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All 1st party and some 2nd party D&D 3.0 and 3.5 books by publication date


Shamelessly pulling this index from http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/1138/how-do-you-tell-if-a-dd-book-is-3-0-or-3-5 so that everyone knows when the various books and stuff were released.

Since this is a simple (if rather large) index, I'll direct discussion to my mini handbook discussion thread.

Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition and Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Products from Wizards of the Coast in Order of Publication

The following presented in year/month order for easier sorting. Products released in the same month are presented alphabetically. Parenthetical references are official abbreviations gleaned Wizards of the Coast's indices; some products lack abbreviations. Even the abbreviations are italicized lest someone confuse Champions of Ruin with Challenge Rating, for instance. Wizards of the Coast makes available official errata. Starting with The Speaker in Dreams, Wizards of the Coast made available for many products online-only Web enhancements. Although they bear the official Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition logo and are officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast, I've excluded from this list Kenzer and Company's Kalamar products.
Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition

Dragon #275-308, Dragon Annual #5 and #6, and Dungeon #81-99 present Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition content. Dragon #299 and Dungeon #94 see Paizo publishing the magazines under license from Wizards of the Coast. Paizo published no Dragon Annuals.

    2000/08 Dungeons and Dragons Character Sheets
    2000/08 Player's Handbook1 (PH)
    2000/09 Dungeon Master's Guide1 (DMG)
    2000/09 Dungeons and Dragons Gazeteer (DG)
    2000/09 Dungeon Master's Screen
    2000/10 Into the Dragon's Lair
    2000/10 Monster Manual1 (MM)
    2000/11 Forge of Fury (Fo)
    2000/11 Living Greyhawk Gazeteer
    2000/12 Hero Builder's Guidebook (HBG)
    2001/01 Speaker in Dreams (SD)
    2001/01 Sword and Fist2 (SF)
    2001/02 Monsters of Faerûn3 (Mon)
    2001/03 Psionics Handbook
    2001/04 Standing Stone (StS)
    2001/05 Defenders of the Faith2 (DF)
    2001/06 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting4 (FRCS)
    2001/06 Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (RT)
    2001/07 Heart of Nightfang Spire (HN)
    2001/07 Tome and Blood2 (TB)
    2001/08 Magic of Faerûn4 (Mag)
    2001/08 Sunless Citadel (SC)
    2001/09 Manual of the Planes1 (MP)
    2001/10 Enemies and Allies (EA)
    2001/10 Oriental Adventures5 (OA)
    2001/11 Deep Horizon (DH)
    2001/11 Lords of Darkness4 (LD)
    2001/12 Song and Silence2 (SaS)
    2002/01 Lord of the Iron Fortress (LF)
    2002/02 Forgotten Realms Dungeon Master's Screen
    2002/02 Masters of the Wild2 (MW)
    2002/03 Bastion of Broken Souls (BB)
    2002/04 Deities and Demigods1 (DD)
    2002/05 Faiths and Pantheons4 (FP)
    2002/05 Stronghold Builder's Guidebook (SB)
    2002/06 Book of Challenges (BC)
    2002/07 Epic Level Handbook1 (EL)
    2002/08 Silver Marches4 (SM)
    2002/09 City of the Spider Queen4 (CSQ)
    2002/09 Monster Manual II1 (MM2)
    2002/10 Book of Vile Darkness (BV)
    2003/02 Savage Species (SS)
    2003/03 Arms and Equipment Guide (AE)
    2003/03 Races of Faerûn4 (Rac)
    2003/04 Fiend Folio1 (FF)
    2003/05 Unapproachable East4 (Una)
    2003/06 Ghostwalk6 (Gh)
    1.  Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, Manual of the Planes, Deities and Demigods, Epic Level Handbook, Monster Manual II, and Fiend Folio are updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 via the Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Accessory Update Booklet.
    2.  The article "Rules Reference: Feats, Prestige Classes, and Spells" lists titular items from the Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition class guidebooks that were updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5. Its most recent revision is Jan. 2005.
    3.  Monsters of Faerûn is updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 via the Player's Guide to Faerûn Web enhancement "Player's Guide to Faerûn: Monster Update."
    4.  Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting and Magic of Faerûn receive major updates and Lords of Darkness, Faiths and Pantheons, Silver Marches, City of the Spider Queen, Races of Faerûn, and Unapproachable East receive minor updates to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 via the Player's Guide to Faerûn (5).
    5.  Oriental Adventures is updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 via the Dragon #318 article "Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor" (32-48).
    6.  Ghostwalk is updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 via the Ghostwalk Web enhancement "Ghostwalk, Part 2: Ghostwalk 3.5 Update."

