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

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3.5 harm and greater harm

Does anyone know why Harm deals 10 damage per caster level (max 150) and Greater Harm "only" 1d12 per caster level (max 20d12) ? Even at 20th level Harm (150 damage) is more efficient than Greater ...
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Can Spiritjaws hold a manifested ghost or an incorporeal creature?

Can Spiritjaws be used to grapple a manifested ghost or an incorporeal creature? On the one hand incorporeal subtype says that incorporeal creatures can't be grappled. On the other hand force effects ...
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Does Darkness dispel Dancing Lights?

Drow vs. Elves in a dungeon with no natural light. Torch light for elven party. If a drow drops a darkness spell on an object in the middle of the party are they effectively blind? If they had a ...
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Some practical questions about the rod of ropes

Depending on your generation, the rod of ropes (Complete Scoundrel 116) (4,000 gp; 4 lbs.) is either a Bat-claw, a hookshot, or both, but Dungeons and Dragons 3.5's attempt to simulate this complex ...
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What book contains this antlered humanoid fey?

In one of the later Monster Manuals, there was a Fey called something like "Master of the Forest" It took the form of a human male with antlers. Can anyone confirm or correct the name and tell me ...
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D&D 3.5 ranger combat styles — forbid other sources of same feats?

In my Dungeons and Dragons campaign, my co-players and I are having a little bit of a struggle with my character's feats. My character is a fighter(2)/ranger(2) dual class. For my fighter feat I chose ...
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How to set up a Castle Siege? [closed]

I am running a war, for my players. They have won a battle pushing their opponent back into a citadel within the cliffs. I am looking for stories, suggestions, or more importantly rules on how to ...
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Can metamagic feats be applied to (Sp) abilities?

For instance, lets say you are a Drow wizard, and you have taken Quicken Spell as a metamagic feat. You wish to Quicken your innate darkness ability, so that you can throw down a cloak of magical ...
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Does a burst centred on the caster affect the caster?

I was wondering whether a burst effect centered on you affects you. The Dread Necromancer from Heroes of Horror has a Negative Energy Burst — does it affect her? Also, the player has the Tomb-Tainted ...
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How do price discounts stack?

I am making an artificer that is optimized for making items. I currently have Extraordinary Artisan (-25% price), apprenticeship(-10% price) and mercantile background(-25% price, DM allowed me to buy ...
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Can you retry a failed Turn Undead attempt?

In AD&D if you tried to turn undead and failed to roll high enough to turn that hit die of undead, you could not retry turning that same undead. In 3.5 I don't see that restriction. So can you ...
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Is the Cancer Mage overpowered?

I am running a D&D 3.5 campaign, and a player wants to go for the Cancer Mage prestige class in the Book of Vile Darkness. Is this prestige class overpowered, as defined in this question?
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How to do mobs of monsters with class levels?

The level 11 PCs are going to raid a tower/school filled with low-level wizards/clerics/fighters of a variety of races and levels. Is there a more elegant way to simulate the massive amount of ...
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Is an exhausted character also fatigued?

An exhausted character moves at half speed. If a character has a speed of 30 feet he moves at 15 when exhausted. Can he run or charge when exhausted or is he also fatigued? Is an exhausted character ...
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Can the Fatespinner's Spin Fate ability be used after the target roll is made?

In 3.5 the Fatespinner prestige class has the ability Spin Fate: as a free action a Fatespinner can add a point or more of DC to one spell. Can this be done after the target's save roll or must it be ...
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How to deal with the differences in perception between group characters?

I struggle with the following : You enter the room and a dark, old man dressed with a humble and threadbare mantle is prattling in a corner. When he sees you, he stands up and comes forward, ...
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How to make and set up Army scale battles

I am nearing the climax of a nearly year and a half story, and before the final boss I wanted to have a massive army scale battle. This is a 3.5 game, the armies will be mostly using martial weapons, ...
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As a Duskblade can I Power Attack Shocking Grasp the hinges off an iron door?

Scenario My party approached an iron door in a dungeon and our rogue failed its Open Lock skill check. My duskblade took the opportunity to try and break the door. I have knowledge of hardness and ...
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First levels of a Wildshape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms

I'm looking for advice on how to play the first levels of a character I'm building. The character is a Wild Shape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms, so in particular I need tips on what to do the ...
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Return once more to the Light Side

In my campaign a level 13 paladin PC is about battle a blackguard. Eventually, the paladin will realize the blackguard is a former colleague who fell from grace. I'm sure the player will want to turn ...
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How to become a natural Lycanthrope?

In D&D 3.5, you can become an aflicted Lycanthrope if a natural lycanthrope of the same size category bites you and you fail the fortitude save. I wonder, though, how does one become a natural ...
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Vow of Poverty in Wild Shape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms?

I was thinking of a new Master of Many Forms build and how Vow of Poverty would fit into it. The campaing is low level and I would like to be relevant starting from level one. Here is what I got so ...
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Can a Wild Shaped druid open or close a door?

In D&D 3.5e, can a Wild Shaped Druid interact with mundane objects, such as doors, gates, and the likes? (Clearly, most non-Tool User shapes aren't going to allow for them to use fine tools such ...
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Do corpsecrafter (and related) feats apply when making a Necropolitan?

One of my players is planning to play as a Dread Necromancer Necropolitan. Necropolitan is a template that can be added to players (and other humanoid creatures) described in Libris Mortis. ...
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What happens when two casters try to command the same undead?

Let's assume there are two characters that have the same level, class, charisma score etc. Basically, they are identical when we're just looking at the numbers and stats. Both of them cast Command ...
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Do multiple hits with Touch of Idiocy stack ability damage?

