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

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Pathfinder plant domain: Can you really speak with plants?

One of my players chose a druid with the domain of plants. The description says: You find solace in the green, can grow defensive thorns, and can communicate with plants. Is this "can ...
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Weapon for a Horse

I play a Cavalier, and I am always on horse back. When I fight, my horse's bite attack does a significant amount of damages. Sometimes more than myself. But I just can't picture a Horse fighting ...
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Can I sneak attack after using Hide in Plain Sight?

I'm currently playing a TWF Rogue, and am looking to take a level in Shadowdancer for the HiPS ability. My line of thinking is I could sneak attack an enemy and use HiPS to effectively disappear ...
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Talking to Earth Elemental in Beginner Box GM Kit possible? What would the Earth Elemental do/want?

Background I recently started DMing a group of players for Pathfinder. They are completely new to the game (and roleplaying in general) and I'm rather new to Pathfinder and completely new to DMing. ...
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Characters Created via dice rolls: Do I have a problem with vastly differing characters?

Background I recently started DMing a group of players for Pathfinder. They are completely new to the game (and roleplaying in general) and I'm rather new to Pathfinder and completely new to DMing. ...
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Can a Magus surpass the normal +10 limit to magic weapons

The base ability of the Magus Arcane pool class feature is. At 1st level, a magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a swift action to grant any weapon he is holding a +1 enhancement bonus ...
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Does magic immunity have any impact on a monster's DR in Pathfinder?

My players will encounter a Flesh Golem. It has DR 5/adamantine and is immune to magic (and othe construct traits). My players possess each +1 magic weapons and they will use it. I can imagine that ...
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What are the rules regarding taking actions while bluffing? [closed]

In Pathfinder, I am in the middle of creating a minor plot element that could become a full-blown side quest where a coven of witches have trained their familiars for the specific purpose of ...
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How can an object hide the fact that it is Animated?

I am currently designing an encounter with an animated ship carrying a massive cargo of animated objects. However, the entire thing loses its magic when all that a player needs to do in order to ...
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How can Constructs use Magic?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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Can an animated cannon fire itself?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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What is the space size of a Colossal Animated Ship?

In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I ...
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Are there balance reasons for certain spells patterns to only deal certain damage types?

For example, at level 1, a Wizard has access to the following spells: Burning Hands, 1d4/CL, Fire, Cone Snowball, 1d6/CL, Cold, Ranged Touch Corrosive Touch, 1d4/CL, Acid, Touch Shocking ...
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How does the Warpriest class feature Sacred Weapon work?

Reading about the Warpriest, I find the Sacred Weapon class feature to be less than clear. The specific paragraphs I'm unclear about are: At 4th level, the warpriest gains the ability to enhance ...
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Can you exceed 18 in your core stats as a level 1 character?

We are making characters in Pathfinder and a player asked if they could go past 18 with racial bonuses. Now we aren't talking with any equipment, just a simple 15 point buy with pluses also from the ...
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How do I calculate my Black Blade's skills?

I am playing a Bladebound Magus in a campaign with very quick level advancement, necessitating frequent recalculation of my stats. The only part of my character advancement that's confusing me is ...
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Who can use a Ring of adept maneuvers?

I'm here to ask your assistance to locate an official ruling or errata about an item. Last time our Group played we got among the enemy's belongings a Ring of adept maneuvers. According to our DM's ...
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How to optimize a supporting cleric that deals damage at range?

I'm looking for feedback on the direction of a Pathfinder Cleric that I am building. Some context: I tend to have prolonged breaks between RPGs. I last played a tabletop RPG (D&D 4E) a good 4-5 ...
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PFRPG; Multiple Primary Natural Attacks' (Claws, Bite) Attack Bonus [duplicate]

Specifically, this is referring to creatures with a Bite and two Claw attacks. As far as I understood previously, they are both Primary natural attacks, and ruled that my player's Eidolon could use ...
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Item that sheds light/creates a light illusion as a swift/free action

I play a monk with a Blood Reservoir. When I use its power to enhance an ability score, in my case Strength, I would like add the effect of red light surrounding my character as in this video. The ...
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Is there a Dwarven Battlerager equivalent class for pathfinder?

I have done some research and found a few options of player suggested ways to "remake" a Dwarven Battlerager from the Forgotten Realms 3.5 campaign setting, but none of them seem to be close enough to ...
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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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What do you gain from the animal as a lycanthrope?

So I have become a natural Lycanthrope via some in game shenanigans and looking into the template I found the wording to be a bit ambiguous. A lycanthrope retains all the special attacks, ...
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How exactly do favored classes work?

According to rules Each character begins play with a single favored class of his choosing — typically, this is the same class as the one he chooses at 1st level. Whenever a character gains a ...
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How does Poison DC advance?

I'm intending on making a hydrus/lycanthrope creature, and I'd like to know about how the hydrus's poison DC advances. I notice that poison DC tends to be (10 + ½ Hit Die + Con modifier), but is ...
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How does Hand of the Apprentice work with Reach/Chain Weapons?

I was looking over a Universal Wizard that I had rolled for a Pathfinder campaign that never lasted more than 3 sessions, and came across the Special Ability Hand of the Apprentice. Making a ranged ...
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What are Acceptable Small Mounts?

