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

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Ways to improve a Warlock's counterspelling capabilities

How do I make counterspelling more efficient for a 3.5 Warlock? I've looked over a few caster builds for counterspelling; however not much seems useful/useable for a Warlock. We are jumping into ...
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Is gliding considered as a move action?

Gliding is usually listed as an extraordinary ability, for example the Raptoran entry in RotW (pg. 68): Gliding (Ex): A raptoran can use her wings to glide, negating damage from a fall of any ...
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Does Enlarge Person stack with Expansion

Do the Psionic Power "Expansion" stack with the Arcane Spell "Enlarge Person"? The Expansion power reads: This power causes instant growth, doubling your height, length, and width and multiplying ...
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How to force enemies to attack the tank?

I am having a group, in which I play as a Crusader. I specialised to be a support tank - I can shrug off respectable amounts of damage all the while improving the rest of the group's fighting ...
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Reduce a one-hand weapon to a light weapon? [closed]

Is there any way to reduce a weapon's category from one-handed to a light weapon? I.e. make a scimitar usable with Weapon Finesse?
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Is an animated object destroyed when it “dies”

When an object is animated as per the "Animate Object" spell, or a similar effect, it effectively becomes a creature. This creature is listed in the Monster Manual as an "Animated Object". What ...
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What happens when you swap out a required feature to get into a PrC? [duplicate]

Say a Human Warlock-6/Mindbender-1 was to gain another level in Warlock and decided to swap out his Charm invocation (required for Mindbender entry) for the Flee the Scene invocation. Is this a legal ...
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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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Tarrasque: Rush & Jump Skill Interaction

Background I am having a little trouble wrapping my brain around the Jump skill. I want to plan a battle with my players and the Tarrasque; two of them have the ability to fly - and it does not. I ...
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converting a Worm the Walks from 3.5/pathfinder to 2ED [duplicate]

I am writing a mod for 2ED and really wanted to include something I found in both the 3.0/3.6 Epic Level Handbook and a Pathfinder Bestiary. I wanted to include a Worm that Walks as the main boss, ...
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What resources in Forgotten Realms describe 'official' holidays?

What books describe holidays within the Forgotten Realms? I know in Greyhawk, there is a Harvest Day for example. In the USA we have holidays like New Year's, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and ...
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Does a spell storing weapon's effect stack with a spellsword's channel spell?

I play a wizard 4/fighter 3/spellsword 1 (Complete Warrior 79-80). With a few more spellsword levels I'll gain the special ability channel spells. I already have a greatsword with the magic weapon ...
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Cleric without spellcasting

There are variants for paladins and rangers that allows them to trade spellcasting ability for other class features. It described in the Complete Warrior book on page 13. I'd like to play a cleric ...
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What order are individual attacks taken in during a full attack action, and does it differ between editions?

What rules apply to the order in which individual attacks are taken during a full attack action in D&D 3.0, 3.5, and Pathfinder? I am specifically interested in RAW requirements on the order in ...
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Finding a new campaign near me [duplicate]

So, I am a long time player, I've played in at least 2 campaigns per year since I started in college, mostly DnD 3.5 or pathfinder. With some experience in a couple other systems, including one that ...
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Does damage reduction nullify sneak attack damage as a “special effect”?

The DMG states (p.292): "Whenever damage reduction completely negates the damage from an attack, it also negates most special effects that accompany the attack, such as injury type poison, ...
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What happens if a creature falls into the space of another creature

A stands at the bottom of a 1 square dry well. B flies into the well. A dispels B's fly spell. B falls on A. Both are Size M. Where does B end this turn? Which conditions do A and B have at the end ...
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Can Gauntlets of Energy Transformation affect a Duskblade's channeled spells?

Could a Duskblade use Gauntlets of Energy Transformation (Magic Item Compendium, p. 102) to alter a channeled shocking grasp spell to another form of energy? Their description states that the ...
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Is a dragonborn arctic half-minotaur half-ogre water orc possible?

I am new to D&D and I am reading about races and templates. I read on reddit someone suggested a dragonborn arctic half-minotaur half-ogre water orc. I was wondering whether that could be a ...
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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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How does the feat Ranged Pin work?

The feat Ranged Pin has as its benefit the following: You can perform a ranged grapple attempt against an opponent by pinning a bit of its clothing to a nearby surface. The target must be within 5 ...
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Where can I find the HD control cap of Command Undead, Animate Dead and Control Undead?

I cannot find these caps on the SRD, but I know they exist, else a Rod of Undead Mastery and the secondary effect of a Dread Necromancer's Undead Mastery would be useless. Where can I find what the ...
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How can one avoid death by the Massive Damage rule using mundane methods?

Disclaimer: a previous question already covers Arcane and Divine Spells vs Massive Damage, so let us concentrate on more mundane ways. Hey I Can Chan suggested that a handful of feats eliminated the ...
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Is the Massive Damage Rule Needed? [closed]

In D&D 3.5 there is a Massive Damage rule: Massive Damage If you ever sustain a single attack deals 50 points of damage or more and it doesn’t kill you outright, you must make a DC 15 ...
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Does a Dread Necromancer's Fear Aura stack with itself?

