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

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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 ...
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How can I cast Awaken as a magus?

I've had an animal egg for a while, and now it's about to hatch. The idea came up of having awaken cast on it to make it intelligent, but the party druid and my character don't get along very well, ...
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How do natural reach and the feat Snap Shot work together?

The feat Snap Shot says While wielding a ranged weapon with which you have Weapon Focus, you threaten squares within 5 feet of you. You can make attacks of opportunity with that ranged weapon. You ...
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Does ki leech and ki focus bow require a swift action to activate, or are they like ki strike?

I am playing a Qinggong/Zen Archer Monk and I have a question about the ki abilities that they can gain. The ones in question are ki leech and ki focus bow. I asked because both have similar wording ...
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Can a Fiend Blade Magus use the Fiend Blade ability to gain an Unholy Fiend Blade at level 7?

A 7th level Fiend Flayer Magus uses the Fiend Blade arcana to manifest the weapon. Can the ability be used to add the Unholy ability at this level from the enhancement bonus 'pool' on activation? ...
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Does an earth elemental give a bonus or benefit to digging?

Does a summoned small Earth Elemental give any bonus or benefit to digging through stone? An example case: Bob the L5 Wizard wants to hide a treasure chest weighing 50 pounds in the lowest level of ...
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Is there a Tiefling counterpart to the Pathfinder Player Companion Blood of Angels?

The Pathfinder Player Companion Blood of Angels goes into detail on Aasimar with background, points of view, extra rules for different subtypes, a pair of charts to randomise your character and so on. ...
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Is there a way to keep a creature fascinated even if its opponent approaches? [closed]

A cursed weapon I'm considering introducing to the campaign causes the wielder, after the wielder slays a foe with the weapon, to make a Willpower saving throw (DC 16). Failure means for 1d6 days the ...
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How to attack an opponent's weapon with rusting grasp

The spell description says that you can make a melee touch attack against a weapon held by an enemy in order to affect it with the spell. However I can't find rules anywhere about making such an ...
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Can a rogue with minor/major magic talent use wizard wands without UMD

Can a pathfinder rogue who takes the Minor Magic / Major Magic talents then be able to use Wizard wands (ie no UMD check required)? From the below research I can not see why they could not. You can ...
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Do children have an alignment in Pathfinder?

Do Young monsters or humanoids (or babies) have a different alignment to adult versions of those monsters/humanoids/babies? Do they have an alignment at all? Are they capable of having a non-neutral ...
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What level are the curses a Hexcrafter Magus adds to their spell list?

A Hexcrafter Magus adds spells with the Curse descriptor to their spell list: A hexcrafter magus adds the following spells to his magus spell list: bestow curse, major curse, and all other spells ...
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Ammunition fired from a projectile weapon - does it keep the enchantment the bow has?

This rule comes from 3.5 i think. Is there a rule that states the same for Pathfinder? Ammunition fired from a projectile weapon with an enhancement bonus of +1 or higher is treated as a magic ...
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What is the earliest all-day fear user? [closed]

Pathfinder has a lot of options for inflicting fear on foes from various spells to witch hexes to intimidate-using swashbucklers and rogues. But what is the earliest, effective, unlimited (or ...
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Can a magus use a scroll as part of spell combat?

Let's say Alice, human magus 3, has just scribed an arcane scroll of shocking grasp using her Scribe Scroll feat. Alice suddenly feels malice toward her assistant, Bob the goblin. Given the basic ...
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Feat prerequisites when gaining the feat as bonus feat

The Dervish of Dawn gains the Feat Dervish Dance as a bonus feat at level 1. This feat has the following prerequisites: Weapon Finesse, Perform (dance) 2 ranks, proficient with scimitar. Which I can ...
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Is the alignment of children specifically mentioned anywhere?

Is there a rule that says what humanoid children have as an alignment? I know that, barring a specific exception, the general rules of alignment would apply. Animals have a specific mention in the ...
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Just how big is a building?

I've been looking at Pathfinder's siege rules, and in Ultimate Combat it describes hp for buildings and the consequences of a building gaining the broken condition. What it doesn't describe is what ...
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What check to use for finding out current hit points?

There are Words of Power in Pathfinder, like the Power Word Kill and other similar Words for "Blind" and "Stun", which affect creatures according to their current hit points. E.g. any creature having ...
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What Benefits Does Bless Weapon Confer To a Projectile Weapon?

The spell description says (my bold emphasis) ... This transmutation makes a weapon strike true against evil foes. The weapon is treated as having a +1 enhancement bonus for the purpose of ...
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How do Banner (Cavalier), Flagbearer and Banner of Ancient Kings interact?

I want to play a Bard/Cavalier/Battle Herald and now the question emerges how the Banner stuff interacts. Let us look at the defnitions: Banner As long as the cavalier's banner is clearly ...
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Poisoned and Bleeding, when do they die?

I'm planning a scenario where an assassin has managed to both injure and poison two victims, let's hope our heroes get there in time! I just wanted to check my understanding of the relevant ...
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Kobold character for Kingmaker Pathfinder adventure

I'm aiming for a high-charisma build to try to become the Kobold Queen. The starting rules are: Level 1, 200 GP, 15 point buy for being a standard fantasy setting, 2 traits. I want to include the ...
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What race are aasimar or tiefling and how to create them?

I want to play an aasimar and was wondering why they always look like a human. An aasimar or a tiefling can also be a halfing or a gnome or whatever. My question is, are there any rules how to create ...
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How Many Arrows / Bolts Will Bless Weapon Affect?

The spell description says ... Individual arrows or bolts can be transmuted, but affected projectile weapons (such as bows) don't confer the benefit to the projectiles they shoot. ... but ...
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Which fighter weapon groups grant weapons additional abilities?

