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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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How do I handle targeting and areas of effect in 3-D?

I'm totally OK with regular grid and counting squares for purposes of movement, spell and weapon targeting, and determining areas of effect. Area shapes neatly match with measurements made square-by-...
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How to overcome the distance limit on a Dedicated Wright?

In D&D 3.5 there are a number of types of homunculi that can be crafted by characters with the Craft Construct feat. Among these are Dedicated Wrights, which are specifically called out in their ...
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Arcane Disciple feat as a sorcerer and anyspell greater

With the Spell Domain, can a Sorcerer utilize anyspell greater with the Arcane Disciple Feat? Edit: I think it should work, but Anyspell says: Anyspell allows you to read and prepare any arcane spell ...
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Can you combine Wild Shape and “Bite of the Were-X” Spells?

In our group we had a discussion about whether it's possible to use Wild Shape and simultaneously profit from a "Bite of the Were-X" Spell (Spell Compendium, p. 28/29). The DM (me) did not allow it ...
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How much would it cost to craft a wand of scorching ray?

I am planning to craft a wand of scorching ray for my imp familiar. Currently, I am a level 3 warlock//rogue. Since by the book this is not an item that exists, I wanted to get the accurate price for ...
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What Book was the Kender god detailed in?

In which book for 3.5e DnD was the god of the kender described? obviously it is in one of the Dragonlance books. I remember reading somewhere the kender god was a really chill dude who wanted ...
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How does AC scale with character level?

In D&D 3.5, I know that base attack bonus scales with level. How does AC increase over levels to meet it? I know saves do, so there should be some kind of AC thing? Is it done more with HP, or is ...
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Skill Base Ability Score Changing Diplomacy from Charisma to Intelligence

I'm not sure if my google-fu is just off tonight or if there's a way to change the 3.X/Pathfinder skill Diplomacy from being a Charisma based Skill to an Intelligence based skill. I'd prefer 3.X (...
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Is there a way to turn an Imp into a ranged-attack familiar?

In the campaign I am playing I am a warlock//rogue level 3 and I spent 2 feats (Obtain Familiar and Improved Familiar) in order to get the maximum out of my familiar that is an imp. There are many ...
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Does the Shield spell count as a Shield for Shielded casting?

I'm 99% certain not, but maybe I'm wrong. Does the shield spell count as a shield for eg: Shielded casting?
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How do I determine the value of spellbooks placed as treasure?

I am trying to develop treasure for my players and figure out how much a spellbook is worth based on the level and number of spells held in it. For example, how much is a spellbook that contains one ...
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I'm playing a Marilith demon who is leader of a evil campaign. After hitting very high levels, how should I go about keeping the party together? [closed]

During a while of playing a 2e session with multiple 3.5e conversions, I have recently (In the past 7 years) experimenting with playing Evil campaigns and playing Monster characters such as Mind ...
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How to make research not boring

My players are playing a warlock, a ranger, a rogue/fighter, and an adept (tier 4 campaign). The adept is a knowledge-based adept, and is trying to research a way to stop an ancient evil. Three of the ...
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What are the benefits of multi-classing over gestalting?

I am trying to get my head around understanding the benefit of multi-classing over gestalting. When multi-classing, each class is leveled up separately which hurts the overall progression of your ...
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How does the Disguise Spell feat work against counterspelling?

If my bard with the feat Disguise Spell (Complete Adventurer 108) is the victor in the opposed check (my bard's Perform skill check against onlookers' Spot skill checks) can the spell he cast still be ...
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Are the powers given by binder's vestiges passive?

I am doing some research regarding binder class using the book Tome of Magic. After making a pact with vestige, (eg Naberius since I am going for Binder//Hellfire Warlock and need a vestige to heal my ...
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How does Gust of Wind interact with Stinking Cloud?

My character is standing near a Stinking Cloud. He has the ability to cast Gust of Wind. What happens if he casts Gust of Wind in the direction of the stinking cloud? Does the cloud disperse ...
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What are some ways warlock could benefit from level 3 paladin?

Our DM allowed us to start our Underdark campaign as a gestalt at level 3. Even though my main is going to be a warlock (eventually go for hellfire warlock prestige class) I picked rogue as gestalt: ...
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Can you hit an unlocated and unseen target by throwing a weapon at it after casting True Strike and Guided Shot?

I've recently been discussing a combo found in this chapter of Harry Potter and the Natural 20. If needed, ctrl+f for "I am not walking in that" for the start of the encounter. The relevant part is ...
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What are the main differences in the druid class between 5th edition and 3.5 edition?

What are the main differences between the Druid class in 5th edition vs. the Druid class in 3.5?
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Is there a way to have Shadow Hand save DCs based on Charisma?

I am playing a Spellthief/Rogue and just picked up the Martial Study feat to gain access to Shadow Hand maneuvers. Shadow Hand is a Swordsage-exclusive school and its maneuvers key off Wisdom for ...
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Is Entropic Warding a passive invocation and when is the effect over?

I was wondering if entropic warding is activated passively (meaning it is activated automatically upon recieving damage) or if it requires a standard action casting for it to be active just like the ...
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How many invocations can I cast as a warlock per round?

Yesterday I created a warlock for a new underdark campaign we started. We all started at level 3 so I picked 3 invocations ( normally 2 but I traded 1 feat for 1 invocation). I picked walk unseen (...
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What stops you from crafting items such as wands with Shadow Evocation/Conjuration/Shades?

