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

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In Pathfinder Society play, how many times can you purchase a “found item”?

If my character receives a chronicle sheet that lists, say, a Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds (300gp) does this mean I may purchase the potion one time and must then cross it off my chronicle sheet? ...
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What to do with mundane gear in Pathfinder Society play?

This might be a silly question, but the guide for PFS play doesn't specifically state (to the best of my reading) what is to be done with mundane gear that is gained. Do players have an opportunity ...
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What's an optimum build for a set-up character for Pathfinder Society character? [closed]

My wife plays a barbarian in Pathfinder Society that does massive amounts of damage when she is able to use Cleave. I decided to build a character that would reposition foes for her to cleave. What's ...
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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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Is it possible to start with non 1st level character in Pathfinder Society Organized Play?

I love the idea and I would love to incorporate my players, I'm GM, in Organized Play. Will it be possible or they must start playing with other characters at first level?
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What is the purpose of slow experience gain in Pathfinder Society Organized Play?

Pathfinder Society Organized Play allows players to advance either 1XP or 1/2XP per session. There are no advantages offered by taking the slower XP (experience) gain, so why would someone use this ...
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What do people mean when they say things are retroactive in Pathfinder?

I've heard this on several questions including questions about ability scores, wizard spell books, and skill points. What exactly does this mean in regard to those things and in general? If someone ...
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Does concealment negate all precision damage?

I will start with the feat that leads me to believe that this might be the case. Shadow Strike: You can deal precision damage, such as sneak attack damage, against targets with concealment (but ...
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Does Pathfinder have a spell like Lesser Geas from 3.5?

I was wondering if there is an equivalent spell to Lesser Geas in Pathfinder, since I have not been able to find it. The purpose I need the spell for is binding. I just read a guide for binding that ...
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Creating magic items with random triggers (e.g. burst weapon)

I'd like to create set of Fascinating Daggers that will have a chance of casting Hypnotic Pattern or Hypnotism, something around once every 10 hits (I'd like it to tie it to the attack roll but not ...
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What happens if character creation says I gain and lose darkvision simultaneously?

The alternate racial trait Skilled removes my dark vision as a half-orc, but my bloodline arcana gives me darkvision. If I replaced my half-orc darvision with "Skilled", but also am an orc bloodline ...
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Can an Medium Enlarged PC pick up and wield a Large Weapon? [duplicate]

Scenario: A PC has become Large through means of Enlarge Person. All of the gear he carries has been Enlarged with him as per Enlarge Person spell. A Large Greatsword lies on the ground nearby and ...
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Which side starts first after initiating a Psychic Duel?

I have been thinking about giving psychic duels from Occult Adventures book a try for the flavor of it. Despite people suggesting "just use hold person if you want a save-or-die spell", I think ...
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Can a Magus use spellstrike with Path of war's maneuvers?

I would really like to know or will maneuvers conflict with the use of spellstrike? Pathfinder and path of war. My friends and I are planning a pathfinder game. I had intended to play a Magus and one ...
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Is it possible to swap charisma modifier to int or wis when binding outsiders as a wizard?

I want to build a demon-hunting wizard and just read through the rules for binding outsiders. Here I found: Once there, the outsider can pit its spell resistance as a check against the caster’s ...
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Is it allowed to buy ability scores lower than 7?

Looking at the ability score table I can go down to 7 and get 4 points into my pool, so let us say I have 15 points to spend and dropping strength to 7 I have 19 points according to my understanding. ...
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How does the abstraction of AC make sense when flat-footed?

I am looking for a rule-wise explanation of the logic as to why your deflection bonus (e.g. a shield) is counted in your flat-footed AC. From what I understand, being flat-footed means you didn't see ...
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Are splash weapons improvable with a fighter's Weapon Training?

I would assume that they are thrown weapons, but it does not appear that they are part of the thrown group. So does that mean that you cannot be weapon trained with splash weapons? I am specifically ...
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Where is it stated that you can gain spells as favored class option?

This question Human Favored Class: Sorcerer on here brought something up that I never heard before. After reading it I checked the SRD again and found nothing there. In essence it states that as ...
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Human Favored Class: Sorcerer

First of all, I think this favored class bonus is ridiculously powerful compared to any other options available. It dramatically reduces the drawback of choosing a sorcerer over a wizard. However, my ...
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Pathfinder Damage Dice Steps

I am building a Human Gunslinger character who uses the Racial Heritage feat to get access to the Goblin Gunslinger feat so he can use a large double hack-but without penalty. Problem is, the the ...
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How is a Magus' Spellstrike and Spell Combat affected by Silence?

This question was asked in another post that it was later edited out of. I'd like to re-post the RAW answer for future reference. The context was high-level melee combat where the the PC was going to ...
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How can I make a high level magus fail a will save?

We are playing an epic level campaign in which all PCs and most NPCs are 20th level. This has been really fun but I am quickly finding that it is very hard to get an advantage over some of the people ...
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Does Metamagic Furious Spell affect Transformation too?

New to the game. Learning new things every run through. I currently just went through all of the metamagic feats to find what is best suited for my orc bloodline sorcerer. Long term plan is to use ...
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What Are the Effects of a Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone?