I have been reading the rules for creating new weapons and I cant seem to find something that the rules talk about. Fighter Weapon Group: You must choose the fighter weapon group (or groups) to ...
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Can I ‘upgrade’ my Animal Companion with the Giant or Advanced Creature templates instead?

I am going to play a druid in Pathfinder and I want to take a wolf as my companion. Is it possible to advance this wolf (or claim a new wolf) with the giant template? I am aware that at level 7 it ...
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How to apply the new multiclassing rules (unchained)

I want to play a battle herald and going through Realsorceror’s Guide to the Battle Herald there is the following advice: Cavalier (Variant) (6 levels) If you are using the multiclassing ...
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How does Sunder work with Magic Weapons?

Looking at the rules of Sunder, it states that the weapon's damage is reduced by the item's hardness before being applied to the item, and Greater Sunder states that any excess damage is inflicted on ...
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Magic item ID: scarab that stops bleeding and teleports dying PC to safe place

I'm trying to find an item that I saw, I'm pretty sure it was a scarab but not 100% on that. The effect of the item was that it would stop bleeding if the PC was at 0 or lower hp and at -10 hp it ...
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Can a low-level wizard learn and cast higher-level spells?

Suppose you're starting with a level-1 Wizard with the universal arcane school and +5 in INT. The high modifier grants him extra slots, for example one 3rd-level spell slot. Suppose at the end of his ...
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Is it possible to combine Flagbearer and Inspire Courage using Mage Hand?

I want to do the following thing (as a bard): Bardic performance (standard action) (-> Inspire Courage +1) Hold bardic performance (swift action) + casting mage hand (standard action) (grab the flag ...
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What are the Pathfinder environment rules for combat on the surface of the moon?

I run a Pathfinder campaign where the PCs will soon fight undead in outer space. Probably on the exposed surface of the moon, maybe outside a large creature flying between stars, perhaps somewhere ...
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Does a new Kobold PC have a −4 or −6 Strength adjustment?

Kobolds in Pathfinder have the "Greater weakness" racial trait which adds the stat modification of −4 Str, +2 Dex and −2 Con. I'm assuming it takes this effect plus the stat adjustment for being size ...
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I'm worried the PCs in my low-magic, low-gold campaign can't keep up with the increasing encounter challenge

I'm running a campaign and at the moment. The world in which they live is low-magic (and so the major way to have magic items is to create them), but also the amount of gold they get after each ...
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Does Scion of Humanity allow for Dual Talent?

This may be more specifically a Herolab issue, but I am unclear as to whether the mechanics truly work like this... In trying to build an Aasimar, I added Scion of Humanity. Doing this (in Herolab) ...
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Pathfinder equivalent of an “Explosive Leash”

As a GM creating a campaign I would like to know if there is a spell, item, or effect official for Pathfinder that can be used to force a badass to work for a group they are utterly opposed to but ...
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What skill covers warfare?

I want to build a character who's participated in many of the wars near and in the Worldwould. I'm not sure what skill covers this background. I thought something like Craft (warfare) might be ...
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How to change Leadership from Charisma based to Intelligence based

Is it possible to change the Charisma modifier to Intelligence when using Leadership? I have read now over a dozen traits and feats but could not find anything. Background: I want to play a Magus ...
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How to minimize the amount of work needed to create NPC stats?

How can I minimize the amount of work I spend creating NPCs? One thought I had was to find an NPC generator. The players in my Pathfinder campaign use PCGen to create and update their PCs. I have ...
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Kit weights don't seem to match contents. Am I missing something?

I was looking though a kit I wanted for a character and I calculated out the weight of the items and it came out as heavier that the kit itself. The kit is the Fighter's Kit containing: backpack, ...
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How do I balance an all-spellcaster party?

This here campaign I'm about to unfold is going to feature 2-3 players, 2 of which definitely want to get spellcasting characters and the third is very likely to go down the same path. Q: How do I ...
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Is there any difference between active and passive feats?

I've been wondering about feats: many of them, like Toughness, are "passive", so they are always working and PCs are always enjoying their benefits. Others, instead, like Power attack or Cleave, need ...
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Clarifying Rend for Eidolons(Unchained)

I just want some clarity on a few questions for Rend when it comes to Eidolons. Lots of research is showing me conflicting, old, or outdated answers. I think these all belong in one question but I ...
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Do charmed people realise they were charmed after the end of the spell?

If you cast charm or dominate person on a person in Pathfinder or D&D does the target know (s)he is being charmed? And if (s)he does, does (s)he know this during the effect or only after it?
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Do the Pathfinder magic item creation rules allow for feats to be added to items?

I have a player (yeah, that guy) who would like to craft an item that allows Weapon Focus (several actually) to an item they would like to craft. Having read the Paizo website several times, I still ...
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Multiple protection spells (Good and Law and Evil and Chaos) at once?

I am GMing my first Pathfinder game and a player (a wizard) wants to make robes that offer Protection from Good and Law and Evil and Chaos (as the spells). That seems a bit OP to me. How would that ...
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Am I giving too much treasure to my players in this encounter?

I'm trying to make a campaign for a set of level 1 adventurers. The last encounter I am planning for this part to have them fight a Yeth hound, a tiefing rogue, and a catfolk ranger. The normal price ...
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Can Tremorsense be used to fulfill the Blindsense requirement of Blindsight for Eidolons

One of the requirements for Blindsight is Blindsense Blindsight (Ex): The eidolon's senses sharpen even further, granting it blindsight with a range of 30 feet. The eidolon can maneuver and attack ...