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

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How can you maintain breathable air in a sealed location long term?

Wizard Bob has created himself a mighty tower, but being a reclusive, paranoid crazy sort of Wizard he'd like to create it entirely sealed to stop anything getting in that he doesn't want inside. The ...
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Detecting a Held Charge Touch Attack

Touch spells have the ability to Hold the Charge. Meaning that they can be cast ahead of time and then held onto for use whenever after without the need to speak the verbal components again or make ...
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Can Chord of Shards be cast any time, or only during a performance?

Do you already have to be in a bardic performance to cast Chord of Shards, effectively taking two rounds to cast, or could you freely cast it as a standard action whenever?
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How can I contribute as a wizard at low levels?

I hear that full casters are considered the best in pathfinder, but a lot of campaigns that I seem to play in never make it past level 5 or 6. I'd like to play wizard, but right as I'm about to become ...
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Is using a wand for healing viable for level 1 party?

Could a party consisting of level 1 players use a wand of cure light wounds to make up for not having a cleric/healer? The Use Magic Device skill has DC 20 for using wands, level 1 characters ...
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Strangling Hair acting “independently of your own actions”

The Wizard spell Strangling Hair has the listed duration "concentration, up to 1 round/level", but later on in the spell it states that "your hair continues to attack that target independently of your ...
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Can a Solid Note be shaped like a manacle?

Can I cast Solid Note to make a whole note? In common western music notation, a whole note is an empty circle. The way I imagine it, the magical version would be a ring, kind of like the rings on a ...
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How to be effective as a Healing Cleric

Some times things are just too much of a fun/stupid combo idea not to try your darnedest not to work out. What is the best way to make a Cleric that literally only does healing/buffing? Is this even ...
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When does the spell Break work

This is referring to the spell Break which seems to be a very powerful spells as it's the one way to undermine armour bonus by halving it and then eliminating it. The spell description: You can ...
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Can an Antipaladin combine Touch of Corruption and a held touch spell?

In pathfinder, can an antipaladin deliver a held touch spell (e.g. inflict moderate wounds) and touch of corruption at the same time? I have quoted items that I feel are relevant. From the Player'...
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What is the procedure for retrieving a flask of oil from a backpack, throwing it, lighting a torch, and then lighting the puddle?

I'm new to Pathfinder and GMing (just have the Beginner Box), and have a couple of questions regarding the following scenario: a PC wanting to throw a flask of oil on the ground at a particular square ...
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Can I sneak attack someone with Uncanny Dodge, without my own Uncanny Dodge?

I have a level 8 Swashbuckler//Guild Agent Rogue. The Guild Agent archetype made me give up Uncanny Dodge. Is there a way I can do sneak attack damage to someone with Uncanny Dodge? Or is it still ...
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Can every PC in the party make a perception check?

If four PCs enter a room, can they all do perception checks in a row to improve their odds of detecting stuff?
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Can you stack legendary proportions and giants form 2?

I just did a lot of research for a different but related question and while doing so discovered something which I would like confirmed. We are all familiar with how enlarge person works, and how it ...
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How do I make the Pathfinder Trait 'Heirloom Weapon' function in PCGen?

I'm working on a character for an upcoming campaign, and it's looking like I'll probably be taking the Heirloom Weapon trait. I'm trying to get the character put together in PCGen, but I'm having ...
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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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Does the -4 to disarm still apply if you have Improved Unarmed Strike?

I was reading the combat maneuvers section and was reading the disarm part. You can attempt to disarm your opponent in place of a melee attack. If you do not have the Improved Disarm feat, or a ...
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How to be permanently scentless?

I really like the effect that deodorizing agent provides and have been wondering how to get it as a permanent effect. Coating a creature in a vial of this milky, odorless substance takes 1 minute ...
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Can I mix ranged and melee attacks in a Full Attack?

I am playing a Zen Archer Monk. I have a question about using my full attack. A monks unarmed strike is defined as At 1st level, a monk gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. A monk's ...
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Is there an Ability Modifier equation?

Is there an equation to determine the Ability Modifier? I'm not talking about the chart that lists 1 = −5 2-3 = −4 4-5 = −3 6-7 = −2 etc. I mean a legit equation that, if I somehow misplaced this ...
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Can you use a swift action during a full round action?

Are you allowed to use a swift action in the middle of a full round action like full attack? The only movement you can take during a full attack is a 5-foot step. You may take the step before, ...
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Are XP award for one large encounter vs. lots of smaller encounters different?

Suppose my five level-2 player characters (PCs) face 10 CR2 challenges/encounters in a given Pathfinder session. To be concrete, let's assume these encounters are monsters that are each worth 500 XP. ...
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What would be the generic terms for anthropomorphic personifications of chaos, law and neutrality?

According to the SRD 3.x and its derivatives the generic term for anthropomorphic personifications of good and evil are celestial and fiend, respectively. For example, angels and archons are both ...
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Can a Damphir Antipaladin use Touch of Corruption with a Swift Action?

It is known Paladins can heal themselves with a Swift Action: Lay On Hands (Su) Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch. Each day she can use ...
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How does the weapon cord work?

