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The original release of Dungeons & Dragons third edition from 2000, not including the v3.5 revised edition.

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3rd-party Knowledge-focused prestige class that can read books quickly

I remember having had read the description of a prestige class D&D 3.0 or 3.5 supplemental book. If I remember correctly, it was none of the official WOTC sources. I think it was a book in black ...
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Were clerics without a god limited in how many levels they could gain?

It's been almost two decades since I last played D&D, so my memories of it are slightly fuzzy. I know that third edition allowed clerics to follow an ideal rather than a god, and still get spells ...
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Was this rule updated/changed in 3.5?

Savage Species, a 3.0 book, included a rule for when a template makes a monster with LA - playable. In cases when a template makes an otherwise unplayable creature into a viable character (such as ...
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Is the Arch Psion's Psionic Energy Discharge sufficiently similar to the Warlock's Eldritch Blast for item creation purposes?

3.5 Item creation rules specifically call out Eldritch Blast a having no psionic analog, and thus psionic characters cannot create or assist in creating items that use that class feature as a ...
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How might a ghost interact with psionic items, powers, and effects that are made of or produce ectoplasm?

Some background: the ghostly psionic character in question is a ghost due to in-campaign events which I shall skip over unless needed. Mechanically this is represented by a level of ghost racial class ...
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Book of Exalted Deeds edition 3.0?

Although, printed in 2003, both page 6 and 191 list all 3.0 books it is designed as a supplement to and doesn’t have the 3.5 revision stated on page 6 as it should for a 3.5 book would. Isn’t it a 3.0 ...
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Are the 'Rules of the Game' web articles for using special attacks as attacks of opportunity corroborated by any other source?

To provide some context, I am prepping a new direction for my players in to the the worlds of H.P Lovecraft for a change of pace. So I would like to use the D20 rules for that and I had a mind to try ...
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Why are all monasteries human?

In "Hero builders guidebook" a recurring theme is that all monasteries are in human lands only, with the book not even mentioning the idea of other races founding them. This makes it ...
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Where can I find the D&D 3.0 FAQ?

I've seen reference in a few old posts about the D&D 3.0 FAQ that may shed some light on a subject my friends and I have been talking about, but I can't seem to find it available anywhere online. ...
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Is there a correct way to transfer the gloaming race from 3rd edition to 5th edition?

I've been playing in a 3rd edition campaign for quite a long time and the DM has recently decided that they would like to continue in 5th edition. My character in this campaign is a gloaming which is ...
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How is Lung in Lung Dragon correctly pronounced?

OK, so I've fished out my copy of 3rd Edition Oriental Adventures, and on looking at the lung dragons' entry in the monster chapter, I'm unsure how to pronounce lung- is it the same as the breathing ...
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Is there a way to use Strength for the Perform Skill?

How (if possible) would one utilize their Strength ability score with the Perform Skill? Be that in lieu of Charisma or in addition to it. There are so many ways to shuffle the ability score that ...
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Are the Living Greyhawk materials considered first party creations? [closed]

Are the Living Greyhawk materials considered first party creations, and why or why not? Despite being created by non employee volunteers, the materials were endorsed by WoTC, thus I hear conflicting ...
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Looking for Dragon Magazine issue promoting 3E Barbarian class

The issue was released some months before 3rd Edition made it to the stores; at the beginning of it there was a section describing how the barbarian class worked in 3E, including a sidebar extolling ...
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Is there a way to change 3e stats into 5e stats?

Is there any way (preferably and online generator or something akin to that, but I can do it by hand too), to quickly and hopefully simply, change a stat block like Medium Aberration HP 8d8+8 (44 hp) ...
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Why was the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting for 3e not updated to 3.5?

The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (3e) was a supplement published in 2001. Then, in 2003, D&D 3.5e was released... I have been waiting for a 3.5 version of the Forgotten Realms Campaign ...
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Who composed the music for the CD attached with 3e Player's Handbook?

Goal: I'd like to find the full audio track/collection to listen to, if possible. Details and research: Also called "Character Generator" or "E-Tools", here is a link to a clip of ...
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What published source contained antimagic oozes?

So, I was talking with a friend about how to disable divine casters in D&D 3.5e, and they raised an intriguing possibility in that an unfortunate encounter with something called an "antimagic ...
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is it possible to get an ability score of 30 or more an any way? how?

I have noticed spellcasters ability to get bonus spells from having a high ability score depending on class (wisdom for clerics and paladins, intellgence for wizards, charisma for bards and sorcerers, ...
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how do range increments work?

I have seen range increments before in the player's handbook, but I'm not sure if they are how far the weapon can be used from, or if they are actual increments. can someone tell me?
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What is the origin of "Improved", "Lesser", and "Greater" in spell names?

In D&D 3rd and 5th edition, many spells have variants that begin with the words "Lesser", "Greater", or "Improved" attached to the name of the basic variant of the ...
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Is succubus in savage species underpowered?

One of my friends mentioned wanting to play a succubus in a pathfinder game and wants to use the savage species succubus class for it though at a glance the succubus class in savage species seems ...
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Do you get feats in addition to feats you get from your hit dice as a monster class?

In Savage species several sample monster classes give feats at certain levels. Are these supposed to be feats in addition to feats they get via hit dice or do they count as the feats from the hit dice?...
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Can you send an enemy flying by dealing damage?

