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3.0 Class Books

Post by Havard » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:32 pm

  • Sword & Fist (Fighter & Monk)
  • Defenders of the Faith (Cleric & Paladin)
  • Masters of the Wild (Barbarian, Ranger & Druid)
  • Song and Silence (Rogue & Bard)
  • Tome and Blood (Wizard & Sorcerer)
Was everything from these books ported over to the Complete Series (3.5) or are there tidbits I am missing if I only own the later compilations?

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Post by dulsi » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:33 pm

Tome and Blood has some spells that were not ported. An orb of negative energy (I think) being one. It's just a simple damage spell that can heal undead. I don't have most of the complete series so I can't say if there are more things missing.
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Post by Havard » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Thanks, I skipped the Class Books since by the time I started looking for such material 3.5 had already hit the shelves. Sort of the opposite of you I guess :)

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Post by dulsi » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Havard wrote:Thanks, I skipped the Class Books since by the time I started looking for such material 3.5 had already hit the shelves. Sort of the opposite of you I guess :)
Not exactly. I only got two of the class books because I was playing a Sorcerer/Barbarian at the time. Once 3.5 was released, I was annoyed and stopped all purchases for a while. Later I got playing 3.5 using the SRD. I picked up a couple of WotC 3.5 books but not many (Frostburn, Lords of Madness, Complete Arcane). The reason I know about the orb of negative energy is due to someone else who bought many 3.0 and 3.5 books and wanted his necromancer to be able to heal his skeletal minion.
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Re: 3.0 Class Books

Post by CmdrCorsiken » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:11 am

There are also a few feats and prestige classes that were never translated. Most likely this was due there being no translation necessary. I have had no problem using the few bitsof untranslated 3.0 material with 3.5.
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Post by rabindranath72 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:39 am

They contain also a lot of campaign-related stuff, like maps, sites etc. IMO they are better than the later stuff, less concerned with crunch.

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Post by Havard » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:46 am

rabindranath72 wrote:They contain also a lot of campaign-related stuff, like maps, sites etc. IMO they are better than the later stuff, less concerned with crunch.
Now, this is the sort of thing that I would be interested in! :)

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Re: 3.0 Class Books

Post by CmdrCorsiken » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:41 pm

rabindranath72 wrote:They contain also a lot of campaign-related stuff, like maps, sites etc. IMO they are better than the later stuff, less concerned with crunch.
I will second this aspect of these books. They are still majority mechanics, but there is some valuable non-mehanical information.
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Re: 3.0 Class Books

Post by Mr Dark » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:27 pm

The earlier ones reminded me of haw FASA used to do the Shadowrun books. There was the standard crunch but there were things in them related directly to Greyhawk and how it was the default setting of 3e. Over time I noticed less of this and more of a focus on just rules. When I play D20 I tend to stick closer to 3e than 3.5 so the class books from that area are used in my game.
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