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Multiclassing in Pathfinder-How do Feats work?
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Feats are based on character level, not class level All characters gain a feat at first level, then another every two levels thereafter. This is based on your character level - that is, the sum total ...

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What does "aligment: always good" mean in the Half-Celestial template?
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"Always" isn't precisely the right term A creature that is "always" a certain alignment is only that alignment about 95% of the time, with the other 5% being composed of various exceptions such as ...

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Can a wizard change a spell they have prepared?
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No, but that's not what they're talking about. The trick the guide is referring to does happen when you memorize spells, though. PF and 3.5 both have the option to not memorize some spells in the ...

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Can a Cleric use a wand that's of a Domain spell?
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It's on your personal spell list, so yeah Any spell your class has access to, or that you can cast natively, you can use a wand of (except in specific cases that call out the lack of availability, ...

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Rulesets to make magic more unpredictable and dangerous?
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This is not the way to do this Wanting balance between caster and non-caster classes is as noble goal; however, adding mechanics that punish players for choosing to be spellcasters is not how to bring ...

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Does a Warforged barbarian never get fatigued?
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It does not get fatigued Well, technically what happens is the rage tries to apply the condition and then the barbarian ignores it, but "immunity" is pretty explicit - the warforged cannot suffer the ...

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What are the most effective ways to protect a character against critical hits?
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Be ready to read a lot of options Critical hit immunity/protection against critical hits comes in a LOT of flavors in 3.5, which you seem to be playing (since that's the tag on the thread). The ...

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Bardic performance in battle requires a check if the bard is damaged?
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No A bardic performance cannot be disrupted Damage does not prevent the bard from taking the free action needed to maintain the bardic performance. Furthermore, the quoted text above tells us that ...

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Do luck bonuses stack?
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Luck bonuses do not stack with each other From the SRD: Luck Modifier A luck modifier represents good (or bad) fortune. Multiple luck bonuses on the same character or object do not stack. Only ...

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How can a battlefield control character be built?
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Spells, Psionics, and Magic Crap In 3.PF, magic is the undisputed king of battlefield control and debuffs. From the old classics (the Wall line of spells, Grease, etc) to spells like solid fog, ...

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Does a Monk's Belt add to Unarmored Speed?
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It's a common misconception The Monk's Belt does not add to Unarmored Speed, but a lot of people think it does during online discussions because of a common shorthand when talking about the Belt; ...

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What is the best RPG system for realistic combat?
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There's a Few Shadowrun, GURPS, and New World of Darkness are all noted for their lethal and 'realistic' combat systems to various degrees. Certainly all three games treat combat as being a serious ...

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How to make a game enjoyable for a monk?
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You Probably Can't At least, not in a Monk-specific fashion. I'll explain why in a minute or two, but consider that you may have to solve this on an OOC level, with the player himself, and not on the ...

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What is an "official" supplement in the context of D&D 3.5?
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There's a formal breakdown This breakdown is generally considered true across the RPG (and for that matter videogame) community, making for three classes of material: First Party Material is created ...

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What happens if you cast Energy Immunity (Fire), then Energy Immunity (Acid)?
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Yes, they would stack as described. I couldn't find this spell in the wonderful SRD (which is still a wonderful resource and can answer a lot of rules questions for you), so @JonathanHobbs and @BESW ...

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Do universal rules systems without any implied setting whatsoever exist?
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Without an implied setting? Sure I'd argue that GURPS, Rule of Cool's Legend, and several other systems are sufficiently generic to not have an implied setting at all. But... Without an implied ...

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My Rogue has just achieved 6000xp, how can I build him to improve two-weapon melee attacks?
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Two-Weapon Fighting is a must It looks like you're third level already, so you should really have it already (evasion and sneak attack aren't feats, but are rather class features). Now, here comes ...

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How many epic spell seeds can you know?
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It does not count as a spell Seeds are used only during the development part of creating an epic spell and have no effect on how many epic spells you may prepare or cast, though they are fundamental ...

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Saint-like template/prestige class for villains
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That I am aware of, there is no official template If there was, it'd be in The Book of Vile Darkness, or else one of the Fiend Folios. I'm sad to say that I don't believe there's a template that ...

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Do the Bracers of the Merciful Knight also affect the ability to channel positive energy?
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Not by RAW, no Though the Channel Energy ability consumes uses of Lay on Hands, it is not Lay on Hands. As a result, the bracers do not affect Channel Energy directly. However, they will still grant ...

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Do the 3.5 books ask you to refer to 3.0 books?
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There's a rule for this! Some 3.0 content is still 'current' for 3.5. The official rule from Wizards of the Coast is that any content that didn't get updated (that is, printed into a new 3.5 book) is ...

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How does crossing the borders of Ravenloft's domains work?
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It depends on the kind of Domain you're dealing with There are two significant classes of Domain in Ravenloft - Core domains, and Islands of Terror. Let's address Core domains first. Core Domains Core ...

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Range Touch Attacks, and Path of War Maneuvers?
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It Cannot Be Combined With Maneuvers Pathfinder rules place unlisted actions for supernatural abilities (that is, all that don't have a listed action and are also not passive) as a standard action. ...

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How can I use Psionic Wild Talents with a Dark Sun campaign in Pathfinder?
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There is no Pathfinder-specific Dark Sun material Dark Sun is the property of Wizards of the Coast and Paizo's not allowed to touch it; that part's pretty simple. Additionally, Paizo has not ...

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Using mechanics optimization to design a game at a desired power level
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Start With a Goal in Mind Optimization in Pathfinder can be class-based, but more often it's goal-based; you want to create a powerful archer, or control the battlefield, or have the smoothest talker ...

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How exactly does the Web spell work?
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All Area of Effect Spells are Three-Dimensional Unless Otherwise Specified Note the use of the phrase many-layered in the Web description. All areas of effect in 3.PF are fully three-dimensional ...

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Ways to Overcome Damage Reduction in E6
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Mountain Hammer Mountain Hammer is a nifty little maneuver out of Tome of Battle that adds 2d6 damage to a melee attack and ignores both hardness and damage reduction for the attack. It's part of the ...

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Am I my own ally?
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You are always your own ally From the glossary, page 212 (emphasis added): Ally refers to any creature in an [Encounter] that you choose to regard as friendly for the purpose of any particular ...

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How to Manage Player Frustration and Disengagement
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A few ideas that have worked for some groups of mine in the past: In systems that care about tactical decisions (Legend, 3.X, 4e), see if there's other things that the player could be doing in their ...

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Becoming an outsider but still being humanoid
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No Favored Enemy specifically tracks types and subtypes of creatures; becoming an Outsider supplants your normal type, changing the Favored Enemy types you count under. In the flavor, Outsiders are ...

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