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You could also be a cast off. Someone who didn't quite meet the stringent standards.

The last chapter (or was it next to last?) in the Shackled City adventure path for 3.5 had a big set of adamantine doors in the bad guys' lair ... I knew as soon as I read it that at least one of my players would be doing math in his head as soon as I described them.

This particular set of doors had a constantly resetting disintegrate trap attached to it, but still...

Luckily, was a very strict time limit on the players at the time, so they couldn't try to scavenge them at the time, and they didn't get the chance to come back later.

Just be aware: neither the gun nor the rapier are a light weapon.
So you will be taking the additional penalties when using both. (So a total of -4 to hit with both the sword and the pistol).

The beneficial bandolier is not PFS legal.

Because it was made by devils?


That was it, perfect!

Totally missed that one little box at the very end.


So a question for those in the know:

On the session reporting section of the web site on the MyPathfinderSociety page, the GM/Event Coordinator tab where it shows the Events you have registered, I have two events.

One of them, I created for home games some time ago. For that event there is an additional link that says 'Download session sheets' which creates a handy pdf file with session reporting sheets, with the event code and name prefilled in. 3 such sheets to a page.

The other event, however, does not have this link, or any obvious alternate way to create these session sheets. I recently created this event (after the recent changes to the site), which might be relevant.

Anyone know why it exists for one event, but not the other? One is private, while the other is not... other than that, and when they were created, they don't seem different.


It does not seem to be a quick fix, even if you send a message to customer support.

Which is a shame since, given how the reporting works, the character becomes basically unusable until it is fixed, or else you just propagate the error to other folks.


I miss the 'show all scenario' button that used to show under reporting.

It is annoying to have to add every scenario to your event ahead of time.

Though the Core/Regular separation has necessitated the addition of a few extra steps here and there I suppose.

Handle animal is to get your animal companion to use tricks, as defined under handle animal.

You can not 'push' an animal companion to do skirmisher tricks.


There most certainly is a check box, and its very easy to check the wrong one.


Cause then he'll be one point over.
going from an 8 to a 7 returns 2 points.

Apocryphile wrote:

Don't forget Kukris are light weapons so Power Attack will only do -1/+1.

Where is this from?

The Power Attack feat does not indicate this.


Frozen Fingers of Midnight perhaps.

Also recall going up into some snowy sections in one of the Quest For Perfection scenarios, though don't recall if there were actual issues with the cold or not.

Wouldn't recommend using throwing weapons for a ranged attack if you have a negative strength modifier.

Use a crossbow like a proper dwarf! You get to ignore encumbrance penalties for the most part, so weight shouldn't be an issue.

And what the heck is a shortstaff? Give him a proper warhammer... or a battle axe!

Time mystery is kinda meh.

All of the revelations sound good on paper, not so much in practice (mostly due to extremely limited uses).


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One rule that seems to come up a lot is elves thinking they are automatically proficient in elven curve blades due to weapon familiarity.

Explaining to someone that their (rogue/inquisitor/bard/et al) also need to be proficient in martial weapons, and that being an elf is not enough, leads to lots of disappointment.

chakrams and throwing axes come to mind

I'd be interested if its in a higher tier (would hope to play with a lv5 character)

But no way to know that up front usually.

Jaunt wrote:
Actually, at level 9, the party would be silly for walking into a deathtrap without some means of restoring the dead. Letting the level 1 aristocrat housewife die, then carrying her body to the finish line and using raise dead would be a mostly painless way of completing the escort mission.

Wouldn't they still be dead? The negative levels from the raise dead is an issue when you only have 1 HD isn't it? And restoration has too long a casting time.

As mentioned, without Charge Through, the target of your charge is the target of your overrun, so you can't charge over allies.

With Charge Through however, you can charge over allies... but unfortunately, the prerequisite for Charge Through is Improved Overrun.

And Improved Overrun has the following bonus: 'Targets of your overrun attempt may not chose to avoid you.'

So yes, Charge Through will let you charge over allies to get to your foe... but they can't get out of the way.

So, to summarize: No, you can't use Overrun to move over allies and just have them safely step aside =)

But since Charge Through takes 3 feats (Power Attack, Improved Overrun, and Charge Through), that brings us back to the afore mentioned Dragon Style, which only requires 2 feats (Improved Unarmed Strike, and Dragon Style)


The investigator would not be proficient in the elven curve blade.
The weapon familiarity boon would just make it count as a martial weapon for you (instead of exotic) ... and investigators do not get martial weapon proficiency.


