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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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Use Magic Device and the Shield of the Mage [closed]

I am here for some clarification on what things I could do with Use Magic Device (through Emulate Class Feature) to get the spell I want to appear on the Shield of the Mage. I am fully aware that this ...
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What is the difference between Pathfinder and D&D5e content and availability for French content in France?

I want to start a role-playing game with some friends, with me as the GM. I already practiced with another GM on an introductory game called Chroniques Oubliés (Forgotten Chronicles), with simplified ...
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Can the Dimensional Lock spell keep a creature stuck in a Maze spell?

Suppose a spellcaster casts Maze on a victim. On the next round, while the victim is in the maze, the spellcaster casts Dimensional Lock on the victim's original location. If the Maze duration runs ...
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What is the reach of a Tiny creature, when it's not listed?

The intro to the Bestiary says: Space/Reach: The creature's space and reach—if the creature's space and reach are standard (one 5-foot square and a reach of 5 feet), this line is omitted. But then ...
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Do you need a free hand to present your holy symbol?

When channeling energy, it says that you must present your holy symbol. But does this take a free hand? Do I have to put down a weapon/shield if both hands are holding something? A cleric must be ...
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Does the Large evolution retroactively increase the cost of Ability Increase evolutions?

Suppose a medium-sized Eidolon has spent 2 evolution points for the Ability Increase (Strength) evolution. Later, the Summoner gains a level and gives the Eidolon the Large evolution. According to ...
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Can a Dhampir use the spell or effects of Cure Wounds on him/herself and bypass their Negative Energy Affinity?

Can a good aligned Dhampir use the spell or effects of Cure Wounds on him/herself and bypass their Negative Energy Affinity or would you still need the Life-Dominant Soul feat to at least heal for ...
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What effects would invisible or illusioned holy symbols have on casting for a cleric?

If a cleric decided to have their holy symbol invisible would it affect any of the uses of it? Such as the ability to channel, casting spells with divine focus, and possibly preparing spells (this one ...
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What are the Pathfinder classes relying the least on the player's dice rolls? [closed]

Let's assume a player has very bad luck (as in, most attack rolls result in failures, with a bad record of 1s' showing up at the worst moments). What are the classes that are the least reliant on the ...
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When a Cleric spontaneously casts a Cure Light Wounds spell, will a Pearl of Power recover the original spell or Cure Light Wounds?

Assume a cleric has converted one of their first level spells into cure light wounds, and it was the only spell they have expended. When they use the pearl of power to recover the spell, what is ...
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How do Concentration checks interact with damage that is not lethal damage?

Odd question came up in a game today and that was how is a concentration check affected by damage that is not lethal damage. So these other sources are non-lethal damage, ability score damage, and ...
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Can an undead creature be nonmagically controlled or trained?

Is it possible for a typical fighter, for example,(or any other non magically inclined individual) to control a zombie or skeleton he found and train it to do what he wants, like with positive and ...
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When multiclassing, are caster levels from each class added together to meet the requirements for crafting feats?

I am building a mystic theurge, and as such my starting levels are going to be alternating between cleric and wizard. I do not want to miss out on taking the Craft Wondrous Items feat at the first ...
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Are taxidermied creatures valid targets for the Animate Dead spell?

Are you able to turn a taxidermied creature into an undead? Say our necromancer has the spell prepared and sufficient onyx on them, and is walking through a hunting lodge with trophies of the hunt ...
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Do undead still count as corpses?

Do undead still count as corpses for the purposes of spells that target corpses? Lets look at a specific example, Resurrection. Now, Resurrection functions like raise dead, except that it can bring ...
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How to tell the difference between undead and undead-like things?

How would someone tell the difference between a true undead creature, a corpse under animate objects, undead anatomy, or other methods? I know that detect undead would show that true undead and the ...
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Is it possible to de-animate undead without killing or destroying them?

Is it possible to cause an undead to just become dead without destroying or killing it? The magic that creates an undead are instantaneous (except for special case skeletal crew and possibly others, ...
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Kingmaker - how do the players buy/sell items (Possible spoilers)

In the first book of Kingmaker, the AP provides guidance on how the players can sell their loot and acquire new items through Oleg. Once the players start their kingdom, they have a city with a base ...
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Does asking a player to not to do something violate their agency?

This is something I am rather conflicted about as I have met with several gamemasters and I was told that asking players to not to have their character do something breaks their immersion and violates ...
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Does a creature get to choose which square it takes its Attack of Opportunity from movement on?

If a target is moving (or seems like it intends to move) through multiple Threatened Squares, can the Threatening creature choose not to take its Attack of Opportunity from the first square, but also ...
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How do Stylized Spell (Metamagic) and Rakshasa Bloodline Arcana interact?

Both mechanisms are all about lying on what you are casting. Bloodline Arcana: Add half your sorcerer level to the Spellcraft DC for others to identify spells you cast. If their checks fail by 5 ...
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How does Spiritual Weapon interact with Illusions?

There were two Silent Images mimicking a fight between a seemingly helpless woman and a harpy at quite some distance. The PCs (good souls that they are) decided to save the woman, and as soon as able ...
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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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Pricing a custom Robe of Bones

I am trying to deconstruct the Robe of Bones(RoB) magic item so that I can construct a personalized version for my necromancer. Why use the default undead in it when I could instead have one with my ...
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Hideous Laughter: What actions are available?

Ah Tasha's Hideous Laughter, or simply Hideous Laughter in Pathfinder. My monster's fell fast and hard to this spell last night, and though it was a wonderful victory for the PCs, I'm now filled with ...
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Are the Conceal Spell and Cunning Casters feats for hiding spellcasting meant for use in a certain context, or intended for general use?

