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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 does Whirlwind Attack interact with Travel Devotion or other swift action movement?

Since swift actions can be used during other actions, what happens if one uses a swift action movement (for example under the effect of Travel Devotion) in the middle of a Whirlwind Attack? Would the ...
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How much can changelings alter the length of specific body parts?

Like with disguise self, changelings can alter their total height by 1 foot. So they could make both their legs 1 foot shorter, and that would work. In theory, they could even turn both their legs ...
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Does armor class protect against damage from falling objects?

Does armor class protect against damage from falling objects? Let’s say we have average Munchkin McGee. Now, he boosts his AC to Celestia and back, then his damage reduction to the Abyss and back. I ...
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Dimension Leap with A Held Rope

My Bard is holding one end of a 100' rope in his hand. The other end of the rope is in a row-boat, either tied to the boat or held by another character in the boat. The Bard casts Dimension Leap to ...
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How many ways are there to increase carrying capacity?

How many ways, via feats, races, classes, etc are there to increase the carrying capacity of a PC?
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How can I become immune to fall damage?

How can I become immune to fall damage? I don’t mean things like feather fall that slow your descent or flight that prevents it from happening altogether; I'm more looking for an option that lets you ...
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Is there a way to add both Knowledge (religion) and Knowledge (the planes) to the Spellthief skill list?

... Other than taking Skill Knowledge twice? (or Skill Knowledge + Apprentice) I'd like this character to enter Ur Priest at level 6, so he needs max ranks in Knowledge (religion) and 5 in Knowledge (...
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How does Scent interact with Mirror Image?

From what I undestand, scent lets you pinpoint the square's direction that a creature occupies. Scent reads, in part: The creature detects another creature’s presence but not its specific ...
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How can I best convert an Oath of the Ancients paladin from D&D 5e to 3.5e?

I'm working on starting a D&D 3.5e campaign with a group of players with whom I've previously played a 5e campaign. One of these players plays a 5th-level Paladin with the Oath of the Ancients in ...
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How does the Celestial Brilliance interact with the Deeper Darkness spell?

I am in doubt about what happens when two area effects that influence a place's light interact with one another. Celestial Brilliance (Book of Exalted Deeds, p. 94) is a 4th-level spell and reads, ...
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Learning or preparing a spell over Telepathic Bond?

Just wondering... Would a telepathic bond spell cast on my helper npc (another wizard of equal or greater level; stationed in a magic library) allow them to "stream" my spellbook's contents to me as ...
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Access to divine casting with low Wisdom?

I started a campaign with a Gnome Bard Illusionist in D&D 3.5. As the campaign played out, due to story and circumstance, I would now like to become a Divine Trickster. The entry requirements ...
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What's the closest-to-legal way to make this semi-homebrew savage succubus have LA+0 and a low level?

I wanted to make a weaker succubus character, so I didn't need all the features of the ECL 12 version in the Monster Manual. Savage Species offers a progression on pages 195-197 that gives everything ...
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What are the features of a Dragonborn Warforged and why is it considered overpowered?

On more than one occasion, I've seen the (RAW-legal) option of stacking the Warforged race with the Dragonborn subtype listed as being very overpowered. It's clear to me that going down this path has ...
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Are there official ways to avoid level adjustment while keeping racial features?

I'm familiar with UA's "LA Buyoff", wherein a high-level character can spend XP to reduce their level adjustment, as well as PGtF's "Powerful Races at 1st Level", which basically gives negative level ...
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What is the Soulknife's Mind Blade ability modifier?

I cannot find it anywhere in the official books. Online, I can find the usual STR modifiers for melee attacks and DEX modifiers for ranged attacked, but I can also find INT modifiers for all psionic ...
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Is there a way to replicate the effects of 5e's Teleportation Circle spell in 3.5e?

In D&D 3.5e, teleportation circle is the name of a 9th-level conjuration spell. The purpose of the spell is to create a circle that remains for 10 minutes, and subjects everyone who enters it in ...
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How does class level rebuilding work if you want to change the order of classes (but not the classes or total number of levels)?

