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

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Can you use a mirror to get line of sight?

Some spells only require line of sight for targeting. Can you use a mirror to look around a corner and target your foe? For example, Magic Missile: The missile strikes unerringly, even if the ...
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Are there any ways to gain more uses out of weapon oils?

I could have sworn there was some way to get more use out of a weapon oil somehow. Of particular interest to me right now is the Bladeshimmer oil (Complete Scoundrel pg114). As it is, it only works ...
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Tips for running a game with multiple characters per player [closed]

I'll start with the question before the setup: Does anyone have some good tips for running a game where players have a pool of available characters and can switch the characters they play at certain ...
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What skill would you use to determine a scent?

I am not quite sure which skill scent would fall under. Our group just made our own category for it such as Spot, Listen, etc. That is working fine for use but I was just curious as if there was a ...
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What can I do with an existing feat that I later get free as a class feature?

I took the feat Weapon Finesse with a rogue. I later on multiclassed into Swashbuckler which gives me Weapon Finesse for free at 1st level. What happens with the feat I already have? Is there a way ...
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Can you use feats in the warblade maneuver emerald razor?

The diamond mind path maneuver EMERALD RAZOR states: As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack against an opponent. This is a touch attack rather than a standard melee attack. If ...
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Are thought bottles reusable?

I was reading this item on page 150 of Complete Arcane and it does not specify either way. Are these a one time use or a reusable item?
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How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?

The 25-year-old human prince of a 50-year-old small nation (total population maybe 100,000 spread out in a rather large valley among settlements no larger than 5,000 creatures each) is looking to ...
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Editable character sheet that handles multiple BAB

I've been playing a ranger class in Dungeon & Dragons 3.5 using This character sheet. A lot of the fields auto calculate (like skills and modifiers), it's a pdf so I can have it offline and still ...
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Can my fancy shirt be as tough as that guy's magical platemail?

Not as in armor bonus, but with the enchantment. If my ninja or duelist is wearing a really nice shirt in place of armor, can they have heavy fortification (or any armor enchantment) added to that ...
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Imbuing an item with Owl's Insight

According to the Magic Item Creation Rules, one can add the benefits of a spell to an item continuously for a price of Spell Level x Caster Level x 2,000 gp. There are modifiers for the spell ...
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Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential?

Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential? And how should I do this? My friend has started a new series of 3.5 D&D sessions where I have been leveling my half-elf sorceress. Due to ...
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How to deal with lazy players?

I recently had my first D&D 3.5 session and, according to the reactions, it was a great success. During the preparations, however, I have stumbled upon a problem. I have four players. For the ...
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When transforming from a race using Polymorph any Object, what changes?

In the campaign I'm in, the narrative of my character's backstory involves being raised by a race that is not her own, and she is so enamored with the race as a whole that she actively pursues the ...
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Is the Dweomerkeeper unacceptably powerful thanks to Supernatural Spell?

The Dweomerkeeper 3.5e prestige class (Complete Divine rulebook official web enhancement) provides multiple uses of "Supernatural Spell (Su)" per day as escalating benefits for class progression up to ...
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Can a prismatic sphere exist inside an antimagic shell?

This is an out of game rules argument. Prismatic sphere says This spell functions like prismatic wall... and under the description for prismatic wall there is ...but an antimagic field ...
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Which of these items should I buy for my Cleric of Mystra?

I'm playing a FR campaign as a level 7 Cleric of Mystra. I have the possibility of buying one of these two magic items: +2 Wisdom necklace A ring that gives a) nobody can see my alignment; b) ...
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Is Stormguard Warrior really that good?

I have an idea of build centered around the Crusader class, with some possible dips in Warblade/Swordsage to take advantage of the goodies in other disciplines (such as Ironheart Surge or Time Stands ...
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Max or average HP on 1st level when gaining fixed HP

Forgive me if this is a repost but I wasn't able to find any similar topics using search bar. One thing has always been bugging me, according to p. 198 of Dungeon Master's guide 3.5e, "instead of ...
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Must all attacks be melee touch attacks when using Combat Rhythm?

The tactical feat Stormguard Warrior (ToB 36) grants the use of the tactical maneuver Combat Rhythm, which says To use this option, you can choose to make melee touch attacks in place of normal ...
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Must a barbarian in a whirling frenzy take a full attack to make the extra attack?

The rage variant whirling frenzy says that While in a whirling frenzy, the barbarian may make one extra attack in a round at his highest base attack bonus, but this attack takes a -2 penalty, as ...
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Must the body remain on the Material Plane during astral projection?

The spell 9th-level Sor/Wiz spell astral projection [necro] (PH 201) is one of those high-level legacy spells dating back to at least Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1978), likely included in Dungeons ...
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Can a creature hide from a foe affected by the feat Gloom Strike?

The ambush feat Gloom Strike (Drow of the Underdark 54) has as its benefit Your sneak attack creates an aura of magical darkness that impedes your target’s vision for 3 rounds. The target takes a ...
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How can I gain more uses of a specific natural attack (or pair of natural attacks) in a turn?

I'm building around using the 3.5 Eldritch Claws* feat for my Warlock, which count as a pair of natural attacks added to the damage your Unarmed Attack deals. I would like to gain more attacks with ...
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What furniture does a beholder have in its personal quarters?

