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He could use a planar gate to the plane of air to get air into his tower - that might be a security breach though. He might however just do a trick used in Sci Fi: have an air refreshing system in the shape of a garden. This does need the wizard Bob to make some sort of indoor sun (a keystone with a permanent or semi permanent light spell? Possibly ...


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According to the page you linked, You can take a swift action anytime you would normally be allowed to take a free action. According to the description of free actions: You can perform one or more free actions while taking another action normally. However, there are reasonable limits on what you can really do for free, as decided by the GM. So, ...


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Negate Aroma (Druid 1 spell) does exactly what you ask for. A creature under the effect of negate aroma cannot be tracked, located, or pinpointed by the scent special quality. Pass Without Trace probably doesn't hide you from realtime perception by some creature with scent who's standing next to you. But the only evidence I can give for this conclusion is: ...


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Yes, you can make a solid note shaped like a whole note. And yes, you can put it around someone's wrist like a manacle, though it won't necessarily be a very good manacle. Here's an interesting observation: You're assuming that a solid note takes the shape of the symbol for a note in modern staff notation. There is no reason to believe this is the case. ...


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Answers There's a lot of stuff here. These don't correspond exactly to the numbers in the question because some numbered questions can be answered quickly. Parts of some numbered questions, however, raise whole new issues. I've done my best. Retrieving stuff. A creature takes a move action that provokes an attack of opportunity to retrieve a stored item. ...


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UMD is actually a trained only skill, and a class skill to rogues. So no, you can not assume it is 'present and available'. However, if one of the group has the skill, and you let the players have or find a wand of healing or similar item, they can use it. Like you said about taking 20, I would not allow it: taking 20 means "I take so long time that it ...


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The spell break is complicated While it's possible for the spell break to be used creatively, that it's a 1st-level spell that has a short range and that allows a Fortitude saving throw really limits its utility. Further, that it takes two failed saving throws to destroy anything with the spell makes me appreciate the 2nd-level spell shatter. Determining ...


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Size I don't remember where the rules for assigning size category to an object are stated explicitly, but it is generally the same as for creatures. You can use some guidelines from Animated Object monster entry (it has examples of objects of each size category) and from Equipment section of PHB. Weapon Size: Every weapon has a size category. This ...


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A wand of cure light wounds can substitute for a healer, but it's risky to adventure without someone who can also heal A wand of cure light wounds costs 750 gp, making it beyond the means of a party of newly created level 1 characters. Nonetheless, this answer assumes the party gets such a wand anyway from, like, a friendly squirrel or whatever. This answer ...


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A creature that takes a normal full attack action can freely mix melee attacks, ranged attacks, and combat maneuvers counting as attacks No limitations are placed on what kind of attacks can be made during a full attack, the action specifying only attacks and not requiring, for example, all attacks to be melee attacks because the first attack was a melee ...


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If you have the Improved Unarmed Strike feat, you do not get the -4 penalty. When the game rules talk about being unarmed, they talk about not wielding a weapon. Improved Unarmed Strike means that you know how to handle yourself in an unarmed fight and in effect are Armed (are wielding a weapon) because you have a weapon on hand (even if it is literally ...


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An effect like the spell pass without trace may be insufficient to conceal totally a creature from scent… You've quoted the whole spell, so pass without trace does only that. Ask the GM to be sure, but a strict reading could mean, for example, a creature nonetheless leaves evidence of its passing—including its odor—in squares it occupies at the end of any ...


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Yes. Improved uncanny dodge says: This defense denies another rogue the ability to sneak attack the character by flanking her, unless the attacker has at least four more rogue levels than the target does. If a character already has uncanny dodge (see above) from another class, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine ...


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As Trish said, Use Magic Device is a trained-only skill available to Rogues mainly. From Pathfinder SRD : Since taking 20 assumes that your character will fail many times before succeeding, your character would automatically incur any penalties for failure before he or she could complete the task (hence why it is generally not allowed with skills ...


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If the party must make Perception checks when entering an area, the party should make Perception checks simultaneously If everyone enters the area at once, everyone makes individual Perception checks simultaneously because everyone entered the area at once. Having one PC bust open the door while the other PCs shield their eyes then having each PC open his ...


