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Recent content by nharwell

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    D&D 1E Edition Experience: Did/Do you Play 1E AD&D? How Was/Is It?

    Good list, but I would replace #8 with Christopher Woods "Plethora of Paladins" - while not perfect by any means, they all have great flavor and were quite fun in play.
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    "Your Class is Not Your Character": Is this a real problem?

    Well, I'm not sure if I'm a Grognard or not - I've been playing D&D since LBB but I certainly won't pretend to speak for others. I do agree with your suggestion the we ("grognards", if I may) would say that the original game played such that you could define your character without specific...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 Druids - what to do about them?

    I find this fascinating. While I agree that the Druid is potent in 3.5, it's been my experience that this just finally makes him almost as good as the Cleric....
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    10th-level Commoners do exist!

    See this news article...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 List of Problem 3.5e spells? Where?

    An excellent house rule.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Druidesque 3.5 questions

    Really, wildshape hase been changed just as polymorph was made a combat-only spell (instead of disguise/utility/transportation). 3.5 seems to have an even stronger focus on combat (particularly melee) than 3.0. The druid is a vastly more powerful combatant now, but I agree that much of the...
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    New SRD available

    The new SRD is available at the WOTC website. Check out http://www.wizards.com/D20/article.asp?x=srd35 Note: The "All-in-One SRD Download" has not yet been updated.
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    D&D 3E/3.5 [3.5] Dragon Disciple in 3.5? Pleaaaase?

    IMC I dropped the "enlargement" feature and gave +1 spellcasting level at every odd level. The PC in my game in now 16th level (10th DD, 6th Sor) and has been fairly well-balanced. The change made the class useful -- still weaker than most FR spellcasting PrCs, but very playable...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 Druid (again)

    Summary of Urban Arcana rules for the Wildlord: You get your animal companion at 2nd level; it has "link" and "share spells." Link gives you a bonus to Handle Animal rolls with your companion. At 3rd level (and every 3 levels thereafter), your companion gets +2 Hit Dice, +2 natural armor, and...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 3.5 Druid (again)

    Yes, but in Urban Arcana you don't get an Animal Companion until 2nd level. So presumably the chart effects would be moved down one level for Druids (and up 3 for Rangers).
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Playing in a DND3E game with no magic items

    I have played in several "low-magic" (and even "no-magic") campgains and, IME, they simply don't work well. DND is NOT designed for that sort of campaign. Yes, a DM could force the game to work for that type of game -- just like he could make DND work for a Vampire game. But why would you want...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Playing in a DND3E game with no magic items

    Your DM should try a different gamesystem --GURPS, HERO, or even RuneQuest would all work FAR better for a low-magic game. Why try to "brow-beat" D&D into something it wasn't meant for?
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    Polymorph revisions

    Yes. That is the primary reason why it's called "polymorph" (they really need to change the name of the spell currently in use -- maybe to "monomorph"?). Yes, although I reserve the right to impose penalties (-1 or -2 to rolls) to extremely "weird" forms. Exactly, but don't forget the stat...
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    burrowing vs. object hardness & hps

    Does anyone have ideas on how to adjudicate the damage that burrowing creatures do to objects? For example, the Thoqqua can burrow through rock at 20ft speed. According to DMG p.107, a 10x10ft (x5 ft thick) section of unworked stone has a hardness 8 and 900 hit points -- and the Thoqqua should...
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    Wow, Fiendform is broken!

    I believe you're thinking of the Sage's ruling regarding Evershifting Form , the 10th level ability for Shifters. He said that a shifter should be limited to "healing" 9 times/day -- he made no mention of limitation on healing regarding any other form of polymorph or shapechange.