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Use activated is an activated item, which isn't allowed via polymorph school effects.

Thanks SlimGauge, I was fuzzy on why exactly it was "activated"' and didn't think of use activated.

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Talonhawke wrote:
So I do have to ask for the 2 years prior to John Compton's post when the exact text from the Advanced Race Guide specifically showed a boost to a class feature not gained till level 3 being taken 20 times why would you assume you couldn't do it?

The same way I consider all NPC stat blocks, I ignore them for rules purposes. You can't take feats or other things with prerequisite before you have it. Needing a feature before you take a FCB seems intuitive to the system, so much so that the design team said that some thought otherwise. So we get OA which essentially makes it clear the intent and the intuition.

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swoosh wrote:
Like vehemently insisting that nothing was changed even though something was clearly changed. What does it matter? Everyone knows how it works now, so why this weird insistence that history be rewritten?

It's more nuanced than that. All those that think "nothing has changed" always interpreted the rule the way it is written in OA. Those that didn't see OA as a change. So for you, you need to understand that not everyone thought the rules worked how you did.

If you consider this as a possible fact, their insistence of "there is no change" is the truth, and their clarification is simply that.

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Ultimately that is something your GM can interprete.
Always or Activated.

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I don't figure, others do. I had a druid with it and got ride of it because nearly every table told me it didn't work.

So I'm trying to explain to you that there is significant numbers of GM that consider it's activated and there isn't anything in the ability that makes it clear it is something that "simply happens".

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There was a recent FAQ on damage dice increases.

So Claw goes from 1d8 to 2d6 from the INA (Claws).

Then you may use that Claw weapon in your FoB attack sequence with FCT instead of your 1d6 Monk damage Unarmed Strike.

If you Strong Jaw it won't stack with INA, so it will only do 3d6.

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Honestly I guess Gencon would save me money. If it doesn't delay me getting the PDF I'm good with Gencon pickup.

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Regeneration is the source.
Having it twice doesn't stack.
It overlaps like DR overlaps.

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Not sure, I picked GenCon pickup? Or shipping?

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My Order 4015154 had a card issue, can someone please redo? I'm dying to get the Horror Adventure PDF. /cry

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Evilserran wrote:
Exqctly with Saethori states, its a constant magic effect, so it works in wild shape, i just dont get the ac bonus, but still get the penalties

The "+2d6 damage" on a Charge is consider an activated thing by some interpretations. So it will also see table variance.

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Still need a second GM to run the full second table of #7-28 Ageless Ambition! Anyone Know anyone?

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Pirate Rob wrote:
Mitch is correct.

Now I'm curious what's on that boon!

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I believe you can wield the Longsword in the Cestus hand.
I also believe he needs to ask his GM if the "delicate" -2 penalty applies.

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CWheezy wrote:

if the plus 2 from charging did not apply to all your attacks on a pounce, then the rhino hide woukd not either.

Since it does, the rhino hide applies to. The stuff about pounce and a lance is only specifically about the triple lance damage, not anything else.

Well all I can say is welcome to table variance.

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The weapon de-materializes.

Then is recreated.

The lace is destroyed.

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You get stats based on the size.

So become huge, get stats on huge version of beast shape.
Become small instead, get small stats from that version of beast shape.

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More detail is needed, but I'll try to add both answers:

If you are a sorcerer, but your archetype removes all divination spells and you get a "add a spell from the Sorcerer list to your spells known" effect from favored class. Then you wouldn't be able to add divination spells.

If you are a cleric, but your archetype removes all divination spells and you get a "add a spell from the Sorcerer list to your spells known" then you would be able to add divination sorcerer spells.

This FAQ should answer the second question

Your Unlettered Arcanist question would fall into the second one, so your favored class would add spells on your witch class only.

Keep in mind, this may have table variance as there will be alternate interpretations of RAW. Fortunately the FAQ covers this example by saying you can't cast those spells not on the witch list.

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Ask your GM on the "attack with cestus" question.
Generally you can't attack with the same limb two different ways (so no weapon + claw attacks in the same round.)

