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After getting hold of some old 3.0 mongoose publishing material, namely Encyclopaedia Arcane (Abjuration), in this book there is mentioned a feat called School Focus (abjuration). I have tried to find discription of this feat online and in other mongoose producs I have but without luck. Does anyone know what it does???

PS. Can say, that Spell Focus is also mentioned in this book and some feats have both as prerequisit.

Thanks
It should be located in the 3rd and 3.5 edition player handbooks.  3rd edition Player Handbooks are pretty easy to find cheap most places you can find used books.

Also, I assume you made this thread because your previous thread didn't get any replies.  It greatly helps everybody if you make thread titles that are actually descriptive.
Indeed... I have ofc looked in all the published material ever made bu WotC. Its not in any of these. Nor is it in any published Mongoose material I have been able to find. So I have looked far and wide online aswell. Nothing!

And I will remember the point about the thread titles!

I really hope someone knows about this feat!
It very probably wouldn't have been in anything WotC-published, since it's a 3rd-party book (which is absolutely fine...unless you come in in the middle of the series :/).  The feat you're looking for can be found in the Core Rulebook I (as stated on page 26 in your book)...at least, that's what I'd figure, since I can't seem to find that book online.

I found the book in question here:
www.scribd.com/doc/55032499/Encyclopaedi...
 
Is this what you were looking at?


Metamagic School Focus


( Complete Mage, p. 45)

[General]


You are unusually skilled at modifying the effects of a particular school of magic.


Prerequisite


Spell Focus (chosen school) or specialist wizard in chosen school,



Benefit


Choose a school of magic for which you have the Spell Focus feat, or the school in which you have specialized. Three times per day, you can reduce by one level the cost of a metamagic feat applied to a spell of the chosen school. If you prepare spells, you can have only up to three such reduced cost spells prepared at any time.


Special


A wizard can select this feat as a wizard bonus feat. This feat can be taken more than once. Each time you take it, it applies to a different school of magic.


A rogue with a bowl of slop can be a controller. WIZARD PC: Can I substitute Celestial Roc Guano for my fireball spells? DM: Awesome. Yes. When in doubt, take action.... that's generally the best course. Even Sun Tsu knew that, and he didn't have internets.
Joseph, I doubt it, since the book in the OP (and my link) was released before CM.  Without the Core Rulebook I of that book series, though, I can't tell one way or the other...
It very probably wouldn't have been in anything WotC-published, since it's a 3rd-party book (which is absolutely fine...unless you come in in the middle of the series :/).  The feat you're looking for can be found in the Core Rulebook I (as stated on page 26 in your book)...at least, that's what I'd figure, since I can't seem to find that book online.

I found the book in question here:
www.scribd.com/doc/55032499/Encyclopaedi...
 



I have tried to find what "Core Rulebook 1" is but without luck. I have checked my PH 3.0 but its not that. Do you have any idea?
Core Rulebook 1 does, in fact, refer to the 3rd Edition Player's Handbook, per the terms of the Open Gaming License.

The feat in question is likely an error and meant to refer to the Spell Focus (Abjuration) feat. 

All around helpful simian

Yes I thought so too... until I read on page 26 as mentioned above, that Spell focus is not good for an abjurer. So they know and difenrentiate the two feats. Further... some feats have both school focus and spell focus as prerequisit. That tells me its NOT a mistake. As I first too thought!
Then it is likely a feat published in another product by the same company.

Edit: Or it may be a reference to the Greater Spell Focus feat.

All around helpful simian

Im going to quote somthing from a book of the same series encyclopedia Arcane (divination). I hope im not breaking any rules:

Spell Prescience (Special)
Your focus towards divination magic allows you
to have a psychic awareness of spells that might
be useful in the day ahead. This allows you to
prepare spells in advance without even knowing
why you will need them.
Prerequisite: School Focus (divination), Spell
Focus (divination).
Benefit: You may leave one slot per spell level
you can cast unfilled. At any point before you
next rest to regain spells, you can fill one or
more of these slots with a spell you know of the
appropriate level as a free action.

This tells me thats two very diferent feats.


I suspect its not a feat - what they are talking about is a wizard specialised in the Divination school of magic. So to take the feat the character must be a Diviner with Spell Focus (Divination).
It would have been clearer if it was described as School Specialisation (Divination).
I thought so too in the beginning, but af this little quote will show:
Requirements
To qualify to become a spellshield, a
character must fulfil all the following
criteria.
Spellcasting: Must be able to cast 3rd
level arcane spells, one of which must
be dispel magic.
Feats: Improved Initiative, School, Focus (abjuration).

It is stated under feats so.... im not sure what to think!