Subtle Spell Casting

In all the time I’ve played 3e, I’ve seen numerous metamagic feats used that increase the effect of the spells they are applied to. Empower, Widen, Extend, Quicken, Heighten (though IMC all casters get this one free)… but I’ve never seen Silent Spell or Still Spell used. This suggests to …

Bound Magic Items

Item creation in 3e is very abstract. Take a masterwork item, add gold, experience points, and time, and you end up with a magic item. The item creation might involve binding spirits, it might involve empowering the item with planar energy, it could simply enhance the nature of the weapon …

Ability Score Generation

Justisaur posted an absolutely brilliant method of ability score generation to rec.games.frp.dnd. It’s simple, it provides some nicely organic scores, and it seems, as best I can tell, more fair than other random methods. I’ve seen it called a few things, perhaps the simplest name is ’27-25-23′, after the three …

Called Shots

In considering how to handle ‘fatal blows’, specifically how to cause a particular death blow, I wanted to find a way to target specific body parts. I can see cases where a particular killing blow would be useful (staking a vampire or decapitating it both come to mind). I believe …