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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.
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    Anyone test Dragon Disciple in their campaign?

    That's similar to what I did for the DD player in my game. I gave +1 caster level at every ODD level, dropped the bonus spells, and dropped "enlargement" (a much-argued ability, anyway). I plan to allow her to grow wings, despite her size... This has worked very well in my campaign.
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    Anyone test Dragon Disciple in their campaign?

    Trust me -- any "real" power gamer can do much better than this class. It's easy to make a DD into a one-note character -- high strength but really nothing else. I suppose that might be very powerful in some games but, in my experience, a more well-rounded character will be much more effective...
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    Anyone test Dragon Disciple in their campaign?

    Well, if you literally mean "stronger" then, no, I don't think there is any class that gains as much Strength as the Dragon Disciple. If you mean "powerful" then my answer is yes: almost every PrC from S&F is better for combat-oriented characters and all in T&B are better for spellcasters...
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    ECLs and DMG...difference?

    IMHO, it's fairly obvious that WOTC wants to discourage playing non-standard characters. While I don't really have a problem with this, there is already a mechanism to handle that -- the DM simply says "no" to such characters. The more I play and DM 3e, the more I'm convinced that the ECL...
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    Dragon Disciple: "No," says Sage

    My alterations to the Dragon Disciple: Requirements: the ability to cast arcane spells of at least 3rd level without preparation. at 5th level: no Enlargement at 9th level: Wings, regardless of size I also dropped the bonus spells and instead give +1 level of spell progression at every odd...