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Endless adventure and untold excitement await!

Prepare to venture forth with your bold companions into a world of heroic fantasy. Within these pages, you'll discover all the tools and options you need to create characters worthy of song and legend for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.

The revised Player's Handbook is the definitive rulebook for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. It contains complete rules for the 3.5 edition and is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to play the game.

The revised Player's Handbook updates several character classes to make them more balanced, including the bard, druid, monk, paladin, and ranger. Spell lists for characters have also been revised and some spell levels adjusted. Skills have been consolidated clarified. And a larger number of feats have been added to give even more options for character customization in this area.

In addition, the new and revised content instructs players on how to take full advantage of the tie-in D&D miniatures line.

We (Wizards) recognize that some of the legacy content available on this website does not reflect the values of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise today. Some older content may reflect ethnic, racial, and gender prejudice that were commonplace in American society at that time. These depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. This content is presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed. Dungeons & Dragons teaches that diversity is a strength, and we strive to make our D&D products as welcoming and inclusive as possible. This part of our work will never end.

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Adam J December 09, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
POD please
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David K September 07, 2020 5:17 pm UTC
there is huge demand for the core books PoD. I just bought the compendiums. Many 3.5ers also love thr analog feel of the game
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Slippy J September 03, 2020 9:49 am UTC
Dear DriveThruRPG, please make the 3.5 rulebooks available as (preferably hardcover) PODs? I have a group of six players eagerly awaiting the day this becomes available so they can use physical books at the table rather than PDFs on tablet computers.
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David K September 07, 2020 5:15 pm UTC
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Cody Y May 13, 2020 2:52 am UTC
Will print on demand be available?
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Benjamin B February 14, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
+1 for pod!
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Bruce G February 07, 2020 5:21 pm UTC
Is the pdf setup for easily finding keywords and such so it can be used while playing?
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Quentin A June 15, 2019 2:25 pm UTC
It seems like there are incomplete lines that run all through the pdf. I never had the real books so I don’t have a way to compare it. It’s kind of distracting. Anyone else see that?
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Jason C July 28, 2019 7:50 am UTC
That's intentional. It was part of the "charm" of 3rd edition. The rulebooks were meant to look like actual notebooks - which is why you see lots of "sketches" and those lines are supposed to be notebook paper lines.

I found them charming but a lot of people hated it. It was even more pronounced in the 3.0 books.
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Eamon E January 20, 2019 4:22 am UTC
I hope they make this POD. My copy of 3.5 has almost completely fallen apart and I want a replacement copy.
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Amanda R January 17, 2020 12:50 am UTC
A hardcover option would be ideal.
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James M November 05, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
I would love to see the 3.5 core rulebooks available for POD. The PDFs are nice, but they load very slowly on Android and sometimes it's just nice to have physical copies of the books at the table. 3.5 is my favorite edition of Dungeons and Dragons, and I would love the option of print on demand.
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Bryce G November 05, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Are there any plans for POD?
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Lars B March 13, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
The pdf takes ages to render in adobe for android? I've tried it on windows 10, and it works great. Any solutions? I've tried the google pdf reader and a third party pdf reader, which are faster, but take a little time to display the text sharp. The Tablet is new and more than potent enough. I've never had this with an other pdf.
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October 28, 2017 10:56 pm UTC
Why does this PDF take so long to render in Adobe for Android? Two minutes to render the cover, tens of seconds per page for some of the interior pages! It's faster on other readers, but those don't support the bookmarks.
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Rich F May 12, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
Hi guys-

Was wondering if someone who had purchased this could tell me if this PDF printable, or is it locked up such that you cannot print pages?

Thanks for your time.
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Zia M May 12, 2015 6:18 pm UTC
Rich, restrictions on the PDF are: Changing the Document, Document Assembly and Page Extraction. Printing is showing as Allowed under security.
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Stephen M M January 07, 2016 6:50 pm UTC
Oh Gawd, and for an obsolete version of the game too. I was about to stump up for this until I read the "no change" restriction. This means I can't use the highlighting tool or add post-its. Good to see WotC still not "getting" the PDF paradigm.

Guess I'll stick to Pathfinder and Savage Worlds, then, both of whose publishers have a clue about how PDFs work and how people need to be able to use them as an in-game resource.
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Chris B April 29, 2015 1:39 am UTC
so is this just the normal 3.5 book? or is a revised 3.5 book?
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Andrew P April 29, 2015 1:51 am UTC
According to the articles I saw online about this, this is the 2012 edition with all the errata included.
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Zia M April 29, 2015 3:05 pm UTC
Interior shows it as the August 2012 printing.
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