In my current Pathfinder campaign, I have been playing as a Gnome Cavalier that has earned enough experience to level up for the first time AND has successfully reared a wild Vulture. One of the feats ...
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Are Psychics arcane casters? Can they prestige into Dragon Disciples and do they suffer Spell Failure?

Nowhere on the Psychic section does it state that Psychics are arcane or divine casters. As such, it's not clear if they suffer spell failure, let alone whether or not they can prestige into Dragon ...
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Would multiple actions really completely unbalance Pathfinder?

Time and again I have read about houserules that grant multiple actions via feats or special circumstances and then people saying that it would completely and utterly destroy pathfinders combat rules. ...
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As a GM, how do I encourage a party to interact with each other?

Background: I'm a fairly inexperienced GM and I'm working with a group that has wildly varying experience with role-playing - the game is intended as a teaching campaign to help a couple new players ...
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Bring a horse in a dungeon

I'm playing a Human Cavalier, order of the tome and I was looking for a build that would allow me to do mounted charges in dungeons. I have found spells like Dust form and Sonic form that allow a ...
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Animal Companion advancement option?

I rolled a Cavalier as a random class in a Skulls and Shackles game for a little extra excitement. Being a masochist I decided to roll with it, but took more than a couple optional rules/variants in ...
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What happens to a summoned mount when they reach 0 HP?

What happens when a summoned horse is reduced to 0 or less hp? Does it vanish? Or can it be healed?
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Is a scroll destroyed when you fail the spellcaster level check?

The rules on scrolls state: A spell on a scroll can be used only once. The writing vanishes from the scroll when the spell is activated. (...) If she meets all three requirements but her ...
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Do extra Limbs on an Eidolon give them extra weapon attacks?

In an upcoming Pathfinder campaign, one of my friends that loves to attempt to break games is about to take the Summoner class. Out of caution and curiosity, I looked through the advanced evolutions ...
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I think my Eidolon is doing too much damage.

So I created a spreadsheet to track all my Eidolon's to hit and damage bonuses because it's just too much otherwise, and for shits and giggles I decided to see how much damage I can do. Just buffed by ...
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Playing a child oracle in pathfinder, how to prove age and how open will population be to believing it? [closed]

I'm thinking about playing an oracle in Pathfinder with the Child curse. He stopped aging at roughly 7 years old. He is now around 18-20 years old, still looks like a kid. I think it would be fun ...
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What happens to active spells on a black pudding when it splits?

Bob the wizard and his chums have encountered a black pudding and Bob has cast Slow on it to give him some time to run for it. However, helpfully, the next round the parties tank, Kevin the Barbarian, ...
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How does the Necklace of Adaption's bubble of air work out in practice underwater?

A recent question about the necklace of adaptation reminded me of an old question of my own that I've never been able to answer: Can a character wearing a necklace of adaption swim? It might seem a ...
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How can a GM interrupt a PC archer's full attack barrage, or otherwise make it less reliable?

I am new to gming and I run a pathfinder game where I have a player that plays an archer (fighter) that just picks off the baddies with his full attack action. I saw on another forum (in a pretty old ...
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Can you use a feat if your ability falls below the prerequisite?

My character's strength is normally 20. I had the feat Power Attack. My strength dropped to 6 due to poison. Does that mean I no longer can use Power Attack until I regain my strength?
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How noticeable is Fetch?

While I was looking through the rules for Pathfinder's Fetch trick, I failed to see how it works in certain situations. As such, I would like to know how obvious an animal taking an object from a ...
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Can mage hand be used to make Sleight of Hand checks?

The spell mage hand has no visual presence except that the affected object moves. Is it possible to employ the spell mage hand to make a Sleight of Hand skill check to take something unnoticed? Can an ...
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Where in Golarion do ice gnomes (Barbegazi) come from?

I want to play an ice gnome (Barbegazi) in our new adventure path but I cannot find anything about where in Golarion they come from. I've already searched heaps of wikis without success. Where are ...
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How do you roll for an Animal Companion?

I am about to start a Pathfinder campaign as a Cavalier for the first time, and I've hit a bit of a quandary. As dictated by Animal Companions, my mount should have one hit die. However, when looking ...
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Can Antagonize force someone to run through threatened areas?

The question is quite simple, Antagonize says: The creature flies into a rage. On its next turn, the target must attempt to make a melee attack against you, make a ranged attack against you, ...
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Can a 1st level Wizard communicate with a non-raven familiar?

The raven familiar can speak a language, but can a 1st level Wizard master speak or exchange thoughts with other kinds of familiars? Or is it necessary to wait for "Speak with master" at 5th level?
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What happens if I empower a spell with limits?

In last session, out of panic, my magus used an empowered mirror image to protect himself. I rolled a 4 on the dice, +3 since I'm level 9, which totals 7 images, and the empower would bring that ...
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Social groups and guilds near the border of Taldor and Qadira

Our new adventure starts near the border of Taldor and Qadira. Now I am looking for any social groups or guilds that come from this spot. I vague remember that the Dervish Dancers and the Ulfenguard ...
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Does Magical Knack affect caster level in terms of Magus Arcana Prerequisites?

Magical Knack Benefit: Pick a class when you gain this trait—your caster level in that class gains a +2 trait bonus as long as this bonus doesn't raise your caster level above your current ...