I am making a liar character. He has False Priest archetype, Rashasa bloodline, Charisma pumped up as far as I could and as his first feat racial Realistic Likeness. So far so good. Now, sometimes ...
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Is there any information about the Guild of Wonders beyond what's available in the Guide to Absalom?

I have a player interested in playing a CN rogue with a penchance for artwork trained by a guild of assassins. The Red Mantis seem too evil and don't work with his backstory for other reasons, but the ...
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How does one prepare for surviving an assassination? [closed]

I'm playing a 9th level Life Oracle of Pharasma and I'm the party healer. A party member has a greater madness (given by the GM) that has driven her to believe that Pharasma wants me dead. My GM has ...
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Does the attack bonus from a Masterwork weapon stack with the attack bonus from Masterwork ammunition?

Does the attack bonus from a Masterwork weapon stack with the attack bonus from Masterwork ammunition? For example, does the +1 attack bonus of a Masterwork Arrow stack with the +1 attack bonus of ...
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Are there rules for blocking ranged attacks with your body?

For my next Pathfinder session, the group might encounter a rat which mind controlled a child into his speaking puppet. However, when the group decides to attack the rat with a ranged attack I want ...
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Does the Quick Draw & Flick of the Wrist feat work with Unarmed Strikes?

Does the Quick Draw & Flick of the Wrist feat work with Unarmed Strikes? Flick of the Wrist from Song and Silence makes a target flat-footed if you use the Quick Draw feat as part of the attack, ...
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How can I reskin the Headband of the Ninjitsu for a steampunk campaign? [closed]

My DM is running a steampunk Pathfinder campaign, and he's banned strictly magical objects and weapons. However, he has said that if we can reskin it to fit within the world (i.e. a wand is more akin ...
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Can I reprint obscure OGL rules in my campaign setting book?

I am presently writing a campaign setting for Pathfinder 1e, in which several rules from the adventure paths and third-party books are used. For example, it uses rules for modern firearms, and city ...
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Can a wizard research an existing spell of a higher level than they can currently cast?

TL;DR - Can a 6th level wizard research (not cast) an existing 4th level spell? As a wizard of the 13th circle, I have a need for some spells of the 4th tier. I have been unable to find scrolls for ...
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When does spellcasting longer than 1 action provoke an Attack of Opportunity?

Assuming they do not cast defensively, when a spellcaster takes longer than 1 action to complete a spell (as is the case with long casting time spells and, more likely to see in combat, Summon Monster,...
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Can a magus use spellstrike on an attack of opportunity?

A magus casts Shocking Grasp, uses the arcane pool (for +1) and walks into battle. The baddie runs past the Magus, and the Magus gets an attack of opportunity, can he use Spellstrike and deliver the ...
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Explanation for viper stats [closed]

I am making a level 11 witch. Looking at the viper familiar bonus for perception it's +9. What gives? I know 4 is from race, and 1 is from WIS. Where is the other 4 from? Ranks: 11 Race: 4 Class ...
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When do I use the “Brace” special weapon feature?

I have a question regarding the weapon feature "Brace". Some weapons have the special weapon feature "Brace", for example a simple spear How to use it (how I understand it) On your turn, you take ...
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How does the Weapon Champion's Favored Weapons feature interact with the Daisho Expertise feat?

The Daisho Expertise feat says: Prerequisites: Proficiency with the katana or wakizashi. Benefit: Increase the damage die of katanas and wakizashi you wield by one die step. In addition, you ...
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How can I encourage (and help) players to play, and roleplay, clerics?

Every time my group starts a new campaign or adventure with new characters, the caveat is that they must try and play something new and different. None of them have played a cleric, ever. The ...
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How does the Antilife Shell spell work?

I'm confused about some aspects of the Antilife Shell spell, which reads as follows: Antilife Shell School abjuration; Level cleric/oracle 6, druid 6, shaman 6; Domain animal 6; Subdomain ...
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How long is a day to a mundane crafter?

Well, obviously 24 hours :-) but how does it work with crafting? I came across this while calculating crafting times for various mundane items. If the result × the DC equals double or triple the ...
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How to calculate the cost of an armor enchant

For some enchants it list +x bonus where x is some number between 1 and 5 and others it list a value in gold pieces For example Improved slick is listed under +4 special ability's with a base price ...
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Does a spellcaster need to be willing for a Mezlan to use its Store Spells (Su) ability?

Mezlan is a type of morphic ooze with a special ability called Store Spells. A mezlan can store up to 10 levels of spells that it can then cast freely. The spells imbued into a mezlan are each ...
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Trox's Grabbing appendages

Can a Trox, which is a large monstrous humanoid, use his grabbing appendages to grab another large creature, all the while beign able to swing his weapon; or if using his grabbing appendages, against ...
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Can a Barbarian end his rage if he is paralyzed?

The situation came up last time we played, where the Barbarian has just began ragin and was then paralyzed. He asked if he could end his rage so as not to waste his rounds (and also eat up his fatigue ...
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How does Haste work on natural attacks?

How does haste work with Natural Attacks? I was going to play a Master chemist in my game, but I ran across a problem. for those who are not familiar with the Master chemist, it is a prestige class ...
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Spell combat in confined spaces, are there penalties?

I've got a Brute Vigilante who also enjoys taking an Enlarge Person potion now and then (we've ruled that the brute ability is not magical and can stack with the magical enlargement). I've read and ...
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Can Spellstrike be applied to Reach weapons?

Can a Magus deliver touch spells via Spellstrike(Su) while using a melee reach weapon such as the whip? At 2nd level, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell ...
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Two weapon fighting using double slice and power attack at same time

I am helping a new player create a character and he wants to use two weapon fighting. He is joining the campaign I am in and will be starting out as a 7th level slayer Assuming 18 strength and ...