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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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How does the Furyborn bonus interact with a weapon's regular enhancement bonus?

I've been looking through the Magic Weapons for Pathfinder, and came across the Furyborn enchantment. Basically, whenever you damage someone, you get a +1 Enhancement bonus to your weapon against that ...
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Hell Knight Signifier Double Dip?

I was looking into Hell Knight Signifier builds and I found a reference to something called the "Divine Double-Dip", where (for example) you would take 3 levels of Oracle for a Mystery revelation, and ...
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Does the bard's Inspire Courage feature increase damage for swarms?

The Bard's Inspire Courage feature references weapon damage rolls: A 1st level bard can use his performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear and ...
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Does Atavism give more bonuses on top of the Advanced template, or is it just summarizing?

From Druid 4th level spell Atavism: The animal immediately gains the advanced creature simple template. It gains a +2 bonus on all rolls, including damage rolls and special ability DCs, a +4 bonus ...
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How is the ankylosaurus animal companion's stun DC calculated?

So in my last question, Dinosaur Damage Dilemma, I was talking about damage for an Ankylosaurus and I realised that while the dinosaur can stun, the DC would be different for an animal companion. It ...
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Gate Mage implementation for D&D or Pathfinder [closed]

Gate mages, described in the Mither Mages series by Orson Scott Card, are potent healers, tricksters, travelers, and linguists. They have some potential as damage dealers in that they can use gates to ...
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How do I increase the damage of an ankylosaurus companion’s tail without reducing its attack bonus?

The Dinosaur As a druid thinking of using an ankylosaurus as an animal companion, I'm interested to see the damage one might get out of it. Unfortunately, it hits one per round at best and its ...
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New Player joining with Craft Magic Arms and Armor

I'm GMing a Pathfinder game that's been going on for awhile now and wanted some advice. We have a new player that's joining a game in progress. The rest of the party is level 8. He's coming in at ...
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My GM declines valid dialogue by my character due to his low Charisma; how can I change my GM's mind?

This is the first time I'm playing D&D. As a result, I may have botched the stats of my character. I have a low Charisma stat. However, in my understanding, this should only be a modifier to how ...
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Are there any rules for modern weapons/armor?

As I looked over the Pathfinder rules - especially the weapons and armor stats from Paizo and different 3rd-party producers - I noticed that I saw stats for either scifi or fantasy items, but I did ...
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Can Synthesist Summoners apply evolutions to the Summoner's natural attacks?

I'm a bit confused here. Since the Eidolon and Summoner are fused together as a Synthesist, could I apply an evolution like reach to one of my Summoner's own natural attacks? Or would I have to wait ...
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Where can I find LPJ Design's alternate gun rules for Pathfinder? [duplicate]

From this answer: Your main problem is that the Gunslinger is gimped by the awful Pathfinder gun rules. It will never have comparable damage to other characters. Consider getting your DM to allow ...
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Which Elementals can a Conjuration (summoning) spell summon?

Based on the note to Hey I Can Chan's answer here. Both Summon Monster and Summon Nature's Ally list Elemental(small) in their level 2 versions (and larger elementals for higher spell levels). Are ...
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What is the relationship between Moroi Vampires and Dhampir offspring in the lore?

A rather interesting plot hook has presented itself, and has made me curious as to the relationship between Dhampir and their respective vampiric parent. I have looked into some of the basic ...
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Issues with a druid build [closed]

The problem We are playing the campaign path The Second Darkness and my friend is a druid with a ankylosaurus animal companion. We are all 7th level and he is doing way less damage than everyone else,...
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Can creatures with Spell Resistance voluntarily fail saving throws?

Pathfinder's magic rules say that a creature with "special resistance to magic" can voluntarily fail a saving throw against a spell. Voluntarily Giving up a Saving Throw A creature can ...
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Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around?

Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around in Pathfinder? And if so how far? In other words, how does Telekinetic Throw work with willing creatures?
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How to roll damage for a fireball against multiple opponents?

A fireball is cast and is about to deal 8d6 damage to five different opponents. Do you roll 8d6 one time and each of the five opponents takes that damage (subject to saves), or do you roll 8d6 for ...
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What happens if two people on opposing sides use command undead on a non-sentient undead? [duplicate]

I am planning to play as a necromancer in an evil game however one of my biggest fears is a cleric will just produce a wand of command undead and order my undead to attack me resulting in me being ...
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Is there a rule that allows me to fuse 2 NPCs?

I'm running Rise of the Runelords and, throughout the encounters, several major foes managed to run away. Specifically, Nualia Tobyn (an Aasimar Cleric 4/Fighter 2) and Lucrecia (a Lamia Matriarch). ...
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How to handle a (Witch's) Familiar below level 5 - Communication & Orders

Hello Fellow Game Masters & Players, New GM here with a party of 5 players at lvl 1 (2 soon), experienced with DnD but not Pathfinder. I hope you can shed some light / give advice about familiar ...
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Does the Arcanist Flame Arc exploit trigger attacks of opportunity?

Does the Arcanist Flame Arc exploit trigger attacks of opportunity? Here is my gaming group's thought process, to show that we did some research, albeit ultimately came up to nothing and I had to ...
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What ways are there to enter a foe's space without triggering an Attack of Opportunity?

A friend is suggesting a very odd Christmas one-shot, where everyone plays as kids, talking animals, snowmen, etc...but also as 20th level Gestalt characters, allowing just about any Pathfinder or 3.5 ...
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Can a sandman bard steal prepared spells that have already been cast?

Can a sandman bard use the bardic performance stealspell to steal a spell from an allied druid if the druid has already cast the spell?
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Are casting times for echoed spells increased for sorcerers?