Say a character took 5 levels in duskblade, then 5 levels in abjurant champion, then 5 in cleric, then 5 in wizard (it's not a particularly optimized character). They later decide they want to use ...
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Can you remove/change magic weapon/armor special abilities?

Say you find a +4 goblinoid bane rapier. Nice bonus, but you're not fighting goblinoids. Can you use crafting to remove the goblinoid bane special ability, in order to add on something more relevant (...
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If someone is using multiple Illusion effects, how do they layer?

Say if someone is using a Hat of Disguise, the Rogue ACF Mimic, Alter Self Spell, and a Disguise Self Spell? Which effect would be seen?
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Can I use the Hat of Disguise to make layered illsions?

Can I use the hat to make Multiple effects that are layered? I.E. I look like a Ogre over looking like a goblin, over looking like my self using a disguise kit with the +10 to Disguise to just not ...
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When does the +10 to Disguise work on the Hat of Disguise?

When does the +10 to Disguise take effect? I understand that the +10 works when created, but if you are using the hat to change your appearance, anyone looking will see what you created, and once ...
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Do you get XP again if you beat the same enemy/trap twice?

Say you beat a flameskull or some other enemy that can be revived. On your way back out of the dungeon, you beat it again. Do you gain XP for the second encounter just like you did for the first one? ...
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Can the hat of disguise be used repeatedly against the same creature for new effective disguises?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the workings of the hat of disguise (Dungeons Master's Guide 258) (1,800 gp; 0 lbs.). If a creature that interacts with the illusory disguise created by ...
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What does "AL NG, LE" mean in the description of the city of Brindol in the "Red Hand of Doom" adventure book?

Looking at the description for Brindol in Red Hand of Doom (p. 9), it says: AL NG, LE Any idea what these mean? I assume AL is Adventurer's League but not sure about the rest. The full text ...
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I am using milestone leveling, what happens when a character dies?

In D&D 3.5e, resurrection can be achieved using several different spells. Only the 9th level spell True Resurrection, however, comes with a completely monetary cost; all other more economic ...
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Is the entry for the "Brixashulty" (RotW) erroneous?

I can't seem to find any errata on this, but some of the entries of the Brixashulty (RotW p. 186-187) seem wrong to me. Specifically I am thinking of these: Saves: The Brixashulty has 2 HD, which as ...
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Do Bloodline bonus spells known need to be added to the class that qualified you for the feat?

Bloodline feats (e.g. Air Bloodline) grant additional spells known, and require you to be a spontaneous arcane caster. But are these spells-known only added to the class that qualifies you for the ...
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Are there any rules for picking up non-hostile creatures?

Grapple rules seem to be geared towards a constant struggle between two or more combatants. But are there any rules around, say, throwing a wounded NPC over your shoulder to bring them to safety, ...
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Can you turn a spell into an area spell?

Let me preface this by saying I'm pretty much a complete newb when it comes to the Vancian spellcasting subsystem, so sorry if this one has an obvious answer I just don't know about. Is there a way ...
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What's so broken about Leadership?

The Leadership feat is so widely accepted as game-breaking that I feel no need to even source it. However, upon rereading the feat's description in the SRD, it's not immediately obvious to me that it'...
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Is playing a specialist Enchanter with a hoard of possessed enemies viable?

I'm aware that the typical advice for playing a Focused Specialist Enchanter is "just play a Beguiler instead". Regardless, I've still been reading up on it. It seems like the theory for such a build ...
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Do diseases stack?

Say you're fighting dire rats and get bit 9 times, failing your save each time. If their incubation period rolls are evenly spread, do you take 3d3 Dex/Con damage after 1 day, then possibly 6d3 damage ...
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When does the Psion Power Point recency limit count?

