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

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Can half-elves multiclass at 1st level?

Half-elves get a trait called "multitalented." The rules describe it briefly: Half-elves choose two favored classes at first level and gain +1 hit point or +1 skill point whenever they take a level in ...
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Does Glitter Dust become invisible if you cast Invisibility afterwards?

If you are affected by glitter dust and then decide to become invisible, shouldn't the glitter dust become invisible and no longer outline the creature? The source of light still exists, and the light ...
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What does the “+½ hit point” favored class bonus mean?

I want to blame this on lack of sleep, but this is just making no sense to me. I'm building a level 10 halfling paladin. It's to replace a PC whose player had to leave for a bit for work, and didn't ...
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How can I improve the AC of my goliath warblade?

I'm playing a campaign in the Eberron setting with some friends. Currently I have a Goliath warblade Level 3 and although I have plenty of HP, my AC is pretty low right now. I'm looking for tips to ...
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What is the damage for a 5 pound stone from telekinetic volley?

How much damage would a 5 pound stone deal when used with telekinetic volley?
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Some in depth questions about the working of chill touch

Ive been reading the spell chill touch and I have some questions about it. So it grants me as many attacks as I have caster levels (or character levels?) for the spell. Targets creature or ...
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Balancing undead encounters against large party with a cleric

I'm a new DM (and a relatively new player as well) and I'm leading a pretty large (6 players) group of newbies. We've done a few demos and whatnot just to show them the basics of combat, but now we're ...
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Skill Ranks, I need more

Is there a way I can put more skill ranks into intimidate than my level would normally allow? I seek to have +3 into intimidate at level 1 so I can immediately grab Boar Style.
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What are the Limits to rearing Wild Animals?

I am about to start a Pathfinder campaign as a Gnome Cavalier and just discovered the wonders of Handle Animal. More specifically, the ability to raise wild animals as domestic pets and war beasts. I ...
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What is this player planning? [closed]

I'm running a Pathfinder game for a few friends (using core + UM + UC + APG). Last session the party thief said that he was planning on buying a called anchoring adamantium axe. What I want to know is ...
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The missing link in Pathfinder boats

What are the seaworthy boats available for a party of 4-6 in Pathfinder, without hiring additional crew? I put some stats together to model the viking knarr Skuldelev 3, averaging the longship and ...
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Do you get all the natural attacks of a form when using Beast Shape?

When casting the Beast Shape spell (or II or III), NOT wild shape, do you get all of the chosen forms natural attacks? Do you get access to special attacks that are based on that forms anatomy? I'm ...
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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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Why are constructs so hard to build?

Golems and other constructs have a long history in Dungeons & Dragons and its spinoffs, but, almost invariably, it's extremely difficult for PCs to create them, and they often have varying ...
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Abuse: Is it fair if it's in-game?

I play a half-orc barbarian, while everyone else in our group is dwarven or elven. So in a town heavily-populated by dwarves, my character received a fair share of abuse, which is to be expected. ...
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What are the correct cost mathematics for “Animate Object”?

I have a character (alchemist with Promethean Disciple) who has the Craft Construct feat. I would like to make some Animated Objects. The page on the SRD gives me a formula for the cost on the ...
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How can I convert the Pathfinder construct crafting rules for my D&D 5E game? [closed]

I want to adapt the Pathfinder rules for crafting constructs to D&D 5e. (I'm a player and a DM.) I'm looking specifically at their iron cobras, shield guardian design, and extra golem variants, in ...
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Do you fall through the floor when you cast Prismatic Sphere?

Prismatic Sphere functions in Pathfinder like Prismatic Wall. Underneath Prismatic Wall it states that the 7th (violet) layer of the sphere/wall has the following effect: "Energy field destroys all ...
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How many Elves/Dwarves/Humans can get through an Emergency Teleportation Circle in a single round?

We seem to really wanna discuss this here, but that's not really the place for it. So: In a city with a mixed elven, dwarven, and human population (and some half-elves, if that's relevant), what is ...
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How do I handle a group that does not understand the 'assumption rule'?

1st rule of D&D (as of 3rd edition/pathfinder): The GM is the final arbiter on all rules. I understand this, completely, and do not disagree. That said, I'm having trouble with a group that ...
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How many times can a Teleport Circle be activated without a Permanency spell?

I know that the Pathfinder version of this spell can be made permanent and lasts 10 minutes per level, but how many times can it be activated before rendered inert? For instance, if a high level ...
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Does Following Step provoke attacks of opportunity?

Suppose a fighter with the Step Up and Following Step feats is standing next to an ogre with ten-foot reach. On its turn, the ogre takes a 5-foot step away from the fighter. The fighter can now use ...
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Can I use Vampiric Touch on myself?

The Spell Vampiric Touch states: Your touch deals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 10d6). You gain temporary hit points equal to the damage you deal. You can't gain more ...
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Can Touch of Destiny (Sp) be self cast? [duplicate]

The Sorcerer's Destined Bloodline gave at level 1 the Touch of Destiny ability. Touch of Destiny (Sp): At 1st level, you can touch a creature as a standard action, giving it an insight bonus on ...
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Can a creature in a maze spell do anything besides try to escape?

I have been looking over a lot of different Pathfinder spells to see how I could use them cleverly and found the spell maze, which banishes a target for 10 minutes. Can a creature (like the spell's ...
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Channel Spell (su) and Scorching Ray

When talking with my players (we all play Pathfinder, but use some classes of 3.5), one of them plays with a spellsword and we're confused about channel spell: Channel Spell(su) At 4th level, a ...
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What's the likely law enforcement response to my PCs in Nidal?

