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Adequate Commoner for the Pathfinder RPG
Various Content Samples

Written by JM Perkins

Cover and Illustrations by Daniel Sguigila

Illustration Colors by Steven Trustrum

Copyright 2015 Misfit Studios. All Rights Reserved.


The Adequate Commoner for the Pathfinder RPG is a sourcebook intended to help you play interesting, viable games using the commoner NPC class for your player characters. You can buy the PDF here or buy it as a hardcopy book in color or black and white.


Improvised Traps

Because they are not the best fighters, possess magic, or are especially stealthy, commoner characters have to make do with what they have in a fight. This often means preparing a battlefield as best one can, including adding improvised traps. The following is an example of an improvised trap presented in Adequate Commoner.
improvised trap from Adequate Commoner for the Pathfinder RPG

Improvised Alchemical Weapon Trap

Type mechanical; Perception DC 17; Disable Device DC 15

Effects

This improvised trap consists of a bundle of up to four alchemical weapons (e.g., alchemist’s fire) strung together in such a way as to burst when activated by a tripwire or the like. Typically, the alchemical weapons activate by falling or through being crushed from the tripwire becoming taut when pulled upon. The DC of crafting an improvised alchemical weapon trap using one weapon is 17, and increases by +5 for each additional alchemical weapon used. The saving throw DC for avoiding the trap’s alchemical weapons is determined by the weapon type; if absent, a DC 15 Reflex save is required.

Trigger touch; Reset manual

Craft (traps) DC 17+ (see previous); Time to Craft 1 minute; Materials/Tools alchemical glue, rope or wire, one or more alchemical weapon; Alternate Cost cost of components

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The Adequate Commoner for the Pathfinder RPG

Adequate Commoner Magic Items

Adequate Commoner includes a wealth of new magic items that are ideal for use by commoner characters. They focus on making the most of what works best for this undervalued, underappreciated class. The following is an example.

Ten-Foot Fingers

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 5th

Slot None; Price 1,000 gp; Weight 5 lb.

Description

What looks like an ordinary collapsible, ten-foot pole ending in a closed fist is actually a useful magical item. When gripped, the fist at the end of the pole opens and whoever is holding the pole can use the hand as though it were their own. This item can be used to wield a one-handed weapon, granting ten-foot reach, but suffering a –6 penalty to hit while doing so.

Construction

Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, mage hand; Cost 500 gp

10 Foot Fingers magic item

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Steven Trustrum has been writing in the RPG industry since the end of the '90s and publishing via Misfit Studios since 2003. Aside from writing and publishing role-playing game content, he ... dabbles ... in content and social media marketing.

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