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

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How are templates acquired?

In Golarion how does a creature become an advanced creature? It says under Monster Advancement that "monsters" can acquire templates, but it doesn't say how. Is this completely GM terretory, or are ...
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Can I share a Hex with my familiar via the Share Spell class feature?

After looking through my abilities and spells, I believe that I found a way to enhance my cat to finally do damage by itself without changing its stats or actively casting spells. However, this would ...
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What's the best way to re-build this 3.5 Warlock in Pathfinder?

Due to a friendly change in GM, I have a mostly-vanilla 3.5 Warlock that needs conversion to Pathfinder, preferably using Paizo-published materials. Key Abilities Constant flight (perfect ...
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How does “Long Arm” affect Familiar Size?

I recently added Witch to my horrendously multi-classed Fighter and found this little brain teaser. I had adopted a Blue Russian (cat) as my linked familiar whom I can cast self-altering spells on, ...
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What is the highest number of spells that can be cast in one round?

I'm aware of the hotly debated "...normal limit of one spell per round" text from the rules on magic casting time. Assuming that this doesn't mean anything substantial, however, what is a theoretical ...
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Archetypes packages - how to create your own?

The archetype packages are a sort of "alternative" for the typical archetypes in Pathfinder. In my game table, we continuously creating new archetypes (not necessarily "balancing") and the option of ...
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How does the Phalanx Soldier ability work with 2 handed weapons and power attack?

The Phalanx Soldier archetype for fighters gains the following ability At 3rd level, when a phalanx soldier wields a shield, he can use any polearm or spear of his size as a one-handed weapon. ...
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Does a black dragon's Corrupt Water (Su) affect Alchemists' extracts?

Talking with my friends about the "alchemy" of the Alchemist class, we're fighting about the alchemist extracts. Look at this description: Extracts are the most varied of the three. In many ways, ...
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Does a Slayer's Studied Target Bonus apply to flasks?

If I throw an acid flask or vial of holy water or any other splash damage type weapon, does the Slayer's Studied Target Bonus apply to attack and damage?
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Will zone of truth affect the dead?

Cleric Bob has hit on an idea to try and compel an orc that attacked him (and is now deceased) to speak the truth so he can find out where their stronghold is. Cleric Freds plan is to cast Zone Of ...
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Dispel via opposite spells [duplicate]

This question was developed as an extension of one that is related. What interests me in particular is the part about dispeling. I'm totally agree with the linked answer to that related question ...
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Can Half-Orc choose Alternate Racial Traits?

So, according to the official FAQ: half-orcs may select racial favored class options, archetypes, traits, and so on, as if they were a full member of both races Does this mean that I also can ...
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Do unconscious characters get will saves?

If a character is unconscious (for example, negative hit points, NOT sleeping) and a spell targets them that allows a will save, can they take it? While I know they count as 'willing' for spells that ...
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Monster Space and German “Angriffsfläche”

Looking at the rules for various monsters, in the german prd (prd.5footstep.de) some monsters have a property called "Angriffsfläche". After looking at english entries for monsters, I am confused ...
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Is marking a trail a bluff or a survival check?

Its entirely possible to mark a trail in the forest or many other terrains for others to follow, but what kind of checks would be involved? To pass a secret message which marking a trail for your ...
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How can I make a character who's a budding novelist? [closed]

How would I go about making my character a professional writer? I intend on making them a renowned fiction writer in the future but I imagine they've got to start small. Just not really sure where or ...
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Overcoming non-combat challenges as a party

I'd like to have my players overcome a challenge as a party. In my specific case I want them to track down a location in a large area. How quickly they find the location would be based on the result ...
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Is there a concise listing of all mundane item templates? [closed]

I know there are quite a few templates that can be added to mundane items from Dungeon Master's Guide II and Hammer and Helm, but what I'm looking for is a listing of all known templates that can be ...
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Can I Two-Weapon Rend twice with four attacks?

I'm using two weapon fighting and have improved two weapon fighting. Now when I successfully hit with all four of my attacks will I add two weapon rend dmg twice, because I hit with my on hand and off ...
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Can Metamagic be used in Item Creation? What are the limits?

One of my players has recently obtained the Craft Wondrous Item feat. In an attempt to prepare for what he may build I want to know the specific limits of Wondrous Items. I know that someone can ...
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Can you use craft: trapmaking instead of disable device?

I have a character that doesn't have disable device skill, but I took trapmaking for a craft skill can I apply that to disabling just traps or no?
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Removing an unreasonable number of curses

So, in my last session, my trusty Dwarf Fighter became cursed. He is currently afflicted with one hundred distinct polymorph curses. For both my sake and the DM's, how would he go about getting ...
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What does it mean when a spell “counters and dispels” another?

In 3.x, some spells state that they "counter and dispel" other specific spells. Does a spell used in either of these ways still have it's normal effects? Does this depend on the specific 3.x system ...
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Scribe Tattoo Feat - How does it work?

I am very new to psionics. I have never used it in D&D, and only recently discovered it in Pathfinder. However, the Scribe Tattoo feat is still a bit of a mystery to me. I know I can only scribe ...
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How to make attacks deal ability damage? [closed]

What ways are there to make attacks deal ability damage? For example calcific touch grants a touch attack that deals dexterity damage. ... Once per round, you may deliver a touch attack that ...
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Can a multiclassed Gunslinger/Slayer take the Grit rogue talent? If so, how does that work with Amateur Gunslinger?

