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When monster cohorts level up, do they work just like a PC of that class level?

That is, if a monster cohort levels up with a PC and they would normally qualify for a class ability, like the fighter's bravery or a barbarian's rage, do the monster cohorts also get these abilities? ...
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Investigating suspects and evidence in a D&D3.x based world

First of all, I know there's been a question titled Crime Investigation in a fantasy world. My question is only partially similar to that, though. The problem: In a DnD3.x based world (including ...
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Does a druid's animal companion roll HD to determine health or just add 8 points for every HD?

It says the HD is the number of d8s the animal has but I wasn't sure if we should be rolling a d8 or just adding up the HDs as 8s + Con modifier.
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Can a Pathfinder Society gunslinger craft ammunition?

Gunslingers automatically gain the Gunsmithing feat at level 1, which allows them to craft ammunition at a reduced price. This seems like a rather important feat. Unfortunately, the Guide to PFS ...
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How do monster cohorts work?

The bestiary says they "gain a key class level," when they level up. Does this mean they take their first level or appropriate cohort level in say, fighter? So, in example; If I'm level 10, then ...
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What stats do you use when buying an animal?

The bestiary provides separate entries for animal companions sometimes. When a character who either does not get an animal companion or already has one and you want to purchase an animal for a general ...
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Barbarian rage and fight on defense

Can a Barbarian in Rage mode fight defensively or use Full Defense? I didnt find any rule about it, I think there is something about using Combat Expertise, but nothing else. In the session that the ...
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What are the advantages of AD&D over D&D3?

Background: I've been playing RPGs for a long time and I've been playing AD&D for years. I enjoyed both the original D&D and D&D3/3.5/Pathfinder, other than (especially) tons of other ...
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Charisma-based checks and concentration

Some abilities such as Strength of the Sun give a bonus to Charisma-based checks. On the other hand, paladins, bards, and sorcerers add their Charisma modifier to Concentration checks. In that ...
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Where are the hexagon grid details in the book?

I can't remember if it was the CRB or the GMG but I remember reading about using the hexagon grid for exploration and it talked about the area of the hexes and such but I can't find it again in the ...
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Good Miniature for a Dancing Weapon

My DnD Artificer is going to take the Dancing Weapon daily power and I want a miniature to represent the weapon. I've tried doing google searches and looking through the Wizards miniatures and can't ...
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Does the heal skill depend on your level or the patient's?

It says "2 hit points per level for a full 8 hours of rest in a day." Is that the patient's character level or the healer's character level?
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Does Gravity Bow stack with Enlarge?

Does Gravity Bow stack with Enlarge? As in I cast enlarge on myself, as a medium creatue, and the turn after I cast Gravity bow and on the third turn I shoot with my longbow. Does it do Huge dmg ...
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How long can creatures survive without breathing?

One PC of the game I am currently hosting has the spell "aboleth's lung". In short it means, that any land creature cannot breathe air anymore, but only water. This lasts one hour. Of course she will ...
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Other than We Be Goblins, are there any pregenerated goblin PCs for Pathfinder?

Other than the four found in the We Be Goblins series, are there any pregenerated Pathfinder goblin PCs out there? Ideally I'm looking for a similar format to the WBG pregens: stats, a small ...
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Can you touch up to six objects as a full round action when casting a touch spell?

You can touch one friend as a standard action or up to six friends as a full-round action. So states the PRD. But let's say you were to cast a spell that's designed to be cast on a touched ...
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What does a horse need to carry your things?

I noticed that you can buy saddlebags that can store up to 20lbs. Can you put more than 1 set of saddlebags on a horse? What other options are there for a horse to carry loot?
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How do Energy Effects work underwater?

This is similar to this question on fire damage underwater but a little broader. How do other energy types work underwater? I'm plumbing through the underwater level of Castle Whiterock and my ...
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Is it possible to stack multiple claws from bloodlines/feats/class abilities?

I have a player that currently has Aspect of the Beast and has chosen Claws of the Beast. This grants him a pair of claws. He would also like to take Eldritch Heritage and take the Abyssal Bloodline ...
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How can I challenge my players with something other than combat?

So originally I was going to ask, How can I represent hardships for players in game?, however that seemed to broad. Even now, I'm not sure if my current question is too broad, if it is please let me ...
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Can I take a 5-foot Step and perform any standard action after?

If I'm in a threatened square can I take a 5-foot step back (to an non-threatened square) and perform a standard action like a ranged attack or cast a spell?
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Can Bards attack while Performing?

If a bard is Performing and he's playing, say, the flute, can he attack during the Performance? At first, I'd say "no"; how do you swing a sword while playing? But then in this thread I read: ...
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Do all spells require an attack roll?

I know if I cast a touch spell like Chill Touch, I have to roll a d20 to see if I hit against their touch AC, and I can potentially crit. What if it's a spell like Entangle that has a range of long, ...
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How do you interpret the attacks in the Bestiary?

For example, in Bestiary 1, the Yeti has the melee attack 2 claws +9(1d6+4 plus 1d6 cold) Does the 2 claws part mean he gets that attack doubled? Does the +9 go to attack bonus and damage, or just ...
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How to sneak attack in the dark?

