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

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Multiplying and dividing

Rules for "multiplication" in D&D and Pathfinder are unusual. Every time you multiply a value by X, you add X-1 times the total to the value. So if you double A, you get A+A(2-1) = 2A as expected....
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How do swift alchemy, toxicologist and Master Alchemist interact?

The alchemist archetype eldritch poisoner gets the class feature toxicology, which halves the time it takes to create poisons. I'm assuming this stacks with the alchemist's class feature swift alchemy ...
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Should every high-level druid have a treant bodyguard?

The spell liveoak has this description: This spell turns an oak tree into a protector or guardian. The spell can only be cast on a single tree at a time; while liveoak is in effect, you can't cast ...
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How can a Castle generate gold to help adventurers in Pathfinder? [on hold]

Through some randomness and a deck of many things, I have acquired a small castle. I am very new to pathfinder/D&D as is the rest of my group. The group overall is starved for gold, me ...
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Does Technomancer gain a spell caster level at level one or can you only reach level 19 as a caster with technomancy?

The rules say +1 on all levels but first. I was wondering if the first level just doesn't give you it or if the class itself is a caster class.
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Where are the one-handed grappling rules?

The feat Grabbing Style says it's possible to grapple with one hand (at −4 without the feat). The feat Grabbing Master says it's possible to grapple two different foes (and maybe more if the grappler ...
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Having Grab with constrict, VS without constrict, clarify the automatic damage from maintaining grapples

The Question: Does the Tiger automatically deal its bite damage, even when it is moving or pinning the target? That's what it says it gets. It "does not constrict" and so it gets to deal automatic ...
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Would the non-leathal damage from Aqueous Orb bypass DR?

So it came up recently that my group was fighting creatures with DR, (silver, for what it matters), and we assumed that aqueous orb, while it would still contain them, wouldn't bypass their DR. I got ...
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When does Fighting Defensively activate?

Let's say that I'm about to fight some monster. We both roll Initiative, and the monster wins. It can reach me and hit me on its turn. Can I declare that I'm Fighting Defensively right away (and incur ...
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Can you select the Eidolon evolution Claws when it would put you over Max Attacks?

If the Eidolon is one below Max Attacks, can you select Claws? Description for Max Attacks: This indicates the maximum number of natural attacks that the eidolon is allowed to possess at the ...
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Slave Taker and non-lethal sneak attacks

The slave taker trait is as follows: Slave Taker Source: Pirates of the Inner Sea pg. 9 (Amazon) Category: Region Requirement(s): Okeno You specialize in disabling foes without wounding ...
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Does untyped damage overcome all DR?

According to a Pathfinder designer, untyped damage overcomes all DR. The comments are recorded in the last entry in this d20pfsrd FAQ section (just before "Blink and Mirror Image (4/22/10)") and comes ...
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Which boon type does the feat “Deific Obedience” grant to non-prestige classes?

In the sourcebook "Inner Sea Gods" there is a feat which grants the faithful an "Obedience" bonus after they perform a daily rite, depending on the god. This feat also grants boons depending on hit ...
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Amulet of grappling clarification on usage

I came across the amulet of grappling and would like some clarification on how it works. The first part is clear, works once a day Once per day, the wearer can animate the hand as an immediate ...
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What options does the spell Revenant Armor allow for?

I've been looking at the spell Revenant Armor and its unclear what you would use it for. I know that it brings the armor to life after the person wearing it drops unconscious, but is the only thing ...
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Is it Possible to Sneak Attack while being grappled with Gang Up feat?

So my group ran into an interesting situation last week where the Rogue with the Gang Up feat became grappled by the monster. The monster in question was also being attacked by the Cleric and the ...
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Can you take a 5-foot-step from normal terrain into difficult terrain?

The group that I play with, for a while now have been understanding the rules for difficult terrain such that you can take a 5 foot step into it but not out of it. I just read the feat nimble moves ...
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Do you threaten spaces when Blinded?

We has a session where we were facing a werewolf. As a werewolf they have the scent ability. Our magic user then managed to blind the werewolf which lead us into the realm of rules bickering and ...
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How to mitigate glass cannon syndrome in Pathfinder?

This is the more gamey part of my other question, What to do when your character is just too good? In D&D 3.5e and Pathfinder, damage output grows very, very quickly. Much more quickly than hit ...
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Are attacks of opportunity standard attacks for the purpose of feats like Vital Strike?

When making an attack of opportunity, does it count as a standard attack and thus benefits from feats such as Vital Strike?
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Being blind, flanking and threaten?

I have enemies on both sides of me, so they have flanking. One of them has now become blind. Does this allow him to benefit from or grant flanking? Does this allow him to threaten squares around him ...
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When do you make bonus attacks from haste?

