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[Pathfinder] How to make a familiar?

Postby AzzyBedlam » Tue May 29, 2018 4:45 pm

Hi, so, I'm very new to playing a spellcaster, usually go for the sneaky-stabby sort, so I'm a little lost in general. But I've recently made a bard with the duettist archetype, allowing it a familiar, and I seem to be having some trouble creating it. As far as I can tell PCGen is treating it as just an animal and not giving it all the fancy magic stuff the SRD says it should have. Intelligence, armor bonus, all my skill ranks, etc. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: [Pathfinder] How to make a familiar?

Postby LegacyKing » Wed May 30, 2018 1:26 am

Did you make it an actual familiar? (Companions tab > Familiar > Create)?

Send the character file to HELP@PCGEN.ORG and I'll take a look at it.


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Re: [Pathfinder] How to make a familiar?

Postby AzzyBedlam » Wed May 30, 2018 3:04 am

Yes, I clicked the "You need to make a familiar" link on the summary and then created one through the companions tab, it seems to be treating it as just a regular animal. But I'll have that sent shortly, thank you.
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Re: [Pathfinder] How to make a familiar?

Postby LearnTribe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm

Following - I've had problems trying to create a familiar (or animal companion) too. The basics are straightforward, but there didn't seem to be any obvious connection between the PC and the familiar - eg It starts with a couple of HD regardless of the master and doesn't seem to level up (or gain powers if it isn't added until after you've levelled up the PC when creating a higher level character). Also - some creatures available as a familiar (or companion) don't have the option to level up as a familiar (or companion animal) on it's own sheet - the appropriate "class" displays in red. I'm sure there's something obvious in the settings I've missed, as this not working would be a big chunk of several classes.
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Re: [Pathfinder] How to make a familiar?

Postby Nylanfs » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 am

Most familiars (and some type of companions) are driven by the master and don't get much selections. Although sometimes when the master gets a level you have to close and re open the familiar.


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