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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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Is Sculpt Spell feature a Evocation School exclusive to avoid hitting allies?

If I cast Stinking Cloud, or Grease, or any other Battlefield Control spell under the Sculpt Spell feat, would it work in order to "create holes" and not hit my allies, or it is exclusive to Evocation ...
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Why build The Cheater of Mystra?

The Cheater of Mystra is a very well-known 3.5e CharOp build. To my knowledge, it dates back to this post from 2004 and almost every description of the build that can be found online is a copy and ...
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Combining Southern Magician and Arcane Disciple feats - Casting Attribute

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat in conjuction with the Arcane Disciple feat: Southern Magician [General] (...) Benefit: Once per day ...
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Is the Elven Lightblade considered a light weapon for the purpose of Two Weapon Fighting?

Is the Elven Lightblade from the 3.5 book Races of the Wild considered a light weapon for the purpose of Two Weapon Fighting?
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How does Mad Foam Rager (immediate action) work?

Reading up on Mad Foam Rager, I am not clear how it works. I am wondering if there's clarity somewhere, such as use cases, or errata or I'm just confused about immediate actions or the word "effect". ...
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Does the Haste Spell give +1 BAB or only +1 attack roll?

So, the haste spells would give a character +1 extra attack and..... +1 bonus on attack roll. Could that be considered BAB or it is just an attack roll bonus? Example: A level 5 Barbarian (+5 BAB), ...
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Southern Magician feat as prerequisite for arcane/divine casters

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat: Southern Magician [General] Your magical studies in Mulan lands have taught you spellcasting ...
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Does Astral Projection makes a vampire even more vulnerable or harder to kill?

A vampire still have a soul (spirit) in 3.5 as far as I know so since Astral projection states:¸ If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically Dying ''physically'' or having it's ...
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Flying movement: does minimum forward speed still apply when ascending?

I've worded the question in two ways, before and after context, both bolded text below. Let's say you have some fly speed with average maneuverability. Speed is not important. You have a minimum ...
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Question about Control Water And Sculpt Spell interaction

I tried to Answer this question: Can “x'/level” area effects be set at smaller sizes? I was trying to find a spell with an area that can become bigger if your caster level is bigger: Control Water ...
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Can “x'/level” area effects be set at smaller sizes?

For example, a 12th level character produces an effect that has "x'/level" area of effect. Can the character control the size of the area of effect, or not? It would be nice to have a quote of where ...
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What are the sources for (un)holy damage and DR for it?

This question has bought up some interesting discussion around (un)holy damage. So far, we appear to have established the following: There does not appear to be any link between (un)holy damage and (...
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Where in Sphere-Space is Telene?

For context: Telene is the world from the Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting known as Kingdoms of Kalamar, published by Kenzer & Company. I have most of their 3.X compatible materials, but I ...
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Can Cleric-zilla work without antimagic fields?

For a long time I have been under the impression that, as the Internet says, clerics (and druids) are better fighters than the fighter. They have a plethora of spells they can use to buff themselves, ...
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D&D3.5e — Damage Reduction — DR/Unholy vs DR/Evil [duplicate]

We've got a party with a Celestial Mystic (Book of Exalted Deeds), and I was reading about his level 9 ability, which grants him DR 10/Unholy. Would this be different from DR/evil, as in it would only ...
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Is there a difference between DR/evil and DR/unholy?

We've got a party with a Celestial Mystic (Book of Exalted Deeds), and I was reading about his level 9 ability, which grants him DR 10/Unholy. Would this be different from DR/evil, as in it would only ...
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Was there a published adventure that dooms the party if they fail a knowledge check?

I've recently seen a very strong claim made about knowledge skills: If someone didn't take Knowledge: Nobility and Royalty and they can't identify heraldry, then you can wind up getting ****ed. ...
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Is there a missing skill in the PHB?

In the player's Handbook version 3.5 the only Engineering type skill listed is attached to Architecture, which implies that it's the form of engineering used to design things such as suspension ...
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Can casters sacrifice memorized spells/available spell slots to avoid detection?

If a spellcaster is trying to avoid being detected as a caster and is caught unprepared (e.g. nondetection is immediately unavailable), is there any way for them to sacrifice memorized spells or ...
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Can a specialist wizard cast a spell that is from both the specialized and prohibited schools?

I have a wizard that specialized in Conjuration. Evocation is among his prohibited schools. There is a spell called "Kelgore's Fire Bolt" (PHB2) that is marked as both Conjuration and Evocation [Fire]....
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Break DC too low?

I am making a Magic Rod out of Adamantine. The normal description of a rod is as such: Physical Description: Rods weigh approximately 5 pounds. They range from 2 feet to 3 feet long and are usually ...
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Song of The Heart for Inspire Competence

I was building a Bard for a 3.5 campaign and I noticed that online, even in this Q&A it's suggested to swap inspire competence for Song of the Heart as a bonus feat (Eberron Campaign). Now, the ...
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Can Alter Reality give you arbitrarily high stats?

I've recently noticed a key line in the text of Alter Reality. The deity can render a magical or supernatural effect permanent. It seems obvious to me that this should allow for a non-Pun Pun ...
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Can you Repeat, Empower, and Maximize Time Stop?

I'm aware of an FAQ-based argument against Persistent Time Stop that also rules out Extended Time Stop. However, is there any RAW argument against Repeated Empowered Maximized Time Stop? By my (...
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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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Does Immunity/Resistance to a type of damage count as Damage Reduction?

