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

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What's the APL for 3 level one characters?

When determining the average party level, it says to add 1 if the party has six or more players and subtract 1 if there's 3 or less. The party as of this Saturday is going to be 3 level 1 characters ...
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Moving within a threatened area causing AoO

When I started playing DnD, we treated leaving a threatened square as actually leaving the entire threat range. So moving from one threatened square to another on the same creature was never a ...
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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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Druid Archetypes & Domains?

So, I haven't played Pathfinder for an extremely prolonged amount of time, and I'm building a Druid character (I've never built one before, so excuse me if this is question with an obvious answer.) ...
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Does Tenebrous Spell improve shadow spells?

Tenebrous Spell grants a +1 bonus to DC when casting a spell in darkness or dim light conditions. Then it goes on to say (emphasis mine) A tenebrous spell uses up a spell Slot one level higher ...
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Let's Optimize Poisons

In relation to This Question, I want to continue on the poison train of thought. Many D&D games have absolutely horrible poisons and rules to the effect that around level 11 poisoning is almost ...
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What advantages does conceal weapon give?

I'm playing a backstabbing halfling rogue and I keep seeing Deft Palm, conceal weapon, Hide Blade, Underhanded etc. But I can't really see what benefits this gives besides hiding a blade from ...
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Can a 3 foot gnome disguise as an orc?

In my campaign, I have an enemy that is a short little 3 foot gnome rogue. The gnome is level 20 and their disguise skill is 23. With the Master of Disguise skill, that would increase to 33. Would ...
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How do I find spells and magic items that match my character design goals?

For Pathfinder, d20pfsrd.com offers an advanced spell search for a plethora of rulebook sources. Sometimes, however, it's very difficult to find spells that match my search criteria closely enough. ...
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When are the daily uses of a magic item recharged?

Many magic items in Pathfinder give the user some benefit a number of times per day or for a number of rounds per day. To pick a random example, the Boots of Teleportation state Any character ...
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Can transformation or polymorph affect my alignment?

The alignment of my character is Lawful Neutral Sorcerer, with the spell Form of the Dragon. This spell allows you to transform into either a metallic or chromatic dragon. A metallic dragon's ...
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Can I voluntarily end a spell effect early?

If I cast web during combat, and it survives the encounter, can I dismiss the spell's effect voluntarily or do I need to dispell it?
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How does leveling up a spellcaster after a prestige class that advanced spell casting ability work?

I am playing Pathfinder and interested in taking the Dragon Disciple (DD) prestige class for my Sorcerer (with a draconic bloodline). I understand that as the DD levels up the spell casting abilities ...
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How do Two-Weapon feats apply to ranged weapons?

I was looking over the weapons lists and found the Hand Crossbow among the options. Thinking of the possibilities, I looked over the Two-Weapon fighting feats and a number of them sounded like they ...
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Can I make a continuous, togglable, deactivatable belt of enlarge/reduce person?

If you are using a magic item, say a belt of enlarge person, is it possible to deactivate it without taking it off or using dispel magic? The only kind of ruling that seems to come close is for ...
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Switching from dead characters mid-game [closed]

As a GM, how do I wrap game-caused character switching into the story? Suppose I had to murder one of the PCs for great ju... didactic purposes. For example, my players refuse to understand the idea ...
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Optimize dwarven barbarian/battlerager wanna-be

So, in an upcoming campaign I wanted to play a dwarven battlerager. This was a prestige class from 3.5, however we are playing pathfinder. I am not a fan of converting the prestige class and am not a ...
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Why are there damage differences with these breath weapons?

In the group I am playing with, my character is a level 20 Sorcerer with the Draconic Bloodline. Through this Bloodline, I obtain a special attack of Breath Weapon and automatic spell of Form of the ...
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Does a creature with swallow whole retain damage reduction inside?

When a creature is swallowed whole in Pathfinder, it can attempt to attack the swallowing creature from the inside to cut its way out with a light or natural weapon. The armor class is 10+1/2 nat ...
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What is a good way to introduce new players to Pathfinder without making things too linear? [closed]

I wanted to create a dungeon to get a new group of players together and teach them pathfinder, but I felt I wanted something more than 'go to the goblin cave and get the macguffin' for this first ...
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What action ends the spell 'Invisibility' in terms of how indirect it must be?

This concerns the spell Invisibility in Pathfinder and what causes it to end. The relevant text for reference: The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an ...
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Can you “Step Up” 15 feet if you have Jaunt Boots?

The Step Up feat says: Benefit: Whenever an adjacent foe attempts to take a 5-foot step away from you, you may also make a 5-foot step as an immediate action so long as you end up adjacent to ...
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Does Concentrate Poison Stack?

As the title suggests: Does Concentrate Poison Stack with itself? This is one of those weird questions that I honestly would have expected to have been asked somewhere, especially here, but I haven't ...
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Where are all of the wizard colleges in Golarion?

I am planning on creating a wizard character for the Wrath of the Righteous campaign but haven't been able to find any information on where exactly someone would go in the world to study being a ...
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On Roll20, is it possible to fill in character sheets without being in a game?

I played Pathfinder on Roll20 last night for the first time and everyone had to wait for me to make a character. I was unfamiliar with the character sheets and with Pathfinder so it took a while. The ...
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How do I tell if a Homebrew Race is balanced properly?

