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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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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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How do you go about making a homebrew mount?

I wanted to make a custom mount but I'm not sure how to fully go about it. What I wanted to do was make a half-Dire Wolf, half-Worg. I've got the idea for the background story of how it was ...
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What is the lowest level that an adventuring party can safely make enough money to take care of a city-state?

Lets say that a party has recently decided to retire from adventuring to focus their efforts in caring for a city-state in need of benefactors. I want to know what the lowest level a party can be and ...
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What benefits does Phylactery Transference transfer?

This question is in relation to this earlier question. The Epic Level Handbook's Demilich has the ability Phylactery Transference, with the following effect: Headbands, belts, rings, cloaks, and ...
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Is this a doable character build in this particular instance? [closed]

I've been debating this for a couple weeks now and I was wondering if this is a doable build, and if a DM would even be likely to allow this considering it is almost entirely home brewed. I am ...
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How can a Demilich use staves, scrolls, etc., and study their spellbooks from a distance?

3.5's Demilich has the ability Phylactery Transference: Headbands, belts, rings, cloaks, and other wearable items kept in close association with the demilich’s phylactery transfer all their ...
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Ankheg as a Dwarf Paladin mount

When adjusting the HD of an Ankheg with the mount bonus; does it became a huge magical beast when it's HD count goes to 5 and above or is still just large?
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Precocious Apprentice + 14+ Ability Score

Does the 2nd Lvl slot given by Precocious Apprentice qualify the character for bonus spells of second level with a ability score of 14 or higher in the corresponding ability?
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Preventing AOO during a charge

A DM ruled that a charge doesnt provoke an AOO because there is a feat that makes jump checks work like tumble. He could not come up with the name or source of the feat. And it was eventually ...
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Is there a way within the rules and options to selectively remove or lose a specific class feature?

A player selects a class or prestige class. Then they realize that a specific class feature (Ex) doesn't fit the character concept. Ignoring it is insufficient, the player wishes to eliminate it. ...
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Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? [duplicate]

Just what the title says, Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? Do any of them stack? Do all of them stack? Which ones, if any?
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implementation of a ranged grapple attack for an artifact weapon

I have created a new artifact as part of a campaign I am running, with properties that seem a perfect match for the campaign, the items history and our party in general. I expect our dim-witted ...
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Is psionic focus itself actually psionic, or magical?

Expanded Psionics Handbook introduced a new use of the Concentration skill to gain psionic focus, which can then be expended in order to “take 15” on a future Concentration check. Various psionic ...
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What happens to creatures Swallowed Whole by a summoned creature when that creature is dismissed?

I am a conjurer and I have a particularly nefarious idea. Granted there are monsters I can summon with the "Swallow Whole (Ex)" ability, and I then dismiss my summon after the summoned creature has ...
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Does a Cure Wounds living spell exist in RAW?

When I heard about Eberron and its living spells, I almost immediately thought about a living Cure Wounds spell (or any "friendly" spell) that may become the pet of one of my players' characters. I ...
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What happens if a dragon gets older but doesn't gain experience?

Chapter 3 of the Draconomicon details how, every couple years, a true dragon must take its next level in its dragon "class". But what if the dragon just sits around, not gaining any XP, and therefore ...
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Do wizards' spells gained per level just appear in their spellbook?

I understand that a wizard gains 2 free spells to add into their Spellbook when they gain a level (pg. 178). What isn't clear is if they have to pay to inscribe the spell or take the time to put the ...
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Is there a template or feat that grants Air Walk as a spell-like or supernatural ability?

Is there a template (whether legal or not, and regardless of level adjustment) or feat which grants Air Walk as a Spell-like or Supernatural ability? Preferably at will. Any books including 3rd party, ...
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Are cleric domains’ granted powers inherently magical?

Many cleric domains specify that you get the abilit to perform some action “as a supernatural ability,” but many don’t say that at all. Are these domains’ granted powers supernatural, or otherwise ...
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How long can a creature without a constitution score run?

The Rules Compendium text on running suggests that a creature can only run for as many rounds as its constitution before (maybe) tiring. How does this interact with creatures like undead that have no ...
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Can the feat Two-Weapon defense be taken with a double weapon?

Note: This question has been answered for D&D 4e, but I'm asking if this also works in D&D 3.5 since the systems tend to differ significantly over different editions. ( Does a Double Weapon ...
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What is the lowest level at which a human could run a marathon in under two hours?

Inspired by What is the lowest level at which a human can beat the 100m world record (or: the presumed human limit) without using magic?, which I read just after finishing the Athens Marathon last ...
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For purposes of the Erudite, what constitutes a Psionic class for PrCs?

