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Pathfinder Academy

Join professors Caleb & Christian as they teach you all about the Pathfinder RPG. We talk about game mechanics, review classes, discuss GM and player techniques, and much more! From beginners to experts, everyone can attend this class for a great time.

Meet the Professors

Caleb


A 27 year old married man, Caleb is the founder of the Trailblazer Network.


Caleb's experience comes in the form of being the GM for a long-running home-brew campaign which has accrued over 380 hours of gameplay, as well as over 100 hours of gameplay as the GM for the Trailblazer Network show Trailblazers.

Christian

He picked up Pathfinder at his college's gaming club, and was one of the Head GM's for the club.

Now 25 years old,since being introduced to tabletop RPGs it has been his main hobby. Over the last 4 years he has been a GM and player in a plethora of campaigns both long and short, home-brewed and published.

Schedule

Here is our current recording/release plans:

  1. Finish Race Overview Series
  2. 300 Series (advanced topics)
  3. 400 Series (alternate rules)
  4. Class Overview Series


During the RO series release the occasional  Book Review (hardcover books only) and 300 episode.

During the 300 series release the occasional Book Review and CO.

During the CO series release the occasional Book Review.


When the CO series is finished we should have all the books reviewed (given the vast amount of classes there are). All that should keep us busy for years. From there we haven't made solid plans except that we want to cover archetypes, and might consider starting to review the Player Companions and will continue to update series as content comes out for them (ie. more class overviews and race overview as new content is released, etc.).

Episode List

BOLD - Published

PLAIN - Upcoming


100 Series - Playing

Pathfinder 101 – Basic Mechanics
Pathfinder 101 – Basic Mechanics (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 102 – Skills Detailed

Pathfinder 102 – Skills Detailed (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 103 – Combat Detailed: Weapons

Pathfinder 103 – Combat Detailed: Weapons (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 104 – Combat Detailed: Magic

Pathfinder 104 – Combat Detailed: Magic (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 105 – Equipment

Pathfinder 105 – Equipment (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 106 – Party Roles

Pathfinder 107 – Character Creation

Pathfinder 107 – Character Creation (Extra Credit)


200 Series - GMing

Pathfinder 201 – GMing Basics

Pathfinder 201 – GMing Basics (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 202 – Player Types & Conflict

Pathfinder 202 – Player Types & Conflict (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 203 – Character Death

Pathfinder 204 – House Rules

Pathfinder 205 – Making Good Encounters
Pathfinder 205 – Making Good Encounters (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 206 – Rewarding your Players

Pathfinder 207 – Romance

Pathfinder 208 – Online vs IRL

Pathfinder 208 – Online vs IRL (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 209 – Pre-mades vs Homebrew Campaigns

Pathfinder 210 – GMing Philosophies

Pathfinder 211 – Storytelling Tips


300 Series - Advanced Topics (list hasn't been finalized)

Pathfinder 301 – Miniatures & Dice

Pathfinder 302 - Roleplaying your Stats

Pathfinder 300 – Useful Magic Items and Gear

Pathfinder 300 – Multiclassing

Pathfinder 300 – Horror

Pathfinder 300 – Large Groups

Pathfinder 300 – Creating Good Villains

Pathfinder 300 – Homebrew Content

Pathfinder 300 – Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder 300 – Play by Post

Pathfinder 300 – Inclusion

Pathfinder 300 – How to improvise

Pathfinder 300 – NPC Builder

Pathfinder 300 – Monster Builder

Pathfinder 300 – Monster Builder (Extra Credit)