Dungeons and Dragons 3.5

Wizards of the Coast explains the purpose of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 in the Revision Spotlight column "Compiled D&D Revision Spotlight."

Dragon #309 and Dungeon #100 present Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 content. Dragon #359 and Dungeon #150 are the last Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 issues and the last published by Paizo after Wizards of the Coast doesn't renew Paizo's magazine licenses (see Wizards of the Coast's announcement and Paizo's announcement).

    2003/06 Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG)
    2003/07 Monster Manual (MM)
    2003/07 Player's Handbook (PH)
    2003/08 Dragonlance Campaign Setting1 (DCS)
    2003/08 Dungeon Master's Screen
    2003/09 Miniatures Handbook (MH)
    2003/10 Book of Exalted Deeds (BE)
    2003/10 Underdark (Und)
    2003/11 Draconomicon (Dr)
    2003/12 Complete Warrior (CW)
    2004/01 Deluxe Character Sheets
    2004/01 Deluxe Dungeon Master's Screen
    2004/02 Unearthed Arcana (UA)
    2004/03 Player's Guide to Faerûn (PG)
    2004/04 Expanded Psionics Handbook (XPH)
    2004/04 Map Folio I
    2004/05 Complete Divine (CD)
    2004/06 Eberron Campaign Setting (ECS)
    2004/07 Planar Handbook (PlH)
    2004/07 Serpent Kingdoms (SK)
    2004/07 Shadows of the Last War (SL)
    2004/08 Map Folio II
    2004/08 Races of Stone (RS)
    2004/09 Frostburn (Fr)
    2004/09 Monster Manual III (MM3)
    2004/10 Libris Mortis (LM)
    2004/10 Dungeon Master's Guide (special edition) (DMG)
    2004/10 Player's Handbook (special edition) (PH)
    2004/10 Monster Manual (special edition) (MM)
    2004/10 Shining South (ShS)
    2004/10 Whispers of the Vampire's Blade (WB)
    2004/11 Complete Arcane (CAr)
    2004/11 Sharn: City of Towers (Sh)
    2004/12 Races of Destiny (RD)
    2004/12 Map Folio 3-D
    2005/01 Complete Adventurer (CAd)
    2005/01 Grasp of the Emerald Claw (GC)
    2005/02 Lost Empires of Faerûn (LE)
    2005/02 Races of the Wild (RW)
    2005/03 Sandstorm (Sa)
    2005/04 Lords of Madness (LoM)
    2005/04 Races of Eberron (RE)
    2005/05 Champions of Ruin (CR)
    2005/05 Heroes of Battle (HB)
    2005/06 City of Splendors: Waterdeep (CSW)
    2005/06 Dungeon Master's Guide II (DMG2)
    2005/07 Eberron Deluxe Dungeon Master's Screen
    2005/07 Five Nations (FN)
    2005/07 Weapons of Legacy (WL)
    2005/08 Eberron Player Character Sheets
    2005/08 Explorer's Handbook (EH)
    2005/08 Stormwrack (Sto)
    2005/09 Fantastic Locations: Fane of the Drow (FLFD)
    2005/09 Magic of Incarnum (MoI)
    2005/09 Sons of Gruumsh (SG)
    2005/10 Dragon Compendium Volume 12
    2005/10 Heroes of Horror (HH)
    2005/10 Magic of Eberron (MoE)
    2005/11 Champions of Valor (CV)
    2005/11 Fantastic Locations: Hellspike Prison (FLHP)
    2005/12 Spell Compendium (SpC)
    2006/01 Player's Guide to Eberron (PE)
    2006/01 Races of the Dragon (RDr)
    2006/02 Red Hand of Doom (RH)
    2006/03 Power of Faerûn (PF)
    2006/03 Tome of Magic (TM)
    2006/04 Complete Psionic (CP)
    2006/04 Fantastic Locations: Fields of Ruin (FLFR)
    2006/04 Voyage of the Golden Dragon (VGD)
    2006/05 Player's Handbook II (PH2)
    2006/06 Fiendish Codex I (FC1)
    2006/06 Mysteries of the Moonsea (Mys)
    2006/07 Fantastic Locations: Dragondown Grotto
    2006/07 Monster Manual IV (MM4)
    2006/07 Secrets of Xen'drik (SX)
    2006/08 Dragons of Faerûn (DrF)
    2006/08 Tome of Battle (ToB)
