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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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What questions should I ask for players applications?

I will be starting a Pathfinder game on Roll20 though I don't have any experience gamemastering in an online environment. I am going to be putting together an online questionnaire to recruit and ...
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Can boots of speed be activated multiple times in a round?

Can boots of speed be activated twice in a round? Say for instance you are under the effects of slow. So you activate the boots to counter/dispel slow. Are you now able to activate them a second time ...
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Can staggered creatures still make extra attacks from the haste spell?

Let's suppose a player gets staggered just like being target of the staggering critical feat for 3 rounds. But then she is hasted by a party member. The question is: could she make the extra haste ...
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What to optimize a Skald for in such a party?

Our party I have formed a party to play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play with. It contains 7 players, including me. Me, a Conjuration School Savant Arcanist. I've just hit level 2 and am ...
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Missing with a splash weapon II - Target against a wall / water / pit

(This is kind of a follow-up to Missing with a splash weapon) Situation There is an alchemist (or other splash weapon user) "X", throwing her splash weapon at a target "T" that is within X's weapons ...
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How can I get an uninterested group of players to listen to me, or focus on the game in general?

I am having some major trouble running a game of Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords. As some people know this quite a hard campaign, and while it is the first one that I have ever really run, I am ...
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Are expensive material component costs too specific?

Reality Revision requires a crystal worth 25,000 gp. Wish requires a diamond worth 25,000 gp. "Grand Jewels" in the treasure tables peak at 5,000 gp. Perhaps there is a work around for Reality ...
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Can an Actual Cognizance Crystal be used as Reality Revision's Material Component?

From Reality Revision: Manifesting reality revision requires channeling psionic power through specially-treated crystals similar to cognizance crystals that cost 25,000 gp. Does "same" overpower "...
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Repeated Reality Revisions Inherent Bonus To Attribute Material Component Cost?

In the text for Reality Revision as follows: Grant a creature a +1 inherent bonus to an ability score. Two to five reality revisions manifested in immediate succession can grant a creature a +2 to +...
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Power adjustments needed for D&D 5E characters facing Pathfinder NPCs? [on hold]

I have a Pathfinder homebrew campaign that I want to run for 5th edition D&D players. Naturally, I will swap out monsters as needed (though I templated a lot of them, so that will get interesting)....
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Optimizing a Crossblooded Sorcerer 1/Admixture School Savant Arcanist X

Introduction One of the members of our PFS party is Ash, a blaster mage. Her player’s requirement for the character was “I WANT TO BURN”, so I started to google and found this build. However, I ...
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How does invisibility and blur interact with ongoing visual spell effects that are not light?

How does invisibility and blur interact with ongoing visual spell effects that are not light? A character in my campaign often uses slipstream to move around because they are a merfolk, and likes the ...
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Which spells or tactics allow a low-level non-blaster Arcanist to deal with creatures immune to mind-affecting spells or who have a lot of HD?

I played The Confirmation yesterday, and it was a rather interesting experience. Our party consisted of: 2 Arcanists with Grease and Color Spray prepared and Quick-Study (my friend and me) A party ...
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Where can I find prices for alcohol?

I want my PFS character to spend some gold on drinking and tempt others to do it. However, the rules that I have found lack actual price listing of different alcohol beverages. Where can I find ...
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Missing with a splash weapon

RAW The Combat Rules concerning Splash Weapons go as follows: If you miss the target (whether aiming at a creature or a grid intersection), roll 1d8. This determines the misdirection of the throw, ...
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How does Light Blindness interact with artificial light sources?

Question How does the Light Blindness weakness (found, for example, as a weakness racial trait for Drow) interact with artificial light sources like torches, campfire, oil lamps, Light Spell, other ...
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What can I do when a player gets discouraged by low rolls that cause poor PC performance?

TLDR: What can I do when a player is getting upset by low rolls causing poor PC performance? I'm running a duet gestalt Pathfinder campaign in Roll20 with an Incanter/Conscript (from the Spheres). ...
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PF Paladin Oath of Vengeance: when does Powerful Justice expire?

The Oath of Vengeance's Powerful Justice replaces the paladin's normal Aura of Justice: Powerful Justice (Su) At 11th level, an oathbound paladin may spends one use of her smite evil ability ...
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How can I get a Hell Hound as a Summon Monster 2 option in PFS, as early as possible?

Hell Hound is listed in the Summon Monster II alternative summoning list. This creature seems nice to be used by my friend who is a True Neutral Unchained Summoner with a focus on actually summoning ...
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How much gold do characters and monsters get through the level progression of 21-40? [on hold]

How much gold do characters and monsters get through the level progression of 21-40?
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Can a buckler be dealt armored sacrifice damage while two-weapon fighting?

Armored Sacrifice (Ex): When damage would cause the fighter or an adjacent ally to be knocked unconscious or killed, the fighter can instead direct the damage to a suit of armor that he is wearing or ...
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Do the Fey have an enemy race?

Do Fey have a particular race or ideal they dislike?
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What would be the price of cheaper Glove of Storing?

I would like to get a Glove of Storing but I cannot afford the current price. Glove of Storing Aura moderate transmutation; CL 6th; Slot hands; Price 10,000 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION ...
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Circle of Razor Feathers: discerning between fluff and crunch

Most official spell descriptions start with a blurb of fluff that explains the effects of the spell as experienced by the characters and then they are followed by some crunch where the spell is ...
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What damage spells can wizards use at spell level 1-4 that are not evocation/necromancy/divination? [closed]

In a campaign I am playing, I am a wizard who has had a permanent baleful polymorph effect on me, but I didn't take of Hit Dice. I focus on illusion, and for all the amazing things that illusion can ...
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Does FAQ have official errata power in Pathfinder Society Organized Play? [duplicate]

According to FAQ, Magical Lineage and Metamagic Master traits don't allow their users to reduce spell level and have, say, a Furious Magic Missile as a 0 level spell (allowing to cast it at-will), or ...
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If I'm holding two weapons, can I momentarily hold one under my arm to free a hand?

