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Hi

How long does a Skald take to cast a spell using Spell Kenning?

The RAW says one full round, but what about spells that take longer, like Lssr Restoration?

Presumably the one full round is the minimum casting time?

Thanks
Paul H

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So, if a Dwarf was standing with them, he could only see 60', but the Elf could see 80'?

MapTools represents it this way......

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Paul H

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Hi

Thanks guys

I loved the last post - probably too true!

Paul H

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Situation came up in a recent game.

An Oracle of Heavens (with Awesome Display) threw a Colour Spray at a 9 Headed Pyrohydra. Hydra failed save (and counted as 2HD)

GM ruled:
1) All non severing attacks vs creature affect the body.
2) Since body has no mind, Mind Effects can't effect it, so immune to Colour Spray. (And every other mind effecting spell)

Is this correct?

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Paul H

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What about cloud effects - eg. Obscuring Mist?

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Paul H

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A friend of mine has been running a campaign starting at lvl 12, including the Occultist book,amongst others.

In a recent battle (I'm a Kineticist. lvl 12 TK, took Fire as 2md element at 7th) I had to go invisible to stay alive & summoned Fire Elementals (which lasted about a round).

Now my friend says that this is broken, nore powerful than even a wizard who can only summon a few per day. (Forgetting the fct that I only summoned about 5 that day).

He says that is broken and never wants to use the Occult book ever again, anywhere.

This is offset by his determinatination that another friend in the same game wields an oversized chainsaw in each hand, with many attacks each round, doing over 100hp damage more than my Kinetecist each round.

Does anyone else think Kineticists are overpowered in light of the dual wielding oversized chainsaws monster?

I'll accept his views since he's my friend & it's his game. Wondering if I'm so out of kilter not to think his is the only view?

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Paul H

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2 people marked this as FAQ candidate.

Hi

What about attacks of opportunity?

If a character has a gauntlet, can he initiate an attac of opportuntity with the gauntlet & use the Kinetic Bkade?

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Paul H

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Hi

Just a simple question from one of our games:

Does a creature who is immune to bludgeoning still take damage from a bludgeoning & piercing weapon?

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Paul H

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I think people are missing the point here.

Does a creature who is immune to bludgeoning still take damage from a bludgeoning & piercing weapon?

Recently had a GM rule that since bullets do both piercing and bludgeoning damage they can't hurt a creature immune to bludgeoning.

Silly, I know, but couldn't find any clarity in the CRB either.

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Paul H

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Already have spoken to my VC.

They suggested I post here for an answer.

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Paul H

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I'm a regular GM at a couple of conventions here in UK.

Is there a way we can get some store credit to 'buy' PDF's instead of books?

It's just that I have mobility issues and although the books look great, it's impossible to carry them around. (Won't all fit in a rucksack & I walk with a stick)

I typically need over a dozen hardbacks for my PFS games at Conception, so I carry a tablet PC with them as PDF's. So it would be easier to just get a PDF of the book instead.

It would also be cheaper for Paizo, since they won't need to give printed copies as a reward. Instead we can just be given a voucher code which we can redeem when we're next online. It also gives a a greater choice in what we can get.

I'm running a game at Dragonmeet on Saturday, plus at least 3 (usually 5 or more) at Conception in January.

Just a suggestion (save a tree)!
Thanks
Paul H
(Nearly at my 3* GM)

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How dare I?

It's a rules question.

It's no fun when the rules change arbitrarily within the same game.

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Paul H

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One of my halflings took out a skeleton with a rapier at 1st lvl.

(Crit & d6 sneak)

But was looking at if weapons with 2 damage types do no damage with creatures with DR vs one of the damage types.

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Paul H

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Hi

Having a problem with a ruling that creatures with immunity to bludgeoning can't be hurt with morning stars because it does both bludgeioning and piercing.

I would have ruled differently

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Paul H

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Basic Pyrokinesis states that the Light Spell:

"except that the light you create with light produces heat like a normal flame;"

How much damage does a normal flame do please?

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Or you could just stay a Dwarf Geokineticist and wait until 6th Lvl.

Using your Elemental Overflow you add +2 Size Bonus to 2 physical stats when you have at least 3 points of Burn.* I'd suggest Dex & Con

You'll also gain +2 to hit +4 Damage* with your blasts as well. Plus Fortification equal to 5% x Burn points taken too! :P

Do you really need to multiclass to Barbarian?