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This would only work as a GM boon (unless you did something with pregens)... but

Something that would allow you to apply a chronicle to a PC who has outleveled the chronicle in question.

So you could apply a 1-5 chronicle to a level 7 character... perhaps losing 1 point of prestige in the process.


oops, was too slow to join!


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I'm a little unclear what the 'fair ruling' is?

I'm one of those affected by this change.

I had a PC working towards mystic theurge... and was currently at cleric2/wizard1. But had not gained the MT level yet...

Now, he can't gain go into MT next level at all.

OK, I could deal with that. But I can't retrain my character either?

I would never make a MT if I had to do it the old way, there's a reason it was rarely ever done. And a multi-class cleric/wizard? People don't do that for a reason too.

What was my fair option?

Or am I missing something somewhere?


Have mentioned this before, but will do so again:

A boon that allows you to add the effects of the Create Reliquary Arms and Shields feat from Ultimate Magic to a single armor, shield, or weapon item for the appropriate cost (+x gp or y Prestige). Item, and god dedicated to, recorded on the sheet, of course.

Link to a fore mentioned dwarf monk

I'll join in.
1st level dwarf monk.


PC party vs NPC party can be quite dangerous at level 1.

Basically, you're pitting 4 1st level characters vs 4 1st level characters.

Just basic math says its a 50/50 chance of a wipe. Things like initiative and dice luck suddenly become a lot more important. Not to mention surprise and terrain issues. And one bad PC decision can have a greater then normal impact.

This is why the NPC's in this particular scenario have such horrible tactics, or they will wipe out even the non-core groups a lot more often then you'd think. I've seen GM's throw the tactics out, cause they are so bad, then nearly wipe out the party because of it.

It is unlikely this is a core problem.


Can you utilize the Paths We Choose chronicle sheet awarded to a Non-Core PC to give the bonus to a new Core-Only PC?

Dealing with swarms would be fine, if their touch AC's were actually mimicing the size of what you're trying to hit.

The mere fact a level 1 character, could spend all of their starting wealth on alchemical items, and still fail to kill a CR 1 swarm, due to not being able to hit the touch ac, is a problem.

If the same swarm had a touch AC modifier for a large creature (as it rightly should) this problem would go away and the low level PC's would have a chance to fight something they supposedly prepared for.

I agree that this seems a fundamental error in the design of swarms.

And part of what makes them suck so badly for low level players.

The fact you are not allowed to target an individual creature sort of implies that the individual creature size bonus shouldn't apply.

Hmm... In theory, the 5th level spell Control Winds could take out an army.

At CL 15, the area of effect is roughly the size of 4 football fields (600' radius). If your army could realistically be in an area that size, then you can easily wipe them all out with one spell if its a windy day.

You just need the right caster level, and ambient wind conditions to get up to Tornado level, and its game over for most human-sized targets.

You're talking 6d6 damage per round for 1d10 rounds... that averages about 115 damage.

Go with the updraft variation ... and since it lasts a two and a half hours, even if they survive the first 1d10 rounds, they're still inside, and likely to continue getting sucked in.

Add in various metamagic effects, or multiple castings, and it gets even worse.

In theory =)

Remember that the ghost will have no material components... so if you want a spellcaster, make sure you give it eschew materials. Even then, that only covers the mundane stuff.... no spells with expensive components.

Sure, why not!

I will dust of my good old lvl 1 dwarf cleric for another scenario (no healing skills to speak of!)

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Have said it before, will say it again:

Ghostbane Dirge

1 - allows a save (targeting what is usually the good save)
2 - allows spell resistance
3 - only has a 50% chance of affecting any incorporeal target due to incorporeal rules

As it stands now, its almost never helpful to cast it, and is a waste of a spell slot.

This spell really needs to be given the force descriptor (to negate item 3 above) to make it at least have a chance of doing what its designed for.

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He's referencing the text of Share Spells you failed to quote. In this case, the very next sentence.

You're side tracking the main question, however...

Does the creatures natural elemental resistance confer to their possessions?

