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Handbook Index - Discussion Thread
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:31:44 PM »
Link to the Handbook Index.

Since we have these now, why make everyone PM me? That's just silly.

Post here with comments, questions, concerns, additions, retractions, humorous anecdotes, obscure metaphors, and anything else that might be relevant to the big fat listing of handbooks.

I update the main listing on a schedule of "whenever I feel like it", which is usually about every 3-4 months. Until then, I try to record the new handbook links and other changes to be made in the 3rd post of the handbook thread so nothing gets lost (in theory, anyways).
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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 11:49:37 PM »
Still no Practical Demonkeeping update. http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=6320

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 02:27:41 PM »
We should have an index of Discussion Threads, and then a Discussion Thread for that index.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 04:54:17 AM »
Your image link is broken, Sirp.

Everything that was to be sorted and updated is now sorted and updated.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 05:17:40 AM »
Your image link is broken, Sirp.

Everything that was to be sorted and updated is now sorted and updated.
Not for me... must be your firewall.  Anyway it's probably obvious what it is.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 10:10:34 AM »
Your image link is broken, Sirp.

Everything that was to be sorted and updated is now sorted and updated.
Not for me... must be your firewall.  Anyway it's probably obvious what it is.

Actually it is broken for me too.   :p

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 10:26:14 AM »
Your image link is broken, Sirp.

Everything that was to be sorted and updated is now sorted and updated.
Not for me... must be your firewall.  Anyway it's probably obvious what it is.

Actually it is broken for me too.   :p
Fine. Try that.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 12:48:20 PM »
Your image link is broken, Sirp.

Everything that was to be sorted and updated is now sorted and updated.
Not for me... must be your firewall.  Anyway it's probably obvious what it is.

Actually it is broken for me too.   :p
Fine. Try that.

Nice.   :P

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2013, 09:14:43 PM »
I use this thread, Spells that save you from taking feats or investing skill points?, fairly often.  It's not a formal handbook but is a good reference even though it's not complete.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 11:48:11 PM »
The TWF Offhandbook, http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15034585, is a good, comprehensive resource on TWF with some good rules discussion.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2013, 11:06:19 PM »
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176968

This is a fairly good handbook on the warblade.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 08:43:11 PM »
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252715

And this is another handbook, on warlocks.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 10:31:09 PM »
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159617

This is a handbook on the Suel Arcanamach.

There are a bunch of old handbooks on WotC's site, of varying quality, and I don't know if there are any general feelings about older handbooks.  This one, http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-character-optimization/threads/1308021, is on the jade phoenix mage.  It's kind over-specific and doesn't evaluate the TB base classes well but has some useful breakdowns of the basics of sequencing JPM builds.  This one, on the revenant blade http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-character-optimization/threads/1096851, is very short and  mostly a compilation of builds with some brief discussion of the PrC as a whole.

On the self-promotion front, I also have some old handbooks on the WotC boards that I can probably hunt down links to if it would be appropriate.  They are definitely out of date (I've significantly advanced in my understanding of 3.5 since I wrote them), but they cover some topics that aren't really covered in any of the current handbooks.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 11:27:44 AM »
Where is the place you should mention a new handbook? Some people do it here, it's also done at the end of the handbook index thread...

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 12:11:14 PM »
Both places are fine, although now that there's a discussion thread it's probably better to do it here in the public board where everyone can post. I check the index thread and the index discussion thread fairly regularly, along with the Handbooks board as a whole.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 05:10:17 PM »
Both places are fine, although now that there's a discussion thread it's probably better to do it here in the public board where everyone can post. I check the index thread and the index discussion thread fairly regularly, along with the Handbooks board as a whole.

Ok, cool! I think 5 new ones are mentioned in the handbook index thread since the last time it was updated.

Edit: oh, nvm, I see they are added to the 'unsorted' list. Do you need any help with sorting them?
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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 08:00:56 PM »
Both places are fine, although now that there's a discussion thread it's probably better to do it here in the public board where everyone can post. I check the index thread and the index discussion thread fairly regularly, along with the Handbooks board as a whole.

Ok, cool! I think 5 new ones are mentioned in the handbook index thread since the last time it was updated.

Edit: oh, nvm, I see they are added to the 'unsorted' list. Do you need any help with sorting them?

Only the ones in the Unsorted section of that post. The rest, I know where to put them, I just need to update my local copy of the index, and I'm too lazy to do that more than once every few months.

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2013, 06:00:00 PM »
Here are two of my old handbooks, on the enlightened fist and fochlucan lyrist respectively.  These are seriously outdated, as they were written before the end of 3.5, and I've advanced considerably both in my understanding of the rules and what kinds of things I would and wouldn't do in game.  (I wouldn't abuse polymorph, for one.)  That said, they have some good advice.  I plan to update my enlightened fist guide at some point, but probably not any time soon given my other projects.

http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-character-optimization/threads/960211

http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-character-optimization/threads/965361

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Re: Handbook Index Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2013, 06:34:18 PM »
Happy holidays, everyone. I just updated the index with all of those wonderful links that have been piling up.