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For questions about Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.

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Does the Targeteer variant Fighter's Sniper ability actually require you to make attacks?

Dragon magazine issue 310 introduces the Targetteer variant of the Fighter class, which has the following bonus feat option: Sniper: When using the full attack option the targetteer can sacrifice ...
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How do temporary HP stack in D&D 3.5 under the rules as written?

Just what the title says: how do temporary HP stack in D&D 3.5 under the rules as written? I have a way that I run the game, which has worked for me just fine. Based on some other answers here, I ...
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New Character on Player Character Death, what level?

I have just had a character death. The party are 14th level but there is little to no chance of resurrection etc (and not sure the player would want to anyway), the character was the party Cleric and ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

How much knowledge do NPC sellers of magic items have about the magic items that exist in the world? Let's make it more specific and talk only about wondrous items sellers. More info: Players creating ...
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How does the Ring of the Darkhidden interact with spells/effects that detect/reveal/dispell invisibility?

The Ring of the Darkhidden is found in the Magic Item Compendium page 122 and says: You are invisible to darkvision, although you are fully visible in normal light. How do spells such as See ...
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Why is metamagic considered unbalanced?

Metamagic is widely considered to be one of the most tried and tested methods of breaking the game. Certainly, I have little doubt that the "something for nothing" deals that approaches that ...
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Player erinyes ECL (equivalent character level)?

One of the players of our campaign (level 30) is planning to play an erinyes. Reading the savage species, a monster character erinyes has 6 HD and 7 Level adjustment (LA) for a total of 13 ECL (...
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Which Epic Spells don't follow the Epic Spell rules?

As has recently been pointed out, the pre-statted Epic Spell Superb Dispelling has a limitation that the Dispel Seed ought not to grant. Ignoring the DM's ability to approve anything, what other pre-...
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Dream Vestige attack bonus

Dream Vestige, a monster from Libris Mortis, has a Tendril attack: Attack: Tendril +15 melee touch In my understanding the attack bonus consists of: +8 base attack bonus +5 dexterity modifier -2 ...
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Which version of the red wizard’s circle magic is correct, the text or the example?

Dungeon Master's Guide page 194, Circle Magic feature of the Red Wizard prestige class reads as follows: Circle Powers: The first use of circle magic is to empower the circle leader with the strength ...
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Standing while tripped [closed]

In my time playing 3.5, Improved Trip has been the go to over all the other Improved "other actions". Improved Trip Benefit: You do not provoke an attack of opportunity when you attempt to ...
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High-level party and Low-level adventuring experience points issue

I am running a mega dungeon, and the party has been completely finishing off the parts of the adventure that are more than 5 levels below their party level. This means they are finding plot points and ...
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Must a War Weaver make a touch attack to target friends with touch spells at range using Enlarged Tapestry?

War Weaver (Heroes of Battle, p. 112) gives a spellcaster the ability to cast harmless touch spells at range, via the Enlarged Tapestry class feature: At 5th level, you can stretch your magic across ...
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Rules for creating new Warlock invocations [duplicate]

I see that there is only a post on the website with rules for creating a new spell (Rules for creating new spells?), and I have a similar question: How can I create a new (normal, non-epic) invocation?...
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How does the Ring of Greater Counterspells interact with the Mordenkainen's Disjunction spell?

When dealing with other spells that a Wizard really doesn't want to be caught unaware by, I see the Ring of Greater Counterspells recommended as near-mandatory equipment. Yet, in discussions of ...
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Does Masterwork circumstance bonus stack with competence bonus on a Magic item?

If you create a Masterwork Tool for say, a Flute, this gives you +2 circumstance bonus to play it. Say it was also enchanted with Skill bonus (competence) +5, will it now be +5 or +7 to play?
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Creators Level Requirement for Gloves of Dexterity [duplicate]

Is there any requirement on the creators level for, say, creating Gloves of Dexterity? IE if you can create Gloves of Dexterity +2 can you also create +6 as well?
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Iron Maiden prestige class—Tome of Battle homebrew (v2)

Iron maiden v1 Not a lot to say, per se, up front, since the goal is for the class to read like you just came across it in Chapter 5 of Tome of Battle. See the preamble to v1 if you are unfamiliar ...
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Differences between 5e and 3.5e [duplicate]

I'm thinking about playing a game of 3.5e with some friends, but I've only played/DM'd 5e games. So, what's the primary differences between the two, just so I'm not jumping in completely haplessly? ...
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How to dispel high spell of epic casters?

In our epic campaign we have now found an issue with dispel magic. dispel magic greater (PH 223) allows to make a dispel check (1d20 + your caster level, maximum +20) against the DC (11 +spells caster'...
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Preventing automatically failed saving throws on a natural 1

I am looking for ways for a character to become immune to the (5%) chance of automatically failing a saving throw because of a natural one on the d20 roll. Aside from the Knight class at level 17 You ...
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Can I wear a robe of the vagabond over an armor?

Reading Robe of the Vagabond (Complete Champion 141) it says that the body slot is "torso". In the Rules Compendium page 83 and the Dungeon Masters Guide page 214 it is written that armors ...
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Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a 3.5e game to use the Pathfinder 1e version of Smite Evil?

Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a DnD 3.5 game to use the Pathfinder 1st Edition version of Smite Evil? It lasts the whole combat rather than just the selected attack.
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Iron Maiden prestige class—Tome of Battle homebrew

See here for v2 of this class I would like a review of this Tome of Battle-based prestige class I wrote. I decided to go ham on the write-up and do the full entry as Wizards themselves did (I even ...
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If a character with 4 main-hand attacks and the Perfect Multiweapon Fighting epic feat, does using the Haste spell grant them a 5th offhand attack?

