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The biggest problem I see with your plan lies in the rules for attracting followers (my source): Cohort Level The character can attract a cohort of up to this level. Regardless of a character’s Leadership score, he can only recruit a cohort who is two or more levels lower than himself. (emphasis mine) That means your dragon cohort has to have a ...


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Fleshwarper The fleshwarper prestige class from Lords of Madness is everything you want. It requires the Graft Flesh feat found in the same book (as well as in Book of Vile Darkness, Fiend Folio, and Libris Mortis, which each have additional grafts that may be of interest). Grafts can be applied to anyone willing to sit through the procedure. It expands on ...


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The only rule we have enforcing an order of attacks is from the full attack rules: If you get multiple attacks because your base attack bonus is high enough, you must make the attacks in order from highest bonus to lowest. If you are using two weapons, you can strike with either weapon first. If you are using a double weapon, you can strike with either ...


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Yes, you can First off, harpooning already comes with a free bite attack, so you would not even need to make a full attack. But by the rules as written, a full attack would give you a second bite attack (possibly against a lower AC from the poison of the first bite). The question comes down two two things. Whether or not you can change the order of your ...


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Shouldn't At least unless it was agreed upon on session 0 or was included into your "social contract" in a clear way. Animal Companion is a class feature. Making it work against the character removes his agency over his own class features. This does not sound right, does it? Mind control spells are something that many tables ban outright, and most tables ...


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Unlike paladins’ special mounts or mages’ familiars, druids’ animal companions do not have an “empathic link” special feature that allows them to feel their (true) master’s emotions in a continuous way—that would probably be a dead giveaway.1 However, the animal companion and druid do share a “link” of an unspecified nature, that allows the druid to more ...


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Life Shaping Life Shaping is an ancient set of techniques from the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, unique to Athas. Fortunately, there is official 3.5 content for Dark Sun (official as in WotC says it is official), including a complete treatment on Life Shaping complete with prestige classes, feats, skills, items, and a rules framework. Life Shaping allows ...


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Craft Construct The Craft Construct feat seems like a good place to start. Although constructs are often animated materials like Stone and Iron Golems, there are also biological constructs like Homunculi and Flesh Golems. The link includes several rules on modifying the capabilities of the creatures that you create, such as adding darkvision or the ability ...


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First of all, the Alienist is actually a solid prestige class. It doesn't offer anything exciting, but it also doesn't cost you much - it gives full spellcasting advancement, and the only non-fluff requirements are ranks in a useful skill, knowing a spell you'll be using anyway, and taking a feat that you'd probably want anyway. Really the only problem it ...


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Yes There's nothing in the 3.5 rules to prevent you from placing a wall of fire in midair. Nothing in the spell description, or the specific rules for Evocation spells, or the general rules of magic requires that you place a a wall of fire on a solid surface. Some other wall spells have the specific requirement to anchor to a surface, but wall of fire ...


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Rules As Written, use the spider hp and stats A literal reading of the rules tells us that we take the spider stats and make a small number of modifications. Thus a huge stone spider has 52hp, a bite attack at +9, and is not immune to death effects. It's not clear whether this creature has type "vermin" or "construct" -- it depends on whether the spell ...


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Constructs don’t have Constitution scores. When the description says that they “are constructs,” that is telling you that you should give them all of the construct traits—including Constitution non-ability. Should the book have specified that again when saying to use monstrous spider stats? Absolutely it should have. Can you make an argument that, rules as ...


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RAW, The Spiders aren't constructs, they are vermin The spell's statblock says that the spiders are like monstrous spiders except for the listed adjustments: Their natural armor increases by +6. They have damage reduction 30/+2. Their poison has a Fortitude save DC of 17 + your Wisdom modifier. Initial and secondary damage is 1d3 points of temporary ...


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On playing cards as improvised weapons A talis deck (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 97) (2 gp; 0.25 lbs.) is a "deck of seventy-eight cards, typically made of lacquered paper or parchment, in a wooden case." I couldn't find another mundane deck of cards in official material for this edition.1 Complete Warrior on Table 4–7: Improvised Weapon Damage has ...


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Improvised weapons are mostly left up to the DM. There is very little we can tell you for sure; most of these questions you will have to ask your DM about. Improvised weapon as both melee and ranged A weapon can count as both a melee weapon and a ranged weapon; many throwing weapons do that. An improvised weapon could be likewise—you can slam a brick down ...


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High Tier Play At 18th level, characters shouldn't be dealing with "a pirate fleet." They should be dealing with something like "a pirate fleet of giant space slugs, in orbit around the 14th moon of Jupiter, crewed by migo." Good luck with teleporting there, or with surviving once you get there. In other words, ramp up the threat. 18th level characters can ...


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For lead sheeting, there is precedent for 1 inch thickness blocking some spells. If you want to house rule 1 inch thickness blocks scrying, since the rules do not specify how thick it must be, you could say something like 7gp worth of lead will cover a 20x20x10 room. This number comes from: Lead is about 1/5th the cost of copper. 50cp is 1lb, so 5cp worth ...


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Yes, but only in AD&D products Stats for the Eye and the Hand do not appear in any official D&D 3rd edition books, based on the WotC Monster Index and DragonDex Index of Monsters, and third-party publishers were forbidden from using the copyrighted Vecna name and lore. However, they did appear in earlier AD&D sourcebooks, and conversion should ...


