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

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How can a character be rebuilt?

In the Pathfinder game I run, a player with a level 1 PC wants to change his class from fighter to rogue. The party made the acquaintance of a mid-level thief and during downtime the character wants ...
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How many times can you sneak attack due to Invisibility?

It has come to my attention that I could be using sneak attacks wrong. I know how many times does sneak attack damage apply is similar, but its asked for 5th. It might word what Im asking better ...
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In Pathfinder, how many classes can a character have?

I know I can have at least 2 classes, but can I have more? This is of course at the discretion of my GM whether he allows me to have 20 classes if I'd wish. But are there any set rules for this?
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Pathfinder Battle Royale!

A friend and I were thinking about doing a Colosseum battle to the death with our group, for game sessions when not everyone was there, or just to let people test out character builds. What we were ...
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Can an Amulet of Mighty Fists have restricted special abilities?

If I have an amulet of mighty fists and some claws, can I enchant the amulet with the keen and/or vorpal weapon special abilities? If so, do they simply not function for somebody who wears the amulet ...
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Can a Bladebound Magus' Black Blade get stronger?

I am currently playing as a Bladebound Magus and I'm using a Scimitar that has a weapon damage of 1d6. I was curious if that a the Black Blade that the magus gets increases in damage as he levels or ...
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Can a metamagic rod raise a spells effective level beyond 9?

Say I have a Greater echoing metamagic rod (affects spells up to 9th level, normally would add +3 to the spell slot). Can I cast a 7th, 8th, or 9th level spell using the rod? Would there be any ...
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Pathfinder Kingdom Builder: How big, area wise, is a hex?

I know that every kingdom is constructed out of hexes and it's the basis for how large a kingdom is. This goes into what improvements it can have, how many, where the settlements are, ect. But one ...
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Can a metamagic rod affect a spell that has been metamagiced to be outside its normal spell level range?

Say I am a high level cleric. I have Flame Strike prepared with Empower metamagic, increasing it's spell slot by 2, resulting in an Empowered Flame Strike sitting in a level 7 spell slot. I also have ...
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Do ranged weapon feats apply to darts?

Do ranged weapon feats (like Rapid Shot, Many Shot, Deadly Aim, etc.) apply to throwing darts, or do they only apply to weapons like bows, crossbows and firearms?
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Can Slayers pick the Combat Trick talent multiple times?

Can Slayers pick the rogue talent Combat Trick multiple times or not? I've seen long debates about this, but never found a good answer.
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What is the most powerful, complete (levels 1–20) Bardic buffing build?

What are the most powerful Bardic optimized buffing builds, that focus on buffing and strengthening allies, in a practical game? I'm actually working on building a class, and to learn from and for ...
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What does it mean that you treat a weapon as a Martial Weapon?

Halfling sling staffs do 1d6/1d8 damage (small/medium). Halfling rope-shot do 1d4/1d6. In both of their descriptions (as well as in the racial description for halflings) it says that halfings treat ...
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Can a barbarian take both a totem and a blood rage powers?

Simply put it says for for totems you cannot take a different type of totem. For blood rage powers it says you cannot take a different type of blood rage power. However I can't find anything ...
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Is a Trip still considered successful even if the target is already prone?

I already know that using trip as an AoO against a foe while they're trying to stand up doesn't cancel their standing-up action, they still make it to their feet. However, Greater Trip permits an AoO ...
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Is it possible to lose HP on gaining a level?

Say I have a Con modifier of -2 and I roll a 1 for HP on level up, does my max HP go down by 1?
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Is the cost of specific material barding before or after any multipliers?

I am looking at buying Mithral barding for an animal companion. It is a large, non-humanoid creature. I want to buy it full plate. Would the cost be 1500 (base cost of full plate) × 4 (large, ...
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Character not developing with DM's story [duplicate]

I haven't RPed much, only 2-3 games; most of them are never completed due to events happening and the RP can't be continued. In the current game I have made a Chaotic Neutral character, whose main ...
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How to talk about reducing the numbers of our current group

We have a Pathfinder group that consists of 11 people, and has been like that for a few years now. In the beginning we had a great time with such a large group and didn't mind the number, but ...
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When using a tower shields total cover ability, do you lose its AC bonus?

One of my players raised an interesting observation about how the tower shield is worded. In most situations, a tower shield provides the indicated shield bonus to your Armor Class. As a standard ...
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Does a caster level bonus let our alchemist learn and use Fly at a lower level?

My level 5 alchemist got a Headband of Aerial Agility +2. The description of the item says: The wearer of a headband of aerial agility +2 treats his caster level as if it were one level higher ...
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Correct way to double the amount of Power Points necessary to manifest a power through Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing states that one can "attempt to manifest one power through your quasi-real viewpoint", but it also states that "all powers from your quasi-real viewpoint cost twice the usual number of ...
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Can Vivisectionist retrain Throw Anything feat?

One of my players has an alchemist with vivisectionist archetype, thus loosing ability to make bombs in change of roguish sneak attack. He tries to convince me, that Throw Anything feat gained as a ...
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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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Will a spellcaster interrupted mid-meditation or -study have any spells?

I've noticed that Wizards, Clerics, Druids, and most other spell-casting classes (With the exception of Sorcerers) spend at least 1 hour Studying or Meditating to regain their spells. What I want to ...
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Are there any 1st level Save-or-Die spells in Pathfinder?

