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

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How does damage dealt increase as you level up

I've recently taken over as GM in my group. We are all new to RPGs except for our original GM, so they decided to run an adventure path so it would be easier to change GMs if they had to stop ...
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What makes a good protection against magic missile?

Besides the shield spell, what can defend a creature against the magic missile spell? I am asking for something, if there is anything at all, that can prevent the damage on a hit; not concealing or ...
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What is the optimal role for a mystic theurge? [closed]

I realize that a mystic theurge is basically 2 casters 3lvls lower than my character in one body. a mix or arcane and divine, but I think the possibilities are still intruiging. I am currently ...
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What is a spell, curse, or illness that's long-lasting enough to drive a campaign?

Alright, so I want to make a villainous witch to be the villain that starts off the plot for a campaign. I want her to hex a beloved noble with either some format of permanent sleep, or impending ...
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Is a Dex-Based Character viable for a PVP Arena [closed]

New question from a comment on Is this Dex/Int build Viable for a PVP arena playing primarily vs Glass-Cannon Casters Dex based characters are, of course, generally no good. Using a goblin as a ...
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What is the height distribution of elfs?

This question may sound weird, but I could not find a good answer so far. All the sources cite that elfs are "taller than humans", but not how much taller or how much their height varies. Given that ...
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Exotic weapons (in an exotic situation) [closed]

I have a fairly unusual setup in my current party. We have just three players- one rogue, one oracle, and myself. The oracle's spell choices are mostly fire-based damage attacks and healing spells. ...
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Can you charge while using non-standard movement like flying

So flying is a common ability in Pathfinder, so is using special attack options like charging. Whats not clear is when their used together. Are you able to charge while flying? Burrowing, swimming, ...
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How does a very small area spell with a movable area interact with grappling creatures?

A PC grapples an NPC. They remain in their own spaces because the NPC isn't pinned. If a flaming sphere or an aggressive thundercloud were moved into the NPC's space, does the spell's effect affect ...
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AOE spells and multiple creatures with SR

In a Pathfinder game, when a spell caster lobs an area of effect spell into a group of creatures with spell resistance (SR) and the spell is affected by SR, do you roll your caster level check once, ...
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Sympathetic Wounds has no listed duration from my source

I was reading the spell sympathetic wounds and the source I was reading it from doesnt list any kind of duration. I cant see the spell costing 250 gold for a cast only to have it last for a single ...
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As a caster, is this homebrew crossbow worth using?

I am an 8th level Mystic Theurge (3Wiz, 3Cleric, 2MT). My DM gave me a homebrew belt-fed auto-reloading crossbow- 3 attacks per round at 1d10 each. Our party rogue declined it due to feats being just ...
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How do you play a character stripped of alignment? [closed]

We are playing a game that doesn't rely too heavily on alignment except for the paladin and that we are on a campaign to stop demonic forces, so we are encountering lots of chaotic-evil outsiders. ...
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Making relaying information less awkward

I recently started DMing for a group of friends that are new to pathfinder. Combat and group conversations went well, but after having the characters roll perception for what they see or after ...
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How common is Damage Reduction on monsters in Pathfinder?

I was thinking of building a Summoner for a game of Pathfinder. I kinda like the idea of a cat-like Eidolon that can deal a lot of damage by pouncing a target and just shredding them. Going through ...
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Race Building: Endless legend Broken Lords as PF PCs [closed]

I've been thinking of running a Pathfinder game set on Auriga from Endless Legend (For those of you who don't know, it's a 4X by amplitude studios). I was building the various races of the game using ...
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Is the Shaman spirit animal an animal companion?

Generating my first Shaman character for Pathfinder and I am a bit confused about the Spirit Animal. Is the Spirit Animal a single, living animal that must be with the Shaman when the commune each ...
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Will a spellcaster interrupted mid-preparation have spells they did not use during the previous adventuring day?

As a follow-on to this question, I pose the question "would a prepared caster (wizard/cleric/druid/paladin/ranger and their derivatives) have whatever spells they did not use the previous day if they ...
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Can summons and eidolons be magically healed?

This is a two part question. Can summons benefit from magical healing? Can Eidolons benefit from magical healing? This question treats normal and unchained summoners as equal unless there is a ...
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Summoner Unchained and full Eidolon HP [duplicate]

I was reading the Summoner Unchained class and feel confused by how the eidolon "heals" A summoner can summon his eidolon in a ritual that takes 1 minute to perform. When summoned in this way, the ...
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Copying Alchemist Formulae Rulings?

I understand that Alchemist can copy spells as a Wizard could. This explicitly means that an Alchemist can copy formula out of a Wizard's spell book as long as the spell appears on the Alchemist's ...
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What resources detail other planets in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting

I recently came across the other planets of the Pathfinder Campaign setting. I see that they are only briefly described in the setting book. What other resources exist that describe the other ...
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Is the Legendary Surge die size limited to d8?

The reading of the Legendary surge ability is as below. The legendary surge ability allows the bearer to add the result of a d6 to the appropriate type of roll or check. A mythic bearer can use ...
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Is this Dex/Int build Viable for a PVP arena playing primarily vs Glass-Cannon Casters

I am trying to develop a character who will be able to compete on even footing with Spell-casters by focusing on a high TAC (And possibly Damage-Per-Round) to compete in an arena setting, while not ...
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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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Do Unchained Monks have weapon proficiency with all monk weapons?