Pathfinder 300 – Race Builder

Pathfinder 300 – NPC Builder


400 Series - Alternate Rules

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Leveling

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Alignment

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Skills

Pathfinder 400 – Traits & Drawbacks

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Multiclassing

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Action Economy

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Martial Combat

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Magic Combat

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Magic Items

Pathfinder 400 – Alternate Armor

Pathfinder 400 – Mass Combat


Races

Race Overview – Core: Dwarf

Race Overview – Core: Elf

Race Overview – Core: Gnome

Race Overview – Core: Half Orc

Race Overview – Core: Halfling

Race Overview – Core: Human

Race Overview – Featured: Aasimar

Race Overview – Featured: Catfolk

Race Overview – Featured: Dhampir

Race Overview – Featured: Drow

Race Overview – Featured: Fetchling

Race Overview – Featured: Goblin

Race Overview – Featured: Hobgoblin

Race Overview – Featured: Ifrit

Race Overview – Featured: Kobold

Race Overview – Featured: Orc

Race Overview – Featured: Oread

Race Overview – Featured: Ratfolk

Race Overview – Featured: Sylph

Race Overview – Featured: Tengu

Race Overview – Featured: Tiefling

Race Overview – Featured: Undine

Race Overview – Uncommon: Changeling

Race Overview – Uncommon: Duergar

Race Overview – Uncommon: Gillman

Race Overview – Uncommon: Grippli

Race Overview – Uncommon: Kitsune

Race Overview – Uncommon: Merfolk

Race Overview – Uncommon: Mite

Race Overview – Uncommon: Nagaji

Race Overview – Uncommon: Samsaran

Race Overview – Uncommon: Strix

Race Overview – Uncommon: Suli

Race Overview – Uncommon: Svirfneblin

Race Overview – Uncommon: Vanara

Race Overview – Uncommon: Vishkanya

Race Overview - Uncommon: Wayang

Race Overview - Uncommon (B4): Gathlain

Race Overview - Uncommon (B4): Kasatha

Race Overview - Uncommon (B4): Trox

Race Overview - Uncommon (B4): Wyrwood

Race Overview – Uncommon (B4): Wyvaran

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Android

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Astomoi

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Dark Folk (Caligni)

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Deep One Hybrid

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Ghoran

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Orang-Pendak

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Reptoid

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Shabti

Race Overview – Uncommon (B5): Skinwalker

Race Overview – Uncommon (B6): Monkey Goblin

Race Overview – Uncommon (B6): Munavri

Race Overview – Uncommon (B6): Naiad

Race Overview – Uncommon (B6): Rougarou

Race Overview – Uncommon (B6): Yaddithian

Race Overview – Monsters as PCs

Race Overview – PC Race Wish List


Classes

Class Overview – Core: Barbarian

Class Overview – Core: Bard

Class Overview – Core: Cleric

Class Overview – Core: Druid

Class Overview – Core: Fighter

Class Overview – Core: Monk

Class Overview – Core: Paladin

Class Overview – Core: Ranger

Class Overview – Core: Rouge

Class Overview – Core: Sorcerer

Class Overview – Core: Wizard

Class Overview – Base: Alchemist

Class Overview – Base: Cavalier

Class Overview – Base: Gunslinger

Class Overview – Base: Inquisitor

Class Overview – Base: Magus

Class Overview – Base: Oracle

Class Overview – Base: Summoner

Class Overview – Base: Witch

Class Overview – Alternate: Antipaladin

Class Overview – Alternate: Ninja

Class Overview – Alternate: Samurai

Class Overview – Hybrid: Arcanist

Class Overview – Hybrid: Bloodrager

Class Overview – Hybrid: Brawler

Class Overview – Hybrid: Hunter

Class Overview – Hybrid: Investigator

Class Overview – Hybrid: Shaman

Class Overview – Hybrid: Skald

Class Overview – Hybrid: Slayer

Class Overview – Hybrid: Swashbuckler

Class Overview – Hybrid: Warpriest

Class Overview – Occult: Kineticist

Class Overview – Occult: Medium

Class Overview – Occult: Mesmerist

Class Overview – Occult: Occultist

Class Overview – Occult: Psychic

Class Overview – Occult: Spiritualist

Class Overview – Unchained: Barbarian

Class Overview – Unchained: Barbarian (Extra Credit)

Class Overview – Unchained: Monk

Class Overview – Unchained: Monk (Extra Credit)

Class Overview – Unchained: Rogue

Class Overview – Unchained: Rogue (Extra Credit)

Class Overview – Unchained: Summoner

Class Overview – Unchained: Summoner (Extra Credit)

Class Overview – Prestige: Arcane Archer

Class Overview – Prestige: Arcane Trickster

Class Overview – Prestige: Assassin

Class Overview – Prestige: Battle Herald

Class Overview – Prestige: Dragon Disciple

Class Overview – Prestige: Duelist

Class Overview – Prestige: Eldritch Knight

Class Overview – Prestige: Holy Vindicator

Class Overview – Prestige: Horizon Walker

Class Overview – Prestige: Loremaster

Class Overview – Prestige: Master Chymist

Class Overview – Prestige: Master Spy

Class Overview – Prestige: Mystic Theurge

Class Overview – Prestige: Nature Warden

Class Overview – Prestige: Pathfinder Chronicler

Class Overview – Prestige: Rage Prophet

Class Overview – Prestige: Shadowdancer

Class Overview – Prestige: Stalwart Defender