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Character templates are a mechanic in the D&D series of games for overlaying new mechanical and narrative trappings upon a character (PC, NPC, or monster).

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Damage reduction and Saint template

I'm currently speaking with the DM and another player, and we're having a disagreement. I'm looking at the Saint template, listed here. The issue is that I'm being told that at Level 12+ the Saint ...
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What changes when an Alienist becomes an outsider?

When a character becomes a 10th level Alienist (prestige class), the following change is said to occur (emphasis mine): Alien Transcendence (Su): A 10th-level alienist, because of long ...
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Does a symbiotic creature get two turns?

Savage species adds the 'symbiotic creature' template. As I read it, this template has to be added to two creatures, which 'merges' them into one. However, per my interpretation, they are still two ...
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Is an Inveigler's failed Charming Falsehood obvious?

Third party publishing can yield strange things that don't always balance well, and I get that - that being said, the template for this question is being allowed at my table, and this is a question ...
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How many templates can be applied to a summoned creature(s)?

How many templates can be applied to a summoned creature? For instance the summon monster spell automatically comes with celestial or fiendish. Say I was to use a rod of giant summoning with it ...
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At which level adjustment would becoming a Lich be a good option for a Wizard? [closed]

I think the general consensus around here is that giving up four levels of Spellcasting (plus the XP an gold cost) to become a Lich wouldn't be a good choice for a Wizard (or Cleric for that matter). ...
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What would be the Challenge Rating increase of these template-like changes?

I have a campaign with a region of undead where the element of fire is so prevalent that it has become part of some of the monsters. That is, I have some fire-based property sets that I would like to ...
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What Level Adjustment does a Dhampir have?

Looking in Denizens of Dread page 55, I cannot seems to find an LA entry, while this is clearly presented as a usable template (and looking at the gains from the template, I don't think "No LA" is ...
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Saint template and Holy Touch (Su) damage

The supernatural ability Holy Touch from the Saint template reads: A saint's entire being is suffused with holy power, which likewise flows into any weapon the saint wields. A saint's melee attacks ...
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How does Feytouched to Half-fey Level Adjustment work?

What is the overall LA of taking Feytouched and then taking the transition class to Half-Fey?
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Can the Half-Troll template be used for Troll sub breeds?

Since there is a Half-Troll template in the Fiend Folio, I was wondering if that template could be used to make half breeds of the various Troll sub breeds? Such as the Crystalline, Cave, Forest, ...
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How does one gain vampiric powers without becoming a vampire?

For example: a vampire feeds their blood a human in order to give them some of the vampires' powers. one gains some of the vampires' powers after surviving a fight with them one get cursed and ...
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What happens to my Doppelganger if it becomes a Vampire?

I am playing a Doppelganger, and I would like to become a vampire. First, is it possible for a doppelganger to become one? Second, what exactly changes? I read that one loses all racial abilities. ...
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How does a Half-Golem's magic immunity interact with its own magic?

I've seen a lot of threads on the Internet debating about the magic immunity of Half-Golems from MM2 but none of them answered or even brought up this question: How would a Half-Golem's magic ...
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Does Pathfinder have a Saint template?

Is there something like the Saint Template from the 3.5 Book of Exalted Deeds in Pathfinder (3rd party stuff included)?
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How do I add the Phrenic Spawn Creature Template to PCgen?

I want to add the Phrenic Spawn Template to PCgen. How would I go about doing this? Specifically, most of the regeneration and things like that I do not know how to add.
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Where can I find extra templates for pathfinder? [closed]

I've been working on characters and my friend suggested to me www.d20pfsrd.com for a list of templates. However, I feel as though these are not all the templates that are possible within pathfinder. ...
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What counts as Hit Dice for the shadow creature template?

In a campaign that I am in, I play an elf that possesses the template shadow creature (Lord of Madness 167–8). My elf gains additional abilities from the template according to the number HD my elf ...