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Book of the Dead

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Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead.

Print: $49.99
Pocket Edition: #24.99
PDF: $19.99
Print & PDF: April 27, 2022
Pocket Edition: May 25, 2022
Hardcover, Pocket Edition, and PDF
224 pages
ISBN 978-1-64078-401-7
Rules set
This article is about the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rulebook. For the in-world book, see Aleh Almaktoum.

Book of the Dead, a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Second Edition core rulebook by Jason Bulmahn, Brian Bauman, Tineke Bolleman, Logan Bonner, Jessica Catalan, John Compton, Chris Eng, Logan Harper, Michelle Jones, Jason Keeley, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Liane Merciel, Patchen Mortimer, Quinn Murphy, Jessica Redekop, Mikhail Rekun, Solomon St. John, Michael Sayre, Sen.H.H.S., Kendra Leigh Speedling, Jason Tondro, and Andrew White, was released on April 27, 2022, with the Pocket Edition following on May 25, 2022.

This book marks a departure in how Paizo makes bestiary-style content: there are no plans to make more numbered Bestiary books after Bestiary 3, but instead, Paizo will make more thematically focused books like Book of the Dead.1

The Dead are Rising!This blasphemous tome brings the shambling menace of the undead to the forefront of your game. If you wish to stem the ghostly tide, you’ll find tools and skills to fight against the undead hordes. Or you can join the other side and turn your character into a ghost, ghoul, lich, mummy, skeleton, vampire, or zombie! You’ll also find new haunts, as well as information about the undead-plagued lands within the Lost Omens campaign setting, perfect for adding undead to your next adventure! A massive bestiary section full of undead creatures brings more threats for GMs and summonable creatures for players, including more versions of classic undead like vampires, skeletons, and zombies. This book also includes "March of the Dead," a grim and dangerous adventure themed around an undead uprising!


p. 5
1: Prayers for the Living
p. 6
  • The Mysteries of Unlife
  • Tools and Symbols of the Dead
  • Hunters of the Dead
  • Backgrounds
  • Slayer's Catalog
  • Folk Remedies
  • Exorcist Archetype
  • Hallowed Necromancer Archetype
  • Soul Warden Archetype
  • Undead Slayer Archetype
2: Hymns for the Dead
p. 30
  • Necromancy
  • Reanimator Archetype
  • Undead Allies
  • Undead Master Archetype
  • Deities of Undeath
  • Playing Undead
  • Ghost Archetype
  • Ghoul Archetype
  • Lich Archetype
  • Mummy Archetype
  • Skeleton Ancestry
  • Vampire Archetype
  • Zombie Archetype
  • Ghost Stories
  • Haunts
4: Lands of the Dead
p. 174
5: March of the Dead
p. 190
  • Background
  • Part 1: A Dead Town
  • Part 2: Surviving the Night
  • Part 3: The Warrens
  • Conclusion
p. 212
  • Ability Glossary
  • Creatures by Level
  • Glossary & Index

Adventure Overview

March of the Dead


March of the Dead is a grim and dangerous 22-page adventure that starts in the town of Trunau and is themed around an undead uprising in a small village not far outside the Gravelands.


  1. Aaron Shanks. (July 13, 2022). Comment on "Paizo Subscriptions Update" thread, Paizo Messageboards.