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

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How do PC's learn about usable items

Running a game using the beginner box, The cleric/wizard can use Spellcraft once per day to examine a magic item. And although not part of the beginner box rules, Appraise can be used to determine the ...
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What are the prices for Permanency when you don't know the spell yourself?

I want to make an item, say a sword, permanently invisible and I am a little unsure as to the pricing required for this. The price of the item doesn't need to be figured out. Having an NPC cast a ...
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How to encourage players to work better as a team?

Related: What kind of rules promote good team cohesion? Unlike that question, this one is about problem players, not problem character personalities. There is a group of good friends who I ...
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Can a greatsword, a bite, and a headbutt all be used during the same full attack?

Could a multiclass fighter/ unchained barbarian use Animal Fury and Steel Headbutt in the same full-attack action? For example: a multiclass Fighter 6 and Unchained Barbarian 6 makes a full-attack ...
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Spells that use Will Save to make them stronger [on hold]

The current campaign I'm in has a few house rules, one of which is a spell charge system: it currently allows us to use ANY level 4 or under spell. Pretty soon we'll gain access to level 5 and 6. My ...
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Does a Monstrous Humanoid or a Fey count as Humanoid for armor costs and spell effects?

A question for two friends playing custom made races. One is a Monstrous Humanoid physically similar to a Lamia but with a larger bust and a less ridiculously long snake tail, the other is a Fey of ...
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How Can I Make My Horse Useful in Dungeons?

Related: Bring a horse in a dungeon. How is this question different? I am asking specifically as a mounted archer, who doesn't need to charge on horseback and does not have the option of choosing a ...
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How to stop a player constantly using Detect Magic/Evil?

In a group I play with there is a player who, assuming he has the ability to do so, constantly uses Detect Magic/Evil. There's nothing in the rules against this (that I'm aware of) when it's a class ...
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Are an Isitoq's Daze & Tears of Anguish the same thing?

The Isitoq, the wonderful Undead Eye available as an Improved Familiar1. It has two abilities that appear to be... the same: Daze (Ex): An isitoq's nerves form grotesque wings. Any creature struck ...
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Do I need +6 Bab to take pummeling style?

The prerequisites of pummeling style read as follows. Prerequisite(s): Improved Unarmed Strike; base attack bonus +6, brawler's flurry class feature, or flurry of blows class feature Can a ...
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Cleric Channel Energy heals and damages at the same time?

Can a Cleric use Channel Positive Energy to damage and heal at the same time? For example: An undead and a living human are 10 feet from the cleric. The cleric Channels Positive Energy. Does he ...
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Does Intensified Spell Work on Ball Lightning?

As the title states, I simply would like to know if intensified spell will add an extra ball when I cast Ball Lightning.
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Taking 20 with Quick Change

How long in game time should a characters one-time-a-day bonus from the Streetwise Performer bard archetype take? The bluff skill reads that bluffing to deceive takes one round minimum, longer for ...
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Any way to overcome a Paladin's immunity to disease without GM fiat?

Is there any way to overcome a paladin's immunity to disease without a gm fiat? The goal is to make a paladin able to fall ill through any means possible without him losing his immunity, but instead ...
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How do Ability Bonuses and Penalties Stack?

According to the Pathfinder rules as written on temporary ability bonuses and penalties, gaining a bonus to your ability scores that lasts one day or less would not actually increase your ability ...
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How can you maintain breathable air in a sealed location long term?

Wizard Bob has created himself a mighty tower, but being a reclusive, paranoid crazy sort of Wizard he'd like to create it entirely sealed to stop anything getting in that he doesn't want inside. The ...
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Can a Solid Note be shaped like a manacle?

Can I cast Solid Note to make a whole note? In common western music notation, a whole note is an empty circle. The way I imagine it, the magical version would be a ring, kind of like the rings on a ...
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Can Chord of Shards be cast any time, or only during a performance?

Do you already have to be in a bardic performance to cast Chord of Shards, effectively taking two rounds to cast, or could you freely cast it as a standard action whenever?
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When does the spell Break work

This is referring to the spell Break which seems to be a very powerful spells as it's the one way to undermine armour bonus by halving it and then eliminating it. The spell description: You can ...
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Is using a wand for healing viable for level 1 party?

Could a party consisting of level 1 players use a wand of cure light wounds to make up for not having a cleric/healer? The Use Magic Device skill has DC 20 for using wands, level 1 characters ...
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Detecting a Held Charge Touch Attack

Touch spells have the ability to Hold the Charge. Meaning that they can be cast ahead of time and then held onto for use whenever after without the need to speak the verbal components again or make ...
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What is the procedure for retrieving a flask of oil from a backpack, throwing it, lighting a torch, and then lighting the puddle?

I'm new to Pathfinder and GMing (just have the Beginner Box), and have a couple of questions regarding the following scenario: a PC wanting to throw a flask of oil on the ground at a particular square ...
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Can every PC in the party make a perception check?

If four PCs enter a room, can they all do perception checks in a row to improve their odds of detecting stuff?
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Can I sneak attack someone with Uncanny Dodge, without my own Uncanny Dodge?

I have a level 8 Swashbuckler//Guild Agent Rogue. The Guild Agent archetype made me give up Uncanny Dodge. Is there a way I can do sneak attack damage to someone with Uncanny Dodge? Or is it still ...
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Can you use a swift action during a full round action?