*Bonuses go up at later levels. Both stats & hit/Damage.

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There is a Rage Power called Moment of Clarity that allows you to use spells etc for ONE round during your rage.

Your Dwarf could select MoC as a Rage Power, to command your earth powers to fulfil your destructive rage if needed.

Normally this can be used once during a rage, but there may be other Rage Powers/Class abilities that may add to that.

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Same question for Fire Kinetecists.

Same answer?

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wasn't asking about powers, specifically asking if the Gnome gets the +1 lvl for damage ONLY as alchemists do.

Both are level dependent.

Alch bombs go to 2d6 at 3rd lvl
Kinesticist goes to 2d6+2 at 3rd lvl

Gnome states that he can get the former at 2nd lvl (if Pyromaniac)

Some of the statements earlier suggest they don't and that the specific text that says they do in the Pyromaniac listing is wrong

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@ Texas Snyper:

Pyro Gnomes
......Pyromaniac Gnomes with this racial trait are treated as one level higher when casting spells with the fire descriptor, using granted powers of the Fire domain, using the bloodline powers of the fire elemental bloodline or the revelations of the oracle's flame mystery, and determining the damage of alchemist bombs that deal fire damage (this ability does not give gnomes early access to level-based powers; it only affects the powers they could use without this ability)....

Please note the Bombs bit. Can't see anywhere where the Alchemist's bombs are based on caster level either.....

They're based on CLASS levels too. But specifies extra damage as if one level higher, is my point

Oh, BTW, The blasts are ALL Spell Like Abilities (sp), so Kineticists DO have a Caster Level equivalent for some things

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Same could be said about Flame Oracles or Clerics with Fire Domain.

But they were out when the APG specifically said they add +1cl to the fire stuff. (As in caster level is Caster level +1)

Occult book wasn't out yet, so was thinking the same applies

Maybe this is something for an update or listing in an FAQ?

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What about Lava Gnomes? The ones that have the Pyromaniac Racial Trait.

May be a silly question, bit do they count as having +1CL for PyroKinetecists too?

As in, Lvl 2 Gnome Pyro has 2d6+2 (+ Con mod) fire blasts?

Just looking at a Gnome Pyro Kinetecist for PFS games.

St 9 Dex 16 Con 18 Int 10 Wis 10 Cha 11

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Yes the question is indeed whether my myrmidarch can use spell combat with his bow?

It suggests this in the text as stated (oh so many times), but the spell combat text hasn't been amended or clarified in the archetype.

As for multiple touch attacks - Frostbite is a multi-attack touch spell. I use it with the reach spell (whatever it's called) feat, which ups it to a 2nd lvl spell.

At 18th lvl it's 18 attacks doing extra D6+18 cold subdual damage!
(I typically have 5 attacks/rnd including haste & rapid shot, with usual penalties. Each does the extra damage, but once all 18 'charges' finish it reverts to 'normal').*

Thanks
Paul H
* Normal in this case is +4 Axiomatic/Holy/Evil Outsider Bane Comp Longbow. Presumably can't take this above an effective +10 cost bow, even with Magus bonuses?

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Hi

With this Mythic power, do we grant followers the whole Cleric spell list, or just the domain stuff?

I think just the Domain stuff, but others think it's whole cleric list plus Domain

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Paul H

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Thanks for the prompt answer. I didn't think you could use the young template.

One of those pregen anomalies.

Presume the pregen is still active - will be using it on Saturday in a home PFS game.

Thanks again
Paul H

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Just checked out the pregens for the Occultist Adventures, specifically the Kineticist.

Yoon starts out as a Human Child. Nice background, but I didn't know you could start out as a child character. Can you take child characters? Or is this just fluff?

Yoon is small and gains all the benefits as such, so probably not.

Like the character (but prefer different feats).

Any clarifications would be most helpful.

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Paul H

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Adding my own congrats to the (rightly) ever growing list.

Conception won't be the same without you & family!

Congrats again. Was sorry when I heard you all went back across 'the pond' Nice to have met/gamed with you all.

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Hi

Only just got the info, but if you need any more 'play testers' then I'm up for it.

Apart from the PFS games I'm also involved in PF games online several times a week.

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Paul H

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I absolutely love this idea.

As I GM I can't afford to keep buying all the latest splat books, which tend to break up in transport anyway, as the spines go. I avoid GM'ing high tier stuff because of all the new stuff I have to keep up with.

