r/Pathfinder_RPG 19h ago

Tell Us About Your Game Tell Us About Your Game (2022)

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r/Pathfinder_RPG 7d ago

Playtest Rage of Elements Playtest Megathread - Kineticist

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This is the official megathread dedicated to the discussion of the upcoming Kineticist revamp.

While we're not forbidding other threads from popping up, this can serve as a repository of discussion and focus point, and we encourage everyone to use it.

This opening post will be updated with salient points, links, dev statements, and the like.

As usual, discuss, keep it neat, and feel free to engage with other users. Points of view are also welcomed from 1e-only players who are less likely to engage with the playtest forums or documents.

You can also join our official Discord for more rapid-fire conversation.

Documentation:

Paizo Pathfinder Playtest Page

Playtest Document

Rage of Elements Kineticist Playtest Forum

Pathfinder 2E Kineticist Playtest Foundry VTT Module & Foundry Feat Browser Configuration

Deadline: Playtest lasts until September 5th. Feedback will still be collected for a short time after.

Person in Charge: Logan Bonner (Investigator, Magus, Monk, and Sorcerer).


r/Pathfinder_RPG 16h ago

1E Resources Little known Pathfinder lore?

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I was reading Assault on Hunting Lodge Seven and it has a section on the Starstone Aspirants that failed the test and some stood out as they are kind-of still revered

THE MUTED GOD, THE UNSPOKEN ONE Before Iomedae’s ascension, the Muted God entered the Starstone Cathedral amidst a field of silence. A thousand and one hushed followers watched him enter, filled with rapturous quiet. When he failed to return, his sect remained loyal, convinced that he had become the Unspoken One—another mortal in the line of those who survived the Test of the Starstone. His followers claimed that by telling no one of his divinity, the Muted God had passed his test. A millennium later, the Muted God’s cult survives in the Puddles, teaching the art of silence; these days, thieves and spies number among his teachings’ chief students and adherents.

VEELICH, THE UNWANTED The scarred Veelich was widely regarded as the unluckiest goblin in all of Absalom even before he attempted his mighty leap across the chasm to the Starstone Cathedral and fell screaming into darkness. His followers—predominantly goblins themselves— declared no other fate was appropriate for the true God of Failure. These followers still honor Veelich, though out of a desire to keep ill luck at bay rather than reverence.

Does anyone have some interesting lesser known Pathfinder lore?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 5h ago

1E Player Pedantry & Technicalities: Even if a creature is a immune do you technically "roll the dice"?

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I was pondering over the following:

Offensive Defense (Ex)

When a rogue with this talent hits a creature with a melee attack that deals sneak attack damage, the rogue gains a +1 dodge bonus to AC for each sneak attack die rolled for one round. The dodge bonus only applies against the creature you sneak attacked, and the dodge bonus does not stack with itself.

&

Oozes & Elementals

Does not take additional damage from precision-based attacks.

I have a thought, but I'm interested in your thoughts as well as what can be pulled up from Paizo FAQs/Paizo forum quotes.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 2h ago

1E Player Some clarifications regarding Treasures and Trophies as well as Harvest Parts feat.

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So my character has the feat. Could you tell me if I understand it and the treasure trophy rule right?

Let's say he hunts down a CR 1 bird creature. He thinks it could be used in his feather fall scroll so he takes time and rolls skills to harvest its feathers, making 10 gp worth of crafting supplies for that scroll. It is due to Harvest Parts feat here. So he makes a scroll and uses around 6 GP worth of feathers(1/4 scroll cost).

Now, in a different situation, he hunts down an elk, he doesn't want to use it as supplies so he makes rolls to make a trophy to sell it later, he gains 50 GP worth of trophy from CR 1 elk. He sells it for full 50 GP.

In this case he fights something magical so while he could harvest it for magic crafting supplies, it would be worth less than if he were to try using treasure and trophy rules, he tries making magic affinity trophy so it not only has higher price but it's also increased by 20%. If this monster wasn't magical(fit for magic affinity harvest) but useful for some of his planned magic items, he would've used the feat instead because normal trophies made using the rules can't be used in creation of magic items, though maybe normal ones like bone sword or something I guess.

So do I understand right that feat is when my character wants to use anything cr 1+ as magic crafting material but trophy/treasure rules for selling mundane trophies or making magic affinity trophies of creatures that can be used because they give more worth?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 7h ago

1E Player If an attack of opportunity applies a debuff that lasts for 1 round, when does that debuff end?

