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Can you add enlarge person to the ranger spell list without Sword of the Arcane Order?

I want to be casting enlarge person with my Ranger, but for a variety of reasons Sword of the Arcane Order is awkward (low-Int, feat slots, can't take it 'til level 6, etc.). Can it be done without ...
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Do weapons that do both Piercing and another damage type suffer underwater combat penalties?

Some weapons, like Morningstars and Sugliin, do two types of damage at once (Piercing/Bludgeoning and Piercing/Slashing, respectively). How does this interact with underwater combat penalties? ...
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Where can I find the rules for the Oriental Adventures Scry skill?

I have the Oriental Adventures book, and the 2/6/2006 errata. In a number of the new classes, there is a skill, Scry (Int, exclusive skill), first appearing in the ...
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What instruments are wind instruments for purposes of being a Windsinger?

In the game I am running, there are several characters who are bards with the Windsinger feat (Stormwrack p94). The players and I have been debating what qualifies as a wind instrument for purposes ...
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Means of pretending to be Dominated, thralled, or Charmed

Is there any means for a character to pretend to be subject to a mind-effecting spell or ability after resisting or being immune, so as not to alert the caster?
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help with optimizing an effective character level 8 barbarian soulknife build [closed]

everything good? A while ago I saw a guy on a forum saying that he had a prestige class that could create an energy blade that all attacks were directed at touch AC, I found this idea very interesting ...
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Are D&D 3.5 Armor Proficiencies Always By Category?

In comments under an otherwise persuasive answer, KRyan mentions that armor proficiencies are always by category, i.e. armor proficiencies only come as light, medium, and heavy armor proficiency. This ...
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Can a psion with Metamorphosis and Assume Supernatural Ability create an army of Scythers of Thoon under his command?

Metamorphosis yourself and your psicrystal into Madcrafters of Thoon. Use Assume Supernatural Ability: Launch Spawn to create as many Scythers of Thoon you want. Use some form of infinite healing to ...
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Is there an equivalent to archmage special ability Arcane Fire in previous editions?

I'm searching for an equivalent to the archmage prestige class ability from 3.5e, Arcane Fire (DMG, page 178), in previous editions (Player's Options, 2e, 1e or OD&D), but not 4e or 5e. Any ...
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Does Psicrystal Containment prevent a Psicrystal with the Wild Talent feat from psionically focusing itself?

You can spend a full-round action attempting to psionically focus your psicrystal. At any time when you need to expend your psionic focus, you can expend your psicrystal’s psionic focus instead, as ...
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Highlander: the Immortal and PCGen

Anyone know how i can add the Highlander Immortal sourcebook to PCGen for D&D 3.5? I am unsure if I should make this a template, since these effects are all acquired. If so, I am clueless about ...
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Can a Psion who can manifest Metamorphosis grab Assume Supernatural Ability?

I prefer Assume Supernatural Ability over Metamorphic Transfer because it doesn't have a daily limit and I'm only interested in one Su ability. The problem with Assume Supernatural Ability is this: ...
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Which Level are a Familiar's Hit Points calculated from?

Page 52 of the PHB say that a familiar has half the HD and HP of their master. Is this the character's total level, or just of their relevant Arcane class level?
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Can a warforged become a vampire?

As it says in the title: Can a Warforged (Monster Manual III, P190-191, 215, Eberron Campaign Setting, P20-24) become a vampire or vampire spawn? My research shows that a living construct type is ...
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Can vampires drain non-sentient beings or monsters?

D&D 3.5e vampires canonically don't need to eat, sleep or breathe. However, they also drain levels and Con (blood), and doing this can turn their victims into vampires or vampire spawn. I also ...
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Shadow's incorporeal touch attack vs DR5/bludgeoning

If the PC has damage reduction 5/bludgeoning because of wearing an magic item could the shadow's incorporeal touch damage do 1 on 1 or the DR decrease it the amount of 5?
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Do objects created by prestidigitation last forever? And are they immune to dispel magic?

