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

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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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Does making a Sleight of Hand skill check really provoke an attack of opportunity?

The feat Cutpurse (Dragon Compendium Volume 1 95) has as its normal entry the following: Using Sleight of Hand in melee provokes an attack of opportunity. The feat Master Pickpocket (City of ...
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Some combat questions about the rod of ropes

Is making a ranged attack with a rod of ropes a move action, an attack, or a standard action? The description of the second function of the rod of ropes (Complete Scoundrel 116) (4,000 gp; 4 lbs.) ...
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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?
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A medusa and a beholder look at each other. What happens?

What happens when a medusa and a beholder look at each other? Will the beholder petrify, or will the medusa lose her power?
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Multiple Attacks with a Two-Handed Weapon and Off-Hand Spells [closed]

If I have a high-enough BAB to earn two attacks per round as a full-round action, can I attack with a two-handed weapon (1st attack), remove one hand from the weapon (free action) and, say, make a ...
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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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Crit Fighter in DnD 3.5

I had a friend tell me about a DnD 3.5 specialization for a fighter class, the crit fighter. Somehow, using the int score, this class would lower the die needed for a crit, and could, for instance, ...
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Can Other (non-WOTC) publishers use my OGL content?

My understanding from trying to sort through the D&D 5th Ed OGL is that any content based on Open Content is then also Open Content. That seems to mean that Other writers and publishers could use ...
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What source contains a vehicle made from a dead beholder?

A vehicle created from the corpse of a beholder, with the main eye and organs removed to make room for a pilot's seat, was published somewhere in 3.5 or 3ed Dungeons & Dragons. Does anyone know ...
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Inducing paranoia between player characters

I have a situation. My group is heading towards an elven kingdom in pursuit of a plot coupon. Unbeknownst to them, the plot coupon is evil and corrupted and is turning the royal elven family paranoid, ...
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What is a “yardstick” character build?

What does it mean to create a "yardstick" build in an RPG, specifically in Neverwinter Nights?
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If you cast an illusion then cast Invisibility on it, what does True Seeing show?

I am unsure whether or not it is possible to cast invisibility on an illusion. The question is based on the idea that you could stack illusions and/or invisibility on themselves. To illustrate the ...
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Preventing gear loss while using Change Shape?

Change Shape states the following: Any gear worn or carried by the creature that can’t be worn or carried in its new form instead falls to the ground in its space. If the creature changes size, ...
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How do I turn a NPC undead in a way that maintains all their abilities, feats, etc.?

I have an upper level NPC druid that I plan on killing and then making undead, along with his animal companion. Do the rules allow the undead animal companion in this situation? (If so does it ...
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Can a basilisk turn another basilisk to stone?

Can a basilisk turn another basilisk to stone with its petrifying gaze? If yes: then I imagine that around any basilisk herd there should be many petrified basilisks. If no: then I'm thinking that ...
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How can I bring my two bird companions back? [closed]

Someone in my party was stupid and caused a massive meteor shower which killed lots of NPCs and my two hawk companions (I'm a druid). They are dead but I really loved them, so much so my character ...
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Does a shrunken item break its confines when unshrunk?

When you put a shrunken item in a confined space and unshrink it, what happens? Does it work like "Enlarge Person"? If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains ...
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What book describes consuming vials of vampire blood to pseudo-Rage?

I know I've ran across this in one of my 3.5 books recently and I cant remember the book or much about it, and am having trouble re-locating this. There was an entry towards the front of the book for ...
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Is the spell Soul Shackles dysfunctional?

This spell from page 104 the Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition supplement Book of Vile Darkness--even more than the spell consume likeness--makes my head hurt. I'd just let it go and find a different ...
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Damage reduction and Saint template

I'm currently speaking with the DM and another player, and we're having a disagreement. I'm looking at the Saint template, listed here. The issue is that I'm being told that at Level 12+ the Saint ...
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How can a low level player attain demon prince hood? [closed]

Myself and one of my players who I frequently let CO-DM for me were wondering if there were any rules in D&D 3.5 for a low level player becoming a demon prince. The demon prince should give ...
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Can a Wizard learn to cast Cure Light Wounds from a bard scroll?

If a bard were to scribe Cure Light Wounds into a scroll, would it be possible for a Wizard to write it into his spellbook given that it's the arcane version of the spell? I know about Can a Sorcerer ...
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Can I have a character that's a soul bound onto a construct, without homebrew?

Is there a way to have a character who's a living construct, coming from a soul bound into a suit or a non-living construct? I'd like to use this as a player character. If there's a process by which ...
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Can a Sorcerer learn “Cure Light Wounds” from a scroll?

According to the book, the sorcerer can learn an unusual spell from a scroll if the spell is Arcane. A Bard can use Arcane spells, and the "Cure Light Wounds" is available on his magic table. So if I ...
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Are Demons and Half-Fiends considered Evil Outsiders for Favored Enemy?

Favored Enemy: Outsider(evil) is slightly confusing to me personally because when you look under fiends and demons the succubus is under both. Which demon is under outsider(evil) is this an exception ...
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What is the damage of Call Lightning + Maximize Spell?

If you use the Maximize Spell metamagic feat to a Druid's Call lightning, is the damage 18 per bolt (max(3d6)), 30 per bolt (max(3d10)) or does it depend on if there are clouds? The way I read "All ...
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How to throw another Player Character

In my current campaign, I play a seventh level (6 without LA) Half Giant Psychic Warrior. Another party member is a seventh level Raptoran Ranger. My Half-Giant has a strength of 27. Would it be ...
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Undead Dread Necromancer DR stacking?

Quick question regarding damage reduction.... In the Book of Vile Darkness there is a template for Bone Creature which, theoretically would allow an animated-skeleton-style character (using human as ...
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How much would it cost to create a ring of continous Shield?

I would like to craft a ring continuously giving it the effect of the level 1 spell shield. Is it possible? How much would it cost?
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Can Earth Glide be used to avoid falling damage?

If an earth elemental were to fall or drop a fair distance and hit the ground - would they be able to use earth glide to keep going/slow themselves down and negate the falling damage? Here is the ...
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How can I see what's nearby on the Plane of Shadow?

The 2nd-level Sor/Wiz spell see invisibility [div] (PH 275) allows an affected target to see nearby creatures and objects on the Ethereal Plane, but is there an inexpensive magic item or a low-level ...
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Have either of the Icewind Dale video games been published as d20-compatible adventures?

My own searches did not yield any results on adaptations of the Icewind Dale video game series' story into pen & paper adventures. All I could find were adaptions for other video games like ...
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How do I mentor a GM to-be without overwhelming him?

In our group we have several new players. They have played about 5-10 sessions so far, and one of them has shown interest in GMing and has begun the process of becoming a GM. However, the player has ...
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Traps specifically for Smart characters

Does anyone have examples or suggestions on creating traps that are harder for Smart (High INT/WIS) characters? Example: My NPC necromancer has set up his lair. In his arrogance he believes that ...
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Can a warforged make the choice to be sexually abstinent?

A player is considering the feat Vow of Chastity for his warforged. Should his magical robot be allowed to take the feat? The exalted feat Vow of Chastity in its special entry says To fulfill ...
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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 ...