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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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I've been swallowed and the creature has been Baleful Polymorphed; what happens?

Related question but different game (D&D 5e): What happens when a creature that has swallowed another creature is polymorphed? We went into the water and a 5x4 creature attacked us. It had grab ...
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What is a reliable source of Adamantine?

What is a reliable source of Adamantine for PC's with a level range of 13-16? I am finding it difficult to locate appropriate Lore on adamantine, specifically where it comes from, where to find it, ...
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Does a Skald's Raging Song prevent spellcasting?

This is the description of the Skald's Raging Song (Su) class feature: If a raging song affects allies, when the skald begins a raging song and at the start of each ally’s turn in which they can ...
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How much should it cost to repair damaged, but not broken, magical equipment?

We have a +1 short sword that has 15 hitpoints. It has taken 10 damage. How much should it cost to repair that damage?
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What happens when a witch takes the Improved Familiar feat?

The Improved Familiar feat was designed before the Witch existed, and mainly for Wizard. I have a Witch that has more than 10 lvl1 spells and more than 3 spells of lvl 2 and 3, and I'm wondering if ...
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Is there a magic item I can use mythic points on to then cast the mythic version of that spell?

Is there a way, say casting a spell from a scroll or whatever, that I can then spend a mythic point and cast the mythic version (assuming I know the mythic version). It sounds like a staff might work?...
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Does Casting a Spell From a Scroll Count as Casting the Spell Yourself?

Does casting a spell from a scroll count as you casting the spell for effects such as Spell Focus and other abilities that improve the spells you cast? If scrolls don't, are there items that do?
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What to do when the GM gives the party an overpowered item?

Recently our GM has given the party an item that could easily break the game for the rest of the campaign. We were given a Sap of Healing that deals 1d6 damage and after successfully hitting a target ...
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Can you stack the effect of the Crafter's Fortune spell by drinking potions of it?

If you were to craft potions of crafter's fortune, could you stack the effect by drinking multiple potions to get a +10 or +15 or your next Craft check? The description of crafter's fortune states ...
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What are inexpensive and efficient ways for mundane characters to deal with swarms?

Swarms can be a big problem. In both Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 and in Pathfinder they are either immune to weapon damage or take less damage than normal from many weapons (see here and here, ...
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Pathfinder warbow concept review - redux

This is a revisit of the warbow initially described in this question. Consideration was given to all answers, and combined/adapted for the below. Primarily, some of the spell storing abilities were ...
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In what sourcebook for Pathfinder are witches located? [duplicate]

In what sourcebook for Pathfinder are witches located?
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What happens if an Eidolon is hit with Imprisonment?

If a Mythic Unchained Summoner's Eidolon is hit with the Imprison spell, does it automatically unsummon, or is it trapped in the prison?
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Can a doppelgänger regrow a hand?

A doppelgänger does not have the Regeneration special quality. It does have Change Shape (alter self). Regeneration clearly lets a creature regrow a missing body part, like a hand. What happens ...
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When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition?

When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition when you haven't lost any HP? I ask because injury poison does not ...
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Can undead be altered into another type of undead?

I am playing a necromancer (Cleric/Wizard/Mystic Theurge with level 3 early entry cheese if you must know). Let's say that I happen to have a dead body in front of me (don't ask where it came from or ...
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Does aluminum exist in Golarion?

This came up at a recent session I was in. For reasons I am unsure of, one member of the group assumed the metal flask he carried was made of aluminum. When this fact came up, another member of the ...
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Can the Message cantrip be cast to identify whether the target is a creature?

If a Bard has concerns that a statue or corpse is actually a dormant construct or an undead, can they cast the Message cantrip, and target the statue/corpse to determine if either is indeed a creature?...
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How can a character gain additional Wizard Schools?

Is there a way for a character to gain access to Wizard School Specialization Powers? Similar in a way to the Eldritch Heritage line? Failing this is there a way for a wizard to gain access to a ...
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Pathfinder warbow concept review

This is a review request for a warbow, intended for the Pathfinder system. The purpose behind the creation of this particular item was to allow the player to quest for a magic item that was not ...
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How to communicate to my GM that not being allowed to use stealth isn't fun for me?

I started with a group some times ago a new campaign. I made a thief that used a bow and was very very stealth based (level 3 thief having +21 on stealth with all effects applied). The intent was ...
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How to signal to my players that the following part is supposed to be played on fast forward?

So in the campaign I DM there is a ritual that is supposed to take ⅔ of a year. Obviously, we need to skip most of these days, and some of the events deserve only a bit of role playing and that's it. ...
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Do magic auras in Pathfinder have colours?

As described in Occult Adventures, the Aura of a creature has a color corresponding to its emotional state, and a vital force aura with a faint rosy hue with a pattern of fine lines that can tell you ...
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Will Conceal Spell or Cunning Caster let me use Oracle’s Burden undetected?

I want to use Oracle’s Burden on unsuspecting Non Player Characters, for roleplay purposes. Knowing this is a Curse I want to use the spell with one of the two feats: Conceal Spell Cunning Caster ...
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How does the Darkness spell react with solid objects obstructing the spell's area?

I recently played with a mob that could cast deeper darkness at will. Up until now the spell seemed very clear to me, because I just considered that there was basically a sphere of 60 feet around the ...
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For the Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill, is the pair of ranged attacks made at the PC's highest BAB?