Monk Unchained says the following about weapon proficiencies: Monks are proficient with the club, crossbow (light or heavy), dagger, handaxe, javelin, kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, short ...
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Does Cold Resistance help against cold weather?

Does Cold Resistance help against extreme cold temperatures in any way, or does it apply to only magical cold damage?
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Are there Unchained data sources for PCGen?

Is there a datasource for PCGen available from anywhere that includes the Pathfinder Unchained variants?
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What magic aura does a summoned elemental have?

When detect magic is cast on an elemental, or an area where an elemental resides (like a pool of water containing a hidden water elemental), which of the eight traditional schools of magic would the ...
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My players are one-hitting everything in The Dragon's Demand. How do I toughen up the opposition?

I'm running my first campaign and decided to start out with a module called The Dragon's Demand, which brings players from level 1 to level 7. I've heard that modules are fairly easy for both DM and ...
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Does Dimension Door trigger a surprise round?

Suppose that my party uses Dimension Door to get into the enemy temple. Their spell dumps them into a room containing a cultist who is awake and alert (but not, obviously, expecting imminent combat). ...
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Could Fearless Destiny or Tempting Fate affect the Leadership feat?

I'm currently playing a luck-based character in a mixed DnD 3.5/PF setting. I'm thinking of investing in the leadership feat, but I'm worried about a few abilities I have. My character has three ...
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Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?

I was tasked with building the third character of a 3 person party, and make that character fill in all the missing holes. The other two characters are a Hunter specializing in bows and a Sword and ...
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Pathfinder Magus Spellstrike + Spell Combat

I'm trying to make sure I have this right because I don't want to try something only to be laughed out of the room or lose credibility for attempting to break any rules. I have an L2 Magus who ...
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Combining Natural Reach and Weapon Reach

I was putting together a bloodrager character and was intrigued by all the various reach-affecting options; I figured by tossing in some trips and crits it could be very interesting. Let's say I have ...
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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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What is the earliest level that a cleric can create an intelligent undead?

What is the earliest level that a cleric can create an intelligent / self-willed undead creature?
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Druid wildshapes to recon a city from above, how to limit? [closed]

Im running a heavily modified Second Darkness Pathfinder game and we are on the 3rd book with the city battle. One of the players is a druid and has come up with the idea to wild shape and recon the ...
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Why does Acid Splash last one round?

Why does the cantrip Acid Splash indicate it lasts one round? My understanding is the spell does 1d3 points of damage if it hits a target and no further damage or effects happen. Is there an ...
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Does Pathfinder have a spell of desirability?

I'm looking for a pathfinder spell, but I don't even know if the spell I'm thinking of even exists. Basic premise of the spell is that the object which the spell is cast on has an aura of ...
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Setting DCs based on their desired impact [closed]

I'm trying to set the DC for something (poisoned caltrops spread wide across a street) which ranges from a mild annoyance (no poison) to truly dangerous (it is poisoned). I know the effect I want them ...
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Name of a feat, race, or something else that lets a character intimidate more types of monsters in Pathfinder

I remember reading the Pathfinder SRD a year or two ago and seeing something that let a character intimidate monsters that normally couldn't be intimidated. I think it expanded the range to cover ...
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Are Slippers of Spider Climb usable while Wild Shaped?

Are Slippers of Spider Climb usable while Wild Shaped? I don't know if the item is use-activated is the problem. I'm under the impression that use activated items, like Boots of Striding and ...
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What does the paladin spell list hold for an already versatile caster? [closed]

I am considering playing a cleric//wizard gestalt character in an upcoming campaign set in Eberron. I haven't picked a race, but I'm considering taking, on the wizard side, the prestige class silver ...
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Replacing a Samurais “Mounted Archer” class feature

Following up on my question about replacing a samurais mount, I took a look at the features a samurai has and thought about his Weapons Expertise, which allows him to choose a weapon from a very ...
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Need some help with the fabricate spell

I'm having trouble mathing my way to success with the Fabricate spell. Say I want to magic a pile of adamantine into an Earth Breaker. Would I be able to do that in one cast of fabricate? How much ...
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How do I publish content for Pathfinder? [closed]

I have created a reference document for Pathfinder that I am interested in getting published. I have no clue about how to get this done. I can find the OGL rules and whatnot, but no advice on how to ...
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Replacement for a Samurai Mount in a Dungeon-Crawler

With some friends of mine, I play pathfinder in a dungeon-crawler way (a bit inspired by the phenomenal game Darkest Dungeon, so the heroes venture into dungeons to gain treasure and rebuild a town, ...
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Does the Dread's Nightmare Touch ability actually do anything at all?

The Dread is a psionic class from Dreamscarred Press's Psionics Expanded and Psionics Unleashed products. It gains a series of selectable abilities called Terrors, one of which, Nightmare Form, allows ...
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Are skills that an animal companion has ranks in considered class skills

For the purpose of getting a +3 to an animal companions skills, are skills that an animal companion invests in considered class skills? The rules as written state the following: This lists the ...