With Core, it's not a problem. I know the stuff from CRB & it's much simpler to GM even high tier games.

(For those that know me, I suffer from 'Minor Cognitive Impairment', which means I have memory issues, so simpler games are easier to run)

Lastly, by running Core games, it means the other stuff is that more 'special' and I appreciate it more.

Thanks
Paul H

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Noticed that the obvious Summoner spells hadn't been included in the AC posted earlier.

Mage Armour for the Eidolon would make it AC 22.

Barksin is another long lasting buff too.

I thought about the Summon Eidolon schtick*, but that requires too many feats when you need them for your mounted thing.

*(Spell Focus Conjuration, Augmnent Summoning, Summon Eidolon Spell. Lasts 1 min/CL & adds size bonus of +4 STr/+4 Con)

Just a thought - why Enlarge Person? Reduce Person takes just as long to cast, but would allow the Half Elf concept to work on Medium sized Eidolon.

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Paul H

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And lastly, (as my beard grows even longer)...

Can you use Acid Flask to do acid damage to the Grease effect Bombs, as they are counted as using the Grease Spell? And would the bomb radius stay the same?

(Acid Flasks can be used as a component for Grease Spells to do 1 point damage per round in target area).

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Paul H

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What about non-fire explosive bombs?

Thinking specifically about Force Bombs, but could easily be Acid, Cold etc.

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Paul H

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Confused as to which chronicles to give players - there's two Mythic sheets.

Can't see anything in the blurb to give 2nd sheet. Are they ALL part of the same chronicle, spread over two sheets or what?

Need help please, running this at Dragonmeet on Saturday. (Leaving home 3.30 am UK)

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Paul H

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Problem I have is Mythic Smite.

It says:

"Mythic Smite (Su): As a free action, you can expend one
use of mythic power to regain one use of your smite evil
ability. For the rest of your turn, your successful attacks
against evil creatures bypass all damage reduction. You
must have the smite evil class feature to select this ability".

Silly question, I know, but........

1) Does the Paladin gain his usual attack/damage bonuses?
2) Does this overcome DR/Epic?

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Paul H

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Where does it say you can't take archetypes from parent classes, please?

I know it was in the Playtest, but struggling to find it in the full doc.
Just need the page number..

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Paul H

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Hi All

What, still no pdf?

Paul H

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Yep - the BAB will be nerfed a bit, so no iterative attack.

Eagerly awaiting the pdf in a few weeks to see how they've compensated this.

BTW - one reason I love this char is it's based on the lovely Pathfinder Halfling Paladin mini. One of their best, I think.

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Waiting to see what changes I'll have to make for my PFS character (Halfling Bloodrager 1[Celestial] Warpriest 5 [Iomedae]).

Got a tad attached to him as a fun Tank -hope the changes won't nerf him too much

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Eagerly waiting for the 'official' pdf in August.

I've got a Halfling Bloodrager 1/Warpriest (Iomedae) 5 in PFS I need to update.

So far everything looks good! :P

Paul H

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Sacred Weapon (Adv Class Guide) grants min damage dice of D6 (1st lvl) d8 (5th Lvl) D10 (10th Lvl)

This may change when the book comes out next month.

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Paul H

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Worst scenario I've ever played - even less chance of survival than playing Paranoia!

We used the Warpriest, I took the Investigator (so we had trapfinding - was going to use a Paladin2/Bard 1).

Others were an enchantment based Sorceror & Fighter, both 3rd level.

The Pyramid thing took a number of charges of our CLW Wands, but we got past that. Our game effectively finished with 3 dead & 1 running away in the 'Mummy' room.

How can a party of 4 3rd lvl characters be be expected to face a creature with +14 attack? My Investigator had 20HP, AC 15 with Con 10.

Didn't help that the GM 'realised' we had to pass a will save vs fear aura once we were all in the room. My character was paralysed (already hurt), facing both monsters alone since two characters had already died to them (Fighter & Warpriest), and the Sorceror had managed to run away badly hurt.

Very disappointed with this one - players at the store who couldn't get to play probably had the best time of it - at least there were other things being run.

Sorry - this ones not a good intro to new players.
Paul H

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Hiya

Can you create a Belt of Perfection with bonus to ALL stats (both physical & mental)?

Thanks
Paul H

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Hi

First. isn't there a Feat called Improved TWF for the extra offhand attack?

Lastly, I'd use Abundant Ammo on both guns to limit the expense of all those cartridges!

