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

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Spell Conversion up

Okay, so I'm playing in a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder game, everything in print available. Some of the players are wanting to 'convert/combine' multiple lower level spell slots into a higher level spell ...
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How does a 10th level Incantatrix count when adding several metamagic feats?

The capstone ability of the Incantatrix prestige class (Player's Guide to Faerûn, p. 61), Improved Metamagic, says: At 10th level, an incantatrix has mastered metamagic to such an extent that ...
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Do prestige class levels count for a Cleric Aura?

At 1st level, a Cleric and a Paladin gain an Aura which can be detected via the relevant Detect [Alignment] spell. Looking at a variety of Prestige Classes advancing Divine spellcasting, however, I ...
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Importing 4e-ish Warlock Focuses into 3.5e/Pathfinder [on hold]

I'm playing a D&D 3.X/Pathfinder/Heavy Homebrew game playing a Warlock-esque character, and was wondering if there was a 'easy' way of 'importing' focuses from 4th edition. Secondarily, I know ...
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Getting Travel Devotion as a Ruby Knight Vindicator?

The Travel Devotion feat (Complete Champion, p. 62) is recommend for most melee builds: moving as a Swift Action allows positioning one's character before unleashing a Full Attack. The Ruby Knight ...
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Do Deathstrike Bracers work with thrown melee weapons?

The Magic Item Compendium features the deathstrike bracers, a magical item which allows a character to critically hit or sneak attack many enemies that would otherwise be immune: When activated, ...
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Fog Cloud (or similar) intersecting with Invisibility

If an invisible creature or object intersects with the effect of e.g. Fog Cloud, is the intersection volume filled with fog or with nothingness? The use case is to try to spot the nothingness which ...
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What type of stone do targets of Flesh to Stone, and Petrification, turn into?

To what kind of stone creature or character is turned with petrification or flesh to stone type spells? The Petrified condition is the result of various monster abilities A Petrified character ...
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What happens when a spellthief steals a spell from a sorcerer?

The base class spellthief gains at level 1 the supernatural ability steal spell that, in part, says A spellthief can siphon spell energy away from his target and use it himself. A spellthief who ...
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How much should PCs earn as guards?

If a merchant hires the PCs as guards, how much should the PCs earn?
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Are there any rules covering selfmade gear as starting equipment on higher levels?

Let's say that a player creates a 6th level character with maximum possible ranks in craft (armorsmithing) . They want to start with selfmade full plate armor. Should they still cover the full price ...
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Can a Spiked Gauntlet worn by a polearm-wielding Fighter allow him to do attacks of opportunity with it?

If a fighter is wearing Spiked Gauntlets wielding a Ranseur, does he threaten both the 5' area around him with the piked gauntlets and the 10' with the Ranseur which would allow him to make an attack ...
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What makes a good Prestige Class for a Monk? [closed]

As it says in the title, I'm asking for advice on which Prestige Class works best with the Monk. What I'm asking for, more specifically: What Prestige Class has the best synergy? That doesn't require ...
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Can you take free actions during attacks of opportunity?

I have read some claim that free actions cannot be taken during attacks of opportunity. However, Free Action Free actions consume a very small amount of time and effort. You can perform one or ...
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Does the Detect Magic spell detect active supernatural abilities of a creature?

Are active supernatural abilities of a creature detected with the detect magic spell? For example a doppelganger shapechanged into an innkeeper doing detect thoughts on patrons. If a PC enters the ...
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D&D 3.5 A party of 10lv can defeat Tarrasque [closed]

I'm dungeon master and characters has awaken Tarrasque, team is like the following: barbarian, 10 level wizard, 10 level cleric, 10 level mage, 10 level fighter, 10 level ranger, 10 level Mages don'...
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Can detect magic find a detect thoughts spell in effect?

