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What balance issues would arise from a Chaotic Good Paladin?

I have long been annoyed by the inability of Chaotic Good warriors to become empowered by their unwavering faith in freedom and human decency, and so am considering a custom archetype that would allow ...
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Are there any potential problems with this home-brew “Dueling Cape” as a substitute for a shield?

I play a swashbuckling rapier-wielding warblade named Vesuvio Monteverdi. He refuses to use a shield, as there is no honor in that. With DM permission, are there any potential mechanical and ...
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Does a Snake Sword user get an AoO for an opponent moving from one threatened square to another within range?

So I am starting a new character in an ongoing campaign and I was going to do a Chain Armor + Spiked Chains dual wield trip tank deal but I decided to see what other reach type weapons might be ...
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Where can I post a home-brew classes for peer review in the interest of balance? [duplicate]

I've created a new partial caster class that focuses on using spell slots solely for the purposes of suppressing magic in the world. I'm calling it the Void Mage. I've done my best to make it balanced ...
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Can a prestige class have attribute prerequisites?

I homebrew a lot of a prestige classes and occasionally have felt like it made sense to have them require certain attributes. For example, a certain class might have Dex 15 as a prerequisite. However, ...
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What effect will allowing Spell Storing on Arrows/Bolt have?

Context I'm currently running a homebrew pathfinder campaign. The players are in the middle of adventure called "Mako's Missing Tome". Mako is a powerful wizard that the PCs owed a favour. ...
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Is this player-made spell good or unbalanced? [closed]

In a pathfinder game I'm running something has come up that I've never gone through before. A player is about to be lvl 17. He is about to get his first 9th level spell and wants to make a signature ...
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Can 5th ed D&D spell points be used in Pathfinder?

So I'm tossing my players into a new world (Kelewan) based on the books from Rayond E. Feist. Magic as they know it is useless and they have to start over to learn the "Greater Path". So I'm ...
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Could an illusionary light spell like this work?

Would it be possible to create a "light" spell which is under the illusion school of magic instead of evocation like the original light spell is? My thought was to make a spell which would fail to ...
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How much should this homebrew ioun stone cost?

I want one of my NPCs to have a custom Ioun stone: Ioun stone, dark galena Aura moderate evocation; CL 12th Slot none; Weight —. With a command word, the user may activate or de-...
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Complications from Adding a Magic Attribute?

I've been working on a Pathfinder campaign. The backstory of the homebrew campaign I'm running implies that some characters are born with an amount of magical strength that sticks with them throughout ...
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How do I cost out a homebew magic item: Mutex Bag Of Holding?

For the Pathfinder RPG, the costs and limits of a Bag of Holding are defined pretty clearly. Though it comes in four different types, I'll take a Type I Bag of Holding as an example. The Type I bag ...
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What class archetypes can replace a Witch's spellcasting ability?

One of our players does not enjoy the metagame of spell memorization / resource management that comes with spellcasting. Our GM has allowed us to retcon her archetype to replace or scale back the ...
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How do I decide a level and mechanic for a new Spell Infection spell?

I have a player that loves loves making new spells. He got the idea to "infect" a spell, specifically Fog Cloud cast by an ally. The idea is to change or add a property to the spell, such as add a ...
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How much should a weapon property akin to the armor property Wild cost?

I am building a druid who will be focusing on wild shaping into elemental body forms and using weapons instead of natural attacks. Because of this I want a way to have my weapons NOT meld with me when ...
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Quiver of Ammunition

I am working on a custom magic item whose purpose is to provide an archer with unlimited arrows. Yes I am aware that such a property already exists for weapons called endless Ammunition +2. I however ...
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Creating Ki Arrows as weapon property

I am working on some custom gear for a character. I am in a gestalt game and playing a zen archer monk and druid. I like to have things planned out and researched before presenting my DM with what I ...
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What are the ramifications of an arcane caster becoming a divine caster?

In a campaign I'm in, I'm playing as an Eldritch Scion Magus who believes that he's a paladin of the dead god Aroden. My GM and I have been discussing everything that would happen once Aroden is ...
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How can I add an alternate racial trait to a race in PCGen?

I'm trying to include some custom races into PCGen for simplicity (custom setting). I've got the races down, easy enough. The problem I can't figure out is how to add the alternate traits for a few of ...
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What level should my fun spell be?

I have made a fun spell for Pathfinder, with Lesser and Greater versions. Here is the spell: Spell name: Inflict Random Summon Nature’s Ally Cure Casting time: 1 standard action ...
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Is this “double nature” trait in line with other Pathfinder traits?

So I have half-elf druid of Gozreh - deity with double nature as a goddess of beach fun and god of storm's wrath. I promised my players bonus traits for character history and knacks. What I came up ...
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Has anyone blended dice from SW Force and Destiny to the d20 in a Pathfinder campaign? [closed]

So we just finished a SW Force and Destiny campaign and now we are into a Pathfinder campaign. We miss the enriching plot elements that were added by the threats and advantages from the novel dice ...
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Is this Cloak of Unearthly Grace pricing fair?

