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Quite a while back, while using a Google Sheets based PF character sheet that some of you are probably familiar with, I thought "y'know, I am a software engineer, I can do better than this annoying thing".

The good new is that I think I may have been right, and I am finally ready to show this puppy to the world.

Snowblind's AutoPF character sheet

It still isn't totally feature complete, but it is most definitely usable, and frankly I could use the extra eyes playtesting for bugs. Hopefully some of you will find it useful as well.

I *think* everything works, but feel free to yell at me if something breaks. I ran a playtest with my own group and it worked mostly fine, but I have changed a few things since and I haven't tested every feature again so something may have broken without me realizing.

***the lavish praise of my pro hacking skills may now commence***

How does the Eldritch Archer Magus' Ranged Spellstrike ability interact with a weapon that requires multiple simultaneous attack rolls per attack, such as a scatter attack with a shotgun loaded with pellets, ?

EDIT: In a similar vein, what about a firearm with the automatic property or a technological weapon that affects a line.

At the moment I am brainstorming ideas for modern style hand grenades which generate magical effects on going off. They basically function like fuse grenades, except that they will go off after exactly 1 round. I already have some writeups for mundane style grenades (covering most real life hand grenade types), so I am only looking for magical grenades specifically.

I am trawling through spell lists looking for ideas, but I was wondering if anyone here had any cool ideas?

Ideas should be acceptably balanced for about 2000gp a grenade at most. This means that something like a Cloudkill grenade (which I am pricing at a little above 2000gp) is pushing the absolute limits of both power and price. Preferably, they should be much cheaper (in the 50-250gp range).

For a point of reference, I consider the grenades from the technology guide to be overpriced by about an order of magnitude, and on the weak side even for that.

Is the Breath of the Moon Maneuver able to be used with a ranged weapon.

The range line states "Melee or Ranged Attack", but the text states that a melee attack must be made. Which one is correct?

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When a creature is affected by a sleep effect, do they fall prone, drop held items or suffer any mechanical effects other than being helpless and unaware of what is happening around them?

Does the answer to the above hold regardless of the source of the sleep effect unless stated otherwise (would the Slumber Hex and Pseudodragon Poison behave the same, for example).

Since this probably doesn't have a RAW answer, feel free to FAQ

Does Blindsight allow a creature to detect a stealth user without needing to make a perception roll? For the sake of completion, does blindsense and tremor sense work the same way?

Relevant Text:

Blindsight (Ex) wrote:

This ability is similar to blindsense, but is far more discerning. Using nonvisual senses, such as sensitivity to vibrations, keen smell, acute hearing, or echolocation, a creature with blindsight maneuvers and fights as well as a sighted creature. Invisibility, darkness, and most kinds of concealment are irrelevant, though the creature must have line of effect to a creature or object to discern that creature or object. The ability's range is specified in the creature's descriptive text. The creature usually does not need to make Perception checks to notice creatures within range of its blindsight ability. Unless noted otherwise, blindsight is continuous, and the creature need do nothing to use it. Some forms of blindsight, however, must be triggered as a free action. If so, this is noted in the creature's description. If a creature must trigger its blindsight ability, the creature gains the benefits of blindsight only during its turn.

Format: blindsight 60 ft.; Location: Senses.

The bolded can be taken as stealth not functioning against something with blindsight. However, stealth could be argued to count as one of those "unusual" instances, so if a creature manages to use stealth against a blindsight user despite blindsight negating concealment the blindsight user still has to roll perception(it's a bit of a stretch, but since blindsight defeats stealth anyway due to concealment negation, there is a weak case for something like HiPS working since it is "unusual"). The text isn't clear on which of these two(at least) interpretations should be used.

So...can Blindsight auto-beat stealth without a perception check, barring special abilities that explicitly defeat blindsight?

I have Google'd around and there has been no clear answer on this topic as far as I have seen.

When a PC is playing a Kitsune and has the feat Realistic Likeness, what creatures can you assume the form of.

For reference

Kitsune Change Shape ability wrote:
A kitsune can assume the appearance of a specific single human form of the same sex. The kitsune always takes this specific form when she uses this ability. A kitsune in human form cannot use her bite attack, but gains a +10 racial bonus on Disguise checks made to appear human. Changing shape is a standard action. This ability otherwise functions as alter self, except that the kitsune does not adjust her ability scores.
Realistic Likeness wrote:

When you are in human form, you can take the shape of a specific individual.

Prerequisite: Kitsune.

Benefit: You can precisely mimic the physical features of any individual you have encountered. When you use your racial change shape ability, you can attempt to take the form of an individual, granting you a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks made to fool others with your impersonation.

Due to the fact that "human form" is used as a shorthand for "the form of a single specific human form of the same sex", it is unclear whether the phrase "When you are in human form, you can take the shape of a specific individual" should be parsed as:

a) When you use the Kitsune Shape Change ability that changes you into the form of a single human individual, you are no longer restricted to a single human form and may choose any human form.

or alternatively

b) When you use the Kitsune Change Shape ability referred to in the rules text for the Kitsune race as "Human Form", you are no longer restricted to the form of a specific Human individual, and may instead take the form of ANY individual you have encountered i.e it no longer needs to be a specific Human, just an individual, and presumably a humanoid (but see below).

On top of that, the Benefit: line, which should be a detailed explanation of the feat that is tighter with it's rules text than the brief descriptive blurb at the top, makes no mention whatsoever of a restriction to only humans, just "individuals". This would seem to imply that having the Human subtype is not a requirement for being a legal Form to change into, despite the blurb using the term "Human Form" (which could refer to either the rules term that is short hand for the Kitsune Change Shape form, or the common meaning).

There is also some ambiguity as to whether the individual must be a humanoid. It is almost certainly intended that the humanoid only restriction from Alter Self still be in effect despite the "no specific individuals" polymorph rule being overridden and no "humanoid only" requirement being in the feat, but I though that while we are at it, might as well get this cleared up too.

Thus there are essentially three possible interpretations for what forms a Kitsune with Realistic Likeness can assume.

1) Any Human.

2) Any Humanoid.

3) Any Creature.

So...Which one is it?

Bonus question: If the answer is 1), does that include half-elves, Scion of Humanity Aasimars and other creatures with the Human subtype?

When using limited wish to duplicate a spell's effects, does it gain the school and descriptors of the spell it is copying, or is it still considered universal.

If it does, would that mean that limited wish benefits from things like spell focus when duplicating appropriate spells.

If it doesn't, do the effects it creates still behave like they have the same school and descriptors e.g if I limited wished for protection from evil would the spell's aura be abjuration or universal.