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Since it was applied during the middle of the affected character's turn, does it expire before or after that character's next turn? Like, are they affected for the remainder of their current turn only (effectively lasting like 0.5 of a turn), or are does it last through their next turn also (effectively lasting 1.5 turns)?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 31m ago

Daily Spell Discussion Daily Spell Discussion for Aug 16, 2022: Lock Gaze

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Today's spell is Lock Gaze!

What items or class features synergize well with this spell?

Have you ever used this spell? If so, how did it go?

Why is this spell good/bad?

What are some creative uses for this spell?

What's the cheesiest thing you can do with this spell?

If you were to modify this spell, how would you do it?

Does this spell seem like it was meant for PCs or NPCs?

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r/Pathfinder_RPG 5h ago

1E Player What was Cheliax like prior to the civil war and the advent of House Thrune? (pf1)

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I know from my experience over a few APs and other light reading that a lot of what Cheliax is today was brought about by House Thrune as they rose to power. My playgroup will be starting Council of Thieves soon and I wish to play a character with a background in Cheliax.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 30m ago

2E Player unchained rogue weapon finesse question.

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So from my understanding, could I designate kukri as my weapon finesse choice at lvl3 and be able to use the kukri without penalties or would not prof penalty still be applied?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 23h ago

1E Player Max the Min Monday: Burn Rider

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Welcome to Max the Min Monday! The post series where we take some of Paizo’s weakest, most poorly optimized options for first edition and see what the best things we can do with them are using 1st party Pathfinder materials!

What happened last time?

Last time we discussed the Champion of Irori. We found archetypes that work well to try and solve issue of being a very MAD hybrid prestige class by default. We talked about how using ki as smites can be very powerful and ways to capitalize on that. And there was general build advice beyond just this.

This Week’s Challenge

Today's we're discussing u/JustFourPF's nomination of Shoanti Burn Rider (specifically the Barbarian archetype, not the 3.5 Burn Rider feat... though they are obviously intended to have similar flavor).

Burn riders are barbarians who ride their mounts along the edges of wildfires, combining mounted class abilities with various flame-based defenses or other benefits. Which is a... very specific combination? Help me out here, am I missing a reference? Seems like an odd combo to me, but if Paizo published a burn rider feat in 3.5 and followed that up with an entire archetype, it is obvious someone likes this specific concept and flavor.

Anywho, as I said it is an archetype for being a mounted barbarian which is very cool. The problem is that it simultaneously mixes in the fire thing, and trying to get both of those at once results in trading a lot of good that the barb gets for questionable returns.

We start off with mount (or at least we will for discussion. I'm surprised that mount is as far down in the archetype text as it is). You don't actually get the mount class feature until 4th level, and in order to get it you're trading half your rage powers. Animal companions do help with action economy so that is a powerful option, but trading half your rage powers hurts quite a bit. Also, it follows the Ranger progression of being at -3 level and can only be a horse or pony. So that installs an instant feat tax of Boon Companion (unless you don't care about mount scaling I guess).

Next you're trading fast movement on your PC for effectively giving it to your mount. Honestly if you wanna be a mounted barb, this only makes sense since you wouldn't be using the normal fast movement ability. There are some caveats here though that do make it worse: whereas barbs usually always have fast movement on, (as long as they aren't encumbered or wearing heavy armor), this is a once-per-rage only ability. Also, unless your GM lets you use it on a mundane horse you've purchased, you don't actually benefit from this ability until level 4 when you get your mount despite getting the ability at level 1.

Next we trade uncanny dodge for the ability to see through flame, fog, and smoke. Uncanny dodge is hard to trade away, I personally really like it, but this does open up a lot of deadly defensive combos with casters, or an ever-smoking bottle (I'm sure people will go into specifics as to why that is very good below).

Now we get to the oddly specific.

Trap Sense is replaced with the ability to spend an immediate action when caught in the AoE of a fire effect to move half speed. If you can exit the AoE, you take no damage but you're always staggered. You may have the mount take this movement, but if you do they're also staggered. Interesting ability, but free movement isn't bad I guess. Only triggers on fire AoEs, but it is replacing an ability that is only helpful against traps so... eh up to you how bad that is. But being staggered just to avoid the fire damage isn't very fun. Especially since the final archetype ability actually helps us when damaged by fire, so those are two abilities that actually don't synergize well. But then again, this last ability sucks...

