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Dev Comments

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Comments by various Paizo employees and contributors about how things work.

THESE ARE NOT NECESSARILY OFFICIAL RULES. THEY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH FOR PFS! Unless it says "I talked to Jason..." or "The design team met about this and...", it's not technically official

Jason Bulmahn on the Decoy Ring issue (paraphrasing) "At first he said it seems like greater invisibility was intended, but then agreed that it would open it up to a lot of abuse"


1.  James Jacobs
Re: Bard, performance and melee
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

bards don't need instruments


2.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: One Synthesist Summoner Thread to rule them all
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Natural attacks always proficient


3.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Feats: Prerequisite
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Feat qualifications


4.  Ice Devil
Re: Bard loremaster ability versus . . . bard archivist loremaster ability?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Archivist lore master


5.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Animal Companions and Boon Companion
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

6.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How was the Wealth by Level chart constructed?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

WBL


7.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Can you turn on Power Attack during an AoO?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

8.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist bomb and the feat Vital strike
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

critical hits are not precision damage


9.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Creation and Caster Level
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

10.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Creation and Caster Level
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Should have no chance of failure of Magic item creation


11.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Creation and Caster Level
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

12.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Adventurer's Armory Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

unarmed damage and brass knuckles


13.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Creation and Caster Level
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Caster level is only a prerequisite for creating the item IF the caster level is LISTED in the Requirements section of the item (for an example, see amulet of mighty fists).


14.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Ultimate Combat Preview #1
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

reason for gunmage / spellslinger


15.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wield?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

carrying


16.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: FAQ Attack!
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Antagonize errata


17.  Stephen Custom Avatar
Re: Paizo Blog: Stealth Playtest, Round Two—Stealth
Post, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland
Comments:

immobile = staying same square


18.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Summoner questions
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Evolutions are as they say, not as the UMR says.


19.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Gang Up and Allies FAQ: Please Help: Very Confused.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Gang Up is one of the "doesn't make sense" situations


20.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Ultimate Combat errata
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

Arch intentionally does not get DD as class skill


21.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Ultimate Combat errata
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

probably should've been +1 / round per level for Arch Luck


22.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

JJ wouldn't allow wondrous items that replicate potions


23.  Stephen Custom Avatar
Re: Paizo Blog: Stealth Playtest, Round Two—Stealth
Post, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland
Comments:

invisible things threaten and can flank


24.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Charging with a Vital Strike
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

vital strike and how they don't work in charges


25.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Has there been an official discussion on why Vital Strike should not work with Spring Attack?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Vital Strike probably too restricting


26.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Leadership: Who chooses?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Players choice.


27.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Feats: Prerequisite
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Jason B / SKR debate


28.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Masterwork Tool - not appropriate for every skill
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

29.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: The APG & Summoner
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

powerwise


30.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: The APG & Summoner
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

31.  James Jacobs
Re: Bardic Performance and potions
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

decoupled bards from performance


32.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

My opinion is that that particular line you cite is a holdover from the 3.5 version of the game that should be rewritten or just cut from the game—it's slipped by the errata so far because it's flavor text, not actual rules text, so the rules mongering seems to have missed it.


33.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Rules Clarification
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

sneak attack is not negated if DR isn't passed by weapon damage.


34.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Samurai First impressions
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Alternative classes are glorified archetypes


35.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Alternate class what? I don't get it
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

alternative classes


36.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Re: Channel energy and charisma
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

I spoke with Jason and he says that the Charisma section's failure to mention Cha-based saves that aren't spells (such as bard performance DCs) is an oversight and it should apply to Charisma-based DCs. Likewise, an Int boost affects Int-based DCs, and so on.

Temporary boosts and what they affect.


37.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Re: Channel energy and charisma
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

strength whatever affects carrying capacity


38.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Analyzing a Magic Item Stat Block
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

"Energy resistance costs what it should cost based on how powerful the ability is, not at what level some weird new class or race gets it."

w.r.t classes that can get spells early.


39.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Spell Combat
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Magus / THF no no


40.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Why was XP cost eliminated?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

XP removal


41.  Ice Devil
Re: Potions of Range: Personal
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Personal range potions in GMG an error.


42.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Preview #5 - The Cleric
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

3.5 clerics toned down due so they don't make everyone else feel useless.


43.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Preview #5 - The Cleric
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Concentration check of cantrip is 15.


44.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Round 2 Rules Questions:
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

eidolons understand and speak


45.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Boon Companion - Druid
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

adventurer's sash


46.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Artifice Domain problem.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

greater arcane sight instead of Instant Summons


47.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Mounts with attacks, and the Ride-By-Attack Feat
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

rider is charging


48.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Mounts with attacks, and the Ride-By-Attack Feat
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

49.  Mike Brock
Re: Masterwork Tools for all skills
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

SKR by way of Brock that the +2 from tool applies to any skill


50.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Giving up on Gunslinger
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

spells in UC


51.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Knowledge pool to get spells to write in spellbook...
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

intent of knowledge pool


52.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Unconscious targets considered willing?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

53.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Ultimate Magic: Monk's Vow of Poverty
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

still mind, vows.


54.  Ice Devil
Re: Liberating Command - Not Quite That Good a Spell?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

intent


55.  Ice Devil
Re: Titan Mauler, what can and can't it wield?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Titan Mauler redone


56.  James Jacobs
Re: Bardic Performance and Spell Casting
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

bardic performance does not interrupt spells


57.  James Jacobs
Re: All bards are not made equal?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

For things like fascinate, inspire courage, inspire competence, and most other bardic performance abilities, the Perform skill doesn't interact with the bardic performance at all.


58.  Patrick Custom Avatar
Re: How Do We Accomplish...?
Post, by Patrick Renie
Comments:

white-haired witch errata


59.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic item cost for animals?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

animals wearing stuff


60.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Finally - Ranged Touch Spells provoke AoO
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

61.  Erudite Owl
Re: Haunts
Post, by Jim Groves
Comments:

paladins, primary effects, etc


62.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Experience Point progression Formulas?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

XP system.


63.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Chronicles: Seekers of Secrets—A Guide to the Pathfinder Society (PFRPG)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

how to price an item


64.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Is there a pricing convention adding feats to magic items ?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Items shouldn't have feats! Also, 5k per feat, +5k per prereq feat


65.  Goriath the Balor
Re: Flanking quickened acid splash sneak attack
Post, by Mynameisjake
Comments:

email exchange with JB about quicken spell not negating AoO from ranged touch


66.  James Jacobs
Re: Designer flaw: Alchemist. Chirurgeon can't use Breath of Life and other stuff
Post, by James Jacobs

67.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: [Feat] Shall Not Pass + threatened squares
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Stand Still


68.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ugh. Crane wing
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

69.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

YOU PROVOKE EACH TIME


70.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Str bonus during multi weapon Ititerave (sp) attacks.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

wield


71.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Disarm and automatic pick up
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

disarm automatic grab


72.  James Jacobs
Re: Jumping Charge, official word would be nice.
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

"No reply required" to JJ's post saying jumps can be a part of charges.


73.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Can you disarm a shield?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

can't disarm a shield


74.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ultimate Magic & Ultimate Combat: Alchemist Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

archetype and improved versions of abilities. Also, tumor familiar is a familiar


75.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Glorious Heat + Spark = Unlimited Healing
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

MIC guidelines, remember that the formulas in the book are a guideline only (Core Rulebook, page 549, last paragraph) and that a GM should always compare an item against other similar items.


76.  Mark Moreland Drowning Devil Avatar
Re: Glorious Heat + Spark = Unlimited Healing
Post, by Mark Moreland

77.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Can a barbarian with Lesser Beast Totem take Eldrich Claws?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

78.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Can a barbarian with Lesser Beast Totem take Eldrich Claws?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Characters are automatically proficient with any natural weapons they possess (pg 141). While the rules call this out with the caveat "possessed by their race", I think it is a fine and fair assumption to add to any gained due to a spell or class feature (the polymorph subschool calls this out in fact, pg 212).


79.  Mike Brock
Re: PFS, Beast Rider Cavalier, and the Horse Master feat
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

There is no explicit rule in the Core Rulebook that says a Medium creature can't ride a Medium mount, but it is implied in secondary rules, such as the description of the riding dog and horse and the description of the paladin's divine bond. And it's explicitly called out in the beast rider archetype: "The animal chosen as a mount must be large enough to carry the beast rider (Medium or Large for a Small character; Large or Huge for a Medium character)."