When things such as haste, speed, or the ki ability for an extra attack. I know under combat rules that you take your attacks in order of base attack bonus, does that apply in this case as well or ...
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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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Multiple Natural Attacks [duplicate]

Let's say I have a summoned eagle (or anything else with multiple NAs). Eagles have 3 primary attacks (2x Talons, 1x Bite). I want to understand the consequences of the various actions I can take, ...
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Increasing threatened area with ranged weapons

In our Pathfinder campaign, my character is a Musket Master Gunslinger. I've been training towards [Improved] Snap Shot and wanted to know how to increase my ranged threatened area further. I know ...
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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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What role do deities play for non-Divine classes?

The title kind of explains it. What role does deity worship/interaction play for non-cleric/paladin types? Do deities ever grant boons to non-cleric/paladins that are still devout in worship?
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Feather token: Tree as an attack

An adventurer is being swallowed whole by a Tyrannosaurus; Things look bleak. Suddenly, the player has a brilliant idea! They crack open a Feather Token: Tree inside the dinosaur's mouth. The ...
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Is it possible to apply archetypes to familiars and animal companions obtained via feats rather than class features?

Several feats in Pathfinder can grant companions to Player Characters : Familiar Bond : a familiar with less special abilities than a standard familiar Improved Familiar Bond : improves Familiar ...
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NPCs detecting (greater) invisible PC after he attacks their ally

Is there a ruling in any of the Pathfinder books (either RAW or RAI, excl 3rd party material) that would allow an NPC to target the square of an invisible foe after seeing his fellow NPC receiving ...
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How to counter invisiblity without spell-casting

Casters in Pathfinder have many means of countering creatures that are invisible (such as by See Invisibility, Glitterdust, area attacks, etc) but that leaves too much on casters who may not have such ...
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What is the DC to spot a ruby carried by a gremlin, from 50 feet away?

What would be the DC to spot a ruby on a gremlin from 50 feet away, assuming optimal lighting and environmental conditions? Let's say he was just holding in his hand, and the ruby is about a Grade 4 (...
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Earth Mastery - What is the “ground”?

An earth elemental has earth mastery, Earth Mastery (Ex) An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an opponent is airborne ...
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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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Who decides the personality and actions of a familiar or animal companion?

My character has a centipede familiar and a riding dog animal companion and I'm hoping for interesting interactive roleplay. Can a familiar or an animal companion have a personality, and can it be ...
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Attack of Opportunity with ranged weapons

Attacks of Opportunity with a ranged weapon seems like an insane concept. The way I understand it, if a creature were to move within range of a PC's light crossbow it would trigger an AoO. If so that ...
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What Pathfinder prestige classes have full spell-casting progression? [closed]

When optimizing spell-casting characters in Pathfinder it is conventional wisdom one should not give up caster levels. What first-party prestige classes offer full spell-casting progression for divine ...
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In what source books do hybrid and base classes appear?

Today I stumbled upon this Hybrid Classes page (d20pfsrd) and since I once bought a few pathfinder source books in PDF I went to see if I already own the relevant book (I usually play liberally-...
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Does an entity speaking the god's language understand every language?

I can't remember exactly the name, but I heard of a language used by gods, wich is understandable by every sentient being. It directly form the concept in the auditor's mind (thus, you can adress ...
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The grapple hit and different possibilities

When you are controlling a grapple, you have the ability to deliver an automatic hit to whats being grappled. There are a few things I am wondering about this. Is it possible to crit on this hit? If ...
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Does an improvised weapon similar to a weapon with special features benefit from those features as well?

Another question about improvised weaponry. I know how the size category and damage of an improvised weapon is determined, I also know that improvised weapons always crit on a natural 20 for double ...
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How do I manage my Druid's wildshapes?

My druid picked up the wildshape ability a few levels back, but hasn't had a chance to use it yet. The wide-open nature of the ability (and the labyrinthine rules) has left me reluctant to bog down ...
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Failing a controlling grapple check, what actions remain?

When you are grappling a creature, and you make the 2nd round check to maintain the grapple, and fail. What actions do you have left? Because if you succeed you have the ability to make a attack which ...
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What spell or item works like a Field Radio or closest equivalent?

The question I am hoping to find the answer to is what could be used to replicate the functionality of a broadcast radio, where it can send a message near instantaneously over distances of miles. The ...
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Do the bonuses of Alchemist bomb and Focused Shot count as from the same source?

One of my players is playing an alchemist and he plans on combining the alchemist's Int damage bonus for bombs with focused shot. Both add your Int mod to damage, so does that count as the same source?...
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Would pulling a wagon cause the creature to be encumbered?

I am playing a large zen archer monk. I was able to create the character using the race builder. In our last session something came up which made us question having me pull our wagon and if doing so ...
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Multiclassing eldritch godling and cleric confusion

Though a discussion about different classes a strange wording in the Lineage Domain of the Eldritch Godling (a 3pp class from Super Genius Games) came up: As a result of their divine bloodline, ...
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Calculating and balancing challenge ratings

Are there standard rules for calculating CR of groups? For example, in my Pathfinder bestiary, a single Stirge is listed as CR 1/2, and a group of 2d4 (average 5) of them is listed as an average CR 4. ...
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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 ...