The duration of the spell does not indicate the duration of the prestidigitation effects.It instead indicates how long you can create magical effects with a single casting. Once cast, a ...
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What is the Dream Spirit created by the spell of the same name's move speed? Can they fly?

A shimmering aura takes the shape of a multilegged creature from night­ mare, instantly leaping into battle against your foes. This spell creates a manifestation of the dreamspace that attacks your ...
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Does Leech Field allow you to absorb your own powers, your Schism's powers, or your Fission's powers?

You raise a field of potentiality that drains the vitality from powers that you successfully save against. When you succeed on a saving throw to negate the effect of a foe’s power on you, and the ...
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Can you manifest Bestow Power on yourself, your Schism mind, or your Fission Duplicate?

You are a valid target of Bestow Power as you are "one psionic creature" You link your mind with another psionic creature’s mind, creating a brief conduit through which mental energy can be ...
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What powers can a psion select?

I'm creating my first psionic character using D&D 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook. The character is a level 1 psion whose discipline is psychoportation (and therefore is a "nomad"). I ...
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Can Greater Metamorphosis or Assume Supernatural Ability be used to acquire supernatural class features??

The ability to change into various forms using Greater Metamorphosis includes the assumption that when there are more than one creature of a particular race, they do NOT count as a unique individuals ...
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Can a summon monster type spell be made permanent?

Is there a RAW way to summon a monster of some variety and make it permanent? In my scenario I'm thinking of Oozes specifically, in case that makes a difference.
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Is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain as a Cleric whose deity doesn't include it in their portfolio?

I'm familiar with Domain Draughts but is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain when your deity does not grant it?
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How does Scorn Earth function underwater?

Scorn Earth (Su) At 1st level, an elocater’s feet lift from the ground. From now on, she can float a foot above the ground. Instead of walking she glides along, unconcerned with the hard earth or ...
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Can a magic item be multi cursed when using the Blood Artisan feat to add new abilities to the item?

The Blood Artisan feat was a 3.0 feat that was upgraded to 3.5 in the Dragon Mag #318 (p39) Oriental Adventures update article. Benefit: When you make magic arms and armor or wondrous items, you pay ...
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Is the Arch Psion's Psionic Energy Discharge sufficiently similar to the Warlock's Eldritch Blast for item creation purposes?

3.5 Item creation rules specifically call out Eldritch Blast a having no psionic analog, and thus psionic characters cannot create or assist in creating items that use that class feature as a ...
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Are augmentation costs the same thing as metapsionic costs?

There are various ways of reducing the metapsionic cost, Metapower feat (which lacks augment language) or certain items for example. There is even a way to convert a power into a metapsionic cost, the ...
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What was the big pillar-shaped Beholder in 3.5?

There was a specific type of Beholder that I used as a shapechange target in 3.5, but I can't remember exactly what it was called, or its specific abilities. What I remember is that it wasn't a ...
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What is the best way to learn 5E coming from 3.5E? [duplicate]

I have been playing 3.5E for the past 7 years. My group wants to try 5th edition. What is the best way to get started for me and my group? What are the major differences between 5E and 3.5E that we ...
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What is the etymology of Mind Blank?

The spell mind blank protects you from divinations. For most spells, I can figure out how their name reflects what they do: mind fog produces fog that makes your mind foggy; meteor swarm creates a ...
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Are there rules that treat Ceremorphosis as an illness or curable/resistable infliction?

The Forgotten Realms have vivid descriptions of Ceremorphosis since at least Fiend Folio (2003) for most species, but The Illithiad (1998) before that shows Ceremorphosis of a Roper into a Urophion ...
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Nymph's Kiss as a first-level character

Nymph's Kiss is a feat from the Book of Exalted Deeds that states, among other things: Starting with the level when you take this feat, you gain 1 extra skill point per level. If I take this feat on ...
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Epic Holy Strike and its applicability to Unarmed Strikes

Under the Unarmed Strike subsection of the Monk class it states: A monk’s unarmed strike is treated both as a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that ...
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Is the Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting feat not worth it?

