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

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Does Animate Dead just create human skeletons/zombies, or can it raise whole creatures as undead?

My GM insists that animate dead can only create the skeleton or zombie listed in the bestiary, namely the 1HD human skeleton/zombie. I had always read it can zombify any creature, as long as you have ...
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What weapon is the best for a brawler

In pathfinder there is a hybrid class called the brawler. It is part monk, part fighter. It can increase the damage of "close weapons" to the damage of an unarmed strike from a brawler 4 levels lower. ...
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Price of items that should come in pairs?

The Poisoner's Gloves wondrous item(s) cost 5,000 gp. However, I can't find any ruling stating that gloves (or similar items) come in pairs. So, is 5,000 gp the cost of one poisoner's glove?
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Does Alchemical Allocation work on extracts?

Does Alchemical Allocation allow you to consume an extract on the round following the consumption of this extract [Alchemical Allocation], spit it [the other extract] back into its container as a free ...
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Can you make a recharging Tattoo Spell?

Is it possible to make a spell tattoo from the Craft Spell Tattoo feat that is permanently reusable? That is, a tattoo that recharges and can be cast (e.g.) 1/day?
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What Pathfinder Chronicles books are considered outdated, and what are considered still canon?

So, after the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game came out, Paizo shifted from Pathfinder Chronicles (3.5) to Pathfinder Campaign Setting. I was wondering if anyone had a good list of books that have been ...
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Is the Kensai Magus Archetype's Canny Defense ability limited by his class level like the Duelist?

I've seen a lot of builds online that feature shallow dips into Kensai for the INT bonus to Armor Class but upon further reading it seems that those assumptions that you immediately get your entire ...
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Is Charm Monster/Person “harmless” for the purpose of the Insistent Benefactor trait?

Do the spells Charm Monster and Charm Person benefit from the Insistent Benefactor trait? More specifically, will it increase the Spell Save DC by 2? If not, is this because the spells are not ...
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How many Acrobatics checks are needed to pass through a medium creature's threatened area via its space?

I'm trying to understand how using Acrobatics to avoid attacks of opportunity works. The green dot is the creature that wants to move past its foe without provoking any attacks of opportunity. The ...
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Is a creature's square included in its threatened area?

A creature threatens the squares in which it can make a melee attack, but does that include its own space? (If it's relevant, assume it's a medium creature.)
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Treasure placement based on APL and/or CR

This may be a somewhat convoluted question, but I will try to be clear. My question is in regards to treasure placement. According to the CRB Pg 400: 1.) To aid in placing treasure, the amount of ...
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Can you attack while Gliding?

Say I have a hunter with the Glide spell, and I use it to jump off a high cliff overlooking an orc encampment. Assuming the cliff is high enough to give me at least a couple rounds before reaching ...
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For how long is movement halved when avoiding an attack of opportunity with Acrobatics?

A creature can make an Acrobatics skill check to move through a foe's threatened area without provoking any AoO, but its movement is halved. I wanted to know if the movement is halved: for the entire ...
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Spell Strike + Touch Injection?

Spell Strike (Su): The blade adept can deliver touch spells with her bonded weapon. This works as the magus ability of the same name. ...
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Can Touch Injection discharge unintentionally, or only willfully?

While the spell lasts, you can deliver the substance with a mere touch. To do so to an opponent, you must make a successful melee touch attack. If you hit, the substance takes effect immediately, ...
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Is Acrobatics used in response to an AoO's intent or to negate it?

Does a foe declare its intent to make an attack of opportunity when a creature declares its intent to provoke attacks of opportunity by moving within the foe's threatened area, into the foe's space, ...
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Where does Gozreh live?

Where does the god Gozreh live? His alignment suggests purgatory, but his flavour suggests he would prefer a more natural environment.
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Leaving and re-entering Stinking Cloud

The spell stinking cloud says This condition [nauseated] lasts as long as the creature is in the cloud and for 1d4+1 rounds after it leaves. So, here's the scenario: A creature is in the area of ...
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Outsider interested in or specialising in art

I'm looking for a type of Outsider with a racial focus on the arts (ideally the visual arts) - preferably from Golarion, but I'd take something good from other lore also such as from Faerun or ...
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Using the Well of Many Worlds

My group is about to come into possession of the wondrous item, the Well of Many Worlds. At the conclusion of this current module I am going to take the group to level 20 with a few Mythic tiers. ...
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Choosing a weapon for a low STR sorcerer in Pathfinder

I'm making a Half-Orc Red Draconic Sorcerer, which will begin life at level 5 to join an existing campaign. Based on my rolls I'll probably have 8 STR and 16 DEX. So I'm using my starting gold to go ...
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Does sleep immunity mean you don't need sleep?

Does sleep immunity imply you do not need to sleep, or simply that you can't be forced to sleep? I'm specifically trying to figure out what the the alchemist's Mummification discovery means on this ...
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What are the implications of allowing Dex to Hit and Damage?

While in the process of building a Magus character, I got annoyed that paizo decided to make Dex to damage quite difficult to obtain. Apart from Agile weaponry, I know of three feats that do this: ...
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How does Wind Walk interact with combat?

The spell Wind Walk makes you "insubstantial" as per the spell Gaseous Form, which gives you DR 10/Magic, some immunities, and your armor doesn't contribute to AC. During this time you can fly at 10ft ...
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Ranger/druid spells per day vs. spells known

The spells per day is in the chart for the class. The caster level is easy to figure out. But how many spells do I know? The same numbers as are in the chart? I though I read that I gained two spells ...
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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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Can a Tumor Familiar become an Improved Familiar?

