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    PF Can anyone help me make a psion power to magic spell equivalent list?

    I've tried Google-ing this, to no avail : I'm looking for a list of what spells some of the psionic powers are the same (or nearly the same) as. For example, to start with : Far Hand = Mage Hand Force Screen = Shield Inertial Armor = Mage Armor Locate Secret Doors = Detect Secret Doors Slumber...
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    PF 9 simple guidelines for determining when to disbelieve illusions, mostly derived from RAW (also for 3.5)

    The goal of this thread is to try to come up with some kind of standardized guidelines or rules for dealing with illusions. Yeah, I know that’s a big ugly can o’ worms, but bear with me…illusions should be a fun way for the players to be creative, but most DM’s dislike them because of the...
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    PF A death & dying system that can't skip Dying

    The "dead at -CON" rule works GREAT for low-level characters. Let's say that CR 1,2,3 monsters can do a max of 10 HP damage per attack. So a 1st-3rd level PC *can't die* on a single attack : even if they're down to 1 HP, the next attack can only take them to -9 HP, and even if their CON is...
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    A question for anyone who's *used* Combat Reactions

    I want to add Trailblazer's "Combat Reactions" to my Pathfinder game, but my biggest concern is that the players will take to using either Dodge (bonus to DR) or Parry (bonus to AC) virtually *every* round (hey, if there's no AoO's in sight, why not?), thus making them harder to hit/damage...
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    PF A question for anyone who's *used* Trailblazer's "Combat Reactions"

    I want to add Trailblazer's "Combat Reactions" (Google the names including quotes to find descriptions of them) to my Pathfinder game, but my biggest concern is that the players will take to using either Dodge (bonus to DR) or Parry (bonus to AC) virtually *every* round (hey, if there's no AoO's...
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    PF A practical guide to Stealth

    After spending many hours reading the forum descriptions and debates about Stealth, and even starting a few threads with specific questions, I would like to present what I have come up with so far. This is meant to help me keep everything straight in my head when one of my players uses...
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    PF 1st level starting-out equipment/gear/items - what's on your list?

    So, you're a first-level character. What stuff do you buy? The weapons, armor, and especially the miscellaneous items lists can be daunting in their length - what is useful, and what is not? I know this has been done many times before (I've read many of the discussions on various forums), but...
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    "Hide in Plain Sight" and "Camouflage" - WHO SAYS???

    As a long-term RPG'er but new to 3.5/Pathfinder, I am trying to understand Stealth and I received these statements on a different thread : 1. "Note that HIPS does not allow you to enter Steath without Cover or Concealment" [C/C = "Cover or Concealment" from now on] 2. "Camouflage does not...
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    PF An analysis of the Pathfinder SRD/Kingmaker/Ultimate Campaign mass combat system

    After checking out about 8 of the most forum-recommended mass combat systems (in no order : War Machine, GURPS, Kingmaker, Heroes Of Battle, Conan, Die Men!, Green Ronin, Cry Havoc), I focused my attention on Kingmaker because it was by far the simplest system, using much of the existing...
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    PF What spells do you consider to be "breakers"???

    As a long-time DM relatively new to D&D/Pathfinder, I've recently become aware of spells that many consider to be "breakers" (my term) : Battle breaker - significantly turns the tide in battle, with little that can be done about it Mystery breaker - short-circuits looking for clues, figuring...
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    Invisibility and Stealth - what do the rules INTEND???

    As briefly as possible, according to the RAW : "Noticing" an invisible creature means just being aware that it is somewhere within 30 feet of you. "Pinpointing" an invisible creature means knowing exactly what square it is in. An invisible creature's DC to be noticed while moving at...
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    3.5 Consequences of a single change to AoO rules for 3.5/d20/Pathfinder? (new, specific questions)

    Hi! I am new to this board and posting in forums in general, and will be contributing various class builds and house-rules I've experimented with and their results in the future, but for now I have a question. I first posted this issue in the "House Rules" forum because I considered it a...
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    Consequences of a single change to AoO rules for 3.5/d20/Pathfinder?

    Hi! I am new to this board (first post), and will be contributing various house-rules I've experimented with and their results in the future, but for now I have a question : Just so you know, I've been playing and DM'ing RPG's for several decades. Several years ago I played for some time in...
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