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

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Can a character use a quickened action during an AoO?

I can't quite figure out how this works: I caused an AoO and an enemy dragon used a quickened breath weapon (free action) on me as an AoO, while the rule states that an AoO is a single melee ...
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How do you alter encounter difficulty in regards to decreased party size?

Encounters are usually written in advance and balanced against the makeup and the abilities of the party. Sometimes though the party makeup when writing such an encounter in advance and when actully ...
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How does one become a god?

How does one become a deity? I read Deities and Demigods, but some things are either not explained or not mentioned at all. Do you have to get a blessing from a god with 20+ divinity? Can you ...
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Is a Dragonwrought Kobold a True Dragon?

The Monster Manual refers to some creatures with the Dragon type as “True Dragons,” and some later books refer to True Dragon status as a prerequisite for various options. Races of the ...
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Can you cast epic spells before character level 21?

OK, probably never going to come up in the vast majority of games, but I found a prestige class in the Plot and Poison a Guidebook to the Drow, which advances spell casting (at every odd level of the ...
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Does Monkey Grip allow wielding 2 handed weapons in 1 hand?

As typical in D&D a friend and I are having a debate, this time about whether or not Monkey Grip (3.5 complete warrior feat) allows a medium creature to wield a 2-handed medium weapon with one ...
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Adjusting Modules for More Players

I am planning on running a D&D 3.5 campaign soon. I underestimated how many of my friends would be interested, and my group of 4 has quickly turned into a group of 6. I have seen various ...
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Options for leveraging non-lethal damage

What options exist for creating a character focused on doing solely non-lethal damage? Are there ways to have increased damage output compared to a lethal-damage-dealing characters by accepting the ...
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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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Is there any good place on the internet that hosts monster playtests?

I've been a DM for a while for 3.5. I've run many NPC characters, however only a small fraction of monsters out of the books (comparatively). Also, I like to use templates liberally as well as advance ...
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Where can I find online playtesters to test encounters before presenting them to my group?

I'm setting up the end of my campaign and I have 4 "mini-boss" fights (& Final BOSS fight) that I'm trying to make extremely tough but also winnable. I don't want to just slaughter my PCs after ...
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Can a non-action be taken as part of an OA/reaction?

Some acts, such as dropping items or speaking, are consistently considered "non-actions" in the D&D rules (I'm asking about 3.5e in this question, but it seems that this is consistent among all ...
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How tall is a Wall of Water? Can it be made wider at the cost of making it lower?

If a wall of water is more than 5 ft tall, could it be shortened to 5 ft to make it wider? It would still be within the casting range of the caster and is really only meant to be an obstacle for ...
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Shadow Template ECL 6 can obtain Fast Healing 2? Ways to Obtain Fast Healing?

In the Lord of Madness pg. 168 the shadow template states you can pick an ability from their list every 4HD. The template comes with a +2 la but dosen't that mean you can have Fast healing 2 by CL4 ...
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What is the maximum skill bonus that can be crafted into a magic item?

So, I know that a weapon enchantment caps out at +10 or 200K GP value. But what about skill increasing items? It seems pretty cheap to get a +10 ring of Jump. (10,000 GP) But I remember reading ...
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How can I hide a quiver or arrows? How big is a quiver?

I am trying to figure out how hiding something like a quiver would work or if there is a way to do this at all. Would hiding a quiver use a slight of hand check as the DC to spot? This quiver doesn't ...
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How can a creature with the extraplanar subtype avoid being sent forcibly back to its native plane?

Theory here but this will be a Changeling with the extraplanar subtype from the Dark Template. The character is currently martial rogue and has huge dumps into skills for infiltration and subterfuge. ...
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How does extraplanar work in 3.5 vs Outsider and Native?

What IS an Outsider vs a Native and what is the Extraplanar subtype? To my understanding an Outsider is from another plane so they have the Extraplanar subtype added when on a different plane than ...
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Adding spells to enchanted weapons

So, quick and simple. D&D 3.5 for relevance Can you enchant a 1/day spell onto a pre-enchanted weapon. If so, is it a cost increase, or + increase? Lets say I have a +3 longsword. I go out and I ...
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Giant's Wrath and Full Attack?

The Spell Giant's Wrath (Spell Compendium, p. 105) states you can throw one of the enchanted pebbles as an attack action. Does that mean I can throw multiple pebbles as a full Attack provided I ...
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How do 2 pairs of wings work?

I have a character that has a pair of draconic wings from the feat of the same name. I would like to use the cloak of the dragon from complete champion page 138. It says that I "grow a pair of ...
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What explanation do the D&D devs have for designing spontaneous casters to lose out on a spell level compared to prepared casters?

In D&D 3.x, spontaneous full casters (like the Sorcerer or Oracle) gain their higher level spells a level later than the equivalent prepared caster classes (like Wizard and Cleric). For example, ...
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Does allowing players to choose spells from the Spell Compendium unbalance the game

Druids and Clerics (and also Paladins and Rangers) have, compared to other spellcasters, the advantage that they can prepare spells from a fairly big pool of spells. Now, if you let your players ...
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Is there a class that can change their weapon's form?

Is there any class in D&D 3.5e that can change its weapon's form? For example having a Longsword and changing its form to be a spear.
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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 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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How can I equip a psion shaper without being reduced to clothless poverty?

