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Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008?

Was the Monster Lore Compendium ever updated after April 6th, 2008? If so, where can it be found? I have read that it was going to be added to the d20pfsrd (yes, d20pfsrd, even though this is a 3.5e ...
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Can the original WotC-published SRD RTF files be found anywhere?

The “Revised (v3.5) System Reference Document” page on wizards.com still exists, but all of its links, described as RTF (rich text file) downloads of a given size, all result in 404 page-not-found ...
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Are there any online guides, official or unofficial, to help create new classes? [closed]

I'm looking at creating a homebrew class for dnd-5e, but have had trouble finding resources to assist with this. The DMG includes guidelines for modifying existing classes, but there don't appear to ...
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Dice Rolls for PBEMs [closed]

Is there an online dice roller that has some kind of confirmation mechanism so it can be used by forum/PBEM games? For example? Bob: "I kick open the door" MC: Roll here [gives link] Bob: [...
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Is there an online tool that can calculate advantage/disadvantage versus arbitrary dice probability? [closed]

A variety of questions on RPG StackExchange fit the pattern of asking questions around the probabilities of advantage or disadvantage with or without a bonus versus x number of dice with or without a ...
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Where can I find a current list of touch-range spells?

I'm planning on making a wizard character that uses Find Familiar, so I need a list of current touch range spells (UA-included). Where can I look to find a list of touch-range spells?
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Are DnDBeyond's rules official for Adventurers League?

A variety of errata for spells and items are published on DnDBeyond. The question What is the rarity of an Amulet of the Shield Guardian?, for example, notes that DnDBeyond contains a reference for a ...
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Should the Sage Advice Compendium be considered a 1st party resource?

Should Jeremy Crawford's Sage Advice Compendium found here be used as official Wizards of the Coast content or rather as his own home-rules?
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How can I get my long-distance friend to share a VTT with me when they have only an Android phone and I have only a laptop?

I have a friend I want to run a campaign for online. I'd like to use a virtual table-top (VTT) to facilitate play, but I can't get anything to run on my PC that runs on their Android phone and vice ...
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Is D&D Beyond an official rules source?

At least once, I have encountered comments on answers suggesting that D&D Beyond is not official. It is also not listed in Where do I find the “official” rules for D&D 5e? (it was asked and ...
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Need a dm cheat sheet [closed]

Basically, need some basic references. Three in fact. A dm screen/quick reference download, a npc/monster stat card, and a miniatures blank stat card. I figure that there's a decent chance for all ...
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Comprehensive buff spell listings [closed]

Is there any comprehensive list of buff spells from all D&D 3.5e sources out there?
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Is the Dungeon Magazine 4e Adventure List spreadsheet still available?

This link used to go to a spreadsheet with all the 4E adventures published in Dungeon Magazine (and possibly some others, IIRC) during that edition's duration. I remember it listed out each adventure ...
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Why does dandwiki have a poor reputation?

Dandwiki has a markedly poor reputation in the online RPG community; material from it is often dismissed out of hand, and users are encouraged to avoid it and to not incorporate work posted there into ...
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What was the source of this Magic Items PDF found on Wizards' website?

This "New Magic Items" PDF, found in the files section of the Wizards of the Coast website, has been shared around on various forums and linked in handbooks over the years. It has several fairly ...
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Where online do Danish roleplaying conversations happen? [closed]

Denmark is a reasonably small country with what I understand to be a quite lively rpg scene. Finland has about as much population and our online discussions are focused on a small number of websites, ...
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What happened to EN World's D&D Lifeboat?

A while ago when the WotC forums were getting shut down, EN World started up an Emergency Evacuation Lifeboat in an attempt to preserve all the important material and handbooks various parts of the D&...
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Non-dice outcome determination tool for an online game? [closed]

I am looking for a way to determine the outcome of an event in a pen & paper style rpg which is played online through voice and text chat, preferably in such a way as to eliminate the need for a ...
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Is there a repository of fan-made adventures for Numenera? [closed]

I am looking to start a new RPG group with my friends. We haven't chosen an RPG yet, but I am interested in Numenera. I was hoping to find an RPG that had a repository of fan-made adventures I could ...
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Website where people contribute descriptions of NPCs, items, cities and so on

I'm looking for a specific website that I saw a year ago or so. I just cannot remember the name but I'm sure it is reasonably well known here. It is a website that hosts stories and descriptions of ...
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How to play when you have little experience and speech difficulties?

I can't talk, not a word, but I am really interested in getting into tabletop RPGs. But from my understanding of the game, this is difficult to do when you can't talk. I am learning sign language but ...
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Is there a full filterable list of spells by save? [closed]

As there are a lot of spells with descriptors and a lot of conditional save bonuses vs certain descriptors, it always leaves me sort of puzzled how good those conditional saves are. Does the internet ...
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Where can digital AD&D 1e books be bought?

I am looking to join an AD&D 1e campaign, and I need the sourcebooks, too. Where online I can buy digital AD&D 1e books?
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Where can I find an exhaustive (and constantly updating) list of 5e reference and adventure books?

When I started D&D, I bought the PHB, MM, and DMG, of course. And not too long after that I picked up Tyranny of Dragons and Out of the Abyss. I haven't checked in for a while and I'm suddenly ...
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Where can I find the various D&D 4e web articles? (If they even still exist.)