Whether or not the -2 applies to a longsword attack is GM Fiat.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
there is no raw on how immediate actions interrupt the flow of combat, so any answer is just as raw as any other.

+1

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Ravingdork wrote:
Daw wrote:
Your prestidigitation cantrip keeps erasing itself from your spellbook.
I don't get it.

I guess it's asserting your Bloatmage Initiate membership prohibits you from ever taking a bath or being clean.

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Sindakka wrote:
James Risner wrote:
They did limit it (and similar effects) to the first attack

Your link references the wrong rule errata.

Right one (lance and pounce)

We are both right, sorta.

My link:

Quote:

Mounted Combat: When making a charge while mounted, which creature charges? The rider or the mount?

... During a mounted charge, you deal double damage with your first melee attack made with a lance or with any weapon if you have Spirited Charge (or a similar effect), or you deal triple damage with a lance and Spirited Charge.

It also covered the "only first" concept.

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Jivan, the Dreamer wrote:

"Whenever you cast a spell from the divination school, you may use this focus item instead of the spell’s material component".

So instead of nothing, you're using something.

An alternative is "instead" requires something, not nothing.

So "Ask your GM" whether or not you can use this with nothing.

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In short, 3/4 BAB.

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J4RH34D wrote:
How did the lance pounce rulings go?

They did limit it (and similar effects) to the first attack

Belltrap wrote:
whether or not a PFS ruling has been made, and if so, what that ruling is, as opposed personal opinions on what constitutes "munchkin powergaming" and what doesn't, which is subjective and has variance from person to person.

Thing is, that unless there is a direct ruling the GM is empowered to interpret the rules. If they interpret the rules such that only the first gets the +2d6 then that is the rules, the RAW, and the matter is settled.

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Nefreet wrote:
This is why it always perplexed me why anyone would want to have a permanence Enlarge Person cast on them.

Generally you do this when your gear set is large/huge as desired and you drop it so you can pick it up and it's "normal" now.

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Gauntlets improve your Unarmed Strike weapon to be able you to deal lethal. They also are unarmed attacks (not strikes).

Can you show how BK/Cestus compare contrast?

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CWheezy wrote:
Thats pfs only right? Pfs has lots of dumb rules so thus doesnt surprise me.

See, that's how we are different. I think it's not wise to use some of the more liberal interpretations. They lead to bad things. Like huge two handed earth breakers.

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In PFS, wands/scrolls are "all types". In normal Pathfinder rules, you'd need UMD to wand/scroll an arcane spell if you are psychic caster.

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Mark Seifter wrote:
The Design Team isn't typically involved with the Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines; we work on the RPG line, so our last three books were Horror, Intrigue, and Bestiary 5.

Right. I knew that and forgot. Sorry.

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Buri Reborn wrote:
Before, during, etc. are up to the GM to adjudicate.

+1

The exact timing of all immediate actions that don't spell it out, is up to your GM.

So this is an "Ask your GM" question.

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If you post links to the abilities, you'd get more people responding. As it is now, your audience needs to look up anything they are unfamiliar.

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You have medium size clothing, and you dress the familiar when you do this. Not miniaturized clothing.

As Drahliana suggests, there will be table variance. In their case, where you have fake gear part of the polymorph.

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I'd also rule "naked" likeness and you'd need to put cloths on the familiar.

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Calth wrote:
There are a lot better things to get FAQd then something that was already confirmed two years ago and just got reprinted. The OA rule is correct and has been for years.

I agree, but not all do.

So we have had to burn FAQ Friday's on Shield Spikes 3 times in the last 12 months (each time people would say "but that can't be right - what about this?"

In this case, I think people genuinely believe "it can't be right" and actually need the FAQ Friday slot burned to confirm.

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
I also understand the concern that old GMs might prevent new GMs from rising up and trying their hand at the GM game

It's my experience (over the course of 5 years of trying to run weekly events in Kentucky) that isn't an issue. With the clear exception of GenCon and other large conventions, all old GM's beg for new GM's to help make it so that they are not running all the games ran. I don't think GM replay actually fixes that issue. I don't know what would, certainly not something based on star's because to get to 1 star or 2 stars is a pretty daunting task for a "new" GM. Such that I find it not enticing to new GM's.

