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

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Talking to Earth Elemental in Beginner Box GM Kit possible? What would the Earth Elemental do/want?

Background I recently started DMing a group of players for Pathfinder. They are completely new to the game (and roleplaying in general) and I'm rather new to Pathfinder and completely new to DMing. ...
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Who can use a Ring of adept maneuvers?

I'm here to ask your assistance to locate an official ruling or errata about an item. Last time our Group played we got among the enemy's belongings a Ring of adept maneuvers. According to our DM's ...
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Can I sneak attack after using Hide in Plain Sight?

I'm currently playing a TWF Rogue, and am looking to take a level in Shadowdancer for the HiPS ability. My line of thinking is I could sneak attack an enemy and use HiPS to effectively disappear ...
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Can a Magus surpass the normal +10 limit to magic weapons

The base ability of the Magus Arcane pool class feature is. At 1st level, a magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a swift action to grant any weapon he is holding a +1 enhancement bonus ...
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What are the rules regarding taking actions while bluffing? [closed]

In Pathfinder, I am in the middle of creating a minor plot element that could become a full-blown side quest where a coven of witches have trained their familiars for the specific purpose of ...
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Does magic immunity have any impact on a monster's DR in Pathfinder?

My players will encounter a Flesh Golem. It has DR 5/adamantine and is immune to magic (and othe construct traits). My players possess each +1 magic weapons and they will use it. I can imagine that ...
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How can an object hide the fact that it is Animated?

I am currently designing an encounter with an animated ship carrying a massive cargo of animated objects. However, the entire thing loses its magic when all that a player needs to do in order to ...
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Does movement speed add damage or attack power to weapons?

I have a character who has managed to get herself a movement speed of 100'. She is a centaur, and as such specializes in lance based combat and charges. Now in the real world a lance moving faster ...
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Can Antagonize force someone to run through threatened areas?

The question is quite simple, Antagonize says: The creature flies into a rage. On its next turn, the target must attempt to make a melee attack against you, make a ranged attack against you, ...
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Does the enhancement bonus on armor apply to armor class?

If I have a chain shirt with spell resistance 19 (+5 bonus), does that +5 apply to armor class along with the +4 from the chain shirt?
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What is the space size of a Colossal Animated Ship?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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How can Constructs use Magic?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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Can an animated cannon fire itself?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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How does Poison DC advance?

I'm intending on making a hydrus/lycanthrope creature, and I'd like to know about how the hydrus's poison DC advances. I notice that poison DC tends to be (10 + ½ Hit Die + Con modifier), but is ...
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Are there balance reasons for certain spells patterns to only deal certain damage types?

For example, at level 1, a Wizard has access to the following spells: Burning Hands, 1d4/CL, Fire, Cone Snowball, 1d6/CL, Cold, Ranged Touch Corrosive Touch, 1d4/CL, Acid, Touch Shocking ...
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How many magic talents does a multiclassed level 2 spellcaster have in Spheres of Power?

On page 8 of Spheres of Power, it states about magic talents: but all characters gain two bonus magic talents the first time they gain a level in a casting class Does that mean a Shifter 1 / ...
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How do I calculate my Black Blade's skills?

I am playing a Bladebound Magus in a campaign with very quick level advancement, necessitating frequent recalculation of my stats. The only part of my character advancement that's confusing me is ...
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Is there a good character sheet set up for the Unchained Variant rules, especially Consolidated Skills?

My personal abilities at graphic design are horrible. I've tried making my own character sheets, to no avail. So now I'm searching - one of my campaigns is using lots of the Pathfinder Unchained ...
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Can you exceed 18 in your core stats as a level 1 character?

We are making characters in Pathfinder and a player asked if they could go past 18 with racial bonuses. Now we aren't talking with any equipment, just a simple 15 point buy with pluses also from the ...
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How does becoming undead interact with constitution increases?

In a game that I'm in, the DM has decided to go with a lycan vs. vampire concept, and this has created a few conundrums. One of the characters in our group is a dragon disciple, and another character ...
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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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As a GM, how do I encourage a party to interact with each other?

Background: I'm a fairly inexperienced GM and I'm working with a group that has wildly varying experience with role-playing - the game is intended as a teaching campaign to help a couple new players ...
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How to optimize a supporting cleric that deals damage at range?

I'm looking for feedback on the direction of a Pathfinder Cleric that I am building. Some context: I tend to have prolonged breaks between RPGs. I last played a tabletop RPG (D&D 4E) a good 4-5 ...
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PFRPG; Multiple Primary Natural Attacks' (Claws, Bite) Attack Bonus [duplicate]

Specifically, this is referring to creatures with a Bite and two Claw attacks. As far as I understood previously, they are both Primary natural attacks, and ruled that my player's Eidolon could use ...
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Is there a Dwarven Battlerager equivalent class for pathfinder?

I have done some research and found a few options of player suggested ways to "remake" a Dwarven Battlerager from the Forgotten Realms 3.5 campaign setting, but none of them seem to be close enough to ...
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How exactly do favored classes work?

According to rules Each character begins play with a single favored class of his choosing — typically, this is the same class as the one he chooses at 1st level. Whenever a character gains a ...
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What do you gain from the animal as a lycanthrope?

