You don't need much to get started playing PathfinderLITE. Download the required documents and any recommended documents using the links at the bottom of this page. Read over the documents; especially any with CORE in the file name. Get some friends together and game on!
These three documents are really all that is required to get started. However I do recommend some others which can aid your group.
- PathfinderLITE - Players Compendium: This is the guide which players will refer to and is currently the only document specific to Pathfinder. Every other 'core rule' document and 'plug-in' is compatible with PFlite because PFlite is, at it's core, Microlite d20 (Md20).
- PathfinderLITE - DMs Codex: The DM will want to refer to this for mechanics and guidance beyond the Players Compendium. The DM should also understand the Players Compendium completely.
- PathfinderLITE - Character Ledger v4 Multiclasss: Players can use this as a recordsheet for their characters. This sheet is not specific to any plug-in or class.
- PathfinderLITE - Classes: There's a document for each class. You'll need all of these as reference to details about each class and their features.
In addition to the required ones I think you'll find these very helpful despite the campaign or adventure you are running.
- PathfinderLITE - Cheat Sheet: Keep a few of these on the table for players to grab and quickly reference with out having to flip through the Players Compendium. If you print it double-sided then it all fits on one page.
- PathfinderLITE - New Players Guide: If your group has any players completely new to table top role playing games then this may help explain a lot that is assumed with Md20 and PFlite.
- PathfinderLITE - Adversarial Folio: Here's a reference for DMs to bust out quick, compatible, monsters for on-the-fly gaming.
- PathfinderLITE - Standard Adventurers Gear: This was developed to simplify typical gear that most adventurerers woudln't be cought dead without. What this is intended to do is stop the need for players to keep refering to their character sheet to see "do I have this mundane trinket that I need right now?". It also simplifies starting characters so they don't have to spend a lot of time figuring out every little thing they need to buy before going on an adventure. They can instead focus on the essential items where time is well spent.
- PathfinderLITE - Wealth by Level & Community: When creating new characters you'll find this a quick aid to calculate how much wealth they should have. However it's not just limited to creating new characters! It contains simple guidelines around how much total wealth and how much can be bought or sold in a typical community based on it's size. Read it over and I think you'll find it an asset.
- PathfinderLITE - Adventures in Golarian: A simple social construct I came up with for my last gaming group. Now that we were "all grown up" we found it difficult to get many people together on the same night yet we did not want to reschedule just because a few people could not show up. While it seems specific to our group I did post it because it can easily be adapted to your gaming group if you find yourself in similar circumstances.
You may have noticed some plug-ins are no longer listed here. Please do not use any of the other Md20 specific plug-ins; only use documents that have PathfinderLITE in their name. This is because great care has been taken to not overpower characters or knock other features out of balance. PathfinderLITE is now a self contained rule-set that no longer refers to Md20.