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Pathfinder Society Organized play is a world-wide continuous Pathfinder campaign run by Paizo Publishing LLC.

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How to contribute as a low-level character at Pathfinder Society Organized Play?

In a normal Pathfinder game, all characters in a party are of equal level, or at least of roughly equal. In PFS, however, it can range from 1 to 5 in a single module that I will attend, and it feels ...
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What tier are the Pathfinder classes at 1-10 levels? [duplicate]

i seen a lot of tiers list that say 9th level spellcasters are absolutely best.. but most of the games PFS i seen are going at levels 1-10, so i think this theoretical tiers are just not working at ...
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Good Follow-Up Campaigns for Master of The Fallen Fortress [closed]

I'm a newbie GM about to run Master of The Fallen Fortress for a group of equally newbie players. If they get excited about Tabletop RPG's and want to continue playing, what would be a good campaign ...
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Are Ectoplasmatists proficient with their Ectoplasmic Lash, and Warlocks proficient with Mystic Bolts?

The Ectoplasmatist archetype for the Spiritualist gets an ability called Ectoplasmic Lash, which reads as follows: Ectoplasmic Lash (Su) At 1st level, as a full-round action an ectoplasmatist ...
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How exactly does a magus arcane pool point, to enhance weapons, work?

I am playing a magus in pathfinder. I am new to this class so I need clarification with links to support. I know that the pool point can enhance the weapon with shock, fire, keen, bonuses, etc. What ...
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Pathfinder society GP in non society games?

I want to use a Pathfinder society scenario in my game, but I don't play in society. My only problem is that society scenarios often include "award players XXX gp" and I have no idea what to do when ...
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Continuing to play as Yoon?

Is it possible to continue to play as the pregenerated character Yoon or is she available only for trial runs? This is Yoons character sheet. Note that by continue to use it i mean leveling her as ...
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Are there any spells that make your character younger?

I want to have a character whose a child however your character has to be an adult by Pathfinder rules so i am currently looking for a spell that reduces a characters age. I am aware of spells like ...
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I want to build a Spellslinger [closed]

I recently got a Spellslinger boon in PFS, so I set out to build one. As Spellslingers give up FOUR whooping Schools plus their Arcane Bond to get their Arcane Gun ability, I thought to build a ...
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I want to mount a T-Rex

So, my character is a level 1 Primal Companion Hunter with a T-Rex Animal Companion that starts at Medium due to advancement and has a Str of 14. I want to fight mounted on this T-Rex starting at ...
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Is the feat Whip Mastery applicable to scorpion whips?

If I am proficient with both whips and scorpion whips; am I able to apply anything that benefits specifically whips, such as for instance the feat Whip Mastery, to a scorpion whip? Why or why not? ...
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Add line in the sand to warpriest spell list?

I am interested in casting line in the sand, but the character in question is a warpriest, not a bloodrager, magus, sorcerer, or wizard. I don’t want to multiclass, and in any event would like to use ...
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More attacks of opportunity for low-Dexterity PFS character

Is there any way to get a large number of attacks of opportunity in a round, without having high Dexterity? Feats, class features, whatever. My particular use-case would be happiest if it didn’t ...
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How can I build an effective whip fighter? [closed]

I want to build a Pathfinder Society character than can effectively attack with a whip from level 1. If possible, I would really appreciate if this character could have some kind of divine magic, ...
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Do Wizard levels affect the Minor/Major Magic Rogue Talents?

I have a lvl 5 Kitsune scout. I was thinking about dipping some levels into Wizard (I really like the school of transmutation), however I already grabbed the Minor Magic and Major Magic Rogue talents....
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How does the Tinkerer Alchemist's familiar work?

I'm looking into making a Tinkerer Alchemist for PFS and I'm trying to nail down some of the rules gray areas. I'd love some help finding RAW, PFS-legal answers to these things. 1) If the construct ...
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Can a flag be attached to a weapon for the Flagbearer feat?