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Paul H

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Can anyone please confirm/deny if Beserker of the Society Trait (Pathfinder Chronicles:Faction Guide) can be taken by Bloodragers?

It lists Barbarian/Society as prereqs.

I believe it should be - makes sense, but checking on the detail.

Thanks
Paul H
(Running my Halfling Bloodrager 1/Warpriest 5 Iomedae on Saturday)

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Oooh - new toys!

Hope they get the playtest revamp sorted soon. Bit like Christmas already with all these goodies to try out.

Is it just me or do some of the new hybrids work well as a 'mix' or lvl dip?

No doubt we'll find out with the new docs....

Thanks
Paul H

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Actually I look at Oracles for Battlefield healing.

Look at Aasimars Fav Class Bonus then play a Life Oracle, with FCB in the Channel Revelation.

About the best Healer you can get, mebbe with a Lvl dip into Cleric of Sarenrae for the Sun & healing domains? Plus all the extra low level channels as well.

I'm looking at Warpriest as a Divine warrior along the lines similar (but different to) a Paladin. Just uses spells for self buffs & combat feats to seperate it from Paladins.

Also means that you can have a non-LG Paladin concept.

Bloodrager of Iomedae (Celestial Bloodline) at 1st lvl, then Warpriest straight on through.
Couple nice Traits that grant:
1) Free MW Longsword that can shed Light 1/Day, Light spells cast on it double the area.
2) When weapon affected by spell it does +1 damage.

So now you have a Paladin concept that can rage too?

Thanks
Paul H

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Just a few thoughts. I like the new Warpriest hybrid - mostly.

1) The short duration of the Sacred Wpn ability doesn't seem to justify making it a Std Action to activate. Be much better as a swift action, or keep as Std action but make it 1 min/lvl buff.

2) Spells. Seems a bit 'unfinished' to have access to only the first 7 levels of spells (including orisons), out of the total 10. I know that it would require a rewrite of all the appropriate spell lists, but why not make it like all the other lists like Warmage etc. That would help clarify that this is a class of it's own. (Spell up to 6th only).

3) Channel Energy. Works out about right. There is a Paladin Archetype that can channel without using Lay on Hands uses. It channels as Cleric of Pal Lvl -3, which is about what this Hybrid grants.

4) Much has been said about book-keeping, but Clerics already have that issue, so point is moot. Eg.

Spells Used
Channel Energy Uses
Domain Spells chosen/used
Domain Powers used
Wands & consumables used
Spell Like Abilities used (Aasimars, Tieflings etc)

I use a quick tick list for that sort of thing - and if I can do it....

5) Please, please, PLEASE - absolutely NOT, NEVER give full BAB to this. It'd make fighter mainly irrelevant.

6) At some later level, granting the Warpriest the ability to count half his levels as fighter for feats etc would be nice, as the Warmage. (Say, about 10th lvl)?

7) Please make the Blessings match up with the Domains CLerics already get. Makes much more sense.

I'm creating a new char for my GM Credit on 7th December. Not sure if it's going to be a Sarenrae Finesse build, Gorum thing with 2H Sword, or a Dwarven 'Tank'.

Thanks for reading all that
Paul H

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Just to throw my spanner into the mix.

What happens if a Myrmidarch/Gunslinger had a double barrelled musket?

Has Abundant Ammo running (Spell Blending Arcana), using Spell Combat through the rifle. Using Alch Cartridges

With Rapid Reload can he take more than 2 shots/rnd? The Musket has two barrels, but the spell replenishes at start next turn.

Does rapid Reload allow him to reload after the 2nd shot for more shots in a turn?

(Myrmidarch 7/Gunslinger 1 has BAB +6, can spellstrike for extra attack, and extra attack for Haste, so usually 4 attacks/rnd)

Thanks
Paul H

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Yep -I was concerned about having a front liner build (light Infantry, not tank) contributing.

I use my Transmuter buff to get Str 14. Shield Other would be nice, but I couldn't guarantee that you'd have that spell.

Would I be correct in that since most of the characters would be out of Tier, we'd be playing High Tier, but with reduced opponents (as per 4 member party)?

Thanks
Paul H

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Ok, Step 5 of Filling in the Chronicle Sheet.

Very hard to find, especially after the podcast stating that we wouldn't be rewarded for playing up! LOL

But still can't play High Tier for reasons given.

Thanks
Paul H

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