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Skills and ranks

I am sorry if this has been asked before, but I can not figure it out. I am playing D&D 3.5, and am attempting to make my character sheet. I am a rogue halfling, so I have 40 skill points to ...
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What is the minimum amount of skill points per HD?

I've been playing D&D 5e for about 1,5 year now (as DM and PC), and sometimes play D&D 3.5e as a half-orc ranger (level 3 currently). I don't own any 3.5 books, and only use the online SRD. ...
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For a familiar, do the skill ranks you get from a headband of vast intellect count as the master's skill ranks?

I understand most of the rules about a familiars skills but a friend asked about something i hadn't thought of. The skill ranks you get from a headband of vast intellect, do those ranks count as the "...
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What are the class skills for animals?

I'm working on an anthropomorphic giant octopus character (yes that's a real race, you can find it in Savage Species and it's awesome). From the two racial hit dice I get skill points equal to (2+Int)...
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Monster Skill Ranks don’t match RAW?

I've had this problem for awhile now. When deconstructing monsters from the various Monster Manuals (to modify or add templates etc) their skill ranks do not add up properly. Am I missing something, ...
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Average stats monk [closed]

I am creating a Goliath Monk and I have rolled for my stats and with the STR and CON bonuses Ill have all 13's and one 14. Should I abandon trying to make this monk and just go with something that ...
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If I become human, do I get retroactive skill points?

Humans gain an extra skill point per level from their 'skilled' racial trait. If I become a human after first level (via reincarnate, polymorph any object, becoming a mythic creature, or some other ...
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Is the amount of Skill points per level right?

Following official rules about skills that state: "Your skill ranks in a single skill can’t exceed your total character level." And some classes granting 8 + Int modifier per level, wouldn't those ...
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Do temporary effects that modify Intelligence during a Level Up count for Skill Point gain?

Let us suppose a character has increased their Intelligence score temporarily through some spell effect, and it lasts through their rest while they level up. Does their enhanced Intelligence Modifier ...
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Does the Clever Critter feat give extra skill ranks automatically?

This is about a feat primarily destined to animals. Clever Critter makes a creature of animal intelligence significantly smarter, increasing its Intelligence by 2, giving it understanding of simple ...
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Do Characters lose skill ranks if their Intelligence score is drained below their base score?

Some creatures in Pathfinder can drain Intelligence, and this causes a permanent decrease that only a Restoration spell can undo. The Ability Scores page explains what happens in case of ability ...
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If I have -2 Intelligence modifier, do I get zero skill points if I take a level in Fighter? [duplicate]

I rolled a -2 Int mod on a level 1 fighter today and if i'm not mistaken that leaves me with 0 starting skill ranks, correct?
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What's the most effective way to maximize skills as a character of any class?

I feel like Pathfinder skills are very compact when compared to 3.5 skills, as a result that makes each individual skill point worth more than each individual point in 3.5, due to combining some ...
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Need help working on my level 4 Ranger's Animal Companion in 3.5

So I am working on setting up my level 4 Ranger's Animal Companion in 3.5. Just got her fox. Most of it is done. My DM is having me use the Dog as the stats and stuff my fox is based off of. The only ...
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Does an intelligence boost retroactively give skill points?

If I add my bonus ability point gaining by achieving the 12th level, to an odd intelligence score, should I gain retroactively a skill point for each past level?
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Optimizing Inherent bonus purchasing to gain as many Skill Points as possible

Premise: I know that houseruling retroactive skill points would prevent this from being a problem. I'm aware of the possibility. It just isn't what is true for most characters I make. This question ...
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Combining multiple Performance skill types in a single gig

I am creating a bard for my first ever DnD session (3.5e) with my friends and I had a question about the subcategories in the Perform skill being able to stack or not. Like, if my bard has Perform ...
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In the skill list, when do ability modifiers apply?

In D&D 3.5e, do ability modifiers apply to all skills, or do they only apply to skills that you've spent skill points putting ranks into? The way the rulebook explains it is a bit confusing.
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Do you get skill points retroactively for increased Int?

In D&D 3.5 you don't get skill points retroactively, only from the next level onwards after you increase your intelligence enough to gain an increased bonus, leading to extra skill points per ...