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What should happen when a player does not follow his class at all? (i.e. plays his role badly)
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Unfortunately there's nothing within the rules that dictates how a Druid must act. Though, the introduction to the class clearly states Druids are also concerned with the delicate ecological ...

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Is the "half your speed" used in standing from prone your normal speed, or current speed?
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Your intuition is correct. The Dash action simply increases your movement, but doesn't actually increase your Speed. If your speed were 30 ft. and you decided to Dash, you'd still only spend 15 ft. (...

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Does Owning a Shop or Trading Post Really Cost Me Money?
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You're only getting half of the information. After the table, the blurb on Businesses (same page, DMG 127, right below the table you've cited) explains that the information for running a business is ...

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Is an Unarmed Strike considered a Weapon attack?
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No, unarmed strikes aren't considered weapons. An official erratum has stated that Weapons (p. 149). Unarmed strike doesn’t belong on the Weapons table. But Jeremy Crawford has clarified via ...

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When can you counterspell a spell with long casting time?
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You may interrupt the casting of a spell as soon as you see it is being cast, by using your reaction. The casting time of Counterspell is 1 reaction, which you take when you see a creature within ...

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What job in a party does a magus have?
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The magus blends both the mage’s arts and the warrior’s arms with devastating results, slicing apart foes and blasting them with eldritch f lames[...] (Ultimate Magic, pg.8) Role: Magi spend ...

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How does Spell Mastery work exactly?
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Benefit: Each time you take this feat, choose a number of spells that you already know equal to your Intelligence modifier. From that point on, you can prepare these spells without referring to a ...

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Can I reappear on the other side of a wall if I Blink and then pass through it?
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Yes, you can use Blink to reappear on the other side of a wall. At the start of you next turn, and when the spell ends if you are on the Ethereal Plane, you return to an unoccupied space of your ...

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Can an Alchemist really get shut down by a shatter spell?
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You've misunderstood how Shatter works. You only have one of two options when casting the spell: 1) Area of Effect: Used as an area attack, shatter destroys non-magical objects of crystal, glass, ...

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What are the specifics of the Summoner's eidolon summoning ritual?
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While there's nothing that specifically calls out the Summoner's Eidolon ritual, I'm going to use the rules for casting time: A spell that takes 1 minute to cast comes into effect just before your ...

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Eyes of the Eagle and Initiative
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When it involves the other senses. For most characters, these are Vague Senses, but can be improved to be Imprecise or Precise. Do you hear the bandit step on a branch, or smell them because they ...

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Is Echoing Spell + Spell Perfection infinite castings?
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No No effect that allows you to reprepare or recast a spell can affect the echoed spell. While Echoing Spell doesn't explicitly call itself out, I'd certainly consider it an effect that allows re-...

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Charisma-based checks and concentration
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Yes, the bonus from Strength of the Sun would apply to Charisma-based concentration checks. The trait doesn't call out specific types of checks, like skill checks or saves, so it therefore applies to ...

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What does it mean when a spell gives two durations?
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The answer's in the description: The first time during this spell's duration that the target has to make an initiative check, the creature adds an insight bonus on that initiative check equal to ...

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Is there a garment worn under armor that boosts AC by one in Pathfinder?
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It might be the Snakeskin Tunic. It's a Chest slot magic item. A snakeskin tunic is a tight, form-fitting shirt crafted from the scales of a giant snake. When worn, it grants a +1 armor bonus to ...

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Does casting while greater invisible make the spell effects also invisible?
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Items dropped or put down by an invisible creature become visible; items picked up disappear if tucked into the clothing or pouches worn by the creature. Light, however, never becomes invisible, ...

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If a creature is struck by 2 rays from the Prismatic Spray spell (due to a roll of 8 on the d8), does the creature make multiple saving throws?
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They've already failed their saving throw, and are now subject to the effect(s) of the spell (the result of the d8.) On a result of [8], the target is declared to have been struck by two rays. Since ...

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Can I use the Fabricate spell to make a Keen weapon?
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The spell Fabricate could not add Keen to a weapon, even if it does exist. Here's the relevant quote, from the Fabricate spell entry on page 239 of the PHB: ...magic items can't be created or ...

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Do bonuses from proficiency and Fighting Style stack?
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A character's Proficiency Bonus and the Fighter's Fighting Style class feature do stack. Proficiency with something in 5e allows you to add your Proficiency Bonus to the relevant rolls. This is a ...

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How Does a Shield Bash Work on Multiple Targets?
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The rules for this are a bit scattered through the PHB, but here are the rules relevant to your player's situation: If your player is attempting a shield bash, he must have the Shield Master feat. ...

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What does a horse need to carry your things?
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Take a look at the entry: SADDLEBAGS Price 4 gp; Weight 8 lbs. These sturdy, weatherproof bags are draped over a saddle to add extra carrying capacity. Each side of a saddlebag can typically ...

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Can a wizard's bonded object be a sheathed weapon?
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If the object is an amulet or ring, it must be worn to have effect, while staves, wands, and weapons must be held in one hand. Source (PFSRD) Unfortunately no. And It doesn't matter whether is stays ...

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What is the motivation for a druid to go adventuring
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There are many reasons a Druid might leave the forest. I can't outline them all here, but here are some ideas to get you started: Something is threatening the Druid's home, and the Druid must leave ...

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My player has too much custom stuff and it's making things difficult for me
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The balance between player and GM is a delicate one. The bottom line is that everyone is there to play a game; everyone is there to have fun, including the GM. While the GM takes on more bureaucratic ...

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Tree based tool to create dialog
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There are quite a lot of programs out there to help you in your task. Some recommendations I can make, though, are as follows: Chat Mapper This is probably the program I would recommend you look at ...

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Can you use a shield with shield spikes to make a bludgeoning attack?
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No These spikes turn a shield into a martial piercing weapon... (d20pfsrd, emphasis mine.) The shield becomes a martial piercing weapon instead of a martial bludgeoning weapon. It effectively ...

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Can the Dimension Dervish chain be use in conjunction with combat, teamwork feats?
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Yes Precise Strike states: ...Whenever you and an ally who also has this feat are flanking the same the creature... (d20pfsrd, Emphasis mine) And the FAQ on the Paizo site says: You count as ...

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Is this how to overrun?
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Let's do a bit of set-up: Charging Charging is a special full-round action that allows you to move up to twice your speed and attack during the action. Charging, however, carries tight ...

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How do Stabilize and Bleed work on those with Negative Energy Affinity?
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By RAW, the spells Stabilize and Bleed don't specify that they channel energy, so they don't. It can be thought of as magically stitching closed, or ripping open, a wound; something to stop the ...

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Can you deliver a Magus' spellstrike through a combat maneuver?
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After reading this question here about maneuvers within attacks of opportunity and its chosen answer, as well as this rule from the prd: When performing a combat maneuver, you must use an action ...

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