I'm a bit confused by the below and just want to gain clarification. In the book it says, Recent Manifesting Limit/Rest Interruptions If a psionic character has manifested powers recently, the ...
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Is there a difference between confirming a critical hit vs scoring a critical hit in 3.5?

For the sake of this question and my answer is there a mention in the rules somewhere, in the FAQ maybe? because in PF it is confirmed to be the same thing here. Scoring VS Confirming, are they the ...
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How does the skill trick Extreme Leap work?

The skill trick "Extreme Leap" reads: Extreme Leap [Movement] Your extraordinary leaping ability carries you over great distances. Prerequisite: Jump 5 ranks. Benefit: If you make a horizontal ...
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Outsider Type and Racial Traits [duplicate]

My PG is a Shade, so: Racial Traits As creatures of the Plane of Shadows, shades are considered to be of the outsider type. So far so good. The problem is: if the Shade race is already a ...
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How much should I as a GM adapt the rules of my world to suit my players?

I'm DMing a DnD 3.5e game with some combat but mainly focused on narrative and building towards interesting moral themes. I told my players this in session 0. In the game for our last session the ...
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Do you get the extra attack from a Haste spell you cast on yourself with 1 round duration?

A rogue PC in my campaign has just picked up the Trapsmith prestige class and gained spellcasting this way. He picked Haste as one of his first spells. Now I wonder: His current caster level is 1. If ...
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Does Blood in the Water work if I score a critical hit on something immune to critical hits?

Blood in the Water (Tome of Battle, p. 86) states: While you are in this stance, you whip yourself into a terrible rage. When you score a critical hit against an opponent, you enter a near frenzied ...
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Does the spell Snowsong move with me once cast?

The area of the snowsong spell (Frostburn, p. 105) is listed as "30-ft. radius centered on you". Does this mean that the spell moves with me once cast? This seems like an amazing spell, but only if ...
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In terms of optimisation, what's the point of Ruathar?

I've often seen three levels of Ruathar come up in level 20 Cleric builds. Obviously, there's no real disadvantages to taking the class (e.g. it advances spellcasting), but why would an optimiser ...
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How can we confidently say that stacking Reach Spell, Persistent Spell, and Ocular Spell lets you persist almost any spell?

I've recently been reading up on the finer details of The Twice-Betrayer of Shar and found that there exists an objection to whether or not it can Persist the spells that it claims to be able to. This ...
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Is there a 3.5e book detailing Baldur's Gate circa 1380?

I am playing in a game set in Baldur's Gate in year 1380 and I'm trying to understand the geography of the city and its districts at that time (1372 is also good). Which books have a map or a ...
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Are augmented creatures considered their previous type?

For the simplest example, take a vampire, whose type is undead (augmented humanoid). Is it affected by hold person? If the augmented subtype doesn't cause a creature to have its other subtype as a "...
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Polymorph and equipment. How does it work?

What does happen when you polymorph into a creature that has a specific-weapon and uses it to attack? I am not referring to natural weapons. As Alter Self says: You acquire the physical qualities of ...
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Does greater mage hand satisfy the requirement to access the arcane trickster prestige class?

My character is a spellthief and it has no access to level 0 spells. I'd like to get some levels as an Arcane Trickster, but I only have access to Greater Mage Hand, could it be enough to qualify for ...
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Do Dvati qualify for Multiweapon Fighting?

Do Dvati qualify for Multiweapon Fighting? Dvati are a species of soul-sharing twins. Each pair has 4 arms between them. A Dvati 'character' taking the feat has 4 arms. OTOH, of course, if you look ...
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What range categories exist for spells?

The SRD gives us a helpful list of possible ranges for spells: Personal, Touch, Close, Medium, Long, Unlimited, and Range Expressed in Feet. However, this is clearly not a comprehensive list of all of ...
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Can you get "Flurry of Blows" (or "Decisive Strike") from a source other than Monk?

Closely related to this question; I want both Flurry of Blows and Decisive Strike on the same character. Decisive Strike as the main combat strategy for the build, and Flurry of Blows because it's a ...

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