Bewildering Koan

You can pose unanswerable questions that leave creatures momentarily dumbfounded as they dwell on their significance.

Prerequisites: Bluff 1 rank, ki pool class feature, gnome.

Benefit: As a swift action, spend 1 point from your ki pool and make a Bluff check by asking a creature one of the impossible questions you ponder when meditating.

If the creature fails its check*, you choose whether it loses its next action or you gain a +2 bonus on all damage rolls you make against that creature for 1 round.

Editor’s Note

The type of check is not specified, but typically Bluff checks are opposed by Sense Motive, so we feel it’s likely what is required here.

GMs may wish to reword the text of the second sentence as:

“The target may attempt an opposed Sense Motive check, and if the creature fails its check…”

Sean K Reynolds wrote: Bluff is always an opposed check against the target’s Sense Motive check. If the target fails, it loses its next turn.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Companion: Gnomes of Golarion. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Hal Maclean, Colin McComb, Mark Moreland, Jeff Quick, Sean K Reynolds, Steven Schend, and Owen K. C. Stephens.

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