Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.

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What is wrong with the D&D 3.5 FAQ?

I've heard from several places that the D&D 3.5 FAQ is generally a bad place to find information about the rules of the game. I don't really understand this distrust, since it's an official ...
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Can you use the D&D 5e player's handbook in a 3.5e game?

I'm new to D&D so I got the 5e player's handbook, my friend and his pals only play 3.5 e. Can I use my book and player sheet to play in their game?
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Most expensive magic item at caster levels 3 through to 6 in 3.5e's Core?

In a game using 3.5e's Core books exclusively, what is the most expensive magic item available at each of the caster levels 3, 4, 5 and 6? I want to make money making magic items, so I want to know ...
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Do you lose your prestige class features when you no longer meet its requirements?

Certain prestige classes detail a list of requirements that are possible for the player to lose (alignment, casting at a certain level), but not what happens if you no longer meet those requirements ...
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What can I polymorph into, whose natural attacks count as magic for DR?

Are there any monsters you can polymorph into that allow you to attack as if you had a magical weapon for the purposes of Damage Reduction? EDIT: I think an example would be easier to understand: ...
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Does concealment allow a rogue to make sneak attack?

Can a rogue use cover or concealment in order to Hide, and thereafter make sneak attacks against enemies he is hidden from? For example: A rogue sneak attacks an ogre in melee, then runs behind a ...
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What happens to a character's skill ranks if they happen to be over the maximum ranks allowed?

Let's say a character is a cleric with a domain granting access to a skill in-class, such as Trickery granting Bluff, Disguise, and Hide. After maxing out one of those skills, how many ranks does the ...
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Mechanical details of Girallon's Blessing

I'm a little confused about the wording of Girallon's Blessing. First of all, it describes the new pair of arms as "Secondary Limbs", but I'm not sure what this means. Does it mean that the claw ...
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Can you take a second real level of Ur-Priest?

Ur-priest has as a prerequisite an inability to cast divine spells. It also grants divine spells. The first level's fine, because you don't necessarily have spells yet, but every level after that ...
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What happens if I combine Ur-priest and prestige class to exceed 10 effective spellcasting levels?

Suppose I have a human character who invested 5 levels on Wizard, 2 on Ur-priest(by appropriate feat chain), and 8 levels of Mystic Theurge, net level of 15. This allows you to cast spells as stated ...
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How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?

I'm new to d20. I recently acquired a bunch of D&D books and I'm sure they are all either 3.0 or 3.5, but it doesn't say in the book which version it is. How can I tell which version the book is? ...
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The unbodied in an anti-magic field

I am playing an unbodied, I had some trouble with the GM about what happens in an anti-magic field. I believe that since there is no comma, and no "and" between "incorporeal" and "undead" in the ...
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Does a Paladin's Mount retain a cart when dismissed and called?

The Paladin's Mount states: The mount also appears wearing or carrying any gear it had when it was last dismissed. Mounts and Related Gear has: Cart This two-wheeled vehicle can be ...
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How Does Bone Knight's Paladin Conversion Interact with Paladin of Tyranny

I was wondering what rulings there are on how the Bone Knight's Paladin Conversion ability interacts with the Paladin of Tyranny? It would seem that the class had the PHB Paladin in mind during the ...
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How can a barbarian rage more often without taking levels or feats?

Barbarian is frequently cited as an excellent 1-level- or 2-level-long class. When the wizard can use the 2nd-level spell rope trick [trans] (PH 273) to make the adventuring day 15 min. long, a lone ...
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Does Shadow Blend make your opponent flat-footed? [duplicate]

Shadow Blend from Lords of Madness pg 168 says: In any conditions other than full daylight, a shadow creature can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment The SRD states that ...
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What is the fastest path to an Ur-Priest Mystic Theurge

From the Complete Divine, the requirements for the Ur-Priest prestige class are: Any evil Base Saves: Fort +3, Will +3 Skill Ranks: Bluff 6, Knowledge (arcana) 5, Knowledge (the planes) 5, Knowledge ...
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Creating a Wizard at high levels: How many Spells should he know?

