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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 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 ...
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Does False Focus replace costly focuses just as it replaces costly components?

The False Focus feat says: By using a divine focus as part of casting, you can cast any spell with a material component costing the value of that divine focus (maximum 100 gp) or less without ...
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Is a Hunter 2/Cleric 1 a 3rd-level caster? [duplicate]

Can a third level character with two levels in hunter and one level in cleric cast as a third level caster?
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How durable is a Floating Disk?

If I create a floating disk, and another creature or person decided to try to break it, how durable is it? Does it have the hardness of a wall of force? Comparing it to other force spells, such as ...
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Meeting the requirements of Mystic Theurge

I plan on being a necromancer and the best way to control more undead is by being a Mystic Theurge. Its a challenging adventure which we are starting for the 3rd time, so I am not interested in going ...
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Friendly Switch with a Medium and Large (or more) characters

The Friendly Switch feat says : As part of your movement or as a 5-foot-step, you can move into the space occupied by an ally of your size or smaller, which displaces the ally into the space you ...
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How to roleplay my character's ethics according to the DM when I don't understand those ethics? [closed]

Recently in a Pathfinder campaign I encountered the following in a combat situation, after our group made an ambush on a castle inhabited by a small Gnoll clan. Our group clearly had the upper hand ...
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Viability of False Priest Sorcerer for solo / one on one play — skill points

I'm looking forward to be a player in one on one adventure. Character concept I've been toying with is False Priest (Sorcerer archetype) Kitsune. Deceitful nature of the race and class seems to work ...
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Is knowledge about monster types inherent?

Does my character inherently know what the traits of each monster type are (such as vermin or undead being immune to mind-affecting spells) or do I need to make a knowledge roll for that?
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Undead tripping an illusory pit trap--how will they react?

My PCs have cast a Silent Image over an open pit trap. There will be undead following them who will trip the trap--only, will the trap really be tripped if the illusion of the floor remains despite a ...
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Can a caster concentrate continuously for as long as the GM allows or is there a game-defined limit?

I enjoy illusion spells as they can be quite potent depending on one's creativity. I want to encourage the use of them in situations like this, but I want to be fair and follow RAW as much as possible....
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Does the Prismatic Wall need to be on the ground?

Looking at the description of prismatic wall, it doesn't say anything about where it has to be placed. It seems to me it could be cast in the air or underwater. Is there any restriction on where you ...
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How can I find an Adventure or Adventure Path I need that meets certain criteria?

Let's say I'm looking for an adventure or adventure path. I know I'll have a team of X players characters, I want said adventure or path to start at Y character level and take them up to Z level. So, ...
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Determining the Spell DC of a spell cast via Staff

Rule #1 Excerpt from "Using Staves" [Magic Items -> Staves -> Using Staves][1] says Staves use the wielder’s ability score and relevant feats to set the DC for saves against their spells. Unlike ...
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Is there any way my Android can make himself more “robotic”?

Basically, I have an Android who wants to go about that whole Pinnochio story, but in reverse. He wants to embrace his artificial side and build himself up as a construct. Is there any way to modify ...
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How can a party without cleric get access to hundreds of flasks of unholy water?

In one of the published adventures player characters needs huge amounts of unholy water, namely: Party currently consist of: Storm Druid Alchemist Rogue / Shadow Dancer Wizard All level 6, soon to ...
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Does a metal box with eye holes count as total cover?

I wish to play as a necromancer. However, despite the undead hordes protecting me, if someone were to snipe me I would be knocked out of the fight due to my low health as a squishy wizard. As a ...
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Can the Glue Seal spell be cast on a body part of a person?

I had a character tonight that wanted to cast Glue Seal targeted on an enemy wizard's lips. It was the end of a dungeon, the PCs were getting very creative with the uses of their items, their tactics, ...
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When Grappling multiple creatures, how many Grapples do you roll?

Various abilities allow creatures to Grapple with more than one other creature. Some examples: Mimics grapple with everyone that they hit with a Slam attack, automatically, unless they dissolve their ...
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Burrowing with weapons

Given the Trox multiple upper limbs and and burrow trait, does he need to sheathe/put down his weapon before burrowing, or can he burrow all the same?
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Does Levitate cancel (horizontal) inertia?

According to the description of the levitate spell: Levitate allows you to move yourself, another creature, or an object up and down as you wish. A creature must be willing to be levitated, and ...
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Why does Pharasma allow the Monastery of Veil to exist?

Disclaimer: This question might present some spoilers regarding Ustalav and the Monastery of the Veil. If you're a player about to play a campaign including those elements and don't want to ...
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What type of bonus is a Monk's bonus to AC?

What type of bonus is a Monk's AC bonus in Pathfinder, Natural, Deflect, Or some other type? All I know is that it's a Wisdom bonus.
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What happens to the Black Blade of a slain Magus?