An Alchemist can obtain a Tumor Familiar. There's also the feat Improved Familiar, which is accompanied by a table which lists Arcane Spellcaster Level in one of the columns and has the prerequisite: ...
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Can you choose a second craft/profession/perform subskill as a class skill when multiclassing?

I'm wondering if you can make a second craft, profession, or perform skill a class skill upon multiclassing, so that, for example, you could have both Craft (Alchemy) and Craft (Weapons) as class ...
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How can I add a trait to PCGen?

I'd really like to add a trait to PCGEN that gives your character two primary claw attacks (1d6). Is there any way to do this?
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What is a spell for preventing a chest burster?

Context: Me and my party (Summoner, Ninja, Ranger, Alchemist, I'm a cleric, all level 11) are in a fairly standard setting, when we stumble upon a crashed spaceship that has been infested with ...
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Can my familiar feed me a potion?

The SRD says potions can be administered by others with a full-round action: Drinking a potion or using an oil is a standard action. The potion or oil takes effect immediately. Using a potion or ...
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How does creating sheets of sticky webbing work?

Web (Ex) Web spinners can create sheets of sticky webbing up to three times their size. They usually position these sheets to snare flying creatures but can also try to trap prey on the ground. ...
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Puppetry in Pathfinder

I'm specifically looking for a way for an arcane (probably demented) NPC caster to create animated puppets for an adventure. I'm aware of animate object, but I'm looking for something more akin to a ...
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Is there a directory to filter monsters by multiple criteria?

[An] Imp Consular [...] possesses [...] the power to change its form into that of any Small or Tiny animal, as per the spell beast shape II. d20PfSRD provides a list of Animals, but there is no ...
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Do imps have hands?

I've looked around and everyone assumes so, but I see no specific mention that imps have hands (with which to wield wands to cast spells for their masters, as familiars).
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Creating a Dwarf Paladin Defender

I could use a hand on this one. I've never been really interested in the creation of a Paladin, as I was seeing one mostly being a "stick in the mud". After reading the answer to this question, I'm ...
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Can a Cleric prepare spells from the Associated Domain of a Subdomain?

For example if I am a cleric of Shelyn and I pick Love as one of my domains can I prepare Charm Person as one of my spells? Also if the same situation applies, can I use the granted power Charming ...
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Occult Adventures: Does the Navel Chakra Breath Weapon grant a Reflex Save?

The new Occult Adventures book provides a new ability for people with a Ki Pool and a prerequisite feat: Unlocking Chakras. One of the Chakras is the Navel, and unlocking it provides access to a ...
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Flight, Gliding, and Falling

In working with Race Creation (Advanced Race Guide), I saw the movement trait Gliding wings. I want to know, if the race has Wings and the flight movement trait, ergo natural flight speed, do they ...
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What does intensified spell mean?

Intensified spell says: an intensified spell increases the maximum number of damage dice by 5 levels. What does it mean that it improves damage dice by 5 levels? That spells of damage based on ...
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Pathfinder: How to balance Wealth by Level for a guild of player characters?

After several years of running tabletop one-offs I decided to try a campaign format that would let casual players hop in and out without straining disbelief while allowing for dedicated players to get ...
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Why is the caster level of the cape of the mountebank 9?

The wondrous item cape of the mountebank allows the wearer to use dimension door once a day. The spell dimension door is available to a wizard as a level 4 spell, which a wizard can learn at level 7. ...
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How do I determine the special ability bonus of a homemade ability in Pathfinder?

In the campaign I run with some of my friends, the fighter in the group asked me if it was possible to have a sword that could turn the damage he dealt into hp, very much like the vampiric touch ...
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For the purposes of the Monk's AC bonus class feature, does the Gunman's Duster count as armor?

I'm currently playing a Gunslinger with a dip in Monk and I'll be taking an unarmored approach to make full use of Wisdom synergy. The Gunman's Duster is a wondrous item worn in the body slot which ...
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How does maintaining a Concentration spell work?

There are many spells that have a duration of "concentration", sometimes with a max duration. I understand concentration checks and interruptions, but I can't find specific rules on maintaining a ...
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How exactly does Word of Recall work?

Word of Recall states: Word of recall teleports you instantly back to your sanctuary when the word is uttered. You must designate the sanctuary when you prepare the spell, and it must be a very ...
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If a readied actions is triggered by the readying of another action, can the action being readied also resolve?

In our last session the party was ambushed by 4 drows... (Arcane Guard - City of the spider Queen). The guards were willing to talk but 3 of the drows had electricity crackling over their hands, so ...
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Can any creature elect to make touch attacks or ranged touch attacks?

Can a creature lacking a special ability to make either touch attacks or ranged touch attacks nonetheless make against his foes—without provoking attacks of opportunity—touch attacks or ranged touch ...
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Is it possible to throw contact poisons?

If I have a contact poison, can I throw it on someone to affect them? Contact means creating contact with someone, but I didn't find an answer about how contact is made. Is it for the DM to decide or ...
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Is there a Pathfinder equivalent to the Ring of Arming?

I wasn't able to find anything, so I was wondering: is there a Pathfinder equivalent to the Ring of Arming from D&D 3.5e, and if so, what book is it from? I don't care if it's not a ring — I'm ...