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

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Do caster level checks fail on a roll of a natural 1?

All the SRD states is: Caster Level Checks To make a caster level check, roll 1d20 and add your caster level (in the relevant class). If the result equals or exceeds the DC (or the spell ...
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To what domains does Iyachtu Xvim grant access?

The feat Godsblood Spelltheft has as its benefit the ability to select a domain granted by Iyachtu Xvim, the Baneson who assumed his father's hatred and tyranny portfolios for about a decade until he ...
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What happens to a druid's AC and ability score bonuses in Wild Shape?

If a druid uses Wild Shape, does he retain his Natural/Dodge/Deflection bonuses to AC? What about ability score bonuses from items (Ring, Amulet, etc) or from spells (Barkskin, Bull’s Strength)?
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How does the Draconic Breath feat interact with the Animate Breath spell?

The Draconic Breath [Draconic] feat (Complete Arcane) allows a Sorcerer to spend a spell slot to use a breath weapon as a standard action. This is a supernatural ability and the damage and save DC is ...
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Does Font of Life grant a saving throw against enervation?

The general feat Font of Life has as its benefit the following: Whenever you are struck by an attack that drains energy or bestows negative levels, you gain an immediate saving throw to resist the ...
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When taking the Martial Study feat as a Warblade, can I select from non-Warblade disciplines?

When I am taking the Martial Study feat as a Warblade at 6th lvl, can I choose a maneuver from non-Warblade disciplines? For example, take a maneuver from the Desert Wind discipline?
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Can Dispel Magic or Mordenkainen's Disjunction dispel a Supernatural (shapeshift) effect?

In D&D 3.0 and/or 3.5 -- can Dispel Magic or Mordenkainen's Disjunction dispel Supernatural effects? (For instance, a druid's wild shape.)
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Does the feat Extraordinary Spell Aim affect the creature's space or the creature?

Complete Adventurer contains the feat Extraordinary Spell Aim which has as its benefit Whenever you cast a spell with an area, you can attempt to shape the spell’s area so that one creature within ...
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What is the exact scope of the Mage Slayer caster level penalty?

The Mage Slayer, Pierce Magical Concealment and Pierce Magical Protection feats (Complete Arcane, p. 81 & 82) have interesting benefits, but they also have a penalty: Special: Taking this ...
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If your body was destroyed while in a homunculus via Magic Jar, would the homunculus die?

If your body was destroyed while in a homunculus via Magic Jar, would the homunculus die? For class and story reasons I need my body to be destroyed while in someone or something else's body. Would ...
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What are the major differences between D&D 3.0 and D&D 3.5?

I haven't played D&D in decades and came across the PH & DMG for both the 3.0 and 3.5. editions free (score!). I played avidly as a kid but it's literally been 25+ years, so I have no ...
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Is jumping limited to half basic move when exhausted?

If I'm reading the rules for the jump skill correctly, it is not possible to do a jump longer that one's base move. Since an exhausted character may move only half base movement, this implies that his ...
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Can I Cleave during an Attack of Opportunity and then attack with a Readied action?

Is this situation possible? I have Cleave I have readied an action to attack Someone on horseback charges me, and provokes an attack of opportunity from me I take the Attack of Opportunity, attack ...
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Improved grab while being grappled

I was doing a small thought experiment yesterday in regards to what would happen if a grappling orientated creature (with the improved grab ability) is grappled himself. The rules for improved grab ...
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Dispel via opposite spells [duplicate]

This question was developed as an extension of one that is related. What interests me in particular is the part about dispeling. I'm totally agree with the linked answer to that related question ...
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Do effects granting extra dice stack?

I am sure I read somewhere that bonus dice to attacks do not stack with each other, one of my players disputes this, and I can't find rulings about it either way. I know that generally speaking, ...
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How do I calculate my Jump when combined with Charging speed

What speed I may take to calculate my jump bonus if I'm charging? Charge gives me twice speed. For example I'm a dwarf and I have 20 speed. If I'm going to use Charge my speed is 40. To calculate ...
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How to keep roleplay interest within the party?

