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

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Does Mystic shield + Starmantle destroy magic weapons?

Starmantle destroys nonmagical weapons. Mystic Shield says: A mystic shield also negates the enhancement bonuses and special properties of magic weapons used against the target. Does this mean ...
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How to counter high-level players using scry and teleport / How to maintain intrigue?

So, my Eberron campaign has gotten to the point where the players are level 18, and they are resolving many of their issues by scrying on their enemies, and simply teleporting to them in moments of ...
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need help determining challenge rating of homebrew monster [on hold]

I am creating a homebrew monster based on both a medium size fire elemental and on a zombie. that is to say it will have all of the fire elemental and zombie traits and some of the appearance (being ...
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Can I play a follower of a deity similar to Xom?

I have barely any experience in tabletop RPGs, but a friend of mine is planning to host something fantasy-esque (I suspect 3.5) in the near future, so I got the urge to try something similar to Xom's ...
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How does an Artificer's “Retain Essence” feature interact with EVIL or CURSED Magic?

I can't find anything that even addresses an Artificer using his Retain Essence ability on Evil/Cursed items. I have my own thoughts on the answer but I can't find anything written to confirm/refute ...
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Is there a way for a vampire to share its blood to make a human stronger? [duplicate]

In some role-playing games, a vampire can share its blood with a human without turning the human into a full vampire, and, usually, this results in a human with some minor vampire-themed powers and a ...
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Reduce a one-hand weapon to a light weapon? [closed]

Is there any way to reduce a weapon's category from one-handed to a light weapon? I.e. make a scimitar usable with Weapon Finesse?
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Custom Devlin's ring combined with the quiver of Anariel

I'm having a small disagreement with a good friend and, like a good patient, I'd like a second opinion. The Complete Book of Eldritch Might, (3.5 revised) has a fantastic ring that creates infinite ...
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Does the spell Dimensional Anchor stop Shadow Jaunt?

Does the spell Dimensional Anchor stop the ability Shadow Jaunt from the Tome of Battle?
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Unique D&D 3.5 artifacts and magic items from Dungeon Adventures? [on hold]

In which issues of Dungeon Adventures and Dragon Magazines can I find unique artifacts and magic items for D&D 3.5? I am looking for new ideas which I could use in my campaign, but I am fed up ...
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What are the effects of losing your feat prerequisite?

I have a human cleric with the Extend Spell feat thanks to the domain power of the Spell domain. The first level human bonus feat was spent on Persistent Spell and the regular first level feat was ...
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Can you choose to add a template to a druid's animal companion instead of adding a hit die?

One of my fellow players posed a scenario that I can't really find a satisfactory answer to. A level 10 character has the Wild Cohort feat and can have an animal companion as a level 7 druid. Since he ...
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Which Outsider features and traits does the Apotheosis class feature grant?

According to the Apotheosis class feature of the Knight of the Sacred Seal prestige class, found in Tome of Magic, "your type changes to outsider, and you gain the native subtype (see the perfect self ...
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Can a fundamentally deceptive character work?

This question is in the spirit of another question I asked before. I would like to explore a style of role-playing in DnD (specifically 3.5e) that may be slightly different from how characters usually ...
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Can Aereni Focus and Skill Focus be stacked?

Aereni Focus says that it counts as Skill Focus for meeting requirements/prerequisites. So, for instance, I could take Aereni Focus (Listen) and I would qualify for the Keen-Eared Scout feat through ...
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What are the major differences between D&D 3.0 and D&D 3.5?

I haven't played D&D in decades and came across the PH & DMG for both the 3.0 and 3.5. editions free (score!). I played avidly as a kid but it's literally been 25+ years, so I have no ...
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In Black Company, do ambush + sniper shot stack?

In the Black Company campaign setting, does a scout's ambush damage stack with their sniper shot damage, or does one take precedence?
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Striking back against a malevolent GM

I have a GM in our D&D game who is being extremely problematic and toxic in our D&D game. The last session we were in, the five of us were exploring the desert seeking out a pyramid where a ...
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Rules for hybrid dragons? (mixed colors)

I run a campaign (Pathfinder mostly, with several house rules) in which I had an idea to incorporate a shadow/red dragon hybrid. It goes well with the story and the entire concept of the setting, but ...
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Typing non-lethal damage and its interaction with DR

In this answer, bacrossland suggests that throwing enemies should inflict non-lethal damage on them. While this is an eminently reasonable suggestion, it leaves one thing open: by RAW, what type is ...
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How can I get more spell slots for an ultimate magus without resorting to the feat Extra Slot?

I'm planning on a wizard/warmage/ultimate magus build. By level 15 the character'll have caster level 11 in both classes, yet 5 levels remain. I want to save the character's feats for metamagic feats, ...
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Can you reduce casting times in The Black Company magic system?

In The Black Company's magic system, it is possible to increase the casting time of a spell in order to reduce its DC to cast. Is it possible to do the reverse, increasing the DC to make it faster?
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My ranger has tamed an absurd number of Animal Companions with Handle Animal

One of my players is a ranger and she is really, really into animals so every time I design an encounter with an animal as an enemy she automatically tries to tame it and make it a companion. As a ...
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How to improve a character with Vow of Poverty [AC; Hitpoints; Charisma; Constitution]?

