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Aside from Epic Spellcasting, what earned Epic level play its bad reputation? [closed]

Among 3.5e players, the Epic Level Handbook has a very bad reputation and its rules are often called out as being highly dysfunctional. In addition to this, high level play in general has a poor ...
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How to make research not boring

My players are playing a warlock, a ranger, a rogue/fighter, and an adept (tier 4 campaign). The adept is a knowledge-based adept, and is trying to research a way to stop an ancient evil. Three of the ...
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Is there a way to replace druid spells in D&D 3.5?

I am planning a character who is a lvl 1 druid with the shape-shift variant from PH2. He is human and has the following feats: Sacred Vow, Vow of Poverty, and Intuitive Attack. I'm not a big fan of ...
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Can invisibility be put in a glyph seal to get effectively free casting?

A glyph seal (Magic Item Compendium 161) allows you to cast a spell into it, creating an effect like a glyph of warding as a spell glyph. Can you put a spell like invisibility in it, put the glyph ...
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What would the character-optimization consequences be of using the "one-step" rule for Warlock alignment?

Although the source material for the Warlock class in D&D 3.5e makes no specification on what alignment a Warlock must be (and explicitly mentions Good-aligned warlocks more than once), it is not ...
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Will a level 10 pixie druid be unbalanced—either overpowered or underpowered—in a group of otherwise typical level 14 PCs?

A friend of mine wants to reenter the level 14 group in my campaign. She describes her ideal character thus: nature-loving, woodland home, spiritual, rather eccentric, small and nimble The other ...
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Are those changes enough to save the Kineticist?

I've been toying with the idea of making a kineticist for a bit, now. The class is quite flavorful, with some interesting options and a nice set of utility. ...That said, its core sucks. Like, really ...
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How to build a psionic Ranger?

I would like to build a 13th level NPC Ranger-type, i.e. nature and stealth themed warrior, with psionics instead of spellcasting. Are there a) guidelines to adept spellcasters to psionics b) ...
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Will a spellthief break Pathfinder?

My Pathfinder PC died recently, and the GM is allowing me to pick also from D&D 3.5 classes for my next PC. I'm considering the class spellthief, and my DM has approved this pick, but I'm worried ...
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What if standing up from prone didn't provoke attacks of opportunity?

For an upcoming campaign I'm considering making a house rule saying that A creature can take a move action that doesn't provoke attacks of opportunity to stand up from prone. Alternatively, I'm ...
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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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What changes between 2E and 3E D&D, if any, made standard XP progression appropriate?

In editions of Dungeons & Dragons up to and including AD&D 2E, each class has its own progression rate, so that at 3,000 XP you could have a level 2 fighter, or a level 3 thief. In 3E, 4E, ...
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If I have multiple attacks, does the penalty from Combat Expertise apply to all attacks?

We're playing using the D&D 3.5 rules. In the rulebook for "Combat Expertise" it states that When you use the attack or full attack action in melee, you can take a penalty of -5 on your attack ...
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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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Is the 3.0 Druid a lower tier than the 3.5e Druid?

When looking at comparisons between 3.0 edition and 3.5, I've noticed something interesting. In some cases, for example here and here, I've seen it commented that the Druid was not playable in 3.0 and ...
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