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

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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 ...
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Can ghost sound be used to bypass arcane spell failure for verbal components?

My level 6 magus has just been magically transformed, his mouth and tongue becoming weird. This causes a 15% arcane spell failure chance, and, when combined with the 10% from my armor, is a ...
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How are Fighters Linear but Wizards Quadratic?

The phrase "Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards" gets bandied about a lot, but I've found I don't have a good way to explain it to newer players. The tier system post has some examples of how wizards ...
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How does a PC make a permanent extradimensional space?

In dnd 3.5/pathfinder, how can a PC make a permanent extra dimensional space? Nothing as fancy nor temporary as a Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion but with more legroom than a 20 cubic feet. The ...
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Being DM for a DND 5E club [closed]

I'm new to this website, so forgive me if this question has been asked a billion times, but I'm kind of a predicament here. I haven't played either DND or PF in a little less than 2 years, and I'm ...
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Infiltrator Ranger without Favored Enemy

Would it be possible have a Ranger with the Infiltrator archetype with another archetype such as Guide or Wild Hunter that replaces the Favored Enemy class feature? If so how would it work?
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Conditions to unlock Alchemist Discoveries when playing another class

Again, another question about Pathfinder. This time it's about classes that can get Alchemist's Discoveries without actual Alchemist levels. The Rogue is a good example with his Bomber Rogue Talent ...
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Can you take a Squire at 3rd level?

According to the prerequisites of the Squire Feat you can take the feat at level 3, but you cannot have a squire more than 3 levels lower than you. The Leadership Feat does not provide rules for ...
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Pathfinder : about the Riding Dog's “Loyal” quality

This is a question about a missing detail in PF rules. According to the Dog Breeds rules, Riding Dogs have a special quality called "Loyal" as Animal Companions at 4th level advancement. The problem ...
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Under what circumstances do ranged attackers provide flanking?

Suppose my character is a monk (and thus can make unarmed strikes with her feet). Suppose that for some reason she's wielding a longbow. Does she threaten the area around her? Can she provide a ...
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Do individual deities restrict inquisitions?

When building an Inquisitor and taking an Inquisition instead of a Domain, are there any restrictions imposed by deities?
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Can creatures use the Withdraw action when Frightened? What about Panicked?

Frightened from the Pathfinder Core: A frightened creature flees from the source of its fear as best it can. If unable to flee, it may fight. A frightened creature takes a -2 penalty on all ...
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If I am using 2 weapons, can I trip with one and attack the tripped target in the same round?

I'm playing a dual wield fighter and I was wondering is it possible to, when using a full round action to attack and you have more then one strike, can you trip with your first hit and then proceed to ...
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Can I combine Path of War maneuvers with Power Attack?

Can I combine a strike with combat expertise and/or power attack? Strike: A strike is a maneuver that allows a special attack. A martial disciple who slays a wyvern in a single blow is using a ...
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Does the Bow of Ashes' flaming ability trigger its special ability?

The Bow of Ashes is counted as a flaming composite longbow. According to the linked rules regarding flaming, the bow can sheathe itself in flames. The Bow of Ashes has a special ability as follows: ...
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Differences between D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder

What are some of the rule changes that Pathfinder brings in comparison to D&D 3.5? I am curious what changes were made so I can explain to my group what it has to offer.
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Which of the Arcanist's features lets it swap out its prepared spells?

I've heard that the Arcanist, Pathfinder's Wizard/Sorcerer Hybrid, has the batspit insane capacity to swap out its prepared spells during the day, effectively making it a Wizard minus their biggest ...
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How to modify a bulette to challenge a level 10 party?

In my campaign, the PCs have been tasked with removing a group of bulettes from a mining claim. I plan on using standard bulettes as a lead-up to a 'boss fight' where I would like a larger (perhaps cr ...
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How can I get Dex-to-Damage for two weapons or an off-hand weapon?

I am looking into building a melee character who is Dex based and specializes in two weapon fighting. Is there any way to apply my Dex mod to damage for my weapons, or at least just my offhand weapon?...
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Can an Antipaladin combine Touch of Corruption and a held touch spell?

In pathfinder, can an antipaladin deliver a held touch spell (e.g. inflict moderate wounds) and touch of corruption at the same time? I have quoted items that I feel are relevant. From the Player'...
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What are the limits of the Feat Spell Perfection?

The reason I asked is because I think I found a bit of a loophole when using the feat that I'd like a bit of clarification on. Spell perfection states the following: Pick one spell which you have ...
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How to handle mystery adventures when there are copious divination spells? [closed]

I'm gming a Pathfinder game. It's part hack-and-slash and part detective work/mystery solving. The premise is that there is a young necromancer raising the dead to right a wrong. Now, the source book ...
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Which class is the Magical Knack more useful in?

The idea is 3 Knife Master / 1 White-haired witch / 1 Sorcerer [with a bloodline that grants many free feats* which synergize with a rogue], then X Knife Master & Scout. Originally the plan was 3 ...
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Do you retain the benefits of Vampirism after it has been lifted?

You somehow managed to get cured of vampirism (for example). You maybe really happy to not have to consume blood ever again, but do you keep what you have gained from it: I) Bonus to your ...
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Is third party content automatically published under the OGL?