In an upcoming mythic campaign one of my players asked whether he can craft/purchase a Cloak of Unearthly Grace, as the Nymph's supernatural ability: Unearthly Grace (Su) A nymph adds her Charisma ...
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Does a healing spell count as doing damage for the purposes of a custom race's at-will spell-like ability?

I'm trying to create a race for Pathfinder and decided to give them an at-will spell-like ability. Now, it says that you cannot choose a spell that deals damage, but would a healing spell count as a ...
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Creating magic items with random triggers (e.g. burst weapon)

I'd like to create set of Fascinating Daggers that will have a chance of casting Hypnotic Pattern or Hypnotism, something around once every 10 hits (I'd like it to tie it to the attack roll but not ...
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How do I tell if a Homebrew Race is balanced properly?

I recently created a homebrewed pair of related races based on Steven Universe (a Gem and Half-Gem race), but I could not tell how properly balanced they were. According to The Race builder they ...
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How to design and balance a homebrew magus spell that adds +1d6 elemental damage to a weapon? [closed]

I am working on creating a magus spell. The spell level will be 1st or 2nd (since thats the highest the character can cast). The DM of the game is fresh to this position, and I am new to creating ...
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Incorporating Burning Wheel style beliefs into a Pathfinder campaign

I've lately been having some troubles with players feeling somewhat directionless in my long-running Pathfinder campaign (and have received some excellent advice from rpg.SE on that front). When ...
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Will allowing all (spell-casting) classes to cast all spells be unbalanced? [closed]

I'm homebrewing a new setting with attendant rule changes. According to the setting all magic comes from the same source. So I was thinking that it might make sense, if wizards were able to case cure ...
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Archetypes packages - how to create your own?

The archetype packages are a sort of "alternative" for the typical archetypes in Pathfinder. In my game table, we continuously creating new archetypes (not necessarily "balancing") and the option of ...
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How do I balance artifacts of my own invention?

I want to create an artifact, but I want it to be “balanced” with the others presented in the books. What I'm stuck on is what defines the difference between a Major artifact and a Minor artifact. ...
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Downtime gold in a dungeon crawler setting

In a dungeon crawler campaign that I created, I offer my players the possibility to do things in between dungeon runs as "downtime actions" (at the beginning of each dungeon the players choose a ...
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Is this Spirit Hunter Ranger variant I created overpowered?

I have a variant of ranger prepared, but I'm concerned the abilities may be overpowered? Spirit Hunter Ranger Replaces: hide in plain sight, camouflage, and the 5th favored enemy. Grants: ...
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How do you make new playable races?

I would like to create a new race which you can play as a PC without it being too overpowered for normal game settings. I would like one with wings, but are wings (even wings with clumsy ...
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Help me manage a Vampire homebrew roleplay issue [closed]

I have a (8th level) Magus [Skirnir archetype, so, casting using shields as a catalyst, etc. Not entirely relevant] who, for the sake of roleplay, is an exile from Kelesh who was removed due to his ...
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What would be a potential balanced Mythic version of psionic power Mind Thrust

Introduction Pathfinder's Mythic Adventures sets out rules for so-called Mythic characters. Within this ruleset is also an definition of Mythic spells. They say the following about this: Mythic ...
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How can I design balanced customized hexes for witches?

I'm working with my GM to have my character creating new spells for a thematic purpose, based around water. We were talking and he had asked what to consider the differences between hexes and spells. ...
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I need help with making a were tyrannosaurus PC in Pathfinder

I am a fairly new DM and I recently got some of my friends to start a campaign with me as DM using Pathfinder. One of the players has been really trying hard to make it an enjoyable adventure, as ...
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Is there a system for PC reputation in D&D 3.5

I'm looking for an optional, 3rd party or well defined homebrew reputation for 3.5. I want to be able to track the impact of my player characters interactions with the environment, their access to ...
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Alternate, 2H, non-double use of quarterstaff?

I understand usually a quarterstaff is usually treated as a double weapon with 1d6/1d6 - however it seems like regripping it should allow use as a two handed weapon using only one end to get more out ...
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My class “imbues” a _____ on an item?

I’m writing a homebrew class for 3.x, based on empowering items with magic powers (think an OGL-friendly riff on the concept of the artificer), so I’ve decided on using “imbue” for a verb for those ...
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How do I design well-balanced homebrew items? [closed]

I have previously run into issues with homebrew items throwing off the balance of my game, and I'm trying to anticipate any issues I might run into by giving my players certain items. My players enjoy ...
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Rulesets to make magic more unpredictable and dangerous? [closed]

I am considering starting a Pathfinder game, however before I do this I would like to brew-up some house-rules on the use of magic for a "low-magic" setting (think Conan or A Song of Ice and Fire) ...