A character, without using haste, has 4 attacks on main hand, and the epic feat Perfect Multiweapon Fighting: You can make as many attacks with each extra weapon as with your primary weapon, using ...
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Are there any guides or examples how to apply D&D 5e's concentration mechanic to 3.5e?

3.5e's quadratic wizard quickly outpaces mundane characters in power as buff spells stack up in later levels. 5e seems to have addressed that aspect of magic power creep with concentration. How would ...
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Does spell resistance apply to grafts?

Perusing the Fiend Folio on page 208, I note the following: A graft is not a magic item: It does not radiate magic once completed, it does not count against a creature’s limit for magic items worn, ...
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Can flying creatures fly forever without needing to land to regain stamina?

There are many creatures that can fly in DnD. However, none of the templates show any need to land and regen stamina after flying for so long. Is that actually a thing in DnD, or can flying creatures ...
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Most Overpowered Supporting Cohort - Crafter or Buff-Station? [closed]

Up until recently, I lived under impression that there is no better use of Leadership than personal crafting station, AKA Artificer. Effectively crafting everything at 1/4th of the price (28.12%) is ...
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Can you see yourself when Invisible?

If you are invisible can you see yourself and things you are holding? For example can you use a scroll whilst invisible assuming you can't see invisible yourself?
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Casting scrolls while hiding?

How do you rule on a rogue that is invisible (superior invisibility), incorporeal, hiding in plain sight (sop) casting from scrolls? Does he get penalties to hide? Does the scroll emit lights which ...
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Is it impossible to spot an invisible character from farther than 30 feet?

The Rule Compendium, page 76 (invisibility) introduces the concept that it is possible to spot an invisible character within 30 feet (with a spot check that would be minimum 20+20= DC40). Does this ...
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Does a rogue need to Hide after every attack of a full round attack ranged? [closed]

Based on the answer from KRyan to my previous question about full round attacks done by a rogue hiding in plain sight I know that the rogue needs to roll for hide after every melee attack. so if the ...
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Does touch attack ignore any armor bonuses?

Reading the touch attack description it says that it ignores any armor bonus. Does this mean they also ignore magical properties of the armor? Example: Does this mean that a creature attacking with ...
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Strong, safe from harm, Polymorph form for a Familiar

I reached the stage of the game in which I have access to two familiars and Imbue Familiar with Spell Ability. I want to use this combination to both improve my Action Economy and be able to cast ...
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Are spot enhancements inferior to hide enhancements?

I have been searching ways (with spells and items) to enhance the spot check and ways to enhance the hide check (with spells and items). We have a PC in our campaign maxing out his spot and another ...
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Can a crusader use Stone Power to negate damage delayed by steely resolve?

Crusaders (Tome of Battle p. 10) have a feature, steely resolve, that allows them to delay the damage they take until the following round. The size of the delayed-damage pool is limited based on their ...
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Martial Spirit stance with Improved Trip and Knockdown

Crusader with the Martial Spirit stance that also has the feats Improved Trip and Knockdown. If the crusader hits for over 10 points of damage, they would be allowed to trip the target. If the trip is ...
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How do you play a LA+1 race at level 1?

How do you play a LA+1 race at level 1? I have a group starting, and want to keep things equal with the players. I have one player who would like to play a LA+1 race. How do I balance all of this to ...
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Base attack bonus of a character who acquires outsider levels

I'm attempting to represent a character who is a 12th level Wizard / 4th level fighter who then acquires 15 HD of outsider levels. Which base attack bonus is correct? 12th level Wizard / 4th level ...
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Where are the 3.5e errata? [duplicate]

I am posting this question as in all the previous answers that I have found the links are expired. Do the errata for each book of D&S 3.5 still exist?
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A question about disembodied monsters and blinding spells on them

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the characters, a cleric, wants to choose an invisibility spell. This is not the problem. The problem is how this spell works ...
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Is there a combined Wizard and Sorcerer?

Is there a cross wizard and sorcerer type class or a way of achieving the following. Some of the spells selection are limited like a sorcerer and other slots can be prepared like wizard? I am not ...
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Power of True Restoration in Magic Item?

In the adventure Dragon's Delve Level 7: Sprawl of the Demon Liege, Room 185, the characters can gain a Magical Candlestick that has the power of true restoration (CL 16), which can be activated once. ...
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Feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier to offhand weapon damage?

I seem to remember having seen a feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier when dealing damage with your offhand weapon when you two-weapon fight but I can't find it now, in Pathfinder ...
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How to spot a sneaky character that uses Hide in Plain sight + leaves no trace + has high "hide" ability

I see this question as the continuation to a previous question (best-ways-to-spot-sneaky-characters). What are all the possible ways to spot an NPC or a player that has Hide in Plain sight (HiPs), ...
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In Sinister Spire's Drow save bonus?

In the adventure DD2 Sinister Spire all the Drow have an extra bonus on their saves against spell and spell like abilities. Where does this come from? (ie the Matron has +10 and the guards have +3).
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Hide in Plain sight (HiPs) - does it work if I cast light on myself?

Could a rogue with Hide in Plain sight (SP- e.g. shadowdancer) (HiPs) cast on themselves the spell light just to create shadows to hide in? Reading "light and darkness" in the rule ...
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Hide in Plain sights (HiPs)- is there any need to bluff or distract the observer?

Can a player with HiPs ignore the need to make a distraction or use bluff to avoid the observer having a clue on where they hide? For example, at the start of their turn they declare to hide with HipS,...
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What healing spell did Cadderly cast on Ivan Bouldershoulder?

In the R.A. Salvatore books Cleric Quintet, Ivan Bouldershoulder was seriously injured. Cadderly put a ring of Regeneration on, then cast a spell that removed the wounds from Ivan and they appeared on ...
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