When I first came across a weapon cord, I loved the idea of them and their ability to help prevent me from losing a weapon. Ever since then I have been attaching them to any weapon which I solely use. ...
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Enlarge person and mythic [closed]

Why does mythic enlarge person have a maximum size of huge when enlarge person has no such restriction? I assume its to prevent shenanigans about becoming too big, but then why doesn't enlarge person ...
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How would a large character use stealth?

Being that a large creature is larger than most things on the battlefield (and even in normal circumstances), how can one reasonably say that they were unable to see it? Even if it moves quietly, its ...
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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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Can a Wizard prepare spells while sick?

Normally I would think this is a no-brainer. However, on page 218 under "Preparation Environment" it states that if you might fail a saving throw it would prevent the necessary concentration to ...
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Speaking in combat as character vs. Discussing tactics

Just got the beginner box, and I'm doing the gm part. PC's can as a free action 'speak to other characters' does this mean that during combat the players should not be discussing tactics or helping ...
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Do the effects of Burdenless armor and Heavyload Belt stack?

Both of them say they increase the carrying capacity of the character: 300% for the Heavyload Belt and Burdenless by 50%. I have a feeling they won't stack due to both using percentages, but there is ...
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Is there an equivalent in the World of Darkness to Pathfinder's 'Aid Another' action?

Pathfinder has the Aid Another action. It allows non-combat-oriented characters to provide a small bonus to others in their party if they succeed in a very easy attack. Does the New World of ...
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How can I maximize damage for a TWF Ranger//Warpriest gestalt? [closed]

I've been contemplating a TWF Warpriest//Ranger. Any build advice for maximizing damage? Paizo only, 30 point buy, level 8. I want to use kukris for my sacred weapon. My GM is willing to be loose on ...
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How much weight can one reasonably carry/drag? [closed]

I have a player that has a base strength score of 20, a belt of giant strength +6, and muleback cords (+8 strength for purposes of carrying). In theory, this medium sized character has loads as ...
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How can I one-shot a vampire?

I need to one shot a Vampire for story reasons, so I'm looking for an effective method. Would managing to drive a wooden stake through a non-helpless vampire's heart work? (The plan is to have a ...
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How much weight can a backpack carry?

I have been working on my character spreadsheet for carrying capacity and what they are carrying. I keep encountering little issues with this. Such as a backpack This leather knapsack has one ...
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Does grease reflex check fail reveal invisible target?

Is an invisible creature that has fallen into grease still invisible? A wizard cast vanish on himself. The next round, a skald cast grease under his feet, and the wizard failed his Reflex save and ...
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What would be a logical organization of monster taxonomy? [closed]

One of the more idiosyncratic subsystems within 3.x are creature types. Types were originally devised to make combat more diverse than it was in 2e, as types would determine combat statistics ...
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Where is chart for baseline physical ability scores by size?

I know the question I am asking is akin to flogging a dead horse, yes the question is about size changing and if there is a chart for ability scores based on size. Yes I know there are questions which ...
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Do Two-handed Maces exist?

I was looking foward into creating a NPC which uses a two-handed mace but I couldn't find a good weapon fot it in Pathfinder. It should be a Greatmace or something similar. A weapon that looks like ...
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Does the cleric get their holy weapon for free?

Does the Cleric get their gods favoured weapon for free, or do they have to buy it when creating the character just like everyone else?
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Use-activated magic items and determining their action cost

I was reading the rules for Using Magic Items and there is a part which just isnt clear to me in how it works. 2nd last paragraph, just before size and magic items: Unless stated otherwise, ...
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How to optimize initiative?

I want to make initiative the highest possible for a level 1 character in Pathfinder. Here's what I got: +5 DEX 20 (18 plus race) +4 Improved Initiative (feat) +4 Familiar (compy or scorpion) +2 ...
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Where are costs for weapons listed in the Beginner Box?

Just got the box and are we are making characters and have gotten to equipment, the weapons have no costs in the book (unlike equipment and armor). Does that mean the character should just pick their ...
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Magic Item Creation and round usages rules instead of duration

How does one go about creating a magic item with a usage of rounds per day like boots of speed? I havent been able to locate any magic item creation rules which talks about this, but it makes me ...
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pathfinder perception stacking

A rogue elf gets a +2 to perception in the misc box for his racial ability. A rogue has perception as a class skill, if she puts 1 skill point in it at level 1, she should get +3 in the misc box? do ...
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Does the prehensile hair hex raise your carrying load for the purposes of the flight spell?

One of players is a Witch with the prehensile hair hex, and during a recent session she used the flight spell in conjunction with this hex to rescue the party from a flash flood in a deep ravine. When ...
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What is the logic behind the interactions of positive and negative energy? [closed]

Positive and negative energy have a rather idiosyncratic relationship. While ostensibly opposites, creatures and spells that make use of these energies interact in ways that do not seem to follow a ...
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Does Crafter's Fortune negate Pugwampi Unluck?

The Pugwampi's Unluck Aura reads: A pugwampi radiates an aura of unluck to a radius of 20 feet. Any creature in this area must roll two d20s whenever a situation calls for a d20 roll (such as an ...
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How do a gremlin's unluck aura and Perfect Strike interact?

The benefit of the feat Perfect Strike says You can roll your attack roll twice and take the higher result. If one of these rolls is a critical threat, the other roll is used as your confirmation ...