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What counts as a target for Chain Spell?

The Chain Spell feat (Complete Arcane p76) can be used with: Any spell that specifies a single target and has a range greater than touch... What counts as a spell that specifies a single target? ...
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Can I make a jump to avoid an obstacle and still charge?

In a recent game, the situation came up where one of the players wanted to take a charge action. The path, however, was obstructed, and the player suggested that they jump as part of the charge. I don'...
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The D&D 3.5 FAQ states “the most current sourcebook is considered correct and all previous sources are superseded.” Is this absolute?

Complete Arcane and Spell Compendium state "Of course, if you’re playing with older material and it’s working fine in your game, you shouldn’t feel compelled to change." So can a previous source still ...
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What happens when a master shares the Alter Self spell with his familiar?

A wizard's familiar gains the supernatural ability share spells that says At the master’s option, he may have any spell (but not any spell-like ability) he casts on himself also affect his familiar....
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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 sit down or stand up?

According to the "Table: Armor Class Modifiers" in the combat rules, a character who is kneeling or sitting has a -2 AC vs melee attacks and +2 AC vs ranged attacks. However, I cannot find the rules ...
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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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Do the rebuilding/retraining rules from PHB II allow “bootstrap” qualification, creating legal characters that could not be made without these rules?

The rebuilding/retraining rules (PHB II, p. 192) allow a player character to retroactively change character choices, including feats and class levels. The rules include some restrictions that look ...
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Full attack with multiple weapons

When making a Full attack, do I have to use the same weapon for each attack, or may I use any weapon I currently wield? Example: I typically use a longsword and a handaxe. If I hit a target with ...
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On a Tumble Check to avoid Attacks of Opportunity, do you move at half speed for your whole movement?

Tumble DC 15 Tumble at one-half speed as part of normal movement, provoking no attacks of opportunity while doing so. Failure means you provoke attacks of opportunity normally. Check separately for ...
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Do simulacra have biological functions?

Assuming a simulacrum, created by the simulacrum spell, of a creature that has all the below biological needs (example: a human peasant): Do simulacra age? Even if their apparent age doesn't change, ...
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Is the D&D Pantheon as invincible as it appears?

I've recently taking up the ill-advised task of skimming Deities and Demigods. Numerous times throughout this book, the idea of PCs killing off the gods is entertained. For example, page 31 says that ...
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Is the Dimension Hop power a valid choice for the Hidden Talent feat?

The Hidden Talent feat (XPH, p. 67) allows a character to: ...choose one 1st-level power from any psionic class list. You know this power (it becomes one of your powers known). You can manifest ...
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Are feats explicitly Extraordinary by default?

In both Pathfinder and D&D 3.5e that it’s based on, abilities are often tagged as extraordinary (Ex), supernatural (Su), or spell-like (Sp). There are a few other categories (e.g. psi-like ...
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How many iterative attacks does an epic creature with class levels get?

A naztharune rakshasa (MM3 136-7) has from its Hit Dice a Base Attack Bonus of +11, 8 levels of rogue granting a Base Attack Bonus of +6, and 6 levels of scout (CW 10-13) granting a Base Attack Bonus ...

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