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

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How to add and use a luck stat?

What are ways to incorporate a luck stat into a d20 based system as a seventh stat of 10+/- or just a direct modifier. Should the player have the ability to choose or change it in character generation,...
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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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Would the non-leathal damage from Aqueous Orb bypass DR?

So it came up recently that my group was fighting creatures with DR, (silver, for what it matters), and we assumed that aqueous orb, while it would still contain them, wouldn't bypass their DR. I got ...
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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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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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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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Can you light magically created grease on fire?

I have a forum-based Pathfinder campaign where one of the players would like to light grease created by a Grease spell on fire. Can this type of grease be lit?
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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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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 ...
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Should every high-level druid have a treant bodyguard?

The spell liveoak has this description: This spell turns an oak tree into a protector or guardian. The spell can only be cast on a single tree at a time; while liveoak is in effect, you can't cast ...
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How can a Castle generate gold to help adventurers in Pathfinder? [closed]

Through some randomness and a deck of many things, I have acquired a small castle. I am very new to pathfinder/D&D as is the rest of my group. The group overall is starved for gold, me ...
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Does Technomancer gain a spell caster level at level one or can you only reach level 19 as a caster with technomancy?

The rules say +1 on all levels but first. I was wondering if the first level just doesn't give you it or if the class itself is a caster class.
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Where are the one-handed grappling rules?

The feat Grabbing Style says it's possible to grapple with one hand (at −4 without the feat). The feat Grabbing Master says it's possible to grapple two different foes (and maybe more if the grappler ...
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Having Grab with constrict, VS without constrict, clarify the automatic damage from maintaining grapples

The Question: Does the Tiger automatically deal its bite damage, even when it is moving or pinning the target? That's what it says it gets. It "does not constrict" and so it gets to deal automatic ...
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Can you select the Eidolon evolution Claws when it would put you over Max Attacks?

If the Eidolon is one below Max Attacks, can you select Claws? Description for Max Attacks: This indicates the maximum number of natural attacks that the eidolon is allowed to possess at the ...
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Slave Taker and non-lethal sneak attacks

The slave taker trait is as follows: Slave Taker Source: Pirates of the Inner Sea pg. 9 (Amazon) Category: Region Requirement(s): Okeno You specialize in disabling foes without wounding ...
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Does untyped damage overcome all DR?

According to a Pathfinder designer, untyped damage overcomes all DR. The comments are recorded in the last entry in this d20pfsrd FAQ section (just before "Blink and Mirror Image (4/22/10)") and comes ...
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Which boon type does the feat “Deific Obedience” grant to non-prestige classes?

In the sourcebook "Inner Sea Gods" there is a feat which grants the faithful an "Obedience" bonus after they perform a daily rite, depending on the god. This feat also grants boons depending on hit ...
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Amulet of grappling clarification on usage

I came across the amulet of grappling and would like some clarification on how it works. The first part is clear, works once a day Once per day, the wearer can animate the hand as an immediate ...
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What options does the spell Revenant Armor allow for?

I've been looking at the spell Revenant Armor and its unclear what you would use it for. I know that it brings the armor to life after the person wearing it drops unconscious, but is the only thing ...
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Is it Possible to Sneak Attack while being grappled with Gang Up feat?

So my group ran into an interesting situation last week where the Rogue with the Gang Up feat became grappled by the monster. The monster in question was also being attacked by the Cleric and the ...
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Can you take a 5-foot-step from normal terrain into difficult terrain?

The group that I play with, for a while now have been understanding the rules for difficult terrain such that you can take a 5 foot step into it but not out of it. I just read the feat nimble moves ...
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Do you threaten spaces when Blinded?

We has a session where we were facing a werewolf. As a werewolf they have the scent ability. Our magic user then managed to blind the werewolf which lead us into the realm of rules bickering and ...
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How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?

This is the more gamey part of my other question, What to do when your character is just too good? In D&D 3.5e and Pathfinder, damage output grows very, very quickly. Much more quickly than hit ...
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Are attacks of opportunity standard attacks for the purpose of feats like Vital Strike?