Are you allowed to use a swift action in the middle of a full round action like full attack? The only movement you can take during a full attack is a 5-foot step. You may take the step before, ...
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Can I mix ranged and melee attacks in a Full Attack?

I am playing a Zen Archer Monk. I have a question about using my full attack. A monks unarmed strike is defined as At 1st level, a monk gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. A monk's ...
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Does the -4 to disarm still apply if you have Improved Unarmed Strike?

I was reading the combat maneuvers section and was reading the disarm part. You can attempt to disarm your opponent in place of a melee attack. If you do not have the Improved Disarm feat, or a ...
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How to be permanently scentless?

I really like the effect that deodorizing agent provides and have been wondering how to get it as a permanent effect. Coating a creature in a vial of this milky, odorless substance takes 1 minute ...
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How does the weapon cord work?

When I first came across a weapon cord, I loved the idea of them and their ability to help prevent me from losing a weapon. Ever since then I have been attaching them to any weapon which I solely use. ...
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Can a Damphir Antipaladin use Touch of Corruption with a Swift Action?

It is known Paladins can heal themselves with a Swift Action: Lay On Hands (Su) Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch. Each day she can use ...
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Enlarge person and mythic [closed]

Why does mythic enlarge person have a maximum size of huge when enlarge person has no such restriction? I assume its to prevent shenanigans about becoming too big, but then why doesn't enlarge person ...
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How would a large character use stealth?

Being that a large creature is larger than most things on the battlefield (and even in normal circumstances), how can one reasonably say that they were unable to see it? Even if it moves quietly, its ...
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Are XP award for one large encounter vs. lots of smaller encounters different?

Suppose my five level-2 player characters (PCs) face 10 CR2 challenges/encounters in a given Pathfinder session. To be concrete, let's assume these encounters are monsters that are each worth 500 XP. ...
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Can a Wizard prepare spells while sick?

Normally I would think this is a no-brainer. However, on page 218 under "Preparation Environment" it states that if you might fail a saving throw it would prevent the necessary concentration to ...
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Speaking in combat as character vs. Discussing tactics

Just got the beginner box, and I'm doing the gm part. PC's can as a free action 'speak to other characters' does this mean that during combat the players should not be discussing tactics or helping ...
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Do the effects of Burdenless armor and Heavyload Belt stack?

Both of them say they increase the carrying capacity of the character: 300% for the Heavyload Belt and Burdenless by 50%. I have a feeling they won't stack due to both using percentages, but there is ...
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How much weight can a backpack carry?

I have been working on my character spreadsheet for carrying capacity and what they are carrying. I keep encountering little issues with this. Such as a backpack This leather knapsack has one ...
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What would be a logical organization of monster taxonomy? [closed]

One of the more idiosyncratic subsystems within 3.x are creature types. Types were originally devised to make combat more diverse than it was in 2e, as types would determine combat statistics ...
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How can I one-shot a vampire?

I need to one shot a Vampire for story reasons, so I'm looking for an effective method. Would managing to drive a wooden stake through a non-helpless vampire's heart work? (The plan is to have a ...
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What would be the generic terms for anthropomorphic personifications of chaos, law and neutrality?

According to the SRD 3.x and its derivatives the generic term for anthropomorphic personifications of good and evil are celestial and fiend, respectively. For example, angels and archons are both ...
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Does the cleric get their holy weapon for free?

Does the Cleric get their gods favoured weapon for free, or do they have to buy it when creating the character just like everyone else?
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Magic Item Creation and round usages rules instead of duration

How does one go about creating a magic item with a usage of rounds per day like boots of speed? I havent been able to locate any magic item creation rules which talks about this, but it makes me ...
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Use-activated magic items and determining their action cost

I was reading the rules for Using Magic Items and there is a part which just isnt clear to me in how it works. 2nd last paragraph, just before size and magic items: Unless stated otherwise, ...
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Do Two-handed Maces exist?

I was looking foward into creating a NPC which uses a two-handed mace but I couldn't find a good weapon fot it in Pathfinder. It should be a Greatmace or something similar. A weapon that looks like ...
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pathfinder perception stacking

A rogue elf gets a +2 to perception in the misc box for his racial ability. A rogue has perception as a class skill, if she puts 1 skill point in it at level 1, she should get +3 in the misc box? do ...
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Where are costs for weapons listed in the Beginner Box?

Just got the box and are we are making characters and have gotten to equipment, the weapons have no costs in the book (unlike equipment and armor). Does that mean the character should just pick their ...
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What is the logic behind the interactions of positive and negative energy? [closed]

Positive and negative energy have a rather idiosyncratic relationship. While ostensibly opposites, creatures and spells that make use of these energies interact in ways that do not seem to follow a ...
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Does the prehensile hair hex raise your carrying load for the purposes of the flight spell?

One of players is a Witch with the prehensile hair hex, and during a recent session she used the flight spell in conjunction with this hex to rescue the party from a flash flood in a deep ravine. When ...
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Can you stack legendary proportions and giants form 2?

I just did a lot of research for a different but related question and while doing so discovered something which I would like confirmed. We are all familiar with how enlarge person works, and how it ...
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Where is chart for baseline physical ability scores by size?

I know the question I am asking is akin to flogging a dead horse, yes the question is about size changing and if there is a chart for ability scores based on size. Yes I know there are questions which ...