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

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What is the source of the “Versatile Channeler” feat?

I'm building my first pathfinder game and am a Cleric under a neutral diety. I was looking at feats and found the "Versatile Channeller" feat but I can't find it anywhere in the player's guide. Is it ...
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I think my Eidolon is doing too much damage.

So I created a spreadsheet to track all my Eidolon's to hit and damage bonuses because it's just too much otherwise, and for shits and giggles I decided to see how much damage I can do. Just buffed by ...
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How can I help the party survive a rather tough adventure?

The party is on an implicitely timed mission: children have been abducted by bad guys and it is now known that they're in danger of being sacrificed in the near future. The module I'm using doesn't ...
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In Pathfinder, does the summoner or the GM control the eidolon?

I'm starting up a summoner character in a Pathfinder campaign, but we're a little unsure of the rules for eidolons. While I know the summoner is the one who tells her eidolon what to do, I'm wondering ...
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What are the upsides to having the spell-like ability version of a spell?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At the final level, you get this: Warlord Reborn (Su): At 20th level, you become a true orc warlord of legend. You gain immunity to fire and ...
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As an inexperienced GM, how can I avoid killing PCs my first time GMing in Pathfinder Society?

While I have experience DM'ing 3.5e, I have far less experience in pathfinder and have not yet GM'd a PFS game. I'm currently preparing to run the Rise of the Runelord's first module (Thistletop) ...
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From how far can a verbal spell component be heard?

So my character (a level 10 human enchanter wizard) was tasked with infiltrating the home of a mysterious elf to steal a maguffin. The elf employs around 10 guards on varying shifts, a house steward, ...
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Does a Draconic Bloodrager's claw damage increase stack with Bestial Aspect?

Does a bloodrager's claw attack damage increase stack with the bonus granted by the Rageshaper archetype's Bestial Aspect? Draconic bloodline claws: At 1st level, you grow claws. These claws are ...
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What Influence Did Sean K. Reynolds Have on Pathfinder's Monk?

As one of the designers, Sean K. Reynolds has a lot of influence on many aspects of the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game. With that said, I would like to learn more about his influence on the Monk's ...
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Can a tiefling use its darkness ability on itself?

Is it technically possible for a tiefling to use its darkness to affect a large object such as himself? If yes, could this be treated as a stealth bonus in the dark? My level 7 tiefling Dex-based ...
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What would be the gold cost of a feat?

Imagine a player wanting a training in leadership by some charismatic nobleman. I am the GM and I agree with that, but I have no idea as to the time spent and the monetary compensation it would take. ...
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Can I play a Witch (the class) who is male and call him a Warlock?

I am looking to play a Witch in Pathfinder, but I want to play a male witch. Can I do that, and if I can does the name matter? I'd like to call him a Warlock—can I do that?
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Is there a way for a wizard to gain cure spells on his spell list at first level?

Aside from the Samsaran Mystic Past Life racial trait is there any way for a first level wizard to gain cure spells as spells known at first level?
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Can you 5-foot step while entangled

This should be a really simple question but - can you 5-foot step while entangled in Pathfinder. I can see arguments both ways as to whether you can but I cannot see anything definitive. 5' step ...
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How do I play a paladin without being a stick in the mud?

What are some tips for/examples of an epitome-of-good type paladin who does not disrupt the 'sinful' fun of the rest of the group? As an example of the type of paladin I'm talking about, one of the ...
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Can skill ranks be spent at level 1?

Can a character put skill ranks into skills at level 1? I am brand new to Pathfinder and don't know if that's allowed. All the information I get is from Masterwork Tools, which was very vague on the ...
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What's the bonus damage for an alchemist/underground chemist's bombs?

If an alchemist takes 2 levels of rogue with the archetype underground chemist, does the archetype's special ability chemical weapons allow the rogue/alchemist to add his Intelligence modifier twice ...
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Help with Cavalier/mount special abilities

I'm building a Cavalier in Pathfinder, and under the "mount" section in the APG it talks about the mount dying, then says, "New mount does not gain the link, evasion, devotion, or improved evasion ...
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Does Gaining a Second Natural Attack Decrease My Primary Attack Damage?

I have a Ogre Spider that gained the Slam attack thanks to a template. The Ogre Spider has only one natural attack by default, but what I wonder is whether the Bite loses the 1½ Strength mod ...
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Do mindless creatures get feats?

Do creatures that have no Intelligence Score ("Int —" in the stat block) gain Feats? I'm creating some monsters but I failed to find the answer for this question.
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How would a Flesh to Stone'd Hydra with Shape Stone cast on it regrow limbs once Stone to Flesh is cast on it?

So, I'm trying to make a fast food/business wizard (McCaster's Burgers). The idea being that I capture a Hydra and preserve it with flesh to stone. Whenever I need more meat for the Big Cast Burger, I ...
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How can I get a more powerful animal companion than my druid level entitles me to?

I would like to make a druid build where my character's power resides in my animal companion(s) and what little druid spellpower I can muster I use to buff it. By powerful I mean most druid level to ...
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Power of Giants Orc bloodline (Sp) - Why doesn't it go to form II?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At level 15, you get a free "Giant Form I" spell: Power of Giants (Sp): At 15th level, you may grow to Large size as a standard action. At ...
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Does Charge the Magi grant you a standard attack as well?

