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Animal Archive

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Pathfinder Player Companion: Animal Archive
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February 13, 2013

Animal Archive, a Pathfinder Player Companion sourcebook by Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles was released on February 13, 2013.

From a witch's black cat to a ranger's mighty wolf companion or a cavalier's noble steed, animals have always had a place in fantasy adventuring—but why should only a few classes have all the fun? With the proper training, animals can be invaluable allies for adventurers of all stripes. Whether you're a scholarly spellcaster looking for a familiar to deliver spells or help turn the pages of your spellbook, or a brawler ready to lead your armored animal into the thick of battle, this book is a treasure trove of rules and advice aimed at helping you and your animal friends get the most out of your fantastic adventures.

Animal Archive presents a player-focused, in-depth discussion of animals and the various roles they can play in your game. Each Pathfinder Player Companion includes new options and tools for every Pathfinder RPG player. Inside this book, you'll find:

  • A complete list of every familiar in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, to make choosing yours quick and convenient.
  • New archetypes like the mad dog barbarian or carnivalist rogue to help classes that haven't traditionally used animals work with their bestial allies, as well as tips on how every class can employ animals.
  • New animal companions and familiars, from innocuous squirrels and rabbits to bizarre platypuses, armored armadillos, and powerful pandas.
  • Information on which animals are closely associated with the various races and deities of the Pathfinder campaign setting.
  • Tons of new tricks and feats to customize your animals, plus archetypes for animal companions and familiars.
  • New animal equipment, spells, magic items, information about the personalities of magically intelligent animals, and more!


For Your Character
p. 2
Animal Archive Overview
p. 4
Racial Animals
p. 5
PC Archetypes
p. 6
Animal Tricks
p. 8
p. 10
Purchasing Animals
p. 14
Animals of the Inner Sea
p. 16
Animal Feats
p. 18
Animal Archetypes
p. 20
Intelligent Animals
p. 22
p. 24
Magic Items
p. 26
New Animal Companions
p. 28
New Familiars
p. 30
Next Month!
p. 32
Animal Magic Item Slots
Inside Front Cover
Gods and Animals
Inside Back Cover