[RPG] Favored Class Bonus at 1st Level


So, it doesn't seem entirely clear from the Core Rulebook: does one get the favored class bonus (+1 to hp or +1 skill) at first level? I wouldn't have thought so, but I notice that the Hero Lab Pathfinder character building tool interprets the rules so that you DO get the bonus at level one. Is this true?

Best Answer

Under section 4 of the Character Creation Outline it states "...and the choice of gaining a hit point or a skill rank each time a character gains a level (including his first level)..."

So, yes, the favored class bonus does apply at 1st level.