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D&D Essentials Review

I posted a while ago that I was confused about the goals of the D&D Essentials product line (Confused about D&D Essentials), but otherwise I’ve been waiting to see the entire product line before trying to review them.  Last weekend, I picked up the Monster Vault and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, and while I […]

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Essential Class Design

Originally, I was planning to post a review of the D&D Essentials line today, but I wasn’t happy with how that post was turning out.  Instead, I’m going to take a look at the changes to class design that Essentials has introduced.  Where almost all classes in previous supplements had followed the pattern established in […]

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Gen Con Results

I was completely unplugged during Gen Con and the past week, so I’ve just started reading through all of the news.  ENnies Awards It looks like Pathfinder did really well in the ENnies, but I was glad to see both BattleTech and Shadowrun winning awards.  The full list of winners is here. Prediction #1 – […]

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Gen Con Predictions

I’ve never been to Gen Con, and won’t be there this year either, but here are a few predictions for what will be announced. Product Line Building on Essentials I expect the Essentials line to be the new basis of D&D 4E.  The builds from Essentials will get support in new products and supplements will […]

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Confused about D&D Essentials

When I first saw mention of the upcoming D&D Essentials products, I thought that I had a pretty good idea about what they were going to be.  As I’ve read the previews though, I’ve gotten more and more confused about what the line’s goals are. When I first heard about D&D Essentials, my impression was […]