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comment Pathfinder encounter building checklist
@SevenSidedDie Then it needs clarification, because we both read the same text and came away with very different questions. I took it to be asking for an exhaustive list of those relevant game mechanics which are defined in RAW (such as the rough terrain rule or the higher ground bonus), while it sounds like you interpreted it via a more narrativist approach (descriptions of rubble vs rules for rough terrain, descriptions of ledges vs rules for higher ground bonuses).
Mar
24
comment Can an Immediate action be taken after an attack hits but before damage is rolled?
Have you read the posting guidelines yet? This is two questions, not one, as you yourself acknowledged, so they should be posted accordingly, perhaps cross-linked to note they are related, but not posted as a single question. I recommend you simply cut and paste the last two paragraphs into a new question, deleting them from here, and take out the first few words about it being a second question.
Mar
23
comment Pathfinder encounter building checklist
How, exactly, is this too broad? Certainly, asking for answers to themselves list off all these things would be too broad, but that is not the question asked. The question asked is for a citation to an existing list. Are quality, thorough lists of this specific type and topic really so extremely abundant as to invoke the "too many possible answers" clause in the too-broad guidelines? The OP's failure to find one on his own search would seem to counterindicate this.
Mar
19
comment Can a lance receive bonuses from a source other than Strength?
Note that weapon finesse is for attack rolls, not damage.
Mar
14
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
reviewed Approve In what ways can I make my character Huge without changing his form?
Mar
10
revised How can my wizard get strong enough to carry basic gear?
removed a section made obsolete by an edit to the question
Mar
10
comment How can my wizard get strong enough to carry basic gear?
Wish is for inherent bonuses. At high levels, that's the way to get a bit more of an ability score after all the cheaper bonus types are already gotten. If you're just doing it for carrying capacity, then by that point you can afford to just load up on several Portable Holes, and have all they hauling you could ever want, much more cheaply than the Strength, and without taking up an equipment slot (Portable Hole is slotless).
Mar
10
answered How can my wizard get strong enough to carry basic gear?
Mar
9
comment Can I create a +1 stat-boosting item?
That didn't stop them from publishing the Tomes and the Wish spell.
Mar
9
comment Applying an Intelligence-boosting Headband to an Animal to teach language?
@HeyICanChan From the Animal Companion rules: "Animal companions with an Intelligence of 3 or higher can put ranks into any skill." So yea, most animal companions can't take Linguistics ranks, but once you put that headband on them, then they qualify for ranks in any skill they care to spend the points on. Whether an animal who takes points in such skills with a headband, then loses the headband, retains or loses the skills they'd now be ineligible to take is, as far as I can tell, unspecified in RAW.
Mar
8
revised Are Nature and Intimidate checks supposed to be this powerful, even untrained?
more proofreading
Mar
6
comment How do I make adventurer-resistant door opening counters?
@Shalvenay There's a lot more to perceive the presence of here than just the electrical current. There's also every piece of the mechanism that carries and utilizes that current.
Mar
6
comment How do I make adventurer-resistant door opening counters?
Also, the way these work would have to somehow be kept completely secret, despite the buttons suddenly becoming not so hard to find when the door is opened. (And it only takes one brawl putting a hole in the wrong spot on the wrong wall to reveal the entire mechanism.) Once people know these are in play, and once security-expert types know how they work, it becomes trivial to use divination-guided telekinesis abilities to run the mechanism in reverse, cycling it while forcing the balls through backwards, or just open up the walls, arrange the balls as you like, then spells to rebuild the wall.
Mar
6
comment What can I do to prevent a player from breaking the game?
@RBarryYoung The problem with that is that it is the setup half, and the important half (where I actually answer the question) is already done by both Eugene Ryabtsev and Hey I Can Chan. With nothing to add to the actually-answering half that they haven't already covered, creating another answer just to include this setup in it would just dilute the good answers. I would welcome either of them to include what I wrote as an edit to their answers, but doing so would be too big of a change to their meaning to be appropriate for me to add myself as a third-party edit.
Mar
6
comment How does the spell “Blood of the Martyr” work?
Also note that gaining any magical HP healing is sufficient to stop the bleed, including the healing they gain from licking their own wounds. I doubt this is RAI, but RAW, they do this once, and both the healing effect and the bleeding damage end for that casting of the spell.
Mar
6
comment What can I do to prevent a player from breaking the game?
-1: This is D&D. The entire system is mostly built around the premise that, yes, violence does solve everything. Your specific questions: 1) Eats, sleeps, looks for fights. 2) kills stuff, takes their stuff 3) How long does this take? RAW says zero. 4) If the problem can't be solved by bashing it, he buys a solution with money gotten by bashing things 5) the OP explicitly specifies a competent optimizer. he's not that if this happens. mechanics can solve backup plans too. 6) This is D&D. If a challenge doesn't cater to killing stuff, let the Face handle it, and get on with the killing.
Mar
6
comment What happens with an Oathbow if someone else kills the target?
@claudekennilol If you're gonna go that far, why stop there? Claim that the entry is in Llahehrese instead of English, and in Llahehrese, means "This bow does whatever the holder wants, whenever he/she wants it." The strong resemblance to English sentences is just a coincidence. You're already getting a DMG thrown at you, what difference does it make if it gets thrown a bit harder?
Mar
2
comment How can I increase my reach in Pathfinder?
@Dorian You are correct, wielding a larger creature's weapon does not get you a larger creature's reach. On top of that, Effortless Lace won't function on a Horsechopper at all, or on any other two-handed weapon, as it specifies that it only works on one-handed piercing or slashing weapons
Mar
1
comment How can I get the most powerful animal companion in pathfinder?
@thedarkwanderer It's been 2 years since the last edit, a couple months since your initial comment, and it's still closed. I'd say we have the community's answer.