I seem to remember a "build" for D&D 3 or 3.5 that if you damaged an opponent, they would have to make a Strength check vs the amount of damage done or be sent flying in 5 or 10 foot ...
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Can a Decanter of Endless Water be changed to produce other liquids? [closed]

Is there any way to have a Decanter of Endless Water pour out other drinkable liquids? If so, how could I get one? It seems reasonable to me as a possibility. If not how might you go about modifying a ...
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How many official WOTC cleric spells exist in 3e / 3.5e d&d? [closed]

I am wondering just how many different spells a cleric has access to. Since they do not need to learn spells and can cast them all, I want to know how many different 3e and 3.5e cleric spells were ...
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Is Greater Link Spell as limitless as it appears?

I recently found this link, allegedly giving the text for two metamagic feats from Magic and Mayhem. The following, with typos corrected, got my attention: Greater Link Spell [Metamagic] You can cast ...
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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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How to read the elven on the 3rd edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting cover?

The cover for the book in question has inscriptions in the espruar script on its outer circle. According to one of the authors, it means: “We remember cities now in ruin and forests murdered, yet ...
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Converting difficulty class (DC) of checks from D&D 3E to 5E

I'm looking at converting the 5th-level D&D 3E adventure The Speaker in Dreams to the fifth edition and I'm noticing a lot of DCs from 20 to 30. Were difficulty classes higher in 3E or were ...
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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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What are the sources for (un)holy damage and DR for it?

This question has bought up some interesting discussion around (un)holy damage. So far, we appear to have established the following: There does not appear to be any link between (un)holy damage and (...
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Where in Sphere-Space is Telene?

For context: Telene is the world from the Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting known as Kingdoms of Kalamar, published by Kenzer & Company. I have most of their 3.X compatible materials, but I ...
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What books did WotC give Arthaus's official permission to publish?

I'm looking for the titles that include Arthaus's Ravenloft with this and Arthaus's Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game?
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Which books are in AEG's Oriental Adventures product line?

Which books are in AEG's Oriental Adventures product line? The books in that line are the ones that WotC gave permission to use this logo.
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Which D&D 3.0 & 3.5 Kingdoms of Kalamar books are considered officially licensed third-party products?

Hey I Can Chan's answer to the question "How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?" describes a category of products as follows (emphasis mine): officially licensed Kingdoms of Kalamar third ...
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Which D&D 3.0 & 3.5 Dragonlance books are considered officially licensed third-party products?

Hey I Can Chan's answer to the question "How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?" describes a category of products as follows (emphasis mine): officially licensed Dragonlance third party ...
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By the rules, how can you attack while jumping?

At the different tables I've played at, it has always been assumed that you can attack while jumping. After reading this answer I'm not so sure you can. By the rules, what ways can a character attack ...
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What level are the spells the Penumbra (and other) Bloodline feats add to your spells known?

The Penumbra Bloodline feat (Dragon #325) adds a spell to your spells known for each spell level. For some of the spells, the spells are added at the spell level they are listed as in the PHB. However,...
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According to Book of Exalted Deeds, how to choose between two evils?

The Book of Exalted Deeds says that evil means used to prevent greater evil cannot be used by good characters, and says: Some good characters might view a situation where an evil act is required to ...
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What's the story to "WotC gave up on fixing Polymorph"?

This is about D&D version 3.0 through 3.5e. It's been well-established that the Polymorph spell is broken. However, I often see the claim that "Wizards of the Coast (WotC, the game publisher) ...
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Are there any other half-fiends except for Draegloths that were created intentionally by a mortal race?

According to the Forgotten Realms wiki article on Draegloths, they are perhaps the only variety of half-fiend that was created regularly and intentionally by a mortal race. (Monster Compendium: ...
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How far can a half-orc monk with 18 STR throw a pig?

In 3/3.5e D&D, how far can a half-orc monk with 18 strength throw a pig? We shall assume the pig is a domestic pig weighing 200 pounds who looks like Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. The pig will ...
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Vermin Lord has Pincer Claws ability in table that is missing in text

Page 74 of The Book of Vile Darkness shows the table for The Vermin Lord and at 8th level the ability "pincer claws" is gained. However, in the accompanying ability descriptions for the class, that ...
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Is the Exclusive trick the only "official" way to keep others from using Handle Animal on an animal?

I'm asking this because I think it's ridiculous to be able to handle someone else's loyal animal (e.g. a guard dog, animal companion) without training the animal to accept such handling. Exclusive (...
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Is the 3.0 Druid a lower tier than the 3.5e Druid?

When looking at comparisons between 3.0 edition and 3.5, I've noticed something interesting. In some cases, for example here and here, I've seen it commented that the Druid was not playable in 3.0 and ...
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What is the lowest INT required in order to take a class level?

It is commonly thought that 3 INT is the minimum amount required in order to take class levels, but where does it state such? It is often inferred or implied (animals have intelligence 1 or 2, and ...
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Are there any feats that could increase damage output of spellfire's damage?

Using spellfire is a supernatural ability. Are there any feats to increase its damage output? Materials from Dungeon and Dragon magazines are welcome.
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How long does the alternate form of the Hengeyokai last?

A 1st level Hengeyokai is able to change once per day. This once per day is stated to be a change "from human, to animal, and back again." How long does the alternate form of the Hengeyokai last in a ...
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Is there a limit how much spellfire energy can be used at once by a spellfire wielder?

Higher levels of spellfire channeler class allow one to store absurdly huge amounts of spellfire energy. I allowed one player to have the spellfire wielder feat. At 12 character level, with 5 levels ...
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