The Paradox Basic Rulebook, Version 3, is published in "tablet" format with smaller pages which partially explains the more-than-double page count from the previous version. It retains the same six-chapter organization and most of the text from the previous edition.
Character generation includes the selection of a Profession (class), then to Boons and Banes (advantages and disadvantages). Characters generate Attributes, which have been reduced to fifteen, still places into three groups: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. Finally, Skills are selected and assigned a Level. There are two character creation mechanisms--a Basic Method, which follows a prescribed pathway, and a general free-form method which is for experienced players. Character generation software is provided for players who wish to use it instead of performing a hand-build.