When making an attack of opportunity, does it count as a standard attack and thus benefits from feats such as Vital Strike?
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Being blind, flanking and threaten?

I have enemies on both sides of me, so they have flanking. One of them has now become blind. Does this allow him to benefit from or grant flanking? Does this allow him to threaten squares around him ...
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When do you make bonus attacks from haste?

When things such as haste, speed, or the ki ability for an extra attack. I know under combat rules that you take your attacks in order of base attack bonus, does that apply in this case as well or ...
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Multiple Natural Attacks [duplicate]

Let's say I have a summoned eagle (or anything else with multiple NAs). Eagles have 3 primary attacks (2x Talons, 1x Bite). I want to understand the consequences of the various actions I can take, ...
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Increasing threatened area with ranged weapons

In our Pathfinder campaign, my character is a Musket Master Gunslinger. I've been training towards [Improved] Snap Shot and wanted to know how to increase my ranged threatened area further. I know ...
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How do I handle a player arguing for more actions than the game will allow?

I have a player in a Pathfinder campaign I am DMing that caused the game to come to a complete halt for nearly 20 minutes before I could get him to accept the rules of the game. His character is a ...
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What role do deities play for non-Divine classes?

The title kind of explains it. What role does deity worship/interaction play for non-cleric/paladin types? Do deities ever grant boons to non-cleric/paladins that are still devout in worship?
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Feather token: Tree as an attack

An adventurer is being swallowed whole by a Tyrannosaurus; Things look bleak. Suddenly, the player has a brilliant idea! They crack open a Feather Token: Tree inside the dinosaur's mouth. The ...
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Is it possible to apply archetypes to familiars and animal companions obtained via feats rather than class features?

Several feats in Pathfinder can grant companions to Player Characters : Familiar Bond : a familiar with less special abilities than a standard familiar Improved Familiar Bond : improves Familiar ...
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NPCs detecting (greater) invisible PC after he attacks their ally

Is there a ruling in any of the Pathfinder books (either RAW or RAI, excl 3rd party material) that would allow an NPC to target the square of an invisible foe after seeing his fellow NPC receiving ...
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How to counter invisiblity without spell-casting

Casters in Pathfinder have many means of countering creatures that are invisible (such as by See Invisibility, Glitterdust, area attacks, etc) but that leaves too much on casters who may not have such ...
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What is the DC to spot a ruby carried by a gremlin, from 50 feet away?

What would be the DC to spot a ruby on a gremlin from 50 feet away, assuming optimal lighting and environmental conditions? Let's say he was just holding in his hand, and the ruby is about a Grade 4 (...
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Earth Mastery - What is the “ground”?

An earth elemental has earth mastery, Earth Mastery (Ex) An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an opponent is airborne ...
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Who decides the personality and actions of a familiar or animal companion?

My character has a centipede familiar and a riding dog animal companion and I'm hoping for interesting interactive roleplay. Can a familiar or an animal companion have a personality, and can it be ...
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Attack of Opportunity with ranged weapons

Attacks of Opportunity with a ranged weapon seems like an insane concept. The way I understand it, if a creature were to move within range of a PC's light crossbow it would trigger an AoO. If so that ...
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What Pathfinder prestige classes have full spell-casting progression? [closed]

When optimizing spell-casting characters in Pathfinder it is conventional wisdom one should not give up caster levels. What first-party prestige classes offer full spell-casting progression for divine ...
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In what source books do hybrid and base classes appear?

Today I stumbled upon this Hybrid Classes page (d20pfsrd) and since I once bought a few pathfinder source books in PDF I went to see if I already own the relevant book (I usually play liberally-...
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Does an entity speaking the god's language understand every language?

I can't remember exactly the name, but I heard of a language used by gods, wich is understandable by every sentient being. It directly form the concept in the auditor's mind (thus, you can adress ...
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The grapple hit and different possibilities

When you are controlling a grapple, you have the ability to deliver an automatic hit to whats being grappled. There are a few things I am wondering about this. Is it possible to crit on this hit? If ...