My party has just killed a Bladebound Magus. What will happen to the Black Blade? Can we take the blade? What would be the requirements for wielding it? Can we sell it? and if so, how would we ...
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Permanent Enlarge Person and Kitsune Shape

The subject of this question is a Kitsune character under a permanent Enlarge Person spell. I have some difficulties to figure out how it will react with the two shape features of this character, ...
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Greater Feint Clarification part 2? [closed]

Its Benefit states: Whenever you use feint to cause an opponent to lose his Dexterity bonus, he loses that bonus until the beginning of your next turn, in addition to losing his Dexterity bonus ...
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For a familiar, do the skill ranks you get from a headband of vast intellect count as the master's skill ranks?

I understand most of the rules about a familiars skills but a friend asked about something i hadn't thought of. The skill ranks you get from a headband of vast intellect, do those ranks count as the "...
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How can this party locate the creature that cursed a PC with lycanthropy?

When we found a new player's PC washed up on a riverbank, the PC explained that some time ago he was kidnapped, afflicted with lycanthopy by his captor, and tossed into the river. The GM told the ...
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Is there a feat that improves one's level for Rage?

Is there a feat that can improve a character's level for the purpose of Rage? For example, something similar to Boon Companion but for the rage class feature?
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SoP: Can Sage's take 'Natural Enhancement'?

The Sage class from the Champions of the Spheres book has several class features that let them modify their class feature or gain powers from magical talents as if they were casters. One such is the ...
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Is there a way to avoid the buckler's penalty to attack rolls?

Buckler: Benefit: [...] You can also use your shield arm to wield a weapon (whether you are using an offhand weapon or using your off hand to help wield a two-handed weapon), but you take a –1 ...
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Will bloody skeleton remain under control after being destroyed?

Animate dead allows you to create a bloody skeleton variant instead of a regular skeleton, which has the Deathless (Su) ability. Deathless (Su) A bloody skeleton is destroyed when reduced to ...
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Spear Dancing Style and Magic Weapon/Dual-Balanced Weapon

The Spear Dancing Style allows, when using the style, to grant the double special weapon feature to a spear or polearm from the weapon fighter group. I have two questions about the consequences of ...
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Is a Sarenrae Paladin who threatens and coerces teammates into following a code of honor, in violation of that code of honor? [closed]

Our party is going through a Kingmaker-type campaign and is currently made of: One splendid half-orc, ex Gladiator, CN and pretty friendly Two twins tieflings, a CN Rogue-Sorcerer and a CN Rogue-Bard,...
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What Swashbuckler build has the maximum attack bonus? [closed]

I am creating a Swashbuckler build and need help optimising for maximum attack bonus. This will be a level 20 build and should use the inspired blade archetype. Character Concept I intend to build a ...
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Is there a way to add a house rule that bypasses all restrictions in PCGEN?

I have some house rules that I want to implement, like allowing more than 1 drawback and giving free evolution points to summoners. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to just bypass the built in ...
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Restorative Touch vs Slow

The Restoration subdomain of the cleric's Healing domain grants a supernatural ability called Restorative Touch: You can touch a creature, letting the healing power of your deity flow through you ...
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Cloak Fighting, the Ultimate Deception… How to Build it?

I'm rolling up a new character, and had an idea for a character inspired by the novel Dance of Cloaks. In the novel, the main character fights like a rogue, but uses his cloaks to displace his ...
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What questions should I ask in player applications?

I will be starting a Pathfinder game on Roll20 though I don't have any experience gamemastering in an online environment. I am going to be putting together an online questionnaire to recruit and ...
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Can boots of speed be activated multiple times in a round?

Can boots of speed be activated twice in a round? Say for instance you are under the effects of slow. So you activate the boots to counter/dispel slow. Are you now able to activate them a second time ...
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Can staggered creatures still make extra attacks from the haste spell?

Let's suppose a player gets staggered just like being target of the staggering critical feat for 3 rounds. But then she is hasted by a party member. The question is: could she make the extra haste ...
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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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Missing with a splash weapon II - Target against a wall / water / pit

(This is kind of a follow-up to Missing with a splash weapon) Situation There is an alchemist (or other splash weapon user) "T", throwing her splash weapon at a target "X" that is within T's weapon'...
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How can I get an uninterested group of players to listen to me, or focus on the game in general?

I am having some major trouble running a game of Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords. As some people know this quite a hard campaign, and while it is the first one that I have ever really run, I am ...
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Are expensive material component costs too specific?

Reality Revision requires a crystal worth 25,000 gp. Wish requires a diamond worth 25,000 gp. "Grand Jewels" in the treasure tables peak at 5,000 gp. Perhaps there is a work around for Reality ...
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Can an Actual Cognizance Crystal be used as Reality Revision's Material Component?

From Reality Revision: Manifesting reality revision requires channeling psionic power through specially-treated crystals similar to cognizance crystals that cost 25,000 gp. Does "same" overpower "...
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Repeated Reality Revisions Inherent Bonus To Attribute Material Component Cost?

In the text for Reality Revision as follows: Grant a creature a +1 inherent bonus to an ability score. Two to five reality revisions manifested in immediate succession can grant a creature a +2 to +...