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

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Breaking thumbs

After a humanoid enemy falls unconscious to negative hp in combat, can I break their thumbs? I want them alive but unable to physically hurt then after the fact. How would I go about just snapping ...
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Monk flurry and haste, which bab?

I am playing a monk and we have a spell caster in the group who casts haste. Haste When making a full attack action, a hasted creature may make one extra attack with one natural or manufactured ...
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Two Weapon fighting with whip

I want to use a whip to attack and/or trip or disarm, Then move in with an axe or other weapon for damage on the prone opponent ( or to have if someone closes, my DM still plays by the rules that a ...
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Is being pinned the same as helpless?

When a creature is pinned, is the creature considered helpless and thus vulnerable to coup de grace? Under the rules for helpless it says A helpless character is paralyzed, held, bound, sleeping, ...
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Fused eidolon Synthesist weapon evolution

A Fused eidolon does not have feats or skills of it's own. However if it had a martial weapon evolution with a bow, would the summoner/eidolon fused be able to use that weapon, or since the summoner ...
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Can a synthesist use a different weapon than his eidolon is using?

As the synthesist is inside the eidolon, can the synthesist wield a different weapon from the weapon wielded by the eidolon? For example, an enemy gets adjacent to the eidolon that's armed with a ...
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What happens when a Character with the One Arm or One Leg drawback uses prosthetic replacements?

So I am still building a character, and my GM allows rules from all sources, including third party publishers, (except a few he believes are imbalancing the game, like Unchained classes or the Glory ...
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Can Acid Darts critical hit?

Can a wizard (conjuration school) critical hit with the level 1 school ability Acid Dart? And is all critical damage acid-typed too?
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How can I give my players intermediate consequences for failure in battle?

I'm running a Pathfinder campaign, and I frequently run into trouble setting up combat encounters that "matter" (in the sense that my players aren't just skipping through a park picking daisies and ...
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Minor Magic Talent

The Minor Magic talent allows a rogue to cast a 0-level spell from the wizard/sorcerer spell list either three times a day (for the standard rogue) or at will (for the Unchained rogue). Is that any ...
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How does Eldritch Knight's Diverse Training work with multiple arcane classes?

At1st level Eldritch Knight obtains the following ability: Diverse Training: An eldritch knight adds his level to any levels of fighter he might have for the purpose of meeting the prerequisites ...
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Is there a limit to the types of thrown improvised weapons usable without penalty with Throw Anything?

So, my character has Throw Anything by default from her class and can throw improvised weapons without penalty. According to the rules, the damage and size category of an improvised weapon is ...
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Can a Magus use Spellstrike and Spell Combat with spells prepared with other class slots?

Let's assume we have a Magus 2/Wizard 10 who wants to cast Vampiric Touch spell on an opponent. The character has prepared the spell using one of the Wizard spell slots. The description of Spell ...
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How do I apply intensified spell to spell(s)?

I was looking up some interesting feats to add to my magus build, and ran into intensified spell. I was wondering in which way the feat is actually applied, however. I understand its effects from a ...
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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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When Eldritch Poisoner's Arcanotoxin upgrades, does it do 2 types of ability damage at once?

When an Arcanotoxin is improved at 3rd level, and you choose to add another type of ability damage, does it stack with the already selected Str or Dex damage, or can you choose to create that type of ...
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Can I as a first level Magus use Spell Combat to swing my sword at one creature, then cast a spell to another (adjacent) one?

The title pretty much says it all. Imagine I'm a first level magus, I am standing in a position with two goblins in front of me, one right in front, one next to him. Is it possible for me to use Spell ...
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If a Crossblooded Bloodrager chooses a Bloodline Familiar, from which bloodline does the familiar's additional ability originate?

A Crossblooded Bloodrager selects two bloodlines at character creation and opts to forego his choice between either bloodline's 1st level power and instead gains a bloodline familiar. Those with ...
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Paladin of Vengeance: Powerful Justice?

At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability to grant her allies within 10 feet the ability to smite evil, except they only gain the paladin’s bonus to damage, ...
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What are the mechanics for special-trigger magic items?

I'm running a campaign in the Eberron campaign setting using the Pathfinder rule system. I'm confused about the mechanisms for crafting wondrous magic items that activate upon certain conditions ...
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Undine Weaponshaft and Projectiles

Could I load at least 1 projectile (mostly arrows, bolts) into my Undine Weaponshaft longspear and fire it/them by using my hydraulic push ability?
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Is there a way to grant allies the benefit of teamwork feats without having that feat?

So a friend of mine can take a few teamwork feats that would really help him in combat like Enfilading Fire or Coordinated Shot but because of the prerequisites that would serve no purpose for melee ...
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Bleed Damage vs. Fast Healing / Regeneration? [duplicate]

Going by this question: Is Bleed worth optimizing Fast Heal will allow a creature to clean up bleed damage quickly, but my question is does it do any damage on the first round before healing kicks in?...
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Do the auras of multiple winterwights stack?

For example, if I build an encounter with 3 winterwights standing in range of the other two's aura, will they have an effective fast heal of 30?
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Can you detect invisibility with arrows?

If I shot an invisible creature with an arrow (perhaps by pinpointing it after it cast a spell) would the arrow disappear, or would it visibly stick to the creature and allow one to pinpoint it with ...
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Are there any playable races that are Fine?

I was watching a live party when it suddenly occured to me that a never saw a fine playable creature. But now that I'm thinking about it, I kinda fancy the idea to play Tinkerbell's male counterpart. ...
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Does Spring Attack work with the Skirmisher ability?

