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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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Is proficiency in hand crossbows sufficient to use a repeating hand crossbow?

As a rogue, we get the proficiency to use Hand crossbow (which is an exotic weapon). And so can a rogue use a Repeating hand crossbow (also list as an exotic weapon) without handicap? Or would we have ...
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How to trigger the AC condition on Dancing Scarves during a full-round attack as a Two-Weapons fighting Rogue?

I found the armor "Varisian dancing scarves" which give a +2 AC only if moving around at least 10 feet. And as a Two Weapons fighting Rogue (Unchained), I would like to find a way to be able to use ...
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How should I go about making a Pathfinder 3.5 Drow Sorcerer? [closed]

This is probably an odd question but here goes. I’m going to be joining a home-brew campaign for Pathfinder 3.5 which from what I’ve been told about this campaign by the DM it’s going to follow the ...
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Can I use a Mass Amnesia-like wish?

Expanding on a question I posted not too long ago: Could a character use the Wish spell to simulate the Amnesia spell on multiple characters, or is it way too overpowered or against the rules? I'm ...
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What device or spell records audio-visual evidence?

Is there a device or spell that records current events and stores this footage for playback? I run a High Fantasy Pathfinder campaign. Characters in the campaign accept that one may Teleport or ...
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Does the Amnesia spell affect spellcasting?

Simple question, i just need someone to confirm if i remember correctly: if i cast the Amnesia spell on a spellcaster, does that spellcaster lose spellcasting abilities until levelling up? Because i'm ...
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What is Strength Damage?

So if an enemy does 1d2 Strength damage through poison and I the DM roll a 2, does that mean that the player has to subtract 2 from their Strength statistic, or do they just take 2 damage, or both? ...
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Do dye arrows deal damage from additional sources?

There are a number of specialty arrows listed under the martial weapons ammunition for use with bows. One of these is the dye arrow which allows you to target touch AC. Dye Arrow Firing a dye ...
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How can I appropriately scale the DC for the Madness Effect from the Sunken Asylum adventure for Pathfinder when converting it to D&D 5e?

I'm a D&D 5e system GM who runs a West Marches style campaign where I run a session a week with all sorts of adventures. This means I borrow a lot from the internet and quite often take monsters ...
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Finessible Bashing/Piercing Weapons

I'm curious to know if there are any specifically finessible Bludgeoning/Piercing weapons that don't require special materials, or templates to be added to be made a finessible weapon... I know you ...
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Is the Monster Tactician archetype fit for groups?

I am going to be joining a Pathfinder game with four people and i have decided to go with the Inquisitor that has Monster Tactician archetype however the focus of the archetype appears to be for ...
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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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Which features that increase damage contribute towards Alchemist Bomb Splash damage?

Alchemist bombs have splash damage equal to the minimum damage that the bomb can roll. The Point-Blank-Shot feat specifically calls out that it does not increase splash damage, and FAQs have said ...
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Does the grappling dire tiger get to rake on an Attack of Opportunity?

Dire Tiger pounces a character (bite claw claw rake rake) and successfully grabs. (More unnecessary context in chat.) On his turn the character pulls out a potion of gaseous form from a handy ...
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Eldritch Archer / Ranged Spellstrike - is a ray cast in this way subject to armor now?

I have a Magus using the Eldritch Archer archetype. If I cast Ray of Enfeeblement (which is normally a ranged touch attack) using the Ranged Spellstrike feature, does my opponent now get the benefit ...
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Selective Alignment Channel / Elemental Channel: Specialization or overcoming resistance?

Building an oracle and looking through the Channel related feats I see stuff like Selective Alignment Channel (Channel can harm/heal Outsiders of a given alignment sub-type) and Elemental Channel (...
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Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone

Im confused as to the type of regeneration the Pearly White Spindle Ioun Stone provides. Depending on the source I look at (I dont have my copy of the core rules with me) its text changes. From ...
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Are teleportation effects like Dimensional Door affected by difficult terrain?

When you use teleportation effects, generally you just appear somewhere and its assumed that you have taken the most direct route to that location. Arcanists can have dimensional slide which fucntions ...
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Should I give my larger-than-expected party more total gold/treasure to compensate?

I am currently DMing the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path and the party just hit level 4. For several reasons, we ended up with a party of 6+DM, while the AP states to be best balanced for ...
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How do Cantrips work exactly and what are they?

I now started playing Pathfinder: Kingmaker which is based on Pathfinder and I wanted to take the Eldritch Scoundrel class. The class can use Cantrips and I read that those are like small spells I ...
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Reattaching limbs with Heal or Profession (Surgeon)

I seem to remember somewhere that with a high enough Heal or Profession Surgeon skill that you could reattach someone's lost limb. For example, Fighter gets his arm/hand cut off, Cleric (without ...
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Mythic GM fate system and Pathfinder character skills

I am having trouble understanding how you combine these. Specifically, the perception and knowledge skills seem like they would have quite a bit of weight on the questions asked. The other skills seem ...
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What action is it to combine two shang gou into “a single one-handed weapon”?

The shang gou weapon entry reads: Forged in pairs, these solid metal blades end in curved hooks, while the hand guards are hammered into outward-facing spiked crescents. Benefit: Both the ...
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How does the Dimensional Dervish feat work?

I'm a bit confused about the wording of the Dimensional Dervish feat from Pathfinder: Ultimate Combat and its exact working. Link: https://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/dimensional-dervish/ ...
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Which creatures have Negative Energy Affinity (Ex)*

I've been looking into creating a corporeal, Good NPC with Negative Energy Affinity but I'm not mad keen on them being a Dhampir. Are there any other pre existing options or am I better off ...
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Can a Dazzled rogue Sneak Attack?

