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

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Can you use emergency force sphere to stop someone charging you when casting already?

Emergency force sphere is a useful spell to stop someone being crushed by rocks. It is cast as an immediate action - so if a creature charges a character they should be able to cast EFS to stop ...
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Firing a ranged weapon (gun) while in melee

So, I'm looking for both a RAW and RAI ruling here. General DM advice/houserules would be appreciated as well, especially if you have experience with similar scenarios. About to start a campaign, ...
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Pathfinder Unfettered Eidolons can't pounce?

I've heard a lot of people talking about the pounce evolution being overpowered for unfettered eidolons, and while it is very strong for normal summoners, I don't see it in the list unfettered ...
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How to introduce new group [on hold]

I have a new group of players and I would like to have them meet. I really want to try something new over "you are old aquaintences. Now begin". Any stories or reference material's?
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How does Stealth work after using Bluff in Pathfinder?

Bluff checks enable a creature to move unnoticed while moving stealthily, by creating a diversion, but the RAW is unclear because it states: This check, however, is made at a –10 penalty because ...
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Is there a polymorph effect that grants the new form's gaze attack?

I have been reading up on polymorph spells, and I want to know if there is any way to gain a Medusa's Petrifying Gaze. Monsterous Physique grants special abilities based on what level of the spell you ...
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Does a summoned or transformed creature/character fall under animal ruling?

I have found this quote (see below), and was wondering if these rules apply to summoned or transformed creature/characters? An animal is a living, nonhuman creature, usually a vertebrate with no ...
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Is it possible to summon an outsider without a spell?

I play an evil Sorcerer (Infernal Bloodline) and my GM allowed me to summon an Imp for guidance (after a Knowledge: Religion skill check result of 32) on ascending to a Devil in full. To be honest, ...
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Unchained Summoner Eidolon and being far away and coming closer

Im confused about the life link ability an unchained summoner and their Eidolon share. When at a distance from the summoner its hit points are reduced by 50-75%. Since damage should be kept track of ...
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How can I make an object (nearly) indestructible?

Is there any way to protect an object from destruction, as a player? If so, how expensive would it be? Let's say I become a lich — is there any spell/ritual/artifact/other that can make ...
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How does the wielder of an intelligent magic weapon experience its powers?

For example, let's say a PC got hold of an intelligent weapon that has the dedicated power "true seeing at will", and communicates telepathically. When there is an invisible enemy on the battlefield, ...
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What are some must have feats and items, for a switch hitter blaster-caster? [closed]

The title says it all, the rest is extra information. (I'm really interested in things that will make me live longer! "Rolled 2's for HP each level so far...") I'm seek ways to improve my character, ...
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Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?

The mighty Magic Item Creation Rules. I'm looking to create a custom Wondrous Item. All the applicable cost schemes are either for standard action activation or continuous. I'd like to have ...
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Can a Synthesist use the Skilled evolution while fused?

The synthesist gains access to the eidolon’s special abilities and the eidolon’s evolutions. The synthesist eidolon has no skills or feats of its own. Evolution Skilled (Ex): An eidolon becomes ...
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Definition of “simple” and “martial” weapons in Pathfinder?

I can't seem to find a definition of what it is that makes a weapon "simple" or "martial". Obviously, I can look at the weapon tables and find out how each weapon is categorized. But what is the ...
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Does an “acid” Burning Hands still set things on fire?

The spell burning hands can set targets on fire, if they can burn. Now I am wondering what will happen if a sorcerer with the elemental bloodline chooses to change the damage type of the spell to, ...
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Can an ally cast Blood Money for me?

I'm looking at Blood Money (which I keep trying to type as blood monkey). It's casting block says: Casting Time 1 swift action Components V, S Range 0 ft. Effect 1 material ...
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What happens to a creature inside both Aqueous Orb and Black Tentacles?

I'm playing a wizard that uses conjuration for a lot of his offensive magic. I was looking at my spell list and was wondering what happens to a creature who fails a save against Aqueous Orb (and is ...
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Is there a generic way to add disguise as a class skill?

Is there some generic way to add disguise as a class skill to any class that doesn't have it? For example, many traits add other skills, but I haven't been able to find one for disguise. I'm looking ...
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Where is the rule for what the saving throw DC of a wand is?

Searching around, people say that the saving throw DC of a wand is based on the minimum stats required to cast the spell, but I can't find such a statement in the SRD. Can someone confirm?
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Improved Familiar + Valet archetype?

Deliver Aid (Ex) [...] This ability replaces speak with animals of its kind. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/wizard/familiar/familiar-archetypes/valet-familiar-archetype ...
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How can I prepare the map for a combat without alerting the players that combat is about to begin?

I am running an adventure in Pathfinder and I use a very large square board and some homemade model walls to define areas such as dungeons or houses and other stuff. However, building maps on the ...
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Gigantic Steed class ability gives all the benefits of a Huge mount?

As per title, I'm wondering whether the Gigantic Steed ability of the Mammoth Rider grants your mount all the benefits of a size increase, namely +8 Str. In fact, the text of the ability is: A ...
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Does a flaming axe's full damage bypass damage reduction?

During a session the GM's dwarf launched an attack with a +2 flaming axe at the PC barbarian with DR 4/—, somehow dealing 40 damage on a critical hit. The GM says that because the axe is flaming, all ...
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The GM disagrees that Black Lotus Extract should require two saves

I am an alchemist level 10, and I used Malignant Poison on my Black Lotus Extract so it has DC 24 and takes two consecutive saves to end. When I affected an enemy with it, my GM succeeded the 1st ...
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Does Burning Disarm give the target a choice?

