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Pathfinder is an RPG originally derived from the open licensed rules to Dungeons & Dragons v3.5. It was published by Paizo Publishing in 2009.

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Does an Arcanist really refresh her slots by studying her spellbook?

According to the Pathfinder rules on Arcanists An arcanist must choose and prepare her spells ahead of time by getting 8 hours of sleep and spending 1 hour studying her spellbook. While ...
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How does the lance's special rule of being wielded in one hand work with a large lance?

If a lance is a 2-handed weapon but can be wielded with one hand while on horseback, does that mean you can wield a large lance with 1 hand? Or, does the rule of not being able to wield large 2-handed ...
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Crafting a Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone - Required Creator Level?

Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone's Construction Requirements seem like they may be inaccurate for the cracked and flawed versions. It indicates the cost for all three is 2500 gp, and it ...
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Difference between supernatural and unnatural [on hold]

D&D refers to numerous things or acts as supernatural or unnatural. What is the difference? When is it correct to use supernatural and when is it correct to use unnatural? Druids detest unnatural ...
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When Smokesight is shared, whose magically created smoke can one see through?

The wizard focused school smoke includes the Smokesight ability (emphasis mine): Smokesight (Su): You can see normally through natural fog and smoke, as well as any fog and smoke that you (but not ...
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Are targets aware they are targeted by Halfling Jinx?

This questions is probably similar to witch hexes and other mind-control spells, but seems different enough to ask. Halflings with this racial trait gain the ability to curse another creature ...
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Is a cartomancer restricted to the hexes listed as complementing the archetype?

Hexes: The following witch hexes complement the cartomancer archetype: evil eye, fortune, misfortune, soothsayer. Major Hexes: The following major hexes complement the cartomancer archetype: ...
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Glamered Weapons and Flat Footedness

I have recently created a spear wielder for a one shot game and I was thinking of making a rogue with a glamered spear whom she will make her spear look like something that does not have the reach ...
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Throwing my Familiar

I'm a cleric with a familiar, a Tiny red spider. I would like to use it to use touch attacks, but that incurs an attack of opportunity, since I have to enter their square. Can I prevent that by ...
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How should I handle my Ring of Arcane Signets? [closed]

To give some context: (In Pathfnder) I am playing a 3rd-Level Rogue, Gregori Goodman. He is by night a Drug Lord, Mister Gracious, by day a charming and subtlety manipulative clergyman. Anyway, I ...
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Does fatigue condition affect spell casting?

Does anyone know if a spell caster suffers any penalties if he tries to use magic while fatigued? I can't find anything about this under conditions. I just feel it's a bit odd that a fatigued player ...
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strong jaw doubling damage rules [closed]

For the spell strong jaw, when you double damage does it double dice or the total of what you rolled on the dice? Does strong jaw also double your damage modifiers like STR and can it double a double ...
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Which Pathfinder adventures are supported by Bestiary 1?

My family and I are just getting into pen and paper RPGs and started off with the Pathfinder beginner's box. After completing that campaign, we are ready to move on to the next adventure. In ...
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Can you use a shield with shield spikes to make a bludgeoning attack?

With any regular shield, typically one makes bludgeoning damage with a shield bash. If you add shield spikes, it changes the damage die and type to piercing. Would it be possible still use the altered ...
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Do Golems register as magical when targeted by Detect Magic?

The page on Detect Magic states Outsiders and elementals are not magical in themselves, but if they are summoned, the conjuration spell registers. while the page on Golems states Golems are ...
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Help with a Metal Oracle build

This is my first well planned RPG session; that's why I'm a little overwhelmed. I need some help with building a functioning Oracle. Our game is using custom rules, including randomly assigned ...
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Can I do anything to change the orientation of Emergency Force (Hemi-)Sphere?

Emergency Force Sphere is actually a hemisphere, even if you are flying. If my character is flying, is there anything I can do to change the orientation of the hemisphere, such as flying sideways, ...
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Do size effects and Vital Strike actually work in conjunction?

My group and I have recently ran into an issue with the spell Enlarge Person and the feat Vital Strike. We have two conflicting viewpoints based on a line from Vital Strike that states the following: ...
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If you cast Emergency Force Sphere while flying, is it a sphere or a hemisphere?

My wizard is flying 50' in the air via Overland Flight. He casts Emergency Force Sphere. Is he surrounded by a full sphere or only a hemisphere?
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Can you make a non-monk weapon into a monk weapon?

Are there any feats, archetypes or similar in Pathfinder that allow you to treat a non-monk weapon as a monk weapon?
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What is the actual area of Emergency Force Sphere?

I have seen a few discussions about the area of effect of an Emergency Force Sphere: Effect 5-ft.-radius hemisphere of force centered on you The arguments are that you must pick a grid ...
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What attacks are not stopped by Emergency Force Sphere?

If my wizard is surrounded by an Emergency Force Sphere, what attacks can ignore/bypass the sphere and kill me?
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Creating Zombie Ogres

I'm currently trying to figure out the zombie creation mechanic for mt Pathfinder campaign. I'd like to bring back some ogres my players fought in a previous encounter as undead but I'm finding the ...
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If my wizard casts Blink, can he better draw the attention of Incorporeal creatures?

I’m asking this question based on my answer to this other question: How can you force an incorporeal creature out of a solid surface? The spell description for Blink seems to conflate being ...
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What are the rules for a hovering creature in combat?

