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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 non-epic methods of time travel (years/decades/centuries) in third edition?

Are there any non-epic methods of time travel (years/decades/centuries, not smaller than a year) in third edition? I'm not looking at short duration tricks, nor am I looking for anything that is a one-...
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Is there a slowest creature in D&D, if so which? [closed]

Based off of my other question What creature or vehicle has the fastest unmodified speed?, I'm wondering if there is a possibly a slowest creature in D&D 3.5e? I am looking for basic speed, no ...
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What creature or vehicle has the fastest unmodified speed?

What creature or vehicle has the fastest speed without any magical or psionic effects, and without any feats or items, AND without any templates or class levels, in 3.5 D&D? In short, no ...
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Is there a way to deal damage to a target without them knowing?

I'm playing a sneaky Poison Dusk Lizardfolk who dabbles a lot in poisons. I want to use a blowgun to inflict poisons on my targets, but I don't want them to know they've been damaged. Basically, ...
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Polymorphing into a creature that is larger than the room

If a character has the ability to transform into different creatures (using polymorph or wildshape as examples), what would happen if they shift into a creature larger than the space they are in? ...
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Fastest land speed creature with HD of 8 or less?

In the interest of haunt shifting an undead creature into a carriage and getting the carriage to go fast, I am looking for what the haunting's base creature should be. With templates, most creatures ...
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Can a grapple be released?

According to the Grappling rules, once all the initial checks and movement are resolved, there's no distinction between "grappler" and "graplee", at least that's how I've always ...
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How does supernatural light interact with magical darkness, and vice versa?

Let's say a character has the exalted feat Nimbus of Light (this is just an example) which makes him shed light: Your radiance sheds light as a common lamp: bright light to a radius of 5 feet and ...
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Are there any rulings for out-of-combat concealment?

I was thinking of out-of-combat uses for the Child of Shadow stance (I'm guessing that out of combat it would grant concealment as long as the user is moving + a bit after), but I don't know if there ...
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Does losing the use of a feat also prevent the use of feats that have that feat as a prerrequisite? [duplicate]

I've seen many similar questions but I've not seen this exactly answered. Let's say that I'm rolling a 10 Int character and gets a temporary buff to Int by an item that let's him pick Combat Expertise....
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Per RAW, does knowing Assassin's Stance allow for feats that have "sneak attack" as a prerrequisite?

I've read that both Craven and Staggering Strike are very good feats for a Sneak Attack oriented swordsage, however, per RAW, I don't think knowing Assassin's Stance would accomplish the prerrequisite ...
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A player got upset because he made a wrong move and now I can't DM

Backstory I'm a newer GM (I've only run 3 3.5e games and 1 5e game over the last 20 years of playing RPGs). My group has a DM/player who is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about all things RPG....
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Is DR/magic weak to all spells, or does it resist spells that cause physical damage?

Ok, so one of the characters in our game is getting DR and is arguing that any damage caused by any spell bypasses the DR. A creature with this special quality ignores damage from most weapons and ...
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Given several restrictions, what's the highest amount of ranged attacks a fighter can make in one turn consistently?

I've been working on a 20th level character concept for a while and trying to optimize it for use in a future game, the requirements would be as follows: Only 3.X WotC handbooks (No 3rd party books, ...
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Is there a way to start leveling Mystic Theurge at level 4 without alternative source or Mad Faith?

For backstory I was making a Grey Elf for a upcoming game. We're starting at level 3 and the GM basically gave us a blank check of "No Dragon magazine, no Third Party, no Pun Pun". In this ...
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Where can I find the web enhancement for the Tome of Battle? [duplicate]

So I found this link: https://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/Absolute_Steel_Stance That says its text was taken from a web enhancement for the Tome of Battle, however the link returns a 404 error. Anyone ...
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What people/deities and places fall under the SRD and how much wiggle room is there?

So I'm working on an original campaign setting but using 5E rules, and in the core and extended rule books it references things like "the Raven Queen" and the "Shadar Kai", "...
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Is there any way though feats for a non-caster tiefling to get wings?

Right now I'm running a Tiefling monk and while I don't think it would be particularly useful to sprout wings, while I was researching feats I found out there are feats specific for tieflings that ...
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How to create a Titanic Creature?

The Monster Manual 2 gives us the Titanic template. This is a template that can be added to any medium or smaller animal or vermin. Among other things, it increases their size to Gargantuan. The book ...
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Is a sorcerer with the domain-access alternative class feature considered both an arcane and a divine caster?

The alternative class feature Domain Access (Complete Champion, p. 52) reads, in part: Choose one cleric domain. If you worship a specific deity, the domain you choose must be one to which your deity ...
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What was this homebrew monster class based on That Damn Crab and other crab memes?

WARNING: The content of this question is potentially disturbing and contains references to animal abuse I remember reading a homebrew class some time ago (within a few years) that has been based on ...
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Is the Ultimate Magus the only arcane dual-progression class?

I am looking for a class to continue the prepared/spontaneous progression that the Ultimate Magus (Complete Mage variant, p. 77) has. Everything but 3rd-party publications is valid. Is there something ...
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Do Hidden Houses Wild Talent feats have prerequisites?

Complete Psionic lists some extra feats which market themselves as alternative versions of Wild Talent. It says that Talaire humans need to take one as their bonus feat, but it doesn't seem to say ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of every monk bonus feat?

I know there aren't as many as fighter bonus feats, but I discovered there are more than the ones listed in the PHB (Stunning Fist/Improved Grapple, Combat Reflexes/Reflect Arrows, Improved Disarm/...
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Awaken on Magical Beasts

The party druid wants to cast Awaken on a magical beast friend it made. Because magical beasts are not animals or trees, I said no, but it got me thinking... is it possible? Suppose the druid made a ...
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Are there any feats that grant at-will ranged attacks that scale off of character level?

