I've just recently become interested in playing Pathfinder. I like the role of a cleric as the backbone of a group that makes sure everything goes smoothly and has a great role in controlling a battle.
I want to make a buff-centric cleric, but the concept of duration leaves me puzzled. For example, If I cast the first-level Bless spell, which lasts for one minute at me level. In game time, this translates to 10 rounds.
Am i understanding correctly when I believe that during a turn, everybody takes an action, and that each of those actions take one round?
If that's the case, does that mean that, in a one-on-one situation, I would enjoy my increased attack rolls for 5 rounds? And likewise, If this was a 10-man brawl, I would only enjoy them for one round?
So in essence, this would make timed buffs decrease in effectiveness as the battle increases in scale? How does that make any sense?