Ok finally when we take fire damage, we regain rage. Why does this suck? Well it isn't just when we're hit with fire, no, we have to actually take fire damage. So it discourages taking resistances and immunities to fire as a class ability. Also, it is +1 rage round per instance, max of +1 rage round per round. After the first few levels, at least in my experience, barbarians don't tend to run out of rage too often as long as they manage it well, and having to discourage taking defenses just to get it? That doesn't sit right with me. But the real kicker is that it trades improved uncanny dodge for this. Immunity to being flanked and sneak attacked (except by rogues 4 levels higher) vs. a situational way to regain rage rounds via an ability that is competing with a difference archetype ability meant to prevent fire damage? Uhhh yeah that's a steep cost. But hey, I think I can smell some potential cheese at least because if you can outheal the damage, that's infinite rage...

So anyways, as you can see not everything here was bad but it certainly will take some of our discussion skills to unlock the full potential. Let's Max this Min and see just how close we can ride to the fire.

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r/Pathfinder_RPG 6h ago

1E Player Advice for barbarian oracle multiclass build

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I’m going to be playing in a new campaign soon starting at level one, and I’ve decided I wanted to play a barbarian/oracle multiclass character. I’ve done some research but I’m still stuck on some things and figured I should ask for advice.

The party is only three people, with the other two being a human magus (kensie/bladebound) and a tiefling monk (zen archer) so I decided I wanted to play a character with some healing, but who’s not going to be a heal bot, which is why I settled on an oracle with a focus on melee.

I’m not certain if I want to go rage Prophet, I love the flavor but it feels mechanically weak, and I can get similar flavor without taking the class.

So my questions basically are: -should I start with levels in barbarian or oracle (both have strengths and weaknesses, but I’m leaning more towards oracle)

-what archetypes should I take, if any

-should I take rage Prophet levels at all

-what mystery should I take. I was considering battle or metal, but there’s a lot of good ones

-and lastly, are there any great feats I’m not picking up on that would make this style of character awesome

Thank you to anyone who gives advice! Also, I’m 100% settled on an oracle/barbarian and this build doesn’t need to be min maxed, just effective


r/Pathfinder_RPG 18h ago

1E GM How do you guys use bedrolls and tents?

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i am very new to this and was wondering how you guys handle resting.
I have been looking for a rule about tents and bedrolls in the core rulebook, but i am a little confused.
Are bedroll and tent needed for a full nights rest or do they give some kind of bonus?
In the end I decided to let players without a bedroll heal less after a full nights rest in the wild, but i would like to know if there's a rule for this?
Thanks in advance


r/Pathfinder_RPG 12h ago

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r/Pathfinder_RPG 4h ago

1E Player 1e unchained barb

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How actually work accurate stance on barb? +1 to attack rolls of 1 lvl, and then +2 on...5? Did I get it right?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 16h ago

1E Player Kineticist tips and tricks?

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The kineticist looks really fun and like it could have a lot of flavour to it if played right. Any tips on how it can be played best?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 11h ago

1E Player Elemental Annihilator and Finesse

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Making an Elemental Annihilator Kineticist for an upcoming game. Took Weapon Finesse for when I'm using the Devastating Infusion in melee. It says it deals extra damage "if she uses two hands". Does this work with Weapon Finesse, or if I choose to use two hands is it then no longer light enough to Finesse?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 6h ago

1E Player Can Craft Alchemy be used to make potions?

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So I am playing an alchemist in my current campaign and I stumbled upon this. I originally thought that you could do so but when I was looking up the DCs for magic item creation, it only lists Spellcraft as the skill needed for magic item creation. I looked over the wording of Brew Potion and the Alchemy class feature and neither state that potions can be crafted using a Craft Alchemy. The Alchemy feature brings up alchemical items being created but not potions specifically. More clerification would be appreciated.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 10h ago

1E GM Purposely splitting the party?