I'm new to GM'ing and I ran into an (Pathfinder) issue that needs clarification. My group faced a flying demon and I thought it could easily hover and fight. Some of my experienced players pointed ...
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Natural phenomena caused by Aroden’s death

I know about the Worldwound and the Eye of Abendego. But is there anything else mentioned in the official books in terms of consequences of Aroden's death on the world?
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Wizard Scrying Spell Components - Do you need both a pool of water and a mirror, or just one?

Scrying says: Components V, S, M/DF (a pool of water), F (a silver mirror worth 1,000 gp) The Magic rules say that: If the Components line includes F/DF or M/DF, the arcane version of the ...
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Where did the ability “Paper cut” come from?

One of the players in my group uses PCGen to make her sheets, and she seems to have accidentally added a weird property to her bow for free. It claims to be from the Bestiary 3 and be called "Paper ...
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Does Spell Perfection allow Quicken Spell to reduce a spell's casting time?

The Quicken Spell metamagic feat lets you cast certain spells as a swift action (instead of a standard action). This causes the spell's slot to increase by +4 levels. The Spell Perfection feat has ...
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Does a magic circle protect a creature partially inside the area of effect?

If a creature is partially inside a magic circle against evil's area of effect when it is cast or is simply too big to fit inside the zone, does the protection work?
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How can I talk to my game-master about his self-insert character without offending him? [duplicate]

I have been in this long-term game where the group has been in a semi-railroaded adventure. However, there has been something that has been bugging me for a while. The game-master has this person ...
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Is it possible for a summoner to summon the true form of his Eidolon using gate?

According to the description of the Eidolon feature of the summoner the summoner summons an aspect of a powerful outsider. A summoner begins play with the ability to summon to his side a powerful ...
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How can you force an incorporeal creature out of a solid surface?

From the PFSRD: An incorporeal creature can enter or pass through solid objects, but must remain adjacent to the object’s exterior, and so cannot pass entirely through an object whose space is ...
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Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements?

Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements? The effect doesn’t have to entangle, but something caused by the element. Only official Paizo sources please.
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How do I calculate the DC for a spell cast by my familiar via the familiar spell feat?

Familiar Spell How do I calculate the DC for a spell cast by my familiar via the familiar spell feat? (i.e. Do I use my ability score modifier, or the familiar's?)
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Is there a way to move around an enemy without acrobatics and attacks of opportunity?

I'm currently running Carrion Crown for my friends, one of whom knows the rules much better than I do. During one combat he used a full round action to move behind the enemy, through 3 separate ...
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Familiar Feats - Complete List?

There are a handful of feats in Pathfinder that have the following "Special" text: Special: Feats that are meant for familiars can be switched out for a familiar's default feats (as listed in the ...
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Pseudodragon familiar and Skill Points [duplicate]

I am playing a level 11 wizard and I have a Pseudodragon familiar. It has the dragon type, which grants 6 + INT_MOD skill points per hit dice. Familiars have hit dice equal to their master's hit ...
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Does a Pseudodragon's natural spell resistance stack with the spell resistance granted to familiars?

Pseudodragons have spell resistance 12. As a familiar, at level 11, it gains spell resistance 16 that scales with the wizard's level. Do the spell resistances stack?
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Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder?

Is a breath weapon a natural attack in Pathfinder? I'm trying to build a class and want to increase the damage it deals with the improved natural attack feat.
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Has it ever been officially stated how long it takes for a soul to transform into an outsider after death?

Okay, correct me if I’m wrong: In the Pathfinder Universe, souls travel along the River of Souls after death, then hang around Pharasmas Boneyard for a while, get judged and then get send to ...
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Does Daze setup the conditions for a rogue's sneak attack

Does the 0-level wizard/sorceror Daze spell, if successfully cast, setup the conditions for a rogue's sneak attack? Pondering the minor magic rogue talent and Daze would be useful early game if this ...
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What is a “build” in the D&D/Pathfinder family of games?

Over in another question, I ran into some communication breakdown with another person because we didn't have a shared understanding of what the term "build" meant. Basically, the asker understood a ...
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Is using an Orison (cleric) considered to be a free action?

I am new to Pathfinders. Is using an Orison a free action, or does it count as a standard action?
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Does the Guards And Wards's Gust Of Wind effect tamper with the Guards And Wards's fog effect?

In Pathfinder the spell Guards and Wards creates - among many other effects - magical fog inside your fortress or lair. In addition you can add one of five effects, one of which is a Gust Of Wind in a ...
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What is a star child?

In Pathfinder, one of the effects of the 20th-level capstone ability of the Heavens spirit Shaman is that if you ever die, you are reborn/reincarnated as a "star child". If she dies, she’s reborn 3 ...
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Does a swarm monger druid get an animal companion if they take Animal Ally?

If a swarm monger druid takes the Nature Soul and Animal Ally feat, can the swarm monger have a rat familiar and a dire rat animal companion? Would the final sentence of Animal ally bring the dire rat ...
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What is a good method of heavyweight logistics transportation for kingdom building that can be tamed, created or built?

In our Kingmaker campaigh, the wizard (who is not too shy with necromancy) is thinking about heavyload transportation, as in all the stone and ore from mines, building materials and whatnot. Typical "...
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Brawler fighting against Undead

I'm GM-ing a game with a small party fighting a couple of undead. Since the party is 6 big, I decided to put them against 4 CR 1/2 zombies. One of the players is a Unarmed Brawler with a fondness ...
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What does Freedom of Movement do while buried in dirt?

One of my players’ characters got teleported under a few feet of dirt. He activated his Unfettered Shirt. Now that he is under the effect of Freedom of Movement, what happens? I had offered the ...