This question is fairly specific to the shadow-haunted, torture-porn, evil Cenobite god worshiping country of Nidal in Paizo's world of Golarion, but could also apply to other "lawful evil nations" ...
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Psychic Warrior Meditant Level Count as Monk Levels?

"The meditant gains the Improved Unarmed Strike feat as a bonus feat, and may count his meditant levels as monk levels for purposes of effects and prerequisites." This piece of text is supposedly an ...
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Can a magus using spell combat use improved two weapon fighting with it?

Im working on a new character and have been reading up on some of the classes. I was reading the magus class and their spell combat ability. At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield ...
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Continuing after an interrupted charge

Assume the following positions [with A being char 1 (with a non-reach weapon) and B being char 2 with a reach weapon and X being empty squares]: A X1 X2 B It's A's turn, he charges (which he can ...
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What does Harrow Bloodline give me?

I was looking through the bloodlines available to sorcerers in Pathfinder and found the Harrow (Tarrot) bloodline. It's effects sound cool but Invoke the Harrow's ... +4 enhancement bonus to the ...
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Eidolon alignment and how it acts under unchained summoner influence

My player has a chaotic neutral unchained summoner and his eidolon is chaotic evil. His eidolon has not been fully acting out his alignment and Im wondering how this should be addressed. Yes the ...
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Large adjacent creature and a reach weapon, can you attack?

When you are medium, have a reach weapon, and are adjacent to a large creature, are you allowed to make an attack on the parts of the creature that are further away?
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If an Umbral Blot came up against a black Hole, what would win?

Thanks to DM logic, the characters in our epic-level campagin started layering spell over spell until we ended up creating a black hole. Don't ask how. These things tend to happen in our campaign. As ...
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Are combat maneuvers allowed with unarmed strike?

Can a character without natural attacks or improved unarmed strike use their unarmed strike to make a combat maneuver?
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How do larger critical threat ranges work?

When a weapon has a greater critical range than a natural 20, how do the additional critical numbers work? A natural 20 is always a hit (not counting things like concealment). Does the additional ...
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Can I be Wile E. Coyote, covering my tracks in bear traps?

I play a fighter who has the feat Quick Draw. After making the Str check to set a bear trap, there's no limit to the length of time the bear trap remains set. Dropping an item is a free action. Could ...
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Can clerics' Combat Feats be used with summoned Spiritual Weapons?

While looking at Pathfinder's Blibdoolboolp and the stats given to her clerics (for giggles), I noticed that her Holy Weapon was a Pincer Staff (which has grapple). So I'm wondering, are a clerics ...
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How sticky is Stick Together?

In Pathfinder, I have been looking through the vastly under appreciated Cavalier class and its Tactician abilities (causing any ally within 30 feet to adopt their selected Teamwork feat). One of the ...
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UnBEARable trap monk

While I was playing with different possible NPC bosses in Pathfinder, I came across the Monk and his humble "Throw Anything". So I am wondering, if a Monk has "Craft Trap" and makes a butt-load of ...
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Can the Hydraulic Push Spell be used in conjunction with Ranged Spellstrike?

Right now im creating a character for a pathfinder game. Suffice to say its a magus with the Eldritch Archer Archetype, which replaces normal Spellstrike with a ranged version: At 2nd level, ...
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What is the dispel CL of a crafted Pearl of Power?

I asked something similar and didn't get the clarity I was seeking, so I will be more concise. If I craft a 1st level Pearl of Power at CL 1, and it gets hit with a targeted Dispel Magic, what is it's ...
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Alternatives to death in a character and narrative-driven campaign?

I'm currently running a Pathfinder game where the characters make the decisions and shape the plot. However, I'm worried about what will happen if one of the characters dies, simply because the ...
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Does Damage Reduction Stack In Pathfinder?

I have not been able to find it stated explicitly anywhere but does damage reduction from different sources stack? For example I have a Lycanthropic character who has dr10/silver and I was looking at ...
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Order of effects for Swashbuckler's Panache and Butterfly's Sting

I am looking at building a Swashbuckler, and I had the idea of using Butterfly's Sting to pass my critical hits to an ally, after regaining a point of Panache. I have done some Google'ing and there ...
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Incorporating Burning Wheel style beliefs into a Pathfinder campaign

I've lately been having some troubles with players feeling somewhat directionless in my long-running Pathfinder campaign (and have received some excellent advice from rpg.SE on that front). When ...
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Is the HP in a Pathfinder monster stat-block the average HP or a base HP?

I'm a new GM and after running a session where two named NPCs were defeated before even having a turn I started to question if I was doing something wrong. One of my players (who GMs as well) asked ...
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Does a Psychic Caster still have to point to cast Mage Hand?

Psychic Magic says that Psychic Casters (from Occult Adventures) use emotional and thought components rather than verbal and somatic components: Instead of verbal and somatic components, all ...
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Does uncanny dodge prevent ranged sneak attacks?

I have a Pathfinder ranged rogue build and I was looking up some some rules on sneak attack. The way I read it, it would seem that it's almost impossible to sneak attack anybody that has with uncanny ...
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What do you and do you not inherit from your new form when using Wild Shape / Beast Shape?

Changing shape using Wild Shape appears quite daunting when first looking it over. I was wondering if there was a clear, step-by-step, process of working out what you do and do not gain from changing ...