Since Wish/Limited Wish can indeed be used to craft items(Can you craft magic items using Wish instead of the required spell?) What stops me from creating a wand of fireball with the help of the ...
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Can Shadow Evocation (Greater) Duplicate a Contigency Spell as well as the companion spell?

Edit: It seems that it is possible, but as for the companion spell, would another shadow evocation/conjuration could be the companion spell as well? If Wish can provide a companion spell, I see no ...
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As a DM, how do you adjust the difficulty to create challenging encounters when your party is well constructed (aka Power Players)

I am a newbie DM and started DMing because our current DM was not bringing a nice and engaging story. I am doing really good on the role playing and storytelling, but my encounters had been nothing ...
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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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Why does Withdraw not trigger an Attack of Opportunity?

In D&D 3.5 the Withdraw action is defined as follows: Withdrawing from melee combat is a full-round action. When you withdraw, you can move up to double your speed. The square you start out ...
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Can the Limited Wish spell be used to cast spells from prohibited schools of magic?

I'm playing a silverbrow human sorcerer in D&D 3.5e and a prestige class I plan on taking in the future requires me to select a school of magic to prohibit. I'm having trouble deciding which ...
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Does Shades/Shadow Conjuration/Evocation requires material components?

I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but I just wanted to be sure I didn't miss a rule somewhere, after all it is an illusion. Let's say I use Shadow Conjuration, Greater to duplicate Acid Storm that ...
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What happens to Cleric builds when Divine Metamagic is banned?

For optimized Clerics, Extend Spell, Persist Spell, and Divine Metamagic: Persist are often as good as class features. However, a not too rare house rule is to ban Divine Metamagic (due to its extreme ...
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From an optimization perspective, why use the Prestige Ranger?

Unearthed Arcana, and therefore the SRD, contains rules for Prestigious Character Classes. Namely, the Prestige Bard, the Prestige Paladin, and the Prestige Ranger. I have seen the first two crop up ...
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What is the logic or fallacy behind the Perpetual Power Point trick?

The Perpetual Power Point trick uses two feats. The first is Azure Talent (which grants 1:2 ratio of incarnum in for double the power points out) per point of incarnum invested. When essentia is ...
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Arcane Disciple and Spell Versatility - Casting high level Domain spells with your main casting attribute?

Can you use Spell Versatility from Geomancer, to "mix and match your spellcasting parameters" to change the Arcane Disciple's Wisdom requirement to your primary arcane spellcasting attribute (eg Int ...
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How do I deal with a DM who restricts my character options?

This is my third campaign with a DM. He enforces these rules: Only races from PHB 1 are permitted Only classes from PHB 1 are permitted at 1st level Cross-Classing is not permitted until 6th level ...
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Is there any character option to gain teleport (or any improved version) or the greater plane shift as an at will usage, other than racial ability?

Is there any character option to gain teleport (or any improved version) or greater plane shift, as an at will usage, other than racial ability? I'm not really looking at items, except as a last ...
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How much Wealth should a character have when starting at 5th level?

We are starting a campaign with level 5 characters and my DM doesn't really know how to measure the wealth. He's usually very strict and pushes player to difficult challenges. The DMG has a chart of ...
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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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Can an aboleth enslave three player characters in one encounter?

The entry on the aboleth (MM p.8) says about Enslave (SU) Three times per day, an aboleth can attempt to enslave any one living creature within 30 feet. Does that mean it could enslave three ...
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Can I use a monster's sneak attack ability while polymorphed?

My spellthief (who possesses the type outsider) casts the spell polymorph to assume the form of a kelvezu (Monster Manual II 60, 61—2). Does my spellthief lose his normal sneak attack and gain the +...
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Can you use Divine Metamagic to heighten a spell to a level that you have no slot for?

A 15th level cleric has Divine Metamagic and can cast spells of 8th level, but not of 9th level. Can he spend two turn/rebuke undead attempts to heighten an 8th level spell to 9th level?
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How do I effectively control a fresh animal companion in a way that doesn't slow down the party?

When an animal companion first starts out, it only knows one trick. Does this mean that if I don't choose something like heel for the first bonus trick than I must attempt to "Push" my companion? ...
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Sha'ir Runesmith - how would rune magic work?

I am building a Runesmith based on a Sha'ir base. Everything works fine, except for the two main abilities, I don't fully understand how to combine them in practice. Sha'ir Spellcasting: A sha'ir ...
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What is the DC to break a tree?

A high-strength character (D&D 3.5) attempts to snap a tree or thick branch in half across their knee, or kick a tree down in the forest. This is not dealing damage, this is clearly a Strength ...
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What are the effects of stacking the Extraordinary Artisan feat with itself?

Extraordinary Artisan feat (ECS) as indicated in the table (p49, feat on 53) indicates that it stacks with itself. What are the mathematical effects of taking this feat multiple times?
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Lore connections between Gold Dwarves and Calimshan / Dragons in Forgotten Realms Sourcebooks

What other sourcebooks exist for Dwarven lore, races, classes, feats or equipment specific to faerun beyond the Campaign Setting & the Races of Faerun? Specifically, I'm considering a Draconic ...
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Can a monk's unarmed strikes be enchanted?

I see a lot of forums calling for Kensai and Amulet of Mighty Fists for a monk to enchant their unarmed strikes. I feel it is unnecessary since the SRD states: A monk’s unarmed strike is treated ...
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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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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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How does Saving Throw progression work on Prestige Classes?

I'll try to portray this as best as possible. I have a Wizard 3 and Master Specialist 1. As a Wizard I have the following saves: +1, +1, +3 As Master Specialist on 1st level I get: 0, 0, +2 ...