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When answering questions, I often find that I want to double-check that my answer is in-line with the most current version of the rules. Though I can often recognise that I need to check the errata when drawing on a book that I'm very familiar with, when an answer calls for drawing from many sources I usually won't have all that knowledge at my fingertips. What is the easiest way to know that a book has errata and where to find it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Voting to close as a duplicate. This answer lists how to find the updated material and errata, although links need updating due to Wizards of the Coast renaming efforts. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Sep 25 '14 at 7:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NiteCyper as stated above - archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/we \$\endgroup\$ – Ruut Sep 25 '14 at 7:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ VTR as this is not actually a duplicate, and the answer to this question is buried so hard in the "duplicate" that nobody will find it. See Meta \$\endgroup\$ – Tridus Sep 25 '14 at 12:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NiteCyper take it easy. We're not here just to close-vote it, we're here to make sure it's in a form it can actually receive good answers. Putting it on hold is part of that process sometimes - and so is re-opening it afterwards. Also, so is talking with you and working out how it can be made to work. Take it slow, this might take some back and forth from various users before it's worked out. I presume the answers aren't needed urgently, since for something like this they're unlikely to arrive rapidly anyway. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Sep 26 '14 at 6:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ Doing it in steps is not necessary. Let's focus on the problem, and make the question about that. Engage editor mode... \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Sep 26 '14 at 23:08
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This page is where all of the 3.0/3.5 errata and faqs were moved. All you have to do is navigate to the main DnD archive page and search for "3.5 errata" in the upper-right hand search bar.

To clarify: If the book is listed, then it has errata. Most of the file names also include dates.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not seeing Complete Champion errata... \$\endgroup\$ – NiteCyper Sep 28 '14 at 4:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NiteCyper A fair number of 3.5 materials got very limited or no errata. (They were weirdly reluctant to issue errata for that edition; lots of very obvious mistakes were never officially corrected in that way.) \$\endgroup\$ – starwed Oct 9 '14 at 14:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @starwed My point is that Complete Champion errata does exist, but Dyndrilliac('s answer) does not include it nor warns of their answer's dearth of it \$\endgroup\$ – NiteCyper Oct 10 '14 at 4:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NiteCyper I simply linked you to the page where Wizards archived their 3.0/3.5 errata. If they failed to link to existing errata on their archive page, that's an issue you will need to take up with Wizards. There is nothing I can do about it; I don't maintain their archives, after all. \$\endgroup\$ – Dyndrilliac Oct 10 '14 at 23:07
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The best place to start looking for errata is the archived errata page on Wizards.com. They're sorted by version (3.5/3.0), then by book. I don't know of any case where there's an official errata that isn't listed there. The Complete Champion errata is listed there, for example.

In addition, some 3.0 books have a conversion guide to update them to 3.5. These don't say they're errata, but they're also the only non-homebrew conversions from 3.0 to 3.5, so for something like the Monster Manual II they're essentially the 3.5 version.

Official Things That Are Not Errata

Then there's things that aren't errata but still put out by Wizards, like the FAQ (available over here). I only mention it to be able to mention that it's not errata. The same goes with the "rules of the game" articles that were published on their website.

These things can be useful and I've used them before when something particularly weird needed sorting out, bu they're not errata and don't override the core rules/errata. They do sometimes explain things better, and if they do change a rule, any DM is free to use the other version in their game if they want to.

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