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    Beginning at the beginning

    This scene is all too common for me: I populate my fantasy world with things and proceed logically to decide certain occurrences, and then ask myself what clues would be left lying around. The players come along and try to make sense of it and quit in frustration because they don't want to...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 Good alternative to having a familiar.

    There are, as Alzrius pointed out, already a lot of existing features that allow you to swap familiars and get nifty toys. I'm rather partial to the school mastery as it gives a slight boost without being absurd (evokers get +1 caster level on evocations and can ignore 10 points of energy...
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    Another D&D Themed Webcomic

    Apologies if this has been posted before. A friend of mine sent me a link to a gaming comic I had never heard of: Bad Gods | Monster Manual Comix: Harpy "You think that just because Grisleva is a harpy, she holds me in thrall with the perverse beauty of her song! Well, that's not it at all...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Fav 3.5 core class

    It's gotta be a toss-up between the two arms of the CoDzilla.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Looking for a 3.5 Spell...

    Well, here's Touch of Adamantine, which says, in part: It's available to sorcs and wizards.
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    When would this spell be useful?

    I'm having a problem with a spell that I like, flavor-wise, but which is incredibly weak and just not worth casting in combat. I suppose that if you had a prisoner you could cast it on him repeatedly to keep him from using his powers, but I can't think of a valid in-combat use. From the WOTC...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Monk/Rogue leveling & battle advice for 3.5

    - Use tumble a lot. Tumble in, flank, get your stunning fist sneak attack, strike once more, and tumble away before they can full attack you. - You're a rogue; you steal stuff. This meshes well with the fact that enemies drop whatever they are carrying when you stun them. You might not be...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 PVP Big Battle Going on soon! Need help! :)

    I'm glad to see you did well. My overall concern would have been that at 15th level there are plenty of ways to kill you without dropping your hit points to -10. Fortunately, none of your enemies went for those.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 playing a Mind Flayer

    Welcome. While your frustration is easy to identify with, there's not much difference between pointing you to the SRD and quoting it. For example, you asked about improved grab and brain extraction. Brain extraction is best thought of as a special combat option you have that kills an enemy if...
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    OOTS 627 is up

    Giant In the Playground Games I really think Rich nailed the dialogue in this one.
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    The City Arcana RG [3.5][mature]

    This is The City Arcana, a 3.5 campaign starting at first level. Magic is disappearing from the land. A world-spanning coalition, backed by the will of tyrannical priests, the machinations of unscrupulous nobles, and the superstitions of peasantry, seeks to eliminate all wielders of arcane...
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    Cascada the Bard?

    Before we get on to the topic, fair warning - this may be the dorkiest topic I have ever posted. (Then again, if you aren't prepared for that, what are you doing on these boards?) I was watching music clips on YouTube, and I saw Cascada's 'Every Time We Touch.' Now, it's an old song, so I'd...
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    The City Arcana [3.5][mature][dark]

    Magic is disappearing from the land. A world-spanning coalition, backed by the will of tyrannical priests, the machinations of unscrupulous nobles, and the superstitions of peasantry, seeks to eliminate all wielders of arcane forces. They have largely succeeded. Long fragmented and rarely...
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    Using questionable referents in gaming

    I find a certain brand of painful humour in relating game elements to pop culture. For example, I once ruled that Otto's Irresistible Dance (which forces the victim to dance in place), a powerful spell with a long and storied history, was in fact the Caramelldansen (a cute, inane, and...
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    The City Arcana [3.5][Mature][Dark]

    [IC thread is up!] [RG is up!] Magic is disappearing from the land. A world-spanning coalition, backed by the will of tyrannical priests, the machinations of unscrupulous nobles, and the superstitions of peasantry, seeks to eliminate all wielders of arcane forces. They have largely...
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