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At our gaming table, while role playing, the characters would say a +1 sword is of the First Power. A +2 would be of the Second Power, etc. Worked for us, and it sounded pretty epic. Once, we heard of a sword of the FIFTH power. We were like... whoa.


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No, they're very different games. Anything you try to use out of the D&D 5e Player's Handbook will be nonsense to the “game engine” that a D&D 3.5e game uses. It would be like trying to put a Blu-ray disc into a CD-ROM drive: it will superficially look like it fits, but it will not function. To play in their 3.5e game, ask them what you need. They ...


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Whatever your preference. It's never explicitly stated anywhere as far as I know. Some people think it breaks with immersion, while others think that you'll go crazy if you can't call out the numbers or keep having to talk around them. Most people I know and play with refer to gear with their mechanical terms (ie: "My +1 Orcbane Shortsword") when talking ...


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Whichever you prefer. Typically when discussing items after they have been identified the enhancement bonus of a weapon is completely dependent on whether or not your group would find mentioning the numbers to be atmosphere-breaking and unwanted. If you're speaking to a character after they have found and identified a weapon they'll need to know the level ...


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Is there any precedence for zombies or other undead seeing in the dark in other media? Yes, in fact I would venture to say the vast majority of depictions of all kinds of undead have them operating just fine in the dark. Why would undead require light to see? They either have: No eyes (skeletons) Rotted burst eyes (zombies) Spirit eyes (all the ...


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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Council of Wyrms had rules for players to roleplay as a dragon and dragon themed characters. However, this material is very dated, and roleplaying consists of years at a time rather than days at a time. Dungeons & Dragons 3.x Edition Draconomicon, Races of Dragon, Dragon Magic, Savage Species all give rules ...


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D&D 5e is a completely different game from 3.5e. While the two have superficial similarities, the rules are so far apart from one another that you can't really use one set of rule with the other. Your 5e books will not do. If the people you're playing with already have the 3.5e games, you don't need any books - they already have all the books you ...


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It is very possible the answer is yes. As a dragon, yes, since dragons of old were not referred to as dragons. As a platinum dragon, specifically, I would be willing to say yes as well. [Caution: This answer contains conjecture.] Appeal What I did, using my literary collection, encyclopedia library, and of course - google, was display heavy influences ...


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For this specific situation, perhaps you can just have the undead party camped near an outcrop of bio-luminescent fungus or other dim light natural source. It's something innocuous that the undead might ignore, and lets your story work as needed. As for undead having night vision, this is a very common trope across a wide range of media and types of ...


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Here is what I was able to discover using a Google Books search. Between 1900 and 1975 the words Bahamut and Dragon come up only in obscure research books about the Bible and Mythical creatures. However in all these books, it is clear that "dragon" is a reference to either a Sea-serpent type creature, or the mythical world serpent. (Mostly in reference to ...


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Considering that the "plus" of the enchantments is a quantifiable attribute when identifying items or creating magical items I would imagine it reasonable that some manner of describing this attribute would exist in the game world. For the sake of simplicity I would stick with the +1, +2, +3, but other ways of describing would exist. Maybe even it's own ...


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Are there limits to what a DM can do? Yes and no. Yes, there is a limit, which is the limit of what you will all put up with before making an issue of it and refusing to keep playing his game. But also no, because you might not ever reach your personal limit and could just keep playing despite not having fun. People are notorious for hanging onto the hope ...


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Well, no... Whole world (and the story) is controlled by DM. If he wants to kill you by saying "there was a bomb in the wine bottle", "whole building collapsed with you inside" or "remember that meal 3 nights ago? It was poisoned. Also, you've got Black Plague." - he CAN but... It's a very poor DM If he turns the game into "me vs players". RPG doesn't ...


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Sadly, the answer appears to be that nothing has been written. The reason for this is simple: They only existed during a Forgotten Realms timeskip. 1385 DR: The Spellplague begins. Its effects include the death of Lord Nasher Alagondar. 1451 DR: Neverwinter is destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Hotenow. 1479 DR: The Spellplague stabilizes. The ...


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Whichever you prefer (or, to better say, whichever your DM preferes), but Magic Item Compendium p. 5 quotes Thordek, the iconic dwarf fighter, naming his +3 armor by plus and bonus. It's not unreasonable to suppose that, in a world where enhancements come in fixed chunks, merchants and crafters have deviced a system to name them. My personal choice is ...


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The cards are different, but neither card game interacts* with the RPG rules at all, except at the level of money. Indeed, either can be played all on its own without an RPG involved, so either game will work with either D&D 3.5e or D&D 4e, or really, any other RPG. Played during an RPG, it's just a way to play out an in-RPG gambling event using a ...


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There are a few "next steps" that you can attempt - 4th Edition D&D is, in many ways very, very similar to the D&D Adventure System games. I recall seeing some threads on the WotC forums to this effect, and http://www.dndboardgame.com/ appears to be an effort to convert some of the earlier Adventure System games to that version of D&D You could ...


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I'm actually very familiar with the Dragonlance series as a whole, so I'll give you my perspective on this based on the source material being the Dragonlance series as a whole. To base it off of numbers, I'll use percentages of armies so you can easily incorporate it into your games. Chromatic Dragons: Black Dragons (5% to 7.5%) - moderately rare, ...


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The 3.5 adventure Expedition to the Demonweb Pits starts in the city of Sigil with options to get the players to the Astral.



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