Feats which grant damaging effects that scale based on character level seem to be uncommon, but they definitely exist--for example, for monk-type (Superior Unarmed Strike) and rogue-type (Craven) ...
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Do creatures immune to poison still make saving throws?

At 11th level, monks gain immunity to poison. The Poison Healer feat lets you restore hit points when you "succeed on a Fortitude save against a poison". Can monks chug poison to heal themselves, or ...
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Do "Giant's Stance" and "Improved Natural Attack" stack as a Medium character?

Giant's Stance states the following: While you are in this stance, you deal damage as if you were one size larger than normal, to a maximum of Large. This benefit improves your weapon and ...
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Can an urban druid use their companion creature as a divine focus?

Urban druids can have a manufactured object like a gear or a horseshoe as a divine focus, and their companion creature can be a small animated object. Is there anything stopping them from having an ...
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Can you apply Decisive Strike to martial maneuvers?

Most strikes in the Tome of Battle state As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack... Does this mean that you can make that single attack a Decisive Strike by spending a full-round ...
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Does "Claw at the Moon" require the character to make a normal attack roll in addition to the Jump check?

Claw at the Moon's description states the following: ToB p.86 As part of this maneuver, you attempt a Jump check to leap into the air and make a melee attack that targets your foe's upper body, ...
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Is there a difference between "one round" and "until the end of your turn" in terms of duration?

I'm mainly concerned about the effects that last "one round" and "until the end of turn" (like Stone Bones ToB p.84 and Inferno Blade ToB p. 54, respectively). My guess is that "until end of turn" ...
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Being the "creator" of many circlets of spell-eating without downtime

So, this is kind of a silly question but bear with me. My character's a power-hungry wizard. I've figured that he could use the Circlet of Spell-Eating cursed item to get stronger. Forcing people to ...
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Daggerspell guardians - anyone seen/created stats for (3.5) "The emerald knives of seven truths"

In the 'Complete Adventurer' the Daggerspell Guardians are seeking a pair of daggers called the emerald knives of seven truths. "Lore of the Guild: Many of the greatest treasures of the ...
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What are some feats that are required to maximize eldritch blast damage output?

I am working on a warlock build for my next campaign and I am having trouble finding feats that would apply and boost Warlock's eldritch blast damage output. This is because Warlock is not a ...
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Is there any way to gain the endless special quality without carrying around a small necromantic magic item?

Dragon Magazine #354 has a fairly well-known special quality called endless, which prevents aging and all its normal effects, but is unfortunately not actually granted by its associated feat, Wedded ...
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Question about multiplying damage with decisive strike [duplicate]

So, reading another question about Decisive Strike, the answer was that it works the same as a critical, by multiplying its damage and therefore utilising multiple rolls and adding the totals, however,...
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Is the swordsage's recovery interruptable?

I'm new with the whole "martial adept" thing, and while the Tome of Battle itself is kinda self-explanatory, some things are more ambiguous. In the manual it says that a swordsage can recover a ...
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Is there some monster that works like a swarm of bodies?

I want to ask whether somebody has designed a monster that works like a swarm of bodies. Not undead but simply human, dwarf, etc. bodies that are corrupted or something similar. I want this monster to ...
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Can a Ghost use feats that have a strength score as a prerequisite?

A Ghost has a strength score, but it can only use physical force as long as it is on the ethereal plane. When a Ghost uses its manifestation ability, "it partly enters the Material Plane and becomes ...
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Does 'Wild' armour work for Alternate Form?

Could a creature that doesn't have Wild Shape, but -does- have Alternate Form (Such as a Dragon) use armour with the "wild" property to be able to use this armour in all their forms? In the question ...
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Can a lone non-magical human deal with flying targets without projectile/thrown weapons?

Say that for whatever reason, a martial character can't use any projectile (sling, bow, etc.) or thrown (javelin, bloodstorm blade's Throw Anything, etc.) weapons. The whole region is also covered in ...
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Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation: Can it be used offensively?

According to Lords of Madness, the Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation eye ray requires a full round action to use (instead of the standard 10 minute casting time). It has a range of 180 ft. (...
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Is this (slightly revised) conversion of a 5e homebrew race in line with the power of “strong” (but still LA+0) 3.5e races?

I found a 5e "Anime Girl" race on dandwiki.com. Realistically most "anime girls" are just humans with plenty of class levels, but for the sake of general memery with some friends, ...
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Wildshape interaction with craven & rend?

So, a 15th level druid (with other classes added) wildshapes in to a legendary ape. He possesses the following feats/abilities: Craven You take a -2 penalty on saving throws against fear ...
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Looking for a 3.5 reference to a Monster Harvester's Handbook

Back in the day, someone had created a handbook for harvesting parts from monsters. They went through every monster in the SRD and chose parts (and fairly reasonable prices for those parts). I was ...
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How does the spell Siphon work for a caster who is both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells?

If I have a multiclassed spellcaster (both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells), can I use Siphon (Complete Scoundrel, p. 102) to regain one or more spell slot/s of any class I wish? Or Is ...
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Is there supposed to be a huge difference in power between demon princes and archdevils?

The Book of Vile Darkness for 3e introduces statblocks for both demon princes and archdevils, and with a couple exceptions, they all have HDs in the mid-to-high 30s. Then Fiendish Codex I comes along ...
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Method of restarting a rage in the same encounter?

A barbarian can fly into a rage only once per encounter. (Barbarian class description → Rage feature description) This line is making me sad; I want to be able to end a rage and start a new one more ...
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Half-orc subraces?

I am interested in finding alternative subraces for half-orcs, especially those with less-terrible ability scores. I am aware of the Unearthed Arcana environmental variants (aquatic, arctic, desert, ...

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