    2006/09 Dragon Magic (DM)
    2006/09 Faiths of Eberron (FE)
    2006/09 Twilight Tomb
    2006/10 Complete Mage (CM)
    2006/10 Expedition to Castle Ravenloft (Rav)
    2006/11 Cityscape (Ci)
    2006/11 Dragonmarked (Dra)
    2006/11 Scourge of the Howling Horde
    2006/12 Animated Series Handbook3
    2006/12 Fantastic Locations: The Frostfell Rift
    2006/12 Fiendish Codex II (FC2)
    2006/12 Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde (ShG)
    2007/01 Complete Scoundrel (CS)
    2007/02 Barrow of the Forgotten King (BFK)
    2007/02 Dungeonscape (Du)
    2007/02 Secrets of Sarlona (SoS)
    2007/03 Magic Item Compendium (MIC)
    2007/03 Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave (Co)
    2007/04 Eyes of the Lich Queen (ELQ)
    2007/04 Expedition to the Demonweb Pits (EDP)
    2007/04 Fantastic Locations: City in Peril (CiP)
    2007/05 Complete Champion (CC)
    2007/05 Drow of the Underdark (DrU)
    2007/06 Expedition to Undermountain (EU)
    2007/06 Forge of War (FW)
    2007/06 Sinister Spire (SiS)
    2007/07 Monster Manual V (MM5)
    2007/07 Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land (SSL)
    2007/08 Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk (ERG)
    2007/09 Exemplars of Evil (EE)
    2007/09 Fortress of the Yuan-Ti (FY)
    2007/09 Grand History of the Realms (GHR)
    2007/10 Dragons of Eberron (DE)
    2007/10 Rules Compendium (RC)
    2007/11 Anauroch: The Empire of Shade (An)
    2007/12 Elder Evils (ElE)
    2008/02 City of Stormreach
    2008/03 An Adventurer's Guide to Eberron
    2012/08 Dungeon Master's Guide (premium edition) (DMG)
    2012/08 Monster Manual (premium edition) (MM)
    2012/08 Player's Handbook (premium edition) (PH)
    2013/04 Spell Compendium (premium edition) (SpC)
    2013/07 Magic Item Compendium (premium edition) (MIC)
    1.    Dragonlance Campaign Setting is a d20 product published by Wizards of the Coast.
    2.    Dragon Compendium Volume 1 is a d20 product published by Paizo yet officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast. Paizo made errata available.
    3.    Animated Series Handbook's 2007 printed publication year contradicts the release date of BCI's Dungeons and Dragons: The Complete Animated Series which included the Animated Series Handbook. Mill Creek Entertainment's August 2009 Dungeons and Dragons: The Complete Animated Series lacks the Animated Series Handbook.

Working on a data visualization project related to spells in the different versions of AD&D.

I just created an account to thank you for creating this list, I decided to re-order my sources by date for 3e/3.5e so my work for this edition didn't keep tripping over itself as I moved on from 2e sources; the only sane way to deal with it is to deal with the 3.0 content first, the 3.0 to 3.5 conversion document, and then the 3.5 content, and short of a handy list like this, it was starting to overlap a bit as it was necessary to allow 3.5e sources to take precedence in most cases.

Can't wait to see how I want to deal with 4e where every class effectively had spells.  But that's a later-me problem.  Thanks again!

This is a useful list as it's annoyingly hard to find some of this with a web search. I'll note it's missing one product of note: Dragon Compendium's sister publication Shackled City Adventure Path, which falls in the same disclaimer as Dragon Compendium. It does have a few player usable rules elements in the back.


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