This may be a little out of the ordinary, but no one seems to know how to answer my question. I am joining a party as a new player and I have pretty much everything figured out (the basics of the game) besides how many dice I’m supposed to use when rolling for damage after a successful attack. I am playing a 3rd level ranged fighter. Any help?
That basically depends on the weapon you're using to attack. Have you looked at the weapons table in the Core Rulebook?
In addition to what weapon used:- What class feature(s) are you using;
- What size are you;
- What feat(s) are you using;
- Are you using special material/ poison;
- What race feature(s) are you using.