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

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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 ...
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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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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 ...