Tag Archives: 3.5

Powergaming: Making a Powerful Druid in Core 3.5 D&D

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Powergaming

Druids are one of the more powerful classes in core 3.5 D&D. However, they are certainly not the easiest of classes to play, and there can be a lot of paperwork involved. This article will cover the various abilities, spells, and strategies involved in playing a Druid, and provide simple advice to making a powerful Druid using only core 3.5 D&D. Continue reading

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Making the Most of Magic

How to make the most of magic in your fantasy role-playing game. Advice for spellcasters, dungeon masters and writers. Continue reading

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Do the laws of physics have a place in fantasy role-playing games?

Back in the old days of playing D&D 3.5 I was running a campaign with 8 players (yes, 8…). Amongst the usual set of crazy logistic issues that had to be faced (pallets of snacks for example…) we also had … Continue reading

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Powergaming: Making a Powerful Fighter or Monk in Core 3.5 D&D

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Powergaming

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series PowergamingIt’s reasonably well known that Fighters and Monks are the weakest classes in 3.5 D&D. Whilst this can be partially be fixed by extending to non-Core books, this doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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Powergaming: Choosing a Wizard School Specialization

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Powergaming

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series PowergamingWizards, apart from being arguably the most powerful character class in 3.5 D&D, have the neat ability to choose to specialize in a specific school of magic, just in case … Continue reading

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Powergaming: Use Magic Device

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Powergaming

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series PowergamingIn this first proper article on Powergaming (read the intro here), we will look at a 3.5 Skill, Use Magic Device. This Skill is oft neglected by many players, both … Continue reading

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D&D Powergaming: Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Powergaming

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series PowergamingToday we begin the first of a series of (hopefully weekly…) articles discussing various powergaming strategies in D&D, both 3.5 and 4E. But what do we really mean by powergaming? … Continue reading

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Upcoming articles; Monster of the Week Index

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAs some of you may have noticed, Monster of the Week has lapsed. In order to keep things fresh and interesting, I have decided to discontinue it … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Basilisks

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekBasilisks are, like many D&D creatures, a solid mythological creature. Check the Wikipedia entry, it’s quite good. What’s particularly interesting is, apparently, a Cockatrice is a variant … Continue reading

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Monster of the Week: Aboleth

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Monster of the Week

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Monster of the WeekAboleths are large and intelligent marine creatures not to be confused with an Axolotl, another strange fishy creature also starting with ‘A’. However, rather than having legs, … Continue reading

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