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

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How do sunder modifiers for size and weapon work?

With sunder, The wielder of a two-handed weapon on a sunder attempt gets a +4 bonus on this roll, and the wielder of a light weapon takes a -4 penalty. If the combatants are of different sizes, ...
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Which book can I find grenades in?

Is there a type of thrown object that can do damage, cause distractions, cover advances, start fires etc? I am basically looking for a medieval grenade. I think I saw something in one of the books, ...
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How powerful is the skill Bluff?

Is there any limit to the Bluff skill's ability to change other creatures' perceptions of the world around them? I think a high enough check result may allow any degree of change, but what's the Bluff ...
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Does Pathfinder have the character imbalance problem that D&D 3.X has?

Many agree that D&D 3.X has a tier "problem" (or system or classification, depending upon your preference). I enjoy the basic rule set of 3.X but have a hard time having fun with a system that is ...
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Are there negative impacts to having characters advance at different rates?

It's my first time running a campaign (D&D 3.5), and I'm trying to figure out how to assign XP to the players. I am used to playing in games where everyone gets exactly the same XP, whether they ...
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Are there any Handbooks for the “Expert” NPC Class?

Question is in the title: Are there any Handbooks for the "Expert" NPC Class? I'm only looking at the Core NPC class, not any homemade or other "Experts" floating around. I have checked all 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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How can I get better land speed with a warforged?

I have a lvl 1 warforged character with adamantine body and he is SO SLOW. Every encounter I find myself taking entire turns just to get where I need to be in order to be able to fight. Are there ...
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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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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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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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Can I make a dive attack with a bow?

Improved draconic wings states that: You can make a dive attack. A dive attack works like a charge(...). You can make a dive attack only when wielding a piercing weapon. Since the bow deals ...
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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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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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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 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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Can a cloak be used to hide someone's wings?

I have a character with dragon wings and I would like to make a dramatic entrance with her in the game. Are there rules that specify whether wings can be hidden under a cloak? If so, where? When I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?

The ice toad (Frostburn 140-1) is a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 6 yet no language. Beyond being conceptually annoying and making me feel bad for the handful of aberrant genius ice ...
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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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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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What tier is The Way Words Work's version of the Truenamer in?

The D&D 3.5e's original Truenamer is considered so badly broken it's nearly unusable, and in the Tier system, it gets pegged at tier 6 or 7, i.e. it is the lowest of the low. However, the folks ...
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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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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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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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List of all core Bard spells in an excel format

Is there a list of Bard spells in an excel format from the SRD? A Google search pulls up lists like this one but if I copy and paste them they paste into a single column with name and description on ...
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How can a weapon of legacy be resized?

Can a Craft skill check or other mundane or magical means resize a weapon of legacy? For example, the +1 silver Small shortsword Full Moon's Trick, a weapon of legacy, is acquired by a Medium ...
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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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Could Eye of Gruumsh be safely interpreted as Racial Subsitution Levels? [closed]

I am sure most can agree the Eye of Gruumsh prestige class is very dated and extremely sub-par compared to what has come out afterward. Would incorporating the prestige class into the barbarian core ...
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How do Wild Magic and Practiced Spellcaster Interact?

Wild Magic, a Wild Mage class feature (Complete Arcane, p69) states She reduces her caster level by 3 for all spells she casts from now on. However, every time she casts a spell, her use of wild ...
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How does a Ghostly Arm (graft) interact with Two-Weapon Fighting?

According to Libris Mortis (p. 80): ...the grafted creature can use the ghostly arm to deliver an incorporeal touch attack that deals 1d6 points of damage, the equivalent of a ghost’s corrupting ...
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Making sure a character doesn't outshine others? [closed]

This is based on this question. How do I make sure a character like this doesn't overshadow others?