Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

Marbles / Caltrops


Rules Questions

Osirion

Are they reusable, or would are they considered 'used up' after you throw them?

Andoran

Akritas wrote:
Are they reusable, or would are they considered 'used up' after you throw them?

I believe that they are in the consumables section, so they are one-use items.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

You could conceivably pick them up again...

might take 5 minutes, but ask you GM.

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Depends on how much time you are willing to spend, and how much they were scattered. Finding all of them in cracks and crevices, or pulling them out of bodies may take awhile.


Callarek wrote:
Akritas wrote:
Are they reusable, or would are they considered 'used up' after you throw them?
I believe that they are in the consumables section, so they are one-use items.

Nope, Caltrops are in the same section as manacles, mirrors, cauldrons, and 10 ft poles. Marbles are, as well, but in the APG. Both are categorized as "Adventuring Gear."

That said, I'd probably say that they are one-use. Realistically, are you so hard up as to not be able to afford 1 sp per bag on marbles?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Depends on how much time you are willing to spend, and how much they were scattered. Finding all of them in cracks and crevices, or pulling them out of bodies may take awhile.

True. It's probably a better idea to just let them lay there for untold centuries, killing and maiming harmless animals, up until the point where they are too blunt to do much more than be kicked harmlessly around.


Make your marbles out of steel, and get yourself a nice strong lodestone on a string. Should be able to recover most of your marbles in short order. Just make more to replace the ones that get lost during downtime.

Unseen servant or Animate Object cast on a lodestone is a handy shortcut.

Osirion

I'm not really worried about the monetary cost, but they take 2 pounds each which for a low-level caster adds up fast. You can't always run to a store between encounters to pick up more. Asking the Gm would be the obvious solution except that I mostly do online PFS play so I don't really have one consistent GM.

I like the magnet idea though. The AA has a magnet for 5 sp I could swing around with mage hand. The image of running a big magnet over the battlefield vacuuming up marbles and caltrops is rather amusing...

Taldor

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Scoop Up or Gather would make a nice cantrip.

Sczarni

1 person marked this as a favorite.

If I were the DM, I'd have the caltrop gatherer roll to see how many of them he could find and regather. I'm thinking 2d4+WIS (since it's sort of a Perception check), then x10 and that's the percentage you found. And when you're down to 10%, you have to buy more.

Rolling d4's for caltrops just amuses me.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mosaic wrote:
Scoop Up or Gather would make a nice cantrip.

Great for gathering loose loot as well.


My group once spent several game hours gathering all the marbles and caltrops the GM had scattered about (goblins and orcs in a cave/tomb), got about 40 pounds of each in the end. Started using them around camp at night since we had so much.

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Publishing / Pathfinder® / Pathfinder RPG / Rules Questions / Marbles / Caltrops All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.