80.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Scent and Mirror Image
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

blind and mirror images


81.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Scent and Mirror Image
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Pinpoint in the game means "determine a creature's square." It's one of those times where the game rule's definition of the word isn't the same as the common definition.


82.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Knife Fighter (Fighter)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

fighter archetypes replacing something you wouldn't use anyways


83.  Atendri
Re: Ultimate Combat PDF just released
Post, by Brian Cortijo
Comments:

gendarme


84.  Ice Devil
Re: APG: Archivist Bard Question
Post, by Jason Nelson

85.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Magus Preview
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Eric Clingenpeel wrote:

So, does this mean I can attack with my weapon as normal with spell combat, then cast my spellstrike spell and attack with my weapon with the free melee weapon attack?

Or do the opposite and with a spell like chill touch that gets multiple touches, cast spellstrike, use free attack, then attack as normal and get the chill touch twice in that round (or more for higher BAB)? Seems like it to me...

Both of those situations are now possible, if I am understanding your question.


86.  Ice Devil
Re: Sohei Monk, armor, and flurry of blows
Post, by Jason Nelson

87.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Glitterdust Effects
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

88.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How many licks does a clawed creature take?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

claw attacks format


89.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Familiar abilities and caster level for hit dice...
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

sylvanshee


90.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Staff Creation Pricing Order
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

don't make 4 or 5 charge staffs


91.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Item Costing
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

When building an item, you calculate the cost to create it as if it were in the hands of an optimal user. Otherwise it's basically cheating. Observe:

WRT to discounts


92.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Item Costing
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The Multiple Similar Abilities guideline is mainly for staves, i.e., we have a bunch of themed attack or utilitarian spells (healing, frost, etc.) in an item that doesn't use a body space (


93.  Ice Devil
Re: Can Druid archetypes take alternative nature domains?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Intention is that any druid can take animal / terrain domains.


94.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Class Features
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

don't have class feature until you actually have it. duh.


95.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Immortality arcane discovery (Ultimate Magic)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

makes them immortal.


96.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How Light works
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

light spell causes the light from the point touched.


97.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Mithral - Is it too good?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

The problem here comes down to training. I intend to clarify this so that mithral armor does not change the armor's type when it comes to proficiency... which has always been a bit silly.


98.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Unwritten Design rules?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Also, note that while comprehensive rules for designing magic items exist, people are still making broken, underpriced magic items--it's because there's always going to be an aspect that requires you to think about it in terms that aren't just formulas.


99.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Lowering DR
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The player wants to lower a monster's DR. Don't make the player weasel around the wording in-game to accomplish that, you know what they want, don't screw them out of what they're obviously asking for just because their characters don't know what DR is. If you're the GM, you're there to provide fun challenges for the players, you're not their opponent. They have brains, you have brains, everyone use your brains and don't make the combat screech to a halt because you want a player to trip over the wording of an obvious, easy wish.


100.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Unwritten Design rules?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

INA boring feat for monster.


101.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: The spell Pick Your Poison (from gods & magic)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Perhaps I don't think there are enough potion-making paladins in the world to significantly affect the cost of lesser restoration potions. I'm pretty sure the number of 3rd-level clerics with Brew Potion outnumbers the number of 5th-level paladins with Brew Potion by a large number. ;)


102.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Bride of the FAQ Attack!
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The existence of the "harmless" modifier for saves indicates that the target of such an effect can somehow recognize that the incoming effect is not harmful, and choose to automatically fail the save against it.


103.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Fleet Raging Running Dwarves
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Thus, Fleet doesn't work for the dwarf in heavy armor.


104.  Sean K Reynolds
Wondrous Item auto-reject advice #21: Item gives a class ability or a feat
Thread (26 posts),

105.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Magus Preview
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

spellstrike, spellcombat changes from beta.


106.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Question regarding Arcane Trickster's Surprise Spell ability.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

sneak attack damage type changes to be whatever the base was.


107.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Errors in FAQ responses
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

What in the rules suggests that the SA damage is conditional on the base damage getting through the DR?


108.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Sorcerer - Unstagger the casting!
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why


109.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Vital Strike damage bonus
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

attack action -> standard action


110.  James Jacobs
Re: Emanations and the Big Guys
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Allowing an emanation to extend from the edge of a creature's space makes such spells more powerful the bigger you get, and since magic doesn't really care how big its spellcaster is, that's kinda weird.


111.  James Jacobs
Re: A little gem about 0 level spells.
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

The rules as intended and as they should be interpreted are that you only get to cast 0 level spells at will. Once they're prepared with higher level spell slots, they follow all the rules for how higher level spell slots work.


112.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Jason: Is concealed spellcasting possible with metamagic?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Back to the topic at hand, since the rules are silent here, I think it is well within the GMs purview to impose a penalty to the Spellcraft check to identify a spell without components (V, S, M). Since there is no real increase for spells with just one, I would guess that this penalty is not very large, perhaps only as much as -4.


113.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Belt of Incredible Dexterity +3
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Odd-bonus ability score items are deliberately not in the game.


114.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Natural attack entries
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It has three attacks: one bite, one claw, and another claw. "2 claws" means "two separate claw attacks, each of which getting a separate attack roll."


115.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist Communal
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

116.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Grave Walker Spell Poppet Touch Spells
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

117.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Spell slots and inadequate stats...
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

118.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Prehensile Hair skill use
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It would seem to be better if things that grant natural attacks just said 'This is a natural attack that does <dmg> and follows all natural attack rules' rather than trying to put all the primary/secondary rules in to the power and assuming they'll only be used as secondary attacks.

I agree that would be better. Unfortunately, we didn't do that in the Core Rulebook (partly because the Bestiary wasn't done yet, and partly because we didn't want to refer players to the Bestiary), and when people model a new ability, they usually base it on the existing presentation of a similar ability, which means you're going to get this language weirdness.


119.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: [UM] Dirge Bard - Haunting Refrain
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Like VP, you use DB by making a different skill check... you're not actually using an instrument.


120.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Some general "meh" about some rules
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Does it have a Con score? Then it's a living creature.


121.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Realistic restriction?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

I'm pretty sure the intent of that combat style is that you have to use Weapon Focus on one of your natural weapons.


122.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ultimate Combat - Content requests
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

need more than one hand to reload crossbow


123.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Apply Racial Favored Class to Archetype class?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If you mean "does my racial favored class bonus for fighter work if I'm playing a fighter with an archetype?," then the answer is "yes." Assuming, of course, that the favored class bonus applies to something that hasn't been eliminated or swapped by the archetype.


124.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

In fact... if "Every Dex build" is indeed taking the feat, that argues to me that it's too good of a feat in the first place and should probably have tougher prerequisites.


125.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Hound Master (Cavalier)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

only one animal companion, all levels stack for it.


126.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Belt of Incredible Dexterity +3
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

why ability score mods should be even


127.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wizard magic item crafter - how best for a GM to handle this?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Strange, most people believe that feats are more valuable than items because you have tons and tons of gp worth of magic items (and you can always go quest for money in easy areas that won't net you any xp) yet you have a very limited number of feats. :) "Most people" meaning "the designers of 3e, who went out of their way to greatly limit the ability to put feats into magic items because at high level it would be trivial to buy up all the feats you wanted in the form of magic items."


128.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: APG Rules Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

even if the material component seems like it'd be very rare, it's in the spell component pouch.


129.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Potions and Wands of Resist Energy and Protection from Energy
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Potions and Wands of Resist Energy and Protection from Energy


130.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Primary and secondary attacks.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

So, pincers are secondary (according to the table), but if that's all you have, you attack as if they're primary.


131.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Archtypes and Prestige Classes
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The default should probably be "no," at least for the official rules. The pclass' ability gives you X, it doesn't give "X or its equivalent."


132.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist "Vestigial Arm" discovery question
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

133.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Martial Artist, pain points: humanoid does not refer to the type.


134.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Clerics and scrolls with opposed alignment descriptors
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The above is an evil spell. Casting it is an evil act. If you are a good cleric or a neutral cleric of a good deity, you can't cast this spell, because it's evil.


135.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

"If a creature doesn't have a land speed... it technically doesn't have a speed to modify and therefore boosts tot hat speed are lost (kind of like modifiers to Constitution are lost on undead or constructs)."