Does Immunity to a type of damage or Resistance to a type of damage count as Damage Reduction?
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How can I become guaranteed to move first in an encounter?

3.5e is a very exploitable game and I am vaguely aware of a number of ways to make it highly probable that my character will be the first to move in any given combat encounter. To name just a few ...
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How does the psionic power Immovability actually work?

The psionic power Immovability has a duration of "Concentration". Does it mean that I need to roll more than 10 on the Concentration check each round to keep manifesting it if I'm not under attack, ...
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How exactly does a creature with an alignment subtype suffer alignment-based effects?

For example, say you "redeem" a demon (an outsider with the chaotic subtype), so its alignment is now true neutral. Let's cast order's wrath at caster level 10th on our demon. The spell deals 10d6 ...
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What power I actually get as a Cleric with Fire domain?

Turn or destroy water creatures as a good cleric turns undead. Rebuke, command, or bolster fire creatures as an evil cleric rebukes undead. Use these abilities a total number of times per day equal to ...
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How can I cast two spells at once, while knowing neither, so that I can use Contingency?

I'm trying to settle an argument about Tiamat (as statted in Deities and Demigods, apparently it's pages 93-94). To prove my point, I want Tiamat to have Celerity as a contingent spell. However, she ...
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Can Wish give me a contingent spell?

Wish allows the user to "Duplicate any wizard or sorcerer spell of 8th level or lower, provided the spell is not of a school prohibited to you". Is this enough to give myself, say, contingent True ...
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A Thri-Kreen wielding two long swords two handedly, damage bonus calculation

A Thri Kreen has multiple limbs according to page 15 of the expanded psionics handbook: Multiple Limbs thri-kreen have four arms and thus can take the Multiweapon Fighting feat page 304 of the ...
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Thri-Kreen multi-attack total attack bonus calculation

Would you mind casting an eye over this and check my understanding is correct? This question refers to an NPC I'm modelling from AD&D Pegasus magazine #8. It's a 5th level Thri Kreen fighter and ...
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Persistent Invisibility

If a persistent invisibility spell is cast upon a creature, and that creature attacked, would the spell end, be suppressed, or continue?
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Does an evil clerics holy symbol, if dropped and then found, have an evil aura for the purposes of Detect Evil?

Basically the title. Does a clerics holy symbol have an Aura?
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Does darkvision affect how you see things in regular light?

Darkvision is, apart from being black and white (presumably, greyscale is what they mean, because vision in exactly two shades is very different to how creatures see things in the daytime), "like ...
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Do the Favored Soul and Cleric differ greatly in their options for prestige classes?

As noted here, there is limited information on the optimisation options for the Favored Soul. In addition, it has received less support than the Cleric due to being a non-core class, being solely a ...
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Does the Combat Expertise feat still apply while Dazed?

Question about Combat Expertise in an intense high-level encounter: To simplify there are 6 creatures in this fight. The enemy is a Dragon that goes third in initiative. The Dragon has the feat ...
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Can Favored Souls choose feats that require cleric levels, such as Initiate of Astilabor?

The Initiate of Astilabor feat (Dragon Magic, p. 20) has the following prequisites: Prerequisite: Cleric level 3rd, dragonblood subtype, deity Astilabor. As a Dracolyte silverbrow human having an ...
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Does a Favored Soul really gains turn attempts if he chose the Glory domain from the dracolyte prestige class?

I think I figured a way to give more power to the Favored Soul class (Complete Divine, p. 6-10) that people shun so much and is weak compared to Clerics, not only do you gain a Domain this Way but I ...
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Are there any anti-slavery war deities who also have the Lust domain?

I'm looking for any deities accepted in 3.5 for my character to follow. The character is also CN if that helps any. The domains I'm looking for would be lust and battle/war but also hates oppressors ...
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Can a PC have more than one deity whom they worship?

Can a PC worship more than one deity, and if so, what would be the pros and cons?
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Does a Control Weather effect and Gust of Wind effect stack or not, and why?

Does a Control Weather type effect and Gust of Wind type effect stack or not for purposes of total wind speed, and why? One or more of these effects may arise from items or effects of psionic and/or ...
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Can I benefit from more than one celerity effect in the same round?

Assuming I'm immune to daze (quick recovery does not work it seems, so any other way then like Mark of the Dauntless) I resist it after doing my standard action acquired via celerity that I ...
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Are D&D novelizations considered canonical source materials?

I'm curious if the works of R.A. Salvatore and the like are considered canon source material for D&D campaign games. Or if they are treated more like fanfictions.
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Can Nerveskitter be cast during a surprise round, let's say directly when you realize that you are being ambushed?

Let's say my group is ambushed and no one is aware, the ennemies then have a surprise round against us. As soon as I am aware of the attack (they could jump/charge in front of us, shoot an arrow AND ...
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Character creation for fun. Is this strange? [closed]

After asking a few questions and some of the responses I've received it has made me wonder. Does anyone else enjoy creating characters, unique weapons or gear, or creatures just for fun and to ...
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Can you interrupt the standard action a wizard acquired via celerity with a celerity of your own?

The answers in the Question: A question about Celerity spells confused me... Some people claim that immediate actions are resolved in the order they are called wich I agree, except in the case of ...

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