Let's say I have Two-weapon Fighting, and I am wielding a light weapon in each hand. I have an ability that lets me conjure a certain item as a swift action. Can I momentarily hold one of my light ...
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How to defeat constructs at low levels?

My party and I are playing Iron Gods, and are still in the beginning chapters of the campaign. But we've been facing a fair amount of Constructs. I don't know about other campaigns/adventures, but in ...
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If read strictly, can an arcanist get free spells from Greater Spell Specialization?

Greater Spell Specialization is a feat published in Ultimate Magic (2011), three years before the arcanist appeared in the Advanced Class Guide. Unlike a wizard, an arcanist does not expend his ...
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Does counterspelling as an immediate action allows you to cast another spell the same turn?

I have this doubt. For what I have been reading it seems so, indeed you can counterspell and cast the same turn. So, whoever can counter as an immediate action like the abjurer (counterspell) or the ...
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Weaknesses: Vulnerability against X. What about DR or Hardness? [duplicate]

I'm currently in a campaign and and we've been fighting constructs a lot. I'm saving up for an Adamantine Greatsword which would bypass the +10 Hardness, according to our GM. During a fight, he let ...
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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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Do movement bonuses from different sources stack?

Do fast movement bonus from the Monk and Bloodrager stack with the elemental movement bloodline power bonus of the Sorcerer?
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Does a Kineticist's electric blast conduct like normal electricity?

I'm playing a kineticist, currently Level 3, and I'm using electric blasts as my primary attack. My DM has ruled, and I don't exactly disagree, that when I attack an enemy using an electric blast, ...
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Can you break your fall by flying?

If a character in Pathfinder falls could they break their fall by flying, or would they fall to their potential death?
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How to manage party out-of-combat exploration on Roll20?

I'm running The Emerald Spire on Roll20 and my players keep running about the map when not in combat "exploring". While this may not be an issue in other games, in this game there are an abundance of ...
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Can I make more Pistol shots per round if I have additional arms in Pathfinder?

I was thinking about building and Unchained Eidolon (Azata) for using Firearms. The thing is, increasing the number of arms (limbs) is trivial for Eidolons, as is taking a Pistol in each hand, or a ...
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Is there an Item insurance in Pathfinder? [closed]

This has rised in mind probably to someone else too. How would item insurance work in pathfinder? Items like otherworldly kimono, you'd capture the high lord of kingdom in it, take over the kingdom ...
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How do I calculate the damage of a Wild-Shaped Giant Squid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw?

What would the damage be for a 10th level druid with Powerful Shape and Strong Jaw active when Wildshaping into a giant squid? Strong Jaw: Each natural attack that creature makes deals damage as ...
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Trading wands back and forth in combat

Long story short, our party (4 members) was in a combat against a couple of magical creatures. The only thing that we had that could deal damage was a wand of magic missiles (because of previous ...
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Will a spellthief break Pathfinder?

My Pathfinder PC died recently, and the GM is allowing me to pick also from D&D 3.5 classes for my next PC. I'm considering the class spellthief, and my DM has approved this pick, but I'm worried ...
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Using Divination Spells for Droskar's Guiding Ring

Here is the description of Droskar's Guiding Ring: This gold ring is misshapen and uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time; inscribed on it is a crude symbol of a fire burning under an arch. ...
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Can a Devoted Tracker’s companion/mount get share powers?

I have a character who has a special mount that also counts as an animal companion, per the Devoted Tracker feat from Complete Adventurer. Is there any way of gaining the share powers ability (as ...
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When do you detect the presence of evil when using Detect Evil?

Detect Evil Concentration Its my understanding that you only get the benefits (1st rnd detect presence, 2nd rnd # of auras, etc) of Detect Evil when you concentrate on the spell, not just cast it. ...
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First time PCs and Information Gathering - should we have done more?

My party and I are all beginners in the RP world. We've started playing vanilla Pathfinder a while ago, and have come across some issues with gameplay. Our DM, who's also relatively new, has been ...
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Is there a spell that would allow you to transform someone into an object?

Is there any spell in Pathfinder that actually would allow an evil witch to turn an opposing witch into a sentient door knob, or something alike? It is such a common trope in fantasy that I find it ...
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Can a Counter-Summoner dispel an already Summoned creature?

Our Hero, James the Summoner, has the Counter-Summoner archetype and is 2nd level. This grants him the following abilities: Counter-Summon (Su) ... a counter-summoner can attempt to counter a ...
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What happens when you're under the effects of a mutagen and brew a new one?

The alchemist's Mutagen class feature says: At 1st level, an alchemist discovers how to create a mutagen that he can imbibe in order to heighten his physical prowess at the cost of his personality. ...
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Can a Mirror Witch get multiple uses of Cryptic Omens?

The text of Cryptic Omens reads as follows: Cryptic Omens (Ex): Each day, when a mirror witch consults with her patron mirror, the patron fragment can speak a few words of cryptic advice about the ...
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Where can I find the definition of “object”?

It has long been my understanding that creatures do not count as "objects", as the rules use that term. I see references to this being the case fairly often, and a lot of rules don't work right ...