I was poking around the Paizo website, and noticed that there are minis for Pathfinder, and others for Pathfinder Chronicles. What's the difference between the two? I couldn't see anything in my research.


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They try to explain the various product lines on the Paizo Pathfinder family page here. Pathfinder Chronicles is actually a deprecated name, it's now called Pathfinder Campaign Setting for clarity.

  • Pathfinder - the core game products, mainbooks mostly
  • Pathfinder Adventure Path - the big 6-part linked campaigns
  • Pathfinder Modules - the smaller traditional adventure modules, more standalone, only sometimes loosely linked to others
  • Pathfinder Campaign Setting - was: Pathfinder Chronicles, mostly GM-focused setting info. Worldbooks, citybooks, maps, NPCs. Often heavier on fluff than crunch.
  • Pathfinder Player Companion - was: Pathfinder Companion, mostly player-focused guides with additional crunch and player-safe setting info for a given race or country.
  • Also Tales (novels), Miniatures (minis), and Organized Play (adventure scenarios for tournament play).

A lot of this was somewhat confusing and has undergone a couple revs of rebranding, so when you see "Pathfinder Chronicles Mini" it probably is just a legacy term from before there was a "Pathfinder Minis" line and they were lumped into Chronicles.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Cool! You answered the question I asked, and the one I didn't know to ask until you answered my first question! \$\endgroup\$
    – Pulsehead
    Nov 30, 2010 at 13:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ I aim to please :-) \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Dec 2, 2010 at 5:10

Pathfinder Chronicles was simply the Pathfinder RPG Lore content owned by Paizo before Pathfinder was released as a standalone RPG (It was third party material for D&D3.5e). As such, "Chronicles" is often used to refer to this legacy content, at least in the context you're asking about.


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