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

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How can I GM a deal with the devil without a law degree and without reducing it to just a roll?

The players in my campaign want to go up against a noble family that's been dealing with a particularly high ranking contract devil. When they reach him, I want to be ready to offer them a deal, and ...
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What overcomes “DR 15/cold iron and magic”?

A friend showed me a wendigo and there was something in its entry that left me confused. DR 15/cold iron and magic; Now to overcome the DR / Magic could be done by any magic weapon or spell as ...
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Languages and the Linguistics skill in Pathfinder

I'm running an Eberron campaign using the Pathfinder system. Suppose a character has several bonus languages from character creation. She is able to read and speak this language, per the Core ...
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Nature vs nuture: How much of a race's abilities and stats are genetics vs. upbringing? [closed]

If a person of X race were raised in Y (different) race's culture, would they "pick up" the stat bonuses, penalties and racial abilities of Y race? If so, how would one determine which bonuses, ...
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Is it possible to damage objects with Explosive Missile and Demolition Charge combined?

My character is a Bomber, an archetype of Rogue that uses Bombs like Alchemists instead of Sneak Attack, and that is better than the Alchemist at blowing stuff up. The Explosive Missile discovery ...
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How does uses of Channel Energy work for a multiclass Cleric/Paladin?

I have a Cleric/Paladin and, at the next level, my paladin should be able to use Channel Energy. On the paladin's page, it says that A paladin uses her level as her effective cleric level when ...
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Does a Cavalier from the Order of the Dragon receives the benefit from his 'Order Challenge'?

The Order of the Dragon Cavalier gets a Challenge that benefits "allies": Challenge: Whenever an order of the dragon cavalier issues a challenge, his allies receive a +1 circumstance bonus on ...
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Sleeping familiars

How do familiars and sleep work? If the familiar never goes into combat does it matter if it is fatigued? Can a character who has a familiar put it on watch at night? (Can a familiar sleep all day ...
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Can a metamagic cost reduction be applied to Heighten Spell?

Since Heighten Spell actually increases the level of the spell, can it's metamagic level adjustment be reduced by traits like Magical Lineage or feats like Spell Perfection?
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Can someone leave the Hellknights and keep their prestige class?

I don't see anything listed in either the Hellknight Commander's or Enforcer's description that says they lose abilities if they are no longer allied with the Hellknights in general, so I'd like to ...
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What overcomes the DR granted by Fighter Armor Mastery?

Armor Mastery (Ex): At 19th level, a fighter gains Damage Reduction 5/— whenever he is wearing armor or using a shield. What overcomes this Damage Reduction? Nothing? playing Pathfinder
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Is it bad to be a “rules lawyer” as a GM? [closed]

For context: I started playing with some friends over a table-top simulator online a while back. As it turns out, I have a couple friends who find my citing of my chosen campaign setting (Forgotten ...
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Can an Explosive Missile be aimed at the ground for splash damage?

The Explosive Missile discovery explains clearly that the missile doesn't detonate if it misses (and if I understand correctly, this cannot work as a touch attack unless you use a firearm at close ...
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What types of bonuses and penalties to a creature's land speed affect its climbing and swimming speed?

This question is about creatures that don't have a special climb speed or swim speed, what is the case for most playable races. The general rule is to make a climb/swim check and move at quarter/half ...
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How does the Sorcerer archetype Eldritch Scrapper interact with Robe of Arcane Heritage?

The Eldritch Scrapper replaces the 1st, 9th and 15th level bloodline powers. If a level 8 Eldritch Scrapper puts on a Robe of Arcane Heritage, what will happen? So far, me and my friend have sussed ...
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How to optimize initiative?

I want to make initiative the highest possible for a level 1 character in Pathfinder. Here's what I got: +5 DEX 20 (18 plus race) +4 Improved Initiative (feat) +4 Familiar (compy or scorpion) +2 ...
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Are targets aware if they are being hexed? [duplicate]

If a creature is the target of a witch hex, such as Evil Eye, Slumber, or Charm, are they aware that they have been targeted? Would they be able to determine who hexed them? Does it matter if the ...
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How can I convince my GM to add strength/dex modifiers to damage rolls?

A friend of mine is GMing a group that I am in. He has played once before but is a first time GM, and we are all first time players. While reading about combat after our first session, I learned that ...
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Increasing the range of an extraordinary ability-granted Blindsight

My character is a Level 5 Rogue, who is blind, and for reasons has blindsight out to 40 feet as an extraordinary ability. This doesn't come from an item or feat. Is there a way to increase the range ...
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Resonant powers for occultists who take the same implement twice

Under the Implements class ability for Occultists, it says the following: An occultist can select an implement school more than once in order to learn additional spells from the associated school. ...
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Protecting Ioun Stones from theft and damage

As the better examples of Ioun Stones tend to be expensive, I was wondering about the ways you could prevent them from being stolen via the CM steal, or by attacks. Ioun Stones Ioun stones have ...
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What actions can you take when disabled or staggered mid-action?

For example, a character starts a full attack, and the first attack provokes, and the character takes damage, such that the total is equal to their hit points (they are now at 0 and disabled, or ...
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Making changes to the base weapon of a magic weapon

How able are you to modify a weapon after it has been created? When it comes to magical abilities that use up the enhancement bonus, you are only able to ADD to the existing item. You are unable to ...
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Does a composite longbow str bonus stack with adaptive?

I have a question about different weapon things and if they stack for their bonus. A composite bow +x A composite longbow can be made with a high strength rating to take advantage of an above-...
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Enhancement value to hp for magic weapons and armor, does it end at +5 or go upto +10 equivalent?