My group has just begun playing Dungeons and Dragons 3.5e and I feel as though some light role playing during NPC interaction would keep the party interested in the current campaign, since it is ...
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Good source of d and d or similar game, minituare figurines? [duplicate]

So I am playing a new group of players and they are hoping for more of a visual aid. Does anyone know any good places to pick up cheap figures?
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What feats can an animal companion take?

The druid's animal companion says, "An animal companion gains additional... feats for bonus HD as normal for advancing a monster’s Hit Dice." Can an animal companion take feats from any category and ...
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Reality to Fiction: Powerfully Built Humans?

Hafþór Björnsson is 6' 9" (2.05 m) and 419 lbs. (190.005 kg). That is a pretty good reason he was cast as The Mountain on Game of Thrones - not to mention he is a very popular Strongman. When we look ...
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Dusk blade channeling and full attack action

A sixth level duskblade channels shocking grasp and misses his attack. I believe he still holds the charge to his next round. Now would he be able to take a full attack action with the shocking grasp ...
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Is there a concise listing of all mundane item templates? [closed]

I know there are quite a few templates that can be added to mundane items from Dungeon Master's Guide II and Hammer and Helm, but what I'm looking for is a listing of all known templates that can be ...
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Can I Use Sickening Grasp [Reserve Feat] During a Full Attack with a Two-Handed Weapon?

Could a duskblade with vampiric touch as his first third level spell take the reserve feat sickening grasp, full round attack with his two handed weapon, then take a hand off and touch attack with ...
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Is Soulfire at all useful for a character with high Fortitude and Steadfast Determination?

I am working on a martial character which happens to have a high Fortitude score and the Steadfast Determination feat (Player's Handbook II, p. 83): Benefit: […] You do not automatically fail ...
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What happens to divine power when you go epic?

Divine power (without capitalization) is a cleric spell that, among other things, sets your BAB to equal your level. Now, when you gain epic levels, you stop gaining BAB, you gain an epic bonus every ...
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Can you see the moon with the spot skill?

This is born from a... pedantic ... argument. The argument is, with the spot skill, you take a -1 penalty per 10 feet of distance to the object you are trying to spot. Trying to see the moon on a ...
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Does shapechange give me access to a creature's spells?

Shapechange is a spell that gives you most of the abilities of a chosen form. Specifically: You gain all extraordinary and supernatural abilities (both attacks and qualities) of the assumed form ...
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Does having a competency bonus or an insight bonus mean that even with knowledge of that subject, you cant attempt an untrained check? [closed]

Recently I got into a debate about an edge case in Rules concerning Racial bonuses, trained Skills, modifiers, and Skill Ranks. My problem lies with ambiguous rules concerning how Insight, ...
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How do I cast a spell that's not on my spell list without spending points in Use Magic Device?

This question is partially inspired by this question, but it's a problem that I've run into in a few high-level 3.5 games. Suppose that I'm a high-level Sun Elf wizard. For whatever reason, I don't ...
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When limited wish duplicates a spell, is the duplicated spell that spell or limited wish?

When the spell limited wish is used to duplicate a spell, is that effect the actual spell or, instead, is that effect limited wish reproducing the spell's effect? The 7th-level Sor/Wiz spell limited ...
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What are the objective benefits of lichdom compared to reincarnation for high-level wizards?

I am thinking of comparing the possibilities for immortality for high-level wizards. The most well-known solution is lichdom (if they are evil). As we know, no cleric or wizard spell can resurrect ...
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Heal as a paladin spell

By far the best healing spell in the game, heal, is a 6th-level spell for clerics. It’s also found on the Healing domain, again as a 6th-level spell. Various other classes get it as a 6th-level spell, ...
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Easiest Access to Raise Dead

In D&D 3.5, Raise Dead is a 5th level cleric spell, meaning a cleric would have to be level 9 to be able to cast it. The cleric who can cast Raise Dead can also cast many other spells, such as ...
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Does a Combat Medic's Evasion Work Exactly as a Monk's Evasion?