I recently created a homebrewed pair of related races based on Steven Universe (a Gem and Half-Gem race), but I could not tell how properly balanced they were. According to The Race builder they ...
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Storied ways to boost a character's ability scores (Pathfinder) [closed]

So this is my first time acting as a GM for a campaign (taking over for a friend). Improperly built characters at the start of their campaign has lead to 2/5 character having very high stats. Because ...
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How does Pathfinder Dire Crocodile death roll work?

The perfect opportunity arose for my players to encounter a dire crocodile, but as I have been preparing for the encounter, I have been a bit confused as to how to interpret the death roll rules. The ...
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What is the source of the “Versatile Channeler” feat?

I'm building my first pathfinder game and am a Cleric under a neutral diety. I was looking at feats and found the "Versatile Channeller" feat but I can't find it anywhere in the player's guide. Is it ...
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From how far can a verbal spell component be heard?

So my character (a level 10 human enchanter wizard) was tasked with infiltrating the home of a mysterious elf to steal a maguffin. The elf employs around 10 guards on varying shifts, a house steward, ...
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What are the ways for a Wizard to get cure spells?

Inspired by this question; I was intrigued to know ways at any level that a Wizard could cast cure spells, without using Use Magic Device. Solutions should not use multiclassing and only use official ...
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Can a tiefling use its darkness ability on itself?

Is it technically possible for a tiefling to use its darkness to affect a large object such as himself? If yes, could this be treated as a stealth bonus in the dark? My level 7 tiefling Dex-based ...
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What would be the gold cost of a feat?

Imagine a player wanting a training in leadership by some charismatic nobleman. I am the GM and I agree with that, but I have no idea as to the time spent and the monetary compensation it would take. ...
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Does a Draconic Bloodrager's claw damage increase stack with Bestial Aspect?

Does a bloodrager's claw attack damage increase stack with the bonus granted by the Rageshaper archetype's Bestial Aspect? Draconic bloodline claws: At 1st level, you grow claws. These claws are ...
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Is there a way for a wizard to gain cure spells on his spell list at first level?

Aside from the Samsaran Mystic Past Life racial trait is there any way for a first level wizard to gain cure spells as spells known at first level?
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Can skill ranks be spent at level 1?

Can a character put skill ranks into skills at level 1? I am brand new to Pathfinder and don't know if that's allowed. All the information I get is from Masterwork Tools, which was very vague on the ...
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Help with Cavalier/mount special abilities

I'm building a Cavalier in Pathfinder, and under the "mount" section in the APG it talks about the mount dying, then says, "New mount does not gain the link, evasion, devotion, or improved evasion ...
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What's the bonus damage for an alchemist/underground chemist's bombs?

If an alchemist takes 2 levels of rogue with the archetype underground chemist, does the archetype's special ability chemical weapons allow the rogue/alchemist to add his Intelligence modifier twice ...
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Does Gaining a Second Natural Attack Decrease My Primary Attack Damage?

I have a Ogre Spider that gained the Slam attack thanks to a template. The Ogre Spider has only one natural attack by default, but what I wonder is whether the Bite loses the 1½ Strength mod ...
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Do mindless creatures get feats?

Do creatures that have no Intelligence Score ("Int —" in the stat block) gain Feats? I'm creating some monsters but I failed to find the answer for this question.
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As an inexperienced GM, how can I avoid killing PCs my first time GMing in Pathfinder Society?

While I have experience DM'ing 3.5e, I have far less experience in pathfinder and have not yet GM'd a PFS game. I'm currently preparing to run the Rise of the Runelord's first module (Thistletop) ...
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Power of Giants Orc bloodline (Sp) - Why doesn't it go to form II?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At level 15, you get a free "Giant Form I" spell: Power of Giants (Sp): At 15th level, you may grow to Large size as a standard action. At ...
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What are the upsides to having the spell-like ability version of a spell?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At the final level, you get this: Warlord Reborn (Su): At 20th level, you become a true orc warlord of legend. You gain immunity to fire and ...
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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 ...
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Does Charge the Magi grant you a standard attack as well?

My Pathfinder Magus just took Charge of the Magi which looks like a fun time. It says (emphasis mine): The magus can spend 1 point from her arcane pool as a swift action when charging, so she can ...
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Does an antimagic field also suppress the effects of supernatural abilities like change shape and invisibility (su)?

I already know the antimagic field suppresses the usage of the supernatural abilities, but i want to know what happens to some effects like an alternate form when using change shape or supernatural ...
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Whats the highest possible Charisma score a character can acquire in Pathfinder?

Whats the highest possible Charisma score you can end up with in Pathfinder, assuming that you have an equivalent wealth level of a level 20 character?
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Frostbite and DR

Frostbite Your melee touch attack deals 1d6 points of nonlethal cold damage + 1 point per level, and the target is fatigued. The fatigued condition ends when the target recovers from the nonlethal ...
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What are the primary differences between a Wizard and a Magus?

I'm getting set to get back into DMing for the first time in a couple years. One of the people I have interested in participating in my game wants to be a Magus for a class. Back when I DMed, I never ...
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Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?

The Enforcer feat activates "Whenever you deal nonlethal damage with a melee weapon". If a magus delivers Frostbite through a weapon with their Spellstrike, will it proc the Enforcer feat?