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

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Managing a Medieval Low Orbit Ion Cannon

Sometimes I hate my players. My table is currently composed of five diabolically inventive players. They come from a mixed IT/Engineering background, so more often than not, I have to deal with some ...
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Contradiction in Cloudkill Description

I have found what seems to be a contradiction in how the 5th level spell Cloudkill affects creatures of certain HD: These vapors automatically kill any living creature with 3 or fewer HD (no ...
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What is the point of a spell component pouch?

While I'd like to think I know the general Dungeons and Dragons / Pathfinder rules pretty well, one thing I've never quite understood is the spell component pouch, especially in relation to the Eschew ...
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Pathfinder explosive runes abuse [closed]

One of my players (a sorcerer) wants to use pathfinder's explosive runes as an offensive spell. He wants to scribe runes on a book, throw it somewhere and then have a party member (a paladin with a ...
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DEX vs. CON on overall longevity

Would pumping one stat over the other increase the overall longevity as it pertains to a squishy hard-caster? (Wizard/Druid/Sorcerer/Witch types). I am not talking about about any skills or class ...
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Is there a way for an oracle to gain or take a revelation from a mystery not his own?

At least two oracle mysteries contain revelations letting an oracle use his Charisma modifier instead of his Dexterity modifier to compute his AC (the mystery lore has the revelation sidestep secret ...
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Can a Magus use Spellstrike and Spell Combat with spells prepared with other class slots?

Let's assume we have a Magus 2/Wizard 10 who wants to cast Vampiric Touch spell on an opponent. The character has prepared the spell using one of the Wizard spell slots. The description of Spell ...
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How does an unchained synthesist determine his ability scores?

The original chained summoner that takes the archetype synthesist uses the eidolon's Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores instead of the synthesist's own, but the synthesist retains his own ...
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What exactly can you do with the product of Major Creation?

Let's assume a caster able to cast the spell Major Creation. What he is trying to do is exploit this to be able to avoid having to pay for certain things. As explained in this question, what is ...
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Guidance / Fortune Synergy

How does the +1 bonus from the Guidance cantrip work with the extra roll from the Fortune witch hex? GUIDANCE School divination; Level cleric 0, druid 0 Casting Time 1 standard action Components V, S ...
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Can you repeatedly use Fortune Hex twice a day if you have the Accursed Hex feat?

Can you repeatedly target yourself or a party member twice a day with the Fortune Hex if you take Accursed Hex as a feat? Fortune (Su): The witch can grant a creature within 30 feet a bit of good ...
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Can you use Major Creation to create the diamond dust required for Resurrection?

I have a character who is able to cast major creation and resurrection. He has a CL of 15. He starts by taking a really small piece of diamond (not enough to cast Resurrection), and casts major ...
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Which traits are better for a control/(de)buff Witch at level 4?

Going to make a level 4 witch. I have narrowed my list of traits down to the following. Which 2 of these 4 options is better for a battlefield control/debuffer/buffer build? +2 Initiative (already +...
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Does the character or the mount need Improved Overrun for AoO-less Trample Attempts?

In Pathfinder an Overrun attempt normally draws an attack of opportunity. A character can take Improved Overrun to negate this and get a bonus, but does it apply for a character making an Overrun ...
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Does a spell with a target of “You” work if cast by a Swarm on itself? [closed]

Herbert is a Rat Swarm with Psychic levels. As such, he is able to cast magic and has the Int score on the level of a wizard. HOWEVER. A swarm is immune to any spell or effect that targets a ...
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Is breaking through a wall a move action or a standard action?

We have a question that cam up in one of our game sessions. In the Pathfinder rules there are two options for damaging objects, one is using a sunder action (which replaces an attack), the second ...
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Fused eidolon Synthesist weapon evolution

A Fused eidolon does not have feats or skills of it's own. However if it had a martial weapon evolution with a bow, would the summoner/eidolon fused be able to use that weapon, or since the summoner ...
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Is being pinned the same as helpless?

When a creature is pinned, is the creature considered helpless and thus vulnerable to coup de grace? Under the rules for helpless it says A helpless character is paralyzed, held, bound, sleeping, ...
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Breaking thumbs

After a humanoid enemy falls unconscious to negative hp in combat, can I break their thumbs? I want them alive but unable to physically hurt then after the fact. How would I go about just snapping ...
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Two Weapon fighting with whip

I want to use a whip to attack and/or trip or disarm, Then move in with an axe or other weapon for damage on the prone opponent ( or to have if someone closes, my DM still plays by the rules that a ...
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Can a synthesist use a different weapon than his eidolon is using?

As the synthesist is inside the eidolon, can the synthesist wield a different weapon from the weapon wielded by the eidolon? For example, an enemy gets adjacent to the eidolon that's armed with a ...
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Monk flurry and haste, which bab?

I am playing a monk and we have a spell caster in the group who casts haste. Haste When making a full attack action, a hasted creature may make one extra attack with one natural or manufactured ...
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Is there a limit to the types of thrown improvised weapons usable without penalty with Throw Anything?

So, my character has Throw Anything by default from her class and can throw improvised weapons without penalty. According to the rules, the damage and size category of an improvised weapon is ...
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What happens when a Character with the One Arm or One Leg drawback uses prosthetic replacements?

So I am still building a character, and my GM allows rules from all sources, including third party publishers, (except a few he believes are imbalancing the game, like Unchained classes or the Glory ...
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Can Acid Darts critical hit?

Can a wizard (conjuration school) critical hit with the level 1 school ability Acid Dart? And is all critical damage acid-typed too?
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Does Concentrate Poison Stack?