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The vampire creates either vampire spawn slaves, or vampire slaves. That is, slaves that are vampire spawn or slaves that are vampires. The vampire lord is the same, except it always creates slaves that are vampires, not slaves that are vampire spawn. However, if you are a player, the vampire lord has no listed level adjustment; you would have to ask your ...


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If you don't have any ranks in Spellcraft and lack an ability that allows you to make skill checks untrained, you cannot attempt Spellcraft checks. Untrained This entry indicates what a character without at least 1 rank in the skill can do with it. If this entry doesn’t appear, it means that the skill functions normally for untrained characters (if ...


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Doppelgangers have a version of the Change Shape special ability. The linked rules specify what this ability lets you change, and creating new equipment isn't one of the possibilities. The Change Shape ability originally made no mention of items at all, which left its behavior somewhat ambiguous, but the official errata to the Monster Manual (available ...


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If corpses are objects, not creatures, which is unclear, then they have hardness and hit points. You would need to do enough fire damage to destroy said object and for the GM not to rule that fire is incapable of harming that sort of object. Note that fire damage typically deals half damage against objects, and there are no rules to determine hardness nor ...


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As far as I know there isn't any rule for that, so I suppose that it is a DM's choice. I wouldn't allow a PC to always turn his enemies into ashes, but I could make that happen in case of critical rolls or in case of very huge fire damages. Also consider that burning your enemies into ashes could be a disadvantage: what about if the guy you have just ...


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There is no general rule like “if you reduce a foe to −30 hp with fire damage, their body burns to ash.” There is no feat with that as a benefit, no class that offers anything of the sort. There might be spells that do something like that, but I don’t know of any. Considering that disintegrate is a classic, high-level, almost-unique spell, I find it ...


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Racial bonuses do not stack. Rules Compendium, p.21: Bonuses that have identical types don't stack, except for dodge bonuses and some circumstance bonuses. Racial bonuses are specifically listed on that page, where they are not exempt from the general no stacking rule. Calculating precedence There is a single contrary rule in Player's Handbook, p.171, ...


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The 3rd-level druid spell entangling staff [trans] (Spell Compendium 83), in part, says If your grapple check succeeds, your quarterstaff’s vines constrict your foe, dealing 2d6 points of damage (you can choose to deal nonlethal damage instead of normal damage if you wish). You then have two choices: Release: You release your opponent from the ...


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Yes, he can. Compare the wording of Divine Metamagic: As a free action, you can take the energy from turning or rebuking undead and use it to apply a metamagic feat to divine spells that you know. You must spend one turn or rebuke attempt, plus an additional attempt for each level increase in the metamagic feat you're using. to the wording of Metamagic ...


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My copy of Player’s Handbook has that statement on page 171. Bonus Types: Many spells give their subjects bonuses to ability scores, Armor Class, attacks, and other attributes. Usually, a bonus has a type that indicates how the spell grants the bonus. For example, mage armor grants an armor bonus to AC, indicating that the spell creates a tangible barrier ...


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Where there are rules available, they’re found in the lycanthropes as characters section. A few of the questions simply don’t have answers in the rules, though. You’ve misunderstood how lycanthrope skills work; a lycanthrope does not just get the animal’s ranks directly added to their own skills. Instead, they gain animal RHD, and they should get the skill ...


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The rules on combining magic effects do not get into such specific details, but generally speaking the goal of those rules is for things to work (as much as possible): Spells or magical effects usually work as described, no matter how many other spells or magical effects happen to be operating in the same area or on the same recipient. Except in special ...


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There was a feat in 3.5 that you could take that added a race to your own as kind of a template, say you was a gnome and when you took the feat you selected Goliath, you would qualify for prc, feats, and racial substitute class levels and all that, but if a spell or a weapon with bane or anything that targeted the 2nd race it would affect you just the same....


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As I was still searching for the answer I found this: Timed Durations Many durations are measured in rounds, minutes, hours, or some other increment. When the time is up, the magic goes away and the spell ends. If a spell’s duration is variable the duration is rolled secretly (the caster doesn’t know how long the spell will last). In the SRD


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Wizards of the Coast made numerous attempts to errata the unbalanced polymorph spell family in D&D 3.0 and 3.5, before eventually accepting that the spell was inherently broken due to its unbounded versatility. In 2006, Wizards decisively addressed the issue by sidelining polymorph, removing dependencies on the spell throughout the entire game, and ...


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Four attacks (+12/+7/+12/+7). Full Attack: 2 morningstars +12/+7 melee (2d6+6) or 2 javelins +5 ranged (1d8+6) Whenever a creature in the Monster Manual wields multiple manufactured weapons and its attacks are divided between primary and off-hand, the statblock always makes this clear by stating them separately. Compare it to the three-armed athach (...


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The word effect is used a lot in D&D 3.5e, but is rarely ever defined—and when it is, it is defined in a particular narrow scope that clearly does not encompass its entire meaning. For example, the rules explaining how spell descriptions work discuss the “Effect” entry in some spells, but simulataneously use the word “effect” for various other aspects of ...


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Keith Baker himself introduced "dragonforged" in Morgrave Miscellany quite recently. In the Mournland, there is a "Dragonforge" established by Aaren d'Cannith, which ran from the year 993 to the Day of Mourning, and as a result, warforged with a more lizardly appearance now walk Eberron, if in little number (supposedly less than two dozen, but that's ...


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