This item has the following description: This stone grants the wearer the ability to regenerate 1 point of damage per 10 minutes. Regeneration works like a ring of regeneration. It only cures ...
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What are ability scores used for in Dungeons and Dragons?

In Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition, a character's ability score is never rarely used. We only use it at character creation, to calculate the ability modifier. So, why bother having BOTH the ability ...
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Can a red dragon be boiled to death?

Red dragons have immunity to fire. They take no damage from fire, lava, or anything like that. But in both Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and Pathfinder Boiling water deals 1d6 points of scalding ...
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Do spells that use splash weapon mechanics benefit from feats or features that affect splash weapons specifically?

Talking about some wizard spells in Pathfinder such as Brimstone and Amber Globes that are considered splash weapons according to their descriptions. Then, I'm wondering if they also benefit from ...
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How to build an Elf Warpriest in Pathfinder?

Our DM wants to start a new campaign in Eberron. Now I want to build an Elf Warpriest since all the Asian weapons are up (only for Elves). Do you have an idea which feats I could pick up for ...
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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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What job in a party does a magus have?

Usually the main job (with main job I mean core purpose of the class) of a class is quite clear to me. A fighter damage, a wizard magic, cleric healing. This is superficial I know (and there are heaps ...
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Best suited PrC? [closed]

I'm creating a Direlock and am thinking of going for a PrC, Could someone tell me some suggestions that would be best suited to a Direlock? I'm thinking of doing Shadowdancer, but I'd like others ...
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What does +4 resistance vs. evil mean?

I've been looking into angels today, the solar specifically, and they get a lot of vs. evil bonuses that have me confused. What exactly does evil resistance mean? I think it means that they get the ...
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Why take Linguistics if you can cast Comprehend Languages?

Given the nature of the spell Comprehend Languages in Pathfinder, is there any particular advantage to taking Linguistics for a character who can cast it? Especially given the chance of severe (or ...
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In PCGen where is the Halfling racial trait “helpful”?

I'm trying to build a character but the first major cornerstone of the build is the "Helpful" racial trait for halflings that seems to be missing. I did some google searches, the trait doesn't seem ...
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Alternative Crafting

I'm using the Alternative Crafting rules for a game that I'm in as an Alchemist. This introduces a number of uncertainties with regards to things that affect crafting speed. Skill Unlocks 5 Ranks:...
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Isn't wielding inappropriately large weapons pretty powerful?

Inappropriately Sized Weapons: A creature can't make optimum use of a weapon that isn't properly sized for it. A cumulative –2 penalty applies on attack rolls for each size category of difference ...
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How does ability damage interact with energy resistance?

The spell Polar Midnight is a spell with the cold descriptor which also deals dexterity damage. Does Cold Resistance reduce the amount of dexterity damage taken from the spell?
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How will Touch of Slime react if it encounters Acid Resistance

I have a creature with acid resistance 5 and make a successful touch attack with Touch of Slime. What is happening? The description to the spell does not mention acid. They just talk about green ...
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Do natural attacks and monks unarmed damage stack?

Normally beings without claws do very low damage and the monks unarmed damage increases this. Now the question is though what if the character in question comes from a species that has bite or claw ...
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What is the CR of an animal companion?

The Celestial Servant feat allows a Pathfinder aasimar character to grant their animal companion the Celestial template. Among the benefits of this template is that the templated creature gains spell ...
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Building a non-standard based Animal Companion

I'm trying to create an animal companion (first time ever!) in Pathfinder. The GM has said I can have a hedgehog at level 4, even though it's not on the standard list. My problem is that I can't ...
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Optimizing Riddick Build

For my new party I started playing this character build. But now at level 2 having the knowledge that everybody else is playing a powerplay character I would like to know if anyone has ideas getting ...
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Did it change that demons,… could be killed only on their natural plane?

Back in the days there was the novel series resolving around Cadderly the priest. In there it was stated that demons killed on the physical plane just come back after a hundred years. I'm pretty sure ...
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What happens to a weapon affected by enlarge person when dropped but attached with a weapon cord?

Suppose your character has their weapon out (bow/sword/doesn't matter) and has a weapon cord attached. You are then enlarged/reduced in size. You are somehow disarmed of the weapon. Since the weapon ...
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Would a size-changing weapon property be equivalent to a +1?

I am playing a character who will be undergoing size changes on a regular basis. I am interested in an effect which will make my primary weapon (in this case a bow) always be the correct size that I ...
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How does raise dead affect a level 2 character?

One of the characters at our table died last night and we have the resources to raise him. The strange thing though is that by the reading of Raise Dead, he would come back, gain two permanent ...
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Spell Combat and Halfling Sling Staff/Thrown Weapons

My question is pretty straightforward. The Magus ability spellstrike reads: To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), ...
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What are appropriate narrative pauses/climaxes for levelling in the Shackled City adventure path?

I'm helping my DM with the preparation side of running Shackled City (well, converting it to Pathfinder for first time players and an underwater setting) and he's recently mentioned he doesn't want to ...
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What's the hardness of a humanoid's skin?

So as there are many things within the world that have a hardness, such as wood, steel and so on. What would the hardness of skin be? Bone is already given with the subject of special materials. ...