As the title suggests: Does Concentrate Poison Stack with itself? This is one of those weird questions that I honestly would have expected to have been asked somewhere, especially here, but I haven't ...
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Minor Magic Talent

The Minor Magic talent allows a rogue to cast a 0-level spell from the wizard/sorcerer spell list either three times a day (for the standard rogue) or at will (for the Unchained rogue). Is that any ...
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How does Eldritch Knight's Diverse Training work with multiple arcane classes?

At1st level Eldritch Knight obtains the following ability: Diverse Training: An eldritch knight adds his level to any levels of fighter he might have for the purpose of meeting the prerequisites ...
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What feats should I take with my Constructor Psion?

I've been playing a Metacreativity (Constructor) Psion for a few months, and I'm worried that my feat selection is not very good. I've been told by multiple sources that some of the feats that I've ...
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How do I apply intensified spell to spell(s)?

I was looking up some interesting feats to add to my magus build, and ran into intensified spell. I was wondering in which way the feat is actually applied, however. I understand its effects from a ...
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When Eldritch Poisoner's Arcanotoxin upgrades, does it do 2 types of ability damage at once?

When an Arcanotoxin is improved at 3rd level, and you choose to add another type of ability damage, does it stack with the already selected Str or Dex damage, or can you choose to create that type of ...
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Can I as a first level Magus use Spell Combat to swing my sword at one creature, then cast a spell to another (adjacent) one?

The title pretty much says it all. Imagine I'm a first level magus, I am standing in a position with two goblins in front of me, one right in front, one next to him. Is it possible for me to use Spell ...
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Optimising a Mammoth Rider

I am new to the optimisation business. However, I often encounter a notion that for a two-handed weapons focused fighter is by the level 20 much more efficient than two weapons fighter. On the basis ...
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How does the Half-Orc/Tiefling Favored Class Option for the Inquisitor interact with the Stern Gaze class feature?

First, the relevant rule excerpts. Favored Class Options Some of these alternate class rewards only add +1/2, +1/3, +1/4, or +1/6 on a roll (rather than +1) each time the reward is selected. When ...
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If a Crossblooded Bloodrager chooses a Bloodline Familiar, from which bloodline does the familiar's additional ability originate?

A Crossblooded Bloodrager selects two bloodlines at character creation and opts to forego his choice between either bloodline's 1st level power and instead gains a bloodline familiar. Those with ...
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Paladin of Vengeance: Powerful Justice?

At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability to grant her allies within 10 feet the ability to smite evil, except they only gain the paladin’s bonus to damage, ...
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Can guidance help with checks that take a long time?

From the description of guidance orison: The creature gets a +1 competence bonus on a single attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. It must choose to use the bonus before making the roll to ...
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What are the mechanics for special-trigger magic items?

I'm running a campaign in the Eberron campaign setting using the Pathfinder rule system. I'm confused about the mechanisms for crafting wondrous magic items that activate upon certain conditions ...
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Do the auras of multiple winterwights stack?

For example, if I build an encounter with 3 winterwights standing in range of the other two's aura, will they have an effective fast heal of 30?
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Undine Weaponshaft and Projectiles

Could I load at least 1 projectile (mostly arrows, bolts) into my Undine Weaponshaft longspear and fire it/them by using my hydraulic push ability?
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Is there a way to grant allies the benefit of teamwork feats without having that feat?

So a friend of mine can take a few teamwork feats that would really help him in combat like Enfilading Fire or Coordinated Shot but because of the prerequisites that would serve no purpose for melee ...
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Bleed Damage vs. Fast Healing / Regeneration? [duplicate]

Going by this question: Is Bleed worth optimizing Fast Heal will allow a creature to clean up bleed damage quickly, but my question is does it do any damage on the first round before healing kicks in?...
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I'm Trying to Find the Race that's basically a Lizardfolk-Centaur?

I swear I've seen a drawing of what I can only describe as a Lizardfolk-Centaur. Where it's a Lizardfolk's near-term w/ 2 arms on top and what looks like a large monitor lizard's body w/ 4 clawed, ...
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How much does a body weigh? [closed]

My character is a cannibal, and he collects body parts of those he kills. I've been looking for some chart, or something that has the weight of the individual parts of the various sized creatures to ...
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Are there any playable races that are Fine?

I was watching a live party when it suddenly occured to me that a never saw a fine playable creature. But now that I'm thinking about it, I kinda fancy the idea to play Tinkerbell's male counterpart. ...
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Can you detect invisibility with arrows?

If I shot an invisible creature with an arrow (perhaps by pinpointing it after it cast a spell) would the arrow disappear, or would it visibly stick to the creature and allow one to pinpoint it with ...
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How does the Shatter spell's single target option work?

When I use Shatter in the second way, targeting just one object, does it break the object entirely or act like sunder attack? The wording in the third paragraph is a bit confusing to me. It seems that ...
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How much does a shield that is also a magic weapon cost?

How would a shield that is both a magic armor and a magic weapon be costed? For example, I want a shield with +5 to AC and +5 to Attack. Does it cost the same as a +10 shield? Or does it cost the same ...
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Party decides to enlist higher level NPC to solve their problems

I'm a pretty new DM since normal DM wanted to play for once, the party is 8th level and was recently faced with a challenge that their info says they can't handle. Since they are near a major city one ...
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Does Spring Attack work with the Skirmisher ability?

The Scout archetype for the Rogue grants the skirmisher ability at 8th level: At 8th level, whenever a scout moves more than 10 feet in a round and makes an attack action, the attack deals sneak ...