One of the options for slayer talents is picking a talent from a subset of the rogue talent list: Rogue Talent: A slayer can select one of the following rogue talents in place of a slayer talent: ...
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Where are the rules for tracking damage?

A few weeks ago I had asked a question which dealt with an Eidolon losing HP when they get some distance from their summoner. The answer to that question had me find out that I might have been ...
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What does a Character lose when his mental stats go below 3?

Is there a minimum intelligence requirement for taking class levels? If so, would a character reduced to very low int also temporarily lose his class levels? What are the requirements for feats as ...
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Does Improved Precise Shot negate the need for the the Sniper's Eye rogue talent concerning sneak attack and concealment?

Since Improved Precise Shot allows your ranged attacks to ignore any concealment less than total concealment, does a creature with Sneak Attack and Improved Precise Shot have any need for the Sniper's ...
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In Pathfinder, can I use two shields and get the AC bonus from both?

The question title sums it up fairly quickly. If a character is wielding two shields, one in each hand, does she gain the shield bonus to AC from both, or only the higher one? And where in RAW is this ...
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Does the power “Elfsight” help notice secret doors?

While the short description in the powers list mentions noticing secret doors, the long description does not. The short description for the power "Elfsight" is as follows: "Gain low-light vision, +2 ...
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How to Levitate a heavy chariot

I'm running my party through the Pathfinder Iron Gods Lords of Rust campaign. They are about to get into combat with the head of the coloseum who uses a chariot. He's seen the characters in a couple ...
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Psychic Warrior Meditant Level Count as Monk Levels?

"The meditant gains the Improved Unarmed Strike feat as a bonus feat, and may count his meditant levels as monk levels for purposes of effects and prerequisites." This piece of text is supposedly an ...
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For Call Lightning, what needs to meet the additional condtions in order to gain the damage boost - the target or the caster?

In Pathfinder there is a clause in the Call Lightning spell which allows the bolts of lightning summoned to deal boosted damage: If you are outdoors and in a stormy area—a rain shower, clouds and ...
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How to be effective as a Healing Cleric

Some times things are just too much of a fun/stupid combo idea not to try your darnedest not to work out. What is the best way to make a Cleric that literally only does healing/buffing? Is this even ...
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Can I extend my bonus from Fighting Defensively by delaying?

I have an initiative of 10 and do a full-round defensive fighting to get +4 to by AC. My enemy has an initiative of 8. Next turn at initiative phase 10, I decide to delay my action to 7. At initiative ...
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Do light weapon penalty reductions count for Improved and Greater TWF as well?

I am a bit confused about the wording of the two weapon fighting feats Two weapon fighting section in chapter 8 First, if your off-hand weapon is light, the penalties are reduced by 2 each The ...
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Can I get Improved Grapple without having Improved Unarmed Strike?

I want to have Improved Grapple for my character, but a prerequisite is to have Improved Unarmed Strike. Is there any way to get IG without having the IUS feat? I know some classes / archtypes gets ...
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What creatures can be improved familiars?

What are the rules for picking something from Improved Familiar in Pathfinder? How do you know what familiars are available — is it only the ones listed on d20pfsrd.com or are there rules that ...
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Can I mix Claws of the Beast attacks and Unarmed Strikes in a Full Attack?

Can you use Unarmed Strikes, like a headbutt or kick, with Claws of the Beast? I'm confused because of the somewhat conflicting nature of this Power's description. The description states that ...
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What do Claw Blades cost?

So my Catfolk rogue wants Claw Blades. You can find the description of claw blades here, but I can't find the listing price anywhere. What do they cost?
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Creatures with grab and a larger barbarian brutal pugilist AOO?

I have a question about how the monster ability grab functions and a specific scenario. If a creature with this special attack hits with the indicated attack (usually a claw or bite attack), it ...
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Does a Rust Monster's Rust (Su) apply to other kinds of touch attacks it makes?

I have a rust monster with the Greater Trip and Fury's Fall feats and the ability to cast a handful of spells, which opens up some situations I've not seen before. If I make a trip attempt with a ...
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Rules for creating new poisons

I suspect this question has a very easy and very specific answer, but I'm of the opinion that lack of a positive does not confirm existence of a negative. So, maybe one person who knows the rules a ...
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What is a spell?

Many systems and settings specify what a spell consists of, where its power comes from, and what forms it takes from inception to casting. Earthdawn's weaving and spell matrices in particular come to ...
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High ground combat modifier and how it applies to fly and spider climb

I'm confused when it comes to the high ground combat modifier and fly or spider climb effects. Its clear that any ranged attack does not gain a high ground bonus. But just what exactly gives you high ...
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Does pouncing from ceiling also deal fall damage?

One of my players is a 8th level druid. They favor wild shaping into a tiger. He cast spider climb and walked upto/onto the ceiling which was 30 feet high using the wall. He then wanted to use their ...
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How do the areas of effect of spell traps' triggers and spells relate to each other?

I'm a little fuzzy on how spell traps work with being triggered, so let me set up an example: A Fireball trap. It hits a 20ft radius, all targets in that area. Triggered via proximity of the Alarm ...
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Does witch hunter rage power work on alchemists?

For a barbarian with the witch hunter rage power, would an alchemist count as a viable target for the extra damage?
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Assassins using the Questionable Int stat

I'm working my way through trying to create my first PF character idea (to try and get a small grip on the system). Of note for the answer: I am considerably not an optimizer and care more for RP ...