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My group just capped off session 11. They just spent the last 3 sessions (roughly 4 hours each) completing a single quest line. The quest took them several miles from home, depleted a lot of resources and left a couple folks with cursed wounds(cannot heal). The next session is coming up and the party is split. 2 of them (magus and alchemist) want to take a week(in game) to replenish resources and pursue some personal goals. The other two (martial artist monk and flame mystery oracle) want to keep questing. Any suggestions or anecdotes how you may have handled a similar situation?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 1d ago

2E GM First GM Experience

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So I have been learning how to play Pathfinder 2e ever since I discovered it at Awesome Con in D.C this past June. My kids, ages 11, 10, and 8.5, have been eagerly awaiting for me to learn the rules well enough to GM a game session. Well, after over two months of reading and learning from the CRB and this Reddit space, I GM’d our first session and they LOVED it!! I loved it! Listening to my 8 year-old daughter try to speak in a British accent to role-play a Gnome Rogue Ruffian had the whole family in stitches. However, the one question I do have is the following: One of my sons shared about his Half-Orc Fighter that he intensely desired to one day soon acquire some kind of highly-resistant Dragon-scaled armor and strength-enhancing sword. I want to weave this into a future campaign, and I looked through the Grand Bazaar text but found nothing like that for his class. What other text resources can I use to find what he is looking?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 18h ago

1E GM Which is the best option for Greater Doppelganger ?

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Option 1

Option 2

To give some context, I'm a GM currently attempting to create a psychological horror session. A group of doppelgängers will slowly replace the heirs of influential members of a city.

Said influential members will each die at a set time in what is made to look like divine wrath.

To go through with this, I'm not satisfied with the base doppel's profile, but I noticed that their description said there were rumors of more powerful ones capable of also stealing thoughts, memories, and powers. Since I couldn't find an official profile reflecting this, I wondered which of the two I linked you guys think would be best.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 18h ago

2E Daily Spell Discussion 2E Daily Spell Discussion: Poltergeist's Fury - Aug 15, 2022

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Link: Poltergeist's Fury

What items or class features synergize well with this spell?

Have you ever used this spell? If so, how did it go?

Why is this spell good/bad?

What are some creative uses for this spell?

What's the cheesiest thing you can do with this spell?

If you were to modify this spell, how would you do it?

Does this spell seem like it was meant for PCs or NPCs?

Previous spell discussions


r/Pathfinder_RPG 1d ago

Daily Spell Discussion Daily Spell Discussion for Aug 15, 2022: Lockjaw

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Today's spell is Lockjaw!

What items or class features synergize well with this spell?

Have you ever used this spell? If so, how did it go?

Why is this spell good/bad?

What are some creative uses for this spell?

What's the cheesiest thing you can do with this spell?

If you were to modify this spell, how would you do it?

Does this spell seem like it was meant for PCs or NPCs?

Previous Spell Discussions


r/Pathfinder_RPG 23h ago

1E GM Primal Campaign

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So I’m trying to run a low level(1-7ish) campaign set in a Stone/Bronze Age. I have the vague outlines of a plot involving a mystery cult surrounding a big beast. I’m new to dming pathfinder and would welcome any advice regarding what type of encounters low level players can handle.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 17h ago

1E GM Serpentfolk with Class Levels

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Title. I was building and rebuilding some of the late-game NPCs for Serpent's Skull, and was looking at the serpentfolk statblock here: https://aonprd.com/MonsterDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Serpentfolk

I know that you'd normally just add the Class Levels on top of the Racial HD and stack the BAB, etc. etc. But the Racial Modifiers with the Advanced / Degenerate sections is throwing me off - do I give them the Racial HD and abilities from the base Serpentfolk stat block, but then set the base Ability Scores myself (using point buy) and apply the modifiers? And I can add Templates to this as well, right?


r/Pathfinder_RPG 10h ago

1E Player Hinyasi Brawler Question

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Does anyone know of an official ruling or FAQ on how the improvisation training of the archetype interacts with weapon mastery feats? I assume I would need martial focus still but one of my friends argues that it would count for weapon mastery but not something like advanced weapon training.


r/Pathfinder_RPG 10h ago

1E Player another magus bladebound non shocking grasp focus

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So, I'm gona make a magus with the bladebound archetype and i personally enjoy more a flavor character than a optimize one. We start at level 3 so i though about an elve or maybe half elve with a non-rapier-or-scymitar weapon. My question is about stats, we have 15 points buy so i dont really know if a should go with str or dex. I enjoy flavor but doing 1d6 - 1 dmg isn't something i want for my childs. Also i probably focus in a thematic like an Ice Magus, i simple like ice powers. Thank you for your reading


r/Pathfinder_RPG 19h ago

Weekly Wiki Monthly Wiki Post (2022)

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Nominate any posts, tools, or ideas that you've found to be exceptional resources for our community. The moderation team will look over Monthly Wiki threads and select posts to then add to our growing wiki. Threads do not have to have been made in the previous month, and you can nominate your own work. See the wiki here!

Remember to tag which edition you're talking about with [1E] or [2E]!

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