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

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As a DM, how can I integrate a commerce aspect to D&D? [closed]

In my current game, two of my players are always on the lookout for "get rich quick" schemes and they are looking into establishing trade routes between cities to make money. That led to great ...
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What's the origin of the game terminology “Rocket Tag”?

I've seen a lot of people referring to 3.5 recently using the term "Rocket Tag". Specifically, where does this terminology come from, where was this specific terminology named or created, and what ...
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What would be the gold cost of a feat?

Imagine a player wanting a training in leadership by some charismatic nobleman. I am the GM and I agree with that, but I have no idea as to the time spent and the monetary compensation it would take. ...
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Unarmed Barbarian bear warrior build

My dm specifically asked me to create a barbarian to act as a high damage/tanky character to help the rest of the party survive. The party consist of a rogue, a cleric, and a caster either wizard or ...
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Where can I find the Netbook of Feats for D&D 3.5?

I remember a web page called the Netbook of Feats that had a huge list of feats for 3.5e. Does anyone know where that went?
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Is the Psionics handbook from 3.0 compatible with D&D 3.5

My local gaming shop has an old copy of the Psionics handbook from D&D 3.0, I know the name of the book for 3.5 is Expanded Psionics but I'm really a big fan of supporting local businesses and I ...
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DnD 3.5(e) source books [duplicate]

I'm currently playing a DnD 3.5 campaign and the only sources we are currently using are: the PHB, the Dungeon Master Handbook, the Monster manual. Now there seem to be a lot of other books out there,...
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Worshiping another, evil god while being a cleric of Luthic

I am an orc cleric worshiping Luthic. Can I worship an additional god like Bane or Cyric, any evil ones? Does Luthic allow that? I would like for this character to become a blackguard, if that is ...
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How long does Weapon Aptitude (Warblade class feature) last?

The Warblade class feature "Weapon Aptitude" permits transfering weapon specific feats to another weapon. The description reads: You also have the flexibility to adjust your weapon training. Each ...
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How does a magma mephit turn back into its original form?

The Magma Mephit has a neat little ability called Change Shape: Change Shape (Su) Once per hour, a magma mephit can assume the form of a pool of lava 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep. The ...
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Can I Trip or Disarm with the extra attack provided by the Snap Kick feat?

Snap Kick1 gives you an extra attack when performing an attack action. Improved Trip2 and Improved Disarm3 require an attack4, 5 to begin their special attack option. Does the extra attack from Snap ...
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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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How do I keep track of all my summoned animals?

A practical question: I am currently playing with a bunch of people and we are all relatively new to the game (including the DM). In our second campaign I decided to go for a druid… and was ...
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Animal companion: Wolf to Dire wolf

Does the animal companion wolf advance into Dire wolf when advanced as an animal companion? Furthermore does a Dire wolf gets the normal dire wolf + Druid level -6 (animal companion addons) in stats? ...
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How would a Flesh to Stone'd Hydra with Shape Stone cast on it regrow limbs once Stone to Flesh is cast on it?

So, I'm trying to make a fast food/business wizard (McCaster's Burgers). The idea being that I capture a Hydra and preserve it with flesh to stone. Whenever I need more meat for the Big Cast Burger, I ...
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Intelligent Item Dedicated Power frequency?

In the documentation for Intelligent Items, the Lesser Powers and Greater Powers that grant a spell use all have a frequency label (either 'at will' or 'N/day'), but for the Dedicated Powers, only two ...
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Pacifying touch requires a touch attack?

A question came up during a game today. The apostle of peace prestige class in the book of exalted deeds has the pacifying touch ability that says it requires you touch someone. The ability does not ...
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Wild shape reversion to true form

As far as I understand a wild shaped druid can revert to its true form with using up a wild shape charge for the day (please correct if this is wrong already). Does the druid also regain HP when ...
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About church inquisitor caster level 3.5E

So me and my group just finished our first dungeon, and I play a cleric. I'm now at level 4, and I just upgraded to a prestige class that I fit, Church Inquisitor, because it seemed easy to acquire ...
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Vampiric Touch and Hellcat Gauntlets

Vampiric Touch spell states "you gain temporary hit points equal to the damage you do". Hellcat Gauntlets deal 1-6 slashing damage per spall level on a single target spell. Would you gain the hit ...
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Do Arcane Caster Levels Count as Cleric Levels for Turning/Rebuking Checks?

If I am a Wizard, with no levels of Cleric, and I gain a domain power (through a prestige class1) that Turns X-Creatures as a Cleric Turns Undead; does my arcane caster level equal Cleric levels for ...
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Temporary hit points gained by Duskblade with Vampiric Touch

Vampiric touch deals 1-6 points of damage per 2 levels, and gives you temporary hit points equal to the damage you deal.(PHB page 298) When a Duskblade channels this spell does he receive temporary ...
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Easiest way to transition from Pathfinder to Dungeons and Dragons

I've been playing Pathfinder off and on for a couple years now, and am fairly familiar with the rules. I also heard from my brother that Pathfinder came into being as a better version of Dungeons and ...
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Can a single “opportunity” provoke multiple attacks of opportunity from the same creature?

I already know that if you take multiple "acts" while in a threatened square, you provoke multiple attacks of opportunity (for example, if you drink a potion and then move out of a threatened square) ...
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Can monsters be summoned to appear in mid-air to drop onto enemies?

I was playing a dwarven cleric who could summon small elementals, and started summoning earth elementals 10' (for instance) above enemies to basically combine my monster summoning with a crushing ...
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How to build a knight commander?

