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Fhaorn quessir
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Posted - 07 Feb 2008 :  02:46:36  Show Profile  Visit Fhaorn quessir's Homepage Send Fhaorn quessir a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I just bought the sourcebook, "Drow of the Underdark" and was wondering if anyone knows how to (or already has) convert the stats for the spells, items, and monsters from 2E to 3.5

I would be forever in debt to all who oblige to help me. (in fact, *looks around cautiosly*, I would entitle you to one free arranged death).

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Fhaorn'quessir

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 07 Feb 2008 :  04:28:03  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can't help you; I play 2e.

Doggedly converting 3e back to what D&D should be...
Sigh... And now 4e as well.
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Wooly Rupert
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Well... I don't know how useful it would be, but you could likely start by using the 2nd Edition to 3rd Edition Conversion Manual. It's at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind, though, that it's only a rough guideline, and is for 2E to 3.0.

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Zanan
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Lots of what is in the book has actually made it into 3E / 3,5E. Just ask what you are looking for and I may lend a hand for the 3E source. (BTW, in buying TDotUD you've probably done the best thing you can when looking for drow FR lore.)

Here's a list of spells converted to 3E already (most of which can now be found in the MIC, I'd assume). (Scroll down)

http://www.dnd-gate.de/gate3/page/index.php?id=366

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Fhaorn quessir
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Posted - 10 Feb 2008 :  00:15:12  Show Profile  Visit Fhaorn quessir's Homepage Send Fhaorn quessir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Lots of what is in the book has actually made it into 3E / 3,5E. Just ask what you are looking for and I may lend a hand for the 3E source. (BTW, in buying TDotUD you've probably done the best thing you can when looking for drow FR lore.)

Here's a list of spells converted to 3E already (most of which can now be found in the MIC, I'd assume). (Scroll down)

http://www.dnd-gate.de/gate3/page/index.php?id=366



Thank you dearly for your help, everyone. I am very interested in the drow and had studied them for years before even playing D&D. The endless inrigues of the drow was what made me become, well, intrigued. I was rejoicing when I found this on one of my local gaming store's shelves and dusted it off.

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fhaorn'quessir

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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 10 Feb 2008 :  02:39:23  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For feats, powers and spells, if I were you, I'd buy "Drow of the Underdark 3.5" instead of trying to convert "Drow of the Underdark 2E" to 3.5.

For fluff content though, the 2E version is more useful than the 3.5 version by leaps and bounds though...
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Fillow
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Posted - 10 Feb 2008 :  18:42:40  Show Profile  Visit Fillow's Homepage  Send Fillow a Yahoo! Message Send Fillow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
About these DotU books , you write about the TSR9326/FOR10 (1991) & the N957267200 (2007) ?
I've a question.
The first one used the FR logo and the second one only uses the D&D logo.
Are they compatible ? Is the recent one usable in FR as it is ?

And what about the "Drizzt guide to the Underdark" (TSR 11509, 1999)?

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 10 Feb 2008 :  19:43:52  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fillow

About these DotU books , you write about the TSR9326/FOR10 (1991) & the N957267200 (2007) ?
I've a question.
The first one used the FR logo and the second one only uses the D&D logo.
Are they compatible ? Is the recent one usable in FR as it is ?

And what about the "Drizzt guide to the Underdark" (TSR 11509, 1999)?



The FR Drow of the Underdark was in 2E, and it was all about the lore. There were some bits of crunch present, like drow-specific spells and magical items. But mostly it was about drow in the Realms. This book also introduced some of the other drow deities that they are now busily killing off.

The more recent 3.x Drow of the Underdark was a generic supplement. As a 3.x supplement, it undoubtedly contains much crunch in the form of feats and such (I've not really perused the book in depth). I'm sure it has some good stuff for drow that can be ported into the Realms, but it's a generic product, so not everything will work.

Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark is exactly that: a guide to the FR Underdark, much like the 3.x book Underdark... DDGttU is almost entirely lore.

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Fillow
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Posted - 10 Feb 2008 :  21:08:22  Show Profile  Visit Fillow's Homepage  Send Fillow a Yahoo! Message Send Fillow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks to you Great Master of Mischief !
That's all that I wanted to know.
You were as accurate as possible, as you're used to be !

"Today is a good day to smile",
Fillow Big'n'Book Mahlemiut 'Lead-dog', Son of Garl, Wanderer of the Masked Leaf and Namer of Oghma.

- Fight in the arena and have fun ! :
La brute.com
- Feel free to take part to these projects : Post-Spellplague bibliography ; 4E index project ; Taverns and inns of the Realms ; Dogs of the Realms ; Descriptions of places in the novels ; forums, RPG, FR Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Come and have a look at the already asked questions from the Forgotten Realms Trivia Challenge

I am a French FR fan, so please forgive my lapses in English language and do not hesitate to correct me. Thanks a lot.
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Darkheyr
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Posted - 20 Feb 2008 :  13:25:53  Show Profile  Visit Darkheyr's Homepage  Send Darkheyr an ICQ Message  Click to see Darkheyr's MSN Messenger address Send Darkheyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I rather like Drow of the Underdark 3.5, actually. While being a 3rd Ed Book it does have more crunch than its AD&D predecesor, it also sports quite a bit of fluff - most importantly, roleplaying advice to players, actuale xamples of situations on how a typical Drow would act. Thats a rare thing to see in a sourcebook nowadays.
And even the crunch bits do have quite some Drow flair to them - they are not just new +xyz feats.

Definitly one of the better books out there, in my eyes.

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Alisttair
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Posted - 20 Feb 2008 :  15:47:46  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah I went through that book and most of it is pretty good lore that goes well hand in hand with the Menzoberranzan boxed set as well as the 3.5 Drow of the Underdark (which is a very fine resource). Anything not already converted to 3.5 from it may or may not be too difficult to convert, depending.

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Fhaorn quessir
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Posted - 20 Feb 2008 :  23:40:43  Show Profile  Visit Fhaorn quessir's Homepage Send Fhaorn quessir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just wondering, is the information in the 3.5ed DotU mostly within the FR canon? Or is 3.5ed Underdark a better choice?

Regards,
Fhaorn

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Darkheyr
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Posted - 29 Feb 2008 :  07:50:00  Show Profile  Visit Darkheyr's Homepage  Send Darkheyr an ICQ Message  Click to see Darkheyr's MSN Messenger address Send Darkheyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Its 98% FR portable, as far as lolthites go, I'd say.

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