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But perhaps you'll just have to buy new ones and keep using your old ones, too?
which is odd, given the move toward simplicity
The player character classes presented in Heroes of the Fallen Lands and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms were designed after reviewing two years of game play.
[...]I will say I'm curious to see what is lost in exchange for new abilities at 4, 8, etc.... If it is only ritual casting and healer's lore, it might be a bit much; but if there's something else you lose in exchange for playing a warpriest, then I could see choosing either that or the original cleric as presented in the PH. *EDIT* Duh, they lose daily powers in exchange for these things. Okay, that's enough reason for me to consider playing either.
I can't believe I've been suckered by WotC into believing they'd never do a ".5" edition again. This is incredibly insulting. It's becoming so that D&D has a much shorter lifespan than even video games. I'm sick and tired of this.
If this turns out just to be basically more options and not a 4.5 I will love it!
Why is this a .5 change?
And something you don't have to get behind if you don't want to.
Why is this a .5 change?
115 pages of errata. The change from 3.0 to 3.5 was only roughly 65 pages.
By that logic, we should all still be playing out of the red box. New products are necessary for the game to survive.
Regarding the number of pages of errata ..The bulk of it is because the designers ARE EXPLAINING WHY the errata is necessary.I really really really appreciate these explanations!Another reason for the bulk is, the errata often offers the entire sections of texts and tables where the erratum can be found, so it can be seen in context.I really really really appreciate the extra clarity!The errata itself constitutes only a portion of the number of pages.Finally, most of the errata is to resolve obscure scenarios, and causes no meaningful changes for most players. Of the few errata that does finetune common scenarios, the majority of players support the update.In sum, most of the errata clarifies the gaming system, and doesnt change the gaming system.
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