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I keep seeing references to "Core" D&D3.5e (as opposed to the SRD), but I'm not sure which books are included. I know the Player's Handbook (PHB), Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) and Monster Manual (MM) are part of "Core", but what about the PHBII, DMG2, MM2&3, etc.? Are they considered "Core"?

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If you look at the covers of the Player's Handbook (I), Dungeon Master's Guide (I), and Monster Manual (I), they say Core Rulebook I, II, and III, respectively. These are the Core rulebooks; everything else is supplemental.

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Worth noting that a lot of people treat all of the System Resource Document as core, even though it includes material from the Epic Level Handbook, Expanded Psionics Handbook, Deities and Demigods, and Unearthed Arcana which are not actually a part of the original Core. d20srd.org helpfully does put all the Core-derived material under a column titled Core Rules, while putting the rest in a second column with their own headings. –  KRyan Oct 27 '13 at 20:03
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+1, "it's what it says on the tin" –  mxyzplk Oct 28 '13 at 2:15

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