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Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:26:02 AM »
Last update: 10th of May 2011

This thread will try to include all the important threads related to minmaxing and character optimization on this board. I nicked the concept of this thread from Surreal whose version can be found here: Click for Handy Links/4e Handy Links. For now I will limit myself to reserving two posts in addition to this and hope that is enough for the possible future needs as well. Should anything be added here, give me a holler either via a PM or by posting here and I will consider adding the thread.

For more reference material for optimization work: Lists of stuff by Surreal.
This one is for clarifications regarding the rules: Unofficial Errata Project subforum
Also, here is a custom tool for searching around the BG forums: BG search.

The format will be as follows:
-Handy link: Map to the world of Minmaxing by Tshern.

If you think that I should add a brief description to the link, tell it here and I'll comply.

Index:

Post 1: Class and theme handbooks and building guides, CO diaries

Post 2: Utilitarian and informative threads, users' personal build compendium, non-optimizational banter

Post 3: My personal favourites and fun stuff

Post 4: Links to the WotC's Character Optimization boards. Not quite as active as it should.

Class handbooks and building guides

-The Handbooks childboard. All the handbooks ought to be here as well.

Arcane Duelist:
-The Arcane Duelist Handbook by Ikeren.
Beguiler:
New Beguiler's Handbook- By Nicholas the Paladin by Nicholas the Paladin and transported here by Handbook_Writer.
Binder:
-Consolidated Binder Handbook by jameswilliammogle.
Cleric:
Handbook: Dipping Cleric 1 by ChristopherGroves.
-The 3.5 Cleric Handbook by aftercrescent.
Dragoon:
Little Red Raiding Hood: My Tale of & Guide to the 3.5 Dragoon (linked handbook) by Endarire.
Dread Necromancer:
-The Best Dread Necromancer Advanced Learning Spells by JaronK.
Druid:
-The Druid Handbook by Blade2718.
Duskblade:
-The Duskblade Handbook by Dictum Mortuum.
Factotum:
The Factotum's Handbook by Dictum Mortuum.
Incarnum:
-The Incarnum Handbook by Sinfire Titan.
Lurk:
-The Lurk's Handbook by Dictum Mortuum.
Malconvoker:
-Treantmonklvl20's Mastering the Malconvoker by Treantmonklvl20 and transported here by Dan2.
Monk:
-Monk's Handbook by dman11235.
Psion:
-3.5 Psion Buildguide and Compendium by carnivore by carnivore and transported here by Archmage Joda.
Rebuilding:
-Rebuilding Handbook by Nox_Noctis.
Shadowcraft Mage:
Shadowcraft Mage spellbook by Littha.
Sorcerer:
Solo's Stupendously Superior Sorcerer Stratagems by Solo.
Swift Hunter:
-Swift Hunter Handbook by Dictuum Mortuum.
Swiftblade:
-The Swiftblade Handbook by Hallack.
Tome of Battle:
-Tome of Battle for Dummies by DaveTheMagicWeasel.
Totemist:
The Totemist Handbook by Sinfire Titan.
Ultimate Magus:
-Ultimate Magus by Phoenix00 and transported here by Korwin.
Warlock:
Warlock Information Compilation by Thinblade.
Warmage:
Warmages: Play them the right way or not at all by Christopher Groves.
Wilder:
-Wilder handbook II by Samb.
Wizard:
-A guide to Wizards: Playing a GOD by Treanmonklvl20 and transported here by Dan2.

Archery:
-The Archery Handbook by carnivore and transported here by Eldariel.
Free D&D:
-A guide to free D&D by Dictum Mortuum. More of the same, more up-to-date by Garryl.
Healing:
-A Player's Guide to (3.5) Healing (And, why you don't need a cleric to heal) by OneWinged4angel.
Initiative:
Init math and matchups OR helping you find the desired init advantage by Sunic_Flames.
Lycantropy:
-The Consolidated Lycanthropy Guide by Nanshork
Races:
-Optimized Races Niche Compendium by PlzBreakMyCampaign
-Races handbook by dman11235
Summoning:
-"Iconic" Summoning Handbook - Needs Your Input! by Faithless tbe Wonder Boy.
Theoretical:
Do we have a dirty trick handbook? by Kuroimaken.
    

CO diaries
Alastar: -Diary of Chuck
Hallack: -CO Diary: The life and art of Beguiling.
Pfooti:-CO Diary: Wizard / Beguiler / Ultimate Magus in a Savage Tide Campaign
« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 06:19:34 PM by Tshern »
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 02:26:12 AM »
Other utilitarian and informative threads