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Added #7-25, but keep in mind it can't fire if we don't get a GM signed up.

As it stands today, only these will fire:
PFS 7-11: Ancients' Anguish (levels 7-11)
PFS 7-28: Ageless Ambitions (levels 7-11)

These have players but no GM:
PFS 7-28: Ageless Ambitions (levels 7-11)

These have neither:
PFS 7-19: Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (levels 3-7)
PFS 7-25: Orders from the Gate (levels 5-9)

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All of the style path feats shouldn't be style feats, and they have fixed a couple already in other books.

It's a matter of the handover happened, and the design team didn't notice the error before it went to print.

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Rysky wrote:
Actually enlarge person only affects the stuff you're currently carrying. So if you put down the greatsword, get hit with EL, and then pick the greatsword back up its size wouldn't change.

+1

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CWheezy wrote:
If you have thunder and fang yoi can wield a huge two handed earthbreaker.

More precisely, expect table variance on this huge two handed earth breaker concept.

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No rulings exist to my knowledge.

Expect table variance on whether or not the +2d6 applies to more than one attack at the end of the charge.

You will also experience table variance on attacking anyone not a target of the pounce.

So all of this is "Ask your GM", and yes that is how it would work in PFS. You'd ask your GM for each table you play and they'd making a ruling.

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Ask your GM.

Other than that, something with [pain] in the descriptors.

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Gisher wrote:
But not everyone has the time or inclination to pursue that.

Well, the thing we often forget is that we all have GM's empowered to make rulings. So we don't actually need a ruling to play or GM. They are sort "good to have to know how it should be" but are not required.

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Melkiador wrote:
I'll mark it, but it's pretty clear the OA version is the currently intended rule. So this is more of a request for future errata than anything else.

+1

Clicked

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How do you then umber of charges to use if you use heighten with a staff?

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Gisher wrote:
It would be wonderful to have easily-accessible postings when the PDT answers rules questions for institutions like PFS and HeroLab.

I think the forums do this well. We all have separate memories. When I'd see someone using FCB on something they didn't have, I'd link the Compton post from Feb 2014. The issue is most people fallback on the "must be a FAQ or I'll ignore it" stance. I find that stance (when taken by others) unproductive. Especially in cases like this where it seemed obvious to one side that you can't take it before you have it and equally obvious to the other side that since it doesn't say you must have you can take it.

In truth, it's rarely accepted. We knew how Courageous property was supposed to have been interpreted years before aFAQ changed/clarified/fixed it. I found few people accepted the SKR email reply to HL staff.

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Right there with you Wei, switched from HQ to GM and only one slot offered. A slot I'm GMing another game already.

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Hmm

I'd like to see higher level evergreens.
Level 2 (would allow for getting to level 3 with nothing but evergreen)

Level 3-5 (would help move you closer to level 4, 5, or 6)

But the real problem is that by the time people get to be level 4 or 5, you spend hours working up games a random group of 6 players and a GM can play.

Frankly I hate spending that time. Drogon solves it by just doing nothing but new stuff. But no matter what, it saps more time from me to coordinate what can be played than actually GMing the session some times. That part I hate.

The only way to solve it is to have one level 2 and 3 modules (3 xp) that work for level 3-5. So you could infinitely create level 5 characters with evergreen material. So we'd stop losing 100% of our player base once they level a couple characters to 6th and figure out there Ison chance of playing higher level.

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Melkiador, hmm that would be consistent wouldn't it. So I guess that could have been the path.

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There are also countless examples of where a non-design team writes something that violates intend and that is often used to demonstrate a change. A good example is the NPC Codex with its bashing spiked barbarian doing 2d6. An endless stream of people used that as evidence there was a change to block stacking, when plenty of Paizo staff have said over the years they never stacked.

But I guess the morale of the story is no one wants to be wrong. So how about we just agree that going forward it isn't something that works and we have known this since 2/2014.

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