I have been working on a weapon plan for as my character develops and so I have been examining the rules concerning weapons. I got to a point where I am not sure how the rules work. It has to do with ...
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Object Hit Points and size changes

I have a large composite long bow. As stated in the damaging objects rules, it has a hardness of 5 and hit points of 10 (medium would have 5). Now, when I am holding the bow and under the effects of ...
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Does verbal communication negate invisibility's advantage? If not, does it give enemies more of a chance at hitting the invisible character?

Let's say you have an invisible character who shouts a warning to one of their teammates to alert him/ her that they're in danger. Does that automatically pinpoint the invisible character? If not an ...
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What good is Adamantine for arrows aside from sundering?

In what scenario, aside from a ranged sunder Combat Maneuver, would having an adamantine arrow be useful? Weapons fashioned from adamantine have a natural ability to bypass hardness when sundering ...
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From when to when does a 1 round effect last?

In Pathfinder with 3pp content allowed, I want to build a soulknife whose mind blade has the coup de grace enchantment. It reads: Coup de grace weapons are exceptionally dangerous. On a successful ...
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Effect of Reduce Person on a Large character

I am naturally large from using the race builder, this gives me Large (7 RP): Prerequisite: Humanoids taking this quality must have the giant subtype; Benefit: Large creatures gain a +2 size bonus ...
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Break Enchantment v. Feeblemind

Break enchantment's description contains the following: This spell frees victims from enchantments, transmutations, and curses. Break enchantment can reverse even an instantaneous effect. [...] If ...
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What counts as “knowing some facts about the target's life” for the purposes of imprisonment or other spells?

Pathfinder has a spell called Imprisonment: ... If you know the target's name and some facts about its life, the target takes a -4 penalty on its save. My problem with this is that "knowing ...
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Size bonus from enlarge person when naturally large?

I made a character using the race builder and spent the points required to be large. During a comment conversation it was pointed out to me that I might be doing something wrong here (besides that you ...
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How do different ways of increasing carrying capacity work together?

How would ant haul, enlarge person, and muleback cords (or bulls strength) work together for carrying capacity? Ant haul increases carrying capacity by 3x. Enlarge person increases carrying capacity ...
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What's the wizard prestige class that creates its own familiar?

I'm trying to locate a prestige class. The prestige class is designed for wizards. One of the requirements is the feat Craft Wondrous Item. The class description mentions that the wizard studies and ...
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Stacking the skill ranks from multiple headbands of vast intelligence

I have been researching magic item creation and headbands of vast intelligence. There is a specific property of the headband which interests me. A headband of vast intelligence has one skill ...
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Are Will-o-the-Wisps immune to the Slumber hex?

Will-o-the-wisps have Immunity to Magic. The Slumber witch hex is a supernatural ability. Can a witch put a Will-o-the-Wisp to sleep? My guess is yes even though it seems kind of silly.
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Why does master craftsman allow skills like profession?

Why does the feat master craftsman allow skills other than craft (bows, weapons, armor)? Even if it was for the wondrous item aspect, it still does not make sense to me. Specifically to state that it ...
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How many times would you need to take master craftsman for both weapons and armor?

I have been looking into making magical items with a non-magical character. Naturally this brings up the feat master craftsman. I get the part about the ranks count as your caster level for creating ...
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Can you damage a creature with vibrations in a zone of silence?

This question is for D&D 3.5E and pathfinder types of games. If you look at how vibrations work, they are a wave of energy. Does the spell silence simply negate the ability to hear, or does it ...
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How do I prevent a character from being resurrected?

I'm part of a team of level 20 characters (5 players total). I am a Shadow Dancer 10 / Investigator 10. Our party is in a war, and I am a spy within the group. I am planning to betray them. The ...
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Does the 1-2 diagonal count reset on each move action?

In Pathfinder and 3.x (and possibly other systems I imagine?), diagonal movement is handled by a 1-2 rule to simplify calculation; first diagonal move is 1 square, then 2, then 1, and etc. But what ...
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Do Alertness and Dark Blue Rhomboïd stack?

Let's assume someone gets the Alertness feat and a Dark Blue Rhomboïd Ioun Stone turning upon his head. Do the bonuses from both stack, to make +4 (+8 if 10 ranks) to Perception/Sense Motive checks or ...
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Does a Qinggon monk fulfill the requirements to take craft magical arms and armor feat?

My group has just reached level 6 and we still do not have magic weapons, largely because we are well under WBL and considerable spending on side resources such as rations. I have been researching ...
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magic item light generation

Under the magic weapons page it has the following information Light Generation: Fully 30% of magic weapons shed light equivalent to a light spell. These glowing weapons are quite obviously magical....
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Do you need to be holding a Pearl of Power to use it?

Does a character need to manipulate a Pearl of Power when recalling a spell, or does just having one in their possession give the caster that ability?
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Does a familiar's poison attack take its effective familiar hit dice into account?

A few animals and vermins available as familiars have a poisonous attack. My personal familiar is a house centipede with a dazing poison. As a familiar, it has currently 5 effective hit dice and will ...
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Monk flurry and deadly aim, class bab or flurry bab?

So last night it occurred to me that I might have been using deadly aim incorrectly for the last 2 levels. I just became a 6th level monk (zen archer) and as their bab is a 3/4 progression I just got ...
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Multiplying and dividing

Rules for "multiplication" in D&D and Pathfinder are unusual. This is what Pathfinder rules say about multiplication: When you are asked to apply more than one multiplier to a roll, the ...
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How do swift alchemy, toxicologist and Master Alchemist interact?

The alchemist archetype eldritch poisoner gets the class feature toxicology, which halves the time it takes to create poisons. I'm assuming this stacks with the alchemist's class feature swift alchemy ...