The Erudite has the following exception posted in its class description: Exception: If a character with erudite levels gains at least as many levels in another psionic class as he has in his ...
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Can you cast Magic Missile at a Living Darkness spell?

Thanks to this question: Is it possible to launch a magic missile at the darkness? We know it is not possible to cast Magic Missile at an area affected by a Darkness spell, as that area is not a ...
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If a character has a light weapon that is made one size larger, is it treated as a one-handed weapon or a two-handed weapon?

If a character has a light weapon that is made one size larger, would it be considered a 1-handed weapon, or a 2-handed weapon? (I.e Weapons type being: Light, One Handed, Two Handed.)
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Can you trick Astral Projection if you change from an Incorporeal creature to a corporeal creature?

Base assumptions: Character is a 21st level Spell to Power Erudite with the Epic Manifesting feat (allows the use of 9th level spells/powers outside of the Erudite spell list) and this character ...
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How does the spell “Extract water elemental” interact with the energy substitution class feature of elemental savant?

Basically as the title states. The elemental savant energy substitution states that any damaging spell of a certain type is converted to a chosen type (in my instance, fire). Will this spell ...
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Is there a purpose to the goodberry spell allowing spell resistance?

Do any of the published campaign settings have magic-resistant berries or something?
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Is this Trait balanced?

I've decided to homebrew a trait like Unearthed Arcana talks about but I'd like another opinion on whether it's balanced. The idea is someone who works themselves to the point of harm in order to gain ...
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Are there any cleric spells that qualify for the Minor Shapeshift feat?

The Minor Shapeshift reserve feat (Complete Mage, p. 45) would be great for my melee-oriented Cleric. For it to work, you need to have available a "level 4 or higher polymorph spell". Are there ...
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Does Telepathy give the ability to detect thoughts?

The Monster Manual 1 states in the Pseudodragon entry (Pg. 210): Telepathy (Su): Pseudodragons can communicate telepathically with creatures that speak Common or Sylvan, provided they are within ...
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Dragon Rider PRC question (DragonLance Campaign Setting)

Dragon Rider PRC (DragonLance) Does the the bonus hit dice your dragon gains also apply to his age and/or size going up as well? IE: say a 17HD copper dragon (Large, Young Adult) get to apply his 8 ...
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Assassin Mindbender

How can a character that can only cast assassin spells and can't employ invocations meet the requirements for mindbender? Edit: Is there anything in RAW that states that UMD, and a scroll of Charm ...
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Realistically, can Epic spells be cast during combat?

I've been thinking a lot about Epic spells recently and I've noticed the following: It has commonly been observed that without heavy mitigation, the DCs and costs for developing and casting an Epic ...
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Incorporeal Creatures and Astral Projection

I've been mulling over a dream character for some time now. I like to play with Pathfinder as the base with 3.5 material available to be converted for use. Enter the Convert Spell to Power Erudite. ...
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What magic item benefits are built into the expectation of the game?

I often read that magic item progression is built into the game's difficulty, and that it's important for PCs to keep up with the progression in order to not fall behind. Exactly what progression is "...
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Are special abilities with listed costs multiplied by 1.5?

My understanding is that you can basically "combine" magic items, but the second one costs 1.5x as much. So a ring of invisibility at 20,000 gp can be modified to also act like a +1 ring of protection ...
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How can someone prevent others from taking/using their magic item?

Seems simple: you have a powerful item that you don't want the BBEG to steal and destroy or use against you. Are there any effects you can apply to it via crafting that will help keep it in your ...
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Are there limits to object Sizes when a character uses Metamorphosis?

I intend to use an NPC to make her attack a vessel. The NPC is capable of using Metamorphosis as a multiclass Ardent 7, manifester level 11. My idea was to make her metamorph into a flying creature, ...
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Do class tiers change at Epic level?

JaronK's Tier System for Classes is widely accepted. However, every explanation that I've seen for why each class is in its tier makes no mention of Epic levels. I have little doubt that this is due ...
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Why stand on a mount?

Epic Ride checks confer the ability to stand on a mount. What mechanical benefit does this confer? The only description given in the SRD is: This allows the character to stand on his or her mount’s ...
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What is dysfunctional, controversial, or negative about Epic skill checks?

I often see it said that the entire Epic Level Handbook should be dismissed as broken and frequently dysfunctional. However, outside of claims that the entire book is bad, I never see Epic skill ...
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Can magic weapons grant (Great) Cleave or similar effects?

I want to make a melee weapon whose main purpose is mowing down large numbers of low-level creatures. I can't find magic weapon special abilities that grant Cleave, though the specific weapon Sylvan ...