Success or failure of an action in Pathfinder hinges on the roll of a twenty-sided die (d20). Tasks, whether trying to hit something in combat, try to make a saving throw to avoid the worst effects of a spell, climbing a rain-slicked tower wall, or bluffing past town guards, have an assigned difficulty. The character’s d20 roll will be modified by a broadly applicable ability modifier (strength, charisma, etc.), a more specific proficiency modifier (a skill, or attack bonus), and possibly other situational modifiers.
A detailed character creation system allows you to create almost any hero you desire. From a bloof drenched half-orc barbarian classic, to a spell slinging half-elf prodigy. A detailed combat system and fully fleshed magic system