As per the title. I'm looking only for RAW and/or official rulings. The Flagbearer feat: As long as you hold your clan, house, or party’s flag, members of that allegiance within 30 feet who can ...
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Does the Primal Companion Hunter archetype require that you choose Unchained evolutions in PFS?

The original summoner class is banned in Pathfinder Society. As per Additional Resources: As of 4/27/15 the summoner class in this book is no longer legal for play. A summoner character that has ...
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Does PFS provide any rules for gaining access to variant Aasimar abilities/physical features?

Aasimar have a list of variant abilities and physical features, for which you would normally roll percent dice. My understanding is that you don't roll for anything PFS. If that's the case, is it ...
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Are Aasimars of alternate heritage required to be the typical alignment?

The Aasimar listings for alternate racial heritages list typical alignments. Do you need to match that alignment to take that alternate racial heritage, or is it just a suggestions? Is there a ...
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What item slots does a griffon have access to?

For one of my Pathfinder Society characters I will soon be acquiring a griffon (via Monstrous Mount). As such, I'd like to be clear on which item slots are available to it (via the Extra Item Slot ...
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Can you purchase magic items not in your chronicle sheets or always available in PFS?

According to the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide (v8.0). A Pathfinder Society character may purchase any items in their chronicle sheets plus any items in the "Always Available Items" list ...
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How to make characters in Pathfinder that a DM at a game store will accept?

I've played D&D in the past (including 3.5) and have been looking at Pathfinder because it seemed familiar and popular. I've been thinking of joining a Pathfinder event game at a store (might be ...
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Do I still apply the +3 bonus to attack for shocking grasp if I have changed the energy type of the attack?

I've been tinkering with a mischiveous little sorcerer build and I have come to a question I am unsure of. With my Elemental bloodline I can change the type of energy of any spell that does energy ...
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In Pathfinder Society, can Deep Pockets be used to retrieve broken weapons or armor?

The Prestige Class Pathfinder Chronicler gets the following ability at level 1: Deep Pockets (Ex): A Pathfinder chronicler collects items as well as lore, picking up small amounts of this or that ...
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What happens to non-expendable items pulled from Deep Pockets?

The Prestige Class Pathfinder Chronicler gets the following ability at level 1: Deep Pockets (Ex): A Pathfinder chronicler collects items as well as lore, picking up small amounts of this or that ...
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How do I operationalize the Cold-Blooded Oracle Curse?

I'm creating a nagaji oracle, and stumbled upon the Cold-Blooded Oracle Curse from the Monster Codex. It reads: Your blood turns sluggish without sufficient heat, and you must seek warmth and ...
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How does the ability decrease from a failed Contact Other Planes DC apply in PFS?

If I miss a DC check when using Contact Other Planes to contact an Outer plane, greater deity, the table for the spell shows that I reduce my Intelligence and Charisma to 8 for 5 weeks. How is this ...
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Can spells be removed from a spellbook?

Space in the Spellbook: A spell takes up one page of the spellbook per spell level. Even a 0-level spell (cantrip) takes one page. A spellbook has 100 pages. Suppose I (a wizard) have a spellbook ...
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Beneficent touch before or after roll?

In the trait Beneficent Touch it says the following: Once per day, when you cast a spell or use a class ability that heals hit point damage, reroll any 1s that appear on the dice and take the new ...
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As a nagaji, what are my starting languages in PFS?

I've created a nagaji character for Pathfinder Society and I'm trying to figure out what languages I start with. There seems to be competing information in different sourcebooks, and PFS documentation ...
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Is a tiny creature with the feat Blades Above And Below able to flank?

I have an idea for a Fighter Eldritch Guardian (F-EG) archetype and, for fluff, I want to have an Azata Lyrakien (a tiny outsider) as a familiar (by the improve familiar feat). At level 2, the F-EG ...
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If subjected to multiple concentration checks, are all rolled separately?

What happens if multiple concentration checks are required from different sources while a caster is trying to cast a spell? For example, if we have a (very unfortunate) wizard who is trying to cast ...
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Can my Improved Familiar Imp wield the Quarterstaff of Entwined Serpents in PFS play?