So I have become a natural Lycanthrope via some in game shenanigans and looking into the template I found the wording to be a bit ambiguous. A lycanthrope retains all the special attacks, ...
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How does Hand of the Apprentice work with Reach/Chain Weapons?

I was looking over a Universal Wizard that I had rolled for a Pathfinder campaign that never lasted more than 3 sessions, and came across the Special Ability Hand of the Apprentice. Making a ranged ...
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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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What are Acceptable Small Mounts?

In my current Pathfinder campaign, I have been playing as a Gnome Cavalier that has earned enough experience to level up for the first time AND has successfully reared a wild Vulture. One of the feats ...
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Which of the 4 Pathfinder Beginner Box pregens are best for a 2 or 3 player starter group?

I'm planing to host my first RPG as a DM with some buddies, and we might be just two or three players and me as the DM. I bought the Pathfinder beginner box, which has a pre made adventure and four ...
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Do you roll for an ability score your character doesn't have?

When creating a character, and specifically when generating its stats by dice-rolling, do you still roll the same number of times when you don't use all the ability scores? As an example, would a ...
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Beguiling Gift with Suits of Armor. Is there a way to make it work? What are the logistics of it?

Let's say that I want to inhibit a Mage for as long as possible by forcing them to don a suit of armor and then either wear it for the rest of the battle or waste even more time getting out of it. ...
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Would multiple actions really completely unbalance Pathfinder?

Time and again I have read about houserules that grant multiple actions via feats or special circumstances and then people saying that it would completely and utterly destroy pathfinders combat rules. ...
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Are Psychics arcane casters? Can they prestige into Dragon Disciples and do they suffer Spell Failure?

Nowhere on the Psychic section does it state that Psychics are arcane or divine casters. As such, it's not clear if they suffer spell failure, let alone whether or not they can prestige into Dragon ...
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Bring a horse in a dungeon

I'm playing a Human Cavalier, order of the tome and I was looking for a build that would allow me to do mounted charges in dungeons. I have found spells like Dust form and Sonic form that allow a ...
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Animal Companion advancement option?

I rolled a Cavalier as a random class in a Skulls and Shackles game for a little extra excitement. Being a masochist I decided to roll with it, but took more than a couple optional rules/variants in ...
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How does the Necklace of Adaption's bubble of air work out in practice underwater?

A recent question about the necklace of adaptation reminded me of an old question of my own that I've never been able to answer: Can a character wearing a necklace of adaption swim? It might seem a ...
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How can I play a lawful rogue? [closed]

I wanted to try something new in a Pathfinder campaign, so I created a lawful good cleric/rogue. Problem is, I have no idea how to play a rogue as lawful, due to this: From the PRD: Life is an ...
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What happens to a summoned mount when they reach 0 HP?

What happens when a summoned horse is reduced to 0 or less hp? Does it vanish? Or can it be healed?
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What do the slashes mean in the character tables?

I've been reading the PF core rulebook, but confused over some of the data in the Character tables, and not found anywhere in the book that explains it, so wondering if someone could explain it? ...
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Do extra Limbs on an Eidolon give them extra weapon attacks?

In an upcoming Pathfinder campaign, one of my friends that loves to attempt to break games is about to take the Summoner class. Out of caution and curiosity, I looked through the advanced evolutions ...
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Is a scroll destroyed when you fail the spellcaster level check?

The rules on scrolls state: A spell on a scroll can be used only once. The writing vanishes from the scroll when the spell is activated. (...) If she meets all three requirements but her ...
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Playing a child oracle in pathfinder, how to prove age and how open will population be to believing it? [closed]

I'm thinking about playing an oracle in Pathfinder with the Child curse. He stopped aging at roughly 7 years old. He is now around 18-20 years old, still looks like a kid. I think it would be fun ...
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What happens to active spells on a black pudding when it splits?

Bob the wizard and his chums have encountered a black pudding and Bob has cast Slow on it to give him some time to run for it. However, helpfully, the next round the parties tank, Kevin the Barbarian, ...
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When to apply XP in Pathfinder?

I'm running a Pathfinder game from the beginners box, I can't find anywhere that states when to apply the XP earned from encounters. The Game Master's guide states in Wrapping up a session (p21): ...
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How can a GM interrupt a PC archer's full attack barrage, or otherwise make it less reliable?

I am new to gming and I run a pathfinder game where I have a player that plays an archer (fighter) that just picks off the baddies with his full attack action. I saw on another forum (in a pretty old ...
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Can you use a feat if your ability falls below the prerequisite?

My character's strength is normally 20. I had the feat Power Attack. My strength dropped to 6 due to poison. Does that mean I no longer can use Power Attack until I regain my strength?
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Can mage hand be used to make Sleight of Hand checks?

The spell mage hand has no visual presence except that the affected object moves. Is it possible to employ the spell mage hand to make a Sleight of Hand skill check to take something unnoticed? Can an ...
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How noticeable is Fetch?

While I was looking through the rules for Pathfinder's Fetch trick, I failed to see how it works in certain situations. As such, I would like to know how obvious an animal taking an object from a ...