A beholder's lair is made up of several chambers and... The farthest chamber from the entrance is the beholder’s personal quarters, where the creature sleeps and studies any magic treasure it has ...
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Can a slowed or staggered character take a 5-ft step?

Both Slow spell and staggered condition restrict characters to a single standard or move action per round. Pathfinder seems more precise, explicitly adding to staggered condition (which is, in ...
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Digital character sheets?

I find it annoying and impractical to go to the library to print off character sheets (I don't have a printer at my house), so I decided to see if there were any character sheet apps for my 4th gen ...
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How can I graft a beholder eye on to my body?

I have a party of 5 players and we are all lvl 12. We have one rogue, one archer, one fighter, a wizard and I am a lvl 4 sorcerer with 3 levels of cleric and 5 lvls of mystic theurge. We recently ...
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How is the Initiator Level of a Gestalt character calculated by RAW?

Say you have a Martial Adept class on one side of your Gestalt and some other class on the other side, for sake of example let's go Rogue6//Swordsage6. By RAI, I figure that the Initiator Level takes ...
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Can you Chain Prestige Classes

Say I was an anima mage giving wizard spell caster levels. If I was to take Eldritch Knight, could I give the Anima Mage spell caster levels and it boost both the Anima mage and Wizard, or must I ...
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Do Neraphim Get any Armor Proficiency?

Outsiders get what ever armor proficiency is "described" for their race. Only Description I've seen for Neraphim: Neraphim also prefer to wear strangely colorful body-covering bone spiked ...
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Where do you pick up on a class after taking a prestige class?

So if I go Duskblade level 5, then get Abjurant Champion level 5, then go back to Duskblade, will I get level 11, or level 6 for Duskblade? The Abjurant Champion adds 5 levels to Duskblade, so I ...
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What are the limits to the genesis power?

As part of some fairly silly nonsense, I've suggested the use of the genesis power to a colleague. The power, as stated, allows the caster to: You determine the environment within the demiplane ...
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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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What is the weight of an astral construct?

Nowhere in the astral construct power description does it say what the weights of the resulting constructs are. I have a feeling that I've seen somewhere that ectoplasm has negligible weight, but I ...
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Do you use components when casting spells if you are a divine caster?

Does a divine caster need to use components when casting non-divine spells? For example does a druid casting Flare need to use the verbal casting component? Citations are greatly appreciated.
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Is there a way to completely eliminate the penalties for Two-Weapon Fighting?

From what I can tell, using Two-Weapon Fighting and having a Light weapon in your offhand at best reduces the penalty to -2/-2. Is there an official 3.5 method of completely eliminating this penalty? ...
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Can a Runesmith make more than one Permanent Rune?

Can my Runesmith use his Permanent Rune ability to make more than one Spell Permanent?
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Counter to Celestial Brilliance

The cleric in my party makes frequent use of the spell Celestial Brilliance (from Book of Exalted Deeds) and I've been doing some research on the web. Most people I've seen in other forums tend to ...
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How to improve the Diplomacy skill mechanic in D&D 3.Xe and Pathfinder?

In D&D 3rd Edition, 3.5 Edition, and even Pathfinder, it is ridiculously easy as a player to purposely or inadvertently break the skill system, especially with Diplomacy. For example: A level 5 ...
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Example implementations of time limits on player actions in combat [closed]

Several questions (like this one) suggest imposing time limits on players to speed up combat. Those suggestions usually lack expertise on the topic. I’m looking for your experience on that matter. ...
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If a character has the TWF feat from 3.5 and the Ambidexterity feat from 3.0, does this remove the TWF penalty?

I'm not exactly sure how these would stack if they were both allowed. Would the -2/-2 with a light weapon and TWF be eliminated or would it be exactly the same (thus making Ambidexterity obviously ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a basis in the rules for its GP cost for its abilities?

As per the SRD: This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any Elemental Plane its enhancement bonus increases to +2. (The +2 enhancement bonus also applies on the ...
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Can a soulknife with quickdraw use iaijutsu focus?

A soulknife of 5th level can create a mindblade as a free action. Iaijutsu focus requires you to draw your weapon to deal extra damage. Could I, for example, create a mindblade inside a sheathe then ...
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Can a character meet prerequisites using a magic item?

Just as the title says, I'm wondering if a character can meet the prerequisites of a particular choice (feat, prestige class, etc.) by using a magic item that grants the prerequisite? As an example: ...
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Does Draconic Breath qualify for Metabreath Feats?

I stumbled upon an interesting feat called Draconic Breath in the Complete Arcane and decided to read up on it. It reads as follows: [Draconic] You can convert your arcane spells into a ...
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What is the manifesting time for a quickened power?

Quicken Power from 3.5 states that You can perform another action, even manifest another power, in the same round that you manifest a quickened power. But it doesn't state if the manifesting ...
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Can a demilich use its spell-like abilities on itself?

The demilich, an epic monster originally from the Epic Level Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition and nominally updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by the SRD and Conversion Book, has the ...
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Can Cleric attempt to turn undead instead of usual attack of opportunity?

Turning undead is a supernatural ability that a character can perform as a standard action. It does not provoke attacks of opportunity. You must present your holy symbol to turn undead. Turning is ...
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Can Ability Score increases caused by magic items qualify me for feats?

As far as I know, only a player character's non-temporary ability scores are considered for taking feats, taking prestige classes, etc. Meanwhile, any ability bonus that comes from spells, or magic ...