I have looked all over this site & Google but I can't seem to get a good answer to this. When creating a Wizard over level 1, how many spells should he have in his spellbook? I'm speaking in ...
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How does a “theurge” prestige class mix with another spellcasting prestige class? [duplicate]

Scenario: Given a Cleric 1 / Wizard 4 / Ur-Priest 2 (character level 7). This character has both arcane and divine spellcasting and is assumed to meet the requirements for Mystic Theurge. Takes 8 ...
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When gaining a level of Mystic Theurge based on a Wizard, does the character gain 2 new Wizard spells? [duplicate]

On advancing a level of Mystic Theurge wherein the base arcane class is Wizard, does the advancement of "+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class" include the 2 additional new spells a Wizard ...
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If an awakened animal dies and then reincarnates, can she talk in her new body?

It is about intelligent animals created by the 5th level druid spell Awaken. The spell description says: "An awakened tree or animal can speak one language that you know, plus one additional language ...
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Does Major Image block Deeper Darkness and allow Daylight to prevail?

So next session, our party (5/6 of whom are D&D first-timers, myself included) is going to be facing our first really big battle, against a large amount of Drow and such. Since we have about 1.5 ...
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Is Soothing Voice overpowered?

This half-elf bard class ability strikes me as particularly strong: Soothing Voice A 1st-level bard with 3 or more ranks in Diplomacy can spend one daily use of his bardic music to use a ...
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What are the advantages and pitfalls of the Wilder class as compared to other psionic classes?

Of late - most recently, here in RPG.SE's own chat room - I have heard quite a bit of dissatisfaction with the Wilder class. This surprised me, as I thought it was okay at first blush, so I'd like to ...
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Bard Feat Optimization: Buff/Control/Face

I'm building a bard for DND 3.5. I am trying to plan my feats out into the future. We expect to play this campaign to level 20 over the course of 5-6 years. Roleplaying wise, my character is the ...
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I want Lay on Hands, but I think Paladins are campaign-wreckers and won't play one. What are my options?

I've DM'd for Paladins as PCs before, and my experience is that they can unwittingly derail a campaign, even without any effort or powergaming on the part of the player. As such, now that I'm a ...
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Would the Shield Wall feat grant a shield bonus for each adjacent ally, or just one adjacent ally?

Situation: I am believing the feat limits the benefit to only one adjacent ally, but friends state that it should include an additional adjacent ally due to the wording: Benefit: When you and an ...
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A PC made himself king, are there any rules for this? [on hold]

I am running a campaign for a new player (Who is incredibly tricky and smart) and he seems to have landed the role as king in this campaign. It isn't a big nation or anything just from a small town. ...
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Are there definitive types of Craft (XYZ)?

Dilemma I am making a character for an upcoming (low-power, no magic) campaign and the DM stated we should all consider mundane skills for repairs to our equipment, healing of our characters, and the ...
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How can adventurers hold political positions?

I've been an avid player of AD&D 2nd edition which included in its system the assumptions that around lvl 9 some character classes would receive followers, a keep and/or pretty much anything that ...
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How does the Stormcaster's Storm Spell Power ability work?

I am currently in a campaign as a wizard who specializes in lightning descriptor spells. I dipped into Stormcaster for flavor and its Storm Spell Power extraordinary ability. I stumbled across Born of ...
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Crafting on ten coppers a day

Using the 3.5 crafting rules, how would you optimize for the cheapest magic item crafting possible, and how cheap would it be? By default, crafting is 1/2 the base price, or 50% + materials. Lowering ...
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Adamantine Hurricane and Wolf Pack Tactics interaction clarification

In Tome of Battle we find these 2 maneuvers: Iron Heart (Strike) 8: Adamantine Hurricane (p. 66) Tiger Claw (Stance) 8: Wolf Pack Tactics (p. 90) And their interaction is unclear to me. ...
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What magic aura does a summoned elemental have?