Is there a way for familiars gained through Improved Familiar to be given weapons? Well, the ones that should plausibly have hands: Imps, Lyrakien Azatas and so on. I heard that PFS prevents players ...
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Is it better for Wizard to multiclass into Evangelist on level six or wait until level seven?

For a PFS play, I am planning to prestige my conjurer-specialist Wizard (currently level 5) into the Evangelist of Nethys. So, level 5 Wizard is BAB +2, Base Saves +1, +1, +4 But on level 6 the ...
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How can I optimize this Dwarven Inquisitor build for effectiveness of overrun attack and intimidate strategies?

I am creating a character that should follow all the Pathfinder Society's rules. The character will not go to level 20 ( I think 14-16 will be his cap ). Currently I have this overall picture: Race: ...
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How to officially keep a track record of Faction Journal Card goals completion in Pathfinder Society?

Faction Journal Cards represent a long way of getting some favors with your chosen faction through accomplishing secondary objectives related to the Faction's interests during missions. These favors ...
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Can Mesmerist with Bold Stare (Psychic Inception) use Intimidate on mindless targets?

If I understand correctly then Intimidate (demoralization -> shaken condition) is mind-effecting fear effect. As per Bold Stare (Psychic Inception) description states that such targets can be targeted ...
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How do I find the evergreen PFS scenarios?

How do I find the official evergreen (replayable) scenarios of the Pathfinder Society? Society rules only permit a player to repeat 'evergreen' scenarios for credit; the vast majority cannot be ...
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Difference between Pathfinder organized and core

I play Pathfinder with a group, but I've never played it a con. I'm taking my daughter to Origins this year, and we need to build characters for the Pathfinder society. What's the difference between ...
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In PCGen where is the Halfling racial trait “helpful”?

I'm trying to build a character but the first major cornerstone of the build is the "Helpful" racial trait for halflings that seems to be missing. I did some google searches, the trait doesn't seem ...
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As an inexperienced GM, how can I avoid killing PCs my first time GMing in Pathfinder Society?

While I have experience DM'ing 3.5e, I have far less experience in pathfinder and have not yet GM'd a PFS game. I'm currently preparing to run the Rise of the Runelord's first module (Thistletop) ...
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Is there a generic way to add disguise as a class skill?

Is there some generic way to add disguise as a class skill to any class that doesn't have it? For example, many traits add other skills, but I haven't been able to find one for disguise. I'm looking ...
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Can an unkind PFS GM permanently kill my earth elemental eidolon?

The earth elemental eidolon does not have the elemental trait of not having to breath, so presumably when it gets sent to its home plane it will die a painful and (semi)permanent death (I mean, if I ...
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How can I improve my cleric's survivability?

I'm doing PFS (Pathfinder Society) play as a cleric. Currently I'm level 2 and focused mostly on buffing/supporting. Generally I stand in the back, buff people at the beginning of combat, then pull a ...
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What stowed items can a Tiefling's prehensile tail retrieve?

The prehensile tail ability is written thus: Prehensile Tail: Many tieflings have tails, but some have long, flexible tails that can be used to carry items. While they cannot wield weapons with ...
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Can an Earth Kineticist (Pathfinder Society Occult Playtest) sunder at range?

I have an Earth Kineticist from the PFS Occult Playtest. I have in several modules helped save my party by diverting my kinetic blast attacks to target enemy weapons and or armor (Sundering). For ...
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How is Controlled Rage handled in Pathfinder Society?

So....after a little searching on the web about Urban barbarians I cant seem to find an official ruling on the following Controlled Rage (Ex): When an urban barbarian rages, instead of making a ...
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(Various) Shaman archetypes and valid domains for Druids

For the various shaman archetypes (such as Bear Shaman) in the druid class, your domain choices and animal companion choices are restricted. Are the Animal and terrain domains valid selections for a ...
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In Pathfinder Society what boons exist?

So after spending far too much time scouring what I could on boons and chronicle sheets, is there a running list of the boons and methods to acquire said boons? And how do race boons work if the boon ...