One NPC casts a detect thoughts spell before meeting with the PC. Once with the PC, he starts using detect thoughts to read the minds of the PC around him. One of the PCs happens to have a detect ...
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How to portray the relationship between orthons and steel devils in strictly-lawful Hell?

According to Fiendish Codex II, a steel devil is Rank 6, CR 6 lesser devil, and an orthon is Rank 10, CR 8 greater devil. Fiendish Codex II also says, Steel devils are intensely loyal to each ...
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LA-Buy off Confusion

So our game is starting at ECL5 due to the fact that everyone is given a +1LA at the very beginning as part of the story. I wanted to use Unearthed Arcana to buy the level off at lvl 3 and instead ...
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What's the best way to handle Magic Marts in 3.5e?

I have been thinking about how much Magic Marts take me out of the game. I'm wondering if there's really a solid solution in 3rd Edition to prevent the acquisition of magic items from being too simple ...
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Cheapest way to cast spells with sword and (heavy) shield?

Suppose a spellcaster wishes to use a heavy shield, or even a heavier shield like a tower shield. Divine, so arcane spell failure doesn’t apply, but they are using a weapon. Since heavy (and heavier) ...
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Is Arbalester's crossbow eligible for item familiar feat if it is enchanted?

According to the Arbalester's description Receive Enhancement (Ex): The crossbow built into an arbalester can be magically enhanced as if it were a normal masterwork weapon. I also checked the ...
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What are the types of Homunculus?

I have been reading on the artificer class from D&D 3.5 an the class mentions that the artificer is not limited to the homunculus described in the monster manual. What i wish to ask is what types ...
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Are there any cheap solutions to deal with Sickened condition?

Are there any mundane items that deal with sickened condition?
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Can an Ice Devil give a command to his Hellfire Engine by telepathy?

Can Ice Devil (Monster Manual) give a command to his Hellfire Engine (Fiendish Codex II) by telepathy? The Telepathic Bond spell says: You forge a telepathic bond among yourself and a number of ...
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Can telekinesis or wind affect incorporeal creatures?

Are incorporeal creatures affected by the following effects? Telekinesis Object thrown by Telekinesis Wind caused by fan Wind caused by Control Wind spell or Control Weather spell
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How can a lawful good Paladin help a lawful evil Giant? [closed]

The story: The Fire giant King has a daughter who was possessed by a powerful Demon. The Daughter is also a powerful evil Cleric with a hundred followers. Under the influence of the Demon she and her ...
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Is it mechanically possible to be afraid of yourself? [closed]

I found the following quote on Tumblr: You are afraid… of yourself. You have to spend your turn running away from yourself, and you have disadvantage while you’re in line of sight of yourself. Can ...
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Do spells that have range originating from the caster start in a grid intersection or the center of his square? [duplicate]

The rules say: The point of origin of a spell is always a grid intersection. PHB, p.175 Fireburst, for example, "extends" 10 feet radius around the caster. But if you count from a grid ...
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Can you trip a jumping character?

I have a frankly nightmarish build with a lot of reach and a huge bonus to tripping. Then I started wondering about how this build would fare in a fight with an ubercharger. You can trip while ...
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Are size modifiers relative?

In D&D 3.5e, size modifiers are as follows: Fine: +8 Diminutive: +4 Tiny: +2 Small: +1 Medium: 0 Large: –1 Huge: –2 Gargantuan: –4 Colossal: –8 These size modifiers are applied to a creature's ...
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Why doesn't Acid Arrow go against Spell Resistance?

I've seen and understand that Acid Arrow doesn't go against Spell Resistance, as shown here. But I have no clear idea for a basis of why this would be the case? Even if you were flinging the dart that ...
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How would a raven familiar bite through a bowstring?

Our warlock is level 8, and has a raven familiar. The raven scouted ahead and found some guards up on a hilltop fortress. It’s in the middle of the night, and the bows are left relatively unattended. ...
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Is there a means by which to “shape” a spell?

