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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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July 16th, 2012
This is an excellent product. As I have seen commented in other reviews, the Spine (Chapter 1) alone is worth the price of the PDF. The notes, rules, and ideas the authors present for altering monsters will be useful for any DM. Lots of good things [...]
February 7th, 2011
Trailblazer has completely renewed my interest in 3.5! Reading through it, I keep nodding to myself and saying "yes, of course!" It is a really thoughtful analysis and redesign of the SRD ruleset. Every time I peruse it I start thinking of cool campaig [...]
November 24th, 2010
When D&D 3E came out, every group playing it quickly accumulated numerous house rules. A few of those were eliminated or replaced by the (necessary or not) 3.5 revision. And the circle began anew. After third edition was replaced by its makers, in [...]
April 15th, 2010
A strong deconstruction of 3e followed by a helpful reconstruction into class, skill, feat, magic, and combat mechanics rewrites. Very impressive, and well written throughout. [...]
September 30th, 2009
To keep it short and sweet. You like the CRUCH? this is the book for you, just must have. Little more in deepth. I am not a crunch person I have always been a bit more of a fluff person from the time I picked up my first 40k book, always loved [...]
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