136.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Eidolons + Imagination = Anything
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

I think that anyone playing a summoner should have a good, long discussion with their GM about what the eidolon's represent in the game work and what kind of general theme they take. I am all for flexibility, but a character's eidolon should not ruin the world's verisimilitude.


137.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Summoner's Eidolon needs Avian base form.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why no avian base form for eidolon


138.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: The APG & Summoner
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

explaining why it's one or the other w.r.t. eidolon or SM SLA


139.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: The APG & Summoner
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why the eidolon goes away when unconscious


140.  James Jacobs
Re: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Paths of Prestige
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Summoners are, after all, the rarest class to show up in Golarion, except maybe for gunslingers.


141.  James Jacobs
Re: Advanced Race Guide races differ from those in Bestiaries?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

vanara's ARG climb speed was an error.


142.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Item Costing
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Reason for the item discounts


143.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Spell Combat
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

These penalties are the only ones you suffer. They are not in addition to those from TWF.


144.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: [UItimate Magic] What's new on traps?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It's the same ability as the rogue's trapfinding, untyped, so it'll stack just like having sneak attack from multiple classes.


145.  James Jacobs
Re: Juju Oracles, White Necromancers, and non-evil undead(and variants) in Golarion
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

juju oracle


146.  Skull
Re: Utimate Combat - Rending Fury Feat Chain
Post, by Tom Qadim
Comments:

Intention of rending fury


147.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wondrous Item auto-reject advice #7: Obvious Pricing Errors
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

I wouldn't double it. Think of it as "this item requires me to hold it in my hand to activate it," and "hand" is a quasi-slot. "Slotless" items are really those that you don't have to manipulate in any way to gain the bonus (luckstone, ioun stone, etc.).


148.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Leadership: Who chooses?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Jagyr Ebonwood wrote:

So, yes, the player should be able to design his cohort.

Then we agree.


149.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Better chance of geb than 1-20


150.  James Jacobs
Re: Dervish Dance/Weapon Finess Questions
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Dervish Dance isn't supposed to reward tricky-thinking two-weapon fighters, after all. It's supposed to make fighting with a single weapon more attractive, so as soon as you start trying to game the system to get an off-hand attack, you're breaking the spirit of Dervish Dance and the feat should stop working.


151.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: [FMG] Jason Bulmahn, Freelancer for Fire Mountain Games
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

3pp material is great. As with all material, you should decide on your own, as GM, what does and what does not belong in your game based on its quality and the needs of your campaign, regardless of who printed it.


152.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

The monk of the empty hand can only benefit from Dervish Dance if he is proficient with the scimitar, and uses the scimitar as a scimitar, NOT as an improvised weapon.


153.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Adventurer's Armory Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

None of those three weapons allow a monk to use his level-based unarmed damage; they just do the damage listed on the weapon table. This isn't errata (they were never intended to allow monks to do that, as they can already deal lethal or nonlethal at their discretion), it's a clarification of the use of terms like "with unarmed attacks" in the descriptive text of those three weapons (they aren't unarmed attacks, and mentioning unarmed attacks at all confuses the issue).


154.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Adventurer's Armory Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Treating brass knuckles, gauntlets, spiked gauntlets, cesti, and rope gauntlets as "unarmed attacks" doesn't make a lot of sense (because you're not unarmed, you have metal/leather/rope/etc. there).


155.  Patrick Custom Avatar
Re: Blood of Angels: FAQ Candidates (errata/typos)
Post, by Patrick Renie
Comments:

The Blackened oracle curse is meant to only impose a penalty on attack rolls with manufactured weapons. Thus, rays, weapon-like spells, and natural weapons are not affected by this curse.


156.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Armor Enhancement Bonuses?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

As for whether a new ability has a plus or a gp value: the purpose of armor and shields is to protect the wearer against melee and ranged damage. If the new property makes the armor better at doing that, it should be a plus-based property; otherwise, it should be a gp-based property. It gets a little blurry for some of them (energy resistance is gp-based but spell resistance is plus-based), but if the summary of the ability is "this really needs to be an armor property" vs. "this could just as easily be a ring, robe, or necklace, it should be plus-based.


157.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Armor Enhancement Bonuses?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Unofficial rule that non-artifacts shouldn't exceed 200,000 gp market price


158.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Potential Shocking Grasp as a Level 0 spell?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Magical Lineage was never intended as a way for you to actually lower a spell's level. It was put in to allow you to reduce the increase from a metamagic feat. So, no unlimited magic missiles. I will see to it that the language of this ability is clarified soon and I will get this added to the FAQ.


159.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Horse's attacks?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Two hooves is still one type of attack, and therefore it would convert to primary


160.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Wave warden
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

Wave Warden doesn't get proficiency with nets intentionally.


161.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Who even uses Staves anymore?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

APG staves in error.


162.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Am I reading this right? Seems like a lot of cheese to me.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Not a ruling, but the reason why Bulmahn hasn't modified abilities due to arcane mark.


163.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: How does charging with lances and criticals work?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

You add to the critical multiplier. So if you crit with a weapon that is already dealing x3 damage, you deal x4 damage (not x6).


164.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Witch's fortune hex
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Once the hex has been put on you, it lasts for a number of rounds depending on the witch's level. During that time, you get the benefit (each round). After that time ends, you must wait 24 hours before you can have this hex put on you again.


165.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: The AC bonus from Two weapons defense; how is it handled?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It's a shield bonus, so it doesn't count for touch AC, because the touch AC calculation excludes shield bonuses, not just shields.


166.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Agile weapon + double slice feat
Post, by Russ Taylor

167.  James Jacobs
Re: Celestial / Fiendish creatures no longer good / evil?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

It's deliberate. The celestial and fiendish templates were redesigned to make them simpler to apply, since applying them to summoned monsters during game play is the primary use for them. It also helps to limit the abuse one can heap on the lower level ones—if you want to do some REALLY tactical stuff with summoned monsters, that's an advantage of summoning things like devils and demons and azatas and archons.

That doesn't mean that the PC should have NO control over his summoned monsters, of course. He should be able to direct who the summoned monster attacks, and what attack options the summoned monster uses, and where it attacks from. The GM, of course, has final say in how tactical he wants to let a summon monster spell get, of course.


168.  James Jacobs
Re: What are considered "priests" for customized summons lists?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

In this context, "priest" means any spellcaster who worships a deity and casts a summoning spell.


169.  Mark Moreland Drowning Devil Avatar
Re: Advanced Race Guide - Half-elf/Half-orc question
Post, by Mark Moreland
Comments:

Note that qualifying for a feat or learning a spell is not an effect. The elf blood racial trait applies to things like the bane special weapon property or a ranger's favored enemy class feature.


170.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Ultimate Equipment Preview: Oh, For a Muse of Fire!
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Bracers of armor do not count as light armor I am afraid.


171.  James Jacobs
Re: The Shattered Star Players Guide
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Turns out playing the game is metagaming. That is, unless you have a setup where you actually transport yourself physically into the game and wipe all memories of the real world out of your mind while you're in the game, I guess.

Giving the players a good idea of what types of characters would be good and fun and usable choices in an Adventure Path is the primary purpose of a Player's Guide, and part of that is listing good choices for favored enemies. I don't see this as any more bad than watching a movie trailer.


172.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Doubt about Invisibility
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

"Pinpoint" is the term is used in the Pathfinder RPG.

In real life, you can pinpoint a person's location to a particular street, building, or room, so I don't have a problem with the game saying you "pinpoint" someone's location to a particular 5-foot-square, considering that most creatures on a 5-square-foot gridded map take up 1 square and you never need to be more precise than that.


173.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Favored class bonus - who gets it?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

174.  Ghost
Re: Alchemist 1st level bomb damage - 2d6?
Post, by Great Caesar's Ghost
Comments:

SKR throwing hands up in the air about alchemist starting damage being 2d6


175.  Sean K Reynolds
R2 Archetypes: prepare for some harsh criticism
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

archetype tips


176.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: One Synthesist Summoner Thread to rule them all
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If you apply the inherent bonus to the summoner's physical ability score, that ability score is replaced by the eidolon's ability score. So if you want to apply an inherent bonus to your eidolon-suit's physical ability score, use the item/spell/etc. while fused so it applies the bonus to the eidolon's ability score.


177.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Exactly. And that was driven home by the fact that once I introduced the feat, everyone took it and a few players were all "I wanna rebuild my character for that feat." Too good.