Backstabbing and darkness go together in most RPGs that I ever played. However, in Pathfinder you actually have to see what you're doing if you want your precision damage. How else are you going to ...
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Do touch spells crit via a natural weapon's crit range?

If I increase the threat of my natural weapon (improved crit) (19-20) does this affect my touch spell cast through it? Pg 213: A touch spell that deals damage can score a critical hit just as a ...
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How is a ranged touch spell attack calculated?

I know that when attacking with a melee weapon you would add your Attack Bonus to your attack roll and your Strength Modifier to the damage roll. How does this work when you're casting a ranged spell ...
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Can you begin casting, move, then unleash a spell in the same round?

In the Core Rulebook it states that you can cast a "touch" spell, move, and touch your target (as a free action) all in 1 round if you want, in whatever order you want. Does this also apply to range ...
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How do I determine my burrow speed?

On the default character sheet, there is a burrow speed that I don't know how to determine it or if I even have it. I was able to find fly and swim speeds in the skills section but don't know where ...
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What is armor “properties” on the default character sheet?

On page 2, the AC Items table at the top has a "properties" column. What goes in that slot of the character sheet?
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Can druids be neutral good or neutral evil?

I'm playing pathfinder and it says they can be "any neutral" but I'm confused as to whether that means LN N and CN or if that also includes NG and NE.
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Do you still roll a saving throw against effects that your character is immune to?

This question deals explicitly in how the mechanics of Pathfinder functions and not in how I should resolve this at the table; in Pathfinder, if a character is immune to an effect and then targeted by ...
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How does Spell Mastery work exactly?

Could someone clarify this feat a bit? Does it mean that you can cast those "mastered" spells an unlimited amount of times per day or is it more like "oh I didn't have that 1 hour to prepare my ...
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Could I make a sneak attack, move behind new cover and make a stealth check?

I have been searching for hours and it only caused me to be more confused. Say I was concealed in the beginning and made a range sneak attack, could I move to another area with cover, then make a ...
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What does a 1d6/1d6 damage mean?

When reading the weapon attacks from the core rulebook I noticed quarterstaves (and a few other weapons) have something like this under the Dmg column; 1d6/1d6 What does this mean? It looks to me ...
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Does a character benefit from both racial and class weapon proficiencies?

If I play a dwarf wizard, does he have both Wizard weapon proficiencies (e.g. daggers) as well as Dwarf weapon proficiencies (e.g. battleaxes)?
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On a critical hit, does one double negative modifiers?

Let's say a character with an 8 STR confirms a critical hit with a short sword. A normal hit for them would deal 1d6-1 damage. Does the critical deal 2d6-2?
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Can I use touch creature spells on myself?

Can I use spells whose target is "creature touched" or "living creature touched" on myself?
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Is there a Construct Class?

I am looking for a construct class or something similar enough I can change it into a construct class. An example of what I would think a construct class could do would be, it can remove and change ...
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Large creature with reach weapon, how does sunder work?

Let's assume that the large creature with reach weapon (reach 20') does not have a feat to not provoke AoO. And a medium humanoid with a longsword (reach 5') is standing out of his own reach but in ...
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Can the Create Water spell create “running water”?

In our current Pathfinder campaign, my party is (probably) dealing with a Vampire; one of the vampire weaknesses is to take damage in "running water". We have multiple Clerics and a Druid in the ...
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What does 1-1/2 mean?

In Pathfinder I've seen the phrase "adds 1-1/2 the creature's strength bonus on damage rolls" Does that mean multiply by 1.5?
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Using the bestiary

I'm new to Pathfinder and there are a few things I'm confused about in the bestiary; 1) All monsters have an hp score, but beside it they have, what seems to be their hit die. What does this mean? ...
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Increasing reach of unarmed strikes

Is it possible to increase the reach of a monk unarmed strikes except by increasing in size?
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As a Sorcerer of the Efreeti Bloodline, can I turn Stone Call into Fire Call?

I'm playing a Sorcerer with the Efreeti Bloodline. That means that I can change the elements in my spells to Fire using this feature: Bloodline Arcana: Whenever you cast a spell that deals energy ...
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Pathfinder: How does taking 2 archetypes in from the same core class work?

In the APG it states; "A paladin could, however, be both an undead scourge and a warrior of the holy light, since none of their new class features replace the same core class feature." So does that ...
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Can a thrown dagger do slashing damage?

Daggers can do either slashing or piercing damage, and have a range increment of 10'. I don't see anything in the rules to suggest that thrown they only deal piercing damage...though it seems like a ...
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PC as Familiar?

One of my PC's wants a familiar and one of my other PC's thinks it would be cool if she could take on the role of a familiar because she thinks it would allow her freedom to be "cute" in the game. ...
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What should a GM do about players using magic in unforeseen game-breaking ways?

Firstly, a quick anecdote. In our most recent Pathfinder session our cleric jokingly mentioned he will soon be able to summon 1d3 dolphins. Another player then mentioned that some dolphins (orca) can ...
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What game system should I use for a new campaign: familiarity or abundant material [closed]

After a couple of decades away from RPGs, I've have been a player for several months with a steady group playing FantasyCraft. Meanwhile, I've been preparing a campaign of my own and done a lot of ...