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    5E Eldritch Knight spells

    So, last night my EK finally managed to hit level 3. I'm poring over spell selection choices and could really use some advice on where to go (and where not to go). Solid obvious choice for cantrip is true strike. The other, I'm not so sure. Likewise the spell slots, MM and burning hands are...
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    5E Deadly Strike with Weapon Mastery

    A question came up in a recent playtest game. How do you play Weapon Mastery interacting with Deadly Strike? Two interpretations argued at the table were: - Roll an extra die for each damage die and choose the higest from each pair. (For a longsword damage roll 2d8 twice and choose the...
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    3E/3.5 [3.5] Most Nerf-Worthy and Ban-Worthy Spells?

    Speaking of which... Evards Black Tentacles. :) Grapple rolls, and counter rolls, and pages and pages of rule book flicking. Annoying! After all these years I STILL can't get to grips with grapple rules... I'd add Wall of Thorns to the list. It's not overpowered per se, but causes an...
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    3E/3.5 3.5 vs. Pathfinder

    My experience is a bit of a mixed bag. I'll try and list some pros and cons below. Still, the most important point to note is that the scope for role playing does not change. Pros - Combat maneuver system is easier to remember that 3.5 grab-bag of rules. - Class archetypes add flavour...
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    3E/3.5 [3.5] Best cleric spells to put on scrolls?

    Dude, if you're a Cleric at level 11+ you're doing just fine. The fact that you've kept everyone from TPK and turning into Undead/Lycanothropes/Green Slime is strong testament.
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    3E/3.5 [3.5] Best cleric spells to put on scrolls?

    Any of the high value but limited application spells are handy on a scroll. Things like Cure disease, Neutralise poison, Restoration, Zone of Truth, Locate object and so on. In other words, spells that are awesomely useful but only get used once/3 months or so, even if you always memorise...
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    3E/3.5 3.5 Cleric of Heironeous HELP.

    There are two components to your alignment, both Lawful and Good. A Good person shouldn't stand idly by and permit a fellow human to be eaten alive. Your character should oppose (violently if necessary, since you're a cleric of a militaristic order) any attempt by the naga to eat any human...
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    3E/3.5 3.5 Collection of Tactic & Strategies

    I only have 1 thing to contribute to the list. Don't let 1 PC carry all the treasure, even if they do have the awesomely "big" Bag of Holding.
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    3E/3.5 D&D 3.5 Rule Oddities

    Ha! Detail retentiveness strikes again!! :) Why don't we also include a percentile chance for contracting amoebic meningitis if you partially drown in a stagnant pool? Or copping blood poisoning when you get hit by a zombie?
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    3E/3.5 D&D 3.5 Rule Oddities

    Hey, it's not so bad. By the time you have a Belt of Giant Strength, Gauntlets of Ogre Power and a +3 returning Warhammer you can probably pass a DC15 Fort save on a 2+. Mind you, so could most opponents by that stage... Still, if you're fighting hordes of weenies (or just want to take-over a...
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    3E/3.5 (3.5) People complain too much

    In my experience, problems of over-powered or under-powered characters can be rectified by a competent and aware DM. To take the example listed above of a Fighter in a party of Warblades with a combat-heavy campaign - a savvy DM can introduce a combat challenge that is feat intensive (one wave...
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    3E/3.5 [3.5] Diappointed in level 6 cleric spells

    6th level clerical spells are the most difficult slot for me to fill too, for what it's worth. The choices are very subjective, depending on what you expect to be up against. If you know you're fighting demons/outsiders/whatever, then banishment is fantastic. Forbiddance can be helpful if...
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    Obtaining permanent spell resistance

    After my most recent 3.5 session, we (the group) had a fairly vigorous debate about the 'problems' of spellcasters, notably the almost guaranteed damage they can inflict via area effect spells. During the session we had been on the receiving end of at least 3 different sorcerors/wizards, each...
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    3E/3.5 Why be a 3.5 fighter?

    Why are people getting so hung-up about the effectiveness of this class versus that, and these choices and so on???! What are you doing, playing D&D like a tabletop wargame tournament? Splitting party treasure by number of monster kills? Pick a character theme/background/artwork/whatever you...
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    Archer Clerics

    Hi guys 'n' girls. I've been lurking for awhile now and have finally been tempted to post. Why? I've seen a number of references by various people that claim that clerical archers (in 3.5 ed) are remarkably powerful. Having been 'forced' (by bending my rubbery arms...) into taking...