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

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Core Rulebook Battle Royale [closed]

My group will be having a one-off battle royale before our next session, with the following conditions: Core Rulebook only (races, items, classes, feats, etc.) Level 10, with standard starting gold ...
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Explaining 5e from Pathfinder background [duplicate]

I have 5e, and I was hoping to have a couple friends over who have played Pathfinder and do Mines of Phandelver with them. What are the major differences between 5e and Pathfinder?
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Recommendations for a thrown weapon specialist?

I'm looking for ideas for a reasonably competitive thrown weapon specialist build. I'm fine with not being 100% optimized, but not with a build that's notably inferior to an archer or melee fighter. ...
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Differences between 5th Edition D&D and Pathfinder?

4th Edition took D&D on a very different path from 3.5, and Pathfinder (often referred to by players as 3.75) filled the niche of the continued evolution of the 3.x system. I enjoy Pathfinder ...
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What if a critical “hit” misses?

A natural 20 is automatically a hit, and threatens to be a critical, then you re-roll for confirming the critical (for which it has to be higher than the enemies AC to a maximum of 20). Now if you'...
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How does the Master Craftsman feat work?

The feat Master Craftsman allows opportunities for non-caster classes to fabricate magic items. If a level 6 fighter has both Master Craftsman and the Craft Magic Arms and Armor feats, how would this ...
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How exactly Sunder maneuver works?

Let's assume you have Arena combat in which stand two combatants threatening each other: CE Drow Antipaladin 6/Rogue 3 w. Power attack, Improved Sunder, Greater Sunder, Channel Smite feats wielding ...
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How fast can you drink a potion?

Pathfinder material appears to have some conflicts over how long it takes to drink a potion. From the PRD page on Potions: Drinking a potion or using an oil is a standard action. (...) Using a ...
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If a creature chooses to stay inside the alchemist's stink bomb's area, do they have to save only once, or twice?

The alchemist stink bomb says it creates a stinking cloud that lasts only one round. So if a creature is inside the stink bomb cloud area and they make a fort save they don't become nauseated. The ...
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Cavalier advice [closed]

I am currently playing a game in which there's a Barbarian, Rogue, Sorcerer, Wizard, Ranger, and a Cavalier (me). I'm trying to make him be able to fight in close combat (mainly) but still be able to ...
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Do Pathfinder elves sleep instead of trance?

According to d20 Pathfinder SDR site in the Common Terms (Rest) section... The Pathfinder Core Rulebook is somewhat vague on the requirements of resting and sleeping [...] I found that this is ...
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Are there Unchained data sources for PCGen?

Is there a datasource for PCGen available from anywhere that includes the Pathfinder Unchained variants?
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Do permanent negative levels take away class abilities? [duplicate]

Lets say I am a level 20 monk of the four winds and I have just been resurrected by my 20th level ability. Now, since this ability gives two negative levels, would my 20th level ability still function?...
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Item that sheds light/creates a light illusion as a swift/free action

I play a monk with a Blood Reservoir. When I use its power to enhance an ability score, in my case Strength, I would like add the effect of red light surrounding my character as in this video. The ...
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How can I murder people and lie about it?

My character is a Halfing Rogue specializing in lying and ranged sneak kills with a concealed crossbow. With the Childlike and Pass for Human feats plus max ranks in Bluff I'm crazy good at a ...
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What should a GM do about players using magic in unforeseen game-breaking ways?

Firstly, a quick anecdote. In our most recent Pathfinder session our cleric jokingly mentioned he will soon be able to summon 1d3 dolphins. Another player then mentioned that some dolphins (orca) can ...
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How can I run fights involving large groups of creatures without slowing combat to a crawl?

Earlier today, I stumbled upon this question. As I often do around RPG.SE and another sites, I initially misread the title, and contemplated for a second why someone would look for a way to raise ...
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How does the Warpriest class feature Sacred Weapon work?

Reading about the Warpriest, I find the Sacred Weapon class feature to be less than clear. The specific paragraphs I'm unclear about are: At 4th level, the warpriest gains the ability to enhance ...
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Would a griffon be a better mount than a horse [closed]

In a game I'm currently in, my character is being given the option to stay with horse as a mount or move on and get a griffon (through the use of the monstrous mount feat). The game will be taking ...
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Optimized TWF fighter level 4

SO my last character died, a wannabe AT, due mainly to the party lack of tanks. When the group started we had one, but Real Life took that player away and my poor rogue3,wiz1 char died due to trying ...
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Correct spacing between NPCs to limit 20ft-radius area of effect spells' coverage

A tactic I am developing as a GM in response to the power of spells like Black Tentacles (and similar spells with 20 foot radius of effect) is to place my enemy NPCs (eNPCs) such that the radius of ...
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Can a weapon be braced while mounted?

Can a weapon with the "brace" special quality be used to gain the advantage against charges when: A. User is mounted, Target is on foot? B. User is mounted, Target is mounted?
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How to calculate the costs of a weapon enchantment?

For my new adventure I want to buy an Inspired Rapier and just do not get how to calculate it. I actually thought I calculate the costs of the weapon (20gp) plus the +1 enchantment (2000gp) and pay ...
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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 (Bestiary 3), and while it is very strong for normal summoners, I don't see it in the list ...
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How can I improve the duration of Silent Image cast by my intelligent magic armor?

I have an intelligent suit of armor that can cast silent image. Per the spell's description, the duration is as long as the armor concentrates on the spell. How do I make it have a higher chance of ...
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What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?