Reading tons of guides on several classes, many touch on an interesting route of debuffing, namely fear-stacking. However, other than other bonuses in 3.5e, it is not clear to me which fear effects ...
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How does one increase a familiar's Hit Points?

With my choice of getting the Alienist prestige class, once I reach the 5th level of that class, my familiar will gain the Pseudonatural template, which will make it extremely strong in many ...
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Can a level 4 Ranger take a Giant Owl companion?

At level four, can a ranger's animal companion be a giant owl, or just a regular owl?
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Do you need to wear a magic item in order to to use it

If you have a bracelet of friends, do you need to wear it or can you take it out of your bag and use it
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Can a Summon spell power a Reserve feat?

The reserve feat Fiery Burst says: As long as you have a fire spell of 2nd level or higher available to cast, you can spend a standard action to... The Summon Monster I spell (and, by extension, ...
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How does Firesnake work (RaW, RaI, or house rules)

Firesnake has a duration of instantaneous, but claims to be able to move 60 ft every round, and "A creature can only take damage from the firesnake once in a single round", both of which imply that ...
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Is there a Dwarven Battlerager equivalent class for pathfinder?

I have done some research and found a few options of player suggested ways to "remake" a Dwarven Battlerager from the Forgotten Realms 3.5 campaign setting, but none of them seem to be close enough to ...
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Detecting Wild Shape with a Mythal

On an adventure we're playing most major cities are covered in a sort of mythal that allows law enforcement to know when spells are cast (you need to be registered to use magic inside the mythals). ...
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Ritual for a new animal companion

During the ceremony to gain an animal companion, is the animal summoned from a different plane, or is it required to be an animal that the druid has tamed ahead of time?
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How can I build a Favored Soul that's optimized for tanking?

I'd like to build a CG Half Elf Favored Soul for Corellon in the World of Greyhawk. I want to be very effective in battle, including being able to take a lot of damage, while still being decent at ...
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Do wizards need 24 consecutive hours to write a spell in the spellbook?

This answer talks about the 24 hours needed by a wizard to write a spell into a spellbook from a scroll or another spellbook, but I was wondering if that 24 hours needs to be consecutive. It doesn't ...
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How to disguise a magical mount?

Scenario: A character has an obviously evil magical beast as a mount, i.e. a Nightmare. How would one go about disguising it for the populus? Would it be able to activate a Hat of Disguise, for ...
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What mount should I try to get?

I currently have a Heavy Warhorse, who is pulling a carriage. I soon want to upgrade my mount, but I couldn't find a simple list of creatures that can be mounted, and looking through all the books is ...
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Do the Gloves of Flame require their user to speak Ignan?

The description of the Gloves of Flame in the Magic Item Compendium 3.5 states: In addition, five times per day you can utter the word "burn" in lgnnan to generate a flame in the palm of one hand. ...
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Suitable flying mounts with good or better maneuverability

I am looking for a flying mount for my character. I want a mount that is: Large (my character is medium, and I don't want one that can't squeeze through things I can go through) Good maneuverability ...
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Is a Druid's Wild shape multiple or one form?

I'm currently playing my first Druid (currently level 6) in a D&D 3.5e campaign. For the wild shape ability I just can't find anywhere that says whether you choose one wild shape form (e.g. an ...
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Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes?

Related: Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame? Items in Question Horseshoes of Speed These iron shoes come in sets of four like ordinary horseshoes. When affixed to an ...
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Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame?

Related: Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes? Item in Question The Horseshoes of Flame (Savage Species, page 57) state: An ordinary horse wearing these horseshoes may ...
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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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Can Create Water be used to create HOT water? [closed]

I'm playing a 3.5 Druid and I'm looking for ways to weaponize the Create Water spell. My first idea was to create a long, thin column of water some 100 ft above an enemy while Wildshaped in an avian ...
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Does Mirror Image stack with Blur?

If you have the effects of a Blur and a Mirror Image spell on you at the same, do your mirror images gain the 20% miss chance of Blur?
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How can I bring an evil NPC back to life after the PCs think they've killed him?

As the DM of a campaign, I have an army that is about to overrun the town my players have been living in. I want to create an encounter in which the players meet a small part of the army lead by an ...
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What stops an intelligent foe from just grabbing your Animated Shield?

An animated shield floats in front of you to protect you as if you were holding it. However, it has no physical connection to you like a real shield does. I understand its usage against mindless ...
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How can a nonpsionic character use the power hostile empathic transfer?

A level 7 evil cleric that I play frequently casts on himself the spell delay death (Spell Compendium 63). I want the cleric to be able to use the psionic power hostile empathic transfer. Is there a ...
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Does the feat Pebble Underfoot allow a creature to trip oversized foes?

The benefit of the feat Pebble Underfoot (which has as its only prerequisite the feat Improved Trip) says When attempting to trip a creature at least two size categories larger than you, you gain ...
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Can a character craft expensive material components?

One example of a spell that has a material component of non-negligible cost is True Seeing. Basically, this can be read as the spell costing 250 gp a pop. However, a player could suggest that they can ...