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The journey isn't over. . . It's just beginning.

Bad Axe Games peels back the outer layers of the 3.5 rules and reveals the inner workings for all to see. Within this book, you'll find the keys to decoding the d20 rules and gain new insight into the mechanics of your game. Copious design notes detail the thought process behind every design change.

  • Detailed introductory analysis of the "The Spine" of the 3.5 system
  • Fixes for the most common 3.5 complaints
  • Rebalanced classes, races, skills, feats and multiclassed spellcasters
  • Streamlined combat and movement rules, including Combat Reactions
  • Quick and easy Encounter Budgeting
  • Elite and Solo templates to create memorable monsters
  • Intuitive, streamlined rules for iterative attacks, grappling, wild shape, polymorph, summoned creatures, turn undead, familiars, and more!

TRAILBLAZER is an indispensable resource for gamemasters looking to breathe new life into their 3rd edition game and restore a sense of excitement and wonder to their players.


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Jeremy H February 05, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Any progress on a second edition?
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Julian J June 07, 2014 5:21 pm UTC
Question - The interaction of the Trailblazer iterative attack system, with the Two-Weapon Fighting chain of feats.

I don't see a Trailblazer FAQ, and am curious on how people are using the Two-Fighting chain of feats, with Trailblazer.

The first feat is very similar to 3.5/Pathfinder.

It gets you one additional (off-hand) attack, at the same bonus as your primary attack, but then applies modifiers.
Normally those are -8 (primary attacks) and -8 (two-weapon attacks), which because of the feat improves by +4 (to both) with a further reduction in penalties of +2 (to both) if the off-handed weapon is light.
So either -2 (normal attacks) and -2 (off-hand, via TWF Feat) or -4 and -4 (not a light off-hand weapon).

The improved feat is essentially the same, except instead of one extra attack you can gain a second iterative attack with the off-hander.

However, in Trailblazer, when you make your full-attack action, you only ever get two attacks...See more
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