Dervish Dance does not work if you wield a weapon in your off hand (see the last sentence of the feat description). It's very much meant to be a feat to bolster the one-weapon build, which is, in my opinion, pretty neglected. It's ALSO meant to benefit clerics, bards, and other spellcasters of Sarenrae in particular, who'll want their off hand free for spellcasting anyway.


178.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Doubt about Invisibility
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If you pinpoint an invisible target, you know what square it's in, and can attack that square, with the invis creature getting total concealment.

If you don't pinpoint the target's square, you don't know what square it's in, but you can still pick a square where you think it may be, and attack there. If the invis target IS there, it gets total concealment (just like you had pinpointed its square). If the invis target ISN'T there, the attack misses (there's nothing to hit). If the GM is smart, he'll roll d% whether or not the invis creature is there, so that the player doesn't know if he missed because (1) of the miss chance, or (2) because there's nothing actually there.


179.  Stephen Custom Avatar
Re: Paizo Blog: Stealth Playtest, Round Two—Stealth
Post, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland
Comments:

Jeremiziah wrote:

Cause a Diversion, 5-foot w/ stealth, and get your "full attack" WITH sneak attack all in one turn, and you can wash, rinse, repeat.

Nope, only with your first attack. And only if you have hide in plain sight or a similar effect.


180.  Stephen Custom Avatar
Re: Paizo Blog: Stealth Playtest, Round Two—Stealth
Post, by Stephen Radney-MacFarland
Comments:

That is basically covered in the Perception rules. The guy points it out, and folks can try to spot it again on their turn as a move action.


181.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Is AC eventually irrelevent?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

AC tapers off compared to attack value because you WANT everyone to be able to hit more, especially as they start getting iterative attacks. If AC didn't taper off, the iterative attacks (and attacks from classes without a 1-for-1 BAB) would fail most of the time.

After all, if you scale monster AC vs. fighter attack roll, the best fighter attack should hit 50% of the time, the first fighter iterative would only hit 25% of the time, and the 2nd fighter iterative would only hit on a 20. And at level 10 the cleric and rogue would be 15% worse than the fighter, with an increasing class disparity the higher levels go.


182.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Spell Combat
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

These penalties are the only ones you suffer. They are not in addition to those from TWF.


183.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Dervish Dance, Precise Strike and touchy issues
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

That doesn't prevent you from making unarmed strikes or claw attacks, as your hand is still empty.


184.  Atendri
Re: Pathfinder Companion: Qadira, Gateway to the East (PFRPG)
Post, by Brian Cortijo
Comments:

This was to prevent the suli from being a one-trick pony. While the imagery of the suli as a flame-wreathed menace is awesome (love that illustration), I didn't want it to become a situation where players were switching elemental types every other round to suit which enemy they were attacking, or using it for every fight every day.


185.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Armored Kilt Questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Wolfthulhu wrote:

Breast Plate + Armored Kilt = Heavy Armor. Heavy Armor + Mithril = Medium Armor.

That's how I'd do it.


186.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Can Create Water make rain?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Create Water can make it rain.


187.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Why is Ultimate Combat the unwanted step-child of the RPG line?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

The APG, on that I would agree, but not with UM, which aside from Words of Power, the only thing that saw playtest from that book was the Magus.


188.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wizard Bonded Object - Interferes with Somatic?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

House rule to get over the issue of the title

Personally, just as I'd let you cast a spell with a bonded ring or a bonded wand in that hand, and given the role of the athame in magical tradition, I'd let you use the hand holding your bonded weapon to cast somatic spells.


189.  Ice Devil
Re: APG What things to keep an eye out for as a DM?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

greyflame


190.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Sneak attack and charging
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Charge to a flanking position = get sneak attack.


191.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Druid Wolf at level 9+ damage bonus
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

if the creature gets a second attack of a natural attack (a fake iterative), when the natural at tack was originally the only one and thus got the 1.5x str bonus, it'd still get the 1.5x str bonus on both attacks.


192.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Axiomatic/Anarchic Holy/Unholy Weapons.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Where in any of these weapon special ability descriptions does it limit what other properties can go on a weapon with one of those abilities?


193.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

It's interesting you mention the summoner, though—in that case I would NOT allow it. The summoner's spell list is FAR too permissive in a lot of cases there regarding what spells it gets at lower levels, such as haste or teleport. In my games, of course, this problem is solved by the fact that I don't allow summoners in my game.


194.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Lack of Monk Gear in Ultimate Equipment
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

We are not going to introduce an item that gives monks flat bonuses to hit and damage with the exact same pricing as magic weapons.

---

There are some other issues in the monk that I hope we can address after Gencon, but I want to warn folks.. we will not be rewriting the class. We endeavor with most of our changes to make small moves to get things where we want instead of drastic shifts that might go too far or force us to change again. We've been burned by that in the past.


195.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: New Monk Band-Aid on Sucking Chest Wound
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Purpose of the monk: Monks are support and mobility combatants, generally speaking, useful in moving around the battlefield to assist with problems. In this regard, they gain a number of abilities that allow them to work without the aid of others, which many of the other, straight fighter classes, lack to one degree or another.


196.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Does Channel Energy affect Native Outsiders?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Many extraplanar outsiders do not have an alignment subtype, either (efreet, for example, are evil extraplanar outsiders who don't have the evil subtype). :)


197.  Ice Devil
Re: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Paths of Prestige
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

winter witch doesn't get normal witch hexes as she levels


198.  James Jacobs
Re: Has Everyone Else Put the Belt of Battle into the Hall of Shame?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

I for one certainly regretted letting it in to my Savage Tide campaign back in the day. I daresay this magic item MAY have even, in a roundabout way, led to the overnerfing of solid fog! :P


199.  Howler
Re: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Paths of Prestige
Post, by Matt Goodall
Comments:

Original (but changed) intent for Winter Witch


200.  Mike Brock
Re: Human Treesinger
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

As to the question a couple of posts up, no the Scarred Witchdoctor archetype is not available and a human can not qualify for any Orc related items, whether they be archetypes, feats, etc.... For this to ever be trumped, they would need to appear on a Chronicle.


201.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

We know how to build monsters and magic items. We don't need to playtest them. Especially since adding a playtest stage vastly complicates a product. In order for a playtest to be viable and not a waste of time, it needs to focus on NEW things that we're not yet sure exactly how they'll interact with the game rules. Things like new rules (Core Rulebook), new base classes, new subsystems (like Words of Power or the race creation rules), and so on.


202.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

In any case... I'm not really the one you need to convince that there should be more ways for Dex to add to melee damage. Note that Dervish Dance is in the Inner Sea World Guide and not a world-generic rulebook...


203.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Spell Combat and 5' steps
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Unless it's explicitly stated that you can't take a 5-foot step during the action, you can do it basically anytime.

This is True


204.  Ice Devil
Re: Cleric Crusader Archetype - Bonus feat wording clarification
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Crusader: Used to be bonus every 4 levels, not 5. "to a maximum of..." wasn't updated though in revision.


205.  Ice Devil
Re: Cleric Crusader Archetype - Bonus feat wording clarification
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Doesn't ignore BAB requirements for Crusader


206.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Has typed (damage) Supernatural attacks vs DR been resolved yet?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

There's no point in a magical ability calling out whether it's B, P, or S damage unless the intent is that DR/B, DR/P, or DR/S resists it.

(Su) with physical damage is affected by DR. Supernatural.


207.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Is there any chance that Paizo publish a class/archetype builder like the race builder? (sorry if this have been already answered)

I hope not.


208.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Alazhra's domains


209.  Ice Devil
Re: APG Rules Questions
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Rage Prophet stacks with oracle levels due to savage seer.


210.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Crafting: any unresolved questions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Just to be sure we're clear: accelerated crafting doesn't let you exceed the "8 hours of work per day" limit. Accelerated crafting lets you work for 4 hours and treat it as 8 hours, and then work for another 4 hours and treat it as 8 hours, for a total of 16-effective-hours (2,000 gp) of work per day.


211.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Also, note that to do that, you don't actually need any ranks in ANY perform skills. There are actually only a VERY FEW bardic performances that require Perform checks, but even those don't require ranks in a performance—they merely require checks.

When a bard activates a bardic performance, he must decide if it's an audio or visual performance—one or the other. It's certainly cool to include what KIND of performance you're doing, be it song or dance or flute or comedy, but that element falls under the aegis of roleplay, not rules.


