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Pathfinder Second Edition Playtest is the playtest of the successor to the Pathfinder RPG on which it is based. Playtest materials were released on August 2, 2018, and the full product released on August 1, 2019. (For questions about the final version of Pathfinder 2e, use the [pathfinder-2e] tag instead.)

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What ability modifier do ray spells use?

My players and I are unsure what ability modifier ranged and melee touch attacks from spells use to hit. Typically, ranged attacks use Dexterity, and melee attacks use Strength. However, spells also ...
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What happens when you roll zero or negative damage?

If a Kobold Dragon Mage (Pathfinder Playtest Bestiary, p. 83) hits a character with its staff, it does 1d4–2 damage. If a 2 is rolled on the die, how much damage is dealt? What if a 1 is rolled on the ...
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How many times does Dangerous Sorcellery apply when the spell rolls several times for damage?

I'm confused regarding the interaction between Dangerous Sorcellery and spells like Magic Missiles. Dangerous Sorcellery: When you cast a non-cantrip spell that deals damage and that doesn't have ...
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How am I supposed to carry enough stuff to adventure?

Encumbrance in Pathfinder 2 seems to be pretty limiting, and I always seem to run out of Container space long before I run out of Encumbrance space. Backpacks can carry 4 Bulk worth of items, and ...
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How am I supposed to carry enough darts for a long adventure?

While building a character for the Pathfinder 2 (playtest) I came across an interesting conundrum. In order to carry Darts, I need some sort of container to carry them in when I'm not actively about ...
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What are the differences between Pathfinder, and Pathfinder 2e playtest v1.6? [closed]

Of course, by "Pathfinder 2e" I mean the new version of Pathfinder that has currently been released by Paizo for playtesting; Version 1.6. The type of answer I would prefer is an unordered list which ...
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Exploration time and Forced March

I'm currently playtesting the new Pathfinder 2e rules and preparing for the second adventure of Doomsday Dawn. Exploration rules in that adventure are specifically important, since a big part is ...
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Does Pathfinder 2e Playtest fix the “linear fighters, quadratic wizards” problem?

It is generally accepted that a reasonably optimized DnD 3.5e wizard will wipe the floor with even a well optimized DnD 3.5e fighter by high levels, often known as "linear fighters, quadratic wizards"....
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Does the “Ki Strike” Power for a Monk cost Spell Points to use?

The Monks "Ki Strike" Class Feat gives you access to the Power "Ki Strike", and says the following: This power is a type of special spell you can cast by spending Spell Points The section on ...
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Does cover protect against an aura if it only has a gap outside the aura?

I understand that the aura originates from the target and moves with it, and that as long as the center of a creature is within the radius of the aura it is subjected to the aura's effect. There is ...
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Burn it and alchemist fire persistent damage

Burn it (page 31) Fire fascinates you. Your spells and alchemical items that deal fire damage gain a conditional bonus to damage equal to half the spell’s level or the item’s level (minimum 1). You ...
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How do ability scores increase in the playtest?

The Pathfinder Playtest for 2E has the following in the section about ability scores: When your character advances to 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th levels, she receives ability boosts in four ...
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Am I reading monk's whirling throw correctly?

Whirling Throw Feat 6 Requirements You have a creature grabbed or restrained. You propel your grabbed or restrained foe a great distance. Choose a distance in feet of up to 10 + 5 × ...
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What is negative damage?

I'm relatively new to TTRPGs and completely new to making Wizard characters. I'm currently trying to make a Wizard, and having trouble fully understanding the Grim Tendrils spell from the Pathfinder ...
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Is it possible to be expert in a skill at level 1?

Related to: Is it possible to be an expert in a skill at level 2? In hero labs online when you get skills through feats or backgrounds (lore as an example) you can add another skill level as usual. ...
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What are the costs of using Double Slice?

I'm a bit confused about the double slice feat. Does it now cost 1 or 2 actions to use it? And what are the penalties now when you use it with agile and non-agile weapons?
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Is it possible to be an expert in a skill at level 2?

In the first public draft of the Pathfinder 2e playtest (Aug. 2018), there are several second level feats that require expert in various skills. One example is Magical Crafting. It seems as if it is ...
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Do Natural Attacks count as Unarmed?

Several spells and powers, e.g. Dinosaur Form, give you: natural melee attacks, which are the only types of attacks you can use. Items such as the Handwraps of Mighty Fists: give your unarmed ...
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How does the spell thievery ability work when you don't have a blank scroll or page?

(Pathfinder Playtest pg 172) Spell Thievery If you use Palm an Object or Steal an Object on a scroll, spellbook, or similar item, you can remove the magical writing without disturbing the ...