The Hotness
Legacy of Dragonholt
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Tales from the Loop
Heart of Ice
The World of Greyhawk
The Dark Eye Card Pack: Aventurian Bestiary
Delta Green
The Chronicles of Ramlar Core Rule Book
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
Grey Star Book 2: The Forbidden City
Book 1: The War-Torn Kingdom
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Psychedelic Fantasies #1: Beneath the Ruins
TFT Tékumel
SexyTime Adventures: the RPG
Silent Legions
Advanced World of Dungeons
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Treasures & Trinkets: I Loot the Warrior's Body
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game
James Bond 007
Low Life
Flashing Blades
Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition)
Cyberpunk 2020
Tékumel Player's Handbook (Box Set)
Tunnels & Trolls (7.5 Edition)
Dungeon Master's Guide 2
Afrika Korpse
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game GameMastery Guide
CDD #4: Old School Encounters Reference
Savage Worlds Deluxe
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Tome of Adventure Design
Dungeon Squad II
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
The Gentle Ladies' Tea & Monstrosity Destroying & Quilting Circle Auxiliary
Fate Core System
The Orc and the Pie
Seikkailija (Issue 5 - 1990)
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Boxed Set (Second Edition)
Storm King's Thunder
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Series Code
The Genius Guide to
Mechanic Show More »
Production Staff
Year Published
Primary Name
Archer Archetypes
Alternate Names
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 92766
Pg. 1
PDF Version
Year: 2010
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: OWC 5034
13 pages
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 inches
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the introduction (reproduced on product webpage):

The archer is a figure of heroic legend and romance—often coming from the ranks of commoners. In eras when the battlefield was dominated by heavily armored knights, archers represented the idea that skill and determination can level the playing field, both in warfare and conflicts between the social classes.

Robin Hood and his merry men are the classic icons of the heroic archer, but they are far from the only examples of that archetype. Historic examples of archer warriors range from the horse archers of Attila the Hun to the English and Welsh longbowmen at the battle of Agincourt. And when an archer’s talent is great enough, the facts of his life often become overshadowed by legends and mythology, as is the case with China’s Zhou Tong and Norway’s Einar Tambarskjelve. Ancient gods such as Artemis and Apollo were famed for their skill with bows, as were the heroes Arash, Hercules, Houyi, Orion, and Ulysses. Plus, if we broaden our definitions a bit to accept any hero using ranged weapons, William Tell’s shooting an apple off his son’s head and David slaying Goliath further expand the ranks of heroic archers.

Such heroics are difficult to achieve using the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and with good reason. The rules are designed to provide broad, flexible, balanced characters for players to take through adventures and, as history shows, skilled archers very much tip the balance in almost any combat in which they participate. But with the addition of archetype packages—a new character creation option—and a few new ranged weapon combat feats, it is possible to heighten the role heroic archers can play in your campaign without making them the overwhelming force they were on the battlefields of our ancient world.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 0
Average Rating: 0.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 244
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 2
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.