Is the reflex save automatic, or can the target decide to hold on to the red hot weapon? Here's the description of the spell: This spell causes a metal object to instantly become red hot. A ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shape into a non-core elemental?

I have a party with a level 10 druid, and she was told she can transform into any elemental. When the party was injured after a particularly tough encounter, she transformed into Positive Energy ...
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Help with Packmaster Hunter

I would like to help my fiancee make her first Hunter character, and she would like to incorporate caricatures of her two real-life dogs into the build. I suggested that the Hunter with the Packmaster ...
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Can I have Magic Vestment spell on armor and shield simultaneously?

Magic Vestment spell says you can imbue a suit of armor OR a shield with an enhancement bonus. So, you must decide which armor or which shield you imbue with the bonus. Lets say I decide my nom magic ...
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What are all the sources of Constitution damage? [closed]

Looking to make a Constitution Obliteration Build. Sort of a one-trick pony, but that's fine. Things I've found so far: Venom Domain grants Venomous Saliva, which allows Swift Action application of ...
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Is there any way to eliminate the material component cost for Glyph of Warding?

Glyph of Warding is a great spell. I may wish to invest substantial resources in it to avoid the 200 gp cost per casting. I am aware that this can be done via the custom magic item system for an ...
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How to apply inhalable poison?

There are four categories of poison: contact, ingested, inhaled, and injury. I'm interested in inhaled. For example, there's a poison (inhaled) called Burnt Othor Fumes. Let's say I craft some. How do ...
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How can a specialist contribute without dealing sneak attack damage?

In Maximum XCrawl (which uses the Pathfinder engine), the specialist class (basically a Pathfinder rogue) deals extra sneak attack damage when flanking. I play a specialist in a Maximum XCrawl ...
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Does Animate Dead just create human skeletons/zombies, or can it raise whole creatures as undead?

My GM insists that animate dead can only create the skeleton or zombie listed in the bestiary, namely the 1HD human skeleton/zombie. I had always read it can zombify any creature, as long as you have ...
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What weapon is the best for a brawler

In pathfinder there is a hybrid class called the brawler. It is part monk, part fighter. It can increase the damage of "close weapons" to the damage of an unarmed strike from a brawler 4 levels lower. ...
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Price of items that should come in pairs?

The Poisoner's Gloves wondrous item(s) cost 5,000 gp. However, I can't find any ruling stating that gloves (or similar items) come in pairs. So, is 5,000 gp the cost of one poisoner's glove?
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Does Alchemical Allocation work on extracts?

Does Alchemical Allocation allow you to consume an extract on the round following the consumption of this extract [Alchemical Allocation], spit it [the other extract] back into its container as a free ...
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Can you make a recharging Tattoo Spell?

Is it possible to make a spell tattoo from the Craft Spell Tattoo feat that is permanently reusable? That is, a tattoo that recharges and can be cast (e.g.) 1/day?
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What Pathfinder Chronicles books are considered outdated, and what are considered still canon?

So, after the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game came out, Paizo shifted from Pathfinder Chronicles (3.5) to Pathfinder Campaign Setting. I was wondering if anyone had a good list of books that have been ...
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Is the Kensai Magus Archetype's Canny Defense ability limited by his class level like the Duelist?

I've seen a lot of builds online that feature shallow dips into Kensai for the INT bonus to Armor Class but upon further reading it seems that those assumptions that you immediately get your entire ...
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Is Charm Monster/Person “harmless” for the purpose of the Insistent Benefactor trait?

Do the spells Charm Monster and Charm Person benefit from the Insistent Benefactor trait? More specifically, will it increase the Spell Save DC by 2? If not, is this because the spells are not ...
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How many Acrobatics checks are needed to pass through a medium creature's threatened area via its space?

I'm trying to understand how using Acrobatics to avoid attacks of opportunity works. The green dot is the creature that wants to move past its foe without provoking any attacks of opportunity. The ...
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Is a creature's square included in its threatened area?

A creature threatens the squares in which it can make a melee attack, but does that include its own space? (If it's relevant, assume it's a medium creature.)
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Treasure placement based on APL and/or CR

This may be a somewhat convoluted question, but I will try to be clear. My question is in regards to treasure placement. According to the CRB Pg 400: 1.) To aid in placing treasure, the amount of ...
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Can you attack while Gliding?

Say I have a hunter with the Glide spell, and I use it to jump off a high cliff overlooking an orc encampment. Assuming the cliff is high enough to give me at least a couple rounds before reaching ...
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For how long is movement halved when avoiding an attack of opportunity with Acrobatics?

A creature can make an Acrobatics skill check to move through a foe's threatened area without provoking any AoO, but its movement is halved. I wanted to know if the movement is halved: for the entire ...
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Spell Strike + Touch Injection?

Spell Strike (Su): The blade adept can deliver touch spells with her bonded weapon. This works as the magus ability of the same name. ...
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Can Touch Injection discharge unintentionally, or only willfully?

While the spell lasts, you can deliver the substance with a mere touch. To do so to an opponent, you must make a successful melee touch attack. If you hit, the substance takes effect immediately, ...
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Is Acrobatics used in response to an AoO's intent or to negate it?

Does a foe declare its intent to make an attack of opportunity when a creature declares its intent to provoke attacks of opportunity by moving within the foe's threatened area, into the foe's space, ...
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Where does Gozreh live?

Where does the god Gozreh live? His alignment suggests purgatory, but his flavour suggests he would prefer a more natural environment.