212.  James Jacobs
Re: Why are weapon energy effects "command word activated"?
Post, by James Jacobs

213.  Cythnigot
Re: [PoP] Skyseeker Prestige
Post, by Benchak the Nightstalker
Comments:

My intent was definitely for the Skyseeker's Stalwart ability to work in Heavy Armor. In fact, if I recall correctly, my original idea was for Stalwart to function only when the Skyseeker is wearing Medium or Heavy Armor.


214.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Crafting: any unresolved questions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The interpretation you describe as being intended really makes the whole thing that much more lack luster.

I agree. I wanted to talk about it because it's new for Pathfinder and there hasn't been much discussion about its repercussions. It makes sense that it should be "you can get double the amount of work done, reducing your overall time needed to craft," because the alternate interpretation ("congrats, you have 4 more hours you can spend in town today") is pretty lame and pointless for most campaigns where you're not counting how much you can do in individual hours.


215.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Errata/Typos in APG
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Generally, when an item calls out "it works like {spell}," it gets all the baggage of that spell unless the item says otherwise.


216.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Errata/Typos in APG
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Horizon Walker's Terrain Mastery


217.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Oracle, what's in a name...
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Oracles are not directly empowered by the gods themselves at all.


218.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Clothing weight
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

219.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: A couple Wizard questions
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

You do not need to be proficient with a weapon to take it as your bonded weapon.


220.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: A little gem about 0 level spells.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

If you use a higher level slot, for any reason, be it because it is modified with metamagic, or you just prepared it in a higher slot, it is consumed when cast, just like any other spell. Only when it uses a 0-level slot, it is not consumed.


221.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Inevitable Discussion: Clerics Lost Heavy Armor Prof.
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why clerics were nerfed


222.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Stupid Rage Power question
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Class abilities that refer to level always refer to your level in that class unless stated otherwise.


223.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Polymorph: need clarification
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Stardust is correct. Polymorph spells do not change your type.


224.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Monk - Pathfinder RPG Preview #9
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

TWF two-weapon fighting


225.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Gnature Preview # 8 The Druid
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why polymorph gives size bonuses


226.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Spell Storing + Metamagic Rods
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

does not work


227.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ambiguous rules & PFS
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Therefore, a dhampir paladin hurts himself if he uses LOH on himself.


228.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Revenge of the Son of the FAQ Attack!
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Universal Monster Rules applies to PCs. (UMR)


229.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Ultimate Equipment: What's Missing?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

That's why you have to cost the item for the optimal user, not for the suboptimal user.

Also, AoMF cost being 2.5x


230.  Mike Brock
Re: Improved familiar
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

Just have the old familiar teach the new familiar the spells, kiss the old familiar on the head, and wish it well for faithful service. No need to turn it into troll bait.


231.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (OGL)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

I'm not quite sure what needs explaining. The Core Rulebook says that if you're making multiple attacks, you have to use the Full Attack action. If you're just making one attack, you pick any one of the attacks available to the character. Monsters work the same way as characters in this regard. So Valeros can make a full attack with two swords, or a single attack with either sword; a lion can make a full attack with claw/claw/bite, or a single attack with any one of those attacks.


232.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Crafting: any unresolved questions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

extracts, hexes not spells


233.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Crafting: any unresolved questions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Bane


234.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Magic Item Crafting: any unresolved questions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Alchemist cannot craft magic items.


235.  Ice Devil
Re: Ultimate Combat errata
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

If an archetype gets a class ability at a different level than normal, the ability stipulates the level that they DO get it. It does not then go on to state "oh, and they also don't get this same ability at the regular level" because that would be a redundant waste of word count.


236.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ultimate Equipment
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

And as for the absence of a potion bandolier that lets you draw potions as a swift or free action... we're not going to invent a mundane item that breaks the basic action economy of the core game. Sorry.


237.  Ice Devil
Re: [APG] Archetypes - anyone else underwhelmed by the "Free Hand Fighter?"
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Suggested fix to free hand fighter


238.  Patrick Custom Avatar
Re: Paths of Prestige - Aldori Swordlord PrC
Post, by Patrick Renie
Comments:

This was an intentional feature of the Aldori swordlord prestige class. If you choose to take 12 levels in the fighter class to qualify for the Greater Weapon Specialization feat, you gain a bonus from the PrC's display weapon prowess class feature not available to those who go through the full progression of the prestige class.

This option is particularly suitable for those who choose to take the Aldori swordlord archetype and take 11 or 12 levels in fighter in order to gain the archetype's 11th-level counterattack ability.


239.  Ice Devil
Re: Dragoon archetype's Weapon Training and bonus to CMB and CMD
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Uses the attack bonus.


240.  Cythnigot
Re: Should a page of spell knowledge be held to be used?
Post, by Benchak the Nightstalker

241.  Kusari-Gama Monk
Re: Should a page of spell knowledge be held to be used?
Post, by Hobbun
Comments:

By way of SKR, why the +5 DC thing exists


242.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Can I scribe a scroll without knowing the spell?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

A wizard and a cleric cooperating to craft a scroll of cure light wounds are, between the two of them, meeting all of the prerequisites for the item's creation. Thus, the "you cannot create this if you don't meet all the prerequisites" rule on page 549 does not apply, because "you" in the case of cooperative crafting is "the people involved in crafting the item."


243.  PathfinderRPGLogo
The FAQ That Time Forgot
Blog entry,
Comments:

Totem Warrior, RTA provoking twice when cast as spells, greater trip / vicious stomp, ring of continuation, charm person


244.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: The FAQ That Time Forgot
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Well, the point here is that it is really up to the GM to decide what is inside and outside a creature's general willingness. Tilling a field might really depend on the creature (I dont think Orcs care much for farming), but killing loved ones is probably always going to require a check, and might not even work (the creature might take its own life instead, its not your puppet after all).


245.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: The FAQ That Time Forgot
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

The Totem Warrior was really just put in to give us a place to talk about the powers as a whole. Its not something you are required to take to acquire a group of totem powers.


246.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Holy symbol tattoo
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Holy Symbol Tattoo is meant to avoid the need to free hand for divine focus.

Correct; that's the point of getting the tattoo. Of course, if you try to infiltrate an evil cult, you're gonna have some 'splainin' to do...


247.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wildshape and DR
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Jason and I think the "you lose all extraordinary and supernatural abilities that depend on your original form" rule covers it. If you're not in satyr form, you don't get your satyr racial DR.

(Note that it says "form," not "type," so changing form is sufficient.)


248.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: The FAQ That Time Forgot
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Paladins level 1-3 cannot use scrolls

Null is not 0.

He has no caster level, not 0, none.


249.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: I Drank What? An FAQ on Poison
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

An item can only be coated in one dose of injury or contact poison. If you apply a second one, the first one is removed. No walking around with the super poisoned drippy glove.


250.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Fabricate
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

fabricate can be used to make items that are later turned magical


251.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Has typed (damage) Supernatural attacks vs DR been resolved yet?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

DR is DR. Typed damage is typed damage. They work together exactly how they do for swords and such, regardless of the nature of the source (as wraithstrike said).


252.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Samurai is an Alternate Cavalier
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

We get there is some confusion in the terminology here. It is not an attempt to pull the wool over on anyone or trick anybody. Alternate classes are really just archtypes that have a high number of exchanges and receive a slightly more complete treatment.


253.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

nagaji ability lets them turn into a naga with their wild-shape


254.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Intelligence adds to skill points?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It's a hard-to-spot reference, but yes, in the PFRPG, skill point bonuses from long-term Int increases are retroactive.


255.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

snapleaf = one use item


256.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

all base classes are in-house


257.  Protectar
Re: Bladed dash question
Post, by Jesse Benner
Comments:

James Jacobs would be the final arbiter, but the spell was conceived to allow you to have the movement you travel with the spell be PART of the standard action of casting it. Thus, you could use your move action to get into position to line up a target or targets in the case of greater bladed dash, or as Bardez noted, it allows you to cast the spell as part of spell combat, move to your target and attack them and still leave the magus with the rest of his or her full attack.


258.  James Jacobs
Re: [ISWG] Harmonic Spell
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Change the first line of the Benefit to: "Whenever you cast a 1st or higher level spell while you are maintaining a bardic performance..."

It's still a REALLY good feat for bards, obviously, but it only lets you maintain performances for a number of times per day equal to your depletable spell slots.


259.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Monk Cestus questions
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

monk is supposed to be like TWF fighter

possible reasons for cost of AoMF


260.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: New Monk weapon: Wraps
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

That's because the amulet is priced according to the monk using flurry, which operates much like TWF.