Evasion granted by the Combat Medic prestige class states: Evasion (Ex): Beginning at 4th level, you can avoid damage from certain attacks with a successful Reflex save. See the monk class ...
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Does a dusk blade channeling shocking grasp get +3 to attack?

I have seen discussions on other boards where people believe a duskblade channeling shocking grasp against a metal armored opponent should receive the +3 attack bonus for the spell on the melee ...
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Is there a Prestige Class or Archetype that mimics the Medician from AD&D 2nd Edition?

Back in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition, one of my favorite Paladin Kits from the Paladin's Handbook was the Medician. The Medician was: Description: The Medician seeks to treat the ...
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Madness Rules for 3.5 [duplicate]

So, I am running a game of D&D 3.5 and I have a player character in the group whose backstory includes his mother having gone insane at some point in the past. As she is a marked heir of her ...
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What does it mean when a spell “counters and dispels” another?

In 3.x, some spells state that they "counter and dispel" other specific spells. Does a spell used in either of these ways still have it's normal effects? Does this depend on the specific 3.x system ...
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Vorpal and Warshaper, immune or not?

I have a question regarding Vorpal and the Warshaper ability, morphic immunities. Let's first look at Vorpal (SRD, emphasis mine): Vorpal: This potent and feared ability allows the weapon to sever ...
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What lighting condition does the spell Darkness create?

Many people hold to the interpretation of the spell Darkness that it is an area of total darkness. But this is not how I would interpret it, to me it appears as if the spell creates an area of dim ...
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Scent and locating invisible opponent

The scent ability in MM1 states that at 5 ft. you can Pinpoint the sources location. Does this mean you could strike an invisible opponent without a miss chance? This regards Hunters sense stance.
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How do you “safely” imprison a Lich?

Let's say in a world like Eberron, with a prison like Dreadhold, how would you go about keeping a Lich prisoner if you don't want it to die and escape to its secret phylactery? I mean can a Lich kill ...
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Does anyone know of a dragon companion prestige class?

I am looking for a rules supplement covering a prestige class that had a dragon companion. The character got the dragon on an island, and bonded with it while leveling the class. Eventually the ...
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Why is “Improved Rune casting” listed twice in the Runecaster description?

I was just perusing one of my books (Players Guide to Faerun) and I'm reading a class ability of the Runecaster that states the following: Improved Rune casting (Su): As a runecaster rises in ...
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Why do Hill and Frost Giants have a bigger damage bonus than their Strength bonus?

In the D&D 3.5 Monster Manual, a Hill Giant's damage entry shows: Greatclub +16 melee (2d8+10) A Hill Giant's strength bonus is +7. Since there doesn't appear to be any magic abilities or ...
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Can a planar shepherd take on the Special Qualities of a pit fiend?

Does a Druid 8/Planar Shepherd 10 who uses Wild Shape to become a pit fiend take on Special Qualities like DR 15/good-and-silver Darkvision 60 ft. See in darkness Immunity to fire and poison ...
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What does the Ebon Eyes spell do?

Ebon Eyes is a level 1 spell from the Spell Compendium (page 77) that says: The subject of this spell gains the ability to see normally in natural and magical darkness, although it does not ...
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How strong is the Spider Climb force (against rushing water)

I had a player using spider climb in a small cave system, however the room flooded (quickly, with a high water pressure). Would he be able to hold on since he's using spider climb? Alternatively, I ...
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Rule Fudging for Large Groups [duplicate]

I'm running a 3.5 campaign for a large group (8 players, I must be crazy), none of which have every played before, and several of which are quite young (ages 13-17). I've got some ideas for changing ...