I can clearly see from Do metamagic feats increase a spell's casting time in Pathfinder? that casting times are increased for spontaneous casters when using meta-magic. The Echoing Spell ...
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How much cover do non-Medium tower shields provide?

Per the tower shield description, it's possible to deploy a tower shield to effectively create a wall along one edge of your space. This makes sense for Medium creatures wielding Medium tower shields, ...
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Where does the Stand Still feat stop movement?

Stand Still lets you stop somebody's movement when you make an attack of opportunity against them. If an adjacent opponent moves out of a square adjacent to you (without withdrawing or otherwise ...
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Where do you stop when failing to move past an opponent?

There's a narrow corridor with me and other two creatures in it, an ally and an enemy: WWWWWW ----M--AE---- WWWWWW M stands for "me", A for "ally", E for "enemy" and W for "wall". With my last ...
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Can a creature stay squeezed next to another?

Terrain and Obstacles on Squeezing says that one creature can squeeze to get past the other creature, but that a squeezing creature can't stop in an occupied square. If one Large creatures is in a 15-...
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Does a level 3 Swashbuckler gain Panache from killing a 1-HD creature?

Killing Blow with a Light or One-Handed Piercing Melee Weapon: When the swashbuckler reduces a creature to 0 or fewer hit points with a light or one-handed piercing melee weapon attack while in combat,...
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Can a creature choose to squeeze into a space when not forced to do so?

In Pathfinder (not 2, and other systems for comparison would be interesting for comparison but are not the question)... Assuming you are large or larger, and expect a square you occupy to later be ...
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What action is picking up your disarmed weapon while Prone?

I have a fighter with Two-Weapon Fighting. In a Full Attack Action, I make a successful Trip attempt with my first attack and a successful Disarm attempt with the second Attack. The foe is now prone ...
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How can I make my paladin alive again without his whole body?

Our party (gunslinger 13 lvl, wizard universalist 12 lvl & paladin 13 lvl) were in the dungeon (Runeforge, "Rise of the Runelords). The gunslinger became dominated and killed the paladin (his head ...
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What HD and Size does a Vampire's “Become the Swarm” Feat give?

The question is quite simple but I've looked and can find no clear answer. Lets say a 10HD vampire has the Become the Swarm feat; do you calculate the damage and size via the Swarm Damage by Size ...
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How can I encourage players to role-play using their ability scores?

The physical ability scores (Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution), haven't been much of a problem. Feel free to include advice on role-playing these scores as well though. When it comes to the ...
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Can the results of one attack of opportunity prevent another?

In general, can the results of an attack of opportunity (AOO) prevent another AOO if both are triggered by the same exact action? If so, is the prevented AOO already triggered and therefore “spent”, ...
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Can a Druid cast Revivify in 5e or Pathfinder?

In Critical Role campaign 1, my friend is convinced she remembers Keyleth (moon circle druid) using Revivify at some point. Revivify is not a Druid spell, but she swears up an down she remembers ...
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What can a spellcaster do to protect against a thunderstone?

As a low-level spellcaster, what can be done to counter the deafness from a thunderstone? Either by protecting against deafness, circumventing or removing the effect.
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How many times do you suffer poison?

Given a poison with no onset, and a frequency of 1/round for 6 rounds, how many times do you take the damage? Is it "the initial damage, plus damage for 6 rounds" for a total of 7 times, or is it "6 ...
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Do skeletal templates that increase HD beyond 20 prevent that creature from being animated?

So assuming our cleric casts desecrate and attempts to reanimate a Storm Giant (19HD) which starts below the 20HD threshold of not being animate-able but adds the skeletal champion template to that (...
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What feats work with an unchained summoner's SLA?

The unchained summoner has the spell-like ability to cast a summon spell, with increasing strength as they level up. Starting at 1st level, a summoner can cast summon monster I as a spell-like ...
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What can I do to maximize illusion/enchantment spells as a sorcerer?

I've read up online but it doesn't seem there are that many people talking about the Sorcerer's maestro bloodline. The adventure path I'm doing will be a play-by-post(PbP) roleplay heavy campaign with ...
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Is there a divine caster class/archetype that has access to a significant number of illusion spells?

I like the idea of creating a tricky, illusion-wielding, stealthy Cleric of Sivanvah ("patron goddess of illusion magic, tricksters, and those who keep secrets"). I know I can make a Cleric with the ...
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Firing a rocket from within a Bag of Holding

So, my party has come up to something that I think is rather interesting. Because of an absence from several sessions due to work, my character, a goblin firebomber, was placed within our bag of ...
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Administer healing potion to an unconscious creature as a full-round action

How does the drinker of a potion whos unconscious benefit from a healing potion since they are unable to make choices about the spell and it should behave like a held touch spell? I ask because ...
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Does the Celestial Armor require medium armor proficiency?

TL;DR: Does the Celestial Armor require medium armor proficiency? I found the Celestial Armor which said that it is a medium armor Chainmail+3, and is light enough to be considered as light armor. ...
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Can you poison a Bag of Devouring?

According to the description of the Bag of Devouring: This bag appears to be an ordinary sack. Detection for magical properties makes it seem as if it were a bag of holding. The sack, however, is ...
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What happens when one conceives a child while polymorphed into another species?

I can't imagine that it's addressed explicitly, but I wonder: Is there anything in either Pathfinder rules or Golarion lore to suggest what happens when someone who's polymorphed into another ...
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Can Miracle overcome Dimensional Lock/Antimagic Field?

The spell Miracle has a specific example of a request that reads as follows: Moving you and your allies, with all your and their gear, from one plane to a specific locale through planar barriers ...