In our last game, the players worked their way through a series of fiendish traps into a high security vault, where they recovered a Staff of the Magi. After the game I looked at the stats, and ...
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What's with this tier stuff, and how does that translate to levels?

I've seen a few questions mentioning things like "paragon tier" or "epic tier". What are tiers? What game(s) are they used in ? How do they translate to D&D 3.5/Pathfinder Levels?
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How to find an NPC spellcaster to cast Raise Dead on a person?

TL:DR Where can I find a spellcaster to cast Raise Dead? Where's the nearest large city to Sandpoint in Golarion? Any other avenues to bring someone back from the dead? My group is running through ...
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Can a wizard use offensive spells and effects from inside a Resilient Sphere?

There are plenty of discussions and chats throughout the internet of how Resilient Sphere spell works etc. You can read that: The sphere functions as a wall of force It can be negated by dispel ...
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In Pathfinder, does the free Trip from Hammer to the Ground also provoke?

Normally, when using Bull Rush you provoke an attack of opportunity from your target. Hammer to the Ground lets you make a Trip combat manuver after a successful Bull Rush. Will that trip also ...
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How to tame an adult wild animal

First campaign ever that I am part of, is going on for about a year (once or twice per month), and I still consider myself a roleplaying n00b. Just found out that, except for these heavy books that ...
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Ways to cast multiples buff spells in one round

I discovered in this answer the Quiescent weaving ability (for War Weaver, a Prestige Class in D&D3.5), which allows to store multiple pre-casted spells, ready to be released with only a move ...
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Do transmutation spells change the type?

When I use a spell like Form of the Dragon, does my type change? Would I get the type dragon (and lose the type humanoid) for the duration of the spell? I ask, because I want to know if changing form ...
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Why can I not sneak attack with Magic Missile?

I have been brewing up a character build that uses Toppling Spell to knock creatures prone with Magic Missile. I stumbled across Kobold Style, specifically Kobold Groundling, and realized that if I ...
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What are the ways for a Wizard to get cure spells?

Inspired by this question; I was intrigued to know ways at any level that a Wizard could cast cure spells, without using Use Magic Device. Solutions should not use multiclassing and only use official ...
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How can I add a pet to PCGen

In my game I have gained a pet. The kind is not important. I have gotten a Circlet of speaking that I want to give the animal. Is there a way on PCGen to a) make a sheet for the pet without it trying ...
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If I have -2 Intelligence modifier, do I get zero skill points if I take a level in Fighter? [duplicate]

I rolled a -2 Int mod on a level 1 fighter today and if i'm not mistaken that leaves me with 0 starting skill ranks, correct?
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How many skills do I start with?

I'm trying to teach myself how the game works with a view to doing some GMing. (Pathfinder core rulebook from 2009) Rolled the following character so far: Elf Sorcerer Str 10 Dex 13 Con 8 Int 18 Wis ...
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How do you detect a doppelganger?

For plot purposes I replaced an NPC with a doppelganger (one of the advanced "rumored" kind that can steal memories and skills). As this quest progressed, I found that it was actually rather difficult ...
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How can a mid level Oracle send a message over a distance?

I'm working on some plot and I'd really like a way for an NPC who's a mid level Oracle (no specific stats yet but I'd prefer to keep him to 3rd level spells and under, 4th level at a pinch) to send a ...
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What's the price, weight, and capacity of a Large creature's gear?

I'm struggling to determine the prices, weights, and capacities of my Large PC's gear. For example, weapons seem to cost the same, but armor costs more. Most other items like clothing don't mention ...
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Let's Optimize Poisons

In relation to This Question, I want to continue on the poison train of thought. Many D&D games have absolutely horrible poisons and rules to the effect that around level 11 poisoning is almost ...
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What's the APL for 3 level one characters?

When determining the average party level, it says to add 1 if the party has six or more players and subtract 1 if there's 3 or less. The party as of this Saturday is going to be 3 level 1 characters ...
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Druid Archetypes & Domains?

So, I haven't played Pathfinder for an extremely prolonged amount of time, and I'm building a Druid character (I've never built one before, so excuse me if this is question with an obvious answer.) I'...
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Moving within a threatened area causing AoO

When I started playing DnD, we treated leaving a threatened square as actually leaving the entire threat range. So moving from one threatened square to another on the same creature was never a problem....
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How many can I topple with my mighty missiles?

I have magic missile with caster level 3 and the toppling spells feat. Magic missile says: For every two caster levels beyond 1st, you gain an additional missile - two at 3rd level, three at 5th, ...
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Do flaming weapons with the trip special weapon feature deal their extra damage on trip attempts?

Do flaming (and other elemental damage) weapons that have the trip special weapon feature deal their extra damage when they are used in a trip attack and hit successfully?
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Does Tenebrous Spell improve shadow spells?

Tenebrous Spell grants a +1 bonus to DC when casting a spell in darkness or dim light conditions. Then it goes on to say (emphasis mine) A tenebrous spell uses up a spell Slot one level higher ...
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What action ends the spell 'Invisibility' in terms of how indirect it must be?

This concerns the spell Invisibility in Pathfinder and what causes it to end. The relevant text for reference: The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an ...
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How does leveling up a spellcaster after a prestige class that advanced spell casting ability work?

I am playing Pathfinder and interested in taking the Dragon Disciple (DD) prestige class for my Sorcerer (with a draconic bloodline). I understand that as the DD levels up the spell casting abilities ...