The Scout archetype for the Rogue grants the skirmisher ability at 8th level: At 8th level, whenever a scout moves more than 10 feet in a round and makes an attack action, the attack deals sneak ...
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Does the prerequisites to Multiattack require three different natural attacks, or just three attacks?

For example, say that a monster has a Bite attack, and two Claw attacks... A relatively common situation. Would it qualify for Multiattack? It has three attacks (1 bite + 2 claws), after all. But do ...
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Can guidance help with checks that take a long time?

From the description of guidance orison: The creature gets a +1 competence bonus on a single attack roll, saving throw, or skill check. It must choose to use the bonus before making the roll to ...
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Does a Warder with Defensive Focus and Combat Reflexes use Int or Dex?

In Pathfinder, if a class grants an altered version of a feat that I already have, which takes priority? Specifically, I am wondering about the first paragraph of the Warder class feature Defensive ...
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How much does a shield that is also a magic weapon cost?

How would a shield that is both a magic armor and a magic weapon be costed? For example, I want a shield with +5 to AC and +5 to Attack. Does it cost the same as a +10 shield? Or does it cost the same ...
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Can a shield that has both armor and attack enhancements exceed +10 total enhancement?

A shield can receive both enhancement bonuses to AC and to Attack. Do both types of enhancements count against the maximum possible bonus (+5)? For example, can I have a shield that has +5 to AC, the ...
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Can a character benefit from two armors?

Are all bonuses to AC treated as separate? If a character is wearing a +5 padded shirt of heavy fortification and someone casts mage armor on him, does he keep the +1 enhancement bonus and ...
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May I link to SRD in a document under OGL?

I am writing a house rules document for a Pathfinder game. Not publishing it would be a pity, and not using OGL to publish it likewise, since publishing the house rules under OGL allows others to use ...
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How do Invisibility and Compel Hostility interact?

PFSRD: "You threaten all squares into which you can make a melee attack..." Compel hostility: "Whenever a creature you can see that threatens you makes an attack against one of your allies, as an ...
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How to Make One Player Understand the Party System [closed]

In Jade Regent, I have a new(ish) player. She has played one other game of Pathfinder under an incompetent DM, so she's still learning the rules. She also plays a lot of RPGs like Skyrim and Fallout, ...
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Party decides to enlist higher level NPC to solve their problems

I'm a pretty new DM since normal DM wanted to play for once, the party is 8th level and was recently faced with a challenge that their info says they can't handle. Since they are near a major city one ...
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How to make Remote Bombs work?

This is a question about the Remote Bomb feat available to Alchemists and any other class that can use their Bombs. It basically allows to set explosive traps and would see great use for a saboteur ...
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How does the Barbarian rage power Guarded Life function, exactly?

Barbarian's Guarded life rage power states: While raging, if the barbarian is reduced below 0 hit points, 1 hit point of lethal damage per barbarian level is converted to nonlethal damage. If the ...
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Different kinds of natural attacks require multiple instances of the Improved Critical feat

I can pick Improved Critical to enhance my natural attacks, no? When I pick the feat, is it tied to a specific natural attack or all of them? For example, lets say I have a bite attack and two claw ...
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Does Detect Magic allow players to find magical traps without a perception check?

Consider the following scenario: The party enters a room that appears to be a dead end, but in fact has a secret door with a magical trap on it. While standing in the room, a member of the party casts ...
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Can missiles pass through a Resilient Sphere created by a Shadow Evocation?

I think Shadow Evocation is usually used as an offensive spell and the rules cover that quite well. However, my NPC is about to use it to protect himself from a whirlwind of flying glass that an Air ...
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Two Weapon Fighting Probability

I'm thinking about taking the Two Weapon Fighting feat. I'm a 7th level unchained rogue with the knife fighter and scout archetypes. So far I've concentrated on optimising my movement around the ...
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Does Burning Disarm get a reflex save on something worn, but not locked?

Burning Disarm says they get a reflex save if they can drop it, but don't if they can't drop it. What about if they are wearing something that isn't locked? This spell causes a metal object to ...
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Can I attack the target of my Overrun?

Simply put: Can I attack the same creature I choose to use the Overrun combat maneuver on? The entry for the Overrun maneuver states it can be done as part of a charge, does that mean I can attack ...
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Weakening Spell Resistance with melee attacks

For the life of me I can't remember where, but I remember reading somewhere, maybe under runes or Magus that there was a way that melee attacks would weaken a target's Spell Resistance? Can anyone ...
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What are the limitations on my divine focus choices?

What are the limitations of what can be selected for a divine focus? How big can my holy symbol be? Can clerics use a shield or weapon as their divine focus? Can I set the divine focus into a ring, ...
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Adding adaptive to composite bow

Say you have a +1 composite (+2) longbow. It would cost 2600, 300 for masterwork, 300 as a composite +2, 2000 for +1 enhancement. I am wanting to upgrade the bow to have the weapon property adaptive, ...
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Can adaptive be added to a non-enhanced weapon?

As part of loot there was a non-magical masterwork composite (+2) longbow. I am wanting to upgrade the bow to have the weapon property adaptive. To add adaptive to the weapon, does it need to have ...
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Where, exactly, is it laid out that a torch can do damage to swarms?

So it's pretty common that people say that torches can do a single point of fire damage to swarms. However, my group can't seem to find any sources that confirm this. Basically, it comes down to ...