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Player conflict - not sure if I’m taking it too personally

Maybe you're asking the wrong question We play games to have fun. What you're describing — tilt, doubt and rumination — is not fun. You play Pathfinder for bright characters and epic adventures, not ...
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Can you have more than 1 panache point at a time?

There are no "points", you either have Panache or you don't. The rules for Panache (relevant part quoted below from Archives of Nethys) only state that "you are either in a state of ...
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How can I remove the "Generalist Spellcaster" paradigm from the game?

You cannot remove it without extensive redesign I always had the feeling that PF2 was targed at people who found DnD5 too simplistic. You get way more feats, positioning now matters, learning about ...
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When/How do conditions end when not specified?

The Sand Wolf Is Probably A Typo The other answer posted by our friendly neighborhood hobgoblin is 100% correct by the rules - unless something specifies, conditions default to an unlimited duration. ...
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Making a combat-viable blind PC

Paizo's Suggestion Paizo writes about this in the Core Rulebook, saying specifically: Conditions such as blinded and deafened aren’t a good fit for a character who has been living with a disability ...
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Can I combine Assurance and Risky Surgery to consistently get Critical Successes for Treat Wounds?

You can Combine Them Nothing in either ability prevents this combo (though it's worth noting that the damage happens before healing), however you're correct that you wouldn't get the +2 from Risky ...
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Multilevel party. Balancing encounters

You will kill the whole party Pathfinder 2e does not balance encounters the same way as Pathfinder 1e, or D&D 5e, or any other RPG I'm aware of (D&D 4 might be close, but I haven't played it ...
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Do Skeletons need to breathe?

Undead Don't Breathe The Book of the Dead where the skeleton ancestry comes from also goes into substantial detail about how undead creatures exist in the world, and broadly describes them as ...
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What does "last action" mean?

Flurry of Blows is the Last Action Each of the unarmed Strikes you make are considered subordinate actions to the single-action activity Flurry of Blows. Using an activity is not the same as using ...
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Can battle medicine feat work together with the ward medic feat?

No, as you are not using Treat Wounds with Battle Medicine Ward Medic allows you to treat multiple targets when you use Treat Disease or Treat Wounds. Battle Medic allows you to Attempt a Medicine ...
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What are Abyssal and Infernal called after the Remaster?

Chthonian and Diabolic, Respectively In Foundry with the Pathfinder 2e system this can be viewed under Game Settings->Remaster Changes->2. Rules and Languages, which I've copied below and seems ...
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How can I use Taste Blood on level 5?

Ancestral Paragon Ancestral Paragon is a General feat, which lets you take a 1st level Ancestry Feat.
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What are the major differences in style and system between D&D 5e and Pathfinder 2e?

Major Differences in Style One of the biggest differences is the existence of easy and convenient out-of-combat healing, where it's generally expected that Pathfinder 2e parties will take the time to ...
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Can I build a level 1 character with an uncommon weapon if they have access to it?

Yes, an uncommon, standard weapon just requires access. The bladed scarf includes the following: PFS Note For the purposes of Pathfinder Society play, choosing the following region as a Home Region (...
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Can Lightning Dash affect the same enemy more than once?

Not under normal circumstances The feat states Each creature you move through takes 2d12 electricity damage Nothing there talks about the creature getting the damage for each square, so it won't if ...
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Why do I need the Raging Intimidation feat in order to Demoralize while Raging?

Demoralize has the Concentrate Trait This skill action does have the trait mentioned in Rage as not working, so giving it the rage trait does allow you to use it while raging. You are correct that ...
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Cold Iron Handwraps of Mighty Blows

Most likely not* The rules for special materials state the following: Most materials are metals; they can be used to make metal weapons and armor. The GM is the final arbiter of what items can be ...
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Do Skeletons need to breathe?

Depends on the type of skeleton This differs if by skeleton you mean something that just has skeleton ancestry, or an actual skeleton from the bestiary. The reason for why the ancestry works ...
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Does Taldane (Common) in Golarion have non-gendered pronouns?

There is no official language analogues for Golarion The Inner Sea World Guide and Pathfinder Wiki seem to me the best sources of knowledge on this matter, and neither comment on parallels in real ...
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Player conflict - not sure if I’m taking it too personally

Encryptor makes excellent points, and I agree thoroughly with that answer. I would like to add something actionable for the table, though. I'm not sure what your group's playstyle is, but it seems ...
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Getting rid of "permanent" blindness

Restore senses The restore senses spell specifically restores permanent blindness caused by magic: You attempt to counteract a single effect imposing the blinded or deafened conditions on the target, ...
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Do Spellcaster Class DCs not increase?

Most spellcasters' class DCs do not increase The Remaster made it clear that class DC and spell DC are not the same by listing them separately, see page 193 of the Player Core. Full casters like the ...
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Do starting intelligence flaws reduce the starting skill count

Negative intelligence reduces the starting skills The wording used by classes for your trained skills isn't unique, for example the same wording is used a lot in Chapter 1 of the CRB: Your character’...
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How does Tail Spin increase MAP?

It increases it once. Multi-attack abilities tend to specify. The second time you use an attack action during your turn, you take a –5 penalty to your check. The third time you attack, and on any ...
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Can you Crawl while on uneven ground?

Yes, you can crawl If you fail to balance, the consequence is you fall prone: Uneven ground is an area unsteady enough that you need to Balance (see Acrobatics) or risk falling prone and possibly ...
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What is the AoE of Acid Splash?

For attacks or weapons with the Splash trait, the radius is 5 feet (1 square) around the creature. If an attack with a splash weapon fails, succeeds, or critically succeeds, all creatures within 5 ...
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Was the grab ability nerfed? If so, which version is supposed to be used?

It is part of the Remaster At least according to the preview documents. The change was most likely made so abilities that give you +X against Trip, Grab (etc) become meaningful. The new version is ...
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What if your character is both trained in category and group of a weapon, does your character get 2 bonuses because of its proficiency when attacking?

Proficiency is a bonus, which does not stack You either have Proficiency with a weapon (Trained, Expert, Master, or Legendary) or you do not. You could theoretically have Proficiency twice, but it is ...
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Is it unbalancing to let off-guard stack?

Yes, this is highly imbalancing You most frequently face enemies between PL-2 and PL+2.(1) The game provides the following typical AC values: AC 13 is considered Low for a level 0 enemy. AC 24 is ...
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How can I use Taste Blood on level 5?

Pick an ancestry with Fangs Some GMs might argue that Taste Blood meant actual Dhampir fangs, but by RAW any unarmed strike qualifies that is called "fangs". Right now the only one I can ...
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