261.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Adventurer's Armory Errata - Updated Tables are nice
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

"Can't get past DR, mainly because the amulet of mighty fists costs more. "


262.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How was the Wealth by Level chart constructed?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

for crafting at the beginning of the game, recommends 1.5x the suggested percentages


263.  Mike Brock
Re: Implanted Ioun Stones
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

animal companions can't use ioun stones


264.  Ross Byers
Re: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)
Post, by Ross Byers
Comments:

prone shooter was supposed to give a small bonus to-hit when attacking while prone.


265.  Ice Devil
Re: APG Cleave & Overhand Chop?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

Overhand Chop: " That is to say, that list of examples is the full, explicit, and complete list of examples to which the ability applies. Attack action and charge action are the sole and only examples of where OC may be used when making a single attack."


266.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Belt of Incredible Dexterity +3
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Developers remove the odd bonus abilities.


267.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Witch Hex Stacking and Range
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Unless otherwise stated, an effect does not stack with itself.

Unless otherwise stated, you must have line of effect from the caster to the target to activate an ability.


268.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Arcane Pool + Arcane Strike
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

max +10 rule still in effect


269.  PathfinderRPGLogo
FAQs of Life
Blog entry,
Comments:

FAQs: TWF and penalties and AoOs, Manipulating objects in reach, 5' in middle of cleave


270.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Wrath of the Righteous assumes "demon-slaying oriented characters"


271.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

In any event, Dance of Fury is not a bardic performance ability, even though it replaces one. It doesn't require use of a bardic performance to activate... it just requires the dervish dancer to move while a performance is going on. As such, it works with any other performance that's currently in action.


272. 
I Drank What? An FAQ on Poison
Blog entry,

273.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

So... My monk has Weapon Focus (Unarmed Strike) and is wearing an Amulet of Mighty Fists +1. Does this mean he gets to add those two bonuses to other Combat Maneuvers such as Grapple?

I'd file that under "the GM is free to rule that in certain circumstances, a creature can apply weapon bonuses for these maneuvers."


274.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Water Breathing and Dispel Magic
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

start to drown


275.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Question about diagonal movement
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

diagonal rule counts for other things


276.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Spells from Gods and Magic - Are they usable only to the worshipers of the specific Deities?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Gods & Magic spells were meant to be faith-specific spells.


277.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Healing domain + wand of cure light wounds
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Your bonuses don't get added to item you make unless you pay extra for them. Otherwise, nobody would buy a regular wand of CLW for 750, they'd go to the guy with the Healing domain who's selling them for 750 (because it doesn't cost him anything to make them more powerful than the regular version).


278.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: 2 questions about weapon cords
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Weapon cord doesn't remove AoO


279.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Summoner - Whats the real deal here?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The aquatic eidolon's free INA evolution counts toward the limited number of times you can select the evolution, and its listed natural armor value includes the +2 from the evolution.


280.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Wayfinder + Clear Spindle Ioun Stone = Protection from ALL mind attacks?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

IIRC, infernal healing doesn't actually make you evil, it just makes you detect as having an evil aura.


281.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Breath of Life - Useless?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Thus, the character gains a negative level for a day, as per the spell description.


282.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Fortitude Immunity and Undead Creatures
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

immune to flesh to stone


283.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Selling a spellbook
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

selling spellbook = cost to scribe spell into book + cost of book


284.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ability Checks (natural 20 or 1)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Nat 20 doesn't apply to skill checks


285.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: The Crane and the Duelist do they stack?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Canny Defense ability of duelist isn't affected by Max Dex limit. It's not a dex bonus.


286.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: The Crane and the Duelist do they stack?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Canny Defense applies to Touch AC.


287.  Patrick Custom Avatar
Re: Pathfinder Player Companion: Knights of the Inner Sea (PFRPG)
Post, by Patrick Renie
Comments:

Squire feat is meant for level 3, not 4


288.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Metal Oracle: Steel Scarf
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

swift action to harden, standard action to attack, add Str bonus as if any other 1H melee weapon


289.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Nope. Claws aren't things that go on your feet. Those are talons. ?


290.  Adam Daigle's private flumph
Re: In need of examples of bipedal creatures from Bestiary I with claw attacks
Post, by Adam Daigle
Comments:

Talons = feet, claws = hands.


291.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: NPCs on the March!
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

292.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist "Vestigial Arm" discovery question
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Vestigial arm / tentacle discoveries don't grant additional attacks basically ever.


293.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Question about deity specific spells
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

what a deity next to a Spell Level block means


294.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Cord of Stubborn Resolve = Rage Cycling?
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

Author disagreeing with my Invulnerable Rager take with the belt, but not contradicting "belt of ragecycling"


295.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ultimate Magic Errata
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Greater Mutagen needs mutagen first.


296.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Flaming Sphere - what counts as "flammable"?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

flammable things


297.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Primary and secondary attacks.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

yithian


298.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Sound Striker - Weird Words
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

(The Bestiary explanation of DR doesn't account for magical sources that deal B, P, or S damage, and will be errata'd so this problem goes away.)


299.  James Jacobs
Re: Versatile Performance and skill bonuses
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

No Reply Required

But for magic items, I would rule that something like boots of elvenkind WOULD grant you the bonus even if you were using versatile performance by using your Perform skill. The boots are supposed to make your Acrobatics work better, and it makes no sense at all for a character specialized in being all Acrobatic to suffer just because the rules allow her to use a different skill check.


300.  James Jacobs
Re: Aasimar: Badly Designed
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

No Reply Required

aasimar do not gain proficiency with all simple martial weapons


301.  Lamatar Bayden
Qinggong Monk
Thread (72 posts),
Comments:

No Reply Required

Qinggong monk / high jump


302.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Quarterstaff Master - Am I missing something?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

What Quarterstaff Master lets you do: hold double weapon in one hand


303.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Witch Hex Stacking and Range
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Yes, if a witch wants to spend all her actions over several rounds adding evil eye penalties to the same target, she can do so.


304.  Ice Devil
Re: APG Druid Shaman Wildshaping Modifiers: What do they mean?
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

No Reply Required

Levels 1-5 you get no wild shape, at 6th level you use it as 8th level for the totem, and 4th for the other animals. Affects uses per day.


305.  Ice Devil
Re: Treantmonk's Guide to Druids (Optimization)
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

No Reply Required

Wild shape mods, and wild empathy for other types than the totem


306. 
Re: Help me optimize/error check my synthesist 8/magus 8 (holy hell it's complex!)
Post, by DreamAtelier
Comments:

No Reply Required

Favored Class Bonus (FCB) only on leveling up that class


307.  Ross Byers
Re: Reach at diagonals?
Post, by Ross Byers

308. 
Re: Reach at diagonals?
Post, by IkeDoe
Comments:

Diagrams that in 3.5 made it clear weren't a part of the SRD, so weren't copied over.


309.  Patrick Custom Avatar
Re: Pathfinder Player Companion: Knights of the Inner Sea (PFRPG)
Post, by Patrick Renie
Comments:

Squire: 3rd level, -2 until 4th levle, then -3


310.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ending movement with a Diagonal
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

not benig able to move diagonally if you've moved 15' from "forward, diagonal, forward" as a 20' move speed.


311.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Ending movement with a Diagonal
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Threaten the corners


312.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Dimension Door Question
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

the "no somatic components while you're grappled" rule shouldn't be in the book.


313.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Minimum Withdraw Distance
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

No "withdraw" action minimum


314.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide Preview #2
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

why no SLA and eidolon out: Joel here has the basic idea of the summoner change just right. The change was made so that the two became more about versatility and options than raw power. We got a lot of horror stories in the playtest about summoner abuses and took a number of steps to correct them. I think folks will be pleased with the results.


315.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Evasion - Monk vs Rogue and Ranger
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Meant to be the same


316.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide Preview #3
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

rerolls


317.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide Preview #3
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Attempted to make a non-LG holy warrior for APG.


318.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Dhampir and Incorporeal Undead
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Just as disrupt undead emits positive energy but doesn't heal living creatures, negative energy attacks don't heal undead creatures unless the attack specifically says it does. So the dhampir is just as vulnerable as a human to these attacks.


319.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist's Permanent potions ability
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

ONLY affects imbiber


320.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemists and Armour Spell Failure
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

armor doesn't affect alchemist's abilities. duh.


