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

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Translating a draconic bloodrager from Pathfinder to 5E

I am planning a summer campaign. I have a player with whom I have played some 5e recently, but who currently plays Pathfinder and has played Shadowrun in the past. One of the characters he has ...
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Best suited PrC? [closed]

I'm creating a Direlock and am thinking of going for a PrC, Could someone tell me some suggestions that would be best suited to a Direlock? I'm thinking of doing Shadowdancer, but I'd like others ...
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Do spells that use splash weapon mechanics benefit from feats or features that affect splash weapons specifically?

Talking about some wizard spells in Pathfinder such as Brimstone and Amber Globes that are considered splash weapons according to their descriptions. Then, I'm wondering if they also benefit from ...
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What does +4 resistance vs. evil mean?

I've been looking into angels today, the solar specifically, and they get a lot of vs. evil bonuses that have me confused. What exactly does evil resistance mean? I think it means that they get the ...
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Houserule: All cantrips/orisons on spell list cast spontaneously, limited per day. Broken?

I'm a new-ish 3.5/Pathfinder frankenstein-hybrid DM (CMB and CMD exist in my game, Death rules from Pathfinder, the rest is 3.5) and now I'm thinking about tweaking Level 0 spells. However I'm not ...
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What job in a party does a magus have?

Usually the main job (with main job I mean core purpose of the class) of a class is quite clear to me. A fighter damage, a wizard magic, cleric healing. This is superficial I know (and there are heaps ...
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In PCGen where is the Halfling racial trait “helpful”?

I'm trying to build a character but the first major cornerstone of the build is the "Helpful" racial trait for halflings that seems to be missing. I did some google searches, the trait doesn't seem ...
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How does ability damage interact with energy resistance?

The spell Polar Midnight is a spell with the cold descriptor which also deals dexterity damage. Does Cold Resistance reduce the amount of dexterity damage taken from the spell?
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How will Touch of Slime react if it encounters Acid Resistance

I have a creature with acid resistance 5 and make a successful touch attack with Touch of Slime. What is happening? The description to the spell does not mention acid. They just talk about green ...
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Do natural attacks and monks unarmed damage stack?

Normally beings without claws do very low damage and the monks unarmed damage increases this. Now the question is though what if the character in question comes from a species that has bite or claw ...
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Would a size-changing weapon property be equivalent to a +1?

I am playing a character who will be undergoing size changes on a regular basis. I am interested in an effect which will make my primary weapon (in this case a bow) always be the correct size that I ...
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What happens to a weapon affected by enlarge person when dropped but attached with a weapon cord?

Suppose your character has their weapon out (bow/sword/doesn't matter) and has a weapon cord attached. You are then enlarged/reduced in size. You are somehow disarmed of the weapon. Since the weapon ...
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Did it change that demons,… could be killed only on their natural plane?

Back in the days there was the novel series resolving around Cadderly the priest. In there it was stated that demons killed on the physical plane just come back after a hundred years. I'm pretty sure ...
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Building a non-standard based Animal Companion

I'm trying to create an animal companion (first time ever!) in Pathfinder. The GM has said I can have a hedgehog at level 4, even though it's not on the standard list. My problem is that I can't ...
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How does raise dead affect a level 2 character?

One of the characters at our table died last night and we have the resources to raise him. The strange thing though is that by the reading of Raise Dead, he would come back, gain two permanent ...
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Spell Combat and Halfling Sling Staff/Thrown Weapons

My question is pretty straightforward. The Magus ability spellstrike reads: To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), ...
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What are appropriate narrative pauses/climaxes for levelling in the Shackled City adventure path?

I'm helping my DM with the preparation side of running Shackled City (well, converting it to Pathfinder for first time players and an underwater setting) and he's recently mentioned he doesn't want to ...
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What's the hardness of a humanoid's skin?

So as there are many things within the world that have a hardness, such as wood, steel and so on. What would the hardness of skin be? Bone is already given with the subject of special materials. ...
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Does Warslinger work with the Halfling Sling Staff?

The halfling racial trait Warslinger reads: Warslinger: Halflings are experts at the use of the sling. Halflings with this racial trait can reload a sling as a free action. Reloading a sling still ...
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Is there a spell or potion that allows you to rest immediately?

Is there a spell or potion in Pathfinder which allows characters to rest immediately, i.e., have their daily spells and abilities which were used up available again? My googling hasn't found ...
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How to deal damage against demons with an arcane spell striker

I am playing a bladebound magus and have the problem dealing damage against demons due to there immunities (electricity) and resistancies (fire, cold, acid). All I could find was Vampire Touch but ...
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I want to run a trial in D&D 3.5, but how can I avoid invalidation by magic?

The Background I'm a pretty new DM, and I'm running a casual game of D&D 3.5 (with some rulings from Pathfinder added to the mix, for practical reasons) and I like doing special things for my ...
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Do AC bonuses from spells stack with AC from equipment?

For classes like the Bloodrager that can wear armor and shields and cast arcane spells: Does the armor bonus to AC from the Mage Armor spell stack with the armor bonus to AC from an actual armor ...
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Should a player be allowed to re-roll if they originally rolled for the wrong check? [closed]

In a campaign in which I'm playing, there was a bit of conflict during our last session. I'm alright with Character-on-Character conflict(in moderation), but this one turned to Player-on-Player(s). ...
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Are summoned monsters edible and nourishing?