Please elaborate on Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill? The skill simply states.... Double Shot: As a standard action, a soulbolt can expend her psychic strike to make two ranged attacks with her ...
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Is there any rule preventing me from starting multiple bardic performances in a single round?

Bardic Performance reads as follows: Starting a bardic performance is a standard action, but it can be maintained each round as a free action. Changing a bardic performance from one effect to ...
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How do I calculate the Sound Striker bard's Weird Words attack?

Bard Sound Striker Archetype has 2 new bardic performances, one which is Weird Words and reads as: Weird Words (Su): At 6th level the bard can start a performance that is always a standard action ...
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Can I get more than one level from a single action/encounter?

I have similar situation to described in here Can a character gain two levels with the same encounter? albeit in another system, as we are playing Pathfinder instead of D&D. My character is 4th ...
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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?

Can Flash Attack be used with Hand Crossbows and one-handed firearms?
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Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both?

Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both? We came a cross this problem when one our players a Rogue/Soulbolt used Lethal Acrobatics by moving in ...
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Are there any Armor Enchantments that are specifically good against Outsiders?

My DM would like to create magical items that are specifically designed to fight angels and demons. For weapons, we are using the "Bane" template, using a custom category of "Outsiders (Angels and ...
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How many spells would a 1st-level Wizard be able to prepare per day?

If I have a 1st level wizard with an Intelligence modifier of +3 (and therefore 6 spells known in my spellbook, plus all the cantrips for my chosen school of magic), exactly how many spells could I ...
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Is there a way to save this session?

I recently started a campaign with some local players, but things are not going well - at least from my perspective. Some context: We're playing a campaign that is set in a Darksouls-like setting. ...
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My player wants to cast multiple charges of magic missile from a wand

So I was GMing for the first time my custom Pathfinder campaign, and my Rogue uses a wand of magic missile with 8 charges left in it against the last opponent of the session, and vaporizes him. I ...
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What happens after Body Snatcher prestige class's “Death is Only the Beginning” feature is used in the case of hit point damage?

The Mind Switch and True Mind Switch powers in Dreamscarred Press's psionics supplement state that you retain your hit points when you use them. The Body Snatcher prestige class that revolves around ...
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Are Fly checks affected by maneuverability if your flight isn't “natural”?

According to the Fly skill page: A creature with a natural fly speed receives a bonus (or penalty) on Fly skill checks depending on its maneuverability. Earlier, the same term is used to ...
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How do shadow Conjuration/Evocation spells appear and work at 100%?

At 15th level, an NPC wizard with the Shadow caster archetype using the solid Shadow metamagic feat casts Greater Shadow Conjuration, mimicking a Hungry Pit against a party of PCs. Say they all make ...
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What happens if the Enlarge Person spell is cast on an already Large creature with reach?

I have built my own race in one of my campaigns. I was wondering how the enlarge person spell would work on a Large creature who got the reach racial point giving him a reach of 10 feet. I know that ...
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What would be an appropriate cost for a Dexterity enhancement bonus on a sword?

My fighter has a sword that gives him +2 to dexterity as long as it is wielded or sheathed. What would an appropriate amount be to value that bonus at? The magic items creation rules say an ability ...
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Can Jaunter’s Hop or Jaunter's Strike be used as part of Sneak Attack?

Can Jaunter’s Hop or Jaunter's Strike be used as part of Sneak Attack? Jaunter's Hop assumes you got Dimensional Agility feat. If so, how can this work in the middle combat? I can see this as part of ...
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Can a flying character can use Ant Haul to carry another character?

One of my player is a level 8 Oracle of Flame and she has the revelation Wings of Fire. She is not strong enough to lift someone while flying. She would like to. She plays a Peri Aasimar with a strong ...
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What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the “Scout” Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge?

What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the "Scout" Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge? Lethal Acrobatics (Ex): When a rogue with this talent successfully uses ...
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How is the Power Attack feat's bonus damage calculated?

I'm a little confused with how Pathfinder explains Power Attack. I get the feat allows melee weapons to deal +2 damage, plus another 2 for every increment of 4 BAB and an additional 50% more for two-...
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Does attacking with a reach weapon provoke an attack of opportunity?

There's plenty of scholarship on making attacks of opportunity with a reach weapon; that's not what I'm asking about. I'm asking about the following: if you're adjacent to an enemy, and you're ...
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How can I advance a warpriest beyond level 20? [closed]

So, my warpriest has reached level 20, and my DM is telling me that is the highest I can go, so I have to either start with another class or find a prestige class - any suggestions?
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How, as a Pathfinder DM, can I help my players create characters at the correct optimization level for a given adventure?

My D&D 4e party is a few levels away from the end of their epic campaign, and they want to keep playing D&D with me. I have recently discovered that I really like some of the Adventure Paths ...
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What's the difference between a rift to the Astral Plane and a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the description for the Portable Hole both "a rift to the Astral Plane" and "a gate to the Astral Plane" are mentioned. See the exert below (emphasis mine): If a bag of holding is placed within ...
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How can I attack with my move action?

I'm playing Pathfinder with a Dex-based warrior. I use power attack mythic in my attacks and try to attack as much as I can. I have this friend that can give me mythic haste, which gives me a bonus ...