321.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Cleric Domain Ability Actions?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Liberation is not an action to activate.


322.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Are Alchemical items worth it beyond low levels?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

3e changed darkvision to be black and white


323.  James Jacobs
Re: Dervish Dance... Scimitar only... why, exactly?
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

" design team, not me, feels is too powerful. (You'll note that Dervish Dance has yet to show up in a rules hardcover...)"

Design team thinks dex to damage is too powerful


324.  Shargah-Katun
Sunder *is* a standard action
Thread (52 posts),
Comments:

No Response Required


325.  James Jacobs
Re: Paizo Blog: Golarion Day: Subdomains for Everyone!
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

subdomains for the empyreal lords of the magnimar mystery cults


326.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Does a Gravewalker Witch's Bonethrall have a limited Duration?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

uses duration of command undead


327.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: NOOOOOO Cleave has changed! Hmmmmm, but is it better?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

An attack action is a type of standard action.

Vital Strike can be used in place of an attack action. This means that whenever you take an attack action, you can use Vital Strike instead. An attack action is a type of standard action. While this is nearly identical to Cleave, there are a few subtle differences. Anything that applies to an attack action would apply to a Vital Strike attack, whereas it would not, necessarily, apply to Cleave. The two feats cannot be used in conjunction.


328.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Grapple and Spellcasting re Somatic Components
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

no-somatic text in concentration is wrong


329.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Is 5-Foot Step Intelligent?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

mindless creatures can 5FS, and there's no action in the combat chapter that requires an int score.


330.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What is your flatfooted AC with a Dex of 8?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

When the game says "bonus" rather than "modifier," it really means "bonus."

In other words, if you have an AC penalty from a low Dex, it still applies to your FF AC.


331.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Scrolls and Domains
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Basically, I don't see any benefit in splitting hairs as to whether or not a cleric's domain spells are on her class spell list. It's simpler to say they are on her class spell list.


332.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Scrolls and Domains
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Yes, you should consider those spells as part of the character's class spell list.


333.  Ice Devil
Re: Some APG questions and concerns
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

overhand chop, 2x strength, not 1.5x + 2x


334.  Mike Brock
Re: Tieflings, Aasimars and Other Races
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

only tieflings / aasimar in PFS are half-human


335.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: New guy in town
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The encounter system assumes you'll have about 20 CR-appropriate encounters (where encounter CR = the average level of the PCs) before you level up. If you have 4 encounters per game night (which is a busy night), that means about 5 games for each level-up. Multiply that by 4 levels (level-up to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) means about 20 games before you hit level 5.


336.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What Exactly Is a 'Tentacle Attack'? (Old debate, but still don't care)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

tentacle discovery and absolutely no extra attacks, not even when mixing manufactured / unarmed attacks and natural attacks.


337.  Mark Moreland Drowning Devil Avatar
Re: Ok, need some help trying to find a weapon that is PFS legal
Post, by Mark Moreland
Comments:

Armor spikes are treated as light weapons for the purpose of threatening adjacent squares. Light weapons require the use of limbs, so you would only be able to make attacks with them if you have a free hand. Thus, wielding a two-handed reach weapon would negate your ability to "wield" (and thus threaten with) armor spikes. This isn't necessarily clear in the rules, but I just discussed it with Jason, and we're both on the same page about the intent.


338.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What Exactly Is a 'Tentacle Attack'? (Old debate, but still don't care)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Unarmed strike TWF = YES?


339.  Mark Moreland Drowning Devil Avatar
Re: Illegal character death?
Post, by Mark Moreland
Comments:

The rend universal monster rule grants the creature an additional damage roll after successfully making two different attacks. Since it's a melee damage roll from a different attack than the first two, it gets Power Attack as well.

Thus, a GM applying Power Attack to a rend damage roll is operating completely within the rules.


340.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What Exactly Is a 'Tentacle Attack'? (Old debate, but still don't care)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

341.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What Exactly Is a 'Tentacle Attack'? (Old debate, but still don't care)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

alchemist 2 with BAB +1 and Feral Mutagen Discovery gets 3 attacks.


342.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What Exactly Is a 'Tentacle Attack'? (Old debate, but still don't care)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

List of places where there was an assumption of normal PCs, and may break down with abnormal PCs.


343.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How many sneak attacks for an invisible rogue
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Sean K Reynolds

Your first attack breaks the invisibility. It doesn't matter if you're using TWF, natural attacks, or iterative attacks: when that first attack happens, invisibility ends, and all your other attacks are made without the benefit of invisibility.


344.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Weapon Enhancement Bonus Equivalent and Overcoming DR
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

why GMW doesn't affect DR


345.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Trying to make an Alchemist
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

(And I put "CAST" in quotes because he's not really casting, he's creating extracts and drinking them, I'm just writing it like how you'd explain it for a wizard.)


346.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Weapon Enhancement Bonus Equivalent and Overcoming DR
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It's just simpler to look at what enhancement is being applied to the target for the purpose of overcoming the target's DR than to try and parse out slivers of enhancement bonuses that aren't being directed at the target at all, or whether or not an enhancement bonus is "permanent enough" to count toward overcoming DR.


347.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Weapon Enhancement Bonus Equivalent and Overcoming DR
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Sean's musings on the temp hardness of GMW and Bane.


348.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Has No Rules For Getting Tired--What's a PFS GM To Do?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If you don't get proper sleep, you're fatigued the next day.

...

There's no direct rule that says, "If you stay up all night, you're fatigued the next day," but the anecdotal evidence is sufficient to make a logical ruling.


349.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Pathfinder Player Companion: Adventurer's Armory (PFRPG)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

And while "Addressing all these issues with monks and fist-weapons will take up about a page in your errata booklet," that doesn't help us in fixing the brass knuckles in the print version of the APG and Adventurer's Armory (and, soon, Ultimate Equipment). We can't just cram an extra page of text into a book.


350.  Ice Devil
Re: Tactician (Tactician)
Post, by Jason Nelson
Comments:

In fact, I had actually intended in writing it that it would include the advancement of the cavalier's tactician ability (the two higher-level advancements where you get more feats to use with it and can do it with a quicker action) but alas didn't phrase it the way my brain was thinking it. Take that for what it's worth as authorial RAI, though it has no impact on RAW.


351.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

I already have a note to fix that in the next printing of the Core Rulebook; it shouldn't be limited to manufactured weapons (and the "with any weapon he is holding" is redundant, as if you'd be making an attack with someone else's weapon...).


352.  Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Combat (OGL)
Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features
Blog entry,

353.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Create Undead
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Create undead doesn't let you make a "ghoul giant," it lets you make a ghoul from the Bestiary. All the creatures in create undead refer to the basic monsters in the Bestiary, not new monsters created after the Core Rulebook was published.

Possible applications to the elementals of bestiary 2


354.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How many sneak attacks for an invisible rogue
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Because the rogue knows when combat is starting and the guard doesn't, it's the rogue's attack that determine when combat starts. It shouldn't matter that the rogue drew a dagger, or poisoned the drawn dagger, cast invisibility, or wrote a sonnet, or whatever... the guard doesn't know he's being threatened, the rogue hasn't taken any hostile actions, so combat hasn't started yet.


355.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Charging Lanes, Movement, and going in a straight line.
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The line of your charge doesn't have to follow the grid, it just has to be straight (no bends).


356.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Create Undead
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Bestiary 2 Elementals and summoning them:

I'm sure that's the intent, otherwise that's just doing an end-around the "we're not adding new monsters to the summon lists because that makes the summoning spells more powerful with each monster book" design decision.


357.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: Combat Maneuvers and Weapon Special Features
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Combat maneuvers don't have threat ranges and can't critically hit.


358.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Mushti's Beguiling Oddities
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

smokestick and oil of haste


359.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Fighters swapping out armor proficiency
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

fighter bonus feats can't replace armor proficiency.


360.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Help me understand range increments and reloading crossbows
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

range increments


361.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Ultimate Combat Preview #2
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

murderer's circle


362.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Is it possible to put barding on an Constrictor Snake Animal Companion?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

The final answer is, the rules do not, as currently written, disallow armor on a snake. Your GM might say otherwise, as is their discretion.