When detect magic is cast on an elemental, or an area where an elemental resides (like a pool of water containing a hidden water elemental), which of the eight traditional schools of magic would the ...
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Does the feat Ironheart Aura benefit the feat's possessor?

The feat Ironheart Aura says While you are in any Iron Heart stance, adjacent allies gain a +2 morale bonus on saving throws. (Tome of Battle 31) The Player's Handbook in the Glossary defines ...
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Multiclassing in 3.5e (epic level)

I've started making a character for my first epic level campaign, and I need to know how to add up your BAB in higher levels. I understand that (for example) a +6/+1 BAB and a +2 BAB make a total of ...
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Could Fearless Destiny or Tempting Fate affect the Leadership feat?

I'm currently playing a luck-based character in a mixed DnD 3.5/PF setting. I'm thinking of investing in the leadership feat, but I'm worried about a few abilities I have. My character has three ...
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Do spell effects move if the object they are cast on moves?

let's suppose that I cast a Silent image of a wall on an airship. Let's suppose that I don't move it with concentration. Does the image of the wall move with the airship or it will progressively go ...
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How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?

The ice toad (Frostburn 140-1) is a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 6 yet no language. Beyond being conceptually annoying and making me feel bad for the handful of aberrant genius ice ...
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How can an incorporeal creature gain a physical form and use equipment?

I'm playing a level 6 character in a gestalt game and on one side my character is an unbodied. Can I gain a physical body somehow? Is there a way I can use the special ability manifestation at will? ...
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Does Wall of Fire cast in the middle of a huge creature cause it to take damage twice?

Wall of Fire reads (emphasis mine): An immobile, blazing curtain of shimmering violet fire springs into existence. One side of the wall, selected by you, sends forth waves of heat, dealing 2d4 ...
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Are there any new/alternate Reincarnate Tables?

3.5 has countless Splat books with numerous new races, yet I have been unable to find any new/alternate Reincarnate Tables. Do any (preferably "official" 3.5) alternate tables exist to address the ...
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Adapting classes for a game in a world become newly magical

Civilisation prospered in the world of Ishtar. The world was separated into many countries, but war was rare and trade was flourishing. Harvests were not always abundant, but the good years more ...
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Would a torch be considered a weapon when using a light shield and the Weapon and Torch feat?

According to the Weapon and Torch feat (Dungeonscape, p. 47) I can: Attack once with your melee weapon. If the attack hits, you also sweep your torch across your foe's eyes, dealing ld6 points of ...
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What's up with the Siberys dragonmark?

Besides taking at least two levels in the prestige class heir of Siberys (Eberron Campaign Setting 80-2), is there another method of gaining a Siberys dragonmark? For the purpose of meeting a feat's ...
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Is the land movement effect of Ice Storm subject to SR?

Ice Storm has an immediate damaging effect but also a land movement slowing effect that lasts the round. Is the land movement effect subject to SR as magical or is the slow effect a natural result of ...
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Can Conjuration spells that conjure permanent objects penetrate Antimagic barriers?

I've seen some stuff in the 3.5 community that suggests if a spell is of the Conjuration type, has an instantaneous duration, and is of the Creation sub-school that the items created are not ...
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Are there rules for sacrificing living creatures for personal gain?

What official rules exist for sacrificing living creatures? That is, outside of the standard encounter system, are there rules for using ritual murder to improve my character? If no official sources ...
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Why is holding a tower shield a bad idea?

The comments in this question seem to indicate that being a tower shield user is a very detrimental choice in character-building. Having been under the impression for a long time that tower sheilds ...
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Can a Monk “two-hand” their Unarmed Attack for the sake of Power Attack and the like?

One of the players in my group wants to know if you can basically do a double palm attack as a single attack and get double damage while using Power Attack by way of wielding a weapon with two hands. ...