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Dacke:
If you really want to return Ambidexterity to the game, I suggest using the rules from Arcana Evolved. There, the Two-weapon Fighting feat reduces the penalty for TWF by 4 for both attacks (instead of 2 and 6), so someone fighting with a light off-hand weapon and having TWF gets -0/-4 instead of -2/-2. TWF also doesn't require any Dex. Ambidexterity is a Talent, which means it can only be taken at first level and you only get one (with certain exceptions), requires Dex 15, and reduces off-hand penalties by 4. So someone with both can use an off-hand light weapon without any penalty at all. There's also a third feat, Massive Two-Weapon Fighting (Prereq: TWF, Str 17, BAB+7) that lets you treat any off-hand weapon as light.

All in all, this makes basic TWF slightly stronger than in 3.5e (no prereq, and 0/-4 is better than -2/-2 since the main attack is usually stronger than the off-hand attack), and allows for a feat to make it even better.

The downside is that the equivalent of Improved TWF requires BAB +9 rather than +6, and there's no Greater TWF.

obryn:
I like the AE system much better as well...  Two-weapon fighting isn't really a viable choice in vanilla 3.5 when you get a -2 to all your attacks for 1 extra strike per round, at the cost of 2 feats.

-O

Dacke:

--- Quote from: obryn ---I like the AE system much better as well...  Two-weapon fighting isn't really a viable choice in vanilla 3.5 when you get a -2 to all your attacks for 1 extra strike per round, at the cost of 2 feats.
--- End quote ---
In vanilla 3.5, it's one feat (since ambidex is folded into twf). Two feats is 3.0.

obryn:

--- Quote from: Dacke ---In vanilla 3.5, it's one feat (since ambidex is folded into twf). Two feats is 3.0.
--- End quote ---

Ooof.  Good call.  It's been so long since I've played vanilla 3.5 I've forgotten.

-O

Trainz:
And if you're willing to invest more feats, it's more than one extra attack.

My players tend to pick that fighting style a lot, so unless they're complete morons, I would tend to think that it's a purty good option as is.

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