13 years ago#1
isak
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I recently began using the 3rd edition rules (which I enjoy using), but aside from the Player`s Handbook, DMG, Monster Manual, and the Forgotten Realms Campaign book (of course) all my DnD books use second (or even 1st) edition rules. I would appreciate any advice or ideas regarding converting second edition things (NPC`s, monsters, items, etc.) to 3rd edition. Most magic items are fairly straightforward, but I`ve had difficulty converting monsters and NPC`s--namely their AC. Again, I would be thankful for any suggestions.

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13 years ago#2
heathbar
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way; subtract the 1st/2nd Edition AC from 20, and that`ll give you the 3rd Edition AC. e.g. -3 AC (1e/2e) becomes 23 AC (3e), unarmored: 10 AC (1e/2e) becomes 10 AC (3e), Chainmail: 5 AC (1e/2e) becomes 15 AC (3e).
As for the rest, there are PLENTY of websites out there that`ll help you with the conversion process. I`d suggest opening up your favorite search engine ( www.lycos.com , www.webcrawler.com , etc) and doing a search that way.

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13 years ago#3
Unstablist
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for a D&D 3e conversion manual. They may still have some around. TSR distributed them before the PHB came out so players could start converting over. There may be a .pdf on the main D&D site: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/main.asp?x=dnd/welcome,3

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13 years ago#4
PeterB
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address for the d20 system reference document. It has the monsters, magic items, etc.

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13 years ago#5
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isn`t there a conversion document on the CD that came with the PHB? or was I hallucinating when I printed it off...
Tunnel Rat

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13 years ago#6
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If you`re still looking for the conversion guidelines from 1E and 2E to 3E, take a look at our website. We have the 3E conversion manual posted in PDF format, free for download. Just click the following link: http://www.gaming-league.com/resources/preview.asp? fID=18&opt=GLA , and you should be good to go! Happy gaming!
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