When publishing third party content for Pathfinder, is the published content automatically considered to be under the OGL? I was browsing http://www.d20pfsrd.com and see tons of third party content. ...
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Do characters lose feats if they lose the pre-reqs

Specifically the feat Versatile Channeller Versatile Channeler Prerequisites: Channel energy class feature, necromancer or neutrally aligned cleric (see below)... .... [editted ...
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Multiple Attacks with a Two-Handed Weapon and Off-Hand Spells [closed]

If I have a high-enough BAB to earn two attacks per round as a full-round action, can I attack with a two-handed weapon (1st attack), remove one hand from the weapon (free action) and, say, make a ...
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Stealthing after a ranged attack

I have been trying to wrap my head around how stealth works in particular with a ranged character I am trying to build. I have a level 5 rogue, with one level in Shadow Dancer, so I have "Sneak ...
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Underground Chemist Rogue Archetype: Is Sneak Attack damage amplified by Energy Vulnerability?

Is the Sneak Attack damage dealt by a splash weapon multiplied by Energy Vulnerability? Underground Chemist is a Rogue archetype which swaps some Rogue abilities with Alchemist ones. Their "Precise ...
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If you cast an illusion then cast Invisibility on it, what does True Seeing show?

I am unsure whether or not it is possible to cast invisibility on an illusion. The question is based on the idea that you could stack illusions and/or invisibility on themselves. To illustrate the ...
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What part of skill numbers in bestiary entries are actual skill ranks (above all in the case of animals that can be used as Companions and Familiars)?

This is a question about the sometimes very confusing wording (or maybe "numbering" ?) of bestiary entries. Preparing a Pathfinder campaign with friends, checking stats for animals that could ...
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Can a basilisk turn another basilisk to stone?

Can a basilisk turn another basilisk to stone with its petrifying gaze? If yes: then I imagine that around any basilisk herd there should be many petrified basilisks. If no: then I'm thinking that ...
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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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What is an appropriate RP value for this Flight modification?

I'm currently working on a bit of a custom pathfinder world built from the ground up. First step is the races and I really wanted to try and balance the three core races in terms of power. All in ...
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Are Shadow Conjurations effectively invisible to True Seeing?

With the spell Shadow Conjuration you can essentially cast Summon Monster, however, the summoned creature is an Illusion (or at least from the Illusion school). How does True Seeing react to this? ...
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Why is there such a big cost difference between Trap Crafting and a simple Bear Trap?

Trap crafting rules: The cost of a mechanical trap is 1,000 gp × the trap's Challenge Rating. If the trap uses spells in its trigger or reset, add those costs separately. If the trap cannot be ...
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Is a carried person “gear” for the purpose of Invisibility and Gaseous Form?

If I'm carrying a person and use Gaseous Form or Invisibility, is the person I'm carrying also transformed or made invisible? If no, what if the person is inside a big bag?
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Can an alchemist create extracts with metamagic feats?

Potions can be created with metamagic feats, so long as they don't exceed the potion spell level limit (3). Magic Items and Metamagic Spells: With the right item creation feat, you can store a ...
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Can a normal, unaltered animal gain battle experience and levels?

I and a group of friends are starting a Pathfinder campaign, and I plan to play a halfling dog rider just for the fun of it. There is one big problem : I don't plan to play any class with an animal ...
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What can a high level spellcaster with no spellcasting effectively do?

Inspired by Can Disjunction destroy artifacts in its AoE (maybe accidentally) or only when directly targeting them? One of the effects of Disjunction is that you can destroy an artifact, but with a ...
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Does Accelerated magic item crafting increase the daily cap?

Magic Creation rules The creator also needs a fairly quiet, comfortable, and well-lit place in which to work. Any place suitable for preparing spells is suitable for making items. Creating an item ...
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How Many Candles in a Barrel?

In a current Pathfinder game I'm running the PCs have decided to take multiple wagons full of mundane items to outposts/remote villages/etc., both as bribes and for business purposes. They are ...
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Is there an official Pathfinder “Mana” system for wizards?

I thought about the idea of a mana system, and I know at that people have homebrewed it for 3.5 before, but i wanted to know if there was a mana or rechargable spell point system for wizards and magi (...
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Large (10ft.) Creature Crossing 5ft. Gap

So, basically, the party is going to be in a sewer and there's going to be a large (10ft. square) creature on the other side of a 5 ft. sewage channel. The party probably won't be eager to cross the ...
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What is the total ATK bonus of my Dancing Weapon?

Playing a Bladebound Magus in a campaign and wondering if it's practical to use the Dancing weapon enchantment while I focus on spellcasting. According to the entry on the Dancing enchantment on the ...
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Can Disjunction destroy artifacts in its AoE (maybe accidentally) or only when directly targeting them?

My Sorcerer is only a few levels away from 9th level spellcasting and I'm considering taking Disjunction. But I don't quite understand this section on how it interacts with artifacts: You can also ...
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How many spells can a Cleric prepare?

To my understanding, in Pathfinder, I have all Cleric spells available to me but in order to use them I have to prepare them first. How many can I prepare? Does it depend on my spell slots or can I ...
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Have either of the Icewind Dale video games been published as d20-compatible adventures?

My own searches did not yield any results on adaptations of the Icewind Dale video game series' story into pen & paper adventures. All I could find were adaptions for other video games like ...
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Is there anything like a life drain weapon enchantment?

I'm looking for a weapon enchantment that will increase my health based on the amount of damage that I do, using only the Pathfinder system. If there is nothing like that, what could accomplish the ...
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Is there a way for a fighter to see or locate invisible objects without the use of magic items?

How can a fighter still see invisible objects while attending a soiree wherein at the door magic items are confiscated and active spells can be dispelled? There's a quest in a special dimension ...