So I know most spells that offer elemental resistance specifically state that that resistance is extended to any equipment the target might have.

But does this apply to racial resistances in general that don't specifically have that language?

Would an Erinyes devil's fire immunity apply to her bow?
A salamanders immunity apply to their spear?
A marilith's fire resistance and their swords?

Does an aasimar's PC's acid resistance apply to their weapons?
Or a tiefling's fire resistance?

Etc, etc.

The reason I ask of course, is if a fire elemental risks destroying anything it possesses due to its general nature.

Blinding a witch is the best defense, so the fact that your enemies are doing so makes perfect sense... especially if they know your tactics ahead of time.

Try approaching it from the other side... ie: what means are they blinding you? There are not alot of options for it, but the blindness/deafness spell seems the most likely... and there are lots of ways to protect yourself from that.

a ring of counterspells (with blindness/deafness therein). They're pretty inexpensive.

spell immunity (lvl4 cleric spell). Though the duration isn't perfect and would require some foreknowledge of an upcoming fight.


Remove blindness is a 3rd level spell, so can be made into potions. Have a few of those. Or make a wand of the same.

Hell, just use dispel magic.

Also, Fly-By has no prerequisites, so it not being quite as good as spring attack or ride-by from an AoO perspective is not out of line.

Though it does allow any standard action (not just attacks) which is nice.

A masterwork obsidian weapon is not enough to ignore the fragile quality.
It has to be magic... as per the description of obsidian itself.

Other fragile weapons masterwork is enough, but not for obsidian.

Also, a gun is neither a slashing nor a piercing weapon, and as such, is not eligible to be made of obsidian. (The bullets are, the gun is not)


Am assuming we can still offer ideas here!

Would love to see a boon that allowed one to purchase (or add to an existing item) an effect equivalent to that gained when creating items using the Create Reliquary Arms and Shields feat?

Normally, this is just a 250 gp cost adjustment on an item, so seems like it might be in the range for a boon.

If I want to have my bonded item to be a quarterstaff with one silver end. (I'm picturing a silver tip on a regular wooden shaft)

Is this doable, and how does one get there?

The quarterstaff, being a double weapon, would require both ends to be masterwork... does the basic level 1 arcane bond cover that, or is just one end of it masterwork?

Making one end alchemical silver of course is not possible at level 1 as the arcane bond description states no special materials at level 1.

But that seems to imply that special materials would be possible later.... how does one go about that?

Can one have a quarterstaff where one end is wood, and the other metal?

Could I just get the masterwork quarterstaff (for free) via the class feature, and then pay the extra 90 gp to have one end silvered?

Other then Magical Knack, what other ways are there to get a +1 caster level for an entire class?

Am making a mystic theurge, and would really like the caster level on both the arcane and divine sides to be equal so I don't have to worry about making math errors! =)

Ya, I almost instinctively do a select all, and a Cntrl-C copy, before I hit the Submit button if I've been typing for a while now, just to try to avoid that sort of thing.

All that literary gold, lost to the internet gods!

A few problems still.

Claws (Ex): An eidolon has a pair of vicious claws at the end of its limbs, giving it two claw attacks. These attacks are primary attacks. The claws deal 1d4 points of damage (1d6 if Large, 1d8 if Huge). The eidolon must have the limbs evolution to take this evolution. This evolution can only be applied to the limbs (legs) evolution once This evolution can be selected more than once, but the eidolon must possess an equal number of the limbs evolution.

Note the bold part.

You are applying claws to legs three times. You can only do it once.
You would need to have 4 arms, along with your four legs, to get 3 sets of claws on a quadruped.

Not to mention you're over your attack limit by 1, as others have pointed out (you can't ignore the bite you get for free)

Are there an archetype or the like that replaces the channel energy class feature for clerics?

I know about the Forgemaster dwarf-only archetype does so. Are there any others?

You have the choice to use it to replace a d20 roll you are required to make not one you have already made.

Tense is important =)

So ya, once you roll the dice, you can no longer replace it.

Lifat wrote:

oups. I just looked up keen weapon just to make sure. The CL 10 is indeed not a crafting requirement, so it doesn't need to be met.

And as mentioned, you are missing a key phrase on the crafting of weapons.

The caster level of the Keen property DOES have to be met as it is a requirement.

See posts above.

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