Back in 2014, Wizards redesigned their website. A whole lot of links broke, but we figured out various archive URLs to still access the same content: How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast&#...
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Non-native at English RPGs [duplicate]

I'm one of those guys. I want to play with some foreign players (GURPS, WOD) via the web. Sorry for a bit opinions based question, but I need it in this way. What are the potential problems? Where ...
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Is there a free summary of the clans in The Ninja Crusade online?

My group is currently contemplating on what game to play next. One that came up is The Ninja Crusade. Even though when I searched the net I did find info about the system itself (which sounds nice), I ...
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Is there a fan maintained list of god-machine chronicles virtues and vices?

GMC opens the door for a much wider selection of virtues and vices the new World of Darkness. The rules update moves away from cardinal sins and virtues, the book then lists a handful of each. I'm ...
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Resource describing D&D 4e's World Records

There is a well known topic from the times of D&D 3.5 that listed the world records for some stats, like most attacks per round, highest stat value, and so on. One of such topics is this one. My ...
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Is there a guide for hombrewing balanced magic items?

The D&D 5e DMG has a list of magic items which is not sorted, and besides for artifacts and the like, it has no guideline for homebrewing magic items. Most important for me is that both me and my ...
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Where to find industrial/futuristic tilesets and graphics for maptool (for free) [closed]

I need maptool graphic/tileset packs to make my own maps. I've been looking on RPGtools forums and other sites, but most threads are long dead and the links don't work. Furthermore, most of the assets ...
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Broken links in the community-made Tome of Battle Build Compendium [duplicate]

I'm looking for a build for a new Swordsage character and I bumped into the Tome of Battle Build Compendium, but all of the links are broken. As I read, there was some changing in the site forum ...
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Is there a good way of adapting Megacity One maps from actual maps of New York?

My group is starting a Traveller Judge Dredd RPG adventure set in Megacity One (New York area). We'd like to make, or appropriate, a street-level map of a specific few Sectors of the city, to serve as ...
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Where can I find a proper library of free adventures for Fate Core and Accelerated?

I can't find a proper repository of premade adventures, and I'm pretty lost as to what I'm going to GM with Fate Accelerated. I'm willing to take Core adventures and try to adapt them, but it's not ...
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Neverwinter & Sword Coast adventures [closed]

We're a new group of D&D 5e players and I've been DMing the Lost Mines of Phandelver with a great deal of success. What I am looking for for my group are a few good resources that will help flesh ...
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Are there any Handbooks for the “Expert” NPC Class?

Question is in the title: Are there any Handbooks for the "Expert" NPC Class? I'm only looking at the Core NPC class, not any homemade or other "Experts" floating around. I have checked all the ...
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Does there exist a complete list of D&D 3.X Wizards of the Coast Web site articles?

The Wizards of the Coast Web site has some buried Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition and 3.5 articles like this and this.1 The usual site's article categories omit some categories, especially ...
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Resources for adventuring building support [closed]

I am a new DM using D&D 5E, and I am building my first adventure. Stack exchange is a great resource for answering specific questions, but is there a good forum out there for getting broader ...
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Using (Android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard [closed]

I am considering running some online RPGs, and even though I have Cartographer to make maps, players always tend to get into situations not planned for. So I thought since I have an Android tablet ...
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My links to articles on WotC's site are broken with the 2014 site update. Where can I find the same content? [duplicate]

In 2014, Wizards of the Coast gave their D&D site a massive overhaul. As is WotC's tradition, all of the links are now broken and 404ing. So now I have a link to the errata archive which doesn't ...
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How to find items and feats based on a specific requirement like “CON enhancement”?

I am looking for a database or a filterable list online where I can find out specific bonuses on abilities. My current specific problem is, that my character has lousy CON stats, and I'd like to ...
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How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast's D&D 3.5 Web articles?

It appears that in anticipation of D&D Next Wizards of the Coast has removed much of the Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition Web content. I didn't perform a thorough search to determine if all the ...
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Where can I find free digital dungeon tiles? [closed]

I'm currently running a D&D 4e campaign on Roll20. I have been drawing the maps in Roll20, but it's a hassle and I'd like to switch to something pre-made. Most of the tiles on Roll20's site aren't ...
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Where can I find a complete timeline of the history of Points of Light?

A year or two ago whilst doing research for a D&D 4e campaign, I came across a fantastic timeline of the history of its default setting, Points of Light. The timeline tracked events including the ...
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Is there a directory of Optimization Handbooks for Legend?

I'm the sort of person that likes looking at optimization guides for d20 related games. I know directories for handbooks to certain classes/playstyles exist for both D&D 3.5 and D&D 4E, but I ...
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What software tools or websites are available for running RPG, grid-based combat? [duplicate]

Are there any software tools (or websites) that support creating tactical combat maps as well as actively running them for combat? I'm looking to do away with paper and battle-mats. Here are my ...
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A rollable automatic D&D 3.5 Treasure Table?

I am in search of a page or online tool that lets me roll the standard 3.5 treasure table. By "roll" I mean that I don't want a "random treasure generator". I want to enter the numbers my players roll ...
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What tools are available to help me create creatures and NPCs? [closed]

I have only played Dungeons and Dragons 3.0 but was looking to upgrade to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and was wondering if there is any free or cheap (that is, a lot less than $50) software tools or ...
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Pre-built square-grid maps?

I will be running a 4e adventure tomorrow night. The adventure will take place in Fallcrest. One of the main sites will be a Raven Queen temple in the city. I need to put together a map of the ...
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Where is the “One-sentence NPCs” collection?

A while ago ChattyDM and someone else ran a couple contests where people submitted one-line NPCs. The collection of submissions was free to download, but now that I want to use it my google-fu has ...