Is there a way to shape a spell to, for instance, strike a single point so a fireball can be used as a sort of shaped explosive? Sculpt Spell has a series of shapes you're limited to and does not ...
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Pricing a homebrew magical item allowing the use of a random spell

Most of my players are magic users, so I created a homebrew wondrous magic item that I hope they will find slightly useful and mostly enjoyable for many game sessions to come (they are mostly level 6 ...
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Bloodclaw Master's Superior TWF and Natural Weapons

I'm working on a build for a shifter with four natural attacks while shifting. I'm already taking levels of Warblade, so I looked at Bloodclaw Master, the shifter-themed prestige class for martial ...
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Does a druid wildshaped into a form with regeneration continue to regenerate at 0 hp?

Say I have wildshaped into a form that has regeneration, and I have not taken any lethal damage, but I have suffered enough non-lethal damage to go to 0 hp. What happens? I revert back to human and ...
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Hammer of Moradin - Hammer return and additional attacks

What kind of magic enchantment would make my war hammer return immediately before my next attack so I can make four ranged attacks? Few details: I would like to have my character (22 lvl multi class ...
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Is there an opposite for Dark Speech?

3.5e Book of vile darkness Page48 mentions dark Speech. In short, it's a language of the evil gods of pure vileness. I was wondering if there is also a Good aligned variant of this?
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What happens if you scry a target that's invisible?

What happens if you scry a target with either scrying or greater scrying while the subject is under the effects of a (Greater) invisibility spell? This is assuming the target fails her will save and ...
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Can you attack again with a natural weapon using Improved Trip?

Normally you can only attack once in a round with a natural weapon, regardless of BAB. However, Improved Trip grants an extra attack outside of BAB with a successful trip; could you make that attack ...
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How many Blast Shapes / Eldritch Essences can a Warlock combine?

A Warlock can apply Blast Shapes and Eldritch Essences to his/her Eldritch Blast ability. These alter the effect and/or shape of the Eldritch Blast. My question is: How many Blast Shapes and how many ...
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How can I prevent casters from stealing the spotlight from non-casters?

I have been running a game of D&D and the group is split with two non magic users (Fighter, Barbarian), one quarter-caster (Paladin), one half-caster (Bard), and two full casters (Cleric, Wizard). ...
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How do I make a Rules-Legal Glow-in-the-Dark Monster in 3.5?

I'm gearing up to DM an urban d&d 3.5 setting. It's loosely based on cityscape. The party is low level (3) and includes: an urban ranger, a crusader, a rogue/wizard who wants to become a prestige ...
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How many Undead can be under a Dread Necromancer's command at any given time?

The description of a Dread Necromancer's Undead Mastery ability says the following: In addition, when a dread necromancer uses the animate dead spell to create undead, she can control 4 + her ...
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How long does Snow Spider (Frost) Paralysis last?

The snow spider is a monster detailed on pages 154 and 155 of Frostburn (AKA It's Cold Outside) and has a poison listed as 1dx dex damage (based on spider size) and it has paralysis as a secondary ...
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Can incorporeal creatures interact physically with other incorporeal creatures?

So say a ghost wants to shake hands with another ghost. Can they do that? Can they attack other incorporeal creatures with physical weapons in the same way ethereal creatures can?
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What is a known spell for the purpose of the Uncanny Forethought feat?

The Uncanny Forethought feat (Exemplars of Evil, p. 26), among other benefits, allows a spellcaster such as a Wizard to leave a spell slot open and then later: [...], as a full-round action, you ...
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What kinds of rods can be crafted?

I get that a wand stores one spell, a staff several spells and a rod can have other effects attached to it. This makes you rather free in creating staves and wands, by which I mean that as long as you ...
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In D&D 3.5, need conversion advice regarding npc lizardfolk divine caster [closed]

So I'm currently running a D&D 3.5 campaign that started with the old 1st edition "Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh" and is now about to start the "Danger at Dunwater" portion of the trilogy. I'm ...