My Pathfinder Magus just took Charge of the Magi which looks like a fun time. It says (emphasis mine): The magus can spend 1 point from her arcane pool as a swift action when charging, so she can ...
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Easiest way to transition from Pathfinder to Dungeons and Dragons

I've been playing Pathfinder off and on for a couple years now, and am fairly familiar with the rules. I also heard from my brother that Pathfinder came into being as a better version of Dungeons and ...
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Does the natural armor on the Devilbound creature template stack with natural armor bonuses

I know that bonuses of the same type other than dodge do not stack. However, the natural armor increase in this template is not labeled as a bonus. Does that mean it would stack with something like ...
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Whats the highest possible Charisma score a character can acquire in Pathfinder?

Whats the highest possible Charisma score you can end up with in Pathfinder, assuming that you have an equivalent wealth level of a level 20 character?
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What are the primary differences between a Wizard and a Magus?

I'm getting set to get back into DMing for the first time in a couple years. One of the people I have interested in participating in my game wants to be a Magus for a class. Back when I DMed, I never ...
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Frostbite and DR

Frostbite Your melee touch attack deals 1d6 points of nonlethal cold damage + 1 point per level, and the target is fatigued. The fatigued condition ends when the target recovers from the nonlethal ...
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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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Hostage Situation: Do you miss, hit the hostage, or chance of either one?

Does holding someone hostage give partial cover and is there a chance of hitting the hostage if you miss hitting the intended target that is holding the hostage? My opinion is that it should trigger ...
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Can flanking become irrelevant due to creature sizes?

As written it seems like there are several holes in the Flanking rules that lead to really weird results. I was hoping that someone could provide insights or ideas on this. The first issue I ran into ...
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Multi-hit spell - Multiple smaller Concentration checks or one larger one?

Some spells like magic missile and scorching ray can strike a target multiple times. I recently had cause to consider using a damage spell to disrupt an opponent's spellcasting - and realized I'm not ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Player-driven versus GM-driven mechanics in Pathfinder

According to some people: Players shouldn't state the skill they want to use for a given situation, they should state their intentions. As the Game Master, you know how that intended action can be ...
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Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?

The Enforcer feat activates "Whenever you deal nonlethal damage with a melee weapon". If a magus delivers Frostbite through a weapon with their Spellstrike, will it proc the Enforcer feat?
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Do Bloody Assault and Bleeding Attack stack?

I was wondering if Bloody Assault and Bleeding Attack stack with each other. They both say that they don't stack with themselves but neither specifies whether it stacks with other bleeding effects.
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Paladin's Detect Evil and worn equipment with Evil aura

If a Paladin uses Detect Evil on a single target by a move action, does the eventual aura of their equipment count? Let's say for instance, if the target is Chaotic Neutral and not intending to harm ...
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How are the costs for creating Communal Scrolls figured in Pathfinder?

In a thread on the Paizo forums someone asked a question about scroll costs, and what are some of the best scrolls to scribe versus not scribing; and communal scrolls were mentioned. However another ...
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Does the magus' pool strike count as a touch spell?

The pfsrd states that, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell list, he can deliver the spell through any weapon he is wielding as part of a melee attack. ...
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Is it possible to have a Eidolon that is also a weapon?

Are there any rules for using another character as a weapon? Specifically an Eidolon. From what little I can find on the topic the weapon PC would count as an improvised weapon of some club variety. ...
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Can a magus' Arcing Pool Strike hit the same enemy more than once?

Pool Strike Benefit: The magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a standard action to charge his free hand with energy. He can make a melee touch attack with that hand as a free action as ...
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Magus : pool strike - arcing(SU) and critical damage

Pool Strike Benefit: The magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a standard action to charge his free hand with energy. He can make a melee touch attack with that hand as a free action as ...
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Magus : pool strike - arcing(SU) and attack of opportunity

Pool Strike, Arcing Benefit: The magus can expend 1 additional point from his arcane pool when using the pool strike arcana. If his attack hits, the magus can target a number of enemies within 15 ...
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Can a magus with a high BAB cast two spells or attack and cast, with their full attack action?

Suppose you are a level 10 Magus or something similar. (Something with a decent BAB progression and spellcasting abilities) When you hit +6/+1, can you cast a spell, then attack, vice-versa, or simply ...
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What types of damage are affected by the lance special rule?

When using a lance while charging on a mount, the rules say that it deals double damage. My question is, what all damage is doubled? From what I can find, the die roll and strength bonus are doubled, ...
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What parts of Wild Shape are affected by the Shaping Focus feat?

Shaping Focus: If you are a multiclassed druid, your wild shape ability is calculated as though your druid level were four higher, to a maximum level equal to your character level. Does this ...
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May I dual-wield unarmed strikes with Scarlet Throne?

According to the d20pfsrd, "All Scarlet Throne maneuvers and stances require that ... He must either have his off-hand empty, or be wielding a weapon two-handed to use this discipline." If I use a ...
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Price Break Down & Limits on Amulet of Mighty Fist?

Alright so I somehow mad a goof up in my group playing pathfinder. I bought an Agile Amulet of Mighty Fist +1 for 4k. I had seen that price listing someplace but when shown the page for the item today ...
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Where is the table for determining how many feats a character has based on level in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook?

I've paged through my entire book, looked in the index, checked the sections on feats and ability scores, and I've not been able to find the table that breaks down when you get ability score increases,...
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How does having no Con score affect an Undead Kineticist's blasts?

I have been perusing the Occult Adventures content and like the concept of a Kineticist. I was about to add a few as enemies in my undead-focused campaign, when I remembered Undead have no ...