[RPG] Can a Rogue (D&D 3.5) use sneak attack on both the first and second attack


I know this seems like a question you can simply Google but the answers vary and my clan is under the impression that I can only use it on my first attack (once per round) and not on my second attack.

From Googling, I've understood that as long as the monster / enemy is flat-footed, flanked or caught off-guard, I can apply sneak attack on both my first and second attack in a round.

Is this correct?

Is it normal if the clan simply decides that that gives me an unfair advantage in combat and gives me only one sneak attack per round?

Best Answer

You can sneak attack whenever you are eligible to.

d20SRD's opinion on the topic:

The rogue’s attack deals extra damage any time her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the rogue flanks her target.

There are some additional restrictions (immunity to critical hits or fortification, miss chance or concealment, improved uncanny dodge), but those are always a target's ability, lacking which you can sneak attack many times in a round, if the target is denied its Dexterity bonus to AC during each attack. Of course, if the target is denied Dexterity bonus to AC only against first attack (as is the case with striking from under invisibility, for example), only the first attack would be sneak attack.

As for your second question - no, it is not normal (as in "to my knowledge average gaming group does not use this houserule"), and no, it will just nerf the poor rogue, who cannot really brag about excessive combat ability in the first place.