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A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« on: November 04, 2012, 09:29:30 PM »
A Guide to Free D&D: A listing of just about everything WotC's released for free regarding 3rd edition D&D.

This thread is for comments, questions, suggestions, and anything else that comes to mind. Is something missing? Are there typos or improperly sorted links?

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 05:37:01 PM »
Typo:  You misspelled Emantothrope. You're missing the t.

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 07:35:54 PM »
Wow, I've been misreading that for years. Also, we're both wrong, it's "entomanothrope".

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 07:45:28 PM »
Yeesh, considering I was staring right at the article, you'd think I would've at least managed to spell it correctly.  :banghead

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 11:53:15 PM »
Thanks to Prime32 for mentioning the Shulassakar.

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 07:04:13 PM »
I was searching google for a rules question related to the raiment of the four, and I was suprised to find one of these (and the other 5 were a simple url change away). No idea where these were given, but they are on WotC's site, so...

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt1.pdf
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt2.pdf
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt3.pdf
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt4.pdf
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt5.pdf
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/excerpts/MIC_excerpt6.pdf

Handbook hasn't been updated in a LONG time, but I figure a find of this size is worth noting.

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 12:35:24 AM »
Just noticed a couple of Ardent Character Themes actually have mechanical effects. Tribal Ardent trades Psicraft for Survival as a class skill. Zealot just adds the ability to lose your mantle abilities and become unable to advance (kinda useless).

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 10:00:00 PM »
WotC appears to have dropped their 3.5 stuff. Use the web.archive.org version of this thread to easily get what's lost.

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 03:29:54 PM »
There is that, but wotc seems to be doing a website and forum re-org, instead of a total ditch.  Some of the stuff is still there, just at different "there's".


edit, yeah this gets you going at least.
http://archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/features
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avatar#3 , gravitational lensing edition ... I'm way on the other side of the universe but look like pretty rings

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 06:35:15 PM »
Alternate LA+1 Illumian
http://web.archive.org/web/20041207024604/http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/iw/20041114b&page=2

Throwing Spiders, Liriel's Ring of Water Breathing
https://ww2.wizards.com/books/mirrorstone/Article.aspx?doc=fr_baenre2

Tazi's Ring (19000 gp personal anti-magic, with big drawbacks)
https://ww2.wizards.com/books/mirrorstone/Article.aspx?doc=fr_tazistats

Elven Bows, Force Weapon Property, Bolts of Impact, Circlet of Starlight Sight, Quiver of Anariel, Ruby Pendant of Beguiling
https://ww2.wizards.com/books/mirrorstone/Article.aspx?doc=fr_lonedrowstats

Raistlin's Frog (holy shit)
https://ww2.wizards.com/books/mirrorstone/Article.aspx?doc=dl_magicitems
Raistlin's Frog: In Betrayal, the mad sorceress/healer Maab uses a magic trinket -- a frog on a pendant. She claims that Raistlin gave it to her many, many years past. Raistlin did indeed present her with the bauble, though where he got it remains a mystery. Once per day, the frog allows the bearer to cast spells at a +5 caster level with respect to range, duration, and so on. The effect lasts for 5 rounds.

The frog was stolen by the sivak draconian Ragh. His companions do not know he possesses the bauble.

Caster Level: 14th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item; Market Price: 1,000 gp; Weight: --.
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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 06:39:49 PM »
that is one damn powerful frog  :twitch

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 06:45:12 PM »
Is the calzone golem in this list?

What about the other April fools pages?

Is this list exhaustive of everything D&D that WotC hosted?

Did anyone save this list as local files?

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2015, 09:21:52 PM »
It's got most of the non-download material. I think the Calzone Golem and some of the other April Fools stuff are missing. There may be more. By the time I got comprehensive about grabbing links for anything and everything (particularly the 3.0 material and the download material), some of it had started disappearing. The download material listings are VERY lacking.

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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 04:49:21 PM »
I'm in the process of updating the links to archive.wizards.com instead of the now-defunct links to the main site. I've gotten through the first 5 non-index posts so far. WotC didn't manage to archive all of the material (notably the stuff around the transition to 4th edition, but some pages just got bugged and skipped archiving or were corrupted). I'm going through the links as I update them and am noting which ones don't work. Hopefully I'll be able to find them all on some other archive site with archive.org and provide those links, too.

Edit: Working links are updated. I might start looking for external archive and cache links later, but probably not tonight. Right now I plan to resort some of the links so things are easier to find, then maybe work in the unsorted material I've got down at the bottom of the first page.
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Re: A Guide to Free D&D Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2016, 01:49:14 AM »
Earth Mantle - A different version of the Earth Mantle here, this one's from about a year earlier, has different powers, and as or more importantly, has a listed Psychic Aura for Divine Minds. Also has an earlier version of the Fate mantle.
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