A few years back our group tried to come up with the fastest possible D&D character. If I remember correctly we could build a character that could go faster than the speed of sound, but I can't find my notes of this character ("The Running Man") anywhere anymore.
My question: what's the fastest D&D 3(.5) character possible?
The constraints we used in our experiment:
- Has to be a "personal" speed: running, swimming, or flying (no mounts, vehicles, being shot from a cannon, etc).
- Max character level 20.
- No gold limit on items.
- Any Wizards of the Coast published rulebook allowed, including psionics.
- We did this experiment in D&D 3rd ed., but an answer in 3.5 is acceptable too (though I suspect that's tougher).
Basically, the question came down to creating a character that could make at least 6780 feet in a round (6 secs), which is 1130 feet per second, which is roughly 345 m/s: the speed of sound at about room temperature.
There were several good comments (some of which I should've anticipated :D) on what is and isn't allowed. My above question wasn't exactly clear on those points. Although I'm not sure what SE etiquette tells me to do here, so I'm adding the additional constraints I forgot to mention here in this update (as opposed to editing the question itself).
- No "cheating" or obvious "shortcuts". This includes miracle/wish. I realize this is vague and invite anyone to edit my Question and make this constraint more explicit.
- Handbooks/rules on epic and deities are excluded.
Technically any answer to the question is valid if it follows the constraints in my original question, but I'd prefer answers that follow the additional constraints in the update as well.