I just read through summon minor monster and I wondered: if a dragon or lizardlike creature had sorcerer levels and could cast those, could it use that to summon creatures for the purpose of hunting ...
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How do you determine which category hybrid classes use on the Random Starting Ages table?

When determining starting age randomly (see “Age” section in the PRD or d20PFSRD), how do you know which of the Intuitive, Self-Taught, or Trained categories a hybrid class counts as? Specifically I'm ...
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Information about Mendev and Kenabres

We start playing the Wrath of the Rightous campaign and are looking for detailed information about Mendev and Kenabres but cannot find anything exept from the campaign guides and the Campaign Setting ...
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Is it possibile to have an intelligence score of 45?

I am wondering if it is possibile to reach the +17 modifier on an ability score. I am mainly keen on wizards, so I would like to know how it is possibile to reach 44/45 in Intelligence. At the moment ...
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Does Pathfinder have a Saint template?

Is there something like the Saint Template from the 3.5 Book of Exalted Deeds in Pathfinder (3rd party stuff included)?
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Does a magic weapon convert all damage to all magic damage, or just the enhancement?

As the title, for example, will a +1 Short Sword do: 1d6 piercing, 1 magic damage; or 1d6+1 piercing magic damage? If I'm not mistaken, it does matter when concerning resistances and such. I've ...
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Can Angels fall in Golarion?

I'm wondering as angels are strictly good beings. Can they fall in the Golarion setting? And if so what happens with them?
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Does the Planes Walker/ Riftwarden abilities depend on charisma?

The Riftwardens Planar Channel/ Planar Scourge/ Planar Purge SU's refer to cleric abilities like: At 2nd level, a Planes walker can channel baneful energies against creatures with the ...
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How to get out of a pit?

Adventurer(s) have fallen into a pit and want to get out. Being the murderhoboes they are, they have not prepared for such an occasion. In fact, they are only wearing pitiful rags (that do not a ...
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Where do these magic runes come from?

I am encountering runes a lot in campaigns, like protection runes at doors, but have not seen any source on how to create them. What is the source of such magic? Is it even possible to play a rune ...
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Can you change/stop your movement if moving reveals something that changes your mind?

An enemy is just around a corner and isn't visible to a player who decides to move (unknowingly) past the enemy during combat. The enemy has a higher initiative and has chosen to ready their attack ...
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Summoner rejuvenate eidolon with words of power

I want to play a Summoner who uses words of power. However I cannot seem to combine any words that will rejuvenate my eidolon. I don't feel that he should have to rely on the healers to repair damage ...
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How do I create appealing cursed magical items?

I'm thinking about creating a world where anything with magical powers are known to make their wielder both blessed and cursed in some way, some more severe than others, sometimes in equal measure. ...
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What is the CR of an animal companion?

The Celestial Servant feat allows a Pathfinder aasimar character to grant their animal companion the Celestial template. Among the benefits of this template is that the templated creature gains spell ...
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Character power

I am in a pathfinder campaign where the GM has straight up told me that our martial characters are too powerful and making the game unbalanced for everyone. We are currently level 3 and our characters ...
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Threatening Flying Creatures, or Threatening the Z-axis

What would be considered the threat range for attacks of opportunity when fighting an enemy flying above my PC? Should I consider the adjacent squares threatened regardless of the height of the ...
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Void-Touched Sorcerer's Voidfield ability

I'm trying to figure out how Voidfield works, which is the second ability Void-Touched get. Voidfield (Sp): At 9th level, you can create an area influenced by the black void. This ability acts ...
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What items increase spell DC, for enchantments in particular?

I was curious what items are available in pathfinder that increase the save DC of a wizard's spells. If it makes a difference, I'm looking for things that increase the DC of enchantment spells. I'm ...
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Is there any rule defining what is anatomically required to climb (above all in the case of animals)?

A tough question here : I saw a rather hilarious topic on this very forum about Pathfinder with elephants or horses climbing ladders due to a lack of rules saying they cannot. I have been wondering ...
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What is/n't an Ally?

In Pathfinder, who is (and isn't) your ally? I'm inclined to think the following are allies: Your willing party members Your animal companion Your summoned creatures You I think the following ...
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Echoing Spell, Spell Perfection and a second metamagic feat

Spell Perfection Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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Does proficiency with the hand crossbow grant proficiency with this rare weapon?

+1 keen dart gun (9,300 gp; treat as a hand crossbow that automatically reloads itself, stores up to 20 darts, and allows its wielder to fire an additional shot per round as if using the Rapid ...
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Does an Eldritch Knight learn two new spells automatically when he gains EK level 2?

If a Ftr1/ Wiz 5 / EK 1 takes the second level in Eldritch Knight, does he gain two new spells "automatically"? The PRD says that when a Wizard gains a level, he does learn two new spells: At ...
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How do I effectively use monk weapons in Pathfinder?

I'm playing a monk for the first time and I'm curious as to why anyone would even use monk weapons when unarmed damage is so much better? I'd like to use sai's for flavour but I only ever get 1d4 with ...
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How do I structure an in-game tournament to rank the participating parties of adventurers?

As part of my existing Pathfinder campaign, I want to run an in-game tournament between twelve adventuring parties. The PCs would form one team. The other 11 are NPC teams put forward by NPC nobles. ...
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Sword + Pistol Magus

I want to make a magus for a pirates campaign in pathfinder who uses a sword in the right hand and shoots spells using a pistol in the off-hand. What is a good way to do this vis class and stat ...