The description of the Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting feat says (Complete Adventurer, p. 111): You are adapted at wielding larger than normal weapons in your off hand. Prerequisite: Str 13, Two-Weapon ...
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Is there wide agreement on what an optimised Wizard should use Craft Contingent Spell for?

Craft Contingent Spell is ridiculously powerful, so much so that I feel no need to even cite that claim. It is generally assumed that any optimised Wizard will have a long list of contingencies ...
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What do the penalties of aging actually affect?

When a character ages, there are negative penalties to physical stats. As a made up example, if there was a commoner who somehow had 3 in one or more of their physical stats at age 18, and due to a ...
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When stacking Energy Substitution and Energy Admixture of the same energy type, can Mastery of Elements be used to maintain different energy types?

In Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e, using the Archmage prestige class from the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG), I've chosen the Arcane Thesis feat to allow the use of metamagic feats with a +0 level ...
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Can a revived character keep levels they gained while they were a ghost?

Assuming a human (Ftr 1) becomes a ghost, gains a level on Wizard (Ftr 1/Wiz 1) and now is revived by resurrection, would he lose his wizard level, or would that level not be counted and cause him to ...
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Ways to expand a Beguiler's spell list?

Which options exist for a Beguiler in an E6 campaign to expand their spell list? I'm aware of the Beguiler’s own class feature Advanced Learning the feat Arcane Disciple from Complete Divine and the ...
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What would happen if somebody raises someone whose soul has become a demon?

Assuming there's a party fighting that demon, they failed to kill it and let it escape several times. The spellcaster comes up with the idea that they can just resurrect that demon's original creature'...
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In D&D 3.5, are there any spells that can do simple work?

As the title says... are there any spells that can do simple work, such as pulling on a rope or turning a capstan? The work would be simple and constant, and would require no decisions other than to ...
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Can you use two-weapon fighting with unarmed attacks while both of your hands are occupied?

By definition, unarmed attacks are: Striking for damage with punches, kicks, and head butts is much like attacking with a melee weapon... Which do not necessarily need a hand. So, assuming somebody ...
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Is Fighter a better option for unarmed fighting compare with Monk?

This is under the case of single classing only. I see in a optimising site saying that Fighter is a better option than Monk even if you are building a dedicated bare hand warrior. I wonder how does ...
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How might a ghost interact with psionic items, powers, and effects that are made of or produce ectoplasm?

Some background: the ghostly psionic character in question is a ghost due to in-campaign events which I shall skip over unless needed. Mechanically this is represented by a level of ghost racial class ...
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Does Blinking creature loss the benefit on attacking if the opponent can see invisible creature?

You strike as an invisible creature (with a +2 bonus on attack rolls), denying your target any Dexterity bonus to AC. (Blink) If the attacker can see invisible creatures, the miss chance is also only ...
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Can a character fail to gain psionic focus as a result of a Concentration check DC increase as a result of taking damage in combat?

A situation came up recently where a character had no other option than to draw an attack of opportunity while attempting to gain psionic focus. Fortunately the attack of opportunity failed to find ...
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Can you wield weapons in the extra arms from Girallon's Blessing?

Girallon's Blessing states the following: You give the subject an additional pair of arms. Each of its arms—new and old—ends in a clawed hand with fingers and an opposable thumb. The creature's ...
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Stealing Overdrive Healing from a Thoon Thrall

Thoon Thrall is a template from the Monster Manual V (MM5) that bestows the following supernatural ability: Overdrive Healing (Su) This ability works like fast healing 5, but a thrall can gain hit ...
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How to make physical character's combat become more tactical and interesting?

My situation: The fighter-type PCs (fighter, ranger, monk) feels the combats are boring for them. They have nothing to do rather than attack. Their maneuvers (trip, disarm, etc.) usually fail because ...
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