In Pathfinder 1st edition, Sneak Attack has the following condition: The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A rogue ...
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When making a Wild Empathy check, do any of the bonuses from Diplomacy apply?

When making a Wild Empathy check, do any of the bonuses from Diplomacy apply? Ranks, skill focus, traits, etc. The ability says: This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check to improve the ...
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Pathfinder Versatile weapon and Weapon Finesse

I have a question. I have built a half-elven dragon rider based off of dexterity to make up for her lack of armor. She has elven weapon familiarity as an alternate trait so her weapon used is an elven ...
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Can a Magus's Black Blade perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound page?

I've just made a Bladebound Magus in Pathfinder, and I could not find a lot of information on whether the Magus's black blade could perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound ...
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Spell Conversion up

Okay, so I'm playing in a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder game, everything in print available. Some of the players are wanting to 'convert/combine' multiple lower level spell slots into a higher level spell ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a +4 bonus against literally any outsider?

In our Pathfinder game, we recently came upon a Sword of the Planes. This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any elemental planes its enhancement bonus increases ...
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How can I shape long-term plot challenges around character power/capabilities? [closed]

When planning a session or adventure, obviously one should take into account the approximate power level and capabilities of the players. For creatures and similar formal challenges, CR helps scale ...
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Can spells function as feats?

I was looking through a necromancer class for pathfinder published by a third party source and I noticed a section that claims "At 3rd level, a necromancer gains Command Undead as a bonus feat." I was ...
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Duration of Fear Cone/Aura Effect

NOTE: This is about the number of rounds the creature effected by the Fear effect, not about the duration of the Fear Cone itself. The Gaki is one of many creatures that have the Fear Aura or Fear ...
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Is there a limit to how many spells you can add to your spellbook per day?

Basically I was able to purchase seven scrolls of lower level spells (two first, three second, two third) that would be useful to my wizard. Assuming an hour per spell, could I scribe them in all in a ...
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If I have Charm of Wisdom and Lore of Escape, do I add my Wisdom modifier twice to Bluff checks?

In the character generation process for the Inquisitor class, I was faced with a question, the answer to which I'm not entirely sure. I used Conversion Inquisition, which grants me: Charm of ...
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Importing 4e-ish Warlock Focuses into 3.5e/Pathfinder [closed]

I'm playing a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder/Heavy Homebrew game playing a Warlock-esque character, and was wondering if there was a 'easy' way of 'importing' focuses from 4th edition. Secondarily, I know ...
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Can a Magus learn Wizard spells by conducting independent research?

By the rules of non-downtime Independent Research: Independent Research A wizard can also research a spell independently, duplicating an existing spell or creating an entirely new one. The ...
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Does staggered also mean hindered?

Does staggered constitute as hindered for triggering to the Medusa's Wrath feat? So I am playing a pathfinder game with some buds, and I made a monk (Core, not unchained). Under scorpion style there ...
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Gauntlets In Regards to Negating Damage Resistance on Unarmed Strikes

Currently playing a Brawler in a campaign where demons are a common enemy and I'd like to use cold iron gauntlets to overcome damage resistance using my brawler's unarmed strikes. However, I've read ...
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Do multiple lantern archon's Aura of Menace debuffs stack? [duplicate]

I summoned six lantern archons. They each have the ability Aura of Menace with a save DC of 13: Aura of Menace (Su) A righteous aura surrounds archons that fight or get angry. Any hostile creature ...
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How can I make my players realize that if they use their consumables, I will get them to easily replace them?

I have recently started running a game of Pathfinder for a bunch of friends who hadn't played tabletop games before. H The problem They never use the scrolls or potions I give them, thinking that ...
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What is Pathfinder's relationship to D&D?

Pathfinder is often conflated with D&D, 4e I think, but it isn't actually named "Dungeons & Dragons." What is Pathfinder's relationship to D&D, and how does it fit in with the various D&...
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How to balance combat with a couple of min/maxed characters in the party?

I have a party of 4 freshly minted level 7s for an upcoming game. 3 of the players have been playing for a while and one person is a relative newcomer to the group. The problem I'm having is that 2 ...
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Disbelieving illusions in a room full of traps

So, I would like to alter a room with Mirage Arcana. The plan is to have barbed wire and traps around the room but for the room to be seen as empty. If a player interacts with the wire or a trap they ...
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What is the correct way to handle someone charging through an unknown invisible enemy?

In a recent session, an enemy creature tried to charge at our spellcaster. Unknown to him, our Rogue, who had Invisibility cast on him, was in the way. What is the correct way to handle this?
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Does Enlarge Person work on someone under the effect of Polymorph?

A party member casts polymorph on herself. Will casting enlarge person increase her size? I believe in 3.5 this did not work. I can't find any ruling text in pathfinder saying that it does or doesn'...
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How long does a Steam Mephit's Boiling Rain last?

A Steam Mephit has the following ability called Boiling Rain: Once per day a steam mephit can create a rainstorm of boiling water in a 20-foot-square area. Living creatures within the area take 2d6 ...
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How can my campaign continue amicably despite an indestructible nymph PC?

I've been GMing a Pathfinder campaign that uses the monsters as PCs rules. It's been an blast, but recently things have been unbalanced. The party's equivalent to level 12 right now, and the PC ...
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Grappling an Air/Water/Fire Elemental

Consider the air elemental. It is made from air, or clouds, or smoke, or something like it. Any attempt to grab hold of such materials with your bare hands would fail, realistically speaking. Thus, ...