-[CO Project] Pure SRD Builds by Dictum Mortuum.
-3.5 Forms for Alter Self by PhaedrusXY.
-Alternative Class Features by Surreal.
-alternative ways to get new class skills by Griff and transported here by Surreal.
-Ask a simple question, get a simple answer by DetectiveJabsco.
-Bunko's Bargain Basement Reopened by Caelic.
-Collection of Necromantic oddities by snizor.
-Compilation of Low Level Builds by PhaedrusXY.
-dragon PC races by Surreal.
-Equivalent bonuses list by Prime32.
-Getting the most out of the Chain Spell feat by PhaedrusXY.
-Getting the most out of your familiar by PhaedrusXY.
-How to shove it to beatsticks - A caster resource for not getting hit by Tshern.
-List of Save-or-be-Screwed Spells [PHB, SpC, FrB, SnS, BoED, CM, PH2] by Cube.
-Mechonomicon by snizor.
-Monster Finder
-Naberius: sacking your stats for fun and profit by Surreal
-Optimization by the numbers by Tleilaxu_Ghola and transported here by Sunic_Flames.
-Player Race List with LA +1 and LA +2 by cru.
-Polymorph, Wild Shape and Shapechange, oh my! (comparison charts) by Surreal.
-The Utility Belt; or what you should be wearing around your waist by dark_samuari.
-This IS The Thread You're Looking For: First Look At 4e Quickplay by tsuyoshikentsu.
-Tier System for Classes by JaronK.
-Useful Dragon Magazine Stuff by Suzerain
-Useful stuff to UMD? by Dictum Mortuum.
-Wanderer's diplomacy optimization by pfooti.
-X Stat to Y Bonus by skydragonknight.

Users' personal build compendiums

Caelic: -Caelic's Build Compendium
JanusJones: -JJ's stuff,
ksbsnowowl: -KSB Snow Owl's Archer Build Thread
PhaedrusXY: -PhaedrusXY's build compilation
tsuyoshikentsu: -The Tsuyo RegionalDex
ubernoob: Consolidation of ubernoob's stuff.

Non-optimizational banter
-CO call out by ubernoob.
-Our goal in Min/max it! by heffroncm.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 06:15:07 PM by Tshern »
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 02:26:24 AM »
My personal favourites and fun stuff
« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 04:13:45 PM by Tshern »
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 02:27:08 AM »
Stuff from Wizards of the Coast's website, including the CO boards
Index sites:
-Character class index
-Feat index
-Monster index
-Prestige class index

Optimization related sites and threads:
-Book of Heavily Debated Topics by risner.
-The CO boards compilation in PDF by Antarx.

Random resources:
-The Divine Minion template

« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 04:03:16 PM by Tshern »
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 02:37:53 AM »
I would like to submit my Handbook on Rebuilding [PHB II], which I will be updating and revising as I find the time to do so:

http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=141.0
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 02:40:47 AM »
I would like to submit my Handbook on Rebuilding [PHB II], which I will be updating and revising as I find the time to do so:

http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=141.0
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 04:45:08 AM »
Have you asked Surreal for permission ? You should, otherwise... well, let's keep it at that : I bet you don't want to see Surreal angry.  :debate
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 05:42:48 AM »
I'm not sure i follow?
Permission for what?

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008, 05:55:31 AM »
Other utilitarian and informative threads
-CO call out by ubernoob.
Does that really belong here?
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2008, 06:03:23 AM »
For now i think, because it has turned into a welcome board.

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 07:51:50 AM »
If Tshern wants to pick up the mantle here, I'm fine with that. I will probably wait out the storm and see how things develop.
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Some Handy Links for CO Work (WotC 339 version) - a compilation of links for base/prestige class handbooks, tactics, spellcasting, character builds, D&D databases, etc.
Archived version of the above with working links

The Mango Index - a giant index for all things D&D and where to find them
The Mango List Reborn! - rehosted by KellKheraptis

Lists of Stuff - listing of class features etc and how to get them, etc. sort of like above but a little more specific and sorted by category
Polymorph, Wildshape and Shapechange, oh my! (comparison charts) - side-by-side comparison of all the various form altering abilities
Alternative Class Features
alternative ways to get class skills

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008, 01:28:39 PM »
If Tshern wants to pick up the mantle here, I'm fine with that. I will probably wait out the storm and see how things develop.
I figured this should be started in the early going of the CO invasion, because if we wait too long it is going to get a lot more difficult too keep track of important threads. To be honest, I totally forgot about asking you, but I suppose there is no trademark for threads like this :D
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 04:16:19 PM »
Is there some sort of etiquette for moving useful threads over here? What would merit transferral?

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 04:20:47 PM »
Before doing any wholesale moves of stuff, its probably a good idea to find out how much hosting space there is here. If everything is brought over, it might be overwhelming.

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2008, 04:33:39 PM »
Before doing any wholesale moves of stuff, its probably a good idea to find out how much hosting space there is here. If everything is brought over, it might be overwhelming.
I've already raised that issue.  If we need more bandwidth it seems people are fine with googleads.
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 05:09:59 PM »
Sort of a new SurrealDex, eh?

Take a while to build this puppy.

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2008, 05:19:44 PM »
Sort of a new SurrealDex, eh?

Take a while to build this puppy.
Something like that yes. I will most probably reorganize this when more threads emerge and I will use SurrealDex as a model for the format I will be using. Any comments are vastly appreciated as editing this now is a lot easier than after, say, three months when this forum might be swarming with users.
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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 05:49:20 PM »
Is there a link to the CO pdf we can put up here?

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Re: Handy links: Map to the world of Minmaxing
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 08:17:45 PM »
If someone finds it, I'll add it.
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