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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 get access to Spiked Chain?

Unconventional Weaponry only gives access to uncommon weapons associated with an ancestry. How do I get Spiked Chain in Pathfinder Society? ("my previous DM allowed it" won't work there)
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What's the follow-up scenario to Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King's Court?

I'm running Pathfinder Society scenarios I picked up on sale for my group. They've expressed interest in the storyline that begins in Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King's Court, but I can'...
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What is the regional language of Absalom?

This is a question specifically about Pathfinder Society (Second Edition) Characters. If you create a Pathfinder Society Character, you get Common (Taldan) as starting language as well as access to ...
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Replacing Merfolk Tail with Salamander Bloodline

Merfolk are a powerful race that are balanced out by their poor land movement resulting from possessing a tail instead of legs: Base Speed (Slow Speed): Merfolk have a base speed of 5 feet. They have ...
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How does the cinderclaw gauntlet work with a monk?

In Paizo's Age of Ashes: Hellknight Hill, there's a magical incendiary gauntlet called the cinderclaw gauntlet. If one of my players wants to equip this gauntlet on his monk, how does this gauntlet ...
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Would creating undead minions be considered an evil action in PFS, and therefore earn Infamy?

Would creating undead minions be considered an evil action in PFS, and therefore earn Infamy? I'm not keen on GMing for a necromancer or anti-paladin type character, but also don't want to deny a ...
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Evil characters and magic in Pathfinder Society organized play

If a Pathfinder Society player brings a 'typically evil' character to a Pathfinder Society game, what should the GM and other players do? This also can extend to characters casting magic with the evil ...
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How does consumables batch crafting work in Pathfinder Society?

How does Pathfinder 2e consumables batch crafting work in Pathfinder Society play? For example: After an adventure, an alchemist wants to use 8 downtime days to craft a batch of four lesser alchemist'...
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What content has been officially converted from Starfinder to Pathfinder?

Are any of the materials in Paizo's Starfinder rules considered standard content for Paizo's Pathfinder rules according to Paizo? If yes, is any of that content also considered Pathfinder Society ...
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Can a Pathfinder Society adventure created for pregenerated characters be played without them?

Some Pathfinder Society adventures include pre-generated characters. For example, Origin of the Open Road includes this text: Origin of the Open Road is a Pathfinder Society adventure designed for ...
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In the Absalom Initiation adventure, should PCs be assigned quests from all 4 districts?

The Absalom Initiation is a replayable Pathfinder Society adventure. The players start off at a party where: However: This is fine and all, but: This will be the first Pathfinder Society event I ...
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Does my initial inventory go on the inventory tracking sheet?

I'm getting ready for my first Pathfinder Society game. My character is created and I have a blank inventory tracking sheet. The only left is to purchase my initial inventory. Does my initial ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Infernal Healing compared to each other?

Every party in Pathfinder and every character in Pathfinder Society need some healing source, and the two most common ones are a Wand of Infernal Healing and a Wand of Cure Light Wounds. It is often ...
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Color Spray vs. Sleep: which spell should a low-level spellcaster use?

One of the easiest ways of winning low-level combat encounters is casting Color Spray or Sleep. Those two are both save-or-lose spells, and low-CR enemies usually have weak Will saves. However, ...
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Rules-as-written, does an attempt to tie up a creature affected by the Sleep spell awaken it?

When playing PFS, I used Sleep on a group of thugs and disabled them all. When I declared that I was tying up one of them, our GM told us that the thug awoke and was now trying to fight. This left us ...
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Can you pick an advanced rogue talent with the Extra Rogue Talent feat?

If you are level 11 (or above) and you take the Extra Rogue Talent feat (as rogue), can you pick an advanced talent instead of just a normal rogue talent?
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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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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 googled and found this build. However, I decided to push ...
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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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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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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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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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Is using multiple Greatswords on an Unchained Eidolon with a Multiweapon Fighting feat worth it?

My friend plays an Unchained Summoner in Pathfinder Organized Play, and I build a character for them. It's actually possible that I create my own Unchained Summoner two, as I've tried this class ...
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Is using the Consume Life power of the Twilight Sage an evil act, or are the rules silent about it?

While building one of my Pathfinder Society characters, I was thinking about making an Arcanist and applying the Twilight Sage archetype. One of its abilities reads as follows: Consume Life (Su) By ...
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How can I make Unchained characters in PCGen?

I am making a character to be played in PFS by my friend, and they want to play a Summoner. Chained Summoners are not legal, but PCGen doesn't seem to support the Unchained one. Is there any way to ...
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Which number is better for a Sorcerer's primary stat, 20 or 18? [closed]

Building a save-or-lose Pathfinder Society Sorcerer for my previous game (Grease and Color Spray), I've chosen the following stats in 20-point point-buy: Str: 7, Dex: 14, Con: 12, Int: 10, Wis: 10, ...
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Which is more powerful, an arcanist or an exploiter wizard?

For playing in Pathfinder Society, I'm trying to decide whether to play either a level 1 Arcanist or a level 1 Wizard with the archetype Exploiter wizard. While still adhering to Society guidelines, ...
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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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