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A dhampir antipaladin takes a standard action to use touch of corruption, but there's more to it than that There are, in fact, several issues with a dhampir trying to use the antipaladin's supernatural ability touch of corruption to heal himself: The touch doesn't mention that it can be used as a swift action at all. While similar to a paladin's ...


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Your question already includes the answer: Using this ability is a standard action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. Activating Touch of Corruption to attack is a Standard action, and the alternate use does not list anything that changes that, so it remains a Standard action. However, the two abilities are nearly identical and wording, and ...


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There are no rules for increasing the XP for an individual monster based on the number of allies it had in the battle. However, there are clear rules about encounter difficulty. The gamemastering rules tell you that you should first choose an encounter difficulty (in the case of a level-2 party, you'd choose between CR1 and CR5). From that encounter ...


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Even with full charges, and some way to use it reliably (house rule on UMD, or a class with Cure Light on its spell list), a Wand of Cure Light Wounds will probably not last very long. It will, however, last plenty long enough to keep the players going until they can replace it, and/or find better alternatives. This guide to healing is designed for D&D ...


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The physical form is not of a part of Western-Earth musical notation. As the spell says, it can be of any form you can imagine, so long as it is no larger than your hand. So yes, it can be a ring. It won't be very effective as manacles until your caster level is higher though, since an opposed strength check against Str 10 + CL can destroy it, but you can ...


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A bard can cast chord of shards when he wants, but the spell only has an effect during the bard's own bardic performance The 1st-level bard spell chord of shards can be cast effectively only during a round in which one of the bard's own bardic performances is either started (as a standard action at levels 1-6 and optionally as a move action at levels 7-12 ...


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During your bardic performance, The spell text is pretty clear, however, you can cast the spell without being in a bardic performance, but since the spell duration is instantaneous, the spell will simply fail because it cannot do anything if you are not in a bardic performance. Note that the spell does not require you to be in a bardic performance to be ...


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Some alchemical device could be able to continuously make new fresh air : after all it's just basic chemistry. Eventually it could need an alchemist minion to repair it once a while. Keep in mind that the fact an object is not in the books doesn't mean it doesn't exist.


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Planting a bunch of trees and keeping the sun shining through the windows would easily do the job, he can procede to seal the tower once the trees are already at a certain age and able to sustain the environment. Or he could bring already grown trees in. Make them carnivores to add security, if you like.


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Pathfinder is pretty straight forward when it comes to boni and penalties: A penalty DOES effectively lower an ability score, but it's temporary. When we have an effect that does damage or drain, we're intending that effect to last as long as it takes to heal the damage by outside sources. When an ability score reducing effect has a built in duration, ...


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The question only asks about "healing" wands yet the details of the question cover Cure Light Wounds in particular. Though as long as you have a Wizard, Sorcerer, Magus, Summoner or Witch you don't need a wand of Cure Light Wounds, you only need a Wand of Infernal Healing. As it's a spell on their spell list they can cast it with no check needed. Fast ...


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It may be obvious that a creature's holding a charge but not for the reasons one might expect When a creature's holding a charge, Cast a Spell says If you don't discharge the [touch] spell in the round when you cast the spell, you can hold the charge indefinitely. You can continue to make touch attacks round after round. If you touch anything or anyone ...


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Are their visual indicators that a spell's charge is being held? If there's nothing in the manual is totally up to you, as a master. Shocking Grasp could have a strong visual (sparks, lights, crackles) Poison touch could alter the appearence of the finger to resemble a spider's leg, or a scorpion's sting Touch of Idiocy could have no visual effect at ...


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From Pathfinder SRD, "Touch spells in combat" : If you don't discharge the spell in the round when you cast the spell, you can hold the charge indefinitely The spell is actually cast and all the components requirements have been met. Normally, delivering the spell is a touch attack that is a free action that is part of casting the spell : Many ...


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For walking with it all day attached to your arm, it would be the same for someone walking around with a Locked Gauntlet, which seems unpractical and unpolite for some social environments. Imagine a fighter walking around a town with a Greatsword attached to his wrist. Example: Imagine a fighter that carries a pair of swords, a greatsword and a falchion, ...



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