Here's the story: All I wanted to do was make an honest-to-god no cheese robot-building psion. But to make a very mediocre creature that deals a whooping 1d6 + 9 damage with an attack at level 9 I ...
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Can a longbow be stored in a glove of storing?

Glove of storing states that The item can weigh no more than 20 pounds and must be able to be held in one hand The longbow requires 2 hands to be USED, but it doesn't say it can't be held in one ...
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Does Adaptive Style really let you recover expended maneuvers?

You can change your readied maneuvers at any time by taking a full-round action. If you’re a crusader, your current granted maneuvers are lost and you gain new granted maneuvers as if you had ...
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Do crusader and warblade stances stack?

Since maneuvers readied from crusaders and warblades stack, can I have a crusader stance and a warblade stance active at once?
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Can a martial character ready the same maneuver multiple times simultaneously?

All the martial classes from ToB have different methods of preparing and re-preparing maneuvers, but the basic mechanics are pretty much the same for all of them (well, maybe just two, except the ...
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Will adding spells to the Duskblade Spell list unbalance play?

I'm wanting to build a GMPC Duskblade character for a gestalt game. I've read different sources with spells and thought of a number to add. Here's the complete spell list (regular Duskblade spells ...
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Can I use 4th edition Power (Spell) cards in a 3.5e game session?

Can I use Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Power Cards in a 3.5 game? I haven't actually looked into the 4e power cards, because I play 3.5e and didn't think spells changed from 3.5 to 4th edition; ...
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Non-feat-based ways to decrease ACP and bash with tower shields?

I've got a character who is to dual wield tower shields. The challenges are attacking, as well as the feat cost. I've done most of the work on GitP. In Plot and Poison: A Guidebook to Drow, there is ...
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How easy is it for a non-spellcaster to enable coups de grace?

Basic question: what are the ways in which a mundane character can cause coup de grace? Are there any ways that haven't been listed here? Sure, coup de grace is a really low level technique, save for ...
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How to do I show my players it's their own damn fault, without making them feel bad?

Somewhat related to my other question. At this point, the players in my game have travelled through a Kobold Empire. They have killed Ogres for them. They have slain a Dragon and given them back ...
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What are the best ways to move and full-attack in the same round?

One of the most important things for any physical fighter to accomplish is to maximize the amount of time you spend full-attacking. Once you have BAB +6, not full-attacking halves your potential ...
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What options does a Rogue have to tackle Wizard and Cleric party members who are planning betrayal? [closed]

Are there any tricks a high-level rogue can do which can temporarily distract a high-level cleric and/or wizard? The Situation: I play a 17th level rogue. I have reason to believe the party's 18th ...
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Are the 3.5e Dragonlance books third party or offical works?

When 3rd edition rolled around Wizards of the Coast handed the maintence of the Dragonlance setting to Sovereign Press, the printing company owned by Dragonlance co-founder Margaret Weis. They ...
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What book are the bloodvelds from?

Our DM and the other DM in our party distinctly recall seeing a creature called a "bloodveld" in a D&D 3.5e book. This creature is a colorless aquatic ooze that feeds on the blood of whatever it ...
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How do I portray a xenophobic, manipulative, evil noble?

My players, after having travelled through a big Kobold empire to find a temple, finally encountered the temple, only to find it inhabited by a Dragon. They bump into the Kobold who had been tracking ...
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How to handle “extra” skill points? [closed]

I'm building a GMPC character who's backstory involves learning forging from a smith father and learning violin (perform [string instruments]) from his mother. I don't want to waste points where I ...
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Binder Apparatus Binding Traits List

So I've been considering creating a new character, and was looking at the homebrew Binder class. My question pertains to the Binder's Apparatus Binding class feature. I've been looking for a ...
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Where did the Eladrin come from?

Fiendish Codex I (p. 105 and onwards) details the war at the start of the multiverse between the forces of Law (all of the gods and their servants) against the forces of Chaos (the obyrith and their ...
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Can I use a full attack and natural attacks in the same round?

I'm playing a 7th level monk variant in D&D 3.5e and I'm a werewolf. The variant has a 1 for 1 BAB. (level 1 = BAB+1) If I'm in hybrid form, Can I make my 2 standard attacks followed by 2 claws ...
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What happens if a wizard uses Command Undead to command an undead to keep fighting even though it has been Turned by a Cleric

The cleric's turn undead ability sends undead fleeing, but the wizard's spell Command Undead enables him to give orders to the same undead. What happens when a Wizard uses Command Undead to force a ...
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Is there a spear that is considered a light weapon?

I would like for followers of one of my characters to be a Phalanx Fighting army. However, the feat Phalanx Fighting text states: If you are using a heavy shield and a light weapon... If I ...
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How well can a Truenamer (the recreated, GitP, The Way Words Work version) cover for the role played by a divine caster?

I am in a D&D 3.5e campaign (custom setting) where the party is all 1st-level and consists of: Halfling Druid with partial alternate class features, no animal companion yet and a quarterstaff ...
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Could you be able to hide your mount with HiPS?

Would you be able to hide your mount with Hide in Plain Sight (assuming you've got a way to quiet the noise (like magical barding/horse shoes), which to be honest, is not particularly hard to get a ...
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Do you roll for an ability score your character doesn't have?

When creating a character, and specifically when generating its stats by dice-rolling, do you still roll the same number of times when you don't use all the ability scores? As an example, would a ...