Despite templates, items granting inherent bonuses and permanency-spells, how can a character be improved? Are there places to which the character can travel that would get him mechanical benefits ...
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Drinking Bless Weapon Oil

A player picked up a bottle of bless weapon oil and is wanting to know what happens if he drinks it, and I cannot find any specifications on this. I would guess that nothing would happen but was ...
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Where do I find the DC to craft a magic item?

Playing a 3.5 campaign I'm a 3rd level Warforged Artificer and I've just really started to get the money to look into seriously crafting stuff and have unlocked Craft Wondrous Items as a 3rd level ...
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Is swordsage profficient with bastard sword?

The Bastard sword's description: A bastard sword is too large to use in one hand without special training; thus, it is an exotic weapon. A character can use a bastard sword two-handed as a martial ...
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How can I handle a disruptive player with thin skin?

My problem is that I have a player who Takes everything that happens to his character personally and then throws tantrums, and Metagames consistently. We run a very homebrew game, all players know ...
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How to use spot checks in a wilderness encounter?

The wilderness adventures section (DMG pp. 86-95) lists spotting distances for wilderness encounters. I.e. the maximum distance at which a Spot check for detecting the nearby presence of others ...
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Can I use fabricate to turn gold coins into ingots worth three times as much gold?

I was reading through some spells and I came across Fabricate. This gave me a solid moment of pause. Particularily, "Material Component: The original material, which costs the same amount as the raw ...
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What classes would fit a singing assassin?

My friend is going to create a character of a virtuso assassin. If I understand him correctly, he'd like to be someone with split personality. A successful, well-known musician, who becomes a ruthless ...
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How to get dodge & mobility without using up feats?

I want my 8th level character to become a Dervish on next level. Is it possible to get dodge and mobility without the need to get them as feats? I have several other feats, that I want to get earlier. ...
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Is this how to hide?

I know that Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 is a pretty lousy stealth simulator--which is probably why I've not seen a lot of folks try to play characters that hide--, but I want to clarify the hiding rules ...
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Does vampire lord paladin gain bonus to saves equal to twice his charisma modifier?

Divine Grace (Su) At 2nd level, a paladin gains a bonus equal to her Charisma bonus (if any) on all saving throws. Vampire lord template Same as the base vampire, plus the vampire lord ...
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Is there a way to make a wyrmling dragon become an adult via anything from any book?

My party of adventurers have fought two black dragon wyrmlings now, for two different reasons, because of two different modules, maybe the authors from WoTC really dig the Dragon half of the game's ...
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Can dragon fire adept's breath weapon deal nonlethal damage?

Dragonfire adept player wants to gain Vow of Peace feat, which demands you to deal nonlethal damage to humanoids and monstrous humanoids. Is it possible or not? Please note, that he has Vow of Poverty ...
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How can I trade the ability to speak for a bonus to sleight of hand, for a character inspired by Teller?

I'm creating a sleight of hand–based character and have drawn a fair bit of inspiration from Teller, of Penn and Teller. To further the connection, how can I trade away the ability to speak for a ...
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How does time work in 3.5/Pathfinder?

I am wondering about preparing spells per day. How long is a day? One session? Also some spells last 15 minutes. How long is that during a combat encounter?
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How to achieve highest possible charisma at 20th level?

I must keep the details secret, but I have to create a character which has highest possible charisma at 20th ECL(LA buyoff possible, which means character can be like 20 rogue death knight). It must ...
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How would I build a master magic item crafter/blacksmith type character?

So I had this idea for a character who is basically obsessed with magic items, making, collecting, using, having, any and every magic item he can get his hands on: effectively a batman type character. ...
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Can you use scent to track in the air?

I saw a dragon flying in the air, I am at its approximate height, can I track in the air using the scent ability while flying?
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How do bloodlines work with prestige classes that increase another class's caster level?

Unearthed Arcana on Bloodline Levels says A bloodline level grants no increase in base attack bonus or base save bonuses, no hit points or skill points, and no class features. It counts as a ...
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List of Additional Uses for Skills

The Players Handbook outlines how skills work. However, some splat books also list additional uses for skills. For example, Complete Adventurer outlines a use for Sense Motive which will allow you to ...
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How can I save myself irregularly from a huge amount of damage that would kill me?

So, I'm playing a character who can deal substantial damage for its level with a single weapon hit, using warmage edge, arcane channeling and bunch of other loopholes. My DM recently mentioned that ...
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Can Class-granted templates stack with other templates that would negate the original?

ok. Potential Rules Break here. Playing a gestalt 3.5 game. I am a Cleric and Dread Necromancer. At level 15, I have 9 levels of Walker in the Waste from cleric on one side of the progression, 12 ...
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Can Dwarven fighters or any non-casting Class create “magic” weapons?

I would like to discuss how did Bruenor Battlehammer craft Aegis-fang. According to the Forgotten Realms Campaign Manual, Bruenor does not have any spell casting class and no mention of an Inscribing ...
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Where are Enhancement prices for magic items?

I'm a fairly new DM, and one of my players continually asks for page references for everything. I have seen on the exchange plenty of questions regarding price adjustments when adding enhancement to ...
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Are there rules in D&D 3.5 for characters who smoke?

I was building a venerable Dragonwrought Kobold character, and as part of my mental image of him I pictured him having a smoking habit- like the old "tobacco leaves in a pipe" kind. Thing is though, ...
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How is Polymorph “broken”?

I have read numerous posts from various websites saying that the wizard/sorceror spell "polymorph" breaks game balance. Even Wizards of the Coast somewhat admits that. Sticking to just the core ...