Do multiple hits with Touch of Idiocy stack ability damage? If not do you just count the hit with the highest damage? Checked this in several discussion forums and found conflicting answers.
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When are you “in range” of a spell's effects?

Based on this question: Can I dismiss a spell one target at a time? A follow-up. When are you considered "in range" of a spell's effects? The SRD says: If the Duration line ends with "(D)," you ...
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Can I dismiss a spell one target at a time?

If I cast a multiple-target spell with the (D) quality on my friends, can I dismiss the effect from one target while keeping it active on all the others? For example: I cast hide from undead on ...
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Can dwarves ride riding dogs?

I am making a druid and I'm trying to decide between having a riding dog and a wolf as an animal companion. Can dwarves ride riding dogs? That could be the deciding factor.
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Can one “cross-shape” as a Druid?

As a Druid with multiple per-day uses of Wild Shape, can I "cross shape" directly from one wild form into another without going through my humanoid form first? (Say, starting off as a bird perched on ...
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Standard action maneuver AoO

Can you use a standard action maneuver, say mountain hammer, on an attack of opportunity?Could you channel a spell as a dusk blade on an attack of opportunity?
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How to kill a Boneleaf in D&D 3.5?

The Boneleaf is a monster in Heroes of Horror, D&D 3.5 page 143. The creature that the party generally encounters is actually a part of a much larger, subteranean monster that has 1D6+6 other ...
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What is an effective way to disguise an undead riding horse?

I am playing a level 7 Necropolitan Dread Necromancer and I am thinking of killing and raising my Light Horse. However, I can't come up with good means to disguise him from the commoners and other ...
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Does a slender pillar grant just bonuses or does it also grant other benefits?

Miscellaneous Features on Slender Pillar says These pillars are only a foot or two across, so they don’t occupy a whole square. Place a dot in the center of each square that has a slender pillar ...
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What is the lowest level wizard spell that will allow me to see through concealment?

Just as the title says, I'm looking for the lowest level spell on the wizard spell list that will allow me to negate the miss chance on ranged attacks imposed by concealment such as that given by ...
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Can a “theurge” prestige class increase the level of a different “theurge” prestige class?

Consider a build something along these lines: Wizard (some levels) Cleric (some levels) Mystic Theurge (advancing Wizard and Cleric spellcasting) Binder (some levels) Anima Mage (advancing Binder ...
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Are creatures outlined by Faerie Fire concealed by Obscuring Mist?

Faerie Fire: A pale glow surrounds and outlines the subjects. Outlined subjects shed light as candles. Outlined creatures do not benefit from the concealment normally provided by darkness (though ...
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Stacking Multiple Initiator Classes

If i'm playing with a Swordsage 13/Warblade 2/Master of Nine 5, what will my Initiator level be? Is it one of these?: 20 (12 SS + 2 WB + 5 Mo9); 19 (12 SS + 1 (Half WB Progression) + 5 Mo9); 13 ...
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Is this custom Sniper Crossbow magic item correctly priced?

I have created this custom Sniper Crossbow, but I'm very bad at judging how it shhould be priced so I'm asking for some feedback. Is this overpowered/underpriced? Sniper's Crossbow This +1 ...
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Can you tell when you've been Smitten?

The Paladin of one of my players is about to encounter a Black Guard during a jousting competition. The Black Guard will probably use smite attacks against him. Would a creature know it is the ...
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What do Martial Discipline Weapons cost?

I have questions about the price of discipline weapons from Tome of Battle. What is the price of a +1 (some discipline) dwarven waraxe, +2,000 gp or +8,000 gp? Does it give me a +1 bonus to damage? ...
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Is an enhancement bonus due to invested essentia sufficient to overcome DR X/magic?

Magic of Incarnum describes several soulmelds that when shaped or bound grant the meldshaper one or more natural weapons. When a meldshaper invests essentia into some of these soulmelds, these natural ...
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Summoned Sun Creatures?

One of the PCs in my campaign is a cleric of the campaign's sun god. I want to customize the cleric's summon monster list with sun-themed creatures. Rather than the celestial template, is there a ...
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Optimizing a grappler druid build

I am about to start on a pre-made adventure, for which I intend to use a grappling druid. We are allowed only to use core books & the complete series, I have the following concept in mind and ...
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If I kill myself with Death Devotion, do I keep my Cleric Levels?

Related to: Do negative levels bestowed by Death Devotion work like energy drain? If I use Death Devotion to kill myself through level loss, I rise as a wight, but do I keep my Cleric level when ...
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How can the spell blood frenzy be put in an eternal wand?

My barbarian needs more rage, so I'd like to equip the party with an eternal wand of blood frenzy, but an eternal wand can only employ an arcane spell. How can an eternal wand (Magic Item Compendium ...
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A Technical EL Problem in D&D3.5

I have a question on how to give the correct experience to my party. In the first fight they had: 6 x Skeletons (6 x CR 1/3 = EL 2) 1 x Ogre Skel. (CR 3) 1 x Level 2 Cleric (CR 2) 2 x Gnoll (2 x CR ...
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Do you lose flanking from Island of Blades stance if you're invisible?

If you are in Island of Blades stance do you and your allies lose your flanking bonus if you are invisible?
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Do negative levels bestowed by Death Devotion work like energy drain?

The feat Death Devotion says Once per day as a swift action, you can cause one of your melee weapons to radiate negative energy for 1 minute. When you make a successful attack with this weapon, ...
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Monster traits classification and implementation in a database

Also I don't know the 3,5 edition very well, because I am not a "paper-and-pencil" player and just a computer gamer, who saw this system in several games. I am trying to build a "monster calculator" ...