I would like to build a character for D&D 3 ed (3.5 acceptable too). My intention is to build a heavy-armored melee combatant who would be able to withstand some punishment, deal some damage and ...
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How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character? [closed]

What is the best class or classes in 3.5e to build a character that uses both a sword and either arcane magic or psionics which can be fluffed as arcane magic and focuses on fighting powerful ...
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What can I use to give hints about forgotten memories without repeating myself? [closed]

I am building a campaign for my players. I want them to have been experimented on by some evil wizard/sorcerer, and have lost memories of what happened, only knowing that something major happened and ...
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How can an infected creature weaponize its inhaled and injury diseases?

The Dungeon Master's Guide says on pages 292-3 that diseases can typically infect folks 4 ways: consumed from eating or drinking tainted matter, contact from touching an item smeared with tainted ...
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Are there any rules on the effects of barbs/teeth on a sword?

My character has acquired a long sword with barbs/teeth at one edge. This was mainly for role playing reasons (background story) but now my DM and me wonder what to do with this item. It is a non-...
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Do prestige class levels advance an Ardent's number of mantles assumed?

Let's say I'm a level 7 Ardent/4 Ectopic Adept. That combination makes me, for all intents and purposes, a level 10 Ardent when it comes to manifesting powers. Would I, at that level, assume my 5th ...
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How are Fighters Linear but Wizards Quadratic?

The phrase "Linear Fighters, Quadratic Wizards" gets bandied about a lot, but I've found I don't have a good way to explain it to newer players. The tier system post has some examples of how wizards ...
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How does a PC make a permanent extradimensional space?

In dnd 3.5/pathfinder, how can a PC make a permanent extra dimensional space? Nothing as fancy nor temporary as a Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion but with more legroom than a 20 cubic feet. The ...
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What monsters are depicted in D&D 3E's Iconic novel, “Oath of Nerull”?

Although T. H. Lain's books frequently don't reveal the names of the monsters and spells they feature, they seem to all be sourced directly from rule books, and I've generally been able to use the ...
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Multiheaded Monsters [closed]

Does anybody have a complete list of all multiheaded Monsters in DnD 3.5e? We got a vague description of a "multiheaded beast" from a witness in our current campaign and I'm trying to figure out what ...
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How does this mob grapple?

The party is teleported into the middle of a dretch mob in the adventure Fortress of the Yuan-ti (48). How many creatures can this dretch mob grapple? Does this dretch mob's grapple check suffer a −...
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If a Duskblade channels shocking grasp can he use it as a touch attack?

My Duskblade channels shocking grasp,and misses with his attack. Next round he full action attacks and misses with his first attack. For his second attack could he take his hand off his two handed ...
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DnD 3.5 Pacts with Demons question [closed]

Was wondering. Is it possible to "buy" your pact from a demon to not go to abyss. If yes...what would be the price? and what are the consequences of that? Losing power or you can keep it? did any ...
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Why do (almost all) NPCs all have average HP?

In the Monster Manual, all the monsters, even ones with class levels, have average hit points, even for their first hit die. Why do monsters have half the HP that PCs have? However, the pregenerated ...
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Nar Demonbinder & Ultimate Magus - How do they interact?

I have an Incantatrix and I am interested in getting the build Wizard 5/Incantatrix 3/Nar Demonbinder 1/Ultimate Magus 10/Incantatrix 4 as suggested in the famous Ultimate Magus Handbook However, I ...
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Do Half-Dragons Count as True Dragons?

If the requirements to be a true dragon are have the dragon types and have age categories, then it seems like a half-red dragon human would be a true dragon right?
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Would St. Cuthbert accept goblins and orcs as religious converts? [closed]

I'm playing a (LG) Cleric of St. Cuthbert in a D&D 3.5 game set in Warhammer's world. In our adventures we came upon a group of goblins and orcs, who are basically evil creatures, but we kind of ...
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Does Natural Spell grant you the ability to talk while Wildshaped?

Natural Spell grants druids the ability to cast while wildshaped. Normally, druids cannot cast in animal form because they are unable to fulfill the spell's requirements for somatic and verbal ...
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Differences between D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder

What are some of the rule changes that Pathfinder brings in comparison to D&D 3.5? I am curious what changes were made so I can explain to my group what it has to offer.
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Why do many guides say that a dwarf makes a lousy druid?

I made a dwarf druid for a campaign. It seems really good. The extra Constitution is awesome, and I don't need the Charisma, leaving the social interaction to other party members. Even the darkvision ...
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Welcome to the potion shop. What do we have for sale, again..?

Preparing a game and I've got a few NPCs with some undefined loot: "first level potion," It got me to wondering - is there a consolidated list of potions, maybe oils too, for DnD 3.5? I found the ...
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Can I brew a Lightning Bolt potion? What does it do?

If I brew a potion of lightning bolt, what happens when someone drinks it? Lightning bolt strikes them? They can cast a lightning bolt? They emit lightning that strikes where they point? Nothing ...
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How to play Lost Mine of Phandelver in 3.5e?

I'm a fairly new DM and I made the huge mistake of going all homebrew on my first campaign. I tried running LMoP with it, but it went pretty bad and we decided to just play D&D 3.5e instead. ...
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How can you tell a 3 E feat is still valid for 3.5?

In What ways exist for a creature using the XPH to get psionic attack and defense modes?, the asker speculates that one way might be a feat not updated in 3.5. That led me to the question: How can I ...
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Do Heighten Spell and Eldritch Corruption stack?

Can Heighten Spell and Eldritch Corruption stack?