363.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Is it possible to put barding on an Constrictor Snake Animal Companion?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

If it were me, I would probably disallow it, as a snake does not really have much of anything to attach armor to and wearing such gear is not within the animals nature. But that would be my call


364.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Freedom of Movement Underwater
Post, by Jason Bulmahn

365.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Request for Jason - Please clarify the Shades spell!
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

As for this particular issue, I think the intent here of this spell was to keep the subschool limitations. Without them, this spell is probably too good, seeing as its 80% limitation would not really apply (or would have to be creatively applied) to a number of spells outside the subschool limitation. For now, that is the way I would play it, and that is certainly the way I am leaning toward with any clarification.


366.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Feat of Magic
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

The choir takes up a 10' by 10'. Anyone within 30' of the choir (of their cube) is affected. The area line should probably say "see below" than what it currently does, but it is not terribly off.


367.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: Feat of Magic
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

We will put out a quick FAQ on the familiar issue soon enough. No need to start arguing about it. The answer btw, is no, this does not let a a 10th level wizard have a familiar as if he were 18th level. You cannot count levels from a class twice toward that purpose, even if a feat grants you additional access.


368.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo Blog: In Soviet Pathfinder, Ring Wears You!
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

This does indeed change the rules. It allows wands if they have this ability.

As for staves, yes, this is in addition to the caster's recharging ability.


369.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Glitterdust Effects
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

does not affect concealment at all


370.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Wild shape & Shields (from Treantmonk's guide)
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

wild shape should end shield bonuses


371.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Oracle - Battlecry and Speak in Tongues
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

If it does not say language dependent, then it does not require the targets to understand the user.


372.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Alchemist's Fire as Power Component Question
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

It's just the catching on fire bit.

As it states "catches on fire as if it has been struck by alchemist fire."

Not "also takes damage and catches on fire as if it has been struck by alchemist's fire."


373.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

And a GREAT example of why any spell or effect that grants a player a temporary feat of their choice is just too good—because each time we invent a new feat, that spell becomes more powerful and versatile.


374.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Paizo Blog: NPC Codex Preview: Animals Can't Vote
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If the creature has all primary attacks, you get an extra "iterative" attack. Multiattack.


375.  Mike Brock
Re: Ring of Spell Knowledge and Scrolls in PFS
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

No using Ring of Spell Knowledge to grab divine spells from witch patrons


376.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Archmage Path Powers Questions
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

concentration duration spells preclude taking 10.


377.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: DR/Epic and Smite
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Smite bypasses DR/Epic.


378.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Mythic weapon finesse seems unbalanced...
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Even as a mythic feat, jason thinks that dex-to-damage with finesse weapons may be too much.


379.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

why personal spells aren't allowed in potion form


380.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Battle Herald PrC Stacking issues
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

381.  Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide (PFRPG)
Analyzing a Magic Item Stat Block
Blog entry,

382.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

The alchemist is a weird kind of variant spellcaster, but he doesn't actually cast spells; he mixes elixirs and uses them to activate his "spells." As such, methods that enhance spellcasting, such as metamagic (or metamagic rods) won't help an alchemist's extracts. They're more or less variant potions, not actual spells.


383.  Psionic
Re: Dimension Agility
Post, by Dennis Baker
Comments:

I wrote it a little more open ended and in development they added the dimension door limit. While I liked the idea of having it be open ended I think Steven (or Sean, not sure which) made a good call in limiting it. This is simpler and less prone to possible rules hacks.


384.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

An alchemist can't normally take item creation feats, no. Other than Brew Potion, of course. Pearls of power don't work for alchemists, since they don't actually cast spells.


385.  Adam Daigle's private flumph
Re: Android Race from Inner Sea Bestiary
Post, by Adam Daigle
Comments:

Constructed should be 10 RP.


386.  Psionic
Re: Can the Shadowdancer or Horizon Walker qualify for the Dimensional Agility feat?
Post, by Dennis Baker

387.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Intelligent Item & Light Generation... text Incorrect?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

388.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Fey Bloodline Arcana and Wands
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Spell trigger items are not subject to arcane spell failure chances from armor.


389.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: NPC Codex: Spring Attack and Vital Strike can be used together again?
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

This is an error. Spring Attack is a special full-round action that allows you to move and make a single melee attack. Vital Strike can only be used as part of an attack action, which Spring Attack is not (its a special full-round action).


390.  James Jacobs
Re: Paizo needs to get their house in order
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

alchemists can't craft, but they'll be able to do so with constructs in the future.


391.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Create Undead
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Possible reason for why synth is translucent.


392.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Do inferior, cracked and normal ioun stones of the same type stack?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

deliberately stack


393.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Paizo needs to get their house in order
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

We have decided to reverse our previous ruling on using Flurry with one weapon. You can now do so.


394.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Question on Haste and Monks
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

yes.


395.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Question on Haste and Monks
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

Yep 2: Electric Boogalo


396.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Damage Reduction Clarification
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Multiple DRs


397.  Rob McCreary
Re: 3/day
Post, by Rob McCreary
Comments:

Each spell-like ability can be used the listed number of times per day.

The problem comes from using the same language in the stat block for both spell-like abilities and sorcerer spells, but sorcerer/oracle spells function differently, sharing the use slots per day.


398.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Orace of Lore's Spontaneous Symbology - Spelllike or Spell?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The ability is Sp (though it just as easily could be Su). The act of casting is still normal spellcasting, just like a cleric spontaneously casting a cure or inflict spell.


399.  Tourist
Re: Grenadier's Directed Blast Question
Post, by Cheapy
Comments:

From Russ Taylor:

Directed Blast can't be used when thrown like a normal bomb, and is still restrained by the rules of cone blasts that the ability lays out.
You can add Int to the damage of alchemical weapon. (But Paizo may think differently if officially clarified and in any event, it won't be multiplied if critically hit.)


400.  Gibbering Mouther
Re: Elemental Touch (APG)
Post, by Russ Taylor
Comments:

Elemental touch, while usable by other class, was designed with alchemists in mind. Alchemists can't target other creatures with their extracts, so rather than being a touch spell, it gives the caster a damaging touch attack. Hope that clears it up a bit?

So yep, it's a buff spell. You don't get an attack that first round. You could cast another spell (drink another extract) while it was in effect on you.


401.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Individual performance types are separate class features, but Bardic Performance is also a class feature.

You can have an archetype swap out specific performances, or you can have one swap out the entire thing. Depends on the archetype.

And yes, if you have two archetypes that modify different performances but don't overlap, you can indeed take both archetypes, provided that the two archetypes aren't oppositional in some flavor way that makes the GM unhappy to see them mixed.


402.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Dhampir Blood Drinker Feat
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

403.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: What is rage-lance-pounce?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

If YOU are mounted, the MOUNT is making the charge, YOU are NOT making a charge.


404.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Raise Dead and the Diamond Thing
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

Sean K Reynolds

Raise dead will fix dismemberment and decapitation as long as you have all the significant pieces on hand when you cast the spell.


405.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: How do you get magic supplies?
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

The rules don't specify what these magical components are, just as they don't specify how much of your materials cost for a suit of full plate is cloth, padding, leather, or steel, or exactly what you're spending your money on when you craft a tanglefoot bag.


406.  Mike Brock
Re: Why is the Synthesist Summoner banned in Society play?
Post, by Michael Brock
Comments:

Why Synthesist was Banned


407.  James Jacobs
Re: On Pathfinder, and Paladins and Development Errors
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

note that this is NOT the same as saying all paladins serve deities)


408.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Death Warden (Paladin)
Post, by Sean K Reynolds
Comments:

especially as Golarion paladins don't need a deity


409.  Sean K Reynolds
Re: Use of the Spellcraft Skill
Post, by Sean K Reynolds

410.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Mythic Adventures - Update 12/21/12
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

the "1 spell per round thing" is due to limits on standard actions only?


411.  Jason Bulmahn
Re: Mythic Adventures - Update 12/21/12
Post, by Jason Bulmahn
Comments:

There is some text, in the sections that talk about casting quickened or swift spells, that notes that you are limited to only casting one spell per round (calling such spells out as an exception). As of this time, lets stick with that rule and say that amazing initiative does not let you cast an extra spell. We can clarify the language to work that way it is intended later.


412.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

Which (if any) of the PC races are primates?

None, for the purposes of wild empathy.


413.  James Jacobs
Re: >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<
Post, by James Jacobs
Comments:

As for being "unbalanced," allowing any PC race to have a natural attack is inherently unbalanced, since none of the core races have that option. A GM who's worried about that level of balance needs to not allow PCs of races who get natural attacks.


414.  Sean K Reynolds