortSeptember 2013 Template:Sort Dennis Baker, Philip Minchin, and Russ Taylor
50px Blood of the Moon Template:SortOctober 2013 Template:Sort Tim Akers, Neal F. Litherland, David N. Ross, and Tork Shaw
50px Magical Marketplace Template:SortDecember 2013 Template:Sort John Ling, Ron Lundeen, Patrick Renie,
David Schwartz, Jerome Virnich
50px People of the Sands Template:SortDecember 2013 Template:Sort Shaun Hocking, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson
Bastards of Golarion Bastards of Golarion Template:SortJanuary 2014 Template:Sort Judy Bauer, Neal F. Litherland, Ryan Macklin, David N. Ross
50px Champions of Balance Template:SortFebruary 2014 Template:Sort Matt Goodall, Ron Lundeen, Philip Minchin,
Patrick Renie, Justin Riddler, and David Schwartz
50px Undead Slayer's Handbook Template:SortMarch 2014 Template:Sort Dennis Baker, Jay Loomis, Alex Putnam,
Adam Roy, Tork Shaw, and Larry Wilhelm
50px Alchemy Manual Template:SortApril 2014 Template:Sort Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, and David N. Ross
50px The Harrow Handbook Template:SortMay 2014 Template:Sort Crystal Frasier, Will McCardell, and David Schwartz
50px Blood of the Elements Template:SortJune 2014 Template:Sort Tim Akers, Judy Bauer, Jim Groves,
Chris Lites, Dale C. McCoy, Jr., and Cassidy Werner
50px People of the River Template:SortJuly 2014 Template:Sort Tim Akers et al.
50px People of the Stars Template:SortAugust 2014 Template:Sort Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith
Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter
50px Champions of Corruption Template:SortSeptember 2014 Template:Sort Paris Crenshaw, Jim Groves, Sean McGowan,
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50px Advanced Class Origins Template:SortOctober 2014 Template:Sort Dennis Baker, Ross Byers, Tom Phillips,
Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and Owen K.C. Stephens
50px Ranged Tactics Toolbox Template:SortNovember 2014 Template:Sort David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague
50px Giant Hunter's Handbook Template:SortDecember 2014 Template:Sort Alexander Augunas, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross
50px Familiar Folio Template:SortJanuary 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Melee Tactics Toolbox Template:SortMarch 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Heroes of the Wild Template:SortApril 2015 Paizo Staff
50px Cohorts & Companions Template:SortMay 2015 Paizo Staff

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