Monday, October 4, 2010

D&D Web Resources

It's been a while since I've had the chance to post anything.  For that, I pretend to apologize.  Rather than bore everyone with why I haven't posted, I give you Filler Materials!!!

I've recently gotten a Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Edition game in the works with some friends.  In my travels upon the Sea of the Internet, I found several websites that might interest people in a similar situation.

Anyone who has searched around for 3.5 stuff has probably seen this first page already.  It's a page of all the open source information.  The Hypertext d20 SRD has the information available broken down into categories, rather than books, which is easier to sail around (in continuing with this Sea of the Internet metaphor).  For anyone wanting to find basic information about D&D 3.5, this is a great site.  It's got all the basics laid out nice and simply.

The next page comes to us from our good friends over at everyone's favorite online Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.  Over at Wiki, they host a page of a List of alternate Dungeons and Dragons classes.  It's actually not 3.5 specific, so it works for any edition.  What's great about this list is with all the different source books out there, it's great to have a handy table with all the classes (except the ones from the PHB, which can be found in the Hypertext SRD).  They don't give anything about the class itself, minus a short description, but they do tell you where you can find the class.  So, (more Sea metaphor) if you know a Bay where a certain group of nautical villains might hang out, they could help you over there.

The last page I have today is questionably legal.  Certainly no more that my thinly veiled Pirate Bay reference earlier.  Crystal Keep hosts PDFs of damn near everything you could ever need from 3.5 D&D.  To the point, even, it's a bit of a hassle to wade through.  However, even with this inundation of information, Crystal Keep has become part of my bookmarks only because I know if I need to find some super esoteric race or feat, I can find it there.  Like the wiki page, they tell you the source of the information, so you can either go buy the book (like a chump) or be a pirate.