Tag Archives: 3.5

Reimagined Races: Gnome

Gnome +2 Charisma, -2 Strength: Gnomes are fun-loving and amiable, but they are small and therefore not as strong as larger humanoids. Small: As a Small creature, a gnome gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Playtesting

Thomas Huxley once said (and I paraphrase a little) that the great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. I think it’s similarly true that the tragedy of gaming is that a beautiful … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Recalling Spells

A while back, I posted a link to Shamus Young’s blog entry, “A Retrospective Glance at D&D 3.5.” In the article, he talks about how returning to 3.5 after playing 4E helped him see some of the flaws with that … Continue reading

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Recall Spells

By taking a short rest, you can recall some of the spells you cast during your most recent combat. You may recall a maximum number of spells whose combined levels do not exceed the level of your highest level spell … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Spell Duel

You’ve seen it before. Two spellcasters square off in an epic battle of wits and magic, where winner takes all. It’s the sort of duel from which legends are made of. So why is it that every magical duel in … Continue reading

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New Feat: Spell Duel

Spell Duel You can attempt to engage another caster in a spell duel. Benefit: Once per day, on a successful counterspell attempt, you can choose to engage your opponent in a spell duel (see below). Prerequisite: Improved Counterspell Special: You … Continue reading

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Sidebar: Building a Better GM: A Challenge (Part II)

This is my second post in response to ckutalik’s challenge Building a Better GM. My friend is fond of a quote by Steve Martin, from the movie ‘My Blue Heaven.’ “It’s not tipping I believe in. It’s overtipping.” This pretty … Continue reading

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