I know there a couple of second level save-or-die spells, like Aboleth's Lung and Blood of the Martyr, but are there any first level ones? I'm interested in any spell which, on a failed save, ...
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When using Fly and you're knocked out, do you fall?

I was running my game today and came across a situation which got the group into a heated debate. What happened was the witch was flying along using their fly hex 20 feet up in the air and got knocked ...
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Optimal Focused Fighter Builds in Pathfinder

Using just the core rulebook and the advanced player's guide, what would be an optimal build for a fighter using 25 points for point-buy character generation? Assume it's a level 10 fighter intended ...
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Missing cost for specific pearl of power

So I was rereading the Pearl of power description when I came across the last paragraph: Different pearls exist for recalling one spell per day of each level from 1st through 9th and for the ...
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Is it possible to summon an outsider without a spell?

I play an evil Sorcerer (Infernal Bloodline) and my GM allowed me to summon an Imp for guidance (after a Knowledge: Religion skill check result of 32) on ascending to a Devil in full. To be honest, ...
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Does Invisibly Sneak Attacking a target with Tremorsense leave them Flat Footed?

I need to know how tremor sense works with sneak attack and invisibility. Normally when a something is invisible they have no problems walking upto someone else and getting a sneak attack. The thing ...
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Are rations waterproof?

I'm starting as a Merfolk in a Pathfinder campaign that will suit being one. I will be in water relatively often. Would rations in my backpack be ruined by the water without the use of a waterproof ...
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How are characters of the “wrong” race prevented from getting racial spells?

Some of the racial spells, like Sow Thoughts, Aboleth's Lung, and Steal Breath, are quite good. However, I am unclear how, exactly, the racial restriction works. I understand it can be lifted with ...
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Are there any spells that heal hit-points over time in Pathfinder or 3.5?

I've been looking through all the Paizo spells, but all I see so far are instantaneous duration healing (cure) spells. What I am looking for is a spell I can have on a wand or other magic item, so if ...
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How does a Life Oracle's enhanced cures revelation affect wand crafting?

I am playing a Life Oracle, and I have the enhanced cure revelation which allows my level to be applied to my cure spells instead of using the max given by the spell, so like cure light usually maxes ...
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Firing a ranged weapon (gun) while in melee

So, I'm looking for both a RAW and RAI ruling here. General DM advice/houserules would be appreciated as well, especially if you have experience with similar scenarios. About to start a campaign, ...
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Can you use emergency force sphere to stop someone charging you when casting already?

Emergency force sphere is a useful spell to stop someone being crushed by rocks. It is cast as an immediate action - so if a creature charges a character they should be able to cast EFS to stop ...
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Unchained Summoner Eidolon and being far away and coming closer

Im confused about the life link ability an unchained summoner and their Eidolon share. When at a distance from the summoner its hit points are reduced by 50-75%. Since damage should be kept track of ...
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Does an “acid” Burning Hands still set things on fire?

The spell burning hands can set targets on fire, if they can burn. Now I am wondering what will happen if a sorcerer with the elemental bloodline chooses to change the damage type of the spell to, ...
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How does Stealth work after using Bluff in Pathfinder?

Bluff checks enable a creature to move unnoticed while moving stealthily, by creating a diversion, but the RAW is unclear because it states: This check, however, is made at a –10 penalty because ...
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Is there a polymorph effect that grants the new form's gaze attack?

I have been reading up on polymorph spells, and I want to know if there is any way to gain a Medusa's Petrifying Gaze. Monsterous Physique grants special abilities based on what level of the spell you ...
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Does a summoned or transformed creature/character fall under animal ruling?

I have found this quote (see below), and was wondering if these rules apply to summoned or transformed creature/characters? An animal is a living, nonhuman creature, usually a vertebrate with no ...
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Help with Packmaster Hunter

I would like to help my fiancee make her first Hunter character, and she would like to incorporate caricatures of her two real-life dogs into the build. I suggested that the Hunter with the Packmaster ...
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Which negative modifiers should I apply when transforming myself?

I'm running a witcheling, a changeling witch who, because of a GM's homebrew magic ring, can transform into a pixie. What effects does this pixie transformation have? Specifically... Since I'm now ...
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How can I make an object (nearly) indestructible?

Is there any way to protect an object from destruction, as a player? If so, how expensive would it be? Let's say I become a lich — is there any spell/ritual/artifact/other that can make ...
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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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How does the wielder of an intelligent magic weapon experience its powers?

For example, let's say a PC got hold of an intelligent weapon that has the dedicated power "true seeing at will", and communicates telepathically. When there is an invisible enemy on the battlefield, ...
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Definition of “simple” and “martial” weapons in Pathfinder?

I can't seem to find a definition of what it is that makes a weapon "simple" or "martial". Obviously, I can look at the weapon tables and find out how each weapon is categorized. But what is the ...
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Are there rules for creating magic items that can be activated with a swift action?

The mighty Magic Item Creation Rules. I'm looking to create a custom Wondrous Item. All the applicable cost schemes are either for standard action activation or continuous. I'd like to have ...
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Can an ally cast Blood Money for me?

I'm looking at Blood Money (which I keep trying to type as blood monkey). It's casting block says: Casting Time 1 swift action Components V, S Range 0 ft. Effect 1 material ...