Pathfinder RPG, derived from Dungeons & Dragons v3.5, published in 2009.

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How do you handle combat in Pathfinder when there are too many foes to even count?

I have offered to take a turn at running a game for our group. I have a story that I think they will find interesting, mechanics to cope with the fact that some players sometimes just don't show up ...
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Improved unarmed strike damage bonus?

My character is a level 1 fighter with improved unarmed strike and I just wanted to know if that makes his damage 1D6 rather than 1D3 because I was told that it does but everywhere I've looked all it ...
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Is there a way to get a 0th level Psionic Power outside of feats, class levels, and racial choice?

I'm looking to be able to manifest a specific 0th level power as an entry requirement into a PrC, the specific power being Far Hand. All I've found for gaining a power would be via certain races, ...
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Are there any ways to get a bonus feat that are not class or race restrictive in Pathfinder?

Specific feats I'm looking for are Endurance and Iron Will, since I figure those would be the most likely, or Psionic Meditation, Psionic Weapon, or Unlocked Talent. All but Unlocked Talent are ...
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How can I increase my reach in Pathfinder?

I know 3.5 had a slew of ways to increase reach, however in PF I've only found a couple. I'll be playing a tank build and would like as many ways to do this as possible. I know of the Lunge and ...
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What are the Astral Construct possible actions in the sense of “performing other actions” and wording of the orders to achieve them?

What are the Astral Constructs (mindless, construct type) possible actions in the sense of "performing other actions" beside attacking particular enemies, using specific tactics or powers, or doing ...
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Where is the runeforged weapon enchantment in Pathfinder

I have seen references to this enchantment in a few threads lately, but cannot seem to find it on the srd or anywhere else for that matter. Any pointers as to its location would be appreciated.
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Are low level spells required to be worse than all higher level spells?

I often hear arguments along these lines: Because X is higher level than Y, and X cannot do this, Y must not be able to do it either. In other words, X must, because it is higher-level, be ...
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Is Psionic Body underpowered?

Compared with, say, oh, I don't know... Toughness... this feat seems to cover the same territory (assuming a feat every two levels) pretty exactly, but you absolutely have to take psionic feats to ...
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Domain spell slots for Sacred Servant

Does a Sacred Servant - with the appropriate Charisma Score - get to cast 5th level spells? If I combine literally the "Spells" section for a Sacred Servant ...she also gains one domain spell ...
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How do I find a list of monsters meeting unusual criteria?

On the d20pfsrd site there is an excellent monster search feature that lets you narrow down creatures by terrain, creature type, etc. However there are limitations to the search. In particular ...
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Tripping with a Natural attack that has Grab

The Grab special says: If a creature with this special attack hits with the indicated attack (usually a claw or bite attack), it deals normal damage and attempts to start a grapple as a free ...
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What's a suitable mount for an Ogre?

My players just managed to seriously anger an Ogre Mage who's leader of a couple of Ogre tribes. I'm thinking about having some of the Ogres mounted though - the question is what would they ride? I ...
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Handling many similar opponents in combat

I plan to send my players into a town of about 600 inhabitants. Overnight the town will be infested with zombies, with about 400 inhabitants turned. When my players awake, they will need to get out of ...
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Does a paralyzed druid in air elemental form using whirlwind fall down from the sky?

I assume Yes. But cant find an answer in pathfinder rules.
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As a Barbarian, does my CMB and CMD increase during rage?

I'm playing D&D Pathfinder as a Barbarian, and today I had this doubt and at this point of the game I was too ashamed to ask my friends or my GM: While in rage, a barbarian gains a +4 morale ...
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How do you learn the number of charges on a wand?

My players have come across a cache of wands in my Pathfinder campaign. Some of the wands have 50 charges while some have less. At the moment I've house ruled that Detect Magic will only state if a ...
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Determining Rounds out of combat

I want to run a module that focuses a lot on time related traps and encounters. Example: There are four candles in a room if they are extinguished in anyway, or burn out in 2d6 rounds, the trap will ...
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Does an unconcious creature automatically fall prone?

While looking for the answer to another question, I have stumbled upon a weird curiosity in the Pathfinder (and presumably 3.X as well) RAW. Unconscious Unconscious creatures are knocked out ...
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If a creature holding the charge of a touch spell becomes unconscious, is the charge released?

Say, for example, a brawler uses knockout punch on a wizard holding a charge. Since the wizard would more then likely accidentally touch something on the way down, would the spell be wasted? And ...
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How should the GM rule on the inquisitor spell judgment light?

An inquisitor with an active purity judgment casts the 4th-level inquisitor spell judgment light. In a 30-ft. radius burst centered on the caster the following instantaneous effect occurs: ...
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My party is struggling in every way!

I am new to Pathfinder, and after playing a few times all my friends voted for me to DM, so I cracked down and spent a week straight reading and learning everything. I started my first campaign ...
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Group Initiative [closed]

Is there a way I could have the entire group roll initiative, add up their score, and do the same for the monsters. adding or subtracting to the amount of rolls depending on the number of creatures ...
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How does a PC fight multiple creatures at the same time?

I'm assuming this should be a pretty easy question to answer! I'm basically a brand new player, me and a buddy of mine are running through a few of the One on One adventures, and one thing I have yet ...
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Major and minor creation as crafting materials

Can you use major and minor creation as components to craft items, and if you can what happens to the components used? Do they disappear while part of said crafted item? E.g.: I conjure up a black ...
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Is there a way to gain a an Oracle Revelation or for an Oracle to take a Revelation from a mystery they don't have?

There are three revelations I know of that would let me swap Dex mod to AC for Cha mod to AC somehow, and I'd like to do that and will have levels in Oracle, however I can't take those mysteries for ...
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Charisma Mod to AC?

Is there a way to get your Charisma Modifier to AC other than different revelations* for oracles? I've been looking through the content on the PFSRD and can't find one. I'm hoping there might be ...
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Are Dominated Creatures Willing Recipients of Spells or Powers?

I am a psion, and I successfully manifest Mind Control onto a target creature. I would like to know if I can compel this dominated creature to become a willing recipient of a Mind Link just through ...
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Flying in Medium/Heavy Armor

I was looking at the movement modes on the pfsrd and couldn't figure out if there are any changes to flight speeds or anything else that might happen while wearing heavy or medium armor. I mean, ...
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What kind of spells can the familiar of a witch learn?

According to this page (paragraph "Learn from scroll") a witch can teach her familiar new spells from a scroll. Are these spells restricted to the witch spell list, or can it be any other spell as ...
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Faster traveling in the Darklands

My players need to travel long distances (quickly) in Pathfinder's Darklands and go from the surface all the way down to Orv. They do not know locations down there, so teleporting is not a sensible ...
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Can two ratfolk share a mount and if so, what size?

So the Ratfolk have a nice ability called Swarming: Swarming Ratfolk are used to living and fighting communally, and are adept at swarming foes for their own gain and their foes' detriment. ...
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Can Pathfinder be played with a Dungeon World style combat system?

Could I play Pathfinder with a combat system that is fast-paced and lacks initiative like the one present in Dungeon World? The reason why I ask is because I'm trying to build a Dark Souls based ...
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Do antimagic fields nullify cursed items?

Does an antimagic field nullify a cursed item? If it does nullify it can you take that item off?
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Building an item capable of creating an “antimagic field”

One of the players in my group wants a helpful high level (≥11) wizard to build something for him that can create an antimagic field. The player is a rogue, so has "use magic device" as a skill. I ...
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Do alchemical weapons count as ammunition?

This amazing answer has inspired me to ask a very multi-faceted question. I considered breaking it up into multiple questions, but then I realized each question was really just a part of a big ...
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Favored class in Pathfinder “Advanced” [closed]

The core rulebook says: Whenever a character gains a level in his favored class, he receives either + 1 hit point or + 1 skill rank. The choice of favored class cannot be changed once the ...
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Is shared defense a zone effect or a granted boon?

For the Paladin, a Divine Defender, this is an alternative to a mercy. Shared Defense (Su) At 3rd level, a divine defender can spend one use of her lay on hands ability as a standard action ...
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What comes with the Pathfinder beginner box?

I am about to order Pathfinder the beginner box off the internet. However, when I told my friend this he said he had to order everything separately. What all comes with the Beginner box for ...
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Mechanics of Stygian Slayer's Shadowy Mist Form

I am GMing a Pathfinder game and one of the players is playing a Stygian Slayer. I found the section in the Advanced Class Guide describing the Shadowy Mist Form class feature to be too brief and, ...
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Cavalier challenge bonus

I started playing a level 10 two weapon fighter samurai and had a question from the first game last night about part of the Challenge ability: The cavalier's melee attacks deal extra damage ...
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Do the AC penalties from a lunge attack and the Samurai's Challenge stack?

If I use the Samurai's Challenge ability against an opponent (−2 AC except for attacks from my target), and use lunge to attack them (−2 AC until my next turn), do these two penalties ...
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Can you kill someone with Psychic Reformation?

The Pathfinder version of Psychic Reformation removes the XP cost that was present in the 3.5 version, and replaces it with a sort of pseudo-negative level cost instead. One part of this cost is ...
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Are there any “linked” creatures that can only be defeated in tandem?

I am planning on building an encounter based on this post about a zombie and a ghost coming from the same body. The idea is the players will have to defeat both the body (the zombie) and then do ...
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Can I make up my own Wondrous Items and Magic Arms/Armor to craft?

I have the Craft Wondrous Item and Craft Magic Arms and Armor feats. Am I limited to creating existing items in the books or can I make up my own (within reason)? Because I do have a few ideas… ...
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What is the correct Wilders (warrior surge) manifesting sequence? Can somebody draw a comprehensive flowchart?

I am little bit confused about the correct manifesting sequence, including every possible option that can be chosen by a wilder. It sounds a little bit silly but we had a quite hard hassle about ...
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What does Black Marketeer do?

Ok, so the feat gives you a resource pool which is apparently worth a certain amount of money. You can also contribute non-monetary things to said pool. Does said pool refresh? How often does it ...
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Optimizing Paladin's Ability Score Bonuses

I'm currently playing an about-to-be Level 4 Paladin. This is my first opportunity to select an ability score bonus and I'm stuck on the optimal ability score bonus to choose. My role is a two handed ...
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Rounding up/down when using levels to determine number of uses of an ability

For abilities that read "[a character] can use this ability one additional time per day for every n [class] levels he possesses", does one round up or down? Example: Rogue Ability Honeyed Words from ...
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What is an Arcane Archer's spell progression?

I have a character that is going to be a level 4 Arcane Archer (3 